ITC/PLTC includes cable for exposed runs

02/14/2006


System Integration
Custom configured ITC/PLTC cable for industrial control and instrumentation circuit applications from Northwire Inc. comes in six new product platforms including three for exposed run use.

Osceola, WI —ITC/PLTC (instrumentation tray cable and power-limited tray cable) for industrial control and instrumentation circuit applications from Northwire Inc . includes three new exposed-run-rated product platforms. Offerings are custom configurable to fit almost any specification, including paired or triad instrument cable, non-paired control cable, with or without ground wires, insulation and shield options, and conduction color options.
ITC-GP (ER), RS (ER), and DB (ER) meet National Electrical Code’s 2002 requirements and are UL listed as exposed-run-rated instrumentation tray cable and power-limited tray cable. The 2002 code changes allowed exposed runs of certain ITC and PLTC, resulting in lower material and installation costs because metal-clad cable or conduit is no longer required.
Cable is designed for applications of 150 V or less with a maximum current of 5 A that connect to modern low-power sensors, instruments, and other control components. ITC cables are approved for use in Class 1, Div. 2 hazardous area. Aluminum armored ITC-GP cable is suitable for Div. 1 areas. Six cable product classes are available: ITC-GP general purpose; ITC-GP (ER) general purpose/exposed run; ITC-RS rugged service; ITC-RS (ER) rugged service/exposed run; ITC-DB (ER) direct burial/exposed run; and ITC-Extreme for extreme environments.

—Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com





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