Press Release Summary:
Retractile cords are coiled in helical shape that allows cord to extend to 4:1 or 5:1 ratio. A 48 in. cord, for example, will extend to 20 ft. To maintain integrity in harsh environments they are constructed with thermoset rubber jacket that is waterproof and resistant to pinching, abrasion, oils, greases, chemicals, ozone and sunlight. Cords are available in SOW and SJOW configurations with 2 to 7 conductors, 12 to 18 AWG, and 600 or 300 W ratings.
Original Press Release:
American Insulated Wire Now Offers Retractile Coil Cords
American Insulated Wire, a Leviton company, now offers a new line of retractile coil cords in a range of sizes suitable for various types of applications. AIW's coil cords are specially constructed and jacketed power supply and remote control cords. They are coiled in a helical shape that allows the cord to extend to a 4:1 or 5:1 ratio. A 48" cord, for example, will extend to 20'. In order to maintain their integrity in harsh environments they are constructed with a thermoset rubber jacket.
AIW's coil cords are designed for use with machinery where expansion and contraction of the cord is vital for operating safety and efficiency. They are most useful in environments or spaces where unretractable cords would create hazards for either the equipment or equipment operator. These cords are suitable for use on tractor-trailer rigs to supply power for refrigeration and other applications. They are also ideal for use on machine tools, communications equipment, test equipment, power and distribution equipment and numerous other applications.
AIW's coil cords are designed with coil patterns that are physically set into the jacket material. The jacket is a coiled, reverse wound thermoset rubber that is waterproof and resistant to pinching, abrasion, oils, greases, chemicals, ozone and sunlight. Thermosets (rubber) are cured under heat in a vulcanizing process that "sets" the rubber. This process hardens the jacket so it will hold its shape and remain flexible under excessive heat or cold (UL listed as high as 90°C and as low as -40C).
The new coil cords are available in various SOW and SJOW configurations with 2-7 conductors in 12-18 AWG sizes and 600 or 300 W ratings. Stranding, ampere rating, cord O.D. and coil O.D. depend on AWG size and number of conductors. Numerous custom configurations are available upon request.
American Insulated Wire, a Leviton company, has its headquarters in Pawtucket, RI with factories in New England and Coffeyville, KS. Founded in 1924, the company manufactures and supplies electrical wire, cable, cord and cordset products for a variety of industries including industrial, commercial, transportation, telecommunications, institution, government and OEM.