Vented Cables are cables with usual conductors and a hollow tube. The typical tube is made from Nylon, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyurethane (PU), or Polyethylene (PE). Vented cables are often used to allow air or fluid to pass through without affecting the pressure and signal accuracy. Excess materials can often affect the integrity of a cable, so inserting a vent can lighten that pressure and measure it.
Vented Cables are often used for fuel flow systems, fuel level measurement, pressure measurement, wastewater measurements, and many other systems. At Allied Wire and Cable, we have different tubing and harnessing products that offer multiple advantages. We also offer custom vented tube cables whenever specific requirements are needed.
Our Custom Vented Cable Solution
One Allied Wire and Cable customer manufactured monitoring systems that measure the flow rate and quantity of a liquid or gas and had designed a waste-management system that required a custom cable with a vent tube. The custom cable we built for them had eight control-sized conductors with polyurethane insulation and was color-coded for easier identification and installation. These were all covered with an aluminum foil shielded that helps reduce electrical interference, and a black PUR jacket to protect against water and other waste.
This may sound relatively standard, but the custom feature lied at the very center of the cable. It was a vent tube that allowed for air and fluids to be transported, while also balancing the barometric pressure within the atmosphere.
The customer already had their own specs for the wire but needed help with the construction of the wire. Previously, they had been ordering from another manufacturer but were unsatisfied with the costs and lead times. For this high-quality, customized product, we guaranteed a lead time of only three to four weeks. The customer was also pleased with the price for a blanket order that gave them volume discounts without having to store all of the material on-site.
If you are not completely satisfied with your current vendor, contact Allied Wire and Cable to see what we can do for you and your custom cable needs! Visit our Custom Cable Design Center or call 800-472-4655 to speak with a custom cable expert.