The APAR difference

  • APAR is famous for pioneering work in the elastomer cable segment in India. Since 1981, we have manufactured a wide range of elastomer cables that cater to various industry segments like railways, ship building, steel, defence and mining.

  • We have an in-house R&D facility and compounding plant that processes various types of compounds like EPDM, Silicone, CSP, PCP and EVA.


  • We have set up two electron beam facilities, with a third one under construction. This ensures our manufacturing facilities have the most modern equipment. We are one of the largest manufacturers of solar cables in India.


  • We manufacture cables to various Indian and international standards like IS, IEC, VDE as well as Naval Defence specifications. We also customise products as per specific customer requirements.

Railway locomotive & rolling stock cables

APAR’s extensive line of quality rail and transit cables ensure performance, reliability and safety while lowering costs through easier and faster installation, simplified maintenance and infrastructure longevity.

Railway networks probably require the broadest range of cabling solutions covering a lot of different functions:

 

1. Catenary lines and their contact wires that power the train traction 2. High voltage and medium voltage power feeder 3. High, medium and low voltage distribution networks as well as earthing/grounding connections 4. Signalling and control cables 5. Communication cables with twisted pairs 6. Coaxial or optical elements 7. LAN cables 8. Locomotive and rolling stock cables 9. Coach wiring APAR’s extensive line of quality rail and transit cables ensure performance, reliability and safety while lowering costs through easier and faster installation, simplified maintenance and infrastructure longevity. We consistently provide innovative solutions and better technology to overcome challenges faced in the ever-evolving rail and mass transit applications: from general-purpose control wiring, cab control area and HVAC system cables, to speed sensor control, train line control and interconnect cables, interior on-car body signal, power, control and communications wiring.
Application APAR has a vast product range including all cables used by moving vehicles across railway, metro, coach and underground rail infrastructure. These are used for power, control, communications, heating and ventilation inside the vehicles.
Characteristics Our cable range remains the best choice for rapid transit, locomotive and rolling stock wires. Its application-specific and custom-engineered cable designs meet your exact needs.

Coach wiring and locomotive cables are manfuactured through the EBXL process.
Applicable standards IS & EN standards, IRIS – TS 22163, ELRS 0019, CLW 0458 & 0459, IRS S 63, E-14 -01 & 02, EN 50264, EN-50306.
Product range MV & track feeder cables, signalling cables, rolling stock cables, fibre optic cables, feeder & bonding cables, contact wires, trolley wires.
Advantages In comparison with the principal alternative, the diesel engine and electric railway offers substantially better energy efficiency, lower emissions and lower operating costs. Electric locomotives are also usually quieter, more powerful, more responsive and reliable than the diesel ones. They have no local emissions, an important advantage in tunnels and urban areas.

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Ship & submarine wiring cables

The most important reason for using undersea electrical cables is safety and reliability. APAR’s undersea power cables are specifically designed and built for demanding service applications.

Submarine power cables are designed for various applications, typically offshore wind farms, the oil and gas industry, island connections, static tidal and wave power applications as well as lake and river crossings. Our experienced team offers cable design capabilities to meet the most challenging requirements of interconnection, export and infield (array) submarine cable projects. We offer a whole range of electrical as well as fibre optical cables, and even hybrid cables based on client requirements. Pressure tight cables are also used for different ship marine applications.
Application Standard applications for submarine power cables are connecting mainland areas or cities via water passages. This also applies to mainland-to-island connections. Many of these networks and connections are becoming outdated and need to be overhauled.
Characteristics System voltage: MV/AC U≤33 kV, HV/AC – 30 kV≤U, submarine power cables directly laid in seabeds as deep as 8000 m, no limits on submarine power cables and customisation design available.Selected submarine power cables reach the specified underwater cable system.
Applicable standards Submarine power cables are generally manufactured to IEC, ICEA,
EED 50-12, EED-50-13, IEC 60092-350, 359, VG-95218, VDE and CIGRE standards.
Pressure and non-pressure tight cables are also manufactured according to customers design and standards like DMDE, NPOL, DRDO NSTL.
Product range 0.5 to 300 sQMM
Advantages Submarine cables are used for power transmission to offshore islands as well as oil platforms and to aid the task of crosing rivers and lakes. We constantly upgrade these products to minimise the impact of the environment (during the laying process) and losses during power transmission (using new materials).

