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Foundation Fieldbus Cables

Eland Cables supplies a comprehensive range of cables specifically designed for Fieldbus Foundation technologies and products. These have been specifically designed for use in real-time control distribution within industrial systems. Our Foundation Fieldbus cables provide the link between the programmatic logic controllers and the base-level components in an automation system, like sensors, switches, motors and valves, used in intrinsic safety environments.

By comparison to instrumentation cables, Foundation Fieldbus cables are designed to handle considerably higher data rates. They are based on an all-digital, serial, two-way communications protocol standardising the interconnection of field devices at a transmission rate of 31.25kB/second. These cables are manufactured to comply with IEC 61588-2, which sets out the requirements for Type A, B, C and D cables, Type A having the strictest requirements.

Foundation Fieldbus Type A Cable construction

  Fieldbus Foundation Cable - Type A
Conductor Stranded tinned copper (Class 2) - 20AWG
Insulation Polyethylene (PE)
Shield Aluminium/Polyester tape (Al/PET)
Drain wire Tinned copper
Bedding layer Fire resistant non-corrosive and low smoke zero halogen (FRNC-LSZH)
Outersheath FRNC-LSZH

Our Fieldbus Foundation Cable Type A is also available with a steel wire braid (SWB) for mechanical protection.

Foundation Fieldbus cable dimensions

Part Number Nominal Conductor Diameter Nominal Overall Diameter Nominal Weight
A8P-FFLSZH 1.2mm2 6.5 57
A8P-FFLSZHSWB 0.9mm2 6.5 57

Foundation Fieldbus cable selection

In light of the different requirements set for both Fieldbus Foundation Type A cable and the other Types, it is important to select the right one for your application. Choosing the strictest category ensure the future-proofing of the installation and our technical engineers are available to discuss this and other BUS cable options which may be applicable to your specific application.

Range of Cables

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Cable Standards and Approvals

Fieldbus Foundation LSZH Cable
BS EN/IEC 61158, BS EN 50170-4, BS EN/IEC 60332-1, BS EN/IEC 61034-2, BS EN/IEC 60754-1, BS EN/IEC 60754-2

Fieldbus Foundation LSZH SWB Cable
BS EN/IEC 61158, BS EN/IEC 60332-1, BS EN/IEC 60332-1-2, BS EN/IEC 61034-2, BS EN/IEC 60754-1, BS EN/IEC 60754-2, BS EN 50267-2-1

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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.