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2021-06-29

Sensor Technology: Small dimensions for utmost precision with Flexa

This range of Flexas’ metal conduit, with their tiny dimensions - perfectly meet the high precision requirements defined for sensor technologies. These conduits can also be applied in optoelectronics, fibre optic technologies, and technical endoscopy.

The devices can be coated with different materials and can be fitted with appropriate threaded joints.

This range includes products with strip-wound, S profile, PVC/PU sheathing, double overlapped profiles, helix made of stainless steel, fibreglass braiding, silicone-rubber sheathing, and flat steel helix. In addition, Flexa can offer you a customised protective conduit specially based on a range of materials, colours and structure!

Reasons to choose flexa

Flexa develops and produces cable protection devices to feed cables and wires into machines or panels in a confined space. Their range includes metal and plastic conduit systems made to match your requirements. 

No matter which protective conduit system you require, Flexa can supply the ultimate solutions. They offer cable protection devices made of plastics or metal, including the appropriate connectors featuring any customary type of thread. Flexas’ products are liquid-tight, resistant to solvents and UV light, or coated with silicone. They can be used at temperatures between – 60°C and +600°C and are approved for up to IP 69K. Flexas’ cable protection systems protect data lines against electromagnetic impacts and safeguard laser-optical wave guides against physical damage. In a clinical setting, they meet the strictest hygienic requirements and are easy to sterilise.

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The product range

SPR

  • Protective metal conduit
  • Strip wound
  • S profile
  • Galvanised steel
  • Properties include highly flexible, stretch resistant, lateral compression resistant.
  • -50°C … +250°C
  • Protection class [acc. to EN 60529]: IP 40

SPR-VA

  • Protective metal conduit
  • Strip wound
  • S profile
  • Stainless steel
  • Properties include highly flexible, stretch resistant, lateral compression resistant
  • -200°C … +600°C
  • Protection class [acc. to EN 60529]: IP 40

SPR-PVC | SPR-VA-PVC

  • Protective metal conduit
  • Strip-wound, s profile
  • PVC sheathing
  • Cold strip galvanised | PVC
  • -25°C ... +90°C ^ +100°C
  • Protection class [acc. to EN 60529]: IP 68
  • Properties: weatherproof, watertight, widely resistant to seawater, acids and oils, free of silicone and cadmium, very flexible, stretch-resistant, compression-resistant
  • Non-flame propagating acc. to DIN EN IEC 61386-23 (VA)

SPR-VA-PU

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SPR-PVC-ESD

  • Protective metal conduit
  • Strip-wound
  • S profile
  • Electrically conductive PVC sheathing, V2 (UL 94)
  • Stainless steel | PVC
  • -25°C ... +80°C ^ +100°C
  • Protection class [acc. to EN 60529]: IP68
  • Properties: weatherproof, watertight, widely resistant to seawater, acids and oils, free of silicone and cadmium, very flexible, stretch-resistant, compression-resistant

FLEXAgraff-VA

  • Protective metal conduit
  • Strip-wound
  • Double-overlapped profile (Agraff)
  • Stainless steel
  • -200°C – +600°C
  • Protection class [acc. to EN 60529]: IP 40
  • Properties include very flexible, stretch resistant, lateral compression resistant.

PS-VA | PSL-VA

  • Special protective conduit
  • Helix made of stainless steel
  • Fibreglass braiding
  • Silicone rubber sheathing
  • Stainless steel V2A | Braiding: fibreglass | Sheathing: silicone-rubber
  • -50°C ... +180°C
  • Protection class [acc. to EN 60529]: IP 68
  • Properties: flexible, air and liquid-tight, temperature resistant, low flammability, no appearance of toxic and corrosive fire gases, widely resistant to solvents and chemicals, free of halogen and cadmium

FDW-VA

  • Special protective conduit 
  • stainless steel
  • -200°C ... +600°C
  • Properties: flexible, temperature resistant, widely resistant to solvents and chemicals

Applications

Flexa products are suitable for the following requirements:

  • Fully automatic tubing machines
  • Wire winding machines
  • Automatic winders
  • Braiding machines
  • Extruders
  • Production plant for corrugated tubes
  • Spiral winding machines
  • Hose production machines
  • Semi-automatic bar machines
  • Injection moulding machines 

Most of these products fall under the applications of: Opto-electronics, beam wave guide technology; technical endoscopy; sensor technology and even measuring instruments.

Sectors where they may be used:

  • Plant constructions
  • Automation
  • Robotics
  • Medical devices

Past projects that have used Flexa products:

Temperature sensors; photoelectronic sensors and glass fibre optic cables; cold and heat test bench; portable flowmeters; security and alarm technology and opening solutions plus many more uses in the future…

For more information and technical advice, contact the Panel team at [email protected] or call +44 (0)116 284 9900.

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