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Control Cables & Automation Cables

Control Cables & Automation Cables

Control Cables & Automation Cables (Flexible)

Allied Wire's selection of high quality Control Cables includes flexible control cables and flexible automation cables. These cables are supplied to a variety of industries and applications, including robotics, manufacturing, construction, power and distribution, and more. They are common in both commercial and industrial markets.

Keep in mind that flexible and continuous flex cables are not the same. Flexible control cables may bend during installation, but should remain stationary in their final applications. On the other hand, continuous flex cable can move constantly. These cables may also be referred to as chain-suitable cable or high-flex cable. Flex cables have much longer service lives than other types of cable. While typical cables might sustain half a million cycles, these control cables can withstand 1-3 million cycles.

There are two main categories of flexible control cables:

Control Cables Stranded in Layers

These control cables are easier to make and less expensive than those stranded in bundles. They are designed by laying multiple layers of stranding on top of each other. Because of this construction, the outer layers are pulled and the inner layers are compacted when the cable bends. Eventually, this causes distortion and warping within the flexible cable.

Control Cables Stranded in Bundles

Bundled cables are generally a little more expensive than those stranded in layers, but in the bundled cables, the layers are braided around a tension-proof core. This allows layers to “switch places" throughout the bending, so no one layer is always compressed or always stretched. This gives the control cables a longer lifespan.

Different control cables are designed to meet the needs of different applications. If an application requires twisting, choose torsion cable. For fast data transmission in bus systems, choose bus cable. Or consider flexible specialty cables for other challenging flexible cable applications. Dealing with an automated application that requires constant movement and bending? Flexible Servo Motor Cable may be right for your project. If you need something really special, take advantage of our custom cable services.

To find out more about Flexible Control Cables, please visit our Flexible Cable FAQ page.

LSC5FS-4

LSC5FS-4 Construction:

  • Pair Assembly: Conductors Twisted to varying lays
  • Cable Assembly: 4 Pairs Cabled with Separator
  • Tape: Foam Polypropylene (PE) 25% Overlap
  • Drain: 24 AWG Stranded Tinned Copper 
  • Tape: Flame Retardant Tape 25% Overlap
  • Tape: Fiberglass Tape 25% Overlap
  • Tape: Marker Tape 

Compliances:

  • Acid Gas Generation: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.23)
  • Halogen Content: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.23)
  • NES 713 Toxicity: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.27)
  • Flame Propagation: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.13)
  • Jacket Immersions: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.26)
  • Jacket Tear: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.20)
  • Heat Distortion: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.15)
  • Weathering: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.28)
  • QPL Approved: Ser. 05S/2015-226

Electrical Performance:

  • Voltage Rating: 300 Volts
  • Max. DC Resistance: 9.83Ω/100m
  • Max DC Resistance Unbalance: 5.0 %
  • Nominal Velocity of Propagation: 68 %
  • Max Propagation Delay Skew: 45 ns/100m

 

Category 5e Electricals Chart (Per ANSI/TIA 568-C.2)

 

Freq. Return Loss (dB) Attenuation (dB/100m) NEXT (dB/100m) PSNEXT (dB/100m) ACRF (dB/100m) PSACRF (dB/100m)
(MHz.) (Min) (Max) (Min) (Min) (Min) (Min)
1 20 2 65.3 62.3 63.8 60.8
4 23 4.1 56.3 53.3 51.7 48.7
8 24.5 5.8 51.8 48.8 45.7 42.7
10 25 6.5 50.3 47.3 43.8 40.8
16 25 8.2 47.3 44.3 39.7 36.7
20 25 9.3 45.8 42.8 37.7 34.7
25 24.3 10.4 44.3 41.3 35.8 32.8
31.25 23.6 11.7 42.9 39.9 33.9 30.9
62.5 21.5 17 38.4 35.4 27.8 24.8
100 20.1 22 35.3 32.3 23.8 20.8

 

Category Color Code:

 

Color Code
Pair 1 Blue - White/Blue
Pair 2 Orange - White/Orange
Pair 3 Green - White/Green
Pair 4 Brown - White/Brown

LSC5OS-4

LSC5OS-4 Construction:

  • Category 5 Defense-Link™ Shipboard Cable
  • Pair Assembly: Conductors Twisted to varying lays
  • Cable Assembly: 4 Pairs Cabled with Separator
  • Tape: Polypropylene (PE) 25% Overlap
  • Shield: Aluminum/Polyester
  • Braid: 36 AWG Tinned Copper

Compliances:

  • Acid Gas Generation: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.23)
  • Halogen Content: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.23)
  • NES 713 Toxicity: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.27)
  • Flame Propagation: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.13)
  • Jacket Immersions: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.26)
  • Jacket Tear: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.20)
  • Heat Distortion: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.15)
  • Weathering: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.28)
  • QPL Approved: Ser. 05S/2015-226

Electrical Performance:

  • Voltage Rating: 300 Volts
  • Max. DC Resistance: 9.83Ω/100m
  • Max DC Resistance Unbalance: 5.0 %
  • Nominal Velocity of Propagation: 68 %
  • Max Propagation Delay Skew: 45 ns/100m

 

Category 5e Electricals Chart (Per ANSI/TIA 568-C.2)

 

