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Nylon Non-Metallic Cable & Hose Carrier Systems

Description: Our non-metallic carrier systems basically come in three general configurations; mono-molded, modular molded and modular extruded. All serve specific purposes.


Mono-Molded

Mono-molded designs and sizes are the most basic style sold around the world due to their ease of use and inexpensive cost. These carrier systems or "chains" consist of rugged injection-molded links, one snapped into the next. Often two parts are required per link, the molded body and snapped-on cross bar that allow access to the chain cavity (inside which the cables and hoses are placed). Open (can view contents of carrier system) or enclosed (tube style with content hidden from view) designs are available.

Most of these mono-molded systems have integral glide shoes or surfaces for long travel applications. Almost all have vertical and/or horizontal internal cavity partitions to enable the design engineer the ultimate in safe cable and hose management capabilities.

Size Range:

Smallest Standard Cavity:
6.0mm (0.24") wide by 10.0mm (0.39") high
Largest Standard Cavity:
250mm (9.84") wide by 44mm (1.73") high

Standard [Stock] Materials:

35% Fiber-reinforced PA

Normal Operating
Temperature Range:

-40ºC (-40ºF) through +121ºC (+250ºF)

UV Resistant:

Yes

Radiation Resistance:

Standard material becomes steadily more brittle (30% drop in mechanical properties) at levels reaching 100 megarads. Standard material is not recommended for use above 100 megarads.

Colors:

Black (Stock), other colors available (Made To Order)

Included Product Lines:

Microtrak - The smallest carriers for tightest places

Plastitrak - Basic long term cable & hose protection – where it all started

Uniflex - The next generation and available in open or enclosed [tube] styles

Key Features:

  • Superior cable, hose and air line protection in moving applications
  • Links snap together quickly and easily - most by hand!
  • Hinged-opening cavity access bars, that snap-lock closed
  • Available in open or enclosed tube styles
  • Easy, safe and fast cable or hose installation
  • Durable, back and forth cycle travel longevity of 12,000 kilometers
  • Integral cable and hose strain-relief mounting brackets
  • Vertical dividers and/or horizontal shelving cavity partitioning available
  • No loose parts
  • Smooth cable and hose friendly internal cavity
  • Light weight
  • No maintenance
  • Chemical resistant
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Inexpensive

Modular-Molded

Modular-molded carrier systems offer extremely flexible designs in an extensive range of sizes that are widely recognized as the most advanced carrier systems sold anywhere in the world. These systems uniquely allow the customer the design flexibility to "shape" their carrier system to [their] exact needs. More than 50,000 variations are possible for our modular carrier systems; "Varitrak".

These systems were designed to easily allow for unlike materials to be used and function harmoniously in harsh or the most extreme applications.

The Varitrak system consists of molded side-band links of varying type and size that are either snapped or lock-bolted together. Two sets of these side bands are then connected to each other using reinforced nylon, aluminum, plated or stainless steel bars, rods, sleeves or lids to form the cavity in which the cables or hoses are safely managed. The selected design configuration depends solely on what the designer requires for the particular application in question.

Wide ranges of innovative carrier cavity designs are available. Standard cavity system designs with strong nylon bars or the most cable friendly designs that use smooth aluminum all the up to the innovative and patented systems that have all their cavity contact surfaces made from an extremely slick bearing material that rolls!

Replaceable gliding surfaces, that allow for inexpensive long-term operation and quick replacement are readily available. This innovative design dramatically reduced the overall cost associated to products that simply burn/wear out on surfaces that experience friction and heat during high speed, heavy and long travel applications. KabelSchlepp offers these in varying materials from standard PA through hybrid blends that include TFE.

Of course open (can view contents of carrier system) or enclosed (tube style with content hidden from view) designs are available.

All such modular systems have vertical and/or horizontal internal cavity partitions available to enable the design engineer the ultimate in safe cable and hose management capabilities.

Size Range:

Smallest Standard Cavity:
6.0mm (0.24") wide by 10.0mm (0.39") high Largest Standard Cavity:
250mm (9.84") wide by 44mm (1.73") high

Standard [Stock]
Chain-Band Materials

35% Fiber-reinforced PA

Cavity Materials

Aluminum bar and rod stock, PA (Standard), Stainless Steel (Call factory for complete details)

Replaceable Glide-
Shoe Materials:

PA (Standard), Luvocom (and other materials, call factory for complete details)

Normal Operating
Temperature Range:

-40ºC (-40ºF) through +121ºC (+250ºF)

UV Resistant:

Yes

Radiation Resistance:

Standard material becomes steadily more brittle (30% drop in mechanical properties) at levels reaching 100 megarads. Standard material is not recommended for use above 100 megarads.

Colors:

Black (Stock), other colors available (Made To Order)

Included Product Lines:

Varitrak K - The strongest snap together connection in the industry and smooth AL bars.

Varitrak KE - An all nylon carrier with all the benefit of the K-Series.

Varitrak MC - Bolted together links with countless design options.

