Conduit and Fittings protect wiring in hot engine areas.

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Designed specifically to protect and route high-temperature cables, Harnessflex® TempGuard™ Conduit and Fittings provide integrated system for engine wiring in temperatures up to 392°F. Products are made from specially formulated polyamide and co-polyester materials. Range includes HTC08-HTC20 conduit, with respective T- and Y-Piece fittings, straight and elbow joiners, and back shells for AMP, Bosch, Deutsch, and FCI connectors.


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Harnessflex® High-temperature Conduit and Fittings Protect Wiring in Hot Engine Areas

New ABB Harnessflex TempGuard™ line meets demand for high-temperature cable protection

MEMPHIS, Tenn., – Harnessflex® TempGuard™ conduit and fittings from ABB Electrification Products (EP) are designed specifically to protect and route high-temperature cables, providing an integrated system for engine wiring in temperatures up to 392 F (200 C).

The Harnessflex TempGuard conduit and fittings system increases the temperature rating by more than 60 percent over standard fittings in the range. The reliability of the new line and validity of the temperature ratings have been verified through long-term heat aging, as well as tensile and impact strength testing.

A wide range of TempGuard fittings and conduits is available, made from specially formulated polyamide and co-polyester materials. The range includes HTC08-HTC20 conduit, with respective T- and Y-Piece fittings, straight and elbow joiners, and back shells for AMP, Bosch, Deutsch and FCI connectors.

“Global regulations such as Euro 6, USA10, and Tier 4 for off-highway heavy-duty vehicles have mandated that manufacturers reduce emission levels,” Ralph Donati, product marketing director at ABB EP, said. “This required reduction, along with changes to engine design to improve safety and reduce noise, have resulted in higher engine temperatures. This has led to more engine manufacturers using cables that guarantee performance in these environments. We believe our new TempGuard range more than fulfils the need for a complete and effective conduit solution.”

Modern engine design has evolved to meet changing demands, such as emissions, safety and noise standards, while increasing efficiency. Changes, such as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems and the use of single or multiple turbochargers to improve acceleration quality, power and fuel efficiency, have helped to create “hot spots” within engines and a need for engineered protection of high-temperature cable and wiring.

“This new product has been created by a specialist team with vast engineering, R&D and industry experience, backed by the support of leading global in-house manufacturing capabilities and a global supply chain,” Donati said.

About ABB
ABB (www.abb.com) is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.

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