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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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  • 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 0

    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 Swivelpole™ 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

  • 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.

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  • How exe junction boxes can prevent RIDDOR reports

    Exe junction boxes offer increased safety which, in part, can help to reduce the risk of arcs and sparks - something you understandably want to avoid in hazardous areas. The priority is to protect against injury and loss of life in any hazardous areas, especially those where a spark could lead to an explosion or a fire. But even if nobody is injured, exe junction boxes can help you to get operational once again following an incident, and avoid having to file a RIDDOR report with the Health & Safety Executive. In updated guidance on RIDDOR reportable incidents, the HSE explains that you should report an electrical overload or short circuit if:

    • It causes a fire or explosion AND
    • It could cause death OR
    • It interrupts plant operations for more than 24 hours.
    To be clear, a short circuit is caused typically by a failure in the circuit's insulation, or by a metal object making accidental contact with the circuitry - a pickaxe, for example. An overload, in comparison, is simply an excess of electrical current that causes the system to overheat. In either case, exe junction boxes can reduce the risk of sparks occurring at all, making them a worthy addition to Zone 1 and Zone 2 equipment, and to help prevent you from experiencing a RIDDOR reportable incident.

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