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High Flex Silicone Cables for Surgical Robotics


Valencia, CA; February 7, 2012: Cicoil’s highly flexible & durable flat silicone cables are designed for use on Surgical Robotic Systems that require absolute reliability in routine and life-critical procedures. Cicoil’s proprietary silicone cable is naturally more flexible than round PVC or stiffer flat PTFE cables, which allows for a tighter bend radius, weight/space savings, greater current carrying capacity, noise reduction and longer flex life.

Each element in Cicoil’s solid, one piece construction is completely surrounded by silicone, ensuring that they do not rub against each other and wear during a lifetime of more than 10 million cycles. This unique silicone is “self-healing” from small punctures and cable jacket damage can easily be repaired in the field. In addition, the halogen-free silicone encapsulation will not delaminate or degrade due to exposure to steam, water, alcohol, UV light, mechanical abuse, autoclave and many chemicals.

Cicoil’s light-weight cables can incorporate any variety of power, data and video conductors in a single compact cable design. In addition to every type of electrical conductor, the cables can also include single and multi-lumen tubing for air or liquid transfer, fiber optics, and other design elements like Cicoil’s patented StripMount™ fastening strip, all in the same cable.

The cables are 100% contaminant-free, as they are rated for Class 1 clean room use. Cables are available in continuous lengths, cut to order, or as assemblies, complete with connectors of your choice, 100% tested and inspected.

Cicoil's UL Recognized, RoHS Compliant & CE Conforming cables are manufactured in an automated, climate controlled environment, and exceed ASTM E-595 outgassing specifications. In addition, Cicoil offers anti-friction coating options and custom shaped cable designs by request.

Cicoil has been a leader in designing and manufacturing high performance cable assemblies for over fifty years. The company's unique silicone coated flat cables provide high flexibility, extremely long life, and they can withstand temperature extremes from -65 degrees to +260 degrees Celsius. Cicoil's cables are used in thousands of demanding applications; including aircraft fuel control cells, semiconductor automation, and the Space Shuttle. Cicoil designs and manufactures its cable and cable assemblies in an automated facility in Valencia, California. Cicoil's quality assurance system is certified to the ISO 9001 (AS9100) standard. Visit for more information, or call 661-295-1295 to speak to an application engineer.

Source: Cicoil