Line of flexible conduits and fittings designed for critical system integrity in the industrial and OEM sectors
New Bedford, MA (September 10, 2018) – AFC Cable Systems has acquired a line of flexible conduit solutions and fittings specifically designed for industrial and OEM sectors. Flexicon conduits provide an inherent mechanical barrier for cabling and protect systems where failure can be costly including in manufacturing, hazardous areas, hygienic systems, transportation, defense, and other industrial applications. Additional safety- or uptime-critical protections include (depending on conduit system selected):
Fatigue Life Endurance
- Weakness caused by repeated variations of stress or continuous and repeated movement
- Penetration of solid objects, dust, liquid, or steam
- Crush and compression forces applied to cause deformation
- Impact by sharp or blunt forces which could cause damage
- Reaction to different compounds or substances
- Corrosion damage caused by chemical reaction
Micro-Organisms & Bacteria
- Danger from build-up of bacteria, virus, and fungus
- Build-up on objects that cannot conduct a current
- Natural electrical discharge damage caused by lightning strike
- Intensity of heat (high or low) and rapid changes of temperature
- Explosive gases or dust that can be made to explode
- Fires and destructive burning
Flexicon’s flagship conduit fitting, Flexicon Ultra™, is a one-piece conduit fitting solution featuring Integrated Sealing Technology and engineered to provide unrivaled performance with both fine and coarse pitch conduits. With six all-round teeth to secure the conduit, Flexicon Ultra offers superior strength of connection (pull-off strength of 154 pounds with FPAH21) and dynamic performance in one package.
Strength of Performance & Protection
Ideal for the harshest environments and technically demanding applications, Flexicon Ultra has been tested to extremes, proven to Ingress Protection rates of IP66, IP67, IP68, and IP69. It underwent more than 1,000 individual Ingress Protection tests during development to ensure and validate product performance in both fine-pitch and coarse-pitch derivatives.
Simplicity of Use
Flexicon Ultra fittings come pre-assembled and ready to install. Simply press the fitting onto the conduit and you are done. The fitting can be removed just as easily by inserting a standard electricians screwdriver into the designated release.
Safety Through System Integrity
Properties of the conduit can be matched to the potential environmental and hazards of the installation location. Flexicon Ultra offers standard and custom solutions for each application.
For more information on Flexicon Ultra please view the product video here.
Flexicon serves more than 55 countries and will now be carried under AFC Cable Solutions as part of an acquisition by AFC Cable System’s parent company, Atkore International. Customers interested in learning more about Flexicon products or Flexicon Ultra can contact Frank Ball at (508) 985-1328.
About AFC Cable Systems
AFC Cable Systems, Inc., part of Atkore International, is a leading manufacturer of electrical products, tracing its origins to 1926. AFC supplies a broad range of innovative, cost-saving products to the electrical industry. These products include armored and metal-clad cables; flexible metal conduits, non-metallic conduits, and liquid-tight conduits; and modular wiring systems. AFC Cable Systems provides products used in new construction and the restoration and modernization of commercial office buildings, institutional facilities, healthcare facilities, and more.
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