Armoured Cable

  • What is Armoured Cable?

    The armored cable is a common cable with a protective layer between the jackets. It can withstand higher tension and is buried directly underground.

Armoured Cable Classification

Armored cables divided into steel wire armored cables. steel tape armored cable. aluminum or aluminum alloy wire armored cable.

Steel wire armored cables are often abbreviated as SWA( Steel Wire Armour).

Steel tape armored cables are often abbreviated as STA( Steel Tape Armor ).

Aluminum or aluminum wire armored cables are often abbreviated as AWA( Aluminum Wire Armoring ).


Armoured cable introduction

SWA cable structure

The structure of the SWA cable is from the inside to the outside, the conductor (usually copper conductor or aluminum conductor), the insulation (XLPE or PVC) inner sheath (PVC) armor (wire or steel belt) outer sheath (PVC).

Conductor: mainly acts as conductive, transmits power, the copper conductor is more conductive, and the aluminum conductor is weaker.

insulation: XLPE or PVC (XLPE is more expensive, but it has better softness, PVC is low in price and softer.)

Armoured:Protection cable does not receive damage from mechanical external forces.

2-core SWA Armoured cable structure
2-core SWA Armoured cable structure

1:Bare Copper Conductor

2:Insulation XLPE Compound

3:Filler

4:Inner sheath PVC Compound

5: Steel wire armor

6: Outer sheath PVC Compound

3-core SWA Armoured cable structure
3-core SWA Armoured cable structure
4 core SWA cable structure
4 core SWA cable structure

SanHeng provides you with many different types of SWA armoured cables.

  • 2-core SWA armoured cable
  • 3-core SWA armoured cable
  • 4-core SWA armoured cable
  • 5-core SWA armoured cable
  • 7-core SWA armoured cable

SanHeng can also customize more core SWA cables for you. Similarly, STA Cable and AWA cable can also be customized for different models.

Produce different cables according to your requirements

  1. Flame-retardant cross-linked cable.
  2. Waterproof cross-linked cable.
  3. Low-smoke halogen-free cross-linked cable.

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Armoured cable size

Common Armoured cable size table

SanHeng Cable provides you with: conventional cable size table for single-core, 2-core, 3-core, 4-core, 5-core armored cable.

Single-core cable  2 core cable 3 core cable 4 core cable 5 core cable
core × mm² core × mm²core × mm²core × mm² core × mm²
1×1.5 mm² 2 × 1.5 mm²3 × 1.5mm²4×1.5 mm²5×1.5 mm²
1×2.5 mm² 2 × 2.5 mm² 3 × 2.5mm² 4×2.5 mm² 5×2.5 mm²
1 × 4 mm² 2 × 4 mm² 3 × 4mm² 4×4 mm² 5×4mm²
1 × 6 mm² 2 × 6 mm² 3 × 6mm² 4×6mm² 5×6mm²
1 × 10 mm² 2 × 10 mm² 3 × 25 mm² 4×10mm² 5×10mm²
1 × 16 mm² 2 × 16 mm² 3 × 35 mm² 4×16mm² 5×16mm²
1 × 25 mm² 2 × 25 mm² 3 × 50mm²4×25mm² 5×25mm²
1 × 35 mm² 2 × 35 mm² 3 × 70 mm² 4×35mm² 5×35 mm²
1 × 50 mm² 2 × 50 mm² 3 × 95 mm² 4×50mm² 5×50mm²
1 × 70 mm² 2 × 70 mm² 3 × 120 mm² 4×70mm² 5×70mm²
1 × 95 mm² 2 × 95 mm² 3 × 150 mm² 4×95mm² 5×95 mm²
1 × 120 mm² 2 × 120 mm² 3 × 185 mm² 4×120mm² 5×120mm²
1 × 150 mm² 2 × 150 mm² 3 × 240 mm² 4×150mm² 5×150 mm²
1 × 185 mm² 2 × 185 mm² 3 × 300 mm² 4×185mm² 5×185 mm²
1 × 240 mm² 2 × 240 mm² 3 × 400 mm² 4×240mm² 5×240mm²
1 × 300 mm² 3 × 500 mm² 4×300mm² 5×300 mm²
1 × 400 mm² 4×400mm² 5×400mm²
1 × 500 mm² 4×500mm² 5×500mm²
1 × 630 mm²
1 × 800 mm²

Custom Armoured Cable Size Table

Special customized 3+1 core, 3+2 core, 4+1 core cable size table

3 big 1 small core cable 3 big 2 small core cable 4 big 1 small core cable
core×mm²+core×mm² core×mm²+core×mm² core×mm²+core×mm²
3×1.5+1×1.03×1.5+2×1.04×1.5+1×1.0
3×2.5+1×1.53×2.5+2×1.54×2.5+1×1.5
3×4+1×2.53×4+2×2.5 4×4+1×2.5
3×6+1×43×6+2×4 4×6+1×4
3×10+1×63×10+2×6 4×10+1×6
3×16+1×103×16+2×10 4×16+1×10
3×25+1×163×25+2×16 4×25+1×16
3×35+1×163×35+2×16 4×35+1×16
3×50+1×253×50+2×25 4×50+1×25
3×70+1×353×70+2×35 4×70+1×35
3×95+1×503×95+2×50 4×95+1×50
3×120+1×703×120+2×70 4×120+1×70
3×150+1×703×150+2×70 4×150+1×70
3×185+1×953×185+2×95 4×185+1×95
3×240+1×1203×240+2×120 4×240+1×120
3×300+1×1503×300+2×150 4×300+1×150
3×400+1×1853×400+2×185 4×400+1×185
3×500+1×2403×500+2×240 4×500+1×240

Multi-core auxiliary control cable is also available from seven cores to 48 cores.

If you are not sure about the cable you need, you can Contact Us . our designer will use the environment according to your 1. Use temperature. 3. Voltage. 4. Load capacity. 5. Your budget. 6. Other requirements Choose the cable that suits you best. Or you need to customize the cable of the special model and size, or you can ask us for your needs.

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When To Use Armoured Cable?

When transmitting data or conducting power in harsh environments, protecting your cables is crucial to safe and reliable operation. This is where armored cables come into play. They are used primarily in industrial applications, often in cable trays and raceways. They often not used in flexing applications.

SWA Cables is suitable for high drop areas and can withstand mechanical external forces and considerable tension.

STA Cables is suitable for buried laying and can withstand mechanical external forces but cannot withstand large tensile forces.

AWA Cables are used in power networks, underground, outdoor and indoor applications, as well as power and auxiliary control cables for cable ducts.


Unarmoured Cable

Unarmored cable is suitable for indoor and outdoor installation. Can withstand a certain amount of traction. but can not withstand the role of mechanical external forces. Single-core cables cannot be laid in magnetic pipes.


Advantages Of Armoured Cable

  1. Armoured cables have high-temperature resistance.
  2. Armoured cables can withstand stronger mechanical forces and prevent damage from external forces.
  3. Strong anti-electromagnetic interference capability, improve the stability of power transmission

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Armoured cable price

Steel wire armor is divided into SWA, STA, AWA, etc. There are also 8 different cores and more than 20 different models. There are about 500 different prices, you can provide the cable details you need, we will provide you with the price for the first time.

The price of armored cable is affected by the international copper price & aluminum price, the price is changing every day, I would like to provide you with the latest and lowest price, but I can’t do it, you can Contact Us .


When is armoured cable required?

  • Underground cabling
  • Train tracks
  • Outdoor building sites
  • Indoor and outdoor power stations
  • High-risk workshops

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