Product information about the ToughCat cables
These cables have solid or stranded conductors for generic data transmission. The cables are based on our DNV certified ToughCat, but with an additional flame retardant, halogen-free, low smoke and, if indicated, a mud protecting outer sheath.
- Oil resistant
ToughCat 7S, 7 and 5e
ToughCat MUD 7S, 7 and 5e
7S type vs. 7 and 5e types
The S of the ToughCat 7S stands for its solid conductors. The 7 and 5e types have stranded conductors.
5e type vs. 7S and 7 types
Compared to the 7s and the 7 types, the 5e type has thinner conductor wires and a thinner overall screen.
MUD types are mud resistant
Mud resistant cables like the ToughCat cables, need to have an outer sheath which is composed of materials that can withstand the negative effects of mud. This is common for cables which meet the NEK 606 standards. These cables have an outer sheath which meets the test requirements as stated in the IEC 60092-359.
Advantages of the ToughCat cables
The ToughCat cables are flexible cables, ideal for mobile use. This means that the cables can be used several times and can be applied for temporary purposes. In addition, it is easy to handle and pliant making it easy and compact to store. Its flexibility is also an advantage for small-spaced fixed installations as smaller bends can be made. Due to the flexibility of the cable, it is easier and faster to install, which saves more time and reduces costs.
Halogen-free cables such as the ToughCat cables do not produce toxic gases in case of fire. This means that the cables do not contain fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine or astatine which causes toxic gases during a fire. Toxic gases can damage equipment and limit chances for people to escape because gases are deadly. These cables have a higher fire safety, causes less damage in case of a fire and are environmentally-friendly.
The ToughCat cables are oil resistant which means the cables can withstand aggressive oil containing substances. These substances will not affect the cables, the functionality of the cable will be maintained and the risk of irreparable damage is lower.
Cables used to be responsible for spreading fire. The ToughCat cables are flame retardant. This means that these cables are designed in a way that it will not spread fire. Cables with these advantages are often used in buildings and at locations where people live, work and travel / move.
Tinned Copper Wired Braiding (TCWB)
The advantage of a tinned copper wired braiding is that it protects the ToughCat cables from outside electromagnetic fields. This kind of armouring is widely applied to flexible cables where corrosion occurs due to (weather) conditions, like in the offshore. An additional advantage of the TCWB armouring is that it strengthens the cable.