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future NFPA 79 requirements. Low smoke, zero halogen requirements, which are pretty common in Europe, are finding their way into the US
As motormarket,
and control
products
are enhanced
and industry
standards
are enacted,
more
industrial
in certain
applications.
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stem
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objectives
in testing between Europe and North America (UL/CSA).
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to VFD counterparts
for applications
that
require the use Mylar
of tape continues to revolve around the issue of cost and
Furthermore,
ongoing
between copper
tape and braid
shield/aluminum
motors.
VFD
cables
are
quickly
replacing
not
only
standard
AC
and
DC
motors
for
most
mechanical performance, i.e. cable flexibility.
industrial
but replacing
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options
as well.
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main
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for
this
change
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monitoring
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speed
and
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positioning.
replacing
not only standard AC and DC motors for most industrial applications, but replacing pneumatic and hydraulic power options as well. The
main reason for
this change is easier monitoring and better control of motor speed and positioning.
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Products

Description

TOPFLEX® 600 VFD

Fixed installation. 4 conductor (3 power and a ground)

TOPFLEX® 650 VFD

Fixed installation. 4 conductor with one or two control pairs for motor
feedback or brake. UL tray cable 1277 and WTTC 2277 approved.

TOPSERV® 600 VFD

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brake. UL Tray cable approved WTTC.

TOPSERV® PVC

Fixed installation. OEM-branded products for multiple motor
manufacturers. UL AWM approved.

TOPFLEX® Motor EMV 103

Polyethylene insulation, 1000 V AWM style, low capacitance cable.

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manufacturers. UL AWM approved.

TOPFLEX® 1000 VFD

Symmetrical ground construction (3 power and 3 grounds). UL tray cable
1277 and WTTC 2277 approved.

TOPFLEX® 2 kV

Same as TOPFLEX® 1000 VFD but copper tape in lieu of copper braid and
UL tray cable rated for up to 2000 V.

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of the products it supplies signal, data and power to. HELUKABEL® will continue to
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One thing for certain is that cable products
will always be changing to address the needs
of the products it supplies signal, data and
power to. HELUKABEL® will continue to
develop cable products to handle these
changes to stay at the forefront of
technological enhancements.

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