Flexicon has launched eight new flexible conduit ranges and hygienic fittings to make cable installations faster, simpler and safer for applications requiring strict hygiene standards, such as in the food, pharmaceutical and medical industries.
Due to only one gland being required, installations save space. Future maintenance is also reduced since existing circuits can be replaced, upgraded or added with minimal disruption and fewer cable entry points means that it is less likely that the ingress protection will fail during wash down or cleaning.
The new flexible conduits are available with different constructions, but all feature a smooth outer cover manufactured from FDA approved ingredients which has been independently tested to European Food regulation 10/2011. All conduits are compatible with Flexicon’s stainless steel hygienic fittings.
The hygienic grade stainless steel (Grade 316L) fittings have been designed in accordance with Food Processing Machinery design Standards EN1672-2, and Safety of Machinery – Hygiene requirements for the design of machinery EN ISO14159.
Each fitting incorporates blue compression seals and a blue nut seal to prevent the ingress of food and bacteria. It has smooth surfaces to prevent food or bacterial build up and is available in 16mm to 63mm options in straight metric thread derivatives.
When used with one of the hygienic range of conduits, the cable protection system offers ingress performance of IP66, IP67, IP68 (2Bar) and IP69. The conduits in the hygienic ranges all have a smooth cover for easy cleaning, are flexible for simple routing and/or dynamic installations and have a reinforced construction for good compression strength.
The ranges include non-metallic and metallic versions, with different colour options. The metallic range also features a version with an internal braid layer which can offer EMC performance. Flexicon can offer over 60 different Flexible Conduit Solutions and these products are featured in the new 12th Edition Product and Solutions Guide.