Cables and cable management

  • Extensive information available on flexible cables

    igus, the leading expert in dynamic cabling for energy chains, now offers technical data sheets for over 1,100 chainflex cables. The data sheets, which are available online at:www.igus.co.uk/chainflex, provide cable specifiers with detailed information, including cable cross-section drawings.

    “The cross-section cable drawings provide designers with a unique opportunity to gain a detailed view of

  • Metal detectable cable tie

    The new MDT range of cable ties from marking system and cable management expert Partex can be readily located using standard metal detection systems, making them ideal for use in food, pharmaceutical, chemical and similar applications where dependable detection of product contamination is an essential requirement.

  • A century of cables

    20 January 1914 saw Pirelli General Cable Works sign the agreement to build its first cable factory in the UK.  100 years later the company – now called Prysmian Group – is not only the largest cable manufacturer in the world but, unlike its competitors, continues its commitment to manufacturing in the UK.

    To celebrate 100 years of continuous production the company will be running a series of commemorative

  • New system to identify partial discharge in live cables

    An innovative new piece of equipment to detect Partial Discharge (PD) in live electrical cables before they fail has been unveiled by power engineering specialist EA Technology.

    Developed by the North West-based firm, the CableData Collector will enable electrical engineers to identify PD in cables that are online, avoiding potential disruption.

    The pioneering new equipment can identify potential issues in most types of insulated cables up to several miles by detecting high frequency pulses generated by PD events within the cable.

  • Cables protected from rodent attack

    When power or communications cables are installed in rural areas including within farm buildings, roof voids or cellars, there is a risk of attack from rodents. Traps, poisons or sonic deterrents are mainly ineffective, but electrical conduit manufacturer, Adaptaflex, has a solution. Protecting power or communications cables and wires from rodents is vital because by chewing through them appliances can be shorted, the electrical system damaged and the risk of fire increased.

  • Afumex cable installed in care village

    Aberdeenshire Council selected Prysmian Afumex LSX cables for the recently opened Edenholme care village in Stonehaven in the north east of Scotland. The installation work was carried out by the services contractor Richard Irvin, and contract manager George Dempster, explained the puncture protection provided by Afumex LSX cable was the primary reason for its specification.

  • New battery cable connector offers easy, safe operation

    With its quick and simple operation, the new BCC battery cable connector from Multi-Contact allows the fast and safe connection of batteries for stationary and mobile applications.

    Its high quality design using silver-plated Multilam technology ensures low contact resistance throughout the long service life required for low maintenance or maintenance-free battery systems such as Li-ion battery packs.

  • Insulation displacement contact technology in moving cable systems

    One of the biggest trends in today’s industries is the move towards fully automated systems. The introduction of ethernet into the industrial environment has been one of the biggest enablers to this, but with organisations under increased pressure to make operational and cost savings, there is demand to increase efficiency and reliability of the communications and cabling systems. Justin Leonard, director at igus, reviews how some of the latest cabling technologies are being used to speed up installation and increase reliability

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