• CCA, CCS, CCC vs. pure copper – know the difference?

    CCA, CCS, CCC vs. pure copper – know the difference?

    Jun 06, 2019

    Copper can be up to 80% of the cost of a cable so it’s no surprise then that alternatives to copper are constantly being sought. The practice of substituting solid copper with copper clad aluminium (CCA) or copper clad steel (CCS) to save money is still..

  • MUD is mud, right?

    MUD is mud, right?

    May 13, 2019

    Well, no, not really. Certainly when it comes to the sort of MUD you find around oil and gas platforms at sea. Drilling mud or drilling fluid as it’s commonly called is a viscous fluid mixture that’s used in drilling operations performing a wide range...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.