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How do I choose the right control cable for my application?

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An important criterion for selecting the correct cable is the voltage rating. For control cables this is already defined by the designation 300/500V. The voltage classes can also be found in the corresponding technical documentation of the machine components to be controlled.



An inscription on the cable can also help determine the correct setting if no technical documentation is available. Details such as core cross-section combination, cable shielding data (if available) and voltage class are usually engraved. Depending on the standard achieved, further details are also included.



The Final Step in Properly Controlling Your Cable


Therefore, it is necessary to clarify the following criteria:


Number of cores


Cross section


Voltage level


The necessity of cable shielding


And then the last step:


Choice of cable quality or outer sheath material.


In order to make the right choice here, you should ask yourself the following questions:


Is it a stationary, mobile or chained application?


What is the bend radius (of the chain)?


What is the target number of cycles or service life?


How long is the travel of the cables (in chains, if applicable)?


How high are the speeds and accelerations of the energy supply system?


What are the environmental conditions (hot/cold)?


What are the media influences?


What was the reason for the failure of the previously used cable solution?


Specifications and standards to be met



Once these points are clarified, the ideal cable can be selected. Those who prefer digital technology can also use tools such as our product finder.



Cables, wires, connectors and terminals provided by Premier Cable, methodically prepared and precisely collated to answer our customers’ individual requirements.




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