Alpha Wire Expands EcoGen Product Line
Alpha Wire has unveiled the latest additions to its growing environmentally friendly product offering: EcoCable and EcoFlex. Utilizing the innovative 100%-recyclable MPPE insulation found in EcoWire, EcoCable and EcoFlex are designed to be up to 65% lighter and 47% smaller, with up to 91% lower outgassing than traditional PVC cable. The two control cables are non-halogenic and contain no heavy metal pigments, allowing them to meet RoHS and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements.
“Since the launch of EcoWire three years ago, customers have asked us for a multi-conductor version that retains all the size benefits of EcoWire. In EcoCable and EcoFlex, we are able to offer two styles that are really the first of their kind in the cable industry,” said Kristen Berard, product manager at Alpha Wire. “The combination of space savings, weight savings, and recyclability is unheard of in control cables.”
EcoCable offers space savings of up to 47% compared to traditional PVC control cable. For example, a 22 AWG PVC insulated cable has a diameter of 0.502 inches (12.75mm). The equivalent EcoCable has a diameter of 0.219 inches (5.56mm). Its counterpart EcoFlex offers space savings of up to 32% versus PVC and is rated for up to 1 million flex cycles.
The initial EcoCable offering is a UL AWM 21510 and CSA-rated cable available in sizes ranging from 24 AWG (0.28mm²) to 14 AWG (2.08 mm²) and in 100-foot and 1000-foot lengths. EcoCable is suitable for use in NFPA79 applications and is RoHS- and REACH-compliant. Its temperature range of -50°C to +105°C exceeds that of standard PVC cable.
EcoFlex is a UL AWM 21819 and CSA-rated flexible control cable available in sizes ranging from 28 AWG (0.09mm²) to 10 AWG (5.32mm²). It’s offered in 100-foot and 1000-foot lengths, with bulk available for larger quantities. With up to an 8x flexing bend radius and rated for up to 1 million flex cycles, EcoFlex is suitable for use in NFPA 79 applications and is RoHS- and REACH-compliant. Its temperature range is -40°C to +105°C static, and -5°C to +105°C while flexing.
EcoGen Products are the next generation of eco-friendly, high-performance wire and cable designed to provide better performance, in a smaller package. All EcoGen products contain no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals, and are 100% recyclable. Their innovative mPPE insulation and jacket materials allow them to meet RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability.
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