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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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...

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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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A Smarter MES? How CableMES is having a positive impact on bottom line
Apr01

A Smarter MES? How CableMES is having a positive impact on bottom line

CableMES is an innovative custom-built manufacturing execution system (MES) which leverages the global scaleability of the Wonderware platform together with Cimteq’s extensive advanced manufacturing knowledge. The result? An MES designed specifically to meet the needs of the cable manufacturing industry – and with an immediate impact on bottom line. A bold claim perhaps that investing in CableMES secures such a quick return on...

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Continued growth with motion plastics: igus increases sales by 8.5 percent
Apr03

Continued growth with motion plastics: igus increases sales by 8.5 percent

Configurable online, on the go and on a tablet, as a durable special part, 3D printed or equipped with smart intelligence – motion plastics are increasingly becoming high-tech components. At this year’s Hannover Fair, igus will demonstrate this development with 120 new products – from the intelligent plain bearing to the world’s first online platform that brings suppliers and users of cost-effective robotics together.With...

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Leoni and relayr enter strategic partnership to raise the automotive industry’s production efficiency
Apr05

Leoni and relayr enter strategic partnership to raise the automotive industry’s production efficiency

Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, and relayr, specialist in industrial solutions involving the Internet of Things (IoT), are entering a strategic partnership. At Hannover Messe (the Hanover Trade Fair), the companies announced joint development work on linking intelligent cable and automation systems with innovative IoT technologies. The upcoming solutions...

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For life after the chancellor’s office: service robot helps in the kitchen
Apr02

For life after the chancellor’s office: service robot helps in the kitchen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel sees the future of automation at igus at the Hanover FairProminent visit to the igus booth: German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visited the booth of the motion plastics specialist igus on the first day of the Hanover Trade Fair. The focus of interest: cost-effective robotics made in Germany.At the Hanover Fair, the world’s largest industrial show for...

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igus E2 energy chain increases the service life and reduces maintenance intervals for hydraulic hoses on construction machinery
Apr02

igus E2 energy chain increases the service life and reduces maintenance intervals for hydraulic hoses on construction machinery

Special challenges require innovative solutions. This applies to the extendable support legs on many construction vehicles, such as concrete pump trucks or mobile cranes. Here, the safe guidance of hydraulic hoses and cables is critical as they supply the continuous power to the equipment, even under high mechanical stress and tough environmental conditions. Efficient protection is provided by the E2 U-type energy chain from igus. It...

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Leoni to feature interactive vision-guided assembly system and latest solutions for factory automation at the Automate Show
Apr02

Leoni to feature interactive vision-guided assembly system and latest solutions for factory automation at the Automate Show

Leoni Engineering Products & Services, Inc. (Leoni EPS), North America’s leading automation solution provider in machine vision systems, robotic cable management, and automation training to showcase the latest interactive vision-guided assembly demonstration and latest solutions for factory automation at the Automate Show in Chicago, IL from April 8-11 at Booth 7507. As a leading AIA Certified Systems Integrator (CSI),...

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Smart Factory, Smart Mindsets at Interwire 2019
Mar14

Smart Factory, Smart Mindsets at Interwire 2019

Cimteq is proud to once again support the Interwire exhibition which takes place this year 14 – 16 May at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta.  The event is hosted by the Wire Association International (WAI), a society founded almost a century ago to bring together wire and cable industry professionals across the globe. The theme of the Interwire 2019 conference is ‘Next Generation’. For Cimteq, the future is already here...

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Nexans simplifies data centre network monitoring and scale-up with launch of LANsense AIM and new high-density copper & fibre solutions
Mar12

Nexans simplifies data centre network monitoring and scale-up with launch of LANsense AIM and new high-density copper & fibre solutions

As new trends such as 5G and edge computing put more strain on data centres, the race for efficiency, reliability and scalability continues. To help data centres effectively address their physical layer-relatedchallenges, Nexans launches new cutting-edge solutions at the 11th edition of Data Centre World 2019, UK’s largest gathering of data centre expertise. The new solutions presented by the Group include LANsense AIM software...

