TE Connectivity (TE) has launched ZHD, a new, versatile cable identification product. Until now, heat shrink cable identification systems were either low fire hazard or diesel resistant – but not both. TE’s new ZHD identification products combines these two features into a single product. With this combined advantage, train manufacturers can standardize and simplify cable identification – and remain compliant with the latest industry regulations.
ZHD is the first low fire hazard and diesel-resistant heat shrink cable identification solution available in the marketplace. It meets EN 45545-2 and NFPA130 standards for fire safety in rail vehicles and complies with rail fluid resistance regulations and rail fire and smoke regulations, as well as meeting the UNIFE environmental standards – a unique product in the rail industry meeting all of these standards.
“ZHD offers train manufacturers a single product which enables inventory reduction, decreases set-up and change-over frequency, reduces training requirementsand improves standardization,” said Stephen Earley, product manager, TE. “We believe that it will be the new rail industry benchmark for heat shrink identification.”
With a temperature range of minus 55 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius (-67°F to 257°F), ZHD has a shrink ratio of 2:1 and is available in sleeve diameters from 2.4mm (3/32”) to 38.1mm (1½”). Itis part of the complete TE Identification Solutions portfolio.
ZHD is suitable for pre-termination cable identification across multiple applications in the rail, mass transit, aerospace, marine and heavy industrial sectors that face harsh environments and conditions such as being able to resist fluids (diesel) and fire & smoke hazards. It is ideal for locations where there is fire risk to people or equipment, and suitable for installations that require outstanding fluid resistance, especially from diesel fuel.