Wrexham Mineral Cables launches new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems at ADIPEC
Nov10

Wrexham Mineral Cables launches new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems at ADIPEC

One of the world’s leading fire survival cable manufacturers, Wrexham Mineral Cables, is showcasing its new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems for hazardous area applications, with a brand-new brochure being launched at this year’s ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, 11-14 November 2019. Its Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems are proven to safely carry a full electrical load for over 3 hours...

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AEI Cables clinches prestige Saudi Stock Exchange contract
Nov07

AEI Cables clinches prestige Saudi Stock Exchange contract

Specialists in fire performance cabling AEI Cables has been awarded a major contract to supply Mineral Insulated Cables (MIC) and accessories for the new prestigious Saudi Stock Exchange building in Riyadh. Working with its partners, the company will be supplying MIC to provide power and lighting with the highest level of fire performance for the top seven floors of the renowned Tadawul Tower building. Stuart Dover, general manager...

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icotek introduces new single cable entry plate
Oct31

icotek introduces new single cable entry plate

The KEL-SCDP is icotek’s latest cable entry plate. The cable entry plate is used to insert single cables without plugs and can be sealed at a rating up to IP65. With the KEL-SCDP-RW, icotek also provides a version for the use in the rail technology. The KEL-SCDP has a sealing range of 5 to 36 mm. The assembly and the routing of cables are kept simple. Depending on the cable / hose diameter, the sealing grooves can be easily...

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Video of the Week – What is the alternative to busbars for storage and retrieval systems?
Oct30

Video of the Week – What is the alternative to busbars for storage and retrieval systems?

The narrow, compact and fast movements found in storage and retrieval units are common usage scenarios for busbar systems. However, a big disadvantage is that they can only be used for power transmission. With the advent of smart warehousing, being without control and data signals is not an option. The micro flizz MF10 energy chain system overcomes this by guiding power, data and other media, such as fluids, simultaneously in the...

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New universal clamp for energy chains and corrugated hoses ensures increased safety and reliability for collaborative robots
Oct29

New universal clamp for energy chains and corrugated hoses ensures increased safety and reliability for collaborative robots

When humans and machines stand shoulder to shoulder on the production line, safety at work is a critical issue. To ensure cables and hoses are reliably and compactly guided on cobots, igus has developed a universal clamp. The Lean Robotics retaining fixture, which is injection moulded, is available in one universal size, making it very cost-efficient. It is easy and simple to install using a Velcro strip. A slim design with...

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LEMO opens a new facility in Netherlands to strengthen its services
Oct22

LEMO opens a new facility in Netherlands to strengthen its services

To support the unprecedented growth of its Benelux business, LEMO has invested in a new, purpose-built, hi-tech and eco-friendly facility near Amsterdam. LEMO opened its Dutch subsidiary in 2005 initially to cover the Benelux market. Meanwhile, its staff grew from 2 to over 50 people. Today, LEMO Netherlands has a cable assembly department as well and is home to the LEMO European Distribution Centre, supplying several European...

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icotek introduces IMAS-CONNECT ™
Oct11

icotek introduces IMAS-CONNECT ™

The new IMAS-CONNECT ™ adapter system by icotek is a modular designed grommet system for mounting metric connectors, keystone couplers, hose fittings, pressure compensation elements and much more. By using the modular adapter system, the cable entry becomes a hybrid system. Pre-terminated and standard cables or hoses can be routed and, with the use of the IMAS-CONNECT grommets, you can now integrate various types of...

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Ellis helps secure Bahrain’s backbone
Oct11

Ellis helps secure Bahrain’s backbone

Cable clamps designed and manufactured by Ellis in North Yorkshire have been used to secure electrical cables in Bahrain that are being laid as part of a $4billion project to enhance the middle eastern kingdom’s water and electricity networks. Aimed at enabling Bahrain to comfortably accommodate its growing population and support its economic progress, the project involves an upgrade of the main backbone transmission network...

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Quick and flexible assembly – New plug-in connector for on-site assembly of industrial-grade cables
Oct07

Quick and flexible assembly – New plug-in connector for on-site assembly of industrial-grade cables

Siemens is extending its FastConnect cabling technology offer to include a new X-coded IE FC M12 Plug Pro connector. The new plug-in connector has a robust metal housing and is suitable for use in harsh industrial environments due to its IP65/67 protection class (protection against the ingress of liquids and dust). This plug-in connector allows eight-core Ethernet cables to be quickly and easily assembled directly on site, to the...

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LEMO launches a 1000 Base T1- Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Push-Pull connector
Sep26

LEMO launches a 1000 Base T1- Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Push-Pull connector

Based on transmission standards (IEEE 802.3), single-pair Ethernet (also called SPE or 1000Base-T1) is integrated into new generations of automobiles. 1000Base-T1 is designed to operate over a single twisted-pair copper cable supporting an effective data rate of 1 Gbit/sec in each direction simultaneously. LEMO provides two types of insulators 0B.511(2 contacts) and 1B.512 (4 contacts + screen) compatible with Unshielded Twisted Pair...

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TE Connectivity introduces Wintotal v7 identification software
Sep25

TE Connectivity introduces Wintotal v7 identification software

DARMSTADT, Germany – September 25, 2019 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has updated its wintotal software, designed to simplify printing on heat-shrink sleeves, cable markers and labels. Used in conjunction with TE hardware (product, printer and ribbon), Wintotal v7 creates a high-quality identification asset that can be used in harsh environments. It replaces wintotal v6. “Wintotal v7...

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igus introduces the world’s first modular energy chain made of steel and plastic
Sep19

igus introduces the world’s first modular energy chain made of steel and plastic

igus has developed its first plastic-steel hybrid energy chain for telescopic 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 half the weight. It also provides up to 10m unsupported travel, which is 50% more than for plastic energy chains. “Previously, mobile machine builders...

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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 interconnection 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. Travelling over a distance of...

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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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