Size-saving Cable Lines Join EcoWire® and EcoWire Plus In Alpha’s Eco-Friendly Portfolio
Elizabeth, NJ, January 16th, 2012 – Alpha Wire has unveiled the latest additions to its growing environmentally friendly product offering: EcoCable and EcoFlex. Utilizing the innovative 100% recyclable MPPE insulation found in EcoWire, EcoCable and EcoFlex are designed to be up to 65% lighter and 47% smaller, with up to 91% lower outgassing than traditional PVC cable. The two control cables are nonhalogenic and contain no heavy metal pigments, allowing them to meet RoHS and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requirements.
Read our whitepaper about mPPE insulation
“Since the launch of EcoWire three years ago, our customers have asked us for a multiconductor version that retains all the size benefits of EcoWire. In EcoCable and EcoFlex, we are able to offer two styles that are really the first of its kind in the cable industry,” states Kristen Berard, Product Manager at Alpha Wire. “The combination of space savings, weight savings, and recyclability is unheard of in control cables.”
EcoCable offers space savings of up to 47% compared to traditional PVC control cable. For example, a 22 AWG PVC insulated cable has a diameter of 0.502 inches (12.75mm). The equivalent EcoCable has a diameter of 0.219 inches (5.56mm). Its counterpart EcoFlex offers space savings of up to 32% versus PVC and is rated for up to 1 million flex cycles.
The initial EcoCable offering is a UL AWM 21510 and CSA Rated cable available in sizes ranging from 24 AWG (0.28mm²) to 14 AWG (2.08 mm²) available in 100ft and 1000ft lengths. EcoCable is suitable for use in NFPA79 applications and is RoHS and REACH Compliant. Its temperature range of -50°C to +105° exceeds that of standard PVC cable.
EcoFlex is a UL AWM 21819 and CSA Rated flexible control cable available in sizes ranging from 28 AWG (0.09mm²) to 10 AWG (5.32mm²). It’s offered in 100ft and 1000ft lengths, with bulk available for larger quantities. With up to an 8x flexing bend radius and rated for more than 1 million flex cycles, EcoFlex is suitable for use in NFPA 79 applications and is RoHS and REACH Compliant. Its temperature range is -40°C to +105°C static, and -5°C to +105°C while flexing.
Download the EcoCable and EcoFlex Brochure
Download datasheets and request samples at AlphaWire.com
EcoGen Products are the next generation of eco-friendly high-performance wire and cable designed to provide better performance, in a smaller package. All EcoGen products contain no halogens, phthalates or heavy metals, and are 100% recyclable. Their innovative mPPE insulation and jacket materials allow them to meet RoHS and WEEE Requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability.
About Alpha Wire
For over 80 years, Alpha Wire has designed and manufactured industry-leading wire, cable, and tubing products for factory automation, packaging, automotive, alternative energy, and other technically advanced applications. Beyond giving our customers the cables they trust for quality and reliable high performance, we give them the committed service they deserve. We help customers find the best possible solutions to production and manufacturing challenges with small put-ups, logistical excellence, and broad inventory for dependable, same-day shipment.