3 July 2020
designing an energy supply system, sometimes there is a need for a very compact
system, carrying power and data yet running at high speed over a long travel
distance. Often these requirements are achievable
using a busbar, but only for electrical power and some data. Busbars, however, are also prone to failure
due to corrosion, blockage by dust and debris or wear over time. Also, if fluids or high-speed data are
required, busbars cannot be used.
are used in such applications they can be found dragging on the concrete,
completely unprotected against the elements and this causes damage, which
ultimately causes stoppages.
competing demands of size (compact, few cables) versus strength (l...