Lake Cable provides high quality solutions and has the flexibility to design and manufacture to your applications’ exact specifications and requirements. Producing quality cables that are 100% made in the USA for the Commercial/Industrial, Utility, Low Voltage Electronic, Building Management Systems (BMS), Access Control, Custom OEM and Broadcast markets, Lake Cable provides their customers with engineered solutions to fit their exact specifications and requirements. Lake Cable’s new state-of-the-art, Industrial Cable manufacturing plant produces a diverse offering of control/instrumentation products in 300V, 600V to 2KV, in materials ranging from thermoplastics to Low Smoke Zero Halogen. Shorter minimum manufacturing runs and superior lead times makes Lake Cable BETTER. SMARTER. FASTER®.
Suitable for installation in cable trays, raceways and outdoor locations, control cable is used in industrial power or control circuits for conveying electrical signal. Power cable includes main feeder, distribution and branch circuits for industrial, commercial and electric utility applications, substation control cable, data center cables, control mechanisms for plant operation, VFD cable, and power/control for commercial marine applications.
- Power & Control
- Oil & Gas
- Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP)
- Transit/Rail and Commuter
- Crane and Lift
- Traffic and Roadway
Lake Cable's process allows us to manufacture to exact utility specifications and requirements, with small minimum order quantities and manufacturing lead times that are the best in the industry. In addition to being designed for control applications within substations and power plants, our cable can be directly buried and installed in cable trays, raceways, conduit or anywhere outside where cable management devices are supported every six feet and TC-ER rated. It can be shielded where signal integrity is crucial with helical or corrugated copper tape, bronze tape or aluminum mylar. Interlocked armor is also available for more rugged environments. Cables are Class I Div II rated for hazardous locations.
All cables are RoHS compliant and come with a ripcord for easy field stripping. Lake Cable is the manufacturer of choice for completing mission critical projects as well as scheduled or unscheduled maintenance.
BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Building Management Systems (BMS) are most commonly implemented in large projects with extensive mechanical, HVAC, and electrical systems. BMS systems are a critical component to managing energy demand. In addition to controlling the building's internal environment, BMS systems are typically linked to access control (turnstiles and access doors controlling who is allowed access and egress to the building) or other security systems and motion detectors. Fire alarm systems and elevators can also be linked to a BMS for monitoring. With this configuration, if a fire is detected the fire alarm panel closes dampers in the ventilation system to stop smoke from spreading, shutting down air handlers, start smoke evacuation fans, while sending all elevators to the ground floor to park them and prevent people from using them.
- Access Control
- Lighting Control
- Central Battery Control
- Home Automation
- Guest Room Management
- Chiller Management
- Car Park Exhaust System
- Co Monitoring System
- Lon Communication
- Bacnet Communication
- Modbus Communication
Lake Cable’s Access Control composite cables address connectivity for all primary access control components such as card readers, door contacts, REX, locking power and retinal/biometric scan. These cables are used in commercial buildings, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, government buildings and any facility where security systems control access.
Composite cables are easy and quick to install, significantly increasing your labor savings:
- Four components in a single jacket (twisted pairs in card reader component)
- Easy identification feature for individual components
- Sequential footage marking system (0 – 500 ft. or 0 - 1,000 ft.) provides installers an immediate and exact view of unused cable and reducing material waste
- Easy to strip jacket allows for quick and efficient installation
- Available in 500 ft. or 1,000 ft. bulk reels or in a 500 ft. Reel-In-A-Box
There’s a reason why the broadcast field has come to depend on only a very select number of manufacturers. It’s a specialized industry that demands nothing less than the most consistent level of technical excellence. So beyond securing the finest raw materials, we put our entire broadcast line at Lake Cable through a rigorous level of quality control testing and verification.
The result is a standard that’s even higher than the one Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) sets for wire performance. When the greatest expectations come from within your own walls, that’s how superior performance is delivered.
VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE (VFD)
Designed to reliably carry power for Variable Frequency AC Drive systems, Lake Cable’s VFD Cable can effectively support the high-power levels of pulse-width modulated (PWM) signals. This includes handling high voltage spikes and eliminating potential damage to the cable, motors, bearings, drives and related equipment.
Durable, industrial-grade XLPE insulations provide low capacitance for extended motor life, reducing likelihood of corona discharge and magnitude of standing waves, as well as increased efficiency of power transfer. Robust grounds and shielding systems minimize radiated and conducted noise that can disrupt plant control and instrumentation systems. Industrial-grade PVC, CPE and LSZH jackets provide sunlight and oil resistance. A UL ER rating allows cable routing outside of the conduit for easier and less expensive installations.
