Better Wire Management Means Better Harnesses

Posted on Monday, July 6, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

Bringing order to wire harnesses and cable routing means a system that is more reliable, easier to fabricate, and simpler to maintain.  Our woven sleeves are tough and flexible.  Our braided shields are effective and easy to use for additional EMI protection or a ground connection.  Let’s go through the various FIT wire management tools that help keep those harnesses in working order!

Flexible PTFE Tubing (TFT-200 Thin-Wall Tubing TFT-250 Standard-Wall Tubing):  To improve the reliability of cable harnesses, PTFE tubing provides a heat and abrasion resistant wire insulator under the most adverse conditions.  With an unmatched temperature range, exceptional abrasion resistance, and excellent dielectric properties, it maintains flexibility over its entire temperature range.

PVC-Coated Fiberglass Sleeving (PIF-130):  PIF-130 sleeving is a woven fiberglass braid impregnated with a heat-resistant, extremely tough, abrasion-resistant and flexible plastic insulation.  The fiberglass is treated to remove all organic matter and resist fraying.  The sleeving is completely compatible with all insulation and conductor types.

Uncoated Fiberglass Sleeving (PIF-240):  PIF-240 sleeving is extremely flexible and abrasion resistant.  It is ideal for applications requiring operation up to 648°C.  It is heat treated to remove all organic matter, and it is completely compatible with all insulation and conductor types.

Acrylic-Coated Fiberglass Sleeving (AF-155):  AF-155 is a specially designed fiberglass sleeving coated with a thermally stable, flexible, acrylic resin for wire and cable protection in electrical equipment.  The most economical and versatile of all coated sleeving products, it offers high heat resistance, extreme flexibility, and resistance to cracking, abrasion, cut-though, and chemicals.

Silicone-Coated Fiberglass Sleeving (PIF-200, SF-200): PIF-200 and SF-200 sleeving offers high heat and superior electrical characteristics in a closely woven, braided fiberglass, uniformly coated with silicone rubber.  It provides low temperature flexibility to -70°C and heat protection to 200°C.  The fiberglass sleeving material is heat-set, cuts cleanly, and will not fray.  Additionally, It is easy to “pushback” and form over components, connections, and cables.

The next blog entry will include more FIT wire management tools that are ideal for harness stability.


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