Cable solutions and switch systems – flexible, safe and economical

Nexans presents two new MOTIONLINE™ cables and a new Ethernet solution

Hanover/Nuremberg, 22 November 2011 – Nexans Deutschland is exhibiting three new developments at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES trade fair. The company will present bus and control cables from the MOTIONLINE™ AS-Interface 2,5mm² and MOTIONLINE Rheyflex™ XH ranges as well as the new iSwitch G 1043E+ Ethernet switch from the E+ series. While the MOTIONLINE AS-Interface 2,5mm² profile flat cable has a larger cable cross-section (till yet 1,5 mm²) despite unchanged overall dimensions, the halogen-free MOTIONLINE Rheyflex™XH cable offers improved elasticity and narrower bending radii. Safety is a top priority of the Nexans Ethernet switch systems in the E+ series. The Nexans Advanced Network Solutions system is now also running with zero-loss redundancy technology.

Safeguarding network availability
For users who place great value on application availability, Nexans Advanced Networking Solutions has extended its range of industrial Ethernet solutions to include E+ series switches. The new range supports rapid spanning tree, multiple spanning tree and media redundancy protocols as well as the zero-loss redundancy protocol, facilitating not just guaranteed switch times of max. 5 milliseconds. Users can also work without losing packages when transmissions routes are changed during topology reconfiguration. This ensures, for example, loss-free transmission of GOOSE telegrams in the IEC-61850 environment. Its high performance and compatibility with the IEC 61850 standard was confirmed in 2011 by KEMA, an established test laboratory. The full report can be obtained from Nexans on request.
Halogen-free, flame-resistant and very flexible
Halogen-free low voltage installation cables tend to be difficult to lay, as conventional cables up to 16 mm² usually have a solid wire; not until 25 mm² and upwards do class-2 cables (multi-wired) become common. When large cross-sections are involved, laying these cables creates problems, especially when cramped spaces call for small bending radii. A conduit is often used as an extension for connections in a switch cabinet so as to bring unmanageable cables into line in terms of their direction and form. High return forces must be taken into account here.
With the MOTIONLINE-Rheyflex™XH range of cables, Nexans is putting an end to such problems. Thanks to their great flexibility, they are not only easier to install, but they also have a narrower bending radius than other halogen-free control cables and their increased current-carrying capacity offers the opportunity to downsize. All this reduces installation times considerably.
The new cable series is suitable for use as a connection cable in measurement, control and power supply. Areas of application include computer units and control units on machine tools, conveyor and assembly belts and control units on other conveyors or production lines for controlling and monitoring industrial facilities and processes additional for the use in wind energy plants.
Costs drop as conductor cross-sections rise
For actuator-sensor interfaces (ASI), Nexans offers the new MOTIONLINE ASI 2,5mm² generation. An enhancement of the well-known profile flat cable with dimensions of 2 x 1.5 mm² (MOTIONLINE™ ASI), cable cross-sections of 2.5 mm² with unchanged overall dimensions are now available. Conventional ASI modules, which were originally designed for 1.5 mm² cables, can thus continue to be used (attend to approval of the modul manufacturer). It is also suitable for use in drag chains ("PUR" version). Longer sections, such as in baggage carousels, can thus now be connected up in a more cost-efficient manner with increased performance.

The use of the backward-compatible cable significantly reduces the number of power packs, and the associated fuse protection, required for longer sections. The result: reduced system complexity, shorter installation times and greater clarity regarding the cabling layout. ASI 2,5mm² EPDM is also easy to install thanks to its halogen-free, soft rubber sheath. It is available in the robust design variants PUR and TPE, which excel due to their high oil resistance, abrasion resistance and flame resistance.

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Exhibition Centre Nuremberg
22 to 24 November
Hall 5, Stand 5-130

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Nexans Germany

Nexans Germany is one of the leading cable manufacturers in Europe. The company is offering an extensive range of high performance cables, systems, and components for the telecommunications and energy sectors, rounded off by superconducting materials and components, Cryoflex transfer systems and special machinery for the cable industry. Producing at manufacturing plants with 7.260 employees in Germany and abroad, the sales in 2010 amounts to approx. 810 Mio Euro. The full integration into the Nexans Group Nexans Germany also benefits from excellent opportunities to use the available synergies in all corporate fields, which not only applies to worldwide projects but also to research and development, the exchange of know how, and to other areas. More information on