Highblade Cables

Contacts

  • Stuart Marsh, Director
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  • Number of Employees: 1 - 20

Multicore Cable Assemblies


Multicore Cable Assemblies

Highblade manufacture a huge range of data cables for applications including computing, data communications, EPOS equipment, machine control, testing, video transmission and a host of other specialised applications.
 

We can also manufacture coiled cable sets for equipment such as handheld barcode scanners, light pens, control units, test equipment and audio applications.


All commonly used interfaces for data communications are catered for, including the ever popular RS232 (V24), Centronics and SCSI range for computer applications. A significant part of our production is also concerned with cables for more specialised interfaces such as RS422, RS485, V35, V36 and X21.

Coaxial Cable Assemblies


Coaxial Cable Assemblies
Coaxial cable assemblies catering for data, RF and video applications can be supplied to your specifications. The range of coaxial connector in use is enormous, but the more common types include the BNC, TNC, SMA, SMB, SMC, F-type, N-type, and BT43 ranges. Coxial cables can be provided flexible or semi -rigid.

A host of adaptor units can also be supplied for interconnection between these various ranges.

All commonly used coaxial cable types are available covering 50 ohm, 75 ohm and 93 ohm impedence ranges, plus specials including Heliax® types for low-loss RF use.
As with all our products full testing is carried out before despatch. We can with test data or measurements can be provided if required.

 

Fibre Optics


Fibre Optics

Highblade offer a complete manufacturing service for all forms of fibre optic cable, either as ready made assemblies/patch leads or as a site installation

Optical fibre backbones and links are essential part of WANs and larger LANs and in data communications. The benefits of fibre optics including immunity from EMI/RFI, high data rates and the ability to transmit data over large distances, only recently that the system has been adopted widely for networking applications.

As with our other cable assembly services we can also supply custom products to your specifications in either large or small volume. We are able to terminate all forms of optical fibre cabling with the connectors of your choice including FDDI and ATM high speed network and video applications.

Coiled Cable and Wire


Coiled Cable and Wire

Highblade's custom cable service also extends to the design and manufacture of coiled extensible leads.

Coiled leads are used extensively for handheld devices such as barcode scanners as well as keyboards, telecommunications applications and industrial equipment.

By the nature of their use, coiled cables must withstand constant flexing and movement. Reliability in service is therefore achieved by careful design and by using conductors with a high number of fine strands. Where feasible, tinsel type conductors are used to increase flexibility.

Ribbon Cable Assemblies


Ribbon Cable Assemblies

A quick, reliable and therefore cost effective solution to many cabling problems, the familiar ribbon cable assembly finds applications throughout the electronic industry. Most commonly used for connections to PCBs and for links either within equipment, or externally, ribbon cables offer advantages of compactness and manageability.

All of the standard PC interfaces are catered for, including the many versions of SCSI, but we also manufacture custom cables for equipment as diverse as image enhancers, underwater cameras and gas analysers.

In addition to the standard gray ribbon cabling we also provide the colour coded ribbon in laminated or edge boded form and specialist twisted pair ,round jacketed and screen ribbon cables.

Circuit Boards and Sub Assemblies


Circuit Boards and Sub Assemblies

Highblade are able to undertake the design and construction of PCBs, or even complete units to meet your specifications. We have many years experience in the industry, in the production of equipment such as interface devices for EPOS systems, counters, PSUs, LAN testers, upgrades for printers, adaptor units, protocol converters and many other devices.

PCBs can be manufactured as prototypes, or mass produced in single sided, double sided, or multi-layer form and also with or without solder resist or legends. We would also be pleased to populate your own PCBs either with free-issue or fully procured components.

All of our products are fully tested and guaranteed by us, whether you require PCB population or complete boxed units.

LANs and Networking Products


LANs and Networking Products

Highblade Cables are able to supply all forms of networking hardware and patching cables and undertake site installations. We are Authorised Installers for Molex Premise Networks as well as several other systems. All installations are completed in accordance with ISO 11801 Generic Cabling for Customer Premises and ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-A Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard.

We can also supply a large range of accessories and hardware like:

  • Patch Panels, outlets, Cabling, Connectors, Switches, Media converters
  • Our RJ45 patch leads can be produced to order in a variety of colours and lengths of your choice at competitive prices.

Full documentation and test data can be provided.

Computer Cable Assemblies


Computer Cable Assemblies

Highblade Cables is a specialist company of dedicated professionals producing a wide range of computer cable assembliescustom cable assemblies and associated products for the Electronics, Computing and Datacomms industries.
 

Our reliable and flexible service makes Highblade Cables the natural choice for many top manufacturers. All our products are competitively priced and also manufactured and tested to the highest standards before despatch.

