Control Cable Designed for Transport Applications

13th October 2006
ES Admin
Lapp has expanded its ÖLFLEX cable range with the launch of TRAFFIC, a new generation of high performance, halogen-free control cables. Developed by Lapp to satisfy the specific cabling demands of the rail sector, TRAFFIC also provides a safe and effective solution for any application where flexible, reduced diameter and lightweight control cables are required, for example, lighting systems, door opening controls and air conditioning units.
The cable offers superior resistance to mechanical, thermal and chemical stresses courtesy of its electron beam cross-linked insulation. The cable is also extremely robust, UV-resistant and can withstand temperatures as low as - 45 and as high as 120°C. Furthermore, it has a high level of flexibility and features the latest ‘thin-wall’ technology, making it very lightweight and easy to handle, even in restricted space conditions.

A key priority in Lapp’s development of TRAFFIC was to satisfy international railway performance and safety standards. In fact the requirements of British (BS), French (NF), German (VDE) and European (EN) standards were all taken into account during the development process and the cable has been tested and certified by VDE. In addition to being halogen-free, TRAFFIC has excellent fire resistance properties, is low smoke and offers low generation of toxic gases in the event of a fire. As such, TRAFFIC can be safely specified for fixed and protected cable runs in ducts, trays and conduits, both internally and externally, on railway carriages, trams and buses, and for associated wiring switchgear, inverters and distributors.

Commenting on this new member to the ÖLFLEX family, Andy Kotas, Marketing Manager of Lapp Ltd, says: “TRAFFIC is designed to combine the benefits of ultra high performance with ease of handling. Whether stripping insulation or cutting back to connect, we believe our customers will find it much quicker and easier to work with than previously available traffic cables.”

As well as offering a safe and reliable cabling option for the transport sector, TRAFFIC can be used
to connect components such as loudspeakers, fans and control panels between frequency inverters and motors.

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