Flexible connectors are designed to deliver maximum electrical power at higher efficiency. It can be made accordingly to the exact specifications and are widely manufactured for expansion/contraction, vibration with high resistance values. The flexible connectors have a great application in many fields like computer and communication, plating, fuel cells, power generation and transmission, electrolytic processes, telecommunication, switch gear and transformers. The connectors made of copper in the form of wire ropes and braided wires are known for maximum flexibility. As per the application, it can be customized with heat shrink sleeves, silicon sleeves or without sleeves.
The basic functionality of flexible connectors is to provide the required flexibility for the pipe systems to absorb vibration and noise, to permit the movement of other elements used for piping and to compensate the thermal growth. To minimize the stress and forces within pipe systems, the flexible connectors are designed with perfect wall thickness. The vibration transmitted by the mechanical equipment is effectively isolated by the use of such factory engineered connectors. To comply with noise level needs, these connectors will help by reducing the vibration of pipes throughout the whole structure. waterproof Butt Connector The connectors can be made out of laminated or braided copper for any application.
By stacking foil type electrolytic copper in several layers and treating under high current and pressure, laminated copper flexible connectors can be made. It will help in realizing the movements inside switch gear and machines. According to the user’s requirements, these types of connectors are individually designed. The flexible connectors are ideal for connecting the bus-bars in switch gear applications, electric locomotives, bus ducts and many other areas. Copper or Aluminum strips can be used to make laminated connectors with higher flexibility. It is mostly used as expansion connector and help in protecting the systems from the effects of vibration in switch gear operations.
Excellent durability and vibration characteristics are offered by the flexible exhaust connectors. These connectors can be made of special alloys for temperature and corrosion resistance. Stiffness can also be added along with flexibility. In exhaust systems, the flexible connectors provide high tensile strength and form a leak tight connection. These connectors are usually manufactured with a current carrying capacity of up to 4000 Amps and in the range of 1 square mm to 4000 sq. mm. Round type of stranded copper connectors are also manufactured for specific purposes.
For pump, rubber and stainless steel equipment, braided pump connectors are used. To compensate the misalignment and to prevent the stress due to contraction, flexible connectors are highly recommended. These connectors would absorb the movement problems of continuous nature in the pipe systems that are caused due to temperature variations and differences in composition. It reduces the maintenance costs of such systems by avoiding the danger of pulling or buckling apart. The vibrations of most pulsating equipment can be solved using these types of connectors. Minimum voltage drop and maximum conductivity of such connectors are the features of an ideal connector with desired flexibility and can be made out of any material that serves the purpose well.