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Rochester Cables - Engineered Cable Solutions for Harsh Environments

TE Connectivity’s (TE) Rochester Cables brings advanced technology to the design and manufacture of cables for harsh environments. We develop cables built for the most rigorous applications helping you go deep, whether it’s to the ocean floor, the bottom of a mine, or down an oil well.

Since its founding in 1794 as a manufacturer of ropes, Rochester Cables has evolved to become a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of electro-optical cables for a vast array of applications. Our cables are highly engineered to meet specific application requirements in such demanding industries as petroleum exploration and production, defense, oceanographic, and subsea applications.

Rochester STEEL-LIGHT optical cable was developed to meet the challenges posed by harsh environments and rigorous operational scenarios. Cables using the STEEL-LIGHT product meet the hydrostatic pressures encountered at full ocean depth and endure the mechanical stresses imposed during the repeated flexure associated with dynamic systems.

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

TE’s Rochester Cables provides electro-optical products with proven quality and reliability for applications that include BOP umbilicals, seismic instrumentation and custom cables for harsh environments to depths of 6,000 meters. TE Rochester wireline products are used in logging, perforating, and downhole well applications worldwide. The hot, corrosive downhole environment is met through our expertise in high-temperature insulations, special copper alloys and anticorrosive alloys for armoring.


Naval organizations worldwide rely on our electro-optical range cables, surveillance cables, submarine towed array cables, helicopter dip sonar cables, and electro-optical cables for ROV salvage and recovery.

Mining and Miscellaneous

Single-conductor, coaxial, optical, and multiconductor TV inspection cables are designed to provide extended service life in harsh environments of TV inspection, fishing, and mining. Galvanized steel armors, aramid yarns, and durable thermoplastic materials provide the protection needed in pipe and sewer inspection applications. Net sounder coaxial cables for the fishing industry can withstand substantial loads. TE mining power and lighting cables have been approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).


TE’s Rochester Cables are used in current-temperature-depth (CTD) cables, towed sonar cables, and ROV umbilical cables. Extended life is provided by use of custom-designed armor packages and STEEL-LIGHT fiber optic elements.

Subsea Telecommunications

TE nonrepeater products are tailored to meet industry needs for short-haul communications. Rochester fiber-optic elements are protected with a hermetically sealed copper tube that provides extended service in custom-designed configurations to meet depth and environmental demands.

Umbilical and Tether

We off er a full range of umbilical and tether cables to meet the widest range of subsea needs. See our Subsea Tether and Umbilical Cables brochure.

SEACON • DEUTSCH • Rochester - Complete Connectivity and Sensor Solutions for Marine, Oil and Gas

TE Connectivity (TE) is one of the leading sources of marine, oil and gas connectivity solutions in mission-critical and harsh environment applications. TE’s marine oil & gas portfolio includes over 2,500 underwater electrical and fiber optic connectors and offers complete system solutions to give you a wide range of advanced connectivity options. TE’s ever growing stable of products within the marine, oil and gas market includes SEACON dry and wet-mate products, DEUTSCH high voltage off shore module-to-module and umbilical to pump connectors, Rochester electro-mechanical and electro-optical cables and AST LVDT and rotary sensors.


For more information please contact;

Rochester Cables

+1 (540) 825 2111

Rochester Cables (wireline)

+1 (713) 981 8293