Belden Wire and Cable Product Quality Management

Quality is taken seriously at Belden® - with all design and manufacturing processes strictly controlled.

The Belden Engineering Center continually evaluates new materials and their potential use in our designs. We also test virtually every type of cable attribute. We even use mock cable installations to simulate common usages for our products. This mock installation scenario gives us the unique ability to understand how our products will perform in real-world applications. To perform these various services, we have created special areas of expertise within the Center which include:

  • Materials development
  • Machine controls development
  • Mechanical, Physical and Electronic testing
  • Analytical testing
  • Environmental testing, including material analysis, flame and smoke tests
  • Sample manufacturing, including rubber and plastic extrusion, cabling, braiding and jacketing equipment

We use state-of the art measurement instruments for all tests, including: high frequency measurements, chemical analysis, accelerated aging and shielding effectiveness. And, the majority of our equipment is linked via a network. Therefore, all data can be stored electronically for statistical analysis and verification.

The result: Our end-users will have a high quality, highly reliable product that typically meets or exceeds the needs of the marketplace.


Belden's U.S. plants also are Underwriters Laboratories ISO 9001:2000 compliant. Our plants in Canada, Hungary and the Netherlands meet equivalent quality certifications.