Fischer Freedom’s major extensions enable versatile innovations in connectivity
Sep10

Fischer Freedom’s major extensions enable versatile innovations in connectivity

Nine new products now add to the capability of the Fischer FreedomTM Series to serve as a technology platform in connectivity setting new standards in usability, integration capability and versatility. An innovation enabler in application design, particularly in terms of SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) requirements, cable management optimization, electronic network integration and wearable technology. The new features, new...

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igus smart plastics make maintenance intelligent
Sep05

igus smart plastics make maintenance intelligent

‘Industry 4.0’, ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Smart Factory’ – these concepts are no longer a vague promise of what is to come. Instead of planning maintenance at fixed intervals or reacting to failures or faults, continually monitoring the health of a machine enables predictive maintenance. Repair or replacement is then only carried out whenever it is actually necessary. At the same...

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Shield clamp according to PROFINET installation guidelines
Sep04

Shield clamp according to PROFINET installation guidelines

icotek introduces new shield clamp LF2Z-M | MSKL The new LF2ZM from icotek has a double strain relief and complies with the PROFINET installation guidelines. Using icotek shield clamps, the strain relief is carried out via the cable jacket and not via the sensitive and exposed shield braid. The PROFINET cable is fixed before and after the shielding to ensure protection against bending and kinking. This is especially important when the...

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e-skin soft and e-skin flat ensure particle-free cable management in compact and flat installation spaces
Sep04

e-skin soft and e-skin flat ensure particle-free cable management in compact and flat installation spaces

With the e-skin flat and the e-skin soft, igus offers two new space-saving energy chain systems for use in cleanroom applications. Developed for tight installation spaces on short, self-supporting travels, e-skin soft is made of a softer material than the standard e-skin. As the name suggests, e-skin flat is for very flat installation spaces. In noise tests, the e-skin soft had a value of 32.4 dBA and the e-skin flat 29 dBA...

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Safety seal manufacturer Roxtec appoints marine and offshore manager
Aug29

Safety seal manufacturer Roxtec appoints marine and offshore manager

Release date: August 28 2019 – Greater Manchester-based international safety seal manufacturer Roxtec has appointed a new Marine and Offshore Sales Manager. James Yates, joins Roxtec from another well-known international manufacturer and will be responsible for northern England and Wales. “It is an exciting time to work for Roxtec when momentum is building in the marine and offshore sectors,” said John Kayes – Director of Marine...

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MilesTek introduces new RoHS and REACH compliant connectors and terminators
Aug22

MilesTek introduces new RoHS and REACH compliant connectors and terminators

MilesTek, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading manufacturer and supplier of products designed to address military and avionics applications, announced today that it has released a new series of RoHS and REACH compliant twinaxial connectors and bus terminators for use in mil/aero applications. The new connectors are available with TRS, TRT and TRB style interfaces and are designed to be panel mounted. In...

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RS Components announces availability of new industrial interconnection solutions from HARTING
Aug16

RS Components announces availability of new industrial interconnection solutions from HARTING

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has extended its industrial connector portfolio with two new solutions from HARTING, one of the world’s leading providers of industrial connection technology, including the recently launched Han® 1A connector. The new Han 1A is a significantly smaller connector than the Han 3A,...

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HARTING commissions new European Distribution Centre
Aug16

HARTING commissions new European Distribution Centre

A day of celebrations marked the HARTING Technology Group’s official opening of its state-of-the-art European Distribution Centre (EDC) in Espelkamp. Up to 20,000 order items will be processed every day, with goods dispatched to customers on the day of order. Costing an estimated €45 million, the European logistics centre is the largest single investment in the 74-year history of HARTING. Around 10,000 packages can be shipped to...

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ELCON Micro wire-to-board power cable plugs and cable assemblies now available delivering up to 12.5A per pin in 3.0mm footprint
Aug09

ELCON Micro wire-to-board power cable plugs and cable assemblies now available delivering up to 12.5A per pin in 3.0mm footprint

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has launched an expanded portfolio of ELCON Micro wire-to-board products, which provides a high current up to 12.5A per pin in the common industry footprint of 3.0mm, and now includes custom cable assemblies and a cable plug solution for design flexibility. These new products complement TE’s ELCON Micro connectors, which were released last year. The 12.5A per pin...

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Hydro Group technology enables successful floating wind turbine test
Aug06

Hydro Group technology enables successful floating wind turbine test

An innovative floating wind turbine utilising Hydro Group connectivity is ready for commercial applications, following site tests which saw it generate 2.2GWh of electricity and face wave heights of up to 6.2m during the first half of 2019. The Floatgen Vestas V80 turbine, located in the SEM-REV marine renewable energy site off the coast of Le Croisic, France, uses subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group’s Hydro Renewable...

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Video of the Week – How to manage cables and hoses safely on cherry pickers
Jul26

Video of the Week – How to manage cables and hoses safely on cherry pickers

igus has developed its first plastic-steel hybrid energy chain for extending applications, such as cherry pickers, telehandlers and boom lifts. Compared to conventional steel energy chains, which are sometimes used in these applications, the new YE.42 e-chain is 50% lighter. It also provides up to 10m unsupported travel, which is 50% more than for plastic energy chains. The hybrid solution has particularly high...

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Plug and Play for optical data transmission
Jul23

Plug and Play for optical data transmission

The joining of glass fibres – the so-called splicing – requires a lot of experience and fine motor skills. And once the fibres are connected they can only be separated again by cutting. Pluggable connections are therefore better suited for the variable connection of terminal devices in industrial plants. For this purpose there are splice boxes with sockets, so-called pigtails, into which the optical fibres can be inserted...

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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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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....

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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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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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