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MVC-800 FireWire Cable Surpasses 11 Million Flex Cycles

Northwire Inc.


 OSCEOLA, WIS. —Northwire’s high-flex-life MVC-800 FireWire Cable for industrial environments surpassed 11 million flex cycles in rigorous bending, rolling and torsional tests. MVC-800 FireWire Cable is IEEE 1394b-rated. 

MVC-800 FireWire is offered in two versions: standard length, 4.5 meters (14.8 feet) or extended distance, up to 7 meters (23 feet). These rough service industrial-strength AWM-style cables are UL-recognized, CSA-approved and RoHS compliant. For optimal shielding, there is a 100-percent coverage foil/polyester tape shield with two drain wires and an overall tinned copper braid. The outer jacket is flexible oil-resistant TPE and the cable is flame rated to FT-1. Standard color is Northwire’s trademark matte dark green.

Northwire’s standardized flex-life tests include rolling and torsional flex as well as bending flex. The rolling and torsional flex testing method involves twisting cable—attached to a weight—360 degrees at approximately 30 cycles per minute. The bending flex (or tick-tock) test involves cable—with weight hanging on it—being flexed 90 degrees over a fixed nylon block. Each bending cycle is completed every two seconds.

Northwire is a member of the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), Robotic Industries Association (RIA) and the European Machine Vision Association (EMVA).

Custom-configured cable and variations are available for fast delivery in 15 days or less. For information on testing, products and samples, contact Northwire, Inc. at 1-800-468-1516, +1 715-294-2121. For other product information and technical assistance visit www.northwire.com/fc.

Northwire, Inc. is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of industrial-grade technical cable. Custom-configured design choices include paired, non-paired, triads, various shielding and grounding options, special insulation options, plus a large variety of conductor and jacket colors.

Northwire, Inc.
110 Prospect Way
Osceola, WI 54020
+1 715-294-2121




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