Cicoil has supplied thousands of compact cable assemblies for the most sophisticated guided missile systems on the planet, and today continues to build upon its legacy by continuing to offer innovative solutions for growing new technology applications. Cicoil’s Flexx-Sil encased flat cables are designed to provide uninterrupted electrical and signal operation, space and weight savings, optimum cable flexibility and are ideal where unparalleled performance is critical and cable failure is not an option.

Unlike other types of cables, such as Teflon or polyurethane, Cicoil utilizes an exclusive process of encapsulating individual components in a unique, shock-absorbing Flexx-Sil rubber jacket that renders Source: CicoilSource: Cicoilthem unaffected by repeated exposure to severe vibration, compressive force, G-Forces, flames, ice, steam, humidity, hydraulic oils, jet fuels (JP-8, JP-9 and JP-10), operational stress and the rigors of turbulent flight. This combination of features makes Cicoil cables the ideal alternative to molded flat cables, flex circuit, wire harnesses and bulky round cables in missile applications, including supersonic and hypersonic missiles.

Cicoil’s standard Flexx-Sil rubber jacket is flame retardant (UL 94V-0) and performs flawlessly when exposed to continuous frigid temperatures and severe heat (-104° C to 260° C), and for short periods of time (30 to 45 minutes), and they have successfully survived temperatures as high as 380° C.

Cicoil’s assembly technicians are certified to IPC J-STD-001, J-STD-001ES and IPC-620 Space Addendum, for cable soldering and crimping, and assemblies are terminated in dedicated work cells within a lean manufacturing environment. Every assembly is electrically inspected for all point-to-point and electrical values, ensuring that each and every assembly meets 100% of the quality standards required by the most critical application.

All Cicoil assemblies have “full-lot traceability,” and each step of the manufacturing process is documented, follows approved and controlled procedures, and offers material certification/First Articles. Cicoil retains all inspection and quality records for at least 10 years, so customers can be confident that the products they receive meet every specification and quality standard required, and have documentation to back it up. Cicoil’s quality assurance system is certified and compliant to AS9100D/ISO 9001:2015 and all controlled goods are ITAR Certified.

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