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Minnesota Wire manufactures commercial cable assemblies in robotics, mining conveyer belts, wearable electronics, e-textiles and antennas. iStretch® has a unique, problem solving capability used in high vibration and stressed areas and/or locations that are critically important or expensive to repair. 


iStretch® electrical cable can stretch up to 100% with 145+ lbs of force, and then return to its original shape and size without losing continuity.

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iStretch® Shielded Cable

iStretch® Shielded Cable

iStretch® Overview

iStretch® cable has electrical conductors that stretch and return to it’s original form. The conductors can stretch 40% or more without loss of conductivity. iStretch® is superior for use in commercial applications over standard wire due to its comfort, durability and overall elegance.

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iStretch® used in wearable electronics

iStretch® used in wearable electronics

iStretch® Advantage

  • Durability and flex life 10x greater than standard cables
  • Up to 40% elasticity to allow a full range of motion
  • Allows movement without effecting the electrical signal integrity
  • Unchanged current resistance as compared to standard wire
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Conforms to movement when embedded in clothing
  • Washable/Launderable

iStretch® used in Robotics

iStretch® used in Robotics

iStretch® Commercial Applications

  • Pipelines
  • Conveyer Belts
  • Antennas
  • Audio
  • Robotic Sensors
  • Wearable electronics
  • E-Textiles
  • Accelerometer sensors
  • Agriculture equipment
  • Wind turbines

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