Firstflex Cables Ensures Quality

For over 40 years Firstflex Cables have been supplying Industrial cable and components to the New Zealand electrical industry. We pride ourselves on our quality product, service, technical support, availability and fast delivery. Our cables not only meet the relevant AS/NZS Standards but must pass our own stringent quality assurance process.

Firstflex Cables Factory / Manufacturing

All Firstflex Cables made to AS/NZS 5000.1.2.3 standards have a comprehensive factory Qualification Test Report (QTR) which covers tests including – 

  • Ageing of sheath and insulation
  • Conductor resistance
  • High voltage AC
  • Vertical flame propagation
  • Tensile strength before and after ageing
  • Elongation strength before and after ageing
  • Cable marking

Additionally, although not required by AS/NZS standards, Firstflex Cables also have these cables tested by a recognised third party testing facility such as TUV Australia, printed with the RCM mark, and loaded into the EESS / ERAC database for approved cables.

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Calculate your cable requirements with FIRSTCALC

Your first choice for cable calculations!

For some time the industry has been asking for a Firstflex cable calculation app.  And be it a little later than others to the market – as the age old saying goes… good things come to those who wait! 

In this case you could say better things come to those who wait! 
Free to download from the App store and Google play, FIRSTCALC has all the traditional cable calculators in the app to assist you to find the right cable or cable requirements for the job, however FIRSTCALC isn’t just like other cable calculator apps – it offers more!

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New Copper Tape Economical VSD Cable

If you are looking for a high performing power cable that makes it quick, easy and economical to connect AC variable speed drives in fixed applications, give us a call at Firstflex because we have just added the KSXCY Series to our VSD cable range.

Designed as an alternative to Kleenscreen, the new the KSXCY Series has the added advantage of class 5 stranded conductors, giving the cable more flexibility when you need to bend and manoeuvre it into position for termination. The KSXCY Series is also designed to ensure a high level of RFI and EMI protection for VSD installations through the use of a 30 percent overlapped copper tape screen to complement the split interstitial earth cores (6 mm² and above). 

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Scame Optima Series Plugs and Connectors

The first thing you notice when you pick up a SCAME Optima Series plug or connector is the robust quality and well thought out design and safety features. That is because Italian manufacturer SCAME is committed to continuous design innovation and quality, providing functional solutions that meet end user’s expectations and demands.

Founded in 1963 SCAME is well-established as a manufacturer of components and systems for the electrical industry, exporting products to over 80 countries around the world.

In New Zealand the SCAME brand has been present for close to 35 years. Distributed since the early 80’s by Electrex Manufacturing until recently purchased by Firstflex Cables, the range available is diverse and has been selected for its suitability in the New Zealand environment.

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Electrex by Firstflex

In February 2016, the Electrex Manufacturing business merged into Firstflex Cables and relocated to our site in Takanini. We are one trading entity and trade as Firstflex Cables.
Firstflex is the vendor for all of the Electrex products. The Electrex Brand continues as a sub brand of Firstflex Cables.
This Electrex brand forms part of our brand offer which also includes Scame Plugs and Connectors & Amphenol Plugs and Connectors.

With our large commitment to holding stock we can continue to deliver on our core promise; On Hand – On Site – On Time … It’s What We Do!

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