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FLEX-TUFF™

Expandable Braided Sleeving

FLEX-TUFF™ is a heavy-duty open weave construction that allows for complete drainage while preventing condensations and providing dissipation of both heat and moisture. This sleeving is ideal for use in industrial hoses, harnesses, and cable assemblies that are exposed to excessive abrasion applications. It is rated to 150°C and has excellent resistance to hydrocarbons, common automotive oils and fuels, aromatic solvents, and refrigerants.

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Features of FLEX-TUFF™

  • Offers heavy-duty protection ideal for highly abrasive applications
  • Operating Temperature: -70°C to 150°C
  • Excellent resistance to hydrocarbons, common automotive oils and fuels, aromatic solvents, and refrigerants
  • REACH and RoHS Compliant
  • Open weave construction allows for heat and moisture dissipation
  • UL Temperature Approved
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Testing Data for FLEX-TUFF™

Property Test Result/Value
MONOFILAMENT DIAMETER ASTM D-204 0.019 IN. X 0.060 IN. NYLON MONOFILAMENT
TENSILE STRENGTH ASTM D-2256 19 LBS.
SPECIFIC GRAVITY ASTM D-792 1.12
MOISTURE ABSORPTION ASTM D-570 2.50%
ABRASION SAE ARP 1536A MIN 45,000 Cycles
SMOKE ASTM E-662 56
LIMITING OXYGEN INDEX ASTM D-2863 22
TML ASTM E-595 AT 10-5 TORR 1.10%
CVCM ASTM E-595 AT 10-5 TORR 0.01%
WVR ASTM E-595 AT 10-5 TORR 0.69%
 

Temperature Scale for FLEX-TUFF™

Description Temperature
OPERATING TEMPERATURE -70°C TO 150°C
MELT POINT 509°F (265°C)
MAXIMUM CONTINUOUS 302°F (150°C)
MINIMUM CONTINUOUS -76°F (-60°C)

Chemical Resistance of FLEX-TUFF™

DISCLAIMER

The suggested application is provided by Atkins & Pearce merely as an additional tool to assist the customer in making an appropriate expandable sleeving selection. This is only provided to serve as suggestions of expandable sleeving that may be appropriate based on certain criteria and should not be relied upon as determinative or as a substitute for customer testing.

Many variables exist in a sleeve’s flexibilities, resistances, and treatment. Final sleeving product selection should always be confirmed through the customer’s own testing process to determine if a particular product is the correct choice for a particular system. Atkins & Pearce is not responsible for selections made by the customer using any of the reference material provided. For optimal performance in specific systems, we strongly recommend that customers conduct exhaustive electrical tests in their own lab and consider retaining samples for their future internal reference. The importance of expandable sleeving product testing and data validation cannot be overstated.

As the customer, you and your company are responsible for appropriately testing all Atkins & Pearce expandable sleeving used in your application and for making the final selection based upon meeting appropriate safety and electrical standards. Atkins & Pearce makes no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, at law or in equity, in respect of the information provided, including, without limitation, with respect to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose, which representations or warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

Size

3/8", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-3/4", 2", 3", 3-1/2"

Color

Black, Blue, Orange, Platinum Gray, Yellow

 

Sizes Available

Nominal ID (Inches) Expansion Range (Inches) Standard Spool Length (Feet)
Minimum Maximum
3/8" 1/4" 1/2" 1,100'
1/2" 3/8" 5/8" 550'
3/4" 5/8" 1" 550'
1" 7/8" 1-1/4" 575'
1-1/4" 1" 1-1/2" 575'
1-1/2" 1-1/4" 1-3/4" 275'
1-3/4" 1-1/2" 2" 250'
2" 1-3/4" 2-1/2" 275'
3" 2-1/4" 3-1/2" 275'
3-1/2" 2-3/4" 4-1/4" 275'
 

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