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Wind mill cables up to 33 kV

APAR manufactures a broad range of cables ranging from cables for renewable energy products to those for terrestrial and offshore wind markets. We manufacture cables for applications ranging from the nacelle and tower of the wind turbine where electricity is created to the step-up transformer where the electricity is transferred and to the collection system as well.

The range includes cables for the entire spectrum: from the substation to the power grid.Aluminum cables and wires are gaining popularity for their reduced weight (70 percent lighter than copper and nearly three times cheaper than copper conductors). They are also preferred for their ability to perform comparably to their copper counterparts with a minimum increase of the cable’s or wire’s diameter.We have expanded our aluminum cable offerings for the wind sector with additional single and multi-conductor power cables.
Application Wind cables in the wind turbine’s nacelle place extreme torsional stress on power cables. APAR cables are rigorously tested and can meet this challenge.We also manfuacture power cables for vertical lifts/elevators in wind turbines as aids in climbing up tower walls and accessing the nacelle.
Characteristics 1. Temperature range (fixed & flexing): 40°C to +90°C . 2. Flame-retardant, low smoke, halogen-free oil, UV, abrasion and impact-resistant.
Applicable standards DIN VDE 0250-813, IEC 60502 in general as well as customer standard
(Suzlon, Gamesa, Vestas, Senvion, GE Power)
Product range 0.34 to 630 sq mm
Advantages Stable electrical properties over a broad temperature range (-40°C to 90°C) – Superior UV/sunlight, oil and ozone resistance for use in a wind turbine generator and tower – Excellent flexibility and resistance to high-torsion stress, even in sub-zero conditions – Flame-retardant for maximum safety -20-year service life – Complete range of low-voltage signal, control and power cables and medium-voltage cables up to 35 kV

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Solar cables as per TuV/EN/UL specifications

APAR introduced a range of solar cables for emerging PV-based renewable energy installations backed by 30 years of experience in the manufacture of elastomeric insulated cables.

We have installed electron beam irradiation facility with 1.5 MeV, 2.5 MeV and 3 MeV accelerators and use this technology for cross-linking of elastomeric insulation and sheath of solar DC cables.

Our photovoltaic (PV) cables are used for interconnecting photovoltaic solar panel arrays in solar energy farms. These solar panel cables are suitable for fixed installations, both internal and external, and in open environments or in conduits.

The compounds have zero halogen, low smoke properties and are ultra violet ray as well as ozone resistant.

These cables can last for over 25 years. What’s more, these can offer the rodent-resistance feature and are available in a range of options: copper, copper-coated aluminium or 8000 series aluminium.

Rodent and termite-resistant cables are made with the nylon-12 layer between two layers of XLPO. Depents on application twin solar cables can also be offered.

Application These cables are used for interconnecting solar panels, combiner boxes and inverters in dry or damp conditions as well as in harsh environments exposed to ultraviolet sunlight radiation. These can be installed in open trays and in ducts or conduits.
Characteristics Annealed tinned flexible copper conductor, electron beam cross -linked polyolefin (XLPO) insulation and sheath.
Applicable standards EN-50618/2014, IEC: 62930, TuV 2pfg, 1990/05.12, AS/NZS:5000.1: 2005, UL:4704.
Product range 2.5 mm to 300 mm
Advantages The electron beam cross-linked wires and cables offer superior performance in demanding applications and in extreme environments. Some of the properties include: high di-electric strength, UV and ozone resistance, halogen-free, flame retardancy, oil and chemical resistance, weather, impact, abrasion and crack resistance, good cold flexibility, very long life cycle, compatibility with all popular connectors and ROHS compliance.

