Weld-slag and oil-resistant cabling suits demanding industrial sites

April 9, 2014
Molex says its rugged, versatile WSOR cable improves operational efficiencies in harsh environments.

Molex has launched its line of weld-slag and oil-resistant (WSOR) cable designed for use in harsh industrial environments. Available in a range of standard and custom termination styles, Molex says the WSOR cabling can reduce inventory costs by providing a single-cable solution for automotive, material handling and other industrial factory automation applications.

“Heretofore, machine and line builders had limited choice when selecting cables for rugged applications. Each machine required a different cable, leading to higher inventory costs, less shelf space, and confusion when differentiating between cables,” explains Riky Comini, business development director for Molex's industrial automation unit. “The WSOR cable improves operational efficiencies by offering industry’s widest cross-section of styles for multiple applications, from welding to cutting oil environments.”

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Rated for a wide temperature range (static -40 to +90°C), Molex says the WSOR cable meets UL 758/1581 and VDE 472-803/B specifications. Suitable for machine sensors, valves and network connections, the cable is available in cross sections of 0.25, 0.34, 0.50 and 0.75 to 1.50 mm sq. The highly flexible cables feature a bend radius of 5x outside diameter for static, and 7.5x outside diameter for dynamic and drag chain conditions.

“Tool and line builders in automotive factories, machining centers and conveyor system manufacturers now have a rugged and more versatile alternative for their most demanding cable requirements,” adds Comini.

The WSOR cable can be terminated to a variety of industry-standard connectors, including the Molex Brad M12 Power, Brad Nano-Change M8, Brad Mini-Change, DIN, Brad M23 and I/O modules within a Profinet or other Ethernet industrial network. The cable's outer jacket is available in four colors. Learn more at www.molex.com/link/wsorcable.html.

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