SIDS Bend-Limiting

The SIDS Bend-limiting tube is made with the stronger Interlock tube, and with stainless steel wires inserted into the spiral valley of the tube. The result is an exceptionally large bending radius on the SIDS tube which makes it an ideal solution for demanding applications.

 

Interlock Profile 
with Double Steel Wires

standard type vs. bend limiting type

Features

  • Large bending radius
  • Repeated bending
  • Pliable and non-stretch
  • High tensile strength
  • High crush resistance

Application

  • Protection for large bending radius optical fibers, such as quartz type and hollow fibers
  • High Power fiber laser cables

SIDS Tube Specifications

Model ID
mm (inch)
OD
mm (inch)
Bend radius
mm (inch)
Weight
g/m
SIDS-32N 3.2
(0.126)
5.2
(0.205)
60
(2.36)
67
SIDS-40N 4.0
(0.157)
6.0
(0.236)
70
(2.75)
70
SIDS-45N 4.5
(0.177)
6.5
(0.256)
80
(3.15)
72
SIDS-50N 5.0
(0.197)
7.0
(0.276)
80
(3.15)
74
SIDS-60N 6.0
(0.236)
8.0
(0.315)
110
(4.33)
77
SIDS-70N 7.0
(0.276)
9.3
(0.366)
115
(4.50)
80
SIDS-80N 8.0
(0.315)
10.2
(0.402)
115
(4.5)
82
SIDS-90N 9.5
(0.374)
12.2
(0.480)
100
(4.0)
86
SIDS-100N 10.0
(0.394)
13.0
(0.512)
150
(5.9)
92
SIDS-110N 11.0
(0.433)
14.2
(0.559)
300
(11.8)
100

- Please contact us for custom bending radii not listed
- Also available with additional sheathing