Lake Cable proudly presents its full line of Instrumentation and Thermocouple Extension Cable for use in process control functions of the Power Generation, Petrochemical, Iron & Steel, Pulp & Paper and Wastewater Treatment Plants.
Lake Cable's engineers draw on decades of manufacturing experience to focus on quality designs and process improvement. We utilize only the finest raw materials in the production of our Lake Cable brand of Instrumentation and Thermocouple Extension Cables. We have been able to achieve process efficiencies through the utilization of “cell manufacturing” which contributes to higher productivity, cost reduction and the fastest delivery times in the industry.
- Power & Control
- Oil & Gas
- Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTP)
- Petro Chemical
- Industrial Sensors: Marine and Submersible
LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRONIC
Lake Cable produces low voltage electronic cables that are designed for use in NEC Article 800/760/725 for plenum, riser and general applications. These basic types of cable come in various combinations of stranding, insulation material, conductor count and jacket material, 24 AWG -14 AWG in solid, stranded, tinned or bare copper, in 2 - 25 conductor or 1 - 12 pairs with or without shielding.
Lake Cable manufactures products that are BETTER, SMARTER and FASTER than well-known industry leaders such as Belden, Southwire, Coleman, General Cable and Comtran.
- Fire Alarm
- Building Management Systems
- Access Control
- Fiber Optic/Copper Composite
- Data-Bus / Ethernet
Engineering Solutions Focus Lake Cable is recognized for providing clients with highly reliable cable and service. We offer flexibility with design and provide solutions that fit your applications’ exact specifications and requirements with products that are proudly made in the USA. Shorter minimum manufacturing runs and superior lead times makes Lake Cable BETTER. SMARTER. FASTER.
Make Lake Cable your source for highly engineered OEM cable solutions. Team up with our expert staff and dedicated OEM design engineers to develop cables that enable your company to offer the same level of service and product development that manufacturers offer. With Lake Cable we can present a unified approach to accelerate your OEM efforts and address critical performance attributes.
During the critical design phase: Seek compressive design INPUT, IDENTIFY and ADDRESS critical performance attributes.
- Strip Force
- Insulation Shrinkage
- Color Matching
- Noise Reduction
- Shielding Effect
- Mechanical Protections
- Custom Materials for any Environment
Through product development: Focus on design for manufacturing, compound compatibility with potting and over-molding processes, meeting electrical performance goals (capacitance, ampacity, noise suppression etc.) and cost effective solutions.
Post-sales support: Meet or exceed delivery expectations and provide easy communication with Lake Cable sales and engineering support team.
- Renewable Energy
- Lift/Hoist Equipment
- Led Lighting
- Material Handling
CABLEM8 CABLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
Lake Cable’s Original CableM8 (Pronounced Cable Mate) and CableM8 Mini are designed as all-in-one cable distribution solutions providing a whole new level of productivity on the job. When the CableM8 is fully loaded with up to eight eco-friendly bags onto the cart, as well as up to two boxes or reels, installers have the ability to pull 10,000 feet of cable at one time. The CableM8 Mini is able to pull up to 6,000 feet of cable at one time when fully loaded. Combined with M8 Bags, the CableM8 is perfect for sterile environments such as clean rooms, medical facilities and data centers and is able to move through any door and rotate in areas with limited room.
Since the CableM8 has undergone rigorous testing in Lake Cable’s facilities, incorporating feedback from the field, you can be sure it’s tough enough to withstand any challenges on your next install. Simply put, it’s the smartest way to load, transport and pull up to 10,000 feet of cable.
When EASY Delivery Matters…
The CableM8 ProFlex® Bag’s shrink-wrap packaging provides a tangle-free payout for up to 1,000 feet of cable. The easy disposal of its 100% recyclable packaging means a lot less on-site waste. CableM8 Bags are waterproof and feature a heavy-duty handle that can be used with or without the cart, withstanding the challenges of any cable installation.
- Cable under OD .180” is offered in both 500 ft. and 1,000 ft bags.
- Cable above OD .180” is available in 500 ft. bags.
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CLASSIC SYMMETRICAL VFD CABLE
Designed to reliably carry power for Variable Frequency AC drive systems. Examples include Robotics Power & Control, AC Motor Cranes and VFD Motor Supply.
- Lake Cable’s VFD Cable can effectively support the high-power levels of pulse-width modulated (PWM) signals.
- Durable, industrial-grade XLPE insulations provide low capacitance for extended motor life, reduced likelihood of corona discharge, reduced magnitude of standing waves and increased efficiency of power transfer.
- A UL TC-ER rating allows cable routing outside of the conduit for easier and less expensive installations.
*Also Available with Thermoplastic or Thermoset CPE or LSZH Jacket / Flexible K Strand conductors with Flexible Motor Supply per UL Standard 2277 for Type VFD.