Cable Technology Feature Article
November 30, 2009
OKI Electric Cable Intros VEYOR-CABLE
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
OKI Electric Cable, a company providing various advanced communications cables, optical cables, and related electronic parts and equipment to the worldwide market, has reportedly introduced VEYOR-CABLE parallel robot cables, which let various high-flex robot cables be combined and bonded to meet specific customer requirements.
According to the company, the new VEYOR-CABLE parallel robot cables are designed to offer excellent flexibility and durability against sliding sufficient to withstand more than 50 million bending cycles*2 as verified by in-house testing. It uses an engineering-plastic-based elastomer adhesive for bridged bonding of cable sheaths.
This allows good flexibility and secure adhesion, which in turn permits the parallel configuration of cables that have different external diameters, as well as air tubes, PCV-sheath cables, and urethane cables made of different materials. The resulting range of potential products meets a broad range of customer needs, says the company.
In addition, the new robot cable system also significantly improves wiring efficiency and enables small-lot production of products to custom specifications. Its integrated production system manages all processes in-house, ranging from individual cable design to parallel configuration to the attachment of connectors to cable ends, allowing timely delivery at a reasonable cost.
"I am delighted with the development of this parallel robot cable,” said Takashi Hattori, President of OKI (News - Alert) Electric Cables, in a statement. “Since it offers superb flexibility and toughness, it allows parallel configuration of cables that have different external diameters, as well as cables made of different materials. As a result, this widens the range of potential products answers a wider range of customer needs."
Hattori said that OKI Electric Cable will continue to strive to develop new products offering ever-higher quality to meet the needs and requirements of each customer.
The company has begun the shipment of VEYOR-CABLE and is also at display at the International Robot Exhibition 2009 to be held at Tokyo Big Sight.
Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Amy Tierney