High-Strength Slip Cable

High-strength slip cable is a robot cable featuring low frictional resistance achieved by use of a smooth sheathing material. The cable is suitable for wiring moving parts such as cable/tube supporting guide. It also facilitates work of passing wire through the metallic/plastic conduit tubes. Extremely superior flex and twist resistance are achieved through use of high-strength copper alloy wire for the conductor.

  • Cable smoothness and low friction prevents meandering, buckling and sheath tearing, and extends cable service life.
  • Frictional resistance is approximately half that of conventional products. Abrasion and sheath tearing caused by contact with metal or plastics are greatly reduced.
  • The high-strength copper alloy wire used for the conductor gives the cable extremely superior bending/twist resistance.


  • Wiring inside cable/tube supporting guide
  • Wiring in narrow spaces of robots and automatic machinery
  • Wiring into metal or plastic tubes

Test Results

  Moving flex resistance Friction resistance [N] Abrasion [mg]
Meandering [times] Buckling [times]
Conventional product 100 1,000 4.4 21
High-strength slip cable 60,000 125,000 2.1 9

Reference Photos

  • Conventional product (at 100 flexes)
    Convention product (at 100 flexes)
  • High-strength slip cable (at 50,000 flexes)
    High-strength slip cable (at 50,000 flexes)

Testing Method - Simplified Diagram

  • Moving flex resistance
    Moving flex resistance
  • Friction resistance
    Friction resistance
  • Abrasion (Abrasion volume)
    Abrasion (Abrasion volume)

Product Types

  • Cables can be customized according to your use purposes, such as need for oil resistance, low temperature resistance, flex resistance or flame retardancy, by appropriately combining insulator material and sheath material.
Type Conductor material Conductor size Insulator Sheath Characteristics
A High-strength copper alloy 28AWG (0.1SQ) - 13AWG (3.55SQ) Vinyl Vinyl Flex and heat resistance
B Vinyl Vinyl Flex resistance, flame retardant
C Vinyl Vinyl Flex and oil resistance
D ETFE Vinyl High flex resistance, heat resistance
E Cross-linked polyethylene Polyurethane High flex resistance, low temperature resistance
F ETFE Polyurethane Super flex resistance, low temperature resistance