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    Hi all, Looking for links for suppliers in the UK, I need flexible 4 core double shielded cable for spindle, stepper drives and motors. I would like to use a orange, green or blue coloured cable, something different from grey or black. Any help would be much appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulh72 View Post
    Hi all, Looking for links for suppliers in the UK, I need flexible 4 core double shielded cable for spindle, stepper drives and motors. I would like to use a orange, green or blue coloured cable, something different from grey or black. Any help would be much appreciated
    IGUS uk
    https://www.igus.co.uk/chainflex/unharnessed-cable

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    Thanks mate, I'm totally new to this, I've had a look but there's loads, you wouldn't happen to know what 4 core shield or double shield would be best for my application. I seen this stuff but way expensive from USA
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133891673...kAAOSw-K9hVMMF

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulh72 View Post
    Thanks mate, I'm totally new to this, I've had a look but there's loads, you wouldn't happen to know what 4 core shield or double shield would be best for my application. I seen this stuff but way expensive from USA
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133891673...kAAOSw-K9hVMMF
    4 core CY 1mm cable will be fine.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulh72 View Post
    Hi all, Looking for links for suppliers in the UK, I need flexible 4 core double shielded cable for spindle, stepper drives and motors. I would like to use a orange, green or blue coloured cable, something different from grey or black. Any help would be much appreciated
    Coloured cables will be expensive and not easy to find in UK, plus they all do the same job so save your money and spend it in areas which will make the machine better.

    You don't give any details so difficult to recommend sizes but in general, you'll use 0.5mm/2 for signal wires in the control box, 0.75mm/2 for Limits, motors, etc, and between 1mm/2 and 1.5mm/2 for the spindle.
    -use common sense, if you lack it, there is no software to help that.

    Email: dean@jazzcnc.co.uk

    Web site: www.jazzcnc.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    You don't give any details so difficult to recommend sizes but in general, you'll use 0.5mm/2 for signal wires in the control box, 0.75mm/2 for Limits, motors, etc, and between 1mm/2 and 1.5mm/2 for the spindle.
    Oh. I'm setting up for using cat7 solid core shielded ethernet for limits.
    Think I'll have to do a little trial to check it doesn't burn up first before attaching to machine then.

    I've used 0.5mm for control box (RS components, grey) and 1mm for steppers.
    I think my servo is 1.5mm.

    And yes. The UK is total crap or overpriced for supplies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazp1976 View Post
    Oh. I'm setting up for using cat7 solid core shielded ethernet for limits.
    Think I'll have to do a little trial to check it doesn't burn up first before attaching to machine then.
    It won't burn up but it will fail at some point due to vibrations, not a good idea to use a solid core cable on any machine tool even if it's not moving there will be vibrations that over time will cause it to fracture the cable.
    -use common sense, if you lack it, there is no software to help that.

    Email: dean@jazzcnc.co.uk

    Web site: www.jazzcnc.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    It won't burn up but it will fail at some point due to vibrations, not a good idea to use a solid core cable on any machine tool even if it's not moving there will be vibrations that over time will cause it to fracture the cable.
    It's all I've got for now. I'll replace it at some point soon.
    All switches are NC so if I get a break I'll know about it.

    As for 4 core from Igus:
    https://www.igus.co.uk/product/1088?artNr=CF886.15.04
    https://www.igus.co.uk/product/1084?...270.UL.15.04.D
    https://www.igus.co.uk/product/950?artNr=CF6.15.04

    Stocking doesn't look that great there either. Seems about it from a brief search.


    Get some normal grey and overcover it with coloured heatshrink.

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