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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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  • Weidmuller Klippon® TB MH Multi-Hinge Enclosures

    We are one of the leading certified assemblers of Weidmuller enclosures in the UK.

  • LED Luminaires 

    For Industrial, Harsh & Hazardous Areas

    Brilliantly combining safety, reliability and energy efficiency

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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

    Click here to check stock online
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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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Adaptaflex Band-It Capri Chalmit Eaton Crouse Hinds Elkay Ex-Mo EXHEAT Feam Flexicon 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

Recent News

The latest news from Cable Systems

  • Incident shows importance of hazardous area equipment during testing

    An incident in which an employee lost the sight in one eye demonstrates why hazardous area equipment is important in high-pressure environments, including when testing is being carried out. While hazardous area equipment is often designed to operate for long periods remotely, when close inspection is needed, it is still important to maintain the highest levels of safety. In an incident in Clitheroe in January 2014, a worker was assisting in testing a hydraulic cylinder when the pressurised hose connector failed. The hose struck the worker in the face, blinding him in his right eye and leaving him with a broken jaw and several lacerations. HSE inspector Bradley Wigglesworth said: "The test was carried out without segregating or safeguarding the test zone, and the test connectors were not subject to maintenance or inspection." Hydraulic pressure is not the only risk to be aware of, and of course in explosive environments the potential consequences of a safety failure can be much greater. For this reason, testing - when normal procedures may be disrupted - should always be carried out with extra caution to reduce the risk of a catastrophic incident.

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  • Blast highlights peril of DIY hazardous area equipment

    There are some things you can do yourself - but modifying hazardous area equipment is one job best left to the experts. Hazardous area equipment is designed to careful specifications in order to perform its function in the most challenging of environments. When it becomes necessary to alter those specifications, it should be done by a qualified engineer, or in many cases the equipment should be replaced with a new unit ideally suited to the new criteria. In one recent HSE incident, a producer of metal catalysts for the petrochemical and pharmaceutical industries was fined £80,000 after a modified reactor at its Widnes premises exploded. The blast on November 25th 2011 occurred just one day after the reactor had been modified; a seal had been fitted to prevent air from getting in, but this also led to higher pressure inside the vessel, and ultimately to a hydrogen explosion. In the presence of any explosive gases, the right ex equipment is essential - and ad hoc modifications are generally not a good idea. Remember too that higher-rated ex equipment can typically be used in less hazardous areas; so, for example, investing in Zone 0 equipment gives you an appliance suitable for Zone 1 or 2 as well, whereas Zone 2 equipment cannot be used safely in Zone 1 or 0 in the same way.

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