Abrasion Resistant Cable, Heavy Duty Cable, Ruggedized Cable

Abrasion ResistantGalaxy is a leading supplier of custom and stock abrasion resistant cable, also called heavy duty cable or ruggedized cable. Galaxy can supply various types of abrasion resistant/heavy duty/ruggedized cable, both stock and custom, in various AWG sizes, voltage ratings, compounds, shielding constructions, and conductor counts.  Galaxy can also recommend the best abrasion resistant and heavy duty cable for specific applications.

What is Abrasion Resistant, Heavy Duty or Ruggedized Cable?

Abrasion resistant, heavy duty or ruggedized cable is typically made from a very durable compound such as Neoprene, Nylon, Teflon® (TFE), Tefzel® (Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene/ETFE), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE), Polyurethane (PUR), Ethylene-Propylene Diene Elastomer (EPDM), and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).  These compounds will allow it to perform in harsh environments and allowing the cable to function properly.  A wire’s resistance to abrasion and the ability of the cable to withstand a demanding environment is determined by the number of strokes that would be required to cause the wire insulation to fail and become worn away.

Benefits of Abrasion Resistant, Heavy Duty or Ruggedized Cable

Whether it is used in a harsh working environment or exposed to great stress and strain, a properly selected abrasion resistant, heavy duty or ruggedized cable will be critical to allow the product to perform as it was designed.  When evaluating the electrical properties of the wire or cable to be used for an application, the durability of a cable should always be considered.

Abrasion Resistant, Heavy Duty or Ruggedized Applications

Aside from any application where abrasion is a concern, there are many and varied applications for abrasion resistant, heavy duty or ruggedized cables.

These include:

  • Freight and Passenger Rail
  • Transit
  • Automotive
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power
  • Energy
  • Industrial
  • Military Applications
  • Marine
  • Many more

Galaxy Differentiators / Advantages for Abrasion Resistant, Heavy Duty or Ruggedized Cable

The options for the construction of abrasion resistant, heavy duty and ruggedized cables are almost endless.  It is critical to understand the application of the end use.  Galaxy will help navigate the possibilities and provide the cable just right.  Whether 50 feet or 50,000 feet is required, Galaxy can meet the demand.

Features

Galaxy offers abrasion resistant, heavy duty and ruggedized cable with:

  • Various insulation materials
  • Various shielding materials and types
  • Various jacket compounds
  • Various temperature grades
  • Various voltage requirements
  • UL/CSA listings

Materials

Abrasion resistant, heavy duty and ruggedized cable from Galaxy is available with the following materials:

  • Conductor – tinned plated copper, silver plated copper, nickel plated copper, high strength alloy, stainless steel alloys, fiber optic
  • Stranding – concentric lay, bunch lay, rope lay and more
  • Insulation and jacketing material – Neoprene, Nylon, Teflon® (TFE), Tefzel® (ETFE), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Chlorinated Polyethylene (CPE), Polyurethane (PUR), Ethylene-Propylene Diene Elastomer (EPDM), and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).
  • Shielding types – aluminum mylar, braid shield, spiral shield, serve shield or combination
  • Water blocking components – water blocking tapes, fillers, or water blocked conductors
  • Strength members – aramid fibers for strength

Abrasion Resistant, Heavy Duty and Ruggedized Cable Technical Specifications

Galaxy offers abrasion resistant, heavy duty and ruggedized cable in the following ranges of technical specifications:

  • Gauge: 40AWG – 500MCM
  • Voltage: specific to application
  • Temperature: -75⁰C to +250⁰C

FAQs about Abrasion Resistant Cable

Does abrasion resistance mean a cable is also resistant to chemicals?

No, abrasion resistant is a term used to describe a cable’s ability to handle physically demanding environmental stresses.  Chemical resistance is a unique quality and should be discussed at length when choosing a cable for a specific application.

Are ruggedized cables different from abrasion resistant cables?

No, the term ruggedized could mean the same thing to one individual as does abrasion resistant cable to another. Heavy duty cable is a similar term too. The main difference between the two would essentially be the construction of the cable itself.  Galaxy has the expertise to understand the requirements and help design the right cable for the application.

Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Abrasion Resistant Cable

Contact Galaxy for further assistance with abrasion resistant cables, ruggedized cables and heavy duty cables.

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