Industrial Cable Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Cable

Industrial Cable

What makes Industrial Cables different from other cables?

Industrial Cables are used in the most demanding of applications. They are made to withstand harsh treatment including abrasion and flame contact, and are suitable for high temperature conditions and high-voltage uses.


All of the Industrial Cable products have a number (ex: 300V) with their product name. What does this signify?

These numbers and the V that follows them give the cable's Voltage Rating, which is the highest voltage that can be continuously applied to the cable. For example, 600 Volt Instrumentation Cable can be used in circuits of up 600 volts.


What kind of Industrial Cables can be safely used in robotics and other applications with continuous bending and twisting?

For these purposes, Flexible Power Cable and Flexible Control Cable are your best options. These cables offer a greater range of flexibility while still providing all of the external "toughness" associated with regular Industrial Cable.


What are some common applications for industrial cable?

Industrial cable is commonly used for instrumentation, control, and power. Because it is designed to withstand harsh conditions, it can be used in normal conditions or in tray, conduit, and duct applications.


Which organizations set standards for industrial cable?

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and CSA International are the main organizations that have developed standards for industrial cable. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) must also approve some types of industrial cable.


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