Control Cable

Control CablesGalaxy is a leading supplier of custom and stock control cables. Galaxy can supply various types of control cables, both stock and custom, in various AWG sizes, voltage ratings, compounds, shielding constructions, and conductor counts.  Galaxy can also recommend the correct stocked control cable for specific applications.

What is Control Cable?

Control cables are multi-conductor cables used in automation and instrumentation applications.  Control cables can measure and regulate transmissions of automated processes.  Control cables are often UL rated.  Control cables typically are shielded with a foil shield, braid shield or combination of the two.  Flexibility is a concern when choosing a control cable.  It is important to understand if the control cable will need to be flexible or if it will be continuously flexed.  Cables that will be continuously flexed in process automation can require different constructions compared to a cable that simply needs to be flexible so that it can be routed in a product correctly and still function properly.

Control Cable Applications

There are many and varied flat and woven cable applications, these include but are not limited to:

  • Assembly Lines
  • Robotics
  • Power distribution

Galaxy Differentiators / Advantages for Control Cable

Galaxy can supply control cables with low minimum production quantities and competitive lead times.  Galaxy can assist in the design of the perfect control cable for the intended application.

Materials

Control cable from Galaxy is available with the following materials:

  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polyurethane (PUR)

Control Cable Technical Specifications

Galaxy offers control cable in the following ranges of technical specifications:

  • Gauge: 28AWG to 2AWG
  • Voltage: 300V to 600V
  • Temperature: Up to 90°C

FAQs about Control Cable

Can a control cable be used in other applications other than instrumentation or automation?

Yes, control cables can be used for other applications.  The electrical requirements need to be considered as well as the environment before knowing if a control cable can be used for a specific application.

Contact Galaxy Wire & Cable for Control Cable

Contact Galaxy for further assistance with control cables.