SPEC 45042

MachineFLEX™ 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. Drain wire size is two gauge smaller than phase size
  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 MachineFLEX™ 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 13 Standard for Power-Limited Circuit Cables
  • UL 83 Thermoplastic Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 758 Standard for Appliance Wiring Material Style 2463 (80C, 600V)
  • UL 758 AWM Style 2587
  • UL 1063 Machine Tool Wiring (MTW)
  • UL 1277 TC-ER
  • UL 1690 Data Processing Cable (DP-1)
  • UL 2277 Type WTTC
  • UL 13 Type PLTC-ER sizes 18-12AWG
  • UL 2250 Type ITC-ER on sizes 18-12 AWG
  • CSA C22.2 No. 210 Appliance wiring material products I/II A/B (Sizes 16 - 8AWG)
  • 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 Type TC-ER E75755 (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 2587 -- LLXXXXXX CSA FT4 OR AWM I/II A/B 105°C 1000V -40°C FT4 – CE RoHS Made in USA SEQUENTIAL FOOTAGE Marking
    Table 1 – Physical and Electrical Data
    Stock NumberCond. SizeCond. NumberCond. StrandsInsul. ThicknessJacket ThicknessApprox. ODApprox. WeightMin Bending RadiusAllowable Ampacity At 60°C *Allowable Ampacity 75°C *Allowable Ampacity 90°C *
    16 AWG
    All dimensions are nominal and subject to normal manufacturing tolerances
    ◊ Cable marked with this symbol is a standard stock item
    † Ampacities are based on Table 310.16 of the NEC 2020 Edition. Ampacities of insulated conductors rated up to and including 2000 Volts with not more than three current-carrying conductors in raceway, cable or direct buried based on ambient temperature of 30ºC (86ºF). Ampacities have been adjusted for more than three current-carrying conductors based on Table 310.15(C) 1.

    Revision: 3.0.00M