Three years ago, a global medical device manufacturer in Ohio was researching cables for a line of sterilization equipment. This particular company specializes in manufacturing machines that sterilize large objects (e.g. chairs, tables, etc.) in both the private and public sector of the healthcare industry. Sterilization equipment is vital in the pharmaceutical, medical device manufacturing, defense and industrial, and healthcare industries. Many people count on this manufacturer to help in the fight against infection and contamination.
Needing a cable able to resist the high amount of heat generated during the sterilization process, they turned to Alpha Wire’s Xtra-Guard 4 cable. With a high temperature rating of 125°C, Xtra-Guard 4 is the perfect mix of performance and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, Xtra-Guard 4's resistance to oils, solvents, chemicals, and fuels ensures that operators of the sterilization equipment need not be concerned with contamination from such hazardous fluids.
With UL AWM 20237 and UL AWM 20238 ratings, Xtra-Guard 4's capability extends beyond this application. In addition to its high temperature rating of 125°C, it also holds up in temperatures as low as -50°C. Plus, its high-performance TPE insulation and jacket offer three times the low-temperature flexibility of ordinary PVC. Lastly, all Xtra-Guard products provide exceptional protection against EMI and RFI interference when specified with Supra-Shield foil/braid shielding.