What is a Coaxial Cable?

In this article, we provide information on what is a coaxial cable and what a coaxial cable is used for.

Treotham Automation are industrial automation industry experts, having been in operation for over 25 years.

We supply products and components to Australia’s industrial automation sector and are the exclusive distributor for many international product lines. Find out what coaxials are used for below. 

What Are Coaxial Cables?

Coaxial cables are a cable with an inner conductor surrounded by an insulating layer, surrounded by a conductive shielding. They allow distortion-free and low attenuation transmission of signals with a high bandwidth.

They are UV & oil resistant, silicon & lead-free and comply with many different compliance standards and certifications. 

What Is Coaxial Cable Used For?
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Coax cables are suitable for use in extremely heavy-duty applications. Below is a list of applications that a coax cable is used for: 

  • Dry or damp Indoor and outdoor applications (UV resistant)
  • Unsupported and gliding travel distances up to 400m and more
  • Storage and retrieval units for high-bay warehouses
  • Machining units/machine tools
  • Quick handling
  • Cleanrooms
  • Semiconductor insertion
  • Indoor cranes
  • Low-temperature applications
  • Applications with limited movements and fixed installation 
  • Radio and computer systems
  • Commercial radio-frequency technology and electronics

Download the Coax Cable pdf for detailed technical specifications and to find out more about the coaxial cable and what is it used for.

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