Technical Articles

What Makes Copper a Good Conductor Over Other Metals

More often than not people will choose to use copper as a conductor of electricity, but why? What makes copper such a great conductor?

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 Recognised, Which Cable is the Right One?

Learn about the differences between UL Listed and UL Recognised 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.

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

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

Ecolab-tested Outer Sheath for Washdown Applications

Cables need to pass manufacturers' standards to ensure their resistance to cleaning agents.

The Importance of Cable Screening

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

Drag Chain Cable Installation Guidelines

Correct installation and placement of the cables in the chain 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.