SPEC 45042

Machine Tray Control Cable Cu 600/1000V PVC THHN Shielded

Type TC-ER Shielded Machine Tray Control Cable 600/1000 Volt Copper Conductors, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with nylon layer Insulation Thermoplastic Elastomer Jacket, 90°C Dry 75°C Wet -40°C Cold Impact Identification Method 4



  1. Conductor:Class K, Flexible stranded bare annealed copper per ASTM B3, B172, and B174
  2. Insulation:Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) with nylon layer THHN
  3. Ground:One Green Ground with Yellow Stripe THHN
  4. Drain Wire:Tinned copper sized one awg size smaller than phase conductor
  5. Shielding:100% coverage Alum/Mylar/Alum Foil, overall 85% coverage tinned copper braid
  6. Jacket:Gray Thermoplastic Elastomer TPE: Other jacket colors available upon request

Applications and Features:

Southwire’s shielded flexible machine tray control cables 600/1000 Volt conform to NFPA 79 and are suited for use in wet and dry areas, conduits, ducts, troughs, trays, direct burial and where superior electrical properties are desired. These cables are capable of operating continuously at the conductor temperature not in excess of 75°C in wet locations and 90°C in dry locations, 130°C for emergency overload, and 150°C for short circuit conditions. For uses in Class I, II, Division 2 hazardous locations per NEC® Article 501 and 502. Constructions with 3 or more conductors are listed for exposed runs (TC-ER) per NEC® 336.10. Southwire’s shielded flexible machine tray cable is ideal for use in for use in CNC machines, grinding, cutting, metal forming, buffing, bottling equipment, conveyors, processing & packaging equipment, assembly lines, control panels, food and bever- age, oil sands, plant expansion, wind energy and data centers. Multiple approvals for multiple applications. Cable is rated for -40°C cold impact. Two conductor cables contain no green/yellow ground.


  • ASTM B172 Standard Specification for Rope-Lay-Stranded Copper Conductors Having Bunch-Stranded Copper Conductors
  • ASTM B174 Standard Specification for Bunch-Stranded Copper
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables Type THHN
  • UL 758 Standard for Appliance Wiring Material Style 2463 (80C, 600V)
  • UL 1063 Machine Tool Wiring (MTW)
  • UL 1277 TC-ER
  • UL 1690 Data Processing Cable (DP-1)
  • UL 2277 Type WTTC
  • CSA C22.2 No. 210 Appliance wiring material products I/II A/B
  • CSA C22.2 No.230 Tray Cables - Rated TC-ER (1/0 AWG and Larger)
  • CSA C22.2 No. 239 Control and instrumentation cables
  • ICEA S-95-658 (NEMA WC70) Power cables rated 2000 volts or less for the distribution of electrical energy
  • IEEE 1202 FT4 Flame Test (70,000) BTU/hr Vertical Tray Test
  • CE/RoHS-2 – The CE Marking has been applied solely to express the conformance to the material restrictions identified in the RoHS-2 (2011/65/EU) Directive
  • NFPA 79 Electrical Standard for Industrial Machinery
  • Sample Print Legend:

    Southwire XXAWG (XXmm2) XX/C PVC/Nylon SHLD Type TC-ER EXXXXX (UL) 600V 90°C Dry 75°C Wet Sun Res Oil Res I/II DIR BUR - 40°C OR MTW Flexing OR DP-1 OR WTTC 1000V OR AWM 20886 105°C 1000V OR c(UL) CIC/TC FT4 -- LLXXXXXX CSA AWM I/II A/B 105°C 1000V -40°C FT4 -- CE RoHS -2 Made in USA
    Table 1 – Weights and Measurements
    Stock NumberCond. SizeInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODCopper WeightApprox. Weight

    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances

    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item