Round cables

Round cables
Round cables

Where are resistant round cables used?

Round cables are used in many different areas: electrical connections, data cables or control lines in plants and machines. We offer you a wide range of individual cable solutions with high-quality cable assemblies. The cable variant of the round cable has very specific characteristics.

What are round cables?

Round cables have a multi-core circular structure and are usually available by the metre. The individual cores are located around the centre point and are bundled in a cable sheath. Depending on the application, the cable core consists of stranded conductors, blind elements, shielding, banding or strain relief. The outer cable sheath is usually made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP) or fluoroethylene propylene (FEP) and protects the cable’s inner life. The sheath is often coloured black, but can also appear in other colours.

Where are round cables used?

Typical applications for round cables are automotive cables or common FLRYY cables such as cables used to supply the motor of an electric vehicle. Control cables also often have the form of a round cable. The variety of applications is also reflected in the mechanical requirements that a round cable must fulfil.

Round cables with cable assemblies by the metre are used in electrotechnical systems. These include industries such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, medical technology, transport and traffic as well as energy and environmental technology. Round cables are also used in aerospace technology.

What are the benefits of round cables?

Round cables are popular in business / industry as a component because they are very resistant to solvents, oil, lubricants and acids. In a cable, several individual conductors are united in a structure to transmit energy and different signals. The structure simplifies the laying in a system because there is no forced mechanical direction of orientation. This is an advantage of round cables compared to other cable types such as flat ribbon cables.

Is your product often exposed to the weather? CiS round cable types can also withstand temperatures, UV radiation and water. We also offer round cables for individual use that are protected against electrical interference. Round cables with different shieldings in best material and processing quality are available from CiS as yard goods and assembled according to your requirements. The multiple shielding also allows the use as system cable for computers and networks.

Combined benefits of flat and round cables

Every product is only as good as the individual components that guarantee its functionality as a whole. Our long-standing partner, technology group 3M, developed a special feature to combine all the advantages of round cables with the advantages of flat ribbon cables. The basis for this is a laminating technique in which the strands of a round cable are laminated flat. This makes it possible to assemble insulation displacement connectors easily and quickly on round cables.

CiS assembles standard and custom solutions with all components that can be purchased on the market. These include contacts, switches and connectors. We easily meet specific requirements by developing special cables and our own connectors, thus fulfilling every customer wish. We manufacture round cables ourselves or work together with long-standing partners.

Performance overview

In contrast to the production of stranded conductors, full automation of round cables is very complex or even impossible due to the complex structure. Only the cutting of the length can be fully automated, even in the round version. This means that for small and medium-sized quantities, an automated solution is rather uneconomical compared to manual or semi-automated processing. We always keep the idea of efficiency in mind when it comes to individual cable assembly and always select the most economical processing method in a customer-oriented manner. Our technical sales department is also at your side for individual solutions in every phase of product development.