Technical Articles

Metric vs. AWG Size Conductors

Dive into the critical differences when choosing either metric or AWG sized cables and why these differences matter.

Design Considerations for Dynamic Applications

In this three part series you will find answers to some common questions regarding the design considerations for dynamic applications.

The Basics of VFD Cables

One big change in the last 30 years has been the development of precise control through variable frequency drive (VFD) and servo motors.

The Revolution in Ethernet Connectors?

Hardly any other connector is as widely used as the RJ45. It has been around since the1970s, and in the decades that followed, technologically superior variations were developed for use in industrial applications.

UPDATE: VFD Cable Design Requirements

Learn about a new change in the latest revision of NFPA that cable manufacturers are currently addressing, as well as additional new alterations that may occur in NFPA 2021.

What’s the Difference Between Round and Flat Cables?

Understanding how to make lasting connections to your applications starts with proper cable selection.

New Standards Favour UL-listed Cables for Wind Turbines

Learn why North America introduced its own wind-turbine standards.

UL Listed or UL Recognized, Which Cable is the Right One?

Learn about the differences between UL Listed and UL Recognized approvals, which are key facilitators for entry into the US and Canadian markets.

How to Tell Category Data Cables Apart

Horst Messerer explains how to tell category data cables apart.

Aluminum as a Conductor Material: A Lighter and More Economical Alternative

Copper is the primary conductor material, however aluminum is now a cost-effective altervative.

The Importance of Cable Shielding

Shielding reduces electrical noise and reduces its impact on signals and also lowers electromagnetic radiation.

Track Cable Installation Guidelines

Correct installation and placement of the cables in the track helps ensure the cables’ functionality and service life (measured in cycles).

Cable Solutions for Servo and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

Learn about frequency converter technology, common negative effects, and how cable design and materials provide reliable solutions.