NSHTOU drum reeling neoprene rubber flex

NSHTOU drum reeling rubber flex is designed for installations where cable is continuously reeled in and out on pulleys or drums under tensile loads. Can be used as hawser, drum and towing cable as well as for energy supply chains. Due to their robust nature they are also utilised as trailing cable in rough mining operations, flexible handling equipment and in railway motors.

These NSHTOU drum reeling neoprene cables are weatherproof and thus suitable for use indoors or outdoors including applications where the cable is exposed to adverse conditions; in shipyards, steelworks, scrap yards, dockyard installations and conveyor systems. 

The integrated supporting braid prevents undesirable cable twists, and the formation of so-called corkscrew effects. Suitable for use under low and medium mechanical stress. Applications include in hoists, transporting machines and conveyors. 

PCP or Neoprene Rubber (Polychloroprene) Properties: this self-extinguishing compound has excellent resistance to oxygen, ozone and water. It also has very good resistance to acids, alkalis and solvents plus good abrasion resistance.


Construction – NSHTOU drum reeling
stranded tinned copper conductors
rubber core insulation
cores twisted in layers with fabric lapping
black neoprene rubber outer sheath reinforced with incorporated vulcanised fabric braid


Technical – NSHTOU drum reeling
conductor make-up: class 5 (flexible fine stranded), see Stranding/Resistance page
bend radius: 10 x overall diameter
voltage rating: 600/1000V operating, 2500V test
current rating: as per flatform, crane & drum chart, see Current Ratings page
temperature range: -20°C to +70°C flexing, -40°C to +70°C fixed  
flame retardant: according to VDE 0482-332-1-2, IEC 60332-1
core identification: 4-5 cores = coloured to VDE 0293 with earth (included in core count)
– see Colour Codes page
  6+ cores = numbered black cores with green/yellow earth (inc. in core count)


A printable specification is available here: NSHTOU drum reeling neoprene rubber flex.


For other cables with strain relief 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.