Transit Cables comply with European EN standards.
September 19, 2012 -
Polyrad® EN 50264 and EN 50306 specification cables meet technical requirements in terms of electrical safety and fire-performance, minimizing risk to people and improving overall safety on railways. Both European cable constructions are low-smoke and halogen-free.
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General Cable Launches European-Compliant Polyrad® LSZH EN Transit Cables
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY – General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC), one of the most diversified global wire and cable companies, is proud to announce that it is expanding its Polyrad® transit product offering to include EN 50264 and EN 50306 specification cables. These European cable constructions are low-smoke and halogen-free meeting strict technical requirements in terms of electrical safety and fire-performance, minimizing the risk to people and improving the overall safety on railways.
EN product standards are European-adopted transit industry specifications that are quickly becoming accepted around the globe. General Cable’s rolling stock EN cables are produced in its Willimantic, Connecticut plant; the only North American wire and cable facility that is IRIS Certified and ISO 9001:2008 Compliant. As a complete value-add solution, General Cable’s plant in Piedras Negras, Mexico, also an IRIS Certified and ISO 9001:2008 Compliant facility, provides connectorized assemblies for our transit partners.
“As a significant supplier to the North American market, General Cable’s broad range of transit products for rapid transit, locomotive and rolling stock applications meet the most demanding requirements for long-term performance and reliability,” states Robert W. Schuermann, Vice President and General Manager Specialty Cables, General Cable North America. “Our product expansion to support EN specification emphasizes General Cable’s continued commitment to the global transit industry and is in response to our valued OEM customers’ needs.”
General Cable currently supplies major multinational OEMs, North American transit authorities and distribution partners with a wide range of products that include power, control and circuit-size cables. With an increasing demand for EN specification cables from its multinational partners as their domestic business expands globally, General Cable now provides a local solution with its expanded Polyrad® LSZH EN offering renewing its commitment to serve their international needs.
General Cable (NYSE: BGC), a Fortune 500 Company headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a global leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty, construction and communications markets. General Cable, with annual revenues approaching $6 billion, has 55 manufacturing facilities in 25 countries and offers competitive strengths in such areas as breadth of product line, brand recognition, distribution and logistics, sales and service and operating efficiency. For more information about General Cable products, please contact your local sales representative or visit our Web site at www.generalcable.com.