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We aim to provide cable performance and readily available cables to meet todays customer requirements, cable performance can be dependent on many interrelated factors:

Aspects such as:

Electrical characteristics; insulation sheathing; armouring and screening; flexibility; durability; temperature considerations; environmental elements; contaminant risks; regulatory approvals; proprietary approvals.

Add to this the physical availability of a cable which may be subject to high minimum manufacturing quantities on extended lead times or may even be the subject of a new design requirement and it soon becomes a challenge to find that "bit of wire" to link those high value hardware components within an industrial network.

We hope that the below selection of cable publications will guide you in the right direction to the cable that will complete your job. We are always available Mon to Fri 08:00- 17:30 on 01279 871150 to discuss or any time by e-mail sales@belcom.co.uk.

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PROFIBUS Catalogue

PROFIBUS is the world’s leading fieldbus system with over 40 million devices installed. Belcom Cables are proud to be members of PROFIBUS international (PI) , who offer worldwide support and run the extensive website www. profibus.com. PROFIBUS is a completely open fieldbus standard and is especially developed for high speed digital communication between digital field devices at the sensor, actuator level to higher level automation control systems....

For more information on our PROFIBUS cables and to download the catalogue please click below.

PROFINET/Industrial Ethernet Catalogue

Industrial Ethernet/PROFINET has been developing rapidly over several years and now has the potential to transcend from the Corporate IT level right to the I/O device level on the production line. In this section you will find a broad range of Industrial Ethernet cables covering many environmental challenges, if you cannot, call us to discuss it and we will find you the optImum solution....

For more information on our PROFINET/Industrial Ethernet cables and to download the catalogue please click below.

CAN BUS Catalogue

CAN stands for Control Area Network and is a single serial bus system which all network devices are equal, or peer to each other. This means each control unit can send and receive signals independantly. In contrast to the other protocols, CAN does not address the device, but rather the message used by the device to decide whether or not the data is required....

For more information on our CAN Bus cables and to download the catalogue please click below.

DeviceNet™ Catalogue

Designed with two shielded wire pairs for data transfer plus power supply, these cables meet ODVA standards. The cable’s external sheath is available in robust and highly flexible versions depending on the requirements. The flexible installation types feature a PVC or Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) sheath....

For more information on our DeviceNet™ cables and to download the catalogue please click below.

CC-Link Catalogue

The CC-Link field networking system delivers high speed communication between field devices such as actuators, sensors and control units, acting at the control and field level. There are over 300 devices available from various manufacturers operating within the CC-Link Partnership Association (CLPA) which ensures compatability of each component within the entire network....

For more information on our CC-Link cables and to download the catalogue please click below.

Foundation Fieldbus Catalogue

Foundation Fieldbus was developed for the process automation industry and typically finds its place in the following industries; Chemical, Food & Beverage, Oil, Gas and Refining, Life Sciences, Pulp and Paper, Metals, Mining and Minerals. The Foundation Fieldbus organisation operates an “open standard” philosophy and ensures all vendors products ineroperate within Fieldbus Network....

For more information on our Foundation Fieldbus cables and to download the catalogue please click below.

AS-Interface Catalogue

The yellow cable is the AS Interface Trademark. Due to its profiled design it is resistant to polarity reversal and can be connected to the slave interfaces at any place easily and safely....

For more information on our AS-Interface cables and to download the catalogue please click below.

ControlNet™ Catalogue

ControlNet™ is an open network protocol which was originally supported by Controlnet International but was transferred to ODVA(Open DeviceNet Vendors Association Inc.) during 2008 who are responsible for all protocols within the Common Industrial Protocol family. Rockwell Automation - Allen-Bradley offer a wide variety of ControlNet™ products with built in connectivity....

For more information on our ControlNet™ cables and to download the catalogue please click below.

Armada® Marine Cables

Armada® cables are designed and manufactured with Quality, Safety, Security and Reliability in mind, specifying cables for topside, subsea offshore projects and onshore OPG facilities.

Armada’s data, energy and control cables give protection to workers, infrastructure and the environment operating under aggressive temperatures and adverse conditions and circumstances. As an integral part of the newer, digital, self diagnostic systems being introduced to offshore and onshore OPG installations Armada offers reliable communications over long distances....

Industrial Ethernet for OPT Installations

Industrial Ethernet OPT cable manufactured for Petrol Forecourt Applications.

The Galvanised steel wire braid and overall polyurethane sheath make for a rugged cable with excellent resistance to oil and petrol. Tested to BS EN13617-1:2004. Safety requirements for construction and performance of metering pumps, dispensers and remote pumping units Section 5.3.2.4 cables used in hazardous areas, independently tested by Sira. As directed by the IP/APEA Hazardous Area “Blue Book”....

