Welcome to Venhill Engineering Ltd.
Industrial Control Cables
Venhill started out making high quality replacement cables for motocross bikes in 1970 and since then has expanded into production of industrial control cables (sometimes referred to as bowden cables or linkage cables.
With nearly 50 years' experience in cable manufacture, Venhill can produce cables to suit most specifications and requirements, for applications including stairlifts, lawnmowers, mobility scooters and walk-behind machinery.
Our UK factory is ISO 9001 certified so quality is assured and gives us the flexibility to produce short run and even bespoke one-off cables.
Special , prototype and volume production control cables
We produce a range of Bowden control cables for many different commercial and industrial sectors. In particular, Walk Behind Equipment, Automotive Controls, Mobility Equipment, and Lawn Care machinery. Should you initially need a prototype cable we can develop this with you before moving into volume production. Quantities can be from one off cables to many thousands per month. Venhill has ISO 9001-2015 accreditation, to ensure systems and production are efficiently controlled.
Should you have a special requirement for industrial plant or development equipment we are happy to make cables to your requirements. We have provided control cables for a variety of application from Zoo gate controls to film studio props. We can normally help.
Venhill Bowden Control Cables use the highest quality material for longevity and smooth efficient operation. Our control cable conduit is typically lined using a PTFE liner for super smooth operation. With PTFE’s high melting point, it is ideal for hot environment. This avoids stiction often experienced with standard control cables. Inner wire will be selected according to the application. Wire Stand is used for high straight pull loads and wire rope is used for applications requiring flexibility, around pulleys, for example. Solid Piano Wire is also used for certain Push Pull applications. Stainless steel wire is used together with galvanised wire as appropriate.
For development work we can also supply the control cable components for onsite fitting. This may be sufficient for the job or act as a pattern for Venhill to subsequently factory make.
Cable control levers
To complement our control cables we stock a wide range of Cable Controls. These include Control Cable Levers, Dead man levers, Throttle levers and Choke levers. The control cable levers are available as mechanical, lock on levers or lock off levers. In addition, electrical switches can also be fitted to provide an electrical interlock. Switches are available as normally on and normally off. Controls can be supplied with the levers as a sub-assembly for ease of fitting on the production line.
Lawn mower cables
Lawn mowers and lawn care equipment, throttle cables and controls can be made for many of the major brands including; Mountfield, Atco, Husqvarna, Honda, Efco, Hayter, McCulloch and John Deere. For the older models it can be difficult to get the spare parts. Just send in the old cable and we will make up a super smooth new cable. If you’re in the lawn care business we can keep details of your regularly used cables and supply them as required.
Mobility equipment comes in many shapes and forms. We supply control cables to a number of manufacturers, working closely with them to provide initial solutions and on-going production quantities. Mobility solutions can often be bespoke so production volumes vary from one off to many thousands.
Stair lift cables
Domestic and commercial stair lift applications require dependable efficient controls to operate and often, fold away elements of the chair. Our PTFE lined cables have a proven track record in these applications, providing a reliable fit and forget solution.
Wheel chair cables and Wheel Chair Levers
Wheel chair applications are many and varied. Venhill are able to work with the manufactures and those using and repairing the wheel chairs. Sourcing spares can often be a problem. It is not unusual to supply cables and levers for these applications. Levers with built in mechanical locks are often specified.
In addition to our stock of mechanical levers we also supply electrical throttle controls for motorised applications. Mechanical brake levers and brake cables can be supplied together with hydraulic brake systems, ideal for such applications.
Car and Van Cables, Kit cars, Classic Cars, Race cars
Venhill supply a number of specialist automotive companies with control cables for a variety of application, including: Car throttle cables, Clutch cables, Hand brake cables, Gear change cables, Seat cables, Pedal box cables, Steering column cables, Bonnet release cables, Fuel cut off cables.
Car throttle cables
Venhill’s Featherlight throttle cables are ideal for automotive applications. Car throttle cables are often routed near very hot engine components. The Venhill Featherlight PTFE lined cables resist the high temperatures, giving a super smooth, maintenance free, throttle application. In addition to finished cables we offer a range of throttle cable kits for workshop and home fitting. For special and show car applications we can supply coloured throttle cables and braided stainless steel throttle cable.
Car clutch cables
We make clutch cables for mainstream manufacturers and specialist builder. We find that for many older cars it is no longer possible to get the original cable as a spare. We can normally help by re-using any specialist fittings on the new cable.
Hand brake cables
In addition to volume production requirements, we make special cables to your particular design. Handbrake cables are also available in kit form, enabling easy finishing on the vehicle. We supply a range of customers from classic Ferrari workshops to individual restorers.
Gear change cables
We have a stock of gear change cable from 1m to 3m in length. Each end has a 6mm threaded rod, suitable for a range of stocked end fittings, including: Rose joints, Ball joints, Clevises and eye ends. Alternative cable lengths and travel can be made to order.
Industrial cables come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on the application. Some of the commonly made cables are shown below.
Walk behind equipment cables
Cables are made for a variety of walk behind applications. These include Sweepers, Vacuum Sweeper, Wheeled rubbish bins, Spreaders, Strimmers, Levellers etc. Our stock of control levers will also match most applications.
Trailer and Caravan cables
Trailer and Caravan brake cables are continually exposed to the elements and can soon lose their efficiency. Trailer and Caravan cables can be made for the production line or as service replacements items.
In a variety of applications, seat adjustment cables are required for forward and aft adjustment, height adjustment and lumber support. We supply seat cables for the aircraft industry, automotive industry and special military applications.
Gym equipment cables
Many pieces of gym equipment are linked with steel cables. These can be made up for production lines and service replacements
Contact us to discuss your requirements.