EMI Sleeving for Your Cables

Electrical hazards lead to more than 300 deaths and 4,000 injuries among U.S. workers every year. Currently, electrocution is the sixth leading cause of workplace deaths in America. There are preventative measures that can be taken with wiring and other cables to avoid any possible hazards to people and the cables themselves. Educating oneself about the dangers of wiring and what you can do to prevent injury or death from electrical hazards is extremely important, and purchasing a safety cable kit may be the solution you need.

Local safety cable kit assemblies are used on aircraft, trains, military vehicles, cars, buses, satellites, space shuttles; everywhere power or communications are needed.

A cable assembly is comprised of the following:

1. Wire (with core)
2. Jacket covering wire (can be made from different materials based on need)
3. Connectors at the end
4. Our sleeving goes on top of this assembly
5. Silicone tape can be used to secure it

When installation isn’t conducted properly, an overcurrent can occur. An overcurrent occurs in an electrical circuit when the normal load current is exceeded. There are two basic forms of overcurrents: overloads and short circuits. The use of fuses and circuits breakers protect workers, consumers, and equipment when dangerous overcurrents occur. A 100% rated circuit breaker is intended for continuous operation at 100% of its marked rating, meaning it will carry 100% of the rated current without overheating or tripping.

EMI Shielding is used in a wide range of applications, and the EMI Shielding market is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 5.5% between 2018 and 2024. Even aerospace and defense engineers opt for innovative EMI and RFI shielding solutions to protect mission-critical systems from deliberate and unplanned electronics emissions. Shielding is needed to combat the effects of EMI. A basic safety cable kit could be the preventative measure you need to take to protect your home, business or peers from dangerous overcurrents, overheating or tripping.

EMI/RFI radiates from an electronic source in a wave-like pattern. In addition to the increasing number of “sources” creating signals, smaller and faster electronic devices create smaller and faster waves, making them increasingly difficult to block. This is why off-the-shelf cable assemblies don’t always represent a wise investment.

So when looking into the logistics behind cable sheathing or a safety cable kit, there are several options to choose from. There’s the EMI/RFI cable sheathing as detailed above. There’s also PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) which is widely used in electrical cable construction for insulation, bedding and sheathing.It’s considered to be one of the most versatile of the common thermoplastics due to the fact that its properties can be easily modified – although PVC is inherently hard and rigid it is easily modified with plasticizers, stabilizers, lubricants and various other ingredients and fillers that aid processing and enhance various properties. It is also easy to process and recycle when used as a thermoplastic type.

When you’re looking for sleeve installation for your wires and cables, whether it is abrasion resistant sleeving, expandable braid sleeving, water repellent treatment, etc., it is important to consider what sheathing would suit your needs best.

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