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    Cable Systems are Specialists in the design and supply of Industrial and Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment and Lighting

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  • Klippon® TB MH Multi-Hinge

    Using our In-House Custom Assembly Service, we offer a competitive, fast track service for all your Ex Junction Box requirements

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  • Assembly Partner expands Weidmuller Product Offering

    Surge Protection, ATEX Signal Isolators, Relays & Optocouplers, Power Supplies, Tools, PCB terminals & connectors, DIN rail mount terminals, Enclosures, Custom assembly

    In Stock & Available to Buy Online
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  • Custom assembled Hawke PL Series enclosures

    48-Hour turnaround on all custom assembled Hawke PL Series enclosures.

    Contact our Assembly team now with your requirements
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  • Hawke Cable Glands

    We are the largest stockist of Hawke Cable Glands, including Brass, Nickel Plated Brass, Stainless Steel in both Metric & NPT thread types

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  • Premium Enclosure Solutions

    From Eaton Crouse-Hinds

    Stainless steel terminal enclosures ....

    ....rapid response for a quicker delivery

    Standard range of enclosures ...

    ... now available from stock.

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Adaptaflex Band-It Capri Eaton Crouse Hinds Elkay Ex-Mo EXHEAT Feam Flexicon Furse GAI TRONICS Hawke HTS - Hawke Transit System Kopex MEDC Prysmian Raxton Stahl Unistrut Victor Weidmuller

Why Cable Systems?

Relationships built on trust

Cable Systems - Serving the Hazardous Area Industry for over 30 years

Spotting a niche in the Hazardous Area Market: The company was set up strategically in Warrington in 1982 by Ron Rigby and passed on to his son (Jonathan) who took the helm in 1992. From those early days the company has expanded in every way and is now known Worldwide as a Specialist Distributor in this market.

Key Suppliers of Products to the Following Industries

  • - Oil & Gas 
  • - Nuclear 
  • - Power 
  • - Petrochemical 
  • - Renewables  
  • - Food Manufacturing 
  • - Pharmaceutical 
  • - Industrial 
  • - Public Services 
  • - Engineering OEM 
  • - Ship Building 
  • - Mining 
  • - MOD 
  • - Infrastructure 
  • - Water Treatment

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The latest news from Cable Systems

  • Birmingham's exploding pavements show need for ex junction boxes

    Ex junction boxes can help to reduce the risk of electrical faults sparking an explosion - which appears to be what happened in Birmingham recently. BBC News reported an incident on Monday, April 20th, in which electrical equipment underneath Stratford Road in Shirley exploded. This led to a pyrotechnic-style jet of flame shooting upwards from a manhole on a public pavement, similar to those seen in London in recent weeks due to an underground fire there. In Birmingham, the jet lasted just a second or two each time, and was accompanied by a plume of black smoke; the amateur footage given to the BBC showed at least three jets in close succession. "West Power Distribution said engineers were despatched after receiving a call at about 17:00 BST," the BBC reported. "They isolated electricity supplies and cordoned off the area before repairing an underground link box." The incident highlights how electrical links that are hard to access - such as those underground - can pose particular hazards, especially in public places. With ex junction boxes, the risk of any such explosion can be minimised, providing an extra level of safety in the event of a circuit failure.

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  • Flashover highlights risks of live distribution boards

    Live distribution boards pose a severe health hazard if maintenance is carried out unsafely, as the HSE report into a flashover incident demonstrates. In December 2011, two workmen were replacing capacitors on a distribution board just a few inches above the live busbars housed inside it. As they manoeuvred the capacitors into position, their metal casing contacted the live conductor risers on one side, creating an electrical flashover. This generated temperatures high enough to vaporise the metal in the live conductor, and caused severe injuries to both men. HSE inspector Kerry Cringan said: "Live work should only be undertaken if it is unreasonable to make the conductors dead and suitable precautions are taken to prevent injury." The case is a reminder of the risks posed by distribution boards, particularly if they are housed in hazardous areas, and why efforts should be taken to protect workers against the risk of a flashover. Although this is particularly the case during maintenance work on the distribution boards themselves, it is also true on a continuing basis, to avoid any incidents that could endanger employees working in already hazardous areas.

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