Flexo® Noise Reduction is a biaxially braided hybrid sleeving combining monofilament and multifilament PET yarns to create a full coverage expandable sleeve that substantially reduces noise on wires, tubes and hoses. The lightweight, rugged construction also provides protection from abrasion and vibration that is far superior to foam harness sleeves. NR expands for easy installation over splices and connectors and is flexible enough for tight radius applications. The braided construction will not hold moisture and drains quickly when immersed. NR is used in body wiring harnesses, instrument panel and lighting wiring, cable & hose assemblies, and other limited access applications where noise reduction is desirable. In retrofit applications or when component or harness disassembly is impractical, our unique F6® Quiet hybrid wraparound sleeving provides identical noise reduction and protection characteristics.
A lot of factors go into determining the correct braided sleeving wire protection method for your project. We’ve broken it down to help you narrow your search:
Bundle the cords that you’ll be covering and measure the diameter of the bundle. If you want a snug fit, choose a braided sleeving option with a slightly smaller diameter than that of your cables. If you want a loose and flexible fit, choose a braided sleeving option with a diameter that is equal to or slightly larger than that of your cables. Keep in mind that braided sleeving loses 2% to 3% of its length when it expands. Be sure to plan accordingly!
To ensure a frayless, professional end on any installation, it is recommended that expandable braided sleeving be cut with a hot knife, rope cutter, or similar tool. We offer a wide variety of Hot Knives for different applications, including handheld knives, table knives, and replacement blades. Watch our video on Using A Hot Knife To Cut Braided Expandable Sleeving.
Heatshrink Tubing is the ideal way to create a tight, professional finish on any wire, hose or cable management project. Once shrunk, the tubing will hold its reduced state, even at elevated temperatures. This application can be used to protect, color code, brand, or secure ends or sections of braided sleeving. A Heat Gun is required to properly apply heatshrink tubing. You can find a guide to the proper technique for working with heatshrink tubing Here.