Flatform PVC CY copper braid screened

Flatform PVC CY copper braid screened multicore flexible flat cable is designed for use in conveyor and hoisting equipment or as feed cable for mobile machine components. Can also be used in power chains, cable trolley or festoon systems and lift applications etc.

The copper wire braid (CWB) screening (individually or in bundles dependent on the number of conductors) provides excellent protection against electrical interference. 

These Flatform PVC CY cables are suitable for indoor use in dry, wet or moist environments, including installations where exposed to low temperatures. 

Flat cables generally need less space than round cables so can be utilised for space-saving installations. Although they can only flex on one plane they can bend tightly in that direction so the bending radius of a flat cable is usually smaller than that of an equivalent circular cable. 

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Properties: These compounds are self-extinguishing with fair abrasive resistance, good resistance to water, aqueous salt solutions, acids and alkalis.


Construction – Flatform PVC CY
stranded plain copper conductors
polyvinylchloride (PVC) core insulation
copper wire braid screening (CWB)
(cores screened individually or twisted into bundles then screened)
screened cores or bunches laid parallel
black PVC outer sheath


Technical – Flatform PVC CY
conductor make-up: class 5 (flexible fine stranded), see Stranding/Resistance page
bend radius: 10 x depth of cable
voltage rating: 300/500V operating, 1200V test
current rating: as per flatform, crane & drum chart, see Current Ratings page
temperature range: -5° C to +70° C flexible, -40° C to +70° C static
flame retardant: according to IEC 60332-1
core identification: most common shown on data sheet below


A printable specification is available here: Flatform PVC CY copper braid screened flex.


For non-screened & rubber versions return to the Flatform, Crane and Drum Reeling front page.


All measurements should be considered nominal and images for illustration purposes only. Although Central Cables Ltd has made every reasonable effort to ensure its accuracy, the information contained herein is subject to error or omission and to change without notice. In no event will Central Cables Ltd be liable for any damages whatsoever, arising in connection with the information described.