Below is a list of several examples of special applications by cableforce. Just click on any one for more detail.
At field level, Cableforce is the specialist in the connection of sensors/ actuators as well as their power supply, for hundreds of different standard molded connectors, individual lengths of cable, and a broad range of field-installable connectors. The product program has the ideal solution for virtually all automation applications that require reliable wiring of industrial robots, I/O boxes or sensor/ actuators, including customer and application specific versions, to provide the advantage of higher flexibility.
Production meets logistics: Automation today stretches right up to the top shelf of a high-bay warehouse. The connection solution from Cableforce enables high performance, reliability and cost effectiveness. With our wide range of high-quality cable and connectors, combined with qualified service and support, we are the reliable, long-term partner for your applications and plant design in package conveyor logistic system.
Cableforce offers highly robust connectors and flexible cable for signal transmission, data communication networks and power supply of devices suited for Material Handling and Robotic applications.
Cableforce cabling for control and data transmission has a number of key advantages, delivering cost savings and customized cable solution: it supports all relevant industrial communication protocols, is UL-certified, fire-retardant, resistant to lubricants, acids, alkalis and UV radiation. The cables are designed for 5~8 millions of bending cycles and up to +/- 720°per meter high torsion stress which enables the cable to support bidirectional robotic axis rotation.
In transportation, networks need to operate efficiently in a harsh environment that requires special performance and a high degree of resilience. Cableforce industrial cable and connectors are designed to operate in humid conditions, in high and low temperatures, small spaces, meeting highest standards for redundancy, reliability, data security and long distances.
NMEA 2000 is a plug-and-play communications standard used for connecting marine sensors and display units within ships and boats. Communication runs at 250 kilobits-per-second and allows any sensor to talk to any display unit or other device compatible with NMEA 2000 protocols. Electrically, NMEA 2000 is compatible with the CAN-Busused on road vehicles and fuel engines. The examples of marine electronic devices to include in a network are GPS receivers, auto pilots, wind instruments, depth sounders, navigation instruments, engine instruments, and nautical chart plotters.
There are generally two types of NMEA 2000 cabling systems, Micro and Mini. The Micro cable system is generally used for smaller networks requiring less power (i.e., less than 4amps per network leg) while the Mini cable systemis used for larger networks (i.e., more than 4 amps but less than 8 amps per leg).
Cableforce have developed the N2K drop-line 22AWG+24AWG cable and connectors as well as N2K Trunk-line (15AWG+18AWG) Mini cable & connectors, includes: the Trunk line and Drop Line cables, panel mount connectors, Tee Connectors, Terminators, Power-tap Tee Cables etc…
Double-ended cordsets are used for trunk or drop lines and make for a secure connection and simple time saving installation. The connector sare keyed for error-free connection and they are waterproof for continued operation even while submerged in the water.
A Tee is used to tap into the trunk line for adding a drop connection. T-Connectors are used to connect a NMEA 2000 device to the NMEA 2000 backbone; it is an adaptor or splitter between the Trunk line and Drop line. The T-Connector splits wires into 2 separate connectors, allowing installation of two single-channel input or output devices to each port of hardwired distribution box. Connectors are available with parallel circuits, which allow input or output signals to run or trigger devices simultaneously.
A Powertap Tee is connected to a network backbone just like any Tee but rather than connecting a device their purpose is to provide “BUS” power.Cableforce Powertap Tee uniquely provides two power inputs permitting doubled power provision for devices.
The Micro Bulkhead is installed on the devices enclosure panel as the drop cables receptacle.
Field-attachable connectors allow you to make field connections to bulk cable (see diagram). The color-coded screw terminals match the individual wire colors found within the bulk cable for error-free field installation.
Two termination resistors are required on every NMEA 2000 network, one on each end of the trunk line. Normally,a male termination is used since male pins tend to point back to the power source. In cases where the gender is reversed, a female terminator may be required.The inline terminator is used where the network is terminated at aproduct, for example a GPS or weather station at the top of a mast.
The double-ended cordsets are used for trunk lines. The connectors are keyed for error-free connection and they are waterproof for continued operation even while submerged in the water.
The Mini Bulkhead is installed on the devices enclosure panel as the trunk cables receptacle.
Micro bulk cable is primarily used as drop cable,but it can also be used atthe trunk line depending on network power requirements. Bulk cable with field-attachable connectors allows for maximum flexibility as cables can be made on the job to exact lengths.