3D development places CableBuilder customers firmly ahead of the curve
Jul18

3D development places CableBuilder customers firmly ahead of the curve

Cimteq is pleased to announce the latest upgrade to its cable and design software CableBuilder 3D. Cimteq’s CableBuilder software manages the complete cycle of cable design and manufacture through typical workflow milestones of Design, Customer Quotation, Ordering, Production, Quality Assurance and ERP. By freeing up engineer time to work on more innovative activities, CableBuilder customers are able to shorten the time to new product...

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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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What place for cable in a wireless world?
Jul10

What place for cable in a wireless world?

Wireless is becoming increasingly prominent in industries from energy to consumer goods and food processing. Indeed, it also has a place in Cimteq’s own technology – CableMES’ remote sensors that monitor machinery performance and reduce maintenance costs as a result being one such example.  The benefits of wireless are numerous. As there is no mechanical wear and tear, downtime is reduced. It can also access new environments...

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Wire & Cable Verona Italia 2019 technical conference program set to include 22 presentations, two plant tours, tabletop exhibits, and gala receptions
Jul15

Wire & Cable Verona Italia 2019 technical conference program set to include 22 presentations, two plant tours, tabletop exhibits, and gala receptions

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces its participation as one of two organizers and several supporters of Wire & Cable Verona Italia, slated for October 21-22, 2019, at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy. This technical conference features 22 presentations, dedicated to both ferrous and nonferrous topics, which will address the most critical issues in global wire and cable manufacturing. Attendees...

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Cimteq Academy opens to learning
Jul03

Cimteq Academy opens to learning

With its 20-year pedigree, the team at Cimteq presents a wealth of knowledge on all things cable and wire manufacture.  This expert knowledge and insight now has a new virtual home. The Cimteq Academy launches today with the aim of supporting skills growth in digital transformation across the cable and wire industry – not only to improve today’s factory environment but to build resilience in the factory of tomorrow. The Academy...

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Tape folding tools for smooth operation
Jul03

Tape folding tools for smooth operation

Maillefer has added a Longitudinal Tape Applicator unit into its product portfolio recently. With this unit, customers have the means to apply a radial water blocking feature for various cable types. Water blocking barriers are usually aluminium, copper or plastic based water swellable tapes. The longitudinal tape is applied during the same process as final sheath. Smooth and even tape forming The unit supports single or dual pay-offs...

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Oceanteam Solutions extends subsea cable storage contract with one of Europe’s biggest cable manufacturers
Jul02

Oceanteam Solutions extends subsea cable storage contract with one of Europe’s biggest cable manufacturers

The 6-months extension plus two times 3 months options follows a successful two years of cable storage in Oceanteam’s 1100t carousel at its cable storage facility in Velsen, the Netherlands. This extension is part of a contract that also includes long-term storage of client’s subsea cables in Oceanteam’s 5300t carousel.In 2017, Oceanteam Solutions was awarded a contract to supply its client with port facilities, loadouts and storage...

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Book at Bedtime charity secures support from Cimteq
Jul05

Book at Bedtime charity secures support from Cimteq

Leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry, Cimteq is working with other businesses across its local region to support Book at Bedtime. The company is holding an auction of laptops and other high-tech equipment at its head office in Wrexham to raise funds for the North Wales-based charity. Book at Bedtime aims to provide as many bookcases and books as possible to women’s refuges...

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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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Bridging the cable industry’s skills gap
Jun17

Bridging the cable industry’s skills gap

In 1982, the total number of jobs in UK manufacturing was nearly a quarter of the working population. Fast forward to 2002 and this figure dropped to 12%. Recent statistics show that this figure has now dropped to 8%. This is not unique to the UK – in fact, all industrialised countries, with the exception of Brazil, have seen manufacturing jobs decline since the 1990s. Over the last 20 years in particular, factories...

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Where the Smart Factory meets the Smart Workforce
Jun12

Where the Smart Factory meets the Smart Workforce

The biggest change to the manufacturing industry since The Industrial Revolution? That’s how the collection of improvement technologies commonly known as Industry 4.0 is often described. Whilst a huge advocate of Industry 4.0, Cimteq’s CEO Ali Shehab knows that investing in this area needs to extend beyond the purchase of the technology alone. Unless implemented in an intelligent way the concept of The Smart Factory can never...

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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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Wire Russia calling
Jun05

Wire Russia calling

At Wire Russia 2019, Maillefer takes the next step in the digitalization of manufacturing and introduces the Smart Factory. With the Virtual Reality application, a visitor can simulate different production parameters and set-ups applicable in Maillefer factories. You will also experience demos of the Quick Conductor Splicing technology, which will provide you with faster and more reliable conductor splicing...

