Flexible Cable

The Difference between Flex and Flexible Cable

Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

You may hear the terms flex cable and flexible cable, but what is the difference?  Simply put, flexible cable is any cable is pliable and easy to bend while a flex or flexing cable is designed for a certain amount of flex life cycles during an application’s runtime, such as a pick and place device.  A flexible cable would be used for an application where easy routing is desired and the cable does not have to move in any flexing motion.

Our Series V-Flex Flexible VFD Cable is a flexible cable that helps the end user in easy routing and installation for a motors and drives application while our Series XM Flex Control Cable needs to do continuous flex movements for flex track installations or something like a conveyor system.  To learn more about our flex or flexible cables, please contact your local sales representative.


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