Types Of Industrial Cables And Their Applications

With increasing demand from the industry, a wide range of cables are produced for automation and seamless data communication. They are also used in industrial settings for power transmission, networking and communication. A high quality, high-availability line of industrial cabling and connectivity products are offered by cable manufacturers, to support proliferation of mission-critical signal transmission. Some of the most common designs you will find among industrial cables are data, coaxial and instrumentation cables. Network switches, I/O modules, and other devices are offered by manufacturers for the most robust and reliable factory networking. The industrial cables are generally chosen by the users from a vast selection of insulation and jacket materials, shielding options, configuration, high-flex capabilities, and other options. In industrial environments, cables often have to transmit signal or power that may harbor the harshest conditions like high temperature, chemicals, physical handling, ozone, oil and other demanding situations. The industrial cables are used in many applications including power generation, seaport cranes, natural gas production, industrial robotics, petrochemical. High effective protection from EMI and RFI is needed for the industrial cables, depending on their usage. The last thing we would mention is, just ensure all the cables in your application meet the right approvals for its place of manufacture. We have listed a few of types of cables used in different industries.


Types Of Cables In Industry

1) Taiyo Cables

Offers the most different cables for industrial plant automation and factory automation. Thailand-based Taiyo Cabletec (HK) Co. Ltd is a manufacturer of wires and cable products and remains a doyen of the modern manufacturing. Also dealing in cable assemblies, in which cables already have connectors attached. The wire products manufactured at Taiyo, meet international quality standards for driving high productivity and performance. The robot cables are designed with a special stranded conductor, to make sure if it can withstand 20 million cycles on a cable carrier test. The cable, with its oil-resistant sheathing and insulation is made to work well in environments that require constant exposure to oil. The company's product range offers cables for the most different requirements.

  • Sunlight series
  • Ethernet cable for FA
  • Cable for carrier
  • Cable for multi axis robots

2) Ethernet Cables

Due to the strong innovative force of automation industry, Israel's Teldor Cables & Systems Ltd. has developed many new cable solutions. Depending on the application, the firm is able to offer today CAT 4, CAT 5 and BUS cables. The company's product range offers cables and wires for electric and electronic applications, telecommunications.  

  • Foundation Fieldbus
  • Profi Bus Cables
  • Inter Bus Cables
  • Device Net Cables

3) Robotic Cables

The robotic cables are especially developed for high mechanical stress in the robotic industry. These industrial cables have to withstand tensile and torsional stress as well as millions of alternating bending cycles. Apart from these, there would be additional requirements according to oil, temperature and chemical resistance. With regard to performance and resistances, these robotic cables are tested in its own testing systems, in order to fulfill high requirements.

4) Railway Cables

In order to meet the current challenges, which the railway industry is confronted with, the railway cables are very important. It doesn't matter if a complete cable network is required in all fields, or if it is the current supply on board or in the base of the rail, data transmission, various control tasks, for highest performance requirements are needed. The used railway cables, besides being halogen free, have to be self-extinguishing and flame retardant and are not allowed to develop flame propagation.

5) Medical Cables And Wires

The cables used for medical applications have to be reliable and safe. They are generally used in different areas and must meet the highest requirements. A wide range of products like silicone cables, clean room cables or torsion cables. robot cables, are suitable for such environments. The medical cables are also suitable in the laboratory, in the operating room or monitoring.

6) Sensor Cables

An electronic measurement, automation and control are of greatest importance in almost all industrial sectors. In many fields, the sensors and measuring techniques are closely connected with each other and in many fields you can't operate without them.

7) Marine Cables For Shipbuilding

Due to the increasing demand for high efficiency and low weight, the requirements for marine cables in shipbuilding are growing. Demanding highest cable flexibility, the ship cables have to be installed in narrow spaces. Moreover, the ship cables have to be flame retardant, halogen free and self extinguishing. They are not allowed to enhance flame propagation. Besides corresponding to various international approvals, the maritime wires should have a low own weight. As these special requirements of ship building can't be fulfilled by standard products, it hence requires custom-made solutions for the ship builder.

8) Crane And Conveyor Applications

The cables are needed especially in dockside crane systems and container handling. They must be able to withstand high mechanical stress and rough handling. Therefore, you must choose crane cables that show tear propagation resistance, excellent abrasion and notch resistance, a very good tensile strength.