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  • Cutting Corners – 10 Ways You Shouldn’t Save Money Buying Cable!

    May 27, 2014

    A tongue in cheek look at some of the more unscrupulous techniques used to save money when buying cable...

  • Q&A With Katrina Maltman - Human Resources

    Mar 18, 2013

    What is your role at FS Cables? I am involved in all aspects of HR administration. Most of my time over the last few months was spent on recruitment, mainly focused on trainees for our Apprenticeship Training Programme. I am also responsible for ensuring

  • What's in a Cable? - Part 1 - Conductors

    Oct 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

  • Use Approved Cable or Die!

    Oct 16, 2012

    That's the message from some in the industry. The reality may be different, as Jon Herbert explains. There’s been a lot in the press recently about the choices facing the cable buyer regarding approvals, foreign cable and quality issues.

  • Q&A - With Purchasing Manager Gary Banfield

    Oct 16, 2012

    The Q&A from issue of 1 of our newsletter 'Wired' talks to Purchasing Manager Gary Banfield.

  • ISO 14001 - Environmental Management

    Oct 16, 2012

    At FS Cables our objective for this year is to make significant reductions to our impact on the environment. It was one of our contracting customers who suggested attaining ISO14001 status. Work on this is well underway, with many good ideas coming forwar

  • Cable Approvals Update

    Oct 16, 2012

    Following on from the article in the last issue entitled ‘Use Approved Cable or Die’, BASEC wrote to us to provide more information on testing and approvals. They do visit BASEC approved manufacturers several times a year and test samples from production

  • What's in a Cable? - Part 4 - Braiding, Screening and Armouring

    Oct 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.

  • Q&A With Marketing Departments Owen Dale

    Oct 16, 2012

    Q: What’s the role of the Marketing Department at FS Cables? We’re here to make sure the customers’ needs are being met and ensuring they have access to reliable, concise technical information.

  • ISO 14001 Accreditation - FS Cables 'Goes Green'

    Oct 16, 2012

    FS Cables are proud to have been awarded ISO 14001 environmental accreditation. This achievement represents many months of hard work and has taken the best efforts of all members of staff.

  • What's in a Cable? - Part 2 - Insulation

    Oct 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 a

  • Q&A - With Quality Manager Bob Barnard

    Oct 12, 2012

    Q: What’s your role at FS Cables? I work externally for a few clients including FS Cables and I’m responsible for assessing and managing both the quality and environmental management systems.