SIMpull® Power Cable with EFC Envirotect® No Lead EPR Insulation is Wire and Cable Industry First
CARROLLTON, Ga. – June 15, 2010 – SIMpull® Power Cable, a new industrial cable tray rated medium voltage power cable developed with Southwire’s patented SIM Technology®, is the latest addition to Southwire’s growing family of easy-to-pull wire and cable products that require no lubrication during installation. SIMpull Power Cable is designed for any commercial and industrial application, including power generation, institutional, data centers, petrochemical and wastewater facilities.
Southwire’s pioneering SIM (Slikqwik® Infused Membrane) Technology, which makes installing wire and cable faster, cleaner and safer for electrical contractors, was first introduced in residential and commercial building wire products several years ago with Romex® SIMpull® cable, SIMpull THHN® cable and, most recently, SIMpull XHHW-2™ cable. In addition to using SIM technology in the jacketing of the new industrial MV power cable, Southwire is also using no lead EPR insulation, giving SIMpull Power Cable environmental and installation advantages over traditional Type MV cable.
“We’ve paid close attention to the changing marketplace, listened to the challenges faced by contractors, and have worked hard to develop and manufacture wire solutions that not only meet, but exceed the needs of our customers,” said Brian Sides, director of Southwire’s Industrial Division. “After the successful release of our previous SIM Technology cables, we’re proud to introduce another industry first by offering SIMpull® Power Cable with no lead EPR insulation.”
The new industrial cable is available in voltages from 2.4 kV to 35 kV, maintaining all electrical and physical characteristics including cable tray listing following UL 1685 requirements, along with the stringent IEEE 1202 flame rating. The jacket is sunlight resistant and uses Southwire’s EFC Envirotect™ no lead EPR insulation, making it one of the more environmentally friendly medium voltage cables available to the industry. The cable is also available with factory installed SIMpull Head™ pulling grips, increasing the safety and reliability of your pulls while reducing installation time.
By reducing pulling force and improving toughness, SIM Technology makes wire pulling more consistent. The elimination of lube with the use of SIMpull Power Cable in manholes results in a safer work environment. In addition to being able to pull short lengths by hand, installers can also stop in the middle of a pull if needed. Since the initial release of SIM Technology, SIMpull cables have received numerous industry product awards as well as industry accolades for their performance.
SIMpull® Power Cable is now available upon request. For more information, contact Southwire’s new Power Cable Customer Service Center in Starkville, MS, or your local Southwire Industrial Field Sales Engineer.
About Southwire Company
A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers. We manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad (MC) cable, cord products including AIW™ Cord Brand products, utility cable products, industrial power cable, OEM wire products, copper and aluminum rod and continuous casting technology. Southwire is also a leading supplier of wire and cable installation tools by MAXIS™ to the commercial, industrial and utility construction markets. To learn more about our products, our community involvement and our vision for a sustainable Southwire, please visit us on the web at www.southwire.com.