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AGS

AGS is a halogen-free acrylic impregnated heat treated glass braided sleeve with a continuous operating temperature up to +155°C. It has a thermal classification of Class F and is available in several voltage grades, in many colours, and in sizes up to 25mm as standard.

This long established industry standard for Class F insulation is valued for its abrasion resistance and flexibility whereby the sleeve maintains electrical properties even after flexing. As it retains major properties up to 450°C (with progressive degradation of resin and changes in colour after 190°C) it can also operate above its thermal classification in the short-term. It has excellent resistance to oils, fluids and chemicals and is compatible with most insulating varnishes. Acrylic coated glass braid is often used in applications such as relays, radio circuits, transformers, domestic appliances and lead/crossover protection on motors. It will withstand tough assembly handling.

Technical Data

  • Operating Temperature -25°C-+155°C
  • Flame Retardant: Self-extinguishing
  • Colours: Black, Yellow, Red, Other colours available upon request
  • Sizes: 0.5 → 25
  • Packing: Reels, cut to length, cut sleeves
  • Approvals: IEC 60684-3, UL approval, RoHS Compliant
  • Applications / Industries:

Properties Typical Values Test Methods
General
Operating Temperature -25°C - + 155°C
Short-term peak temperature Retains major properties up to 450°C , but progressive colour change and resin loss after 190°C
Physical
Mechanical resistance Excellent abrasion resistance, good cut through resistance MIL-T-5438, ASTM D 876
Thermal
Flammability Extinguishes within 60s, halogen free IEC 60684 Pt2 Cl 6 meth. A
Thermal Classification Class F MIL-I-003190
Heat shock (4hrs) 48hrs at 180°C, no visible cracking, or detachment or discolouration of coating IEC 60684 Pt 2 Cl 13
Low temperature flexibility (4hrs @ -55°C) at -15°C, no visible cracking or detachment of coating IEC 60684 Pt 2 Cl 14
Electrical
Dielectric strength 1.0, 3.0 & 8.0kV IEC 60684, UL 1441
Chemical
Chemical resistance Compatible with most insulating resins, excellent resistance to most oils, fluids and aggressive chemicals
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Free Artwork Service

As part of the fully comprehensive print process, we offer a free artwork service for both thermal and hot foil printing. This involves, advising on print suitability, resizing to fit final fitted size and re-ordering information supplied in spreadsheet format according to the sequence of installation or into kits.

To ensure superior print results, it stands to reason that artwork needs to be best quality and this is why we advise on whether artwork is suitable for purpose in terms of fine detail and ornate graphics which may not successfully transfer to smaller sleeves and markers, or where a high shrink rate is required. Furthermore, as heatshrinkable products do not shrink in a uniform manner (transverse and longitudinal shrink ratios differ widely) we resize artwork so that there is a strict correlation between original and final fitted dimensions.

We accept many formats for artwork including, but not limited to, tiff, eps, bmp, jpg, gif and PDF. For jpeg, save your image using the best quality. We use a single colour print system. This means the sleeving and print can be different colours, but the print itself can only be one colour. For best results send your image in black and white with what you would like printed in black. We can then take the image and print it on your selected sleeving in the correct print colour.

We also print from spreadsheets, CSV or text files, .lists or drawings. Where required, we can sort, print and pack according to the sequence of installation.

Complete Cable Identification Solution

With so many cable identification solutions on the market, it can be hard to match these to your specific needs. Printasleeve offers a complete service based on our many years of experience and development in this highly specialised field. We know what works and how to get the best results.

This allows us to offer a fully supported package to get you set up quickly and easily. Whether you are looking to source a complete cable identification package or consumables for an existing one, we will only offer products which have been fully tested by us and in which we have complete confidence. Take advantage of Printasleeve’s over 25 years of printing experience to find the perfect combination for your requirements.