Important update to holders of INMETRO Certification
Jul18

Important update to holders of INMETRO Certification

Recently, the Brazilian accreditation body INMETRO issued a statement through a third-party certification body to all holders of INMETRO certificate for power plugs. The statement states that according to INMETRO Decree 85:2006, the applicant on the relevant certificate must be updated to a local Brazilian company. Those UL customers who have local Brazilian companies as the applicants on their INMETRO (issued by UL) or UL-BR...

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Reliability and safety: key criteria for aeronautic interconnection solutions
Jul18

Reliability and safety: key criteria for aeronautic interconnection solutions

Whether for satellites in orbit or along the ocean floor, the demand for connections to enable the transmission of data, signals or electrical power increases every year. In aeronautics, the on-board equipment and materials of an aircraft must be able to withstand extreme climatic and mechanical conditions, because at an altitude of 10,000 metres, a small failure can have critical consequences. In this kind of application, failure is...

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Video of the Week – How igus tests cables in energy chains at sub-zero temperatures
Jul18

Video of the Week – How igus tests cables in energy chains at sub-zero temperatures

Only real long-term tests under realistic conditions provide useful information about the reliability and service life of cables in energy chains. In this weeks’ video, we head over to Cologne to visit our climatic test chamber. Here chainflex cables move continuously in energy chains where they are subjected temperatures down to -40°C; this is not done just once but millions of times. Travelling over a distance of...

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LLFlex restructures business segments, including two senior-level executive promotions
Jul10

LLFlex restructures business segments, including two senior-level executive promotions

Formation of Packaging and Industrial Laminates business segments, including management realignment, position company for long-term growth. LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is restructuring its company into two major business segments: Packaging and Industrial Laminates.  Moving...

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igus expands its services with an online shop for connectors
Jul09

igus expands its services with an online shop for connectors

If cables are to be harnessed, finding the matching connector is relatively easy. Unfortunately, they are often not available from the manufacturer insuch small quantities. igus now offers an additional service with its new online connector shop. Visit www.igus.co.uk/connectorshop to find the right connector and order from stock with no minimum order quantity. The...

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USB Type-C™ approved laboratory for IEC/ EN 62680 series of standards
Jul04

USB Type-C™ approved laboratory for IEC/ EN 62680 series of standards

In May 2019, IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ) authorized UL’s Taiwan laboratory to provide IECQ logo informative test reports according to IEC / EN 62680 series standards. It is the first approved laboratory for IEC/ EN 62680 series of standards on USB Interfaces for data and power. UL has previously been authorized as an Independent Test Lab (ITL) to test USB Type A, B and C cable assemblies and...

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Clever patching for high availability in the data center
Jul08

Clever patching for high availability in the data center

The success of a company is based to a large extent on the constant availability of the company’s internal IT. Network documentation is essential to keep an eye on these and their processes on a daily basis. Only this enables a comprehensive overview and offers starting points if, for example, failures occur, stability problems occur or special upgrades have to be imported. Equally important: the documentation also helps to...

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Cat. 8.1 System for all Applications
Jul05

Cat. 8.1 System for all Applications

R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is launching a universal Cat. 8.1 cabling system. It supports the fastest data transmission local networks with structured copper cabling achieve today: namely up to 40 Gigabit/s Ethernet. At the same time, the Cat. 8.1 cabling system is backward-compatible as it is based on the standard RJ45...

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Leoni offers smart robot mounting solution for all picking, packing, and palletizing applications
Jul01

Leoni offers smart robot mounting solution for all picking, packing, and palletizing applications

Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, expands its product range in the field of cable management solutions dedicated for packaging applications. With the LEONI B-Flex P³, the company now offers a flexible, slip-resistant attachment solution for industrial robots especially for the Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, and globally, for the General Industry; serving...

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Thunderbolt™ 3 approved product certification laboratory
Jun28

Thunderbolt™ 3 approved product certification laboratory

UL’s laboratory in Taiwan has been approved by Intel Corporation to conduct Thunderbolt™ 3 product certification testing. UL is the first safety certification organization approved to test Thunderbolt 3 host products to verify that they meet both the Thunderbolt specifications and industry safety standards such as UL/IEC 60950-1 (soon to be superseded by UL/IEC 62368-1). UL’s laboratory in Taiwan has been approved by Intel...

