Cables, Wires and Accessories for the Steel Industry

Whether in construction, transport or for tools and machines - it is impossible to imagine the various branches of industry without steel and therefore, it is considered the most important metal of our time.

In blast furnaces, liquid pig iron is produced from ferrous input materials. It is then processed into crude steel in steel mills. The individual production processes involve extremely high temperatures and flying sparks, and aggressive substances are used. The cables and accessories used for production must be able to withstand these conditions.

But, in order for the required energy to reach the plants in the first place, the power supply around the site must also be established - strict requirements are also placed on these cables. Thus, depending on the application, cable types with special requirements for the conductor insulation and jacket compounds are in demand. Whether control cables, data cables or cable glands - HELUKABEL offers the right products for this special industrial environment. And for the cabling from the transformer stations to the factory premises, HELUKABEL also has the right types of underground and medium-voltage cables in its broad product portfolio.

The MULTITHERM 400-ES, for example, was developed especially for the steel industry. It is equipped with an additional robust braided high-grade steel that protects it from aggressive substances such as casting powder and hydrofluoric acid, and makes it highly mechanically resilient. The control cable can be used at temperatures up to 400°C. The HELUTHERM 1200/1200-ES can withstand temperatures of up to 1,100°C because it has a special conductor insulation consisting of glass-fiber braiding impregnated with silicone.

The THERMFLEX 180 EWKF, usable at up to 180°C, has both the outer jacket and the conductor insulation made of a special silicone rubber material. Additionally, the jacket is particularly resistant to abrasion and notching, which makes it far more resilient than a normal silicone cable and guaranteeing a longer life cycle. This control cable is also available in shielded and halogen-free versions. Futhermore, it is resistant to high-molecular oils, plasticisers, diluted acids and alkalis as well as oxidants.

To protect the cables and wires, HELUKABEL offers heat-resistant cable protection conduit systems. For example, the HTP conduit for high temperature protection, which has a high insulation factor due to the silicone jacket containing iron oxide, can be used at 1,090°C for a short time. Also, the HELU-S-RK-N cable lugs made of nickel can be used for temperatures up to +500°C, and the metal conduit with Agraff profile made of stainless steel can be used for temperatures up to +600°C.

We look forward to assisting you in identifying the best products for your specific application and to answering any questions you might have.

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