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Profinet Cables

Profinet cables are industrial Ethernet cables, sometimes referred to as industrial Cat5 or two-pair Cat5, for the cabling of industrial fieldbus systems with the globally accepted TCP/IP protocol. They are suitable for fixed or dynamic flexible industrial automation applications and they offer excellent active and passive electrical interference resistance as required by Profinet system and Cat5e specifications. These cables are widely used in drive technology such as transport and conveyors, and machine tool manufacturing.

Profinet cable construction

  Profinet PUR Profinet Type A
Conductor Stranded copper (Class 2) Solid copper (Class 1)
Insulation Solid polyethylene (PE) Polyolefin
Separator Polyester tape (PET) -
Inner sheath Halogen free material Low smoke zero halogen (LSZH)
Shield Aluminium / Polyester tape (Al/PET) Al/PET
Overall shield Tinned copper wire braid (TCWB) TCWB
Outersheath Halogen free flame retardant (HFFR) PUR compound LSZH

Profinet PUR cable application

Profinet PUR are flexible fieldbus cable for fixed or dynamic applications, suitable for profinet Type B applications. They have a quad (2 pairs) construction with high levels of shielding efficiency and offer excellent electrical transmission performance as required from the profinet and Cat5E specifications.

These cables' sheathing is Halogen-Free and Flame Retardant.

Profinet Type A cable application

Profinet Type A cables are suitable for the cabling of industrial fieldbus systems with the globally accepted TCP/IP protocol. Their properties include a high active and passive interference resistance and they are free from paint wetting disruptive substances (LABS-free).

Profinet Type A cables offer Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) sheathing, which makes them suitable for use in public buildings to reduce the risk to human life or to sensitive equipment in the event of fire. 

Profinet cable dimensions

Profinet Cable Part Number Number of Pairs Nominal Overall Diameter mm Nominal Weight kg/km
Veriflex Type A PUR VBUPNA04G5LSGN0 2 6.5 74
PUR A8P-PNPUR 2 6.6 70
Type A A3P0202022ALSZH 6.6 75

For full technical specifications please refer to the datasheets or speak to our technical team for more advice on BUS cabling, including our wider range of DeviceNet, and Profibus cables. 

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Cable Standards and Approvals

Veriflex Profinet Type A Cable
BS EN/IEC 50288-1, BS EN/IEC 61156-2, EN 50396

Profinet PUR Cable
BS EN/IEC 61158, BS EN/IEC 60332-1, BS EN 5026-2-1, BS EN/IEC 60754-1, UL 1581, VDE 282/10, VDE 0472, BS EN/IEC 60811-2-1, NEK 606

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The Cable Lab®

UKAS-accredited specialist cable testing laboratory

About Eland Cables

The Cable Lab® our in-house cable testing facility, is UKAS-accredited to ISO 17025, which is the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation to this international standard demonstrates our laboratory's technical competence and the accuracy of its results.

For our customers, it means peace of mind. They can have full confidence in the quality of our products and can demonstrate due diligence in selecting their cable supplier.

Our customers can also rely on the Cable Lab's services for an independent, objective and comprehensive quality assessment of cables procured from third parties.


About Eland Cables

About Eland Cables

Established in 1975, Eland Cables is a supplier of power, data, instrumentation and control cables and cable accessories to the world's most demanding industries and to some of its most prestigious projects. Our reputation is built on an unswerving focus on quality, technical expertise and customer service.


Our focus on quality has resulted in our in-house specialist cable testing facility securing the ISO 17025 accreditation. This certifies the competence, impartiality and performance capability of our laboratory and its evaluations. In turn, it means peace of mind for our customers with regard to the quality of the cables they source from us.

Expert tecHnical support

Our highly-qualified technical team is on hand to provide technical support with all aspects of cable selection, technical specification, regulatory requirements, and bespoke cable design and manufacture.

Complete Cable Solutions

We are a key contributor to projects in over 100 countries every year, adding value through comprehensive technical support, reliable logistics, innovative solutions, and a customer-centric approach.