Alpha Wire Now Offers Continuous Flex Version of Popular Xtra-Guard® Industrial Ethernet

Increased Flexibility Perfect for Robotic Applications

Elizabeth, NJ, October 21, 2013 -- Alpha Wire has added a new high-flex member to the Xtra-Guard Industrial Ethernet family, capable of handling up to 10 million flex life cycles. The Cat 5e cable combines the advanced technology of Ethernet communication with the durability and reliability of Alpha’s renowned Xtra-Guard high performance cable line, making it a perfect solution for demanding applications.

“We’ve had many requests for a flexible version of our Ethernet cable, particularly within robotics applications,” said Scott Ziegler, Senior Product Manager for Alpha Wire. “The superior flexibility of this cable combined with the durability of our Xtra-Guard line makes this cable well suited on robotic Ethernet applications and is an important addition to our Ethernet portfolio.”

The new continuous flexing Xtra-Guard Industrial Ethernet is available with a Polyolefin (PO) insulation and Alpha’s renowned Supra-Shield® foil/braid shielding system. Supra-Shield uses a triple-layer foil under a tinned copper braid to offer exceptional EMI performance in all applications. The cable, along with the rest of its line, is UV and fluid resistant, meets UL 1666 Riser and CSA FT-4 flame tests, and is suitable for use in NFPA 79 applications.

The new item has been assigned the part number 7602F and is available in 500 and 1000 foot putups with a black jacket. Custom configurations are also available upon request. Please visit to download data sheets, access search filters, and place free sample requests for all Xtra-Guard Industrial Ethernet products.

For additional information, contact Alpha Wire at 800-52-ALPHA (522-5742) in North America, 800-288-8809 in Europe, and 21-61498201 in Asia. 

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.