Based in Cumbria at the centre of an excellent road and rail network, we are able to provide a fast and efficient delivery service to our customers both in the UK and worldwide.

Specialist Racking Hardware


Specialist Racking Hardware

Highblade Cables provide a manufacturing service for custom sheet metal fabrications. These include punched and formed enclosures, panels and chassis units, Cabinet shelves, Sliding Chassis rails, Custom enclosures. In addition to CNC punched products we can also provide laser cut components.

We offer a large choice of materials including mild steel, Zintec and various grades of stainless steel. These products can also be supplied with a variety of finishes including powder coating.

Power Cables


Power Cables

Highblade Cables are suppliers and manufacturers of a large range of 240V AC power cords. All of our power cables are individually inspected and tested at high voltage.

As well as the usual UK-style 13A plugs and IEC connectors we can produce power cables fitted with many other connector styles.

 

Site Installation


Site Installation

Not only limited to our manufacturing service we offer specialised on site installation of cables, cable management systems and equipment racking.

This service does not stop at only structured wiring systems we can also undertake installation of fibre optic cabling, data communications cables such as X21 and RS232, plus coaxial cables for data, RF and video transmission.

• Countrywide service
• Trained engineers
• Copper or fibre cable installation & termination
• Data cabinets, racking and accessories
• Trunking, conduit, cable trays

Site installation work is usually charged on a quotation basis. We are happy to visit your premises to discuss your specific requirements and to give impartial advice as required.



 

Data Cabinets


Data Cabinets

Highblade Cables is a supplier of high quality data cabinets, wall boxes, server racks and accessories. We specialise in 19-inch rack mount enclosures, but can also supply ETSI and other metric sizes.

Our Floor Cabinets are available in all standard sizes, including 18U, 27U, 32U, 39U, 42U, 45U and 47U formats. Each size is available as a 600mm or 800mm wide and 600mm, 800mm, 1000mm or 1200mm deep. Non-standard sizes can be supplied too.

Specialised 19 Inch Racks


Specialised 19 Inch Racks

Highblade Cables provide a manufacturing service for custom sheet metal fabrications. These include punched and formed enclosures, panels and chassis units. As well as CNC punched products we can also provide laser cut components.

We offer a large choice of materials including mild steel, Zintec and various grades of stainless steel. These products can be supplied with a variety of finishes including powder coating.

Computer Cable Assemblies


Computer Cable Assemblies

Our reliable and flexible service makes Highblade Cables the natural choice for many top manufacturers. All our products are competitively priced as well as being manufactured and tested to the highest standards before despatch.

19 Inch Rack Cabinets


19 Inch Rack Cabinets

All our cabinets are powder coated in grey (BS00A05), dark grey (BS00A013) or black. Other colours are available on request.

A wide range of Accessories is available, including fan roofs, fan trays, plinths, Mains PDUs, shelves, busbars and cable management. Contact our sales team for advice and support.
See also our specialist racking hardware.

Coiled Cables


Coiled Cables

Highblade's custom cable service extends to the design and manufacture of coiled extensible leads.

Coiled leads are used extensively for handheld devices such as barcode scanners as well as keyboards, telecommunications applications and industrial equipment.

By the nature of their use coiled cables must withstand constant flexing and movement. Reliability in service is achieved by careful design and by using conductors with a high number of fine strands. Where feasible, tinsel type conductors are used to increase flexibility.

Fibre Optics


Fibre Optics

Optical fibre backbones and links have now become an essential part of WANs and larger LANs and in data communications. The benefits of fibre optics including immunity from EMI/RFI, high data rates and the ability to transmit data of large distances have been known for decades, but it is comparatively recently that the system has been adopted widely for networking applications. 

Highblade offer a complete manufacturing service for all forms of fibre optic cable, either as ready made assemblies/patch leads, or as a site installation. As with our other cable assembly services we can supply custom products to your specifications in either large or small volume. We are able to terminate all forms of optical fibre cabling with the connectors of your choice including FDDI and ATM high speed network and video applications.

Coaxial Cables


Coaxial Cables

Coaxial cable assemblies catering for data, RF and video applications can be supplied to your specifications. The range of coaxial connector in use is enormous, but the more common types include the BNC, TNC, SMA, SMB, SMC, F-type, N-type, and BT43 ranges.

A host of adaptor units can be supplied for interconnection between these various ranges.

All commonly used coaxial cable types are available covering 50 ohm, 75 ohm and 93 ohm impedence ranges, plus specials including Heliax® types for low-loss RF use.

Contact Us


If you have any cabling or hardware queries you would like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

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