Freq. Return Loss (dB) Attenuation (dB/100m) NEXT (dB/100m) PSNEXT (dB/100m) ACRF (dB/100m) PSACRF (dB/100m)
(MHz.) (Min) (Max) (Min) (Min) (Min) (Min)
1 20 2 65.3 62.3 63.8 60.8
4 23 4.1 56.3 53.3 51.7 48.7
8 24.5 5.8 51.8 48.8 45.7 42.7
10 25 6.5 50.3 47.3 43.8 40.8
16 25 8.2 47.3 44.3 39.7 36.7
20 25 9.3 45.8 42.8 37.7 34.7
25 24.3 10.4 44.3 41.3 35.8 32.8
31.25 23.6 11.7 42.9 39.9 33.9 30.9
62.5 21.5 17 38.4 35.4 27.8 24.8
100 20.1 22 35.3 32.3 23.8 20.8

 

Category Color Code:

 

Color Code
Pair 1 Blue - White/Blue
Pair 2 Orange - White/Orange
Pair 3 Green - White/Green
Pair 4 Brown - White/Brown

LSC5OS-4

LSC5OSW-4 Construction:

  • Category 5e Shielded Defense-Link™ Shipboard Cable
  • Pair Assembly: Conductors Twisted to varying lays
  • Cable Assembly: 4 Pairs Cabled with Separator
  • Gel: Cable Filled with Water Blocking
  • Both Tapes: Water Blocking Tape
  • Braid: 36 AWG Tinned Copper

Compliances:

  • Acid Gas Generation: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.23)
  • Halogen Content: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.23)
  • NES 713 Toxicity: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.27)
  • Flame Propagation: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.13)
  • Jacket Immersions: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.26)
  • Jacket Tear: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.20)
  • Heat Distortion: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.15)
  • Weathering: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.28)
  • QPL Approved: Ser. 05S/2015-226

Electrical Performance:

  • Voltage Rating: 300 Volts
  • Max. DC Resistance: 9.83Ω/100m
  • Max DC Resistance Unbalance: 5.0 %
  • Nominal Velocity of Propagation: 68 %
  • Max Propagation Delay Skew: 45 ns/100m

 

Category 5e Electricals Chart (Per ANSI/TIA 568-C.2)

 

Freq. Return Loss (dB) Attenuation (dB/100m) NEXT (dB/100m) PSNEXT (dB/100m) ACRF (dB/100m) PSACRF (dB/100m)
(MHz.) (Min) (Max) (Min) (Min) (Min) (Min)
1 20 2 65.3 62.3 63.8 60.8
4 23 4.1 56.3 53.3 51.7 48.7
8 24.5 5.8 51.8 48.8 45.7 42.7
10 25 6.5 50.3 47.3 43.8 40.8
16 25 8.2 47.3 44.3 39.7 36.7
20 25 9.3 45.8 42.8 37.7 34.7
25 24.3 10.4 44.3 41.3 35.8 32.8
31.25 23.6 11.7 42.9 39.9 33.9 30.9
62.5 21.5 17 38.4 35.4 27.8 24.8
100 20.1 22 35.3 32.3 23.8 20.8

 

Category Color Code:

 

Color Code
Pair 1 Blue - White/Blue
Pair 2 Orange - White/Orange
Pair 3 Green - White/Green
Pair 4 Brown - White/Brown

LSC5POS-4 Compose Construction:

LSC5POS-4

  • Category 5e Shielded Defense-Link ™ Shipboard Cable
  • Pair Assembly: Conductors Twisted to Varying Lays
  • Cable Assembly: 4 Pairs Cabled With Separator
  • 36 AWG Tinned Copper Braid
  • Tape: Polypropylene 25% Overlap

Compliances:

  • Acid Gas Generation: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.23)
  • Halogen Content: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.23)
  • NES 713 Toxicity: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.27)
  • Flame Propagation: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.13)
  • Jacket Immersions: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.26)
  • Jacket Tear: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.20)
  • Heat Distortion: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.15)
  • Weathering: MIL-DTL M24643C (4.8.28)
  • QPL Approved: Ser. 05S/2017-354

Electrical Performance:

  • Voltage Rating: 300 Volts
  • Max. DC Resistance: 9.83Ω/100m
  • Max DC Resistance Unbalance: 5.0 %
  • Nominal Velocity of Propagation: 68 %
  • Max Propagation Delay Skew: 45 ns/100m

 

Category 5e Electricals Chart (Per ANSI/TIA 568-C.2)

 

Freq. Return Loss (dB) Attenuation (dB/100m) NEXT (dB/100m) PSNEXT (dB/100m) ACRF (dB/100m) PSACRF (dB/100m)
(MHz.) (Min) (Max) (Min) (Min) (Min) (Min)
1 20 2 65.3 62.3 63.8 60.8
4 23 4.1 56.3 53.3 51.7 48.7
8 24.5 5.8 51.8 48.8 45.7 42.7
10 25 6.5 50.3 47.3 43.8 40.8
16 25 8.2 47.3 44.3 39.7 36.7
20 25 9.3 45.8 42.8 37.7 34.7
25 24.3 10.4 44.3 41.3 35.8 32.8
31.25 23.6 11.7 42.9 39.9 33.9 30.9
62.5 21.5 17 38.4 35.4 27.8 24.8
100 20.1 22 35.3 32.3 23.8 20.8

 

Category Color Code:

 

Color Code
Pair 1 Blue - White/Blue
Pair 2 Orange - White/Orange
Pair 3 Green - White/Green
Pair 4 Brown - White/Brown