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  • Cable Sheath Materials - What You Need to Know

    Cable Sheath Materials - What You Need to Know

    Aug 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 Know

    Coaxial Cables - What you Need to Know

    Jul 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...

  • Cable Screening Options - Know What's What

    Cable Screening Options - Know What's What

    Jun 19, 2019

    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...

  • 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 5 - Jacketing & Sheathing

    Oct 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 Process

    Oct 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 - 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