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A UK manufacturer and provider of ribbon cable assemblies, offering a diverse range for varying electronic applications.


ICS LTD hold on the shelf a range of flat ribbon cables in 1mm (0.0393" inch), 1.27mm (0.05" inch), 2mm (0.078" inch), and 2.54mm (0.1" inch) pitch (conductor spacing), allowing us to manufacture a broad range of standard ribbon cable assemblies terminated with IDC or IDT connectors (insulation displacement connectors).

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ICS ltd can manufacture and supply most ribbon cable assembly requirements;


  • Ribbon cables are cut accurately using our automated cutting machines.

  • Terminated using specialized IDC benchtop press with matching tooling for standard polarized box header sockets, DIN 41612, edge card connectors, D.I.L connectors, Transition, Picoflex, D-Sub plug and socket.

  • Fully inspected and 100% electronically tested for continuity and shorts using cable scanner.

  • Branded IDC connectors such as Tyco, Molex, 3M, Amphenol, Harting.

  • We offer low cost IDC alternatives that are fully compatible.

  • Cable pitch sizes of 1mm available in the following number of ways- 10, 14, 16, 20, 24, 26, 34, 40 and 50.

  • Cable pitch sizes of 1.27mm available in the following number of ways- 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 20, 24, 25, 26, 34, 40, 50, 60 and 64.

  • Screened cable, Round & Flat cable, Twist & Flat cable.

  • Molex Picoflex PF-50 1.27mm pitch systems.

  • Tyco Micromatch.

  • IDT.

  • DIP/Transition plugs.

  • IDC standard sockets.

  • IDC D Subminiature.

  • IDC Shrouded Headers, Latching and box headers.

  • IDC Split, branched and daisy chain versions.

  • Low, Medium and high volume.

  • Fully documented traceability.

A ribbon cable is a flat cable made up of paralleled conductors of usually 28AWG. They are typically grey in colour with a red polarizing stripe- this reduces the risk of reversed connections and indicates location pin 1 on a IDC connector. They can also be found in coloured rainbow versions to help distinguish between the cores.

Ribbon IDC cable assemblies are used in the internal wiring of electronic devices such as printers and computers. They are also common in a lot of electrical equipment to link internal peripherals. There are many reasons why a flat ribbon cable assembly is the perfect choice for certain applications;


  • They allow an effective high density of interconnections that are low profiled.

  • Standardized- making them low in cost.

  • Extremely flexible in high flex application requirements.

  • Are terminated in one operation as opposed to individually.

  • The paralleled conductor geometry makes the contact assignment more reliable and less likely to have a wiring issue.

  • It’s mechanically strong -all conductors share equal tensile load and strain.

  • Due to the fixed geometry all electrical characteristics are consistent.

Get a competitive quote on ribbon cable assembly requirements from our trusted, well experienced UK manufacturing service connect with us.

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