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Olflex® 700 Servo FD Motor Cable - Unshielded


  • Flexible oil resistant PVC jacket
  • Composite Servo Cable
  • No overall shield
  • Signal pairs shielded


Olflex Servo FD 700


Olflex® 700CY Servo FD Motor Cable - Shielded


  • Flexible oil resistant PVC jacket
  • Composite Servo Cable
  • Overall Aluminum Polyester Shield
  • Signal pairs shielded


Olflex Servo FD 700CY


Olflex® 750P Servo FD Feedback Cable


  • Gray Polyurethane Jacket
  • Composite Feedback Cable
  • No overall shield
  • Signal pairs shielded


Olflex Servo FD 750P


Olflex® 750CP Servo FD Feedback Cable


  • Orange Polyurethane Jacket
  • Composite Feedback Cable
  • Overall Aluminum Polyester Shield
  • Signal pairs shielded


Olflex Servo FD 750CP




Steps on How to Braid Servo Control Cables


Olflex Servo Cable Robots, as described by scientists of today, are mechanical systems that possess the intelligence to perform simple tasks of humans with almost minimal or no supervision from them whatsoever. These tasks could be performed by these self-moving entities either autonomously, semi-autonomously, or remotely. However, the only way for this to become possible is to ensure the availability of four parts: the power supply, the wiring system, the mechanism, and the brains. Three of the parts, namely the power supply, the mechanism, and the central processing unit, are readily supplied by manufacturers for robot enthusiasts to purchase; however, the real work lies in connecting the wires for robots called servo control cables. These consist of many branches that control every single part of a machine independently much like the peripheral nervous system of humans. Due to this, many complications like disorganized wiring and short circuits could occur if left unchecked. For this reason, it is important to keep things organized by following these steps on how to braid servo control cables.

The very first step in order to perform this task is to disconnect the connecting piece of the terminal ends of the servo cables with the use of a knife. One must press on the indentation of each servo wire in order to detach every wire from the terminal piece. Then, after that is done, one must purchase a length of shrink tubing that is about a couple of centimeters longer than the servo cable itself. It is useful to slightly burn the tip of the heat shrink tubing with the use of a lighter in order to ensure easy insertion of the servo cables afterwards. With the tip already finished, the user must then push each servo wire one at a time. As they are all inserted, a worm-like motion must be used to facilitate easy fitting of the shrink tubing. Cut the end of the shrink tubing at least one centimeter from the end of the servo cable to add a little allowance.

With the shrink tubing placed, one must cut at least two one-centimeter rubber insulations. Then, a small amount of glue must be applied on the proximal end of the servo cable. Afterwards, the user must then fit the insulation until it comes into contact with the applied glue. It is advisable to heat-shrink the insulation end in order to fasten the insulation tip up nicely. Then, the user must milk the shrink tubing towards the other end to ensure secure fastening of the wiring, At the other end of the servo cable, with the use of a nipper cut the other end slowly and carefully to expose the opposite end of the wire. Apply some glue and fit the other prepared insulation piece over the prepared end. One must then heat-shrink the insulation part in order to firmly secure the wiring. Finally, he or she must then fit the terminal piece on the exposed part of the wire to complete the braiding process of servo control cables.

Olflex® Wire manufactures Servo FD flexible composite cables for industrial applications, machine tools and other electrical machinery. The 700 and 750 series are listed on our website with specifications and pictures so that you can find and see the exact power supply cable you need for your application.

Olflex® 700 is the unshielded version and Olflex® 700CY is the shielded version. It's manufactured with 4 power conductors and 2 shielded signal pairs of a slightly smaller awg size. Flexible servo cables have an optional braid shield for EMI and RFI interference when needed.

Olflex® 750P is unshielded and Olflex® 750CP is shielded with an overall tinned copper braid shield. The 750 series if commonly used as a feedback supply cable in a continuous flex application. Their ideally suited for automated applications such as tracks, automated handling equipment, pick and place units, gantry robots, machine tools and other continuous movement applications.

WesBell offers many types of Olflex® Servo FD control cables, so if you don't see what you need on our website please call to discuss your application with our knowledgeable sales staff. We offer Free Shipping on orders over $250 and cut any small lengths you may need.

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