Cables and Cable Assemblies

Our extensive range of cables covers everything from simple equipment wire cut to length and looms with 100+ connections-through to bespoke cables designed to suit a particular application.

Creating these special – often complicated – cables can involve using more flexible cores, unusual mixes of PVC and/or rubber, adjusting the amount of copper per core or adding external braiding to make the cable easier to handle in outdoor conditions.

Other options include flame retardent insulation, anti-microbial coatings (currently used for medical applications) and anti-fungal coatings.

Our technical expertise allows us to recommend improvements to moulded connectors and strain reliefs that are proven to reduce failures. In fact, many of our customers now involve us from the start of a concept to take advantage of our knowledge at an early stage.

We often make suggestions to improve the design, ease of manufacture and/or use which may result in a reduction in cost.

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Fully bespoke to match your brief

Our team of experts specialise in creating customised cable assemblies to meet your unique specifications and requirements, ensuring that you receive the right solution for your project

Industry specific

We can offer a wide range of industry-specific cable assemblies designed and manufactured to meet the rigorous demands of your application

In-house assembly

With our advanced in-house cable assembly capabilities, we have full control over the quality of our products and can ensure that your custom cable assemblies are manufactured to the highest standards

Relevant approvals

Our cable assemblies can be fully certified to meet industry standards and product approvals, ensuring that you receive reliable and safe products for your critical applications

IP rated

Our IP rated cable assemblies are designed and tested to meet stringent environmental standards, ensuring that they provide reliable performance in harsh conditions and are fully protected against dust, moisture, and other elements

Vast variety of cable types

We take pride in offering a diverse range of cable types to cater to the varied needs of our customers, including HDMI, USB, Ethernet, and many more.

Cable Assembly Options

We have a range of cable assemblies to offer, have a look through them
and let us know which suits your needs best.

Cable Assemblies

Our range of cables covers everything from these very simple cables to looms that have 100s of connections.

To enable us to quote, we need to know the length, tolerance, colours, crimping/loading instructions (i.e. which colour into which pin) together with the manufacturer and part number of the connector required and whether you will accept an alternative.

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Mains and Power Cables

With an in-house tooling facility and flexible manufacturing, we can offer almost any colour cable and whatever connector you require. We need either a Pantone reference or a sample together with a specification for the inner cores. We can tool with or without strain reliefs and can quickly and at a limited cost develop a connector to your own design. In-house tooling also allows us to be creative with, for example, the ability to add your own logo to tooled connectors.

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Curly Cables

We can make any length with any number of curls in any colour and with any O.D. and I.D – simply provide us with a sample or Pantone reference. We can fit standard connectors on the end or tool for a special connector. We supply Curly Cords in a variety of plastics but recommend PU for better memory retention.

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In-house tooling – Mating Halves

We don’t just make cables, connectors, grommets etc we can also make and supply the mating half. Even if we are not tooling your connector please ask us about supplying the mating half for your standard cable connectors.

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Simple cables

As our factory manufactures their own cables, you might be surprised by how cost-effective we can be on these and other very simple cables. If you currently buy cut/and or tin, crimp, or fit connectors to simple cables. Please contact our sales team for a quote.

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Cable Assemblies FAQs

What are cable ratings?

Cable ratings refer to the maximum current-carrying capacity of electrical cables and are usually expressed in amperes. Cable ratings are based on several factors, including the type of conductor, insulation material, cable size, and ambient temperature.

Which countries routinely use IEC cables?

Full affiliate members of the IEC include:

Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic of (South Korea), Libya, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

There are an additional 22 associate members:

Albania, Bahrain, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Estonia, Georgia, Iceland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia and Vietnam.

How are cables terminated?

Cables are terminated using a variety of methods depending on the type of cable and the application. Common methods include wire stripping, crimping, soldering, compression fitting, crimp-on connector, screw terminal, and IDC connector.

Why do certain cables have braiding?

Certain cables have braiding for several reasons, including:

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding: Braided cables are designed to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) by providing a shield around the inner wires. This shielding can help prevent interference from other devices or cables and improve signal quality.

Mechanical Protection: Braided cables can provide additional mechanical protection for the inner wires by reducing the risk of damage from bending or stretching. This is especially important for cables that are subjected to frequent movement or wear and tear.

Aesthetics: Braided cables can also be used for aesthetic purposes, as the braided pattern can make the cable look more attractive or professional.

Flexibility: Braided cables are often more flexible than solid cables, which can make them easier to route and install in tight spaces.

Overall, braided cables are often used in applications where EMI shielding, mechanical protection, aesthetics, or flexibility are important considerations.

How are cables jointed?

