Prysmian is able to offer also a comprehensive range of cable accessories, including the renowned Bicon accessories brand, all designed with the cable in mind and therefore offering a robust system.
Bicon's product range of cable glands, cleats, joints and cable terminations, represents over 140 years of cable accessory development and quality engineering. Prysmian Group's Cable Components products are the perfect installation accessory for the Company's vast range of quality, approved cables.
Prysmian Group's comprehensive cable accessories range includes:
- FlexoTM Modular Power Systems
- Other Products (e.g. Connecta Tunnel Lighting System)
- LV Joints
Today’s industrial world recognises the competitive advantage of “system solutions”, as they give more benefits and added value than the raw materials alone. FlexoTM lighting modular power cable systems have integral socket outlets, which are factory produced throughout the length of the main supply cable. This allows simple plug-in connections that remove the need for junction boxes and time-consuming on-site glanding and termination. The plug leads can be connected to the lights prior to their being secured. The main cable system, with integrated sockets, supplied on standard drums can then be installed as simply as a cable. When installed, the sockets align with the light fittings, as they are customised based on users’ needs, and connections are made by a simple plug-in action. This solution has multiple benefits:
- Installation Cost: cost savings of up 30%
- Speed: Typically, 250 m can be installed in only 90 minutes
- Flexibility: Selectable phase loading easily achieved
- Reliability: Factory produced and tested to ensure highest quality connections
- Simplicity: Maintenance free, simple light fitting replacement
Connecta is an alternative lighting modular system, with features similar to FLEXO, offered by Prysmian Group. The main difference between these pre-harnessed systems is the manufacturing process. While FLEXO is a cast resin solution (filled with our proprietary JEM resin for mechanical protection and safe enclosure), Connecta is an injection-moulded solution, shaped with Prysmian’s state of the art LS0H compounds.
The other two main accessories product families that Prysmian can supply, ideally in conjunction with cables, are LV joints and cleats. In a perfect scenario, LV cables should not need jointing, as standard manufacturing lengths should suffice for any given installation design. The reality is that in some cases cables need joints, that must have certain characteristics, mainly resistance to impact and fire, or at least low smoke emissions. Prysmian can combine both features into a cable system package, and complement it with customer post-sale service.
Cleats or fixings can be an alternative in tunnels where cable trays are not used, either for space restrictions, or simply because the standard specifies different fastening systems. Prysmian can offer a large variety of plastic and metallic cleats, for both single and trefoil applications, suitable for any kind of environment. Engineering services can be supplied on demand.