EventSeries® Audio, Broadcast and Lighting

EventSeries® cables for sound and light distribution have been developed over two decades using state of the art materials and expertise. By working in partnership with professionals in the industry in conjunction with our manufacturing facilities we have developed a range of cables which we know lasts up to the rigours of the most demanding installations and the challenges of on tour use....

Home and Building Automation Cables

Belcom Home & Building Automation cables are produced to perform to industry standards and beyond, they don’t “just do the job” they comfortably meet the most demanding of requirements both in electrical performance and physical construction. These cables are designed and manufactured by experts with practical experience for professionals in the field....

Armada® Fire Resistant Cabling

Armada Marine Cables are designed and manufactured using Fire Retardant, Low Smoke, Zero Halogen materials. 

Maintaining cable integrity during a fire emergency, allowing data to be transmitted and received is key to monitoring and controlling evacuation and response measures.  The Armada range of fire resistant cables guarantee that security allowing responders and systems to send and receive data and commands in challenging fire conditions. Armada cables give best in class performance tested to IEC60331-21/22, 23 & IEC60331-25 for 180minutes under DNV witness supervision at 750 / 930 degrees gives....

Armada® Marine Cables

Armada® Cables have been designed and manufactured with Quality, Safety, Security and Reliability at their core. We are able to offer a comprehensive range of Approved BUS, Coaxial & Data Cables in conjunction with our fully certified LAN and Fibre Optic cables from stock allowing the end user flexibility when purchasing our products without the restriction of large manufacturing MOQs and potentially problematic lead times....

Home and Building Automation

Modern web enabled homes now have a myriad of automation accessories available to them, mostly accessible from smart phones with world wide availability. You can answer the front door whilst on your summer holiday and you can ramp up the heating 24 hours before returning from your winter ski trip in the Alps, all through your phone and the web....

BNC Connectors 12 GHz

The digital revolution has created a demand for the fidelity that HDTV brings to radio and television broadcasters.

HDTV requires the highest technology advances in cable, connector and tooling engineering. EventSeries 12GHz HD coax connectors and tooling can be delivered from stock....

Armada® Marine Cables For Oil & Gas, Shipbuilding and Renewables

Quality assurance is crucial. Cables account for just a small percentage of the total investment in the required equipment of marine installations but the potential failure-related costs mean that it is critical that cables are manufactured to the highest standards....

 

EventSeries® Starquad Audio Cables

Starquad cables are four conductor cables which are all insulated and twisted together on a common axis. This “quad” construction or double balanced pairing reduces the chances of electromagnetically induced noise. The signals are sent out of phase with one another and then returned at the destination. The interference collected along the cable length is also then inverted, so put out of phase and made silent.

PR111220-1 PROFINET Type R

Belcom has extended its range of FieldLink products with an extremely flexible Industrial Ethernet cable for use in drag chains and robots….

For more information on PROFINET Type R for robotic applications please click below.

PR261120-1 Single Pair Ethernet

1 Gbit/s over 1-pair balanced transmission channels.

With the new SPE cable family, Belcom in partnership with Leoni Special Cables and the SPE Industrial Partner Network offers a solution for every application. According to the IEC 61156-x standard, the product portfolio comprises installation, trailing, torsion and robotic cables as well as special solutions which combine the single pair Ethernet features with other elements to form hybrid cables....

For more information on Single Pair Ethernet please click below.

PR03320-1 DALI B2ca

Improved Euroclass rating designed for use in Hospitals ,Large Office & Retail Buildings as well as Road and Rail Tunnels.

For more information on DALI B2ca please click below.

PR6215-3 DALI Dca

DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface ) is an international standard communication protocol (IEC 62386) , a global standard for dimming and digital lighting control. DALI is an open non-proprietary standard that makes genuine freely addressable lighting control a reality.

For more information on DALI Dca please click below.

PR20819-1 CC-Link IE Field cable for CC-Link realtime Ethernet Applications

CC-Link is an open-architecture network that was originally developed by the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in 1997. In 2000 CC-Link was released as an “Open” network so that independent automation equipment manufacturers could incorporate CC-Link compatibility into their products. 

CC-Link IE (Industrial Ethernet) is an Industrial Ethernet cable which is in it’s basic elements similar to Profinet cables in the same Category as CAT5e and CAT6a - Control and CC-Link IE Field. Compatible products include industrial PCs, PLCs, robots, servos, drives, valve manifolds, digital & analogue I/O modules, temperature controllers, mass flow controllers. 

PR14316-1 – Low Loss Flexible Communication Coax 75 Ohm

High performance Low Loss range suitable for satellite , video applications – CCTV , CATV , baseband or broadband . Far more flexible than any corrugated solution. This versatile range is available in a number of sizes with FireFighter® Low Smoke Zero Halogen sheath according to IEC60332-3-24 as standard. PE sheathed and steel wire armoured versions are available on request.

