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Belden presents new Lumberg Automation Robotic product program

1/28/2013

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has launched a new Robotic product program for the Lumberg Automation range in the EMEA region. The Lumflex STL 500 is a UL-certified, four-pole control cable with a torsional strength of +/- 720° per meter. It is also fire-retardant, resistant to lubricants, acids, alkalis and UV radiation, and capable of withstanding welding sparks. The operating temperature range is -45°C to +80°C. This control cable is available on drums of 100 or 500 m and with molded IP67-rated M8 and M12 connectors (straight or angled, with or without wiring). The versions with molded connectors at one end are available in lengths of 2, 5, 10, 15 and 20 m. Those with molded connectors at both ends can be obtained in combinations of M8/M8 and M12/M12 and with standard lengths of 0.3, 0.6, 1, 1.5, 2 and 5 m. Thanks to hundreds of different standard molded connector versions, individual lengths of cable, and a broad range of field-attachable connectors, the Robotic product program has the ideal solution for almost any automation application that requires reliable wiring of industrial robots or electrical/electronic modules. Customer-specific versions can also be supplied.

With a halogen-free jacket of black polyurethane (PUR), the STL 500 control cable has a diameter of 5.1 mm. The four copper conductors are color-coded brown, white, blue and black (in a clockwise direction) and have a cross-section diameter of 0.34 mm². An aramid core prevents the conductors from sticking to each other or to the jacket, so ensuring optimum strain relief. The control cable can carry an operating voltage of up to 500 V.

Because the junction between the connector contacts and leads is completely enclosed in insulating plastic, the molded control cables guarantee reliable contact. This eliminates problems such as depressed pins or sporadic vibration-related short circuits. What's more, the molding ensures tight connections even when cables are subject to strain or compression.