Varitrak MK & ME - Bolted together links with countless all nylon design options.

Varitrak MT - Bolted together links with countless all nylon enclosed tube design options.

Varitrak MC - Large, robust, multifaceted, and highly customizable.

Master Series - A robust, yet light cable carrier that is heavy on features & performance.

Uniflex BT - The "Next Generation" of cable carriers.

Varitrak MT-RMD - Heavy-duty modular design.

Key Features:

  • Superior cable, hose and air line protection in moving applications
  • Links snap or bolt together quickly and easily - with simple hand tools
  • Available in open or enclosed tube styles
  • Easy, safe and fast cable or hose installation
  • Extremely durable, back and forth cycle travel longevity of 20,000+ kilometers, with special glide shoes achieving 40,000+ kilometers
  • Single and multi-level cable and hose strain-relief brackets
  • Hinged-opening cavity access bars, that snap-lock closed
  • Easily exchanged and inexpensive replaceable glide shoes preclude complete system replacements
  • Vertical dividers and/or horizontal shelving cavity partitioning available
  • Incredible strength and vibration resistance
  • Cable and hose friendly internal cavity
  • No maintenance
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Economical

Extruded-Molded

Extruded-molded carriers offer extremely flexible designs in a wide range of sizes with a unique twist. This revolutionary design answers almost all of the most difficult design requests such as...

  • I need a quiet carrier...
  • I need a clean carrier...
  • I need a carrier half the weight of any typical carrier now available...
  • I need a carrier system capable of handling extremely high speeds...
  • I need a carrier system capable of handling extremely high accelerations...
  • I need a carrier system that is too hyper sensitive to misalignment...
  • I need a carrier that can handle both rotating (twist) and lateral movements...

KabelSchlepp has developed such a revolutionary and patented carrier system that answers all these needs and establishes another industry design benchmark.

These systems uniquely allow the customer the complete design flexibility to "shape" their carrier system to [their] exact needs - a fundamental KabelSchlepp philosophy - make our design flexible so the customer design doesn't need to be.

Since this product group shares a great deal of technology with the Varitrak series, more than 25,000 carrier and cavity variations are possible.

The Quantum carrier systems have extruded side-bands (strands) of varying sizes with integral steel ropes for incredible tensile strength. Two of these side-bands are then connected to each other with reinforced nylon and/or aluminum bars, rods and/or sleeves forming the cavity in which the cables or hoses are safely managed. The unique Quantum side-band design all but eliminates the "Polygon-Effect". KabelSchlepp studied and coined the "polygon-effect" decades ago. Essentially this is what describes the typical bouncing (or hopping) phenomenon of all linked carrier systems that happens when a link with a defined pitch and radius travels around an arc. Thus, eliminating this effect results in extremely smooth, quiet and clean operation. Dramatic reductions in vibration and noise were measured. An 18+ dba reduction from standard link carrier systems was regularly achieved and measured.

Quantum holds our title of being the absolute quietest carrier available anywhere from anyone.

Wide ranges of innovative carrier cavity designs are available. Standard cavity system designs with strong nylon bars or the most cable friendly designs that use smooth aluminum!

As with our ground breaking modular-molded designs, when using Quantum the selected design configuration depends solely on what the designer requires for the particular application in question.

All such modular-extruded systems have vertical and/or horizontal internal cavity partitions available to enable the design engineer the ultimate in safe cable and hose management capabilities.

Size Range:

Smallest Standard Cavity:
28mm (1.10") wide by 28mm (1.10") high
Largest Standard Cavity:
600mm (23.62") wide by 72mm (2.83") high

Standard [Stock]
Chain-Band Materials

Polypropylene

Cavity Materials

Aluminum bar and rod stock, PA (Standard), Stainless Steel (Call factory for details)

Normal Operating
Temperature Range:

-30ºC (-22ºF) through +110ºC (+230ºF)

UV Resistant:

Yes

Colors:

Black (Stock), other colors available (Made To Order)

Included Product Lines:

Quantum - The future of carrier system technology

PROfile - A mono-extruded carrier system

Key Features:

  • Premium cable, hose and air line protection in extreme moving applications
  • Easy and safe cable or hose installation
  • Light-weight, half the weight of any comparable carrier system
  • Capable of handling accelerations of 10G's
  • Extremely durable, back and forth cycle travel longevity of 100,000+ kilometers possible!
  • Unsurpassed strength and vibration resistance
  • +/- 30º degree twist capabilities
  • +/- 30º degree lateral movement capabilities
  • A truly silent carrier system, less than 50 dba operating noise
  • Extremely low wear and abrasion resistant smooth aluminum cross-bars
  • Ideal for clean room applications
  • Single and multi-level cable and hose strain-relief brackets
  • Twist-opening cavity access bars, that snap-lock closed.
  • Vertical dividers and/or horizontal shelving cavity partitioning available
  • Cable and hose friendly internal cavity
  • No maintenance
  • Corrosion resistant

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