Aberdare Cables: A Leading Cable Manufacturer in South Africa
Aberdare Cables is a cable manufacturer that has been operating in South Africa for over 75 years. The company produces a wide range of cables for various applications, such as power transmission and distribution, telecommunications, mining, industrial, and renewable energy. Aberdare Cables is committed to quality, innovation, and social responsibility, and has achieved a Level 1 BBBEE status.
One of the resources that Aberdare Cables offers to its customers and stakeholders is a booklet called Cables Facts and Figures, which provides supplementary information on cable selection and installation. The booklet covers topics such as how to select a cable, useful electrical formulae, transport, handling and installation of electric cables, paper insulated and lead covered cables, medium voltage XLPE insulated cables, low voltage PVC and XLPE insulated cables, elastomeric trailing cables, overhead aluminium conductors, and innovative products.
The booklet is available for download as a PDF file from the company's website www.aberdare.co.za. The PDF file is free of charge and can be accessed by anyone who is interested in learning more about cables and their applications. The booklet is revised periodically to reflect the latest developments in the cable industry and the changing needs of the market.
Aberdare Cables is a trusted partner for many customers in South Africa and beyond. The company has customer service centers in each province of South Africa and in Maputo, Mozambique. It also has three manufacturing sites in South Africa, employing 1500 people. The company is 55% black owned and 30% black women owned, reflecting its commitment to diversity and empowerment.
For more information about Aberdare Cables and its products and services, visit www.aberdare.co.za or contact one of the customer service centers near you.
In this section, we will highlight some of the innovative products that Aberdare Cables has developed and introduced to the market. These products are designed to meet the specific needs and challenges of various sectors and customers.
INTERDAC 3: This is a medium voltage cable that combines XLPE insulation, PVC bedding, steel wire armouring, and PVC sheathing. The cable has a unique feature of having three interlocking aluminium conductors that form a compact and rigid core. This reduces the cable diameter and weight, and improves the mechanical strength and short circuit performance. The cable is suitable for direct burial, ducts, or overhead installation, and can be used for power distribution in urban areas, industrial plants, mines, and renewable energy projects.
Fire Resistant Cables: These are cables that can withstand high temperatures and fire conditions for a specified period of time, without losing their functionality and integrity. The cables are made of special materials and compounds that prevent the spread of fire and smoke, and protect the conductors from melting or breaking. The cables are ideal for applications where fire safety is critical, such as emergency lighting, fire alarm systems, public address systems, security systems, and lift control systems.
Halogen Free Cables: These are cables that do not contain any halogen elements, such as chlorine, fluorine, bromine, iodine, or astatine. Halogen elements are commonly used in PVC compounds to enhance their properties, but they also pose a risk of releasing toxic and corrosive gases when exposed to fire. Halogen free cables are made of alternative materials that are environmentally friendly and safe for human health. The cables are suitable for applications where low smoke emission and high fire resistance are required, such as hospitals, schools, airports, hotels, and public buildings. 248dff8e21