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BENEFITS OF MOLDED FLAT RIBBON CABLE INTERCONNECTS
A. Flexibility  
A.
  Ribbon cables will remain flexible and operational at temperatures as low as minus 100 degrees F. and as high as 500 degrees F.
B. Flex Life  
B.
  Ribbon cables can withstand millions of flexes without electrical or mechanical failures.
C. Repeatability  
C.
  Since all ribbon cables are mold controlled, there will be no variations in size, shape, and weight.
D. Reliability  
D.
  Since the entire assembly is molded from connector to connector, it is impervious to moisture, wire breakages, and shorts.
E. Circuit Integrity  
E.
  Since each wire is always in the same place in the ribbon with respect to all other wires, signal repeatability is constant and crosstalk can be eliminated.
F. Abrasion Resistance  
F.
  Polyurethane ribbon cables are resistant to chafing and abrasion resulting from exposure to extreme vibration.
G. Weight Reduction  
G.
  Since the wires lay parallel to each other and do not touch in the ribbon, the need to insulate shielded wires can be eliminated, thereby reducing weight.  Also, bulky metal backshells and strain relief are omitted as a result of molding the ribbons to the connectors.
H. Ease of Installation  
H.
  Brackets, clamps, eyelets, and clamping areas can be molded into the cable assembly, allowing precise mounting of the cable.
J. Flexible EMI Shielding  
J.
  Conductive Coatings are applied from connector to connector, i.e., across the encapsulation areas and covering the ribbon.  A thin, protective sealant is then applied over the conductive coating.  This method of shielding, when compared to the traditional metal over-braid, maintains flexibility, weighs less and reduces the overall volume.




 
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