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SPS IPC Drives 2018

Cable technologies for factory automation

Leoni presents cable technologies for factory automation at this year’s SPS IPC Drives 2018 trade fair in Nuremberg (Germany) in hall 2, booth 230. The portfolio also includes CAN cables.

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There is constant demand for cables used in such safety-related areas as shipbuilding that are capable of transmitting all necessary power and signal values in the event of a fire. Leoni, provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, has developed various Cat 6, Cat 6A, and Cat 7 cables for this purpose, which maintain the data characteristics when exposed to fire for at least 180 minutes. To ensure this circuit integrity, the cable design provides for polyethylene insulation being directly extruded onto the copper wire and fireproof mica tape wound around the thermoplastic insulation.

Leoni has also developed cables for potentially explosive atmospheres that fulfill the requirements of the applicable standards. Here, the company provides for example CAN cables that feature data transmission properties. In the event of fire, they protect persons and property by reducing the possible gas flow through the cable. Besides this, the company has also developed other cables for example for use in such building automation applications as the control of blinds, to regulate heating and for alarm systems.


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