Cable Systems are Specialists in the design and supply of Industrial and Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment and Lighting
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 requirementsClick here for more information
Weidmuller Electronics for Hazardous Areas
Ex approved Power Supplies, Signal Converters, Industrial Ethernet Components, and Surge Protection Modules for use in Explosion Hazard Zones 2 to 0In Stock & Available to Buy Online
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
Hawke Cable Glands
We are the largest stockist of Hawke Cable Glands, including Brass, Nickel Plated Brass, Stainless Steel in both Metric & NPT thread typesClick here to check stock online
Premium Enclosure Solutions
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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
A new head for HSE explosives division?
Inspections of hazardous area equipment by the HSE could fall under the remit of a new head soon, with the impending departure of Peter Baker, the current head of the Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division. From April 1st 2015, he moves to the position of chief inspector of construction, replacing Philip White who remains as head of the Operational Strategy Division. Mr Baker said: "I believe that industry leaders have a critical role to play, and have seen in the major hazard sectors how vital clear and positive leadership is to achieving the effective management and control of risks." In his current role as head of HSE's Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division, Mr Baker is in charge of the team that regulates onshore major hazard industries in the UK. Premises whose hazardous area equipment has been inspected by the HSE are likely to fall within this remit, particularly if they directly handle dangerous chemicals or materials at a high risk of exploding. As yet, the HSE has not confirmed what will happen to Mr Baker's existing role - but it seems likely that from April, somebody else will become responsible for overseeing the division's activities.read more
Put ATEX lighting on the agenda in 2015
This year is the International Year of Light, a global initiative adopted by the UN to recognise the contribution of lighting technologies, and that makes it the perfect time to renew your focus on ATEX lighting. ATEX gets its name from the French for 'EXplosive ATmospheres' and applies to a broad range of electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas. Zone 1 and Zone 2 lighting both fall within this designation, depending on the exact types of risk that are present in the relevant hazardous areas. And the IEC - the International Electrotechnical Commission - says it is "delighted" to be part of this year's global initiative to expand access to artificial lighting into newly developing areas. "For almost 70 years the IEC has been developing International Standards for luminaires and lighting installations," the organisation said. "A great number of IEC International Standards address the needs of the lighting industry in terms of requirements, tests, safety and EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) for lamps, lamp systems and all related accessories." This applies not only to equipment such as ATEX lighting for hazardous areas, but also to lights used in public places like hospitals and stadiums, and to those used in film and photography production.read more