News 2009

BS 5308:1986 Instrumentation cables parts 1, 2

The British Standards Institute (BSI) has withdrawn the standard for instrumentation cable BS 5308:1986 Instrumentation cables parts 1 and 2, however because of the extent of the worldwide recognition and demand for these types there is a new publication – PAS 5308-1:2009 Control and Instrumentation cables.  Part 1: for polyethylene insulated cables and Part 2: for […]

Superconducting cables

High voltage cables up to 220 kV While investigating new cables for power transport, we have realised a superconductor prototype and the accessories necessary for its installation. Superconductivity is the elimination of the electrical resistance in the flow of current. A highly innovative technology applied also to electrical infrastructure for power generators and transportation of electricity. The various applications of […]

500 hours of artificial weathering 5GM3 DIN VDE 0207 Teil 21

Tratos, thanks to its specialized laboratory compounds Tramet, today merged into TRATOS HV, has developed a new UV resistant compound. The test carried out on a cable media has given excellent results. The test was performed by the IMQ-‘according to HD 605 S “. One sample of sheath has been taken, to provide 6 test […]

Italian railways high speed trains use Tratos fire-resistant cables

Rome-Naples high-speed  train was inaugurated on schedule thanks to the fire resistant fibre optical cable from Tratos. Years of significant investment in equipment, materials and human resources have led to the development of fire resistant optical cable which then passed the testing requirements of Italferr and IMQ. The dynamism and multi-functional capabilities of the fibre […]


TRATOS ARMAFLEX can be used in both dry and wet locations; in ventilated, non- ventilated and ladder type cable ducting, and is also suitable for direct burial. Quantities start from as little as 100 mtr and up to 1500 mtr in a continuous length.  The interlocking armour is available in both Aluminium and Galvanised Steel […]

Albano Bragagni, Chariman of Tratos Cavi and Mayor Of Pieve Santo Stefano

In June of 2009 Engineer Albano Brgagni was re-elected as mayor of the small Tuscan town of Pieve Santo Stefano. Mr Bragagni is the president of Tratos Cavi S.P.a a local factory producing optical fibre and electrical cables, which was founded on the site in 1966 by Egidio Capaccini and accounts for much of the […]

TRATOS Changing the face of the North West

Following on from the acquisition of North West Cables Ltd. By Tratos, the scheme of re-branding and rejuvenating the UK based Manufacturer took it’s next step forward with the unveiling of the company’s new Logo. The new signs replace the faded old logos and are combined with an ongoing program of redecoration, helping the factory […]

Tratos director in Basec Board

September 2009 – Neil Ancell, joint Managing Director of Tratos Ltd. has been appointed to represent the BCA – British Cables Association on the BASEC board. His innate knowledge and experience of most aspects of electrical cable manufacturing, gleaned through over 30 years with Greengate Cables; Sterling Greengate and latterly North West Cables Ltd until […]

BASEC has issued a public warning

BASEC has issued a public warning notice about certain cables which have been sold into the UK market. The cables are not BASEC approved and do not carry the BASEC mark. The cables are multi-core PVC sheathed XLPE insulated steel wire armoured cables, of type BS 5467, in various sizes that are commonly used for low […]

Tratos Cavi gets the VDE approved for Medium Voltage cables

Tratos is pleased to inform that we have got the VDE approval. Detail Certified Products Web Part Approval no.: 40028548 Product: Distribution cable Uo/U 3,6/6 kV up to 20,8/36 kV Product group: Distribution cables Company: Tratos Cavi SpA – Via de lo Stadio 2 I-52063 PIEVE S. STEFANO AR Mark: DE Cable Mark IIA Type: […]

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