What We Make
Ultraflexible Wire and Cable
Calmont has extensive expertise in designing and manufacturing ultraflexible wire and cable. We combine the right design with the right choice of conductor and compound to produce wire and cable that will both fit your application and be long lasting. Some of the industries that commonly require ultraflexible wire and cable are: medical, robotics, aerospace, sensors, test and measurement, and instrumentation.
Our products are backed by exceptional customer service, from sales to engineering to all the way to distribution. We at Calmont understand how important streamlined ordering and on-time deliveries are to your day-to-day and work hard to make it happen. You can rest assured that we will provide you with the best purchasing experience possible.
The durability of our products certainly pays for itself. This is most evident when you consider down time from lost production, replacement costs, maintenance, repair and administrative or regulatory challenges caused by faulty wire or cables. Our wire and cable products will help eliminate the needs for any down-time, making it the cost-effective purchase well worth your time and money.
We use conductors with high strand counts to achieve maximum flexibility with improved flex life. Check out our Conductor Comparison Chart
We also employ a large variety of insulating and jacketing materials like silicone, FEP and PVC that offer maximum flexibility. Have a look at our Insulation and Jacketing Material Comparison Chart for more details.
Experience has taught us that each customer’s idea of “flexible” is unique. That’s why we’ve developed the Calmont Flexibility Test to help our customers communicate what degree of flexibility they’re looking for. Visit our Engineering resources page for more information on our flexibility scale or try our Calmont Flexibility test for wires to help measure its flexibility.
Ultraflexible Hook Up Wire
Our proprietary lines of ultraflexible hook up wires are a perfect fit for applications where demanding flex, superior quality, high flexibility, long flex-life and miniaturization are required. Our quality wire and cable policy will give you the peace of mind you need for all your projects. The following ultraflexible wire and cable products are offered.
SuperFlex was pioneered and developed by Calmont for the exacting commercial and military markets. Specially compounded and plasticized polyvinyl chloride insulation applied over ultra-fine stranded wire yields a finished wire with a longer flex life and a higher flexure index level than that attainable with ordinary PVC insulated wire. It’s ideal for low temperature, high flex applications. SuperFlex is commonly used for disposable medical devices, robotics, sensors and assorted cost sensitive commercial applications.
Calmont’s precision extrusion techniques combine the superior properties of FEP with the durability of a highly stranded conductor to produce an unequalled product. It is small and lightweight, yet will withstand the severe and repeated flexing that usually destroys other fluorocarbon insulated wires. FluoroFlex is highly versatile and suitable for broad usage in aerospace, computer, and medical electronics. Being chemically inert, FluoroFlex can be used for medical implantation. It has the smallest finished diameter of any of the Calmont high flex products. FluoroFlex’s excellent dielectric properties also make it ideal for data and audio applications.
SiliFlex is distinguished by its extreme limpness and flexibility. It is the most limber of all the high flex products offered by Calmont and is thus very versatile. Silicone rubber insulation compounds are inherently soft and pliable and resist the plastic flow that characterizes many insulation systems. Silicone compounds can be tailored to meet a variety of demands such as extreme high and low temperature requirements, flame resistance, flexibility, radiation resistance, strength and purity. SilifFlex is used extensively for robotic, aerospace and medical applications.
SiliFlex Ribbon Cable
SiliFlex Ribbon Cable is produced from high stand, round copper conductors that are individually insulated with silicone rubber. They are then laid parallel and bonded in an extremely flexible flat form. With this flat configuration, the mechanical load applied to the cable is distributed over the total width of the cable, allowing for improved heat dissipation and greater flex life performance over traditional round cables. SiliFlex Ribbon Cables are the perfect solution for applications like computer hardware hookup, aircraft, and industrial automations. Siliflex Ribbon Cable is high temperature resistant (150-200 Cº) and is tested to withstand several million flexes without breakage. SiliFlex Ribbon Cable is manufactured in accordance with, and can be certified to meet, the applicable requirements of MIL-W-16878, Type F.
If you have any questions about our cable or wire products, or if you’re looking for a quote, do not hesitate to call us at (800) 905-7161 or through our online form. We will be more than happy to address any needs you might have!