TURCK Introduces FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus Cables Rated for Open Wiring, No Conduit Required | Automation.com

TURCK Introduces FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus Cables Rated for Open Wiring, No Conduit Required

December 072004
TURCK Introduces FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus Cables Rated for Open Wiring, No Conduit Required
Minneapolis, MN – TURCK announces that their FOUNDATION™ fieldbus cables are now rated for Open Wiring. TURCK is currently the only manufacture that has obtained this rating. This rating applies to the standard 490 and 496 cables which meet the specifications for fieldbus Type A physical media as defined by IEC 1158-2 and ISA-S50.02.

Type ITC cable, or Instrumentation Tray Cable, provides a cost effective alternative for installation of transmitters in the field. The standard cables, with just a PVC jacket can now be installed as open wiring up to 50 ft. (15 m). This type of open wiring installation is typically reserved for cables with metal clad (MC) armor. The quality construction of the standard cables meets the crush and impact resistance of UL 2250 open wiring. No more conduit, armor cable, struts, angles or channels. This new rating provides the ultimate simplicity of connecting field instruments.

From the NEC Handbook, Published 2004...

Article 727.4 (6), allows ITC cable to be used... "as open wiring between cable tray and equipment in lengths not to exceed 15 m (50 ft) where the cable complies with the crush and impact requirements of Type MC cable and is identified for such use. The cable shall be supported and secured at intervals not exceeding 1.8 m (6 ft)."

TURCK is a leading supplier of advanced control solutions to help manufacturers improve their automated processes, products and profits. For other TURCK products or technical information, please contact: Application Support-Toll free: 800-544-PROX (7769). Visit us on the web www.turck.com, or Email: [email protected].

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