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Control cables encompass a large family of cables manufactured to various British, European and international Standards. These include the widely used CY cable, SY cable, YY cable, and LiYCY & LiYY cables designed for a wide range of industrial process automation applications, including signal transmission, measurement, control and regulation. These control cables are often referred to by the application, such as machinery supply cable, motor cable and robotics cable. They are also known as multi-core cables, control flex and control flexible cables.

Control cables

Control cables - VDE standards

Eland Cables supplies the full portfolio of flexible control cables manufactured in accordance with VDE0250 standards, which includes:

YY cable (YSLY)  Versatile unscreened or unshielded cable suitable for most situations where there is only light mechanical stress
CY cable (YSLCY) Multicore screened flexible cable with Polyethylene Terephthalate (PETP) for electromagnetic interference free-transmission
SY cable (YSLYSY) Flexible shielded cable with galvanised steel wire braid for additional mechanical protection
LiYCY cable Screened and shielded cable for applications where moderate mechanical stress and electromagnetic screening is required
LiYY cable Unscreened and unshielded cable for light duty in dry and humid environments
LiHH cable Unscreened LSZH low capacitance control
LiHCH cable Screened LSZH data transmission cable

Depending on their construction properties, these flexible cables can be suitable for use under light, medium or high mechanical stresses. They also offer various degrees of protection against electrical interference and resistance to caustic substances and oils. 

As a leading control cable supplier, we have vast experience of advising on control cable selection. Our technical team is available to discuss your application and to help you meet the specific requirements.

Control cables for specialist applications

In addition to the more standard control cables, we also supply a range for specialist applications such as the variable frequency drive control cable for mining equipment.

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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.