Nexans has extended its well established MOTIONLINE range of automation cables with a new design that ensures total reliability and long life in the harsh environments and higher temperatures that are a growing challenge in industrial installations. The MOTIONLINE Servo Motor Premium 90° cables are capable of continuous long- term operation at temperatures up to 90°C, while offering the same dynamic performance and dimensions as standard cables. They are ideally suited to fast-moving automation applications such as drag chains and machine tools.
Nexans is presenting the MOTIONLINE Servo Motor Premium 90° cables at the virtual SPS Smart Production Solutions event, the new digital industry meeting point for the international automation industry.
More diverse industries are robotizing operations and high-performance cables continue to play a major role in this evolution. To support this evolution, Nexans offers a wide range of cable products for robotics and automation that conform to all major international safety standards.
“Standard automation cables rated for 80°C have served the automation industry well. But new generation applications require a higher temperature rating to provide a wider safety margin. Otherwise there is an increased risk of breakdowns that can result in costly losses in productivity. That was one driver for the development of our MOTIONLINE Servo Motor Premium 90° cables that provide our automation customers with enhanced reliability”, says Andreas Rietz, Nexans Global Product Manager Automation.
The need for the higher temperature rating results from a number of factors that occur in modern factories. First, there is the trend to replace metal connectors with smaller, over-molded plastic connectors that have poorer heat transmission. Second, connectors and cables are being installed closer together, increasing the amount of heat generated within an often-confined space. Furthermore, the increased, fast-changing frequency and voltage in the cables puts the insulation material under a continuous high stress.
The challenge for Nexans was to develop an automation cable that could withstand continuous operation at 90°C without increasing its dimensions or impacting its mechanical properties and especially dynamic performance the capability to survive millions of bending cycles at high acceleration rates without failure. Following an extensive R&D and testing program, the answer was found by using an improved polyolefin-based insulation compound.
The MOTIONLINE Servo Motor Premium 90° cables are rated for applications up to 1000 V and are available with or without a signal pair with cross sections up to 50 mm². They are UL approved, flame retardant (IEC 60332-1-2, UL Cable Flame, CSA, FT1), oil resistant (EN 50363-10-2, EN 60811-2-1), silicon and PVC free and conform to Reach RoHS-II and CE.
As a global leader in advanced cabling and connectivity solutions, Nexans (nexans.com) brings energy to life through an extensive range of best-in-class products and innovative services. For over 120 years, innovation has been the company’s hallmark, enabling Nexans to drive a safer, smarter and more efficient future together with its customers. Today, the Nexans Group is committed to facilitating energy transition and supporting the exponential growth of data by empowering its customers in four main business areas: Building & Territories (including utilities, smart grids, emobility), High Voltage & Projects (covering offshore wind farms, submarine interconnections, land high voltage), Telecom & Data (covering data transmission, telecom networks, hyperscale data centers, LAN), and Industry & Solutions (including renewables, transportation, Oil & Gas, automation, and others).
Corporate Social Responsibility is a guiding principle of Nexans’ business activities and internal practices. In 2013 Nexans became the first cable provider to create a Foundation supporting sustainable initiatives bringing access to energy to disadvantaged communities worldwide. The Group’s commitment to developing ethical, sustainable and high-quality cables drives its active involvement within several leading industry associations, including Europacable, The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) or CIGRE to mention a few.
Nexans employs more than 26,000 people with industrial footprint in 34 countries and commercial activities worldwide. In 2017, the Group generated 6.4 billion euros in sales.
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