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Material handling cables & trailing cables

These cables are flexible enough to be installed in very small spaces or even in harsh environments and extreme temperatures.

Material handling involves many different facets such as automated guided vehicles, storage and retrieval systems, conveyor systems as well as palletizing and sorting systems.

This function is relevant in industries such as automotive, mining, food and beverage, medical as well as e-commerce, making it a fixture in industrial applications. APAR ensures unceasing flexibility and quality in this context. These cables are used in cable tracks and last for nearly 10 million cycles. Some cables are also used in robots which could twist for 10 million cycles.These cables are flexible enough to be installed in very small spaces or even in harsh environments and extreme temperatures.
Application Material handling and trailing cables are used for connecting lift terminal positions to the control unit, surveillance of the joining rods in lifts, as feeder cables for applications involving very high currents in mining, locomotive and rail-carriage construction. These are also used for oil rig platforms and emergency power generators. Trailing cables are also used for vertical drum operations and on moving cable carriers. A few other applications include construction machines, conveyor, transport and crane systems in dry or damp environments, and the outdoors.
Characteristics – High flexibility at low temperatures – Abrasion and tear resistant – Loadable under torsional stress – Resistant to atmospheric influences, UV radiation as well as vibrations
Applicable standards DIN VDE 0250, IS: 9968 (Pt-1 & 2), IEC 60502 (Pt 1 & 2), BS 7919
Product range 2.5 to 300 sq mm
Advantages Our material handling and trailing cables are robust, all-weather cables, suitable for use on building sites, in drag-chains, ship docks and mining and for conveyor systems, tunnels as well as roadbuilding.

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Mining cables

Mining cables are used as connecting cables for very high mechanical stress in tools for industrial applications and outdoor use. They are also used in the mining industry: in surface and underground mining. Other application areas include indoor and outdoor building sites.

These cables are suitable for fixed installation on plaster in dry or damp areas.
Application These cables are suitable for flexible use in tough conditions like machine tools, machine car manufacturing, assembly lines and conveyor systems.
Characteristics Flame retardant to IEC 60331-1-2
Applicable standards IS:14494 (1998) trailing cables, DIN VDE 0285-525-2-81 / DIN EN 50525-2-81, BS EN 60228, BS EN 50525-2-81, HD 22.6, VDE 0282-6 , ICEA Standard, ASTM/NEMA Standard.
Product range Single and multi-core cables from 10 mm2 to 400 mm2.
Advantages – Flexible for easy handling, resists cutting, impact, abrasions, flame and sunlight. Excellent thermal stability easy to handle – Withstands cutting, impact, abrasions, flames and sunlight. – Excellent thermal stability and resistance to heat, moisture, steam, chemicals and radiation.

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Welding cables

Welding cables are typically used because they are flexible and versatile. Benefits that stem from the construction of finer strands of copper and EPDM or neoprene rubber jackets. In fact, these are generally more flexible than electrical wires or power cables.

Depending on the manufacturer, welding cables have a temperature rating of -50℃ – 105℃ and when put to the test, many of these cables withstand exposure to grease, oil, water, cuts, tears and abrasion. These cables are often ideal for installations with exposure to colder weather because of its thinner stranding construction which allows for increased flexibility and usability. While these cables are typically offered in red and black jackets, but can also be found in additional colors including yellow, blue and green, the more durable construction of welding cable is identifiable by its orange jacket.
Application Often used in demanding applications, welding cables are secondary voltage-resistance cables for welding tools or as power cables attached to generators and industrial machinery. For example, electric arc-welding tools typically rely on two separate cables for operation: one acts as the primary power source for the device while the other supplies a secondary power source. While welding cables may not power the generator, these are required for electrodes. Welding cables are ideal for usage in power supply applications where the voltage does not exceed 600 volts.
Characteristics Temperature range: -10°C to + 90°C
Applicable standards IS:9857, BS 638 (Pt 4)
Product range 25 to 300 sq mm
Advantages – Flame retardant, oil resistant, compression cut resistant – Durable; survive rough handling – Fully insulated slender cables – Capable of delivering electricity for the purpose of welding things together

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EPR/EPDM/CPE/CSP/silicon polymer cables

APAR is a true pioneer in the elastomer cable segment in India. Since 1981, we have been supplying a wide range of elastomer cables to a range of industry segments.