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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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The power to be green
May27

The power to be green

Cable and wire manufacturers face a perennial issue – how can they honour their green commitment to reduce energy use whilst increasing productivity? Companies that have invested in Cimteq’s CableBuilder and CableMES software have discovered that reducing greenhouse gas emissions and growing productivity need not be mutually exclusive. So how exactly is Cimteq helping these forward-thinking companies? Put simply Cimteq’s bespoke...

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Mission accomplished at Interwire 2019
May27

Mission accomplished at Interwire 2019

May’s Interwire exhibition in Atlanta may have drawn to a close but the conversation on innovative cable and wire manufacture has only amplified for key sponsor Cimteq. There were a number of objectives for Cimteq’s support of this event: Sponsorship of the Georgia Tech visit: 40 lucky delegates were invited to join Cimteq to view the new Georgia Institute of Technology Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AMPF). This new joint...

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WAI’s Interwire 2019 “Next Gen” inspires visitors with new program content,  allied focused events, strong industry support
May24

WAI’s Interwire 2019 “Next Gen” inspires visitors with new program content, allied focused events, strong industry support

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports that its Interwire 2019 engaged 3,514 wire and cable industry professionals representing 39 states and 47 countries. The biennial event included WAI’s 89th Annual Convention, the Interwire Exhibition and new Interwire Conference, the concurrent Global Continuous Casting Forum, the Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing course, and the co-located International Fastener Manufacturing...

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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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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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Maillefer together with Davis-Standard at Booth 823 at Interwire 2019
May07

Maillefer together with Davis-Standard at Booth 823 at Interwire 2019

The Maillefer House of Experts showcases the latest innovations and know-how in wire and cable production technology, piloting and optimization in one booth. The unique virtual reality application connects the digital and physical production worlds and invites you to join! The House of Experts showcases the latest innovations and know-how in wire and cable production technology, piloting and optimization in one booth....

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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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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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CRU brings industry leaders to Brussels for the annual Wire & Cable Conference
Apr17

CRU brings industry leaders to Brussels for the annual Wire & Cable Conference

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 13th Wire & Cable Conference in Brussels on 11-12 June 2019. The conference is well established as the premier meeting for leaders in the wire and cable industry, offering valuable peer-to-peer networking and presentations from international wire and cable manufacturers, distributors and other industry thought-leaders. The two-day conference will provide...

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Looking to simplify the complex management of your cable design and manufacture?
Apr12

Looking to simplify the complex management of your cable design and manufacture?

A staggering 80% of cable costs can be attributed to raw material alone. Cimteq arrives at this estimate with some 20 years’ extensive knowledge of cable design and software manufacturing. Reducing the cost of cable production is therefore key in maintaining profitability. And the starting point is cable design. Cimteq’s CableBuilder software manages the complete cycle of cable design and manufacture through typical workflow...

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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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Cloud-based cooling
Apr09

Cloud-based cooling

By Karl Lycett, Rittal’s Product Manager for Climate Control Cooling units are playing an increasingly important role in Industry 4.0. Seamless communication between cooling units and associated cloud-based systems is opening up opportunities for new applications.  Essential to these applications are IoT-capable devices such as the cooling units and chillers in the Rittal Blue e+ range. During the lifetime of an enclosure...

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The enclosure testers
Apr08

The enclosure testers

Rittal’s innovative VX25 enclosure was recently put through its paces by technicians from the Schaper Group.  Their observations on the new enclosure are notably around improved operational efficiencies and increased productivity. These offer interesting insights for other operators, and indeed anyone who has the final say on enclosure technology. Sometimes, it’s the smallest things that make all the difference. ...

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Extremely mobile – with loads up to 500 tons – igus energy chains in an ‘XXL’ size process crane
Apr09

Extremely mobile – with loads up to 500 tons – igus energy chains in an ‘XXL’ size process crane

Kranbau Köthen GmbH has built a crane with a lifting capacity of 500 tons and a special design whereby the weight distribution in two axes can be finely balanced using a special shaft end support. Here, signal and energy transmission take place via energy chains and cables from igus.‘Anything but standard’: this describes the development and production programme of Kranbau Köthen in a nutshell. The company has been manufacturing...

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Cimteq at CabWire 2019
Apr05

Cimteq at CabWire 2019

The team at Cimteq, leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry, has just returned from a successful two days at one of the cable industry’s premier events – CabWire 2019, held at Southampton University, 2nd – 3rd April 2019. Hosted by the International Wire and Machinery Association (IWMA), the conference was opened by Amanda Shehab, Director of Cimteq and IWMA Technical...

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