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Tips for installation

No doubt you want to install your sensor/actuator cabling in the best way possible. Whether in a harsh industrial environment, for a long service life or primarily to reduce costs.

Bending radius

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: bending radius  

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: bending radius

In the case of mobile installation, a generous bending radius can be advantageous.

Please note that the greater the bending radius, the lower the voltages that occur as a result of any movement.

The result is an increased cable service life. The minimum cable-specific bending radii must be taken into consideration.

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Loads

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: loads  

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: loads

Ensure there is a sufficient cable loop at the connection point. This prevents the material from becoming prematurely worn.

In the case of additional loads, there is sufficient clearance for voltages to be absorbed.

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Mobile installation

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: cable length  

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: cable length

In the case of mobile installation, make sure that the cable length is sufficient to adequately absorb tensile loads.

The appropriate cable length can be achieved using cable loops and C drag chains, for example.

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Cables in power track chains

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: cables in power track chains  

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: cables in power track chains

Cables with the same diameter should be laid individually and loosely next to each other within power track chains.

If the diameters differ, isolating segments or bridges should be installed to ensure a long service life.

Distribution of cables

Install heavy-duty cables outdoors. Our light sensor/actuator cables should be installed indoors.

Ideally, strain relief should be provided at both ends of the cable. However, it must at least be provided at the moving end of the drag chain.

Free movement within the radius of curvature

Make sure that the cables are able to move completely freely within the radius of curvature. This prevents forced guidance of the drag chain.

Important: when laying the cables, observe the information provided by the drag chain manufacturer.

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Cable bundling

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: cable bundling  

Installation of sensor/actuator cabling: cable bundling

When bundling individual cables, make sure that the cables can move freely so that they will not become deformed.

Bridges are used to lay round cables with outside diameters that vary greatly.

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