Northwire Ruggedized Control and Instrumentation Cable for Harsh Environments Designed to Meet CSA CIC and CIC-TC Agency Requirements

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OSCEOLA, WI – July 16, 2018 – Northwire, Inc., (NWI), a leading technical cable and assembly manufacturer and subsidiary of The LEMO Group, announced its new ruggedized control and instrumentation cables designed to meet CSA CIC and CIC-TC agency requirements. Well suited for harsh environments such as oil refining and extracting, industrial automation, and variable frequency drives (VFDs) to name a few, this additional listing has been added in response to customer demands from the Canadian market.


Northwire’s Control Instrumentation Cable (CIC) is available in 20-16 AWG, 2 plus conductors, an XLPE, PVC, or PVC/nylon insulation, and a TPE jacket. This ruggedized cable must withstand extreme conditions including cold bend to -40 C, FT4 flame rating, Oil Res I and 1,000 hour Xenon Arc weathering in order to retain the CSA CIC listing.


The Control Instrumentation Cable – Tray Cable (CIC-TC) construction includes gauge range options between 20-16, with 2 or more conductors, and an XLPE insulation with a TPE jacket. To meet the CSA CIC-TC listing requirements, the overall cable must withstand a battery of abusive testing. These tests include a 1,000 lb. mechanical damage impact and 1,000 lb. mechanical damage crush test as well as 1,000 hour Xenon Arc weathering. In addition, this ruggedized data cable is designed to endure cold bend and cold impact to -40° C, FT4 flame rating, and Oil Res I.

If you would like to view the full data sheet with more details on both the CIC and CIC-TC cables, you can download it here. To learn more about Northwire’s cable offerings and full range of custom capabilities, contact a connectivity expert by filling out a contact form or call +1 (715) 294-2121.

About Northwire


Northwire, Inc., a LEMO Group Company, has corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin and engineering and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The cable engineering company is your responsive partner for the development and manufacturing of customized technical cables and assemblies for a variety of industries including healthcare, industrial automation, transportation and warehousing, aerospace and defense, construction, natural resources and energy, and beyond.

For more information, visit www.northwire.com