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    Control cables industrial cables used in automation and control applications. There are five main types of control cable which are standard multicore industrial cable, CY cable, SY cable, YY cable and security and alarm cable. Each type is designed to meet specific environmental and safety requirements, providing reliable and secure connections in various industrial settings. These cables are essential for transmitting signals and ensuring the effective operation of machinery and equipment.

    RS offer an extensive supply of high-quality control cables from leading brands including Lapp, Alpha Wire, Belden, CAE Groupe and of course RS PRO. Our cables are available in a range of CSA sizes, sheath/jacket materials, lengths and colours. We also have cables with or without screening.

    What are the applications of control cables?

    Control cables are versatile and essential in various sectors, particularly in automation and instrumentation. Here are some of their primary applications:

    • Control cables are ideal for use in the power distribution sector due to their flexibility and performance, ensuring reliable energy management.
    • These cables are used in electrical setups that require integration of multiple functionalities for enhanced operations.
    • Control cables are essential in systems that monitor, control, regulate, and measure technical devices and components, providing precise management.
    • Integral to the operation of automated machinery and systems, control cables facilitate smooth and efficient processes.
    • Control cables are suitable for systems with multiple inputs and outputs, helping manage and streamline complex operations.

    What are the different types of control cables?

    • Multi-core Cable

    Multicore industrial cables have varying degrees of flexibility and their robust design makes them ideal for harsh industrial environments where high volume cabling is required. Multicore power cables are used to transmit data, signal and power in the same control cable to equipment and machinery.

    • CY Cable

    CY cables are screened flexible control cables typically used in applications reliant on interference-free transmission. In industries where interference can impact signalling transmission. A reliable cable is needed for accurate transmission even in areas where electromagnetic fields are generated. CY control cable features a multicore flex, tinned copper wire braid and polyethene terephthalate (PET) separator which protects it from external electromagnetic influences.

    • SY Cable

    SY cable is an armoured flexible control cable designed for measuring control or regulation under tough mechanical stresses. SY cable uses a galvanised steel braided multicore cable protected by a transparent sheath. Stronger than CY and YY cables, this SY cable is widely used in installations where free movement is required without tensile stresses.

    • YY Cable

    YY control cable is a highly flexible unshielded multicore power and signal control cable able to support a range of applications including engineering, plant installations, car production, bottling plants and many more. It is made up of plain electrolytic fine copper wire strands with PVC-based insulation, similar to a PVC insulated cable. Suitable for outdoor use when protected from direct sunlight and indoors in dry or moist conditions.

    • Security & Alarm Cable

    Security alarm cable is a type of shielded control cable used to connect security systems. The sheath provides protection against frequency interference, which could otherwise cause false alarms to occur. Security alarm cables consist of several strands of wire, all contained within a protective sheath.

    What are the advantages of control cables?

    Control cables offer several key benefits:

    • They are easy to handle and install.
    • Control cables can adapt easily to various structures.
    • They ensure reliable performance.
    • Control cables are suitable for multiple sectors.
    • These cables are designed for durability.
    • They also resist physical degradation.
    • Control cables are made from materials that withstand harsh environments.

    What are the delivery options for control cables?

    We offer free next working day delivery for retail and wholesale orders of control cables and other cables such as PVC wire cable in Singapore, when ordered online from Monday to Friday before 3:30 pm. The deliveries of our control cables are made between 8 am and 6 pm local time. However, deliveries to certain regional areas might require additional lead time. For more details or to inquire about specific delivery options, get in touch with us at +65 6865 3400.

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