Cable Cable


Cable Industry in South Africa

The cable industry in South Africa is a high quality standard industry. The fluctuations in the supply and demand of the cable industry is indicative of the infrastructure development in South Africa as South Africa is currently upgrading its cable networks and investing in reticulation projects that allows rural communities the benefit of electricity and telecoms.

Cable products in the South African Market place:

  • Rubber cables for the mining industry
  • ABC cables for supply of power via overhead cables
  • PVC cables
  • Silicone Cables
  • Telecoms cables
  • Fibre optic cables

Emerson in the Cable Processing Industry

Control Techniques South Africa  division of EMERSON Industrial Automation, provides many solutions and products into the cable industry of South Africa. Two of our largest customers include Aberdare Cables and Intercables. Aberdare Cables in one of the largest supplier of cables in South Africa.

Control Techniques offers competitively priced products that are well suited for the applications in which they are used. Our variable speed drives are robust and easily withstand the harsh environments of the cable industry which contains metallic dust from the cable manufacturing processes.


Control Techniques offers a wide range of solutions to our customers in the cable industry. We sell both individual drive modules and fully automated solutions for process lines. Some of the solutions offered are:

  • Extruders
  • Conveyors
  • Mixers
  • Cables Twisters
  • Wire Drawing Machines (copper and aluminium)
  • Bunching machines
  • Spoolers

Product Solutions

Control Techniques offers a complete range of variable speed drives for both AC and DC applications in the cable industry and have successfully converted many old machines from DC to AC using our products and solutions.

Our AC drives range from 0.37kW to 1.9MW in power and our DC drives range from 25 amps to 1850 amps. Operating voltages are 400V, 525V and 690V.

Our range of Unidrive SP Free Standing drives provides our customers with an easy solution for high power applications as these free standing drives can be butted together to for large drive system offering high power for applications like extruders and wire draw benches. Our simple AC drive the Commander SK offers a competitive cost solution for applications in the cable industry like take up stands, conveyors, traverse units, fans, pumps etc and range from 0.25kW to 132kW