All methods that measure from within the die are necessarily wrong, since the bend radius
and material thickness may change.
The bend radius
impacts overall performance because the lower the bend radius
, the lower the potential for signal loss," said Kent Goldsmith, RCDD, DCDC, engineering manager at CABLExpress.
With planning, the usable life of the drill pipe can be extended by following the recommended path that will not exceed the bend radius
of the pipe.
Bend is defined by tube radius, wall thickness, and middle bend radius
that goes through centre of ideally circular cross-section of the tube.
Cable fill rates are constrained by bends in the pathway where cables must maintain a maximum bend radius
and by a maximum height limitation, due to the weight of cables causing possible damage or attenuation.
The PAGE-flex SBF[TM] hose utilizes a smoothbore PFA tube, and a bonded wire braid--silicone-textile braided composite, giving the product high bend radius
, kink and vacuum resistance.
Suited for cable carriers used on swivel arm robots and similar applications, the Robotrax cable carrier system has added 2 sizes: R085 having an 85 mm OD and 175 mm bend radius
, and R100 with 100 mm OD and 195 mm bend radius
LNL's technologies reduce the size and bend radius
of a photonic "wire" (waveguide) and send light from a fiber cable into a miniaturized waveguide with minimal power loss (coupling).
has selected its RealFlex[TM] reduced bend radius
fiber (RBRF) drop cable solutions for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments in northwestern Minnesota communities.
A heavy duty boot and FEP jacket improve strain relief and allow for a minimum bend radius
of 1 inch which adds to the durability of these cable assemblies.
Specially designed drill pipe joints are 59 inches long and have a bend radius
of up to 70 feet, enabling pilot bores to be leveled at shallow depths.
Even when best practices are employed, mistakes may occur that result in kinked cables and cables bent beyond the recommended minimum bend radius
found in today's typical jumpers.