Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Advantages Of Cable Handling Equipment

By Larry Taylor

Data cable are the parts of a computer that provide communication between it and other hardware components . They also enable the computer to communicate with other computers. There are different companies producing data cables with different qualities. Cable handling equipment are also available.

Different characteristics determine the quality of cables sold in markets. There are many entities offering the goods at the moment. Some of them are offering low quality goods. The outer cable cover is one of the conditions for data cables. They are used in protecting the inner conductor and the shielding of data cable; the jacket is made up of different materials like the Teflon, plenum, PVC and low smoke zero halogen (LSZH).

The low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) has thermoplastic compound used to lower the level of toxic and corrosive gasses emitted during combustion. This material is used around the areas that are not ventilated well. It has the temperature of -20 to 80 degrees Celsius; it is gaining popularity in military contractors.

The other material on the jacket is the lower smoke zero halogens (LSZH). It contains the thermoplastic compound that reduces the level of cohesiveness and toxic fumes that are released when combustion takes place. LSZH is mostly used in regions that are not well ventilated. Its temperature is between -20 to 80 degrees Celsius.

Wire size is other characteristic being used to different data cables. Wire size usually made in form of An American wire gauge. The wires are known as conductors. The wire's diameter increase as the number of AWG decreases. The capacity of current carried by the conductors is affected the wire AWG, temperatures and number of wires bundled in cables.

The other characteristic of data cables is wire size. The wires diameter in American gauge increases when the number of AWG gets the tower. These wires are known, conductors. The bundled wires in cables, wire AWG, and temperatures are the factors that affect the current capacity in the wires.

The metallic layer that is placed under the jackets and over the conductors is shielding characteristics of the data is utilized in preventing electrostatic between the wire conductors and external devices; the electrostatic is caused by the corruption in data being transmitted by the cables into the computer. The electromagnetic interference is caused by the external devices like the switches, fans and the motors.

The common types of shielding of data cables are foil/mylar, foil/Mylar plus braid and spiral shields. The foil/mylar is mostly used in a printer and serial cables. They have an excellent resistance of EMI. The second type is foil/mylar plus braids also known as the double shield. They are used in fire wire, USB, and high-end serials together with the parallel cables. The products are stranded wires that are interwoven in cylindrical form. They are also excellent resistance to EMI. The third type of shield in the cables is spiral shield, it is mainly found in flexible cables they are finely stranded wires applied spirally and have excellent EMI resistance.

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