PR24216-1 – Low Loss Flexible Communication Coax 50 Ohm

High performance broadband coax with RF performance. Far more flexible than corrugated cables, lower losses and superior RF shielding than “RG” types. This versatile range is available in a number of sizes, suitable for low loss 50 ohm coaxial communication designed for use in wireless applications such as Cellular, Satellite, GPs, WiFi.

PR12116-1 – Multimedia Hybrid Cables for LUTRON & Cresnet Applications

Hybrid multimedia control cable “5000182434” for use with Lutron *GRAFIK EYE™ 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000 systems and Crestron touchpanels, keypads, expansion modules and tuners with the added benefit of using LSZH FireFighter® sheath. The data cable is compliant with DMX512 digital & analogue as well as RS-422, RS-485 applications.

PR31115-1 – Armada® QFCI Cable DNV-GL Certified -TAE00000JG

As part of the ever increasing range of cables encompassed under our Armada® brand, we are pleased to announce the DNV-GL Type Certification of QFCI Fibre Optic Cable. Synonomous with offshore and maritime installations this cable can be utilised as the backbone for all communications systems where safety critical, high data transfer is required onboard fixed and mobile platforms. With excellent mechanical strength and arduous environment resistance Armada® QFCI secures the integrity of your marine asset. 

PR51015-1 – Broadband CATV Cables, CAI Benchmark CAI-07-C/100/09-2013

With the introduction of the digital era ensuring good quality reception and reduced interference is essential with any installation.

Born from the need for higher screening capabilities to facilitate the robust relay of digital signals, Belcom’s range of 100Series Cables meets the standards for the technical performance of coaxial cable as determined by the CAIs specific requirements for satisfactory broadcast TV and radio reception both terrestrially and via satellite. CAI Benchmark accredited, our range of 100Series cables are the perfect install solution for your needs.

PR04815-1 – Digital Video SDV / HDTV / DTV

The digital revolution has created a demand for the fidelity that HDTV brings to radio and television broadcasters. HDTV requires the highest technology advances in cable engineering. This is brought to you with Belcom’s range of HD coaxial cables.

PR20715-1 – Intruder Alarm Cables acc. to BS 4737-3.30 2015

Alarm cables for intruder alarm intercom and detector connection. Available in shielded or unshielded LSZH, Duct grade PE or LSZH DataGuard® versions suitable for direct burial installations or internally where there is risk of damage or security breach.

All of the cables contained in this product release are compliant with the new BS 4737-3.30 2015 specification laid out by the British Standards Institute (BSi) , this replaces the 1986 version. 

PR10315-1 – HART Highway Addressable Remote Transducer Protocol

The Hart Communication protocol was originally a digital industrial automation protocol , an early implementation of fieldbus . This system is still one of the most popular industrial protocols today . Belcom’s 430Series has been designed around the HART system and has been adopted by many Belcom customers as a digital lighting control BUS , this cable range follows the same parameters as BACnet and may also be used for this platform.

PR13415-1 – LSZH FireFighter® Unshielded 600V Tray Cables 90 ̊C

FireFighter® 600V LSZH Unshielded Tray Cable, Sunlight Resistant/UV-Stable acc. To ISO 4892-2/A as standard.

PR6215-1 - BEMS/BMS/HVAC Control Cables

These standard FireFighter® cables have been modified for Trend system use , they have the usual FireFighter® 600v tray cable rating as well as a special UV stable LSZH sheath according to < ISO 4892-2/A> .

PR9215-1 - KNX/EIB Certification release

KNX Certification is an approved International Standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3), European Standard (CENELEC EN 50090 and CEN EN 13321-1) and Chinese Standard (GB/T 20965). KNX future proofed products are guaranteed in their interworking and the world’s only certification for the control in both commercial and residential buildings.

PR9215-2 - Lon Works®

LonWorks® (Local Operating Network) The Lon platform was created by Echelon Corporation in 1988 , since then it has become the world’s leading technology for networking building services devices . Lon is an international standard “Control Network” protocol (ISO 14908) as well as an American, Chinese and European standard for open data communication in building automation, controls & building management. Lon can be networked over twisted pair , power lines , fibre optic or RF.

PR9215-3 - C.O/M.E.T Colour Coded Lighting Control BUS LSZH FireFighter 600V

These FireFighter® Lighting Control BUS are intended for communication between the lighting distribution board, lighting control modules and luminaire plug wiring. The system utilises DALI BUS as the platform when installing the O-BUS/M-BUS cables . For additional information on DALI or to see versions for extended distance please visit our DALI Product Release PR6215-3 Dca and PR03320-1 B2ca.

DataGuard® Wrap

DataGuard® Wrap -100% recyclable Plastic wrap for all round protection.

