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Customised cable solutions

Eland Cables' range of cables manufactured in accordance with British, European and international standards cover applications across a broad spectrum of industries, however there are times when an application requires a custom designed cable or a customised cable solution. Whether this involves designing and manufacturing a bespoke cable to improve efficiencies or to overcome the limitations of a particular installation, our technical team can work with you to create a cable that fulfils the needs of your specific applications. Our technical experts have experience creating custom designed cable solutions for highly regulated organisations such as Network Rail and other leading utilities, for whom we regularly develop new cables.

In addition to advising on the new design, we can ensure the cable is manufactured in low minimum order quantities and within some of the shortest lead times in the industry. The Cable Lab®, our in-house specialist cable testing laboratory, is then on hand to carry out rigorous testing and to support you with any applicable approvals process.

Customisation includes:

Custom designed cable
Fully bespoke design developed against a unique application's specification

Composite cable
Used in many industries and particularly beneficial where there is a common and aggressive environment form which to protect the cable, or to reduce installation time (eg: cable pulling) and complexity. Composite cables may be manufactured by laying (twisting) complete cables of different or similar designs together, or placing the assembly under a collective armour layer and/or a final collective sheath.

Braiding, armouring and electrical screening
These are all options for placing additional mechanical / electrical / EMI layers on an existing cable. Mechanical protection can be provided by adding either a flexible galvanised steel wire braid or simply more steel wire armour. Protection from electrical interference can be achieved by adding a metallic screen, such as a tinned copper braid or an aluminium/polyester foil.

Sheath colour changes
This is available through over-sheathing and can be done for cable identification or to provide additional environmental protection and UV stability. For outdoor use, cables can be oversheathed with weather-resistant materials such as Polyethylene (PE) and Polyurethane (PUR) making them suitable for use in ducts and harsh environments. The colour change options are extensive.

This involves extruding a new sheath over an existing product. With a cable sheath being the primary interface between a cable and the surrounding environment, preventing adverse environmental damage is the key to ensuring a long service life.

Similar to oversheathing but it involves removing the previous sheath first rather than placing a sheath on top of a sheath, ensuring that the original overall product dimensions remain the same. Resheathing is a good way to enhance product performance but can also be used for cable identification (colour, etc).


Bespoke Cable Testing

All customised cables designed by The Cable Lab will be subject to testing to relevant standards and appropriate performance criteria. Bespoke cable testing will be conducted under our UKAS accreditation where appropriate. Where required by industry or application, we can submit for relevant cable certification and cable approval processes.

For more information or to discuss possible custom designed cable solutions, please complete an enquiry form, contact our technical experts on the Technical Hotline +44 (0)20 7241 8500, or email

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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.


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.