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Applications Overview

The NSHTOU cable can be used wherever cables are frequently reeled, unreeled, or guided by roller trains. This reinforced heavy-duty rubber cable is designed with simultaneous tensile and torsional stress in mind, for applications under heavy mechanical stress such as hoists, conveyors, cranes, drum and drag cables, hawsers, and other building machinery.

Opencast Mining Operations - Type 21 Cable

This cable has applications in rough mining operations where it is may also be referred to as Type 21 cable. With the harsh environmental impact on cables and other components, the cables are designed to act as flexible trailing cables under heavy-duty stresses.

NSHTÖU Cable Construction

Conductor Flexible tinned copper (Class 5)
Insulation Rubber compound Type 3GI3
Filler Ethylene Propylene Rubber (EPR) Type 3GI3 on a textile polyester support
Bedding Rubber compound Type GM1b
Braiding Polyester braid
Outersheath Rubber compound Type 5GM3

Our NSHTÖU-O (without earth conductor) is a heavy-duty cable offering resistance against oils and UV light. Additional resistance to the operational stresses is provided by a polyester braid.

NSHTÖU cables are suitable for outdoor installations and in dry, moist or wet rooms. They have an operating temperature range of -25oC to +60oC when flexed and -40oC to +60oC when fixed.

Available as NSHTÖU-O and with 4, 5, 7, 12, 18, 24, 30, 42 or 45 cores. NSHTOU-J (with green/yellow earth conductor) available on request

NSHTÖU-O cable dimensions

Some of our most popular NSHTÖU cable sizes include 4-core variations:

Part Number Number of Cores Nominal Cross-Sectional Area Maximum Overall Diameter mm Nominal Weight kg/km
V6404031BK000 4 1.5mm2 14.4 275
V6404041BK000 4 2.5mm2 17.2 415
V6404051BK000 4 4.0m2 18.8 530
V6404061BK000 4 6.0mm2 20.2 648
V6404071BK000 4 10mm2 24.4 1017
V6404081BK000 4 16mm2 27.9 1370
V6404091BK000 4 25mm2 34.9 1985
V6404101BK000 4 35mm2 37.5 2605
V6404111BK000 4 50mm2 44.2 3593
V6404121BK000 4 70mm2 48.6 4950
V6404131BK000 4 95mm2 55.4 6490
V6404141BK000 4 120mm2 62.0 8600
V6404151BK000 4 150mm2 67.6 9090


For full technical specifications and other core sizes please refer to the datasheets or speak to our technical team for more advice.

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Cable Standards and Approvals


VDE 0482-332-1-2/IEC 60332-1-2

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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.

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