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As a leading low voltage wire and cable manufacturer, Syston Cable Technology subjects each product to the industry’s most thorough battery of quality checks or simulations during each stage of the process – from prototype to production. Only after a product has endured environmental exposure, mechanical and electrical testing to Syston Cable Technology’s strict quality requirements will it be made available to networks.

Syston Cable Technology has developed new tests for customers, standards organizations and reputable organizations such as the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association), SCTE (Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers). A full staff of lab technicians are certified and equipped to comprehensively test all performance criteria.

Environmental Aging

Coastal environments are simulated with the use of salt fog. Accelerated UV exposure chambers are also used for testing with and without the salt fog testing.

Powering Issues

Current carrying capability is tested at two times the industry standard power supply output.

Temperature Cycling

Product performance is verified with repeated cycles from -40°F to +185°F/85°C with 1 hour transition time between extremes.

Pull Strength

Minimum requirements are verified and exceeded using the Chatillon Materials Tester.

Red Dye Testing

Real life weather survival of outdoor products is gauged by immersion in a red dye solution with temperature cycles, followed by dissection and microscopic examination.

Return and Insertion-Loss

Products are qualified using the latest in Network Analyzers.

Power Surge Testing

As cable plants are subject to network powering demands, Syston Cable Technology has the ability to simulate these conditions.

Cable Flex Testing

Flexing of cable can result in foil breakdown or micro-cracking that degrades performance, allowing ingress and egress beyond acceptable levels. Syston Cable Technology has pioneered the development of flexure testing equipment used in labs of major operators.

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