Founded in 1906, the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is the world’s leading organization for the preparation and publication of International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. These are known collectively as “electrotechnology”.
The IEC 61158 standard covers digital data communications for measurement and control. It has been developed for industrial computer network protocols offering real-time distributed control.
Cables manufactured according to IEC 61158 for data exchange and process control allow for one controller-level communication point to connect with multiple digital or analogue receiver points. IEC 61158 cables are generally shielded with an Aluminium Polyester Tape and with a tinned copper wire braid (TCWB) or steel wire armour (SWA) to offer protection from cross-talk and electromagnetic interference.