HUBER+SUHNER is supplementing its existing range of silicon-free RADOX® anti-capillary cables with new cross-sections. To date, HUBER+SUHNER has offered 0.5, 0.75, 1.0 and 1.5 mm2 cross-sections. The company has now added 0.35, 2, 2.5, 4 and 6 mm2 to its range.
The anti-capillary single conductor forms part of the product range for road vehicles. Inside the cable conductor, a grease-like filling material prevents the capillary effect in the core. This stops liquids in the vehicle, such as oil, water or AdBlue, being conveyed and prevents damage to the electronics and sensors at the other end.
The grease-like filling material is a compound developed by HUBER+SUHNER that is produced in the company’s own compounding facility in Switzerland. Since it is silicone free, it does not form an undesirable foam when it comes into contact with transmission fluid. The compound can also withstand the electron-beam crosslinking process and, as a result, these cables also feature an electron-beam crosslinked RADOX® insulating material. They are particularly resistant to high and low temperatures, ozone and weathering, and are characterised by their excellent abrasion resistance.
The anti-capillary cable can be connected to a connector or other contact areas using conventional crimp, soldering or ultrasonic welding processes. Since a liquid-blocking barrier is provided inside the cable itself, expensive and complicated sealed connectors or bushings can be replaced.
The new cable cross-sections will enable HUBER+SUHNER to satisfy increased demand for barrier-sealed copper cables in the motor industry.