Prove that there are consistent levels of quality in your control cables with BASEC approval. Control cable products such as SY, CY, and YY are used in a variety of applications, particularly those involving automation. There are different designs and combinations of cables available on the market, which highlights the question: How can you demonstrate consistent levels of quality in these types of cables? Control Cable Certification helps you establish standardized performance standards and understand cable design requirements with complete cable assessments, cable reliability, and peace of mind for selectors, installers and end users. Let’s take a look at the main reasons why you should always use certified control cables: – Consistent braid density: Control cables that feature a braided screen, such as the CY and SY cable type, are evaluated to ensure that enough spindles are used to demonstrate an adequate fill factor. Therefore, you can be sure that the braided screen will provide proper mechanical protection for the cable once it is installed. – Electromagnetic performance confirmation: To determine screening efficiency, the electromagnetic performance, known as EMC, is measured by means of a transmission impedance test, of CY control cables in accordance with BS EN 50395. This helps to enable the reliability of the transmitted signals to support efficient operation. Consistent insulation thickness: The insulation diameter inside control cable products can vary greatly in the market, when it is not approved by a third party, which affects the performance of the cables. The certificate specifies the required parameters for the thickness of the insulation, and establishes consistent measurements to which the products must adhere. Standardized Quality: Certification leads to market standardization, so when choosing BASEC-certified products, you can be assured of consistent quality across the range of certified manufacturers. Independent Third Party Testing: Control cable products are rigorously tested by BASEC certified control cable, within the facilities of specialized cable testing laboratories. Evidence matching to control cable specifications developed by BASEC’s team of technical experts and access to live approval certificates on the BASEC website and certification application. Continuous Monitoring: Once certification is awarded to the manufacturer, continuous monitoring is performed, in the form of routine audits, to determine that the cable continues to perform, meets specifications and quality requirements. Comprehensive Testing Approach: To obtain certification, cables must undergo a comprehensive testing program to evaluate a full range of characteristics. The test includes elastic, mechanical, physical, structural, electrical and fire resistance. You can rest assured that certified products have been rigorously evaluated and guaranteed to maintain performance in all relevant conditions. – Insulation and sheath testing according to EN 50363 series: A complete material test is carried out to monitor these components within a comprehensive assessment schedule. This helps prove that the materials used provide adequate and long-term durability. – Establishing British Standards: Custom BS specifications developed by BASEC to formalize in-depth control cable certification are evaluated. Peace of mind: Ensure that by selecting and installing BASEC certified control cables, you can demonstrate your compliance with quality standards recognized in the cable industry that will also meet the quality standards of your project. Why risk your reputation by using unapproved products? To be confident in quality, always purchase certified control cables, independently assessed by BASEC, to protect your end projects and applications. Find more details about control cable certification on the BASEC website.