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CUTTING INFORMATION & CUT LENGTH TOLERANCE CHARTS

Insultab’s engineered tight tolerance cutting operations ensure square, burr-free cuts, for automated assembly operations.

CUTTING TUBING AND HEAT SHRINKABLE TUBING

  • We can cut any type and any size of heat shrinkable tubing and non-shrinkable tubing / sleeving
  • We will package your cut pieces to your specifications
  • We can make tubing kits or tubing assortments to your specifications

We can print on your cut pieces – one sided or double sided: logos, company names, information, flow directions, cable capacities, part numbers, dates, serial numbers, labels, warnings, Military Specifications, etc.

On-line cutting in the factory

Cutting is done as the final step of the manufacturing process. The pieces are perfectly straight without any curvature.

  • Non-shrinkable tubing/sleeving is cut at the end of the Extrusion process
  • Heat shrinkable tubing is cut at the end of the Expansion process

High speed cutting in the Cutting Room

High speed cutting machines custom cut both heat shrinkable tubing and non-shrinkable tubing into the precise sizes our customers’ require

  • The cutting provides perfectly square, burr-free pieces with tight tolerances* for automated assembly operations
  • Cut pieces are packaged according to customers’ requirements

High speed cutting in the Clean Room environment

Following manufacturing, XTRA SHIELD Medical Grade heat shrinkable tubing is taken to the Clean Room environment

  • Following re-testing for insulation integrity, the tubing is alcohol wiped and then custom cut on high speed cutting machines
  • Cut pieces are packaged in double plastic bags

CUT LENGTH TOLERANCE CHARTS

PVC Heat Shrinkable Tubing

Length Tolerance
¼" to under 2" +/- .063
2" to under 4" +/- .125
4" to under 6" +/- .180
6" to under 12" +/- .250
12" to under 18" +/- .450
18" to under 28" +/- .625
28" to under 36" +/- .750
36" to under 60" +/- 1.250
60" to under 75" +/- 1.500
75" to under 80" +/- 1.750
80" to under 100" +/- 2.000

Polyolefin Heat Shrinkable Tubing

Length Tolerance
¼" to under 4" +/- .063
4" to under 6" +/- .100
6" to under 12" +/- .120
12" to under 18" +/- .300
18" to under 28" +/- .438
28" to under 36" +/- .500
36" to under 60" +/- 1.000
60" to under 75" +/- 1.250
75" to under 80" +/- 1.500
80" to under 100" +/- 1.750

PVC Non-Shrinkable Tubing

Length Tolerance
¼" to under 2" +/- .063
2" to under 4" +/- .100
4" to under 6" +/- .120
6" to under 12" +/- .250
12" to under 18" +/- .360
18" to under 28" +/- .563
28" to under 36" +/- .700
36" to under 60" +/- 1.200
60" to under 75" +/- 1.500
75" to under 80" +/- 1.750
80" to under 100" +/- 2.000