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SY Cable

This flexible control cable is used in a wide range of industrial applications.
Browse our range of SY Cable below in a choice of sizes and cores at great prices  

SY cable (to BS6500) can be classed as an armoured, multi-core, control cable designed for demanding environment applications. Otherwise known as flexible control cable it features a Galvanised Steel Wire Braid (GSWB) encased in a transparent PVC outer sheath which together allow great flexibility as well as resistance to movement and mechanical stress.

The clear PVC outer sheath provides abrasion and oil resistance and makes any corrosion or damage to the inner cables immediately visible.

SY cables are multicore with a varying number of plain copper conductors protected by standard PVC insulation. Cores are usually black(numbered) but colour-coded cores are also available:

The galvanised steel braiding also protects the inner cores from accidental damage.

Applications: SY cable is suitable for fixed installation or flexible applications. Used as measuring, checking and control cable in machine tools manufacturing, plant engineering, conditioning systems, power stations and on assembly lines.

Alternative names: flex cable, multi-flex cable, steel wire braid cable, SY control cable, instrumentation cable, braided control cable, and control flex.

For cables used in fixed installations and in public buildings contact us for price and availability of Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) versions.

Specification: (click to expand)
Conductor: Class 5 flexible plain copper conductors to BS EN 60228:2005 (previously BS6360), VDE0295, IEC 60228
Insulation: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Type TI 2 complying with BS EN 50363-3:2005
Bedding: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) TM2 as specified in BS EN 50363-4-1:2005
Braiding: GSWB (Galvanised Steel Wire Braid) Minimum coverage of braiding shall be 50%
Sheath: PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) conforming to TM 2 as specified in BS EN 50363-4-1:2005
Sheath Colour: Transparent
Voltage Rating: 300/500V
Operating Temperature: -15ºC to +70°C
Short Circuit Temperature: +160°C
Minimum Installation Radius: 10 x overall diameter
Coloured cores:
2 Core: Brown & Blue;
3 Core: Brown, Blue & Green / Yellow
4 Core: Brown, Grey, Black & Green / Yellow
5 Core: Brown, Blue, Grey, Black & Green / Yellow
OR Black cores with White numbers. (3 Cores and above to include Green/Yellow)

Note: SY Cables are not suitable for direct connection to the public mains supply.

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