Market sectors

Cablescan supply products to the following market sectors:
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Military Aerospace

The management and Engineers at Cablescan have a significant level of experience in the manufacture, project management and quality requirements associated with Military aircraft harnesses.

Our AS9100 certification, SC21 accreditation, investment in tooling and personnel training has enabled Cablescan to be awarded a number of fixed wing and Helicopter contracts.


Test Equipment

TIn 2011 Cablescan acquired the company Phoenix Power Systems, this company was established in 1992 as specialists in the manufacture of bespoke avionics test benches, wiring harnesses; systems control panels and instrumentation for the aerospace, military and related industries.

Since this time we have carefully carried out a process to transfer the personnel, product, process and customer knowledge into Cablescan, this process has now been completed.

We have been involved in many projects over the years including Hawk Nimrod, Typhoon, Falcon 7X and JSF. PPS / Cablescan have provided an on time first class service to our end users based throughout the world.

We are specialists in the manufacture of bespoke avionics test benches, wiring harnesses, systems control panels and instrumentation for the aerospace, military and related industries. Our success lies in reliability and adapting to our customer requirements, always delivering quality products on time and on budget. We have a dedicated Support and Production Cell well versed in complex electrical harness and test rig assembly along with all the necessary detailed quality procedures which that entails.

Our products have ranged in complexity from a small single unit test bench to some with up to 500 individual cores to carry out complete aircraft system tests. These included simulated cockpit assemblies with avionic systems and sub-system units in/on up to 11 other benches ranging in size from two to five "Bays", each with many thousands of cores, including 1553 type Data-bus systems and Aircraft power supplies.

We have formed alliances with MILSPEC fabrication companies and offer bespoke racks, cabinets, boxes, project management. A completesupply solution.

Our product range includes equipment for use "in the field" to support various tasks. This can vary from "Air transportable" to "Ruggedised" waterproof specialist cases.

Cablescan has considerable experience in the manufacture of DIT-MCO and Automeg automatic testing harnesses used in many areas of industry.


Unmanned air vehicles

Cablescan have supplied the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) both at Engine, Aircraft and control centre levels since 2009, our expertise gained in the Aerospace sector enables us to offer optimum components and build techniques. Please refer to our Military aerospace section for more detail.


Unmanned air vehicles

Cablescan supply wiring harnesses, control panels, junction boxes and bespoke test equipment to the following sectors:

Cablescan will either build to customer’s drawing/specification or work with project managers / Engineers to ensure the delivered product meets the necessary customer and legislative requirements. Our Engineers have extensive product knowledge and regular updates from our supply chain ensuring the optimum material solution is offered in terms of cost and functionality.


Military land vehicles

Cablescan has gained significant experience working with defence prime contractors and the MoD in the UK and across Europe. Our sealed rugged cables are extensively used in the following areas

Our cables and boxes operate in some of the most hostile environments in the world in terms of extreme temperature, dust, water ingress and vibration. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure our product knowledge is up to date compliments our Engineering knowledge and best practice.

Our Project Engineers work closely with our customers to ensure the optimum solution which is offered meets the appropriate operational specifications.

We have a dedicated UoR support and manufacturing cell to ensure the rapid development and manufacture of cables and boxes. Our capabilities include reverse engineering of existing products and the production of drawings.



Cablescan have supplied harnesses and panels to a number of communication systems both commercial and military, from first article to volume production and customer support.



Since 2007 Cablescan have supplied in excess of 26,000 harnesses each year to this sector so appreciate that reliability is paramount. All products supplied to this sector are 100% inspected and where applicable progress inspected, all products are fully traceable in terms of material supply and the manufacture process. Our AS9100 military quality procedures and IPC620 provide the foundation for all of the products supplied by Cablescan.



Built on our capability and experience gathered in the military communications sector, both in the factory and at customer’s sites across Europe and Africa’s. Cablescan have first hand experience of the end users environment and requirements, typical applications are:


Offshore, Energy and Renewables

Our offshore, Energy and Renewable capability is subject to our AS9100 (Aerospace quality accreditation) and ISO9001:2008.

Our experience gained in both the Military vehicle and Aircraft harnesses sectors has enabled Cablescan to supply customers in the Energy and offshore sectors with the latest harsh environment materials, in particular water ingress, salt spray and vibration.

We work with our customers to design in ‘best practice’ methods of manufacture and support from prototyping through to lean volume manufacture.

Cablescan have invested in the tooling and capability to terminate high power cables up to 185mm2 from Hypertak, Amphenol Rhino and Polamco. Automated strip tooling enable us to offer rapid prototyping and efficient volume manufacture.