BRAID CONSIDERATIONS

Material Selection

EY Technologies wide selection of materials assures that the most appropriate substrate, and/or coating will be readily available for the manufacturing of each customer's particular product. An ecologically minded company, EY Technologies relies on environmentally friendly technologies for their production processes.

Man-Made Fiber Selection

  • Aramid
  • Carbon
  • Fiberglass
  • High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (HMPE)
  • High Modulus Polypropylene (HMPP)
  • Liquid Crystal Polymers (LCP)
  • Nylon
  • Polyester

Resins

  • EVA
  • Ionomers
  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyvinylidene Fluoride
  • PVC
  • And Many Other Resins Systems

Machine Selection

The following can be used as a guide to braid machine selection:

Quantity of Carriers
in Braider
Wire Bundle Range Diameter
24
1/4" to 1/2" (6.35 to 12.7 mm)
32
5/8" to 3/4" (15.8 to 19 mm)
48
3/4" to 1 1/2" (19 to 38.1 mm)
64
1 1/2" & Larger (38.1 mm & Larger)

How to Estimate Amount of Braid Yarn Required for a Harness

The following relationship may be applied: = Braid Angle L = Harness Length L' = Yarn Length

Total Yarn Length, L'
=
(# Carriers, N x Dia. Braid, D x 3.14) / (CosØ)
Pounds Req'd, W
=
(Total Yarn Length, Yds.) / (*Yds./Lb.)
*Yield - Braid Yarn
Vinyl 0.028 inches = 1,000 Yds/Lb.
Vinyl 0.040 inches = 550 Yds./Lb.
Example:
  L' = (16 x 1 x 3.14) / (0.71)
L' = 70.8 in. Yarn Per Inch of Braid
Cos 45° = 0.71
(70.8 / 36 in/yd) / 1000 YPP = 0.002 Lbs Per Inch of Harness

Packaging:

Vinyl braid yarns are available on the following standard packages:


A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
Bulk Tube
3.43" (87 mm)
10" (254 mm)
11" (279 mm)
3.25" (83 mm)
9.25" (235 mm)
Braider Tube
.875" (22 mm)
5" (127 mm)
5.5" (140 mm)
.625" (16 mm)
1.75" (44 mm)
 

Standard Weights:

  Bulk Tube
15 Lbs. (6.80 kg)
15 Lbs. (6.80 kg)
15 Lbs. (6.80 kg)
Braider Tube
0.3 Lbs. (.136 kg)
0.5 Lbs. (.227 kg)
0.7 Lbs. (.318 kg)