FLEX-TUFF® is a heavy-duty expandable sleeving product and our most superior offering for high abrasion resistance. It has an 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 assembly applications that are exposed to excessive abrasion. FLEX-TUFF® withstands temperatures up to 80°C and has excellent resistance to hydrocarbons.
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Features of FLEX-TUFF®
- Offers heavy-duty protection ideal for highly abrasive applications
- Maximum Operating Temperature: 80°C / 176°F
- UL Temperature Rated (File #E118600)
- Available in several colors
- REACH and RoHS Compliant
- Excellent resistance to Hydrocarbons
- Open weave construction allows for heat and moisture dissipation
- Direct match to Alta Technologies Alta-Flex® Tuff (976 series)
Testing Data for FLEX-TUFF®
|Abrasion||ASTM D-4060||30,000+ cycles|
|Low Temperature Flexibility||Below Freezing||No Cracking or Deformation|
Temperature Scale for FLEX-TUFF®
|Maximum Operating Temperature||80°C / 176°F|
|Melting Point||215°C - 275°C / 419°F - 527°F|
Monofilament Properties for FLEX-TUFF®
|Density||1.13 - 1.25 g/cc|
|Single-Strand Tensile Strength||45 lbs.|
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.
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