AFC Cable Systems improves cable pulling experience

Oct. 20, 2020
The company says its MC Glide can be pulled more efficiently compared to traditional metal clad cable.

AFC Cable Systems (New Bedford, MA), part of Atkore, has announced a new innovation in cable installation. The manufacturer notes that "historically, pulling cable has been slow, noisy, back-breaking work" -- but that its new MC Glide cable, with its unique armor profile, "glides through metal studs and ceilings, offering a smoother, faster, quieter experience" when pulling interlocked armored cable. 

The company says its engineers re-examined legacy MC [metal clad] cables to develop the MC Glide’s armor (U.S. Patent Pending). Designed to reduce friction and move easily without sacrificing flexibility and strength, AFC Cable Systems states the MC Glide cable’s smooth profile provides less resistance, allowing installers to work faster and more efficiently with less chance of damaging studs, while saving time and labor costs compared to legacy MC cable.

MC Glide meets the flexibility requirements of UL 1569. The manufacturer says the profile of the MC Glide cable tends to lay flatter than legacy MC cable, notably reducing curling or bend memory issues. However, the MC Glide cable is compatible with the installers’ current tools and fittings.

To request a sample or to learn more about the MC Glide, visit  

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