Flat Festoon Cable

Flat Festoon Cable on Overhead Crane
Galaxy is a leading supplier of flat festoon cable. Flat festoon cables are used on both cranes and hoist systems to deliver power or control signals to equipment used in material transportation.

What are Flat Festoon Cables?

Flat festoon cables are designed for use in demanding environments where materials and products are constantly being moved by overhead cranes or hoists. The festoon cable is typically made flat due to space limitations and the need for continuous flexing. However, round festoon cable can be manufactured. Flat festoon cable is primarily used at seaports, mills, or large-scale manufacturing plants. The cables are track mounted and provide both power and control signals to crane and hoist systems.

Flat festoon cables are designed with extra flexible stranding for constant flexing that is required. Flexibility is commonly three to five times the cables diameter. The insulation is typically a PVC jacket that can perform from -40°C to 105°C. The conductor sizes that can be used are from 2/0 AWG to 16 AWG. If the cables are to be used in an extreme temperature environment, other materials such as neoprene can be used. Flat festoon cables are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The cables can also be UL/CSA rated.

Galaxy Differentiators / Advantages for Flat Festoon Cable

With its engineering focus, Galaxy has the advantage of being able assist in the design of the flat festoon cable to the demanding requirement of a specific application. Aside from the standard copper conductors used in flat festoon cable, fiber optic cable, coaxial cable, twisted shielded pairs, strength members, or strength members can be added. Galaxy can also provide a number of cable jacket materials depending on the environment and intended use of the flat festoon cables.

Flat Festoon Cable Applications

There are numerous different applications for the use of flat festoon cables. These applications include, but are not limited to:

  • Seaport Loading and Unloading
  • Lumber Mills
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Robotics Equipment
  • Crane and Hoist Systems
  • Festoon Systems
  • Jetway and Airport Systems

Flat Festoon Cable Approvals

Flat festoon cables can be manufactured with the following approvals:

  • UL/CSA listings
  • CE
  • Flame and UV ratings
  • RoHS Compliant

FAQs about Flat Festoon Cable

Does festoon cable need to be flat or round?
Festoon cable can either be flat or round. It depends upon the use as to what shap, round or flat, is best. Typically, round festoon cable supplies power and control to a system and is wrapped around a drum which allows the cable to be extended or retracted as required. Flat festoon cable is designed for both space and flexibility. It can be stacked to save space and they are carried through a track system.

Is flat festoon cable only available with a yellow jacket?
The standard color for flat festoon cable is yellow, mainly for safety purposes. But other jacket colors can be used for specific customer needs.

Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Flat Festoon Cable

Contact Galaxy for further assistance with flat festoon cables.