Types of Flexible Control Cable

There are many different kinds of cables out there. There are also a number of different options for flexible cables. They can be continuous flexible or just flexible. The difference between the regular and the CY versions of these Olflex® cables is that the CY version is shielded, while the other is not. The shielded version is only needed if there is a need for added protection. Or to prevent interference between wires that are going to be close to each other.

Olflex 110Olflex® 110 and 110CY

These cables feature thinly woven strands of copper multi conducting material that is designed to work even in harsh conditions. The Olflex® 110 cable is unshielded while the Olflex® 110CY cable has a shield around it. That is the only difference between the 110 and the 110CY cables. The cables also are color coded with black and white numbers; they also have green and yellow indicators for ground wires. Now the 110 and the 110CY cables are only CE approved. It is also the cheapest wire out of the types of control cables.

Olflex® 190 and 190CY
Olflex 190

The Olflex® 190 and the 190CY series are very similar. The only difference between the two is that the 190 is the unshielded version of the cable, while the 190CY is the shielded version of the cable. These cables are designed to be able to resist water based oils as well as artificial and mineral oils. The stranding of the inside conductor is considered Class 5 VDE 0295 of fine wire. The 190 and 190CY cables also have the same black wires with white numbers, and the green or yellow colored ground wires. The 190 and the 190CY cables UL, CSA and CE approved. They also have added flexibility and protection that the 110 cables do not have.

Olflex 890Olflex® 890

The Olflex® 890 and the 890CY cables are different from the 190 and the 110 cables. That is because the 890 series cables are continuous flex cable, which means that the cables are able to be used in machinery. The 190 and the 110 cables are flexible, but are not able to withstand moving while they are bent. The 890 and the 890CY can be used in robotics, cable pathways, machine powered tools, conveyor belts, flexing applications and other automatic tools. The 890 series has been approved to be able to handle up to 600 volts of electric power. The 890 cables are also approved by the UL, CSA and CE. With these cables being continuous flex, they are also more expensive than both the 190 and the 110 series cables.

The Olflex® cables no matter what kind you buy are made to be high quality. They are made with the best materials and are recommended by most professionals. The 110 cables are the cheapest and only have the CE approval. The 190 cables are more expensive but are also made better and have the UL, CSA and CE approvals. And the same goes for the 890 series cables. Even though the 110 cable does not have the same approvals does not make it a lesser quality.


Written by: WesBell Electronics, Inc.

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