We have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility equipped with Niehoff multi-wire drawing machine, OTOMEC electroplating tinning, bunching m/c, CV lines, high-quality extruders, core stranding / laying machines and autoclaves, as well as all the necessary testing equipment.
Application These cables are used in railways and industries like ship building, steel, cement, power, defence and mining.
Characteristics APAR uses advanced electrom beam technology. We have in-house R&D facilities and compounding plants to process a range of compounds like VIR/TRS, EPDM, Silicone, CSP, PCP, NBR and EVA.
Applicable standards IEC- 502, IS: 9968 (Part I) for LV cables, IS: 9968 (Part II) for MV cables,IS:14494 (1998) – trailing cables, RDSO Specs Naval NES / DEF Specs. IEC – 502 IEC – 60092 – 353 IEC – 60092 – 350, IEC – 60092 – 376 BS – 7919 VDE – 0298.
Product range 0.5 to 500 sq mm in single core & 0.5 to 400 sq mm up to 33 kV
Advantages EPR/EPDM insulation is suitable for many higher voltage applications thanks to extra flexibility, reduced thermal expansion and low sensitivity to water treeing. Silicone rubber cables also have excellent flexibility. While silicone rubber insulation doesn’t offer the same mechanical toughness and cut-through resistance.

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Uninyvin cables

APAR Uninynin cables comprise three unique additional insulation layers.

The copper copper conductor is first tin-platted to prevent oxidisation and make it solderable. Then an insulation of the HR-PVC insulation coat is used, after which, to increase the cable’s fire resistance and mechanical strength, a cover of fibreglass yarn braiding is provided. This is then covered with a secondary nylon yarn thread braiding. And finally, it is lacquered with a nylon varnish coating.
Application These cables are used in battery circuitry where chemical exposure is high. They are also used in UPS systems and server rooms.
Characteristics Uninyvin cables have a much higher current carrying capacity than traditional PVC wires.
Applicable standards IS 9857
Product range
Advantages Uninyvin cables require less copper to facilitate comparable or better current carrying capacity, making them extremely cost-effective. Moreover, they are lighter and more flexible, and therefore, easy to carry as well as install in all sorts of small spaces.

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CRD cables with integrated FO

Used to transfer signals, these cables have a number of optical fibres bundled together. These are designed to provide reliable transmission performance over a broad temperature range.

These cables are ideal for indoor duct installation as well as for direct burial applications.

 

CRD cables are used in EOT cranes, boilers, windmills, mines, shipping, control panels, stacker reclaimers, lifts, furnaces and trolley cars.
Application These cables are used in conveyor machinery such as transfer cars, boom-stackers, side arm chargers and bulk material conveyors. They find application in almost every industry segment like steel mills, cement plants, docks, power plants, automobile industries and refineries and petrochemicals. Single cable comprising multiple elements like power cores, control cores, signaling pairs, etc for multipurpose functions.
Characteristics Temperature range fixed and flexing: -40°C to +90°C. Flame-retardant.
Applicable standards Outdoor and indoor radio base stations in cement plants, steel Industries and marine locations.
Product range Various power cable sizes ranging from 4 sq mm for power and 1.5 sq mm for control as well as single and multi-mode fibres 9/125 µm (OS1/2), 50/125 µm(OM2/OM3), multimode 62.5/125 µm (OM1).
Advantages – Reduced diameter and weight as a result of ideal insulation and sheathing material – Better resistance to corkscrews due to reverse twist stranding – Stable design and geometry based on extruded fillers – The cable’s outer sheath is highly resistant to wear and tear in the harshest environments – Extremely high resilience thanks to a very short lay stranding – High axial rigidity due to interlinked inner and outer sheaths

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