Cables can be jointed using various methods depending on the type of cable, application, and required strength of the joint. Common methods include soldering, crimping, heat-shrink tubing, mechanical splices, and welding. These methods are used to create a strong and reliable joint between two cables or wires. The method chosen depends on factors such as the materials being used, the environment the joint will be exposed to, and the application for which the cables are being used.

What makes electrical cables suitable for outdoor use?

Outdoor electrical cables must be designed with features that make them durable and able to withstand harsh environmental conditions such as UV radiation, moisture, extreme temperatures, corrosion, and physical damage. Cables designed for outdoor use often feature UV-resistant coatings, moisture-resistant materials, appropriate insulation, corrosion-resistant jackets, and mechanical protection.

What are drain wires and cables?

A drain wire is an uninsulated wire used in some cables for grounding or shielding to reduce electromagnetic or radio frequency interference. It’s commonly used in data transmission, audio, video, and industrial cables. It’s an important component that ensures reliable signal transmission.

What is the operating temperature for electrical cables?

The operating temperature for electrical cables varies depending on factors such as the materials used, insulation type, and application. Generally, electrical cables are rated for temperatures ranging from -40°C to 90°C (-40°F to 194°F), with some cables rated for higher temperatures. It’s important to choose a cable with a temperature rating appropriate for the specific application to ensure safe and reliable operation. Extreme temperatures can also affect cable performance and durability during installation and maintenance.

What is FTP (foiled twisted pairs) cables?

FTP (Foiled Twisted Pair) cable is a type of network cable used in Ethernet networks. It consists of multiple pairs of twisted copper wires, which are surrounded by a layer of foil shielding that helps to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI).

FTP cable is like STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) cable, but instead of using a braided shield, it uses a layer of foil to shield each pair of wires. The foil layer is typically made of aluminium and is bonded to the insulation of the wires.

FTP cable is often used in industrial environments where there is a high risk of electromagnetic interference or in areas with high levels of radio frequency interference. It is also commonly used in audio and video applications where interference can cause signal degradation.

Overall, FTP cable is a reliable and effective solution for reducing interference and ensuring high-quality signal transmission.

What are the benefits of PTFE insulated cables?

PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) insulated cables offer several benefits over other types of cables, including:

High-Temperature Resistance: PTFE-insulated cables can withstand high temperatures of up to 200°C (392°F) without melting or degrading. This makes them ideal for use in harsh environments where extreme temperatures are present.

Chemical Resistance: PTFE is highly resistant to chemicals and can withstand exposure to harsh chemicals and acids without degrading. This makes PTFE-insulated cables suitable for use in applications where exposure to chemicals is a concern.

Low Dielectric Constant: PTFE has a low dielectric constant, which means that it is an excellent insulator and can prevent electrical leakage. This makes PTFE-insulated cables ideal for use in high-frequency applications.

Low Friction: PTFE has a low coefficient of friction, which means that it has excellent non-stick properties. This makes PTFE insulated cables ideal for use in applications where low friction is required.

High Flexibility: PTFE insulated cables are highly flexible, which makes them easy to install and manoeuvre in tight spaces.

Overall, PTFE insulated cables offer a combination of high-temperature resistance, chemical resistance, low dielectric constant, low friction, and high flexibility, making them suitable for a wide range of applications, including aerospace, defence, and industrial.

What are the benefits of using copper vs aluminium conductors?

Copper and aluminium are both commonly used as electrical conductors due to their excellent electrical conductivity and other desirable properties. However, they differ in certain ways that make each better suited for certain applications.

Benefits of copper conductors:

Higher electrical conductivity: Copper has a higher electrical conductivity than aluminium, which means that it can carry more electrical current through a given wire size.

Lower resistance: Copper has a lower electrical resistance than aluminium, which means that it generates less heat when carrying current and is less likely to overheat or cause fires.

More durable: Copper is a more durable metal than aluminium, with better resistance to corrosion and oxidation over time.

Easier to work with: Copper is a more ductile metal than aluminium, which means it is easier to bend and shape into the desired configuration.

Benefits of aluminium conductors:

Lower cost: Aluminium is a less expensive metal than copper, making it a more cost-effective choice for large-scale projects or where significant quantities of conductors are required.

Lighter weight: Aluminium is a lighter metal than copper, which makes it easier to handle and transport.

Greater thermal expansion: Aluminium has a greater thermal expansion than copper, which can be an advantage in applications where temperature changes are frequent and significant.

In summary, the choice between copper and aluminium conductors depends on the specific application and requirements. Copper is generally preferred for its higher electrical conductivity, lower resistance, durability, and ease of use, while aluminium is often chosen for its lower cost and lighter weight.


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