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Packaging & Interconnects: Low-Friction Rubber Cable Jacket Stands Up To Tough Conditions

Steriline low-friction silicone rubber cable jackets are intended for tough medical, surgical, and power-tool autoclave sterilization applications. They feature a smooth feel as well as flexibility and strength, even after many repeated operations. These bio-compatible jacketed cables are subject to 1000 autoclave cycles, 500 sterrad (100) cycles, 1000 steris (System I) cycles with no measurable degradation in jacket lubricity, and electrical and mechanical performance. Typical price for a steriline cable assembly, including metal circular connectors, is $200 to $300 each. Lead time is six to 12 weeks.

Tyco Electronics
(503) 685-9300

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