In some applications it will be of advantage or it even might be a necessity, to add some kind of protection to the cable assembly, to withstand harsh environment or rough handling, or both.
Spectrum Elektrotechnik GmbH offers a number of standard armor and ruggedizing options. The customer may decide which of the options fits best his requirement.
But besides these standard options, in certain programs different armoring or ruggedizing need to be used. It can be offered on request, knowing the exact application and the specific environment, a special Part Number will then be assigned.
Hard armor is used where crush resistance is required and less flexibility and higher weight are acceptable. The armor is known for its strength and toughness. The edges of the metal strip of the armor are folded in so that the joints interlock and form a four-wall thickness. To protect the assembly from humidity, the armor can be covered with flexible tubing. For details, please refer to the following pictures and descriptions (figures H - M) as shown below.
To have armor added to the cable please proceed as follows: