- October 01, 2014
October 1, 2014: Cicoil announces Dual Shielded Flat Cables that provide multi-layer shielding options that protect cables from unwanted EMI/RFI issues, even in continuous flexing applications. The double shielded design is comprised of an inner foil shield that provides 100% coverage and an overall tinned copper braid with 90% coverage. A durable, yet flexible PFA insulation is layered between each shield, which protects the inner foil shield from making contact with the outer tinned copper braid. In addition, the foil shield is isolated from damage caused by mechanical stress, vibration and continuous motion. Cicoil’s computer-controlled extrusion process allows each dual shielded pair to be placed in a flat parallel profile, precisely controlling the inner component spacing, jacket thickness and the overall cable shape. This ensures that each of the individually shielded pairs do not rub against each other, wear during operation and provide optimum EMI/RFI suppression. This combination of features makes Cicoil’s flat, double shielded cables an excellent alternative to single shielded or individually shielded round cables. The compact, flame retardant cable is free of contaminants & halogens, and is engineered to provide uninterrupted data transmission reliability, space efficiency and consistent electrical characteristics. The proprietary Flexx-Sil jacket is also self-healing from small punctures and is impervious to long term exposure to water, ice, steam, UV light, ozone, sunlight, radiation, humidity, fungus, temperature extremes (-65°C to +260°C), coarse sand, autoclave and many chemicals. Cables are available in continuous lengths, break-outs, custom shapes for very tight spaces, cut to order, or as assemblies, complete with connectors of your choice, 100% tested and inspected for peak electrical performance, quality and reliability. Cicoil's Dual Shielded Cables are UL & CSA Recognized, CE Conforming, RoHS & REACH Compliant, Class 1 Clean Room Rated and are manufactured in an automated, climate controlled environment, with strict quality and inspection controls.