Cicoil's flexible, flat silicone cables are designed for use on autonomous subsea vehicles that require absolute reliability in mission-critical applications. Ideal in AUVs, RMVs, ROVs and underwater drones, these halogen-free and flame resistant (UL 94 V-0) cables provide an alternative to PVC, neoprene and polyurethane cables, the company says.
Cicoil utilizes a process of encasing individual components (power conductors, signal pairs, coax, Cat 5e, tubing) in a shock absorbing silicone jacket that renders them unaffected by repeated exposure to severe vibration, salt water, sea ice, arctic conditions, high heat, coarse sand, weld spark, physical shock, operational stress, chemicals, tidal currents and the rigors of rough seas.
The silicone is tear-resistant and will not deform or wear during a lifetime of more than 10 million cycles, even under tight bending radius and high-speed flexing conditions, the company says. The highly durable silicone is "self-healing" from small punctures, and cable jacket damage can be repaired in the field.
Standard single-conductor, multi-conductor and hybrid cables are available from stock in continuous lengths, cut to order, or as assemblies with connectors. In addition, Cicoil offers anti-friction coating options, custom shapes and fan-out cables by request.
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