RADITEK Flexible Twistable Waveguides Newsletter Feb 12, 2017
RADITEK Flexible Twistable Waveguides Newsletter Feb 12, 2017
  • Flexible waveguides are often used to connect two elements using rigid waveguide systems together, especially when they cannot be accurately located or positioned.
  • They are often used to connect antenna systems, especially when they may not be fixed, to the base transmitter receiver system and eliminate installation difficulties caused by misalignment and to provide a simple aid to positioning.
  • Flexible waveguide is an essential item for many waveguide installations providing the required degree of flexibility to enable a degree of mechanical movement either for vibration, allow for other movement, or just to take up the mechanical tolerances which might otherwise not be possible.
  • Flexible waveguides also are used to allow for mechanical movement and thermal expansion and contraction,
  • There are three primary types of flexible waveguide.
    • flexible and twistable,
    • flexible non-twistable,
    • flexible seamless.
  • We mainly focus on flexible and twistable these are made from a helically wound silver plated brass strip, with additional mechanical support is offered from a variety of protective jackets.
  • These waveguide sections can flex in both the E and H planes and will also twist, making them a great solution in many different types of applications. .
  • Our Flexible Twistable Waveguides operate 2.6 to 40 GHz over thirteen frequency bands.
  • They are typically used in misaligned waveguide systems where traditional rigid waveguide sections are not possible.
  • Provides a cost effective solution for the satellite communications market
  • Flexible twistable is sealed electrically via a friction joint, The core is manufactured from pre-convoluted silver clad brass strip helically wound to extremely close tolerances around a rectangular mandrel, surrounded by a flexible and twistable neoprene sleeve to enable the core to be pressurized. The ends of the waveguide are terminated with brass flanges available in eighteen multiple flange styles
  • Rolls up easily for fast air shipment (compared to the difficulty packaging shipping Rigid waveguide
  • Operating Temperature Ranges: Flexible / Twistable -55 to +145oC
  • Flexible waveguide may not have the same level of performance that is provided by rigid waveguide, but the mechanical advantages offered normally well outweigh the electrical performance limitations.
  • The minimum bend radius specification for the flexible waveguide should not be exceeded.
  • Many sizes in stock.

FLEXGUIDE Flexible Twistable Waveguides 


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