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Prysmian UK to unveil revolutionary link box technology

06 June 2017

Find out more at stand C10, CABLEx 2017

Wrexham, UK - Prysmian UK, the UK’s largest cable manufacturer, will officially launch its brand new easy-to-install lightweight range of low voltage link disconnecting boxes at Cablex 2017 on the 7th June. 

The new technology will greatly reduce time spent on replacing older, heavy units that are coming to the end of their life cycle. The technology facilitates ease of installation and operation by removing the heavy cast-iron bell lids and replacing them with lightweight materials.  Unlike alternative products, the new link boxes are designed to be easily repaired with interchangeable modular components that have the added benefit of connecting to auxiliary equipment. 

“Our new link box technology range has been developed as a direct result of discussions with utility engineers to solve problems that have been encountered as the electrical distribution network has evolved to meet the challenges of the 21st century. The new link box design offers user friendly functionality that facilitates the use of smart technology to enhance the usefulness of the link boxes within the distribution network,” comments Dr Darren Spiller, Business Manager Components, Prysmian Group. 

“The new technologies enable maintenance teams and operators to simply repair link boxes with relative ease, rather than replace heavy cast-iron units at an increased cost to the provider. Our link boxes will revolutionise the way distribution network operators and independent distribution network operators go about their business. 

“Our link boxes all feature the ability to increase height and volume with additional chamber walls to hold auxiliary equipment and can be supplied with, or without, a full set of solid links in a storage box.

“Furthermore, as leaders in the cable industry for many years, we ensure that all of our products are tested to the relevant British Standard. We will be showcasing the new design in the form of a 4 way tailed link box at the upcoming Cablex event 7th June and are looking forward to presenting the benefits of this truly innovative system.”

The new range will initially include: 

  • 924T3 Series Low Voltage 4 Way Underground Tailed Link Disconnecting Box
  • 922T3 Series Low Voltage 2 Way Underground Tailed Link Disconnecting Box
  • 924PC Series Low Voltage 4 Way Underground Pre-Cast Link Disconnecting Box
  • 922PC Series Low Voltage 2 Way Underground Pre-Cast Link Disconnecting Box

For more information on any of the products, or to enquire about Prysmian UK’s link box technologies you can visit them at stand Stand C10, CABLEx 2017, Chester Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY.


Prysmian UK
Prysmian – manufacturer of the famous fire protection FP range for more than 30 years - is the largest cable manufacturer in the UK with over 100 years of experience. The UK operation employs more than 1,300 personnel across four sites and is well placed to support its local and global customer base with energy and telecom cables and accessories with varying voltage capacities. At higher voltages, Prysmian offers a maintenance and installation service via its Energy Network Solutions business unit. Its XLPE Xpress service delivers high voltage cables and accessories from stock. At lower voltages Prysmian's comprehensive range of building wires, and power cables and related accessories are available through a first class network of wholesalers and distributors.

Prysmian Group
Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry. With nearly 140 years of experience, sales of over €7.5 billion in 2016, 21,000 employees across 50 countries and 82 plants, the Group is strongly positioned in high-tech markets and offers the widest possible range of products, services, technologies and know-how. It operates in the businesses of underground and submarine cables and systems for power transmission and distribution, of special cables for applications in many different industries and of medium and low voltage cables for the construction and infrastructure sectors. For the telecommunications industry, the Group manufactures cables and accessories for voice, video and data transmission, offering a comprehensive range of optical fibres, optical and copper cables and connectivity systems. Prysmian is a public company, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in the FTSE MIB index.

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