Industrial Automation Cable and Variable Frequency Drive Cable for Industrial Automation Uses

Galaxy provides Industrial Automation cables to a variety of markets that include factory automation, automated warehouse facilities, and robotics.

 

What are Industrial Automation Cables?

Industrial Automation cables are designed to carry signals two-way and allow communication with automation equipment and are used primarily to control automated equipment. The signal transmission capabilities allow automated equipment and robotics the ability to perform multiple different tasks. Galaxy’s Industrial Automation cable products are engineered for Fieldbus Systems and utilized in various protocols. They are suitable for fixed installation, indoor and outdoor, on racks and in conduits. Industrial Automation cables are increasingly used in the modern automated warehouse environment. These cables are utilized in industries such as automated warehousing and picking facilities, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, food and beverage, robotic assembly facilities, pulp and paper, wastewater treatment plants, metal fabricating and mining. Common types of Industrial Automation cables include Probifus®, Fieldbus® and Devicenet™. These cables are all engineered and manufactured to the rigid requirements of IEC, CSA and UL standards.

 

Standards for Galaxy Industrial Automation Cable

Galaxy provides many types of Industrial Automation cables. The standards they conform to can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • IEC 61158-2 and 60079, UL 13, 444, 2250, Plus 1569 for Interlocked Armor
  • Flame Retardancy According to IEC 60332-3-24 or UL 1685
  • Smoke and Acid Gas According to IEC 60754 Part 1 & 2 and 61034-2
  • UL 1277 for TC-Rated Products and 2277 for Flexible Motor Supply cable, PLTC, UL 1309
  • CSA Standards C22.2 No. 245, No. 239-09 CIC, ACIC, No. 230-09 TC, No. 210-11
  • AWM ClasI/II Group A/B
  • Made in the USA

 

Industrial Automation Cable Technical Specifications

Galaxy offers variable frequency drive cables for industrial automation applications in the following ranges of technical specifications. All are available with these alternate jackets: Thermoset CPE and LSZH, TPU, PPE, LSZH, or Fluoropolymer. They are also available with optional interlocked aluminum, steel or braided metallic armor.


Probifus® – DP/PA

Profibus DP/PA Cable
  • 1 Pair Flexible Stranded or Solid Tinned Copper with Foamed PE Insulation
  • Dual-Shielded AL/PET Foil Shield and Tinned Copper Braid with Tinned Copper Drain Wire
  • PVC Jacket – Blue Jacket (PA), Violet Jacket (DP)
  • Siemens® Style Profibus Cable Also Available (FastConnect)
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 300V RMS

Applications:

  • Control of Modern Automated Warehousing Systems, Components and Devices
  • Used in Process Controls for Automated Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals, Petrochemicals and Many Other Products
  • Control of Robotic Equipment and Devices in All Industries
  • Available with Either Characteristic Impedance of 100 ohms (PA) or 150 ohms (DP) ISA/SP-50

Fieldbus®

Fieldbus Cable
  • 1 Pair Flexible Stranded or Solid Tinned Copper with XLPE Insulation
  • Dual-Shielded AL/PET Foil Shield and Tinned Copper Braid with Tinned Copper Drain Wire
  • Orange or Yellow PVC Jacket
  • American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Approved Marine Shipboard Cable
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 600V RMS

Applications:

  • Control of Modern Automated Warehousing Systems, Components and Devices
  • Used in Process Controls for Automated Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals, Petrochemicals and Many Other Products
  • Control of Robotic Equipment and Devices in All Industries
  • Characteristic Impedance: 100 ohms

DeviceNet™

DeviceNet Cable
  • Thick Design 1 Shielded Twisted Pair 15 AWG Stranded Tinned Copper plus 1 Shielded Twisted Pair 18 AWG Stranded Tinned Copper
  • Thin Design 1 Shielded Twisted Pair 22 AWG Stranded Tinned Copper plus 1 Shielded Twisted Pair 24 AWG Stranded Tinned Copper
  • Dual-Shielded Foil Shielded with Duofoil® and Tinned Copper Braid Shield with Common Tinned Copper Drain Wire
  • Gray PVC Jacket
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 300V RMS

Applications:

  • Control of Modern Automated Warehousing Systems, Components and Devices
  • Used in Process Controls for Automated Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals, Petrochemicals and Many Other Products
  • Control of Robotic Equipment and Devices in All Industries
  • Characteristic Impedance: 120 ohms

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Cable

Variable Frequency Drive Cable
  • 3 Stranded Tinned or Bare Copper Conductors with XLPE Insulation
  • 1 Full-Sized Insulated Ground (Same AWG as Conductors)
  • Overall Foil Shield + 85% TC Braid plus Full-Size TC Drain Wire
  • Black Sunlight Resistant and Oil Resistant PVC Jacket
  • Also Available with Signal Pair for Brake
  • Maximum Operating Voltage: 600V RMS

Applications:

  • Designed specifically for Variable Frequency AC Motor Drives
  • UL Listed Type TC-ER
  • Meets UL Standard 2277 for Flexible Motor Supply
  • UL VW-1
  • UL Approved for Direct Burial, Sunlight Resistant and Oil I Resistant Applications
  • Also Available with Signal Pair for Brake.

 

Contact Galaxy for Industrial Automation Cable

Contact us for further assistance with industrial automation cables such as Probifus® – DP/PA, Fieldbus®, DeviceNet™, and variable frequency drive (VFD) cable products.


Profibus is a registered trademark of Profibus and Profinet International.
Fieldbus is a registered trademark of The Fieldbus Foundation.
DeviceNet is a registered trademark of Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA), Inc.
Duofoil is a Belden registered trademark.