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Roxtec UK launches ‘BIM objects’ to support construction industry
Jun24

Roxtec UK launches ‘BIM objects’ to support construction industry

Roxtec UK has developed new BIM (Building Information Management) drawings of its products in a bid to support widescale infrastructure projects. The global pipe and cable seal specialist has developed ‘Roxtec BIM Objects’ which can be incorporated in CAD (Computer Aided Design) programmes. Roxtec UK managing director Clive Sharp said the BIM objects have been developed to boost the firm’s service level and help meet the growing...

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Faster WLAN with existing cabling
Jun18

Faster WLAN with existing cabling

R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is showing real estate managers an inexpensive way to faster data traffic. They can use the existing cabling to increase bandwidth enormously in the future. This is of relevance for the forthcoming step from 10 to 25 Gigabit Ethernet in local data networks. Future wireless LAN generations and...

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TE Connectivity right angle X-Code M12 connectors reduce assembly time, increase network performance
Jun06

TE Connectivity right angle X-Code M12 connectors reduce assembly time, increase network performance

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has begun offering extremely ruggedized X-Code M12 right angle connectors for field assembly in a range of railway applications. The new connectors enable safe and reliable data transmission speeds of 10Gb/s, even in harsh environments. They conform to the European standard EN45545 governing fire performance of materials and parts in railway applications and are rated...

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Does embracing Industry 4.0 really optimise growth?
Jun05

Does embracing Industry 4.0 really optimise growth?

Industry 4.0 is the collection of technologies that employ computer controls, modelling, big data and other automation to improve manufacturing efficiencies. Increasingly, it is being adopted by cable and wire manufacturers who recognise its immeasurable value in improving bottom line. Leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry, Cimteq has been an advocate of Industry 4.0 for...

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Video of the week – How to manage power and control cables reliably on automatic stacking cranes
Jun05

Video of the week – How to manage power and control cables reliably on automatic stacking cranes

Container handling is a vital element in global logistics, from European ports along the North Sea to the ports on the east coast of China. Here automatic stacking cranes work 24/7 to arrange containers in columns, side by side and stacks. They can travel distances of up to 800m and speeds of 600m/min, which can be a challenge to reliably manage power and control cables.P4 roller energy chains can safely guide power, bus, fibre optic...

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Compact RJ45 coupler
Jun03

Compact RJ45 coupler

Flexible Cat. 6A cabling with new RJ45 female/female coupler from R&M / Can be implemented universally for 10 Gigabit Ethernet and more R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is extending its range for LAN cabling with a high-performance RJ45 coupler. The RJ45 coupler Cat. 6A /s supports the fastest data...

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Quieter, stronger and faster to fill: New igus e-chain standard for small and medium sizes
May28

Quieter, stronger and faster to fill: New igus e-chain standard for small and medium sizes

The new E2.1 range has now become the igus standard for small to medium sizes. Previously only available for special applications, this energy chain offers a long service life, quiet operation and easy filling. The E2.1 is suitable for use in general engineering, woodworking and metalworking industries, and in machine tool construction. The two-piece design offers fast filling, opening from the side or top along the inner or...

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Fiber optic performance testing
May28

Fiber optic performance testing

UL performance verification services for fiber optic products Fiber optics is one of the fastest growing technologies in the wire and cable industry today. As more telecommunications and network systems make the switch to fiber, your customers demand the safest and best performing optical fiber cabling products available to do the job. UL can assess fiber optic products for performance and reliability to any UL, published industry...

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Roxtec UK provides cable sealing solution for £1.1billion Sellafield project
May22

Roxtec UK provides cable sealing solution for £1.1billion Sellafield project

Roxtec UK is supplying Sellafield – Britain’s biggest nuclear site – with specialist cable sealing solutions to support a major overhaul to infrastructure. The Manchester firm has been awarded the contract by Sellafield’s Infrastructure Strategic Alliance (ISA). The ISA is an integrated team which consists of three delivery partners; Sellafield Ltd, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Arup and is responsible for a £1.1...

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No pre-pricking necessary!
May22

No pre-pricking necessary!

Circular multi-bushing with gel technology Multi cable bushing systems are extremely convenient as they allow many cables to be inserted in a compact bushing. This saves a great deal of space, especially where installation dimensions are limited. However, when mounting cables and conductors in multiple entries a pre-pricking is usually necessary for the feed-through of cables and conductors. This means not only additional installation...

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Madem Brazil, Madem Gulf Bahrain and Euromadem Spain completes customer satisfaction survey 2018, receives high marks
May07

Madem Brazil, Madem Gulf Bahrain and Euromadem Spain completes customer satisfaction survey 2018, receives high marks

In the first quarter of 2019 Madem BRAZIL, SPAIN and BAHRAIN conducted a customer satisfaction survey with 179 cable customers in 45 countries. Madem polled the following services: claim response, quantities shipped X received, documentation, deliveries, quality inspections, performance, and packing. BAHRAIN 99% satisfaction: Madem Gulf BAHRAIN concluded the 2018 customer satisfaction survey with 38 Wire & Cable...

