ELGIN, Ill.—Helukabel USA Inc. will release its newest control cable to join the Traycontrol family at the 2014 International Manufacturing Technology Show, Sept. 8-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
The Traycontrol 550 TPE is a flexible, oil-resistant control cable with blue or red colored conductors. The product is approved for open, unprotected installation in cable trays from power sources/control units to the machine, the company said.
It was developed to help offset the need for polyurethane cables in tray applications. Helukabel said the specialty blended thermoplastic elastomer has been designed to perform as well as standard PU cables with the added benefit of being able to transition from cable trays to free air.
The firm said the cable is available in 18 American wire gauge and 16 AWG of various conductor configurations with more sizes being added according to market needs. A shielded variant is available upon request.
Helukabel USA Inc. is the U.S. headquarters for Germany-based parent company Helukabel GmbH. The U.S. firm carries 3,600 wire and cable accessory line items in its 44,000-sq.-ft. facility near Chicago.