Cable Screening Options - Know What's WhatJan 26, 2021
Screened Ethernet cables were designed for use in environments where electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) are present. Examples include manufacturing, automation and Industrial control applications...
Cable Sheath Materials - What You Need to KnowAug 20, 2020
Insulation and sheath are the components of a cable that protect the conductor. The insulation isolates the flow of electricity, and the sheath wraps around the outside of the cable to protect the conductors inside and enable electricity transmission.
Coaxial Cables - What you Need to KnowJul 25, 2019
The first known patent granted for coaxial transmission line was a British patent in 1880 to Oliver Heaviside, a self-taught British electrical engineer. Heaviside’s coaxial cable was a copper tube, which formed the outer of the line...
What's in a Cable? - Part 1 - ConductorsOct 16, 2012
As a regular feature in upcoming editions of Wired, we are going to take a look at the manufacturing processes involved in cable production. There is a great degree of variation in the cable production process. This makes cables highly customisable and su
What's in a Cable? - Part 4 - Braiding, Screening and ArmouringOct 16, 2012
Part 4 - Braiding, Screening and Armouring In this series we have looked at cable manufacturing, starting with the original conductor, the insulation material and the process of laying up the cores.
What's in a Cable? Part 5 - Jacketing & SheathingOct 16, 2012
The purpose of a jacket or sheath is the same as skin – to keep the outside out and the insides in. Jackets come in many different forms from braids and tapes to the more common extruded thermoplastic or thermosetting materials.
What's in a Cable? - Part 3 - The Laying Up ProcessOct 15, 2012
Part 3 - The Laying Up Process This instalment of “What’s in a Cable” covers the process of laying up. This process is used to create the core bundle once the conductors have been insulated.
What's in a Cable? - Part 2 - InsulationOct 15, 2012
This issue’s instalment of ‘What’s in a Cable’ covers insulation. Insulation is a non-conductive material used to coat the conductor to keep the electricity flowing to its intended destination. In the case of a transformer or motor armature this may be