Cable Bending Radius

To ensure a long life term for flexible cables in handling applications it is important to considerate the following table which is based on the VDE standard and our additional experience. If the bending radius is reduced, simultaneous stresses on all components of the cable increase and damages could appear.

Cable Type Cable Outer Diameter (mm) Applications
Entry Bell Festoon Application E-Chain Reeling Operation Cable Tender Deflection Pulleys S-Shape Deflection
RHEYCORD(BS) up to 8mm 3 x d 3 x d 4 x d 5 x d 7.5 x d 7.5 x d 20 x d
RHEYCORD 9-12mm 4 x d 4 x d 4 x d 5 x d 7.5 x d 7.5 x d 20 x d
RHEYCORD (RTS) 13-20mm 5 x d 5 x d 5 x d 5 x d 7.5 x d 7.5 x d 20 x d
RHEYFESTOON above 20 mm 5 x d 5 x d 5 x d 6 x d 6 x d 20 x d
RHEYFIRM(RTS) 10 x d 10 x d 10 x d 12 x d 15 x d 15 x d 20 x d
RHEYFIRM (SI) 10 x d 10 x d 10 x d 12 x d 15 x d 15 x d 20 x d
BUFLEX DGR 6 x d 6 x d 6 x d 8 x d 8 x d 8 x d 20 x d
BUFLEX SEM 10 x d 10 x d 10 x d 10 x d 15 x d 15 x d 20 x d
BUFLEX SC 10 x d 10 x d 10 x d 10 x d 15 x d 15 x d 20 x d
REHYCORD-PUR-R up to 8mm 6 x d 6 x d 7.5 x d
9 x 12 mm
13 – 20mm
above 20mm 8 x d 8 x d
H07VVH6-F
PVC-Flat
10 x t
RHEYFLAT-N 10 x t
RHEYCORD-OFE R 14 – 16 mm 200 mm 125 mm 125mm 125 mm 200 mm 200 mm 500 mm
RHEYCORD-OFE SR 17 – 19 mm 200 mm 125 mm 125mm 125 mm 200 mm 200 mm 500 mm
RHEYCORD-OFE M 9 – 11 mm 125 mm 125mm

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