DataGuard® wrap is an innovative product designed to guarantee a total and high quality protection for all cables sold on drums and reels. For more information please click below.

Coax Cable Basics

Coaxial cables, or coax consists of a centre conductor (usually a solid copper, stranded copper or copper coated steel wire) surrounded by an outer conductor typically one to four layers of woven metallic braid and metallic tape separated by an insulating layer (dielectric). The cable is protected by a protective outer sheath. The term coaxial comes from the inner conductor and the outer shield sharing a geometric axis. (common axis/axial).

For further information please click below.

Loose Tube versus Tight-Buffered Fibre Optic Cable

Loose tube cables are manufactured using dual layer 250μm fibres often surrounded by a thixotropic gel contained within a single tube or in multiple tubes around a central strength member. A layer of E-Glass yarns between the fibre tube(s) and the outer jacket gives rodent protection as this splinters when severed whilst also adding mechanical pull strength and longitudinal water tightness.....

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KNX Cable 2 pair versus Quad

The 2 pair (2x2x0.8) is laid up as a quad, (4 cores twisted together). KNX certified cable follows the “Certified Scheme of Products” initiated by KNX to ensure product suitability, you can also see in the extract from the consultants guide *produced by KNX that this quad/pair terminology continues here. It is confusing as the Consultants guide clearly describes the specification as 2pr but the important part is the detailed in the construction where it highlights the laying up as “cores twisted to a quad”.

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RS485 Quick Guide

RS485 conveys data differentially over a terminated twisted pair, permitting up to 10Mbps data rates. The standard specifies electrical characteristics of a driver and receiver, and does not specify any data protocol or connectors. RS485 is popular for inexpensive local networks, multidrop communication links and long haul data transfer over distances of up to 4,000 feet.

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Drum Handling

Guidelines for cable drum handling during transport and storage.

Marine Cables NEK TS 606

NEK TS 606 specifies the basic requirements for Halogen-Free Low Smoke and Flame Retardant/Fire Resistant, (HFFR-LS) or MUD resistant low and high voltage power, control, lighting, instrumentation, telecommunication and optical fibre cables for offshore installations, and lists Enhanced oil resistance and MUD tests with more demanding requirements than IEC 60092-360:2014.

For more information please click below.

Bus Cable Fields of Application
 
5Play White Paper

Gone are the days when commercial installers depended on home-centric technologies and cables to cater to the corporate market. The professional AV market presents different connectivity requirements than those of the consumer market, and as such demands a level of resolution, reach, features, flexibility, reliability, and standardization that are above those of the residential sector....

For more information please click below.

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE00002A2

Type approval certificate for Armoured and Unarmoured PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA, CanBUS, DeviceNET, Foundation FieldBUS, PROFINET, RS-485, RS-422. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE00004AX

Type approval certificate for Armada Fibre Optic cable. Unarmored Fire resistant. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE00003EM

Type approval certificate for Armada Fire resistant category 3, 5, 5e, 6, 6a, 7 and 7a cable suitable for horizontal floor wiring where metallic armouring is required. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE00002A1

Type approval certificate for Armada Unarmoured Fire resistant category 3, 5, 5e, 6, 6a, 7 and 7a cable suitable for horizontal wiring. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV.

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE0000456

Type approval certificate for Armada Ethernet cable cat. 5e, 6, 6a, and 7 cables suitable for horizontal floor wiring where metallic armouring is required. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE00001M4

Ethernet cables for horizontal wiring in marine environments. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE00002YD

Type approval certificate for Armada unarmoured Ethernet cat.5, 5e, 6, 6a, 7 and 7a cables suitable for work area cabling between work station and communication outlet. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE000041G

Type approval certificate for Armada PROFINET Type B 2x2x22/7 AWG. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE00000JG

Type approval certificate for Armada Fibre optical cables QFCI, QFCU and QFCU-M. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

UC500-S23-Cat.6A-UFTP

HDBaseT Alliance Certification Program 2.0 for UC500 S23 Cat.6A U/FTP cable to be recognized as recommended.

UC400-Cat.6-UUTP-HD

HDBaseT Alliance Certification Program 2.0 for UC400 Cat.6 U/UTP HD cable to be recognized as recommended.

UC900-SS23-Cat.7-SFTP

HDBaseT Alliance Certification Program 2.0 for UC900 SS23 Cat.7 S/FTP  cable to be recognized as recommended.

DNV•GL Certificate No. TAE00004ET

Type approval certificate for Fire Resistant Armoured and Unarmoured PROFIBUS DP, PROFIBUS PA, CanBUS, DeviceNET, Foundation FieldBUS, PROFINET, RS-485, RS-422. Products approved by this certificate are accepted for installation on all vessels classed by DNV. 

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