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PoE – power via a network cable

Julian Dymek | 13. January 2020

Power Over Ethernet (PoE) is a function that makes it possible to transmit electrical power as well as data via an Ethernet cable. The advantages are considerable as an additional cable for power supply is not necessary. Devices such as WiFi access points and IP web cams can therefore be connected to the infrastructure and […]

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Is there anything to monitor the condition of cables?

igu-blog-adm | 9. July 2019

With CF.Q, CF.D and CF.P, igus has three sensors in the product range that are designed for chainflex cables. CF.Q is the sensor for the electrical specifications of chainflex cables Belongs to prevention of crash and can be used without an additional module Indicates changes in the electrical properties In the event of a fault, […]

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Is there a difference between control cables and motor cables?

Marco Thull | 8. July 2019

The basic difference is to be found in the voltage class of the cores in the cable. Control cables usually have a voltage class of 300 V/500 V and motor cables have a voltage class of 600 V/1000 V. Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!

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Why are cables wound in bundles?

Marco Thull | 8. July 2019

Cables with layered strands, 7 or more cores and a cross section of >1.0 mm² are especially at risk on long travels: The so-called corkscrew effect. This has an adverse effect on the cable’s overall structure and core breakages can occur. Cores wound in bundles counter this effect. Cable bundles with previously layered strands and […]

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What is important about a cable shield in moving applications?

Marco Thull | 8. July 2019

This depends on what kind of movement is involved. If torsional movement is involved, winding the shield around the stranding element is the most durable approach. In the case of movement in an energy chain, a very flat braiding angle is best because the braiding can open and close like a pair of scissors when […]

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