September 22, 2010 ‚Äì Alpha Wire upgraded its FIT Sleeving product family with rugged sleeving products that are designed for applications that demand superior abrasion resistance, high operating temperatures, and/or resistance to oils, solvents, and chemicals. Available in a varied assortment of wrappable, expandable, and non-expandable configurations, the new FIT rugged sleeving is ideal for military, industrial, and other potentially hazardous applications.The FIT rugged sleeving products are available in the following configurations:
Flexible, Semirigid Wrappable Sleeving: 10-mil PET braid, more flexible than spiral wrap or split convoluted tubing, available with an installation tool for fast and easy wrap-around installation. Flame resistant and flame retardant constructions available.
Advanced Performance Expandable Sleeving: 20-mil nylon polyamide monofilament for extreme abrasion resistance without losing flexibility or durability. Expandable to 150% and resists fuels, solvents, salt water, chemicals, and UV rays.
Advanced Chemical Resistance Expandable Sleeving: 8-mil polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) monofilaments for advanced acid, base, solvent, and fuel resistance. Ultra-lightweight with high abrasion resistance, expandable to 150%, and flame resistant.
Maximum Performance Expandable Sleeving: Flat 20-mil nylon filaments for superior coverage and abrasion resistance. Resists fuels, solvents, chemicals, salt water, and UV rays; smooth inner wall prevents internal abrasion damage.
Extreme Performance Sleeving: 16-mil PTFE filaments resists virtually all chemicals and UV rays. Features a wide temperature range of -70¬∞C to +280¬∞C, thermally stable with low outgassing, and suitable for plenum use.
Abrasion-Resistant Non-Expandable Nylon Sleeving: 45-mil tightly woven thick nylon for excellent abrasion resistance. Deflects high-pressure hose ruptures and resists fuels, chemicals, UV rays, rot, and vermin.