Formable cable assemblies
In applications with limited space, formstable and pre-bent cables and assemblies make life easier by facilitating quick and convenient installation with stable and repeatable quality. They come with either a tubular outer conductor, ideal for customised configurations, or a tin soaked braid, perfect for individual hand form routing.
Thanks to its 100% solid outer conductor, the products stand out from commonly braided cables by providing superior RF shielding, outstanding VSWR and PIM performance.
Sucoform microwave coaxial cables offer distinct mechanical advantages over semi-rigid cables. They are based on the same design as the standard PTFE insulated semi-rigid cables, but have a tin-soaked copper braid for the outer conductor, giving them outstanding hand-formability. These cables combine the excellent characteristics of semi-rigid cables with those of flexible coaxial cables. Thanks to their small bending radii, they allow space saving routing and packaging.
Cobra-flex is a high performance semi-rigid cable which utilise a seamless outer conductor to provide excellent RF shielding. The convoluted design gives this cable excellent phase tracking characteristics over temperature due to minimal dielectric migration. These cables are offered with many options including tin-plated outer conductor, copper clad steel centre conductor for low thermal conductivity in cryogenic applications.
The semi-rigid cable is unique in that it is easily bent to finished shape and still maintains its set after bending. This property makes it ideal for use with automated bending equipment as well as hand forming by bending tools.