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SAB Bröckskes

Customised Railway Cable Solutions

SAB Bröckskes develops and produces flexible cables and wires, special cables, temperature measurement and cable harnessing for the railway industry. In order to meet the current challenges the railway industry is confronted with, railway cables are extremely important, and that is why customers come to SAB Bröckskes.

Grefrather Straße 204-212b

DE-41749 Germany

Sab Brockskes

SAB Bröckskes develops and produces flexible cables and wires, special cables, temperature measurement and cable harnessing for the railway industry. In order to meet the current challenges the railway industry is confronted with, railway cables are extremely important, and that is why customers come to SAB Bröckskes.

Whether it is the current supply on board or in the base of the rail, various control tasks, data transmission or a complete cable network, cables with the highest performance requirements are necessary. On top of being halogen-free, used railway cables have to be flame proof and self-extinguishing, and they must not enhance flame propagation.

At SAB Bröckskes, we combine all of these requirements in our registered trademark SABIX rail cables, which fulfil the highest safety standard accreditation to DIN EN 45545-2, confirmed by the laboratory for flame protection, Currenta and VDE. If you find a suitable cable, we will design it to your individual requests.

Bus-cables for railway technology

With the new CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT7 Ethernet cables, SAB Bröckskes broadens its product portfolio for railway vehicles and offer additional cables. The Ethernet Cables fulfil the fire protection standard DIN EN 45545. After passing the tests regarding flame propagation, smoke density and toxicity, SAB Bröckskes is able to offer ethernet cables for railway technology that are externally certified.

Cables for signal-transmission in the railway sector

The specially developed data cable SABIX R 605 FRNC with coloured cores for railway vehicles, the screened type SABIX R 615 FRNC and the pair wise twisted type SABIX R 645 FRNC TP all offer maximum planning reliability and high comfort for the installation of cables in railway vehicles. In addition to high flexibility, these cables are manufactured to the highest safety standards.

SABIX Rail Control

SAB Bröckskes control cable SABIX R 600 FRNC with externally certified materials to DIN EN 45545-2 accreditation and the screened type SABIX R 638 FRNC are suitable for flexible applications in railway vehicles. For our single-core cables, SABIX A 146 FRNC and SABIX A 156 FRNC, the high requirements to DIN EN 45545-2 have been confirmed.

High-security cable technology

SABIX combines progressive cable technology with the highest security. When used properly, there is no health risk associated with SABIX. All SABIX products are completely recyclable and can be reused after decomposition.

Standard halogen-free cables offer a large degree of safety to humans, nature, buildings and machinery, but they are often too inflexible to compete with PVC in all applications. This is not the case with SABIX, which possesses several technical advantages when compared with PVC.

A number of the advantages include:

  • Oil-resistant to DIN VDE + EN
  • Flexible at low temperatures up to -40°C
  • Heat-resistant up to 90°C
  • Suitable for outdoor applications
  • Extremely flexible
  • Good capacitance values
  • Increased abrasion resistance
  • Fully recyclable
  • Low smoke density to DIN VDE, IEC, BS + EN
  • Flame retardant and self-extinguishing to DIN VDE, IEC + EN
  • Halogen-free according to DIN VDE + IEC

Research and development

In order to successfully meet the challenges of both today and the future, innovative endeavours are of great importance to SAB Bröckskes. We are continuously engaged in new and further development of our products in order to complete our cable range and to extend and strengthen our market position.

We are manufacturing products of the highest quality for the market, supported by intensive development, research and testing. New products are a result of a close communication between customers, sales and development departments, laboratories and raw material suppliers.

SAB Bröckskes takes care of all testing methods required by the VDE as well as of numerous international approvals. We also use many other testing devices, such as our reversed bending machine for extreme strength and long-term testing.

About SAB Bröckskes

More than 60 years of experience in temperature measurement and control technique and cable production have made a one-man business become a company with nearly 500 staff members. At Bröckskes, we see ourselves as both manufacturer and service provider, in the sense of real partnership and client-oriented work.

Our strength is not only the production of standard products but also the development and manufacturing of special products accredited to customers’ specifications. Every year, we manufacture more than 1,500 special products to individual requests. Each product is a challenge for our technical team.

Cable Track Cables

Cable track cables are designed for applications with highly flexible bending stress.

Data Cables

Modern electronics and miniaturised appliances require data cables with the smallest cross sections, best screenings and highest flexibility; SAB data cables meet these requirements to a high degree.

Halogen-Free Cables

The general safety requirements for cable used in railway vehicles are very high.

Heat-Resistant Cables

SAB Bröckskes has developed heat-resistant cables that can be used in a variety of industries.

Railway Cables

The use of high-performance railway cables is vital in order to meet the current challenges facing the railway industry.

Servo Motor Cables

Our flexible motor connection cables are used for motors that allow the installation of a combined cable with supply and control cores (thermal contact / brake to stop).

Special Cables and Hybrid Cables

Whether you need a standard cable to be modified or a completely new cable constructed, SAB Bröckskes will work with you to meet your requirements.


SAB Bröckskes offers a wide range of mineral-insulated thermocouples.

Halogen-Free SABIX R Flex

The halogen-free, flexible SABIX R Flex cable is suitable for protected installation in railway vehicle interiors for control of the doors.

Cables for Railway Technology

Over 70 years of experience in temperature measurement and control technique as well as in cable production have developed SAB Bröckskes into an international company with nearly 500 staff members.

Hybrid and Special Cables

Technical problems that can only be solved with specialist cables often arise. As a SAB Bröckskes customer, you can easily get the best solution, as we are experts in hybrid and special cables.

Halogen-free Cables and Wires

This white paper contains in-depth information and specifications about SAB Bröckskes' range of halogen-free cables and wires.

SAB Bröckskes Introduces New SABmed Wires and Cables

SAB Bröckskes has launched a wide range of new cable materials for medical devices. The bio compatible material series SABmed S contains, besides the basic type with high-abrasion and tear strength, a cable with UL approval, a smooth and ultra-flexible cable, as well as a non-blooming type.

Visit SAB Bröckskes at the Automatica in Munich

SAB will be presenting its selected special cables for automation and robotics, as well as products for temperature measurement, at the 7th International Trade Fair for Automation and Mechatronics from 21-24 June 2016. Naturally we will also provide you with an insight in our whole product assortment during the fair.

UL Certified Cable Harness

For more than 65 years the cable manufacturer from the Lower Rhine delivers special and harnessed cables to national and international industries.

Cables for Marine Use

As an expert for special solutions, SAB Bröckskes looks back on decades of experience in cable manufacturing.

Industrial Ethernet CAT 7 and CAT 7A Cables for Industrial Applications

The requirements on cables for industrial applications are extremely high. They must be resistant against rough environmental conditions, such as high temperatures, pollution with oil and grease, aggressive chemicals or humidity, as well as against strong mechanical stress as for example in cable chains or robot applications.

Fire Protection Has Never Been So Flexible

The new SABIX Ultra series of cable have a myriad of beneficial characteristics for various applications; these features are outlined below. Due to the new sheath material, the cable can be used for flexible applications and shows the highest fire protection features, such as EN 60332-3 Cat C or D respectively the French standard NF C 32-070 C 1.

New Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet Cables for Railway Technology

SAB Bröckskes has enlarged its SABIX Rail product range with the introduction of SABIX R 660 CAT 5e and S R 691 CAT 6. With the new CAT5e and CAT6 Ethernet cables, SAB Bröckskes broadens its product portfolio for railway vehicles and is able to offer additional railway cables.