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TE Connectivity’s SOLARLOK 2.0 DC connectors for PV panels enable fast and reliable field installation
May17

TE Connectivity’s SOLARLOK 2.0 DC connectors for PV panels enable fast and reliable field installation

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced SOLARLOK 2.0 connectors. The new products enable photovoltaic system installers to make reliable connections more easy, quickly and cost-effectively. SOLARLOK 2.0 is a field-installable product that uses Insulation Displacement Contact (IDC) technology to create a connection between panels and cables without the need for any specialist tooling. The...

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Video of the Week – How isense CF.P adds more intelligence to the igus smart plastics portfolio
May10

Video of the Week – How isense CF.P adds more intelligence to the igus smart plastics portfolio

Tensile forces acting on the cables within an e-chain system can significantly reduce the service life. The CF.P system pick up any excess forces at the strain relief section and indicates the need for action in a timely manner.Sensor data is saved on an SD card for further analysis. However, data from these sensors becomes even more useful when linked to the icom module, a data collection module that imports the measured values of...

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Cable manufacturing software expert develops team
May03

Cable manufacturing software expert develops team

As part of the company’s continued commitment to growth, Cimteq – leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry – has appointed four new members of the team to strengthen and support its ambitious plans for the future. The new members of the team include a new Financial Director, Development Manager, Project Manager and Office Administrator. Deborah Jones has been appointed as the new...

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At Interwire 2019, LLFlex to tout service enhancements and showcase premier line  of cable tapes & wraps
Apr29

At Interwire 2019, LLFlex to tout service enhancements and showcase premier line of cable tapes & wraps

Company also sponsors opening reception as it continues to solidify industry leadership position LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, will exhibit at Interwire 2019, May 14-16 in Atlanta. At Booth #965, LLFlex will highlight its Reyshield™ line of cable tapes and wraps, comprising mono and co-ex...

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Customers of CableBuilder3D sprint to market through faster product design
Apr26

Customers of CableBuilder3D sprint to market through faster product design

The introduction of a fully integrated 3D CAD tool within Cimteq’s CableBuilder environment goes one step further in streamlining the cable design and manufacture process. Powered by Autodesk Inventor, CableBuilder3D generates 3D models at the touch of a button allowing a team beyond draftsmen to work with the images. CableBuilder3D integrates seamlessly with the CableBuilder design, quotation and manufacturing module as well as...

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LLFlex offers Reyshield line of cable tapes and wraps
Apr22

LLFlex offers Reyshield line of cable tapes and wraps

Line of Products Offer Armoring and Shielding Solutions for the Wire and Cable Industry LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, has manufactured a complete line of cable wrap tapes to address a number of industry needs.  The Reyshield™ products are comprised of mono and co-ex layered film...

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Cimteq to host its first webinar on Industry 4.0/Smart Factory
Mar21

Cimteq to host its first webinar on Industry 4.0/Smart Factory

Cimteq, leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its first webinar on Industry 4.0/Smart Factory on Wednesday 8 May. The webinar will be personally hosted by Ali Shehab, Cimteq CEO, and will explore how to best implement the use of smart assets in a factory – not only by adapting working practices but also adapting mindsets in...

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Manufacturer Roxtec UK doubles European rail sector sales to £750,000
Apr10

Manufacturer Roxtec UK doubles European rail sector sales to £750,000

Greater Manchester based cable and pipe seal manufacturer Roxtec UK is reporting rapid growth across the European rail sector after doubling sales to more than £750,000 in the last 12 months. Roxtec Divisional Manager for Infrastructure & Industry, David Chalmers, said UK sales grew substantially by 120pc, following a series of high-profile project wins in the rail sector. The deals have contributed to sustained growth over a...

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SOURIAU hermetic connectors align expertise with an extensive product range
Apr08

SOURIAU hermetic connectors align expertise with an extensive product range

In the category of hermetic connectors destined for use in harsh environments and especially in civil and military aeronautics applications, SOURIAU offers a very wide range of products compliant with numerous standards such as EN3646, EN2997 and MIL-DTL-38999. The hermetic connectors benefit from the advantages of their specific technology, manufacturing process and quality control. The SOURIAU spirit: first-class customer service,...

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