Scott Cables is a leading provider of high-performance wiring harnesses and precision microwave and radio frequency coaxial cable assemblies for the railway industry.

Our in-house manufacturing capabilities, including tool room and test facilities, allow us to perform all aspects of cable assembly design, prototyping and production. We also offer box and cabinet build options, providing advanced assembly manufacture to our customers.

Applications for the rail industry

 Scott Cables is a trusted supplier of cable assemblies for rolling stock, trackside and rail infrastructure applications.

Scott Cables can provide bespoke power leads and battery cables for rail power applications.
Scott Cables has vest experience building cable assemblies with high-spec circular connectors.
Scott Cables is an expert in fully sealed and electrically screened wiring harnesses.
Scott Cables supports the rail sector with electrical and RF cable assemblies.
Scott Cables manufactures cable assemblies using a wide range of connector types.
Cable assemblies built using a variety of methods, including cable ties, conduit tubes and heat-shrink sleeving.
Scott Cables provides cable assemblies for train and trackside applications.
Scott Cables is a specialist in the manufacture of high performance RF cable assemblies.
Scott Cables manufactures RF cable assemblies for rail communication systems.
Scott Cables provides a range of electro-mechanical assemblies including control panels and distribution boxes.

We supply train manufacturers, network operators, rail contractors and government bodies and support new builds, upgrades and a wide range of maintenance requirements. Rolling stock applications include power distribution, communication systems, instrumentation and control, while trackside applications range from signalling and switching to points and electrification.

Scott Cables’ solutions are also suitable for infrastructure applications including signage, displays, ticketing and communications. The company is highly experienced in the manufacturing of safety critical applications, providing industry-leading delivery performance to ensure projects stay on-track.

Scott Cables is RISQS registered (GB rail’s supplier assurance scheme) to provide added quality assurance. We also stock and distribute connectors and cables as components to the industry so that contractors or OEMs can complete the cable assemblies themselves. This is often due to the necessity to complete the termination process in situ due to long cable runs or accessibility issues.

Radiofrequency cable assemblies and wiring harnesses for railway applications

Scott Cables has been a market-leading designer of flexible radiofrequency (RF) cable assemblies for electronic systems such as Wi-Fi, GPS, Radio and interconnection for the last 30 years.

Wiring harnesses can be supplied with connector components for a wide variety of platform applications.

We also offer in-house design expertise, using Harnware™ software for cable and special jacketed assemblies, design consultation, fast turnaround for prototype assemblies, 2D or 3D modelling, and general assembly layout. The software can also be used for wiring schedules or bill of materials, and has an option to incorporate customer templates.

Semi-rigid and multiway railway cable assemblies

Our semi-rigid cable assemblies are designed to be fully formed and terminated. They are suitable for high-performance applications of up to 50GHz, featuring diameters between 0.034in to 0.250in.

The low-cost assemblies are available with all industry-standard connectors with matched phase or amplitude. All cable assemblies are 100% tested and plotted.

Scott Cables’ internal carriage looms are provided to meet high operational standards at a low cost. We also offer a fitting service for customer-supplied equipment if required.

Other cable systems supplied include equipment wiring looms, Earth braids, multiway assemblies and power cables, in addition to tri-rated cable looms, multi-pole circulars and assemblies.

LMR coaxial cable assemblies

Scott Cables is an authorised stocking distributor for LMR coaxial cables and a recommended manufacturer for Times Microwave LMR cable assemblies. With a wide range of LMR cables and connectors in stock, we can deliver component materials or fully manufactured and tested assemblies. The LMR range offers direct replacements for traditional RF cables, with a lower loss and greater flexibility supplied in either flame-retardant or low smoke zero halogen (LSZH) jackets.

Options for the cable assemblies include an extensive range of connectors, ultra-flex, waterproof, low smoke or plenum jackets, as well as standard jumper cables. The Times Microwave range of cables is available in low loss up to 40GHz.

Other products available include:

  • T-Flex: An alternative to semi-rigid cable
  • T Com: Low passive intermodal advanced shielded range of cables up to 16GHz
  • LLSB: Low-loss, fire-retardant military / aerospace cable range

About Scott Cables

Established as Select Enterprises in 1990, we have become a major supplier of cable assemblies for electronics applications in the railway industry throughout Europe. Located in a state-of-the-art facility, Scott Cables aims to provide complete solutions and high-quality service for a range of interconnection solutions.