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HEW Flat Cables

A wide range of different applications requires cable solutions with extremely small bending radiuses and a highly efficient cable setup. This is where flat cables made by HEW offer the ideal solution. We develop and manufacture flat cables that are precisely tailored to your unique requirements and needs. From simple, symmetrical ribbon cables to complex hybrid constructions, HEW is your ideal partner.

What Is a Flat Cable?

Flat cables have a wide range of functions and properties can be used for a variety of applications. However, they all have one thing in common: In contrast to conventional round cables, the individual cores of a flat cable are arranged parallel to each other.

Flat cables are used whenever a fast, space-saving, and uncomplicated connection of electronic components is required.

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Highly Efficient Cable Constructions With Extremely Low Bending Radiuses

With its PTFE flat cables, HEW-KABEL offers ultra-flexible solutions with low dead weight that can withstand the highest loads. This is why our flat cables are particularly in demand for application in highly sensitive environments such as clean rooms. Especially in medical or microsystems technology such cables are highly convenient. Other areas of application include the military, aerospace, control systems, robotics and the automotive industry.

Flat cables from HEW do not require a drag chain as a guide. This minimizes running noise and enables smooth, vibration-free movement. High-performance materials with reduced inherent abrasion also ensure a longer service life. Hybrid cable assemblies enable the simultaneous transmission of energy, data, signals, gases, liquids, or light.

Highly flexible flat cables from HEW impress with their...


  • flexible and high bending strength
  • torsion resistant
  • temperature resistant
  • chemical and oil resistant


  • low dead weight
  • low space requirement
  • optimal guiding characteristics
  • excellent handling


  • less abrasion
  • less downtime
  • higher productivity
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Advantages and Features At A Glance

  • customized cable design: from simple symmetrical cables to complex hybrid constructions
  • minimized space requirement
  • low dead weight
  • small bending radius
  • high flexibility
  • exceptionally high reliability and mechanical resistance
  • high bending strength design for several million bending cycles
  • minimized running noise and smooth free movement (no drag chain required for cable routing)

Optimized Materials For Optimal Performance

The materials used by HEW-KABEL ensure an ideal function of the flat cables - even in highly sensitive areas of application

Copper / Optical fibers / Hoses

Highly flexible copper conductors - plain, tinned, silver-plated, nickel-plated or with special alloys; fibers and data fibers for light or data transmission; Hoses for the transmission of other substances, including air or liquids.

PUR, PFA, FEP, Silicone

Depending on the requirements and application area, we have an extensive portfolio of possible insulation materials available for insulating the individual core cables.

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)

By laminating with PTFE, our flat cables are extremely resistant to temperature, chemicals, and weathering. PTFE also has good electrical insulation properties, high notched impact strength, and anti-adhesive behavior.

The Right Solution For Every Application

Our flat cables are used in numerous industries in a variety of ways. Therefore, we can only present a small excerpt of possible solutions here.n.

Due to our excellent material competence and patented manufacturing processes, we are able to realize flat cables for almost any task and according to your requirements. Whether heavy-duty, halogen-free, flame-retardant or multifunctional - tell us your individual requirements and we will develop the optimum solution.

Please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

Example application in image-based diagnostics

With various imaging techniques, it is possible to generate high-resolution visual data of human organs and structures. For example, CT and MRI machines can provide three-dimensional cross-sectional images in a very short time, which a doctor can observe closely on a monitor.

Highly efficient and flexible flat cables by HEW lead to these brilliant visual results. Extremely bend-resistant designs with UL certification and several million bending cycles ensure above-average reliability and mechanical resistance. The synchronized transmission of a wide variety of mediums and signals is made possible by the combination of fiber optic cables, hoses, and electrical conductors.

Example of a cable

HEW combination: flat cable shielded – laminated

TEHCYTEHCYHTE- Cu vz 1x2x2,1mm² (105x0,16mm) ETFE + Cu vz 2x2xAWG22 (19x0,16mm) Cellular FEP
+ Cu vz 1x2xAWG26 (19x0.107mm) FEP + Cu vz 1xAWG26 (19x0.107mm) FEP + 2xMultimode provided
+ Cu vz 1x3x2xAWG26 (7x0,16mm) FEP + Cu vz 2x5x1,33 mm² (105x0,127mm) ETFE

Example Application Precision Positioning Systems

Positioning systems used in demanding industries such as the semiconductor industry must meet the upmost advanced requirements. These include precision in the nanometer range, uninterrupted availability in 24/7 operation, and an uncompromising level of cleanliness.

Multifunctional flat cables from HEW contribute significantly to the fulfillment of these tasks. Extremely bend-resistant and ultra-flexible cable designs allow for permanent movement in two dimensions. At the same time, the innovative materials ensure long system availability and are suitable for application in clean rooms.

Example cable

HEW combination flat cable - laminated

TEHCCYHTE- Cu blk/vz 2x (4xAWG 18/63 + 4x AWG 28/19) + 4x (5x2xAWG 26/19) UL-Style 21875 / 75°C / 30 V

Applications of Our Flat Cables


Designed for continuous operation under the toughest conditions, flexible robotics cables from HEW withstand all mechanical, chemical and thermal stresses.

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Highly efficient and flexible cables with bend-resistant designs ensure above-average reliability and mechanical resistance.

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