Technical Articles

Lapp Tannehill has published these technical articles:

(Wire and Cable)
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To help you choose the Lapp cable that best suits your requirements, we suggest you review the criteria and definitions on the following pages and familiarize yourself with the different levels.... (View Full Article)
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Amperage Conversions... (View Full Article)
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Based on the requirements, the best insulating material for the application will be selected. The selection may involve examination of many different performance properties. The properties are... (View Full Article)
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The flex type and application of the cable will determine how the cable is manufactured. When the cable is designed with a special flexing application, the cable has to be manufactured on a unique... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Cabling Techniques... (View Full Article)
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Glossary... (View Full Article)
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Properties of Insulation Materials... (View Full Article)
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Types of Tinning... (View Full Article)
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Automation is continuing to increase on the factory floor, creating a growing need for more data exchange over sophisticated, high-performance networks.... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Oil can cause polymers, such as those used for cable insulation and jacketing, to degrade and crack. Selecting an oil-resistant cable is the best way to avoid this failure mode.... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of cable engineers around the world, there are cables available for an almost infinite number of applications. Welding cable, extension cords, stage lighting... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Automation and networking technology continue to play a vital role in the manufacturing industry, especially mechanical and plant engineering. Along with enabling greater energy efficiency, flexible... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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This collection of design tips will extend the life of cable carriers and the components they protect... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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A cable chain is a mechanical system designed to protect, carry and guide cables (power, control, data or fiber optics) and hoses (hydraulic or pneumatic) in dynamic motion applications - to transfer... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Learn more about the different conductors used in wire & cable... (View Full Article)
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Learn more about the different flammability tests and ratings.... (View Full Article)
(Motors)
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In automated production machines, faster acceleration and deceleration of motion axes can lead to productivity gains. It's no wonder that machine builders have started to adopt new low-inertia servo... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Smaller cables are being sought after as medical devices become smaller and more portable... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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LAPP offers different levels of each of the motion types. Find the motion level number associated with the product on the product datasheet and refer to this table for more information on what the... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Most portable medical devices on the market today center on patient monitoring or diagnosing using self-application sensors (pulse, blood sugar, temperature, etc.) along with mobile devices to send... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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American Wire Gauge (AWG) sizes may be determined by measuring the diameter of the conductor (the bare wire) with the insulation removed. Refer to the Wire Gauge Diameter table for dimensions. When... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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The Internet has reached the factory. Controls, drives, sensors, and machines are all networked, exchanging data ceaselessly. Data volumes and interconnectedness, from the sensor to the cloud, will... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Cables and plug connections have to withstand a great deal, but this is especially true for the food and beverage industry, where the right choice of material is crucial.... (View Full Article)
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The demands of the industrial environment are ongoing, with ever-changing trends.... (View Full Article)
(Robotics)
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In this paper, we'll show you new trends in advanced robotics, as well as some tips for properly specifying and installing cables into your robot.... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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In today's medical device market, front-end decisions on wire and cable, connectors, and process aids that designers make can have a lasting impact on manufacturability, patient and practitioner... (View Full Article)
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Whether you're an engineer designing a new product, or a purchasing agent getting ready to send a purchase order to a vendor, cost plays a large role in your daily decisions. Cutting cost is something... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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To understand the differences between the types, you'll need to know the difference between PVC and Cross-link automotive wire. The main difference between the two is the temperature range. Cross-link... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Portable cordage is available in different jacket insulation materials - Thermoset (rubber), Thermoplastic (plastic), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). Here's a little more information about them to help... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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When looking at the different portable cordage types, all the different letters in the types can be overwhelming and easily confusing. But did you know that each of those letters represents an... (View Full Article)
(Data Input Devices)
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The Future of Industrial Ethernet... (View Full Article)
(Wire and Cable)
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Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) was founded as a non-profit organization which provides testing for products and UL “Recognition� or “Listing� for manufacturers. In the United States UL... (View Full Article)