2013 May

HUBER SUHNER announces new silicone-free anti-capillary cable

  HUBER SUHNER has introduced a silicone-free RADOX® anti-capillary cable to meet the demand in the automotive market for barrier sealed copper cables.

  HUBER SUHNER is expanding its product range for road vehicles to include an anti-capillary single core. Inside the conductor of the new cable, a grease-like filling material prevents the capillary effect in the core. This stops liquids in the vehicle, such as oil, water or AdBlue, being conveyed through the cable and damaging the electronics and sensors at the other end.

  The grease-like filling material is a compound developed by HUBER SUHNER that is produced in the company's own compounding facility in Switzerland. Since it is silicone free, it does not form an undesirable foam when it comes into contact with transmission fluid. The compound can also withstand the electron-beam crosslinking process and, as a result, this HUBER SUHNER cable also features an electron-beam crosslinked RADOX® insulating material. They are particularly resistant to high and low temperatures, ozone and weathering, and are characterised by their excellent abrasion resistance.

  The anti-capillary cable can easily be crimped or ultrasonic welded to connect it to the connector, thus offering a more attractively priced, waterproof connectivity solution as a replacement for waterproof connectors or the overmoulding of cable/plug connections.

  Silicone-free RADOX anti-capillary cables are already available from series production with tinned or plain copper wires with cross sections of up to 1.5 mm2. Larger cross sections of up to 10 mm2 are currently in development. A hot-oil resistant anti-capillary cable will soon enter the market.