Cables withstand extreme temperatures and chemicals

Impervious to oils, solvents, chemicals, acids and fuels, Alpha Wire’s Xtra-Guard 5 cables suit Class 1 cleanroom environments. They are also FDA-recognised for food and medical-grade applications, points out distributor Aerco. Supra-Shield options protect the cables against EMI.

The Xtra-Guard 5 cables are part of Alpha Wire’s field-proven Xtra-Guard range of cables for challenging and extreme environments and applications. They offer a temperature range of -80 to +200 degree C and are impervious to chemicals, oil, solvents, acids, fuels and water.  In addition, they tend to be 20 to 30 per cent smaller in diameter than conventional cables due to the excellent dielectric strength of FEP, claims the company.

As well as Class 1 cleanrooms, found in semiconductor, biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device production they can be used in critical processes involved in aerospace, military and the optics industry.  When sterilised, Xtra-Guard 5 cables can be used in the manufacturing processes for food products, beverage wash-down and medical grade applications. They are also suited to the production process involved in military electronics and mining instrumentation.

The Xtra-Guard 5 range includes 300V multi-conductor and multi-pair cables, both in unshielded, foil shielded and Supra-Shield Foil + Braid options. The cables have low-friction, FEP jackets for easy routing and Aramid fibre ripcords to enable easy jacket stripping.   

Available jacket colours include tan, beige, white, red, black, blue, green, yellow and orange for fast, easy identification, safety, and colour matching to systems.   All jacket colours have ultra-violet light stability.

The range is UL and CSA listed, has flame resistance and low smoke generation to NFPA 262-2007.


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