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Cable manufacturing software expert appoints new Development Manager
Mar07

Cable manufacturing software expert appoints new Development Manager

Cimteq, leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry, has appointed a new Development Manager to drive improved product quality through the introduction of Agile working processes into the business. Rob Cox joins Cimteq with over 20 years’ practical experience working in the software industry.  He brings with him a wealth of IT and software development knowledge, which he has...

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HUBER+SUHNER to showcase latest optical connectivity solutions for 5G at OFC 2019
Mar04

HUBER+SUHNER to showcase latest optical connectivity solutions for 5G at OFC 2019

Future-proof technology that can enhance the capacity, density and performance of optical networks as the industry moves towards 5G will be showcased by HUBER+SUHNER at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2019. The largest conference and exhibition for optical communications – taking place March 5-7 in San Diego – OFC will highlight how the latest challenges being brought by network densification can be met by...

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igus pops in so you don’t need to leave the office
Mar05

igus pops in so you don’t need to leave the office

Knowing that time strapped design and engineering teams rarely have the chance to venture out to shows and exhibitions, igus now pops in with products, samples, brochure and catalogues. With its mobile display, igus offers the opportunity for engineers to get to know the products that are interesting for them, at their own premises. “Each mobile display is tailored to the specific requirements of the engineering team,” explains Chris...

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Fluke Networks new MPO Inspection Camera offers fastest view from complete endface to individual fiber
Mar05

Fluke Networks new MPO Inspection Camera offers fastest view from complete endface to individual fiber

Breakthroughs in efficiency and usability include multiple camera design, gesture-based UI and rugged ergonomics. Fluke Networks has unveiled the FI-3000 FiberInspector™ Pro, the industry’s most efficient Multi-Fiber Push On (MPO) endface inspection camera. MPO technology allow simultaneous connection of up to 32 fibers transmitting hundreds of gigabits of information but are susceptible to the number one cause of fiber...

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Sparrows Group provides cable handling solutions for world’s largest offshore wind farm
Mar04

Sparrows Group provides cable handling solutions for world’s largest offshore wind farm

Sparrows Group Cable and Pipe Lay Solutions (CPLS) division more than doubled its business during 2018 thanks to an upsurge in activity in the renewables market. This included the successful delivery of its largest renewables project to date as part of three contracts awarded through VBMS; DEME Offshore, formerly known as Tideway; and DeepOcean. The work scope saw Sparrows provide equipment and personnel to handle the nearshore,...

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InnoVites at Cable & Wire Expo, Hyderabad, India 2019
Mar04

InnoVites at Cable & Wire Expo, Hyderabad, India 2019

India is an important market for InnoVites. The cable industry in India is thriving, and we look forward to meeting many of our customers at a new industry fair, the Cable & Wire Expo. Visit our booth at the Expo, April 3-5, in our home town: Hyderabad, Telangana, India. InnoVites delivers industry software for wire and cable manufacturers. The InnoVites CableSuite is the industry-specific IT platform that turns wire and cable...

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NDC releases new TempTrac Pro for BETA LaserMike in-process wire preheating systems
Mar04

NDC releases new TempTrac Pro for BETA LaserMike in-process wire preheating systems

BETA LaserMike Preheaters from NDC Technologies provide uniform, in-process wire heating to eliminate insulation voids in primary cables. When a wire is preheated for only fractions of a second by a low frequency (50/60 Hz) heat cycle, the heat is unevenly applied to the wire, resulting in hot and cold spots. BETA LaserMike Preheaters solve this problem by using high-frequency preheating that applies the optimum heat cycles to the...

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Rotating Label for faster cable troubleshooting
Feb21

Rotating Label for faster cable troubleshooting

Faster troubleshootingBrady’s new B-427 self-laminating Rotating Label version can increase the speed of cable identification because its print can be read from any angle. The label can be rotated around a cable thanks to a non-adhesive printable zone and a translucent, self-adhesive laminate that is wrapped around a cable. Increasing the speed of cable identification can be of major importance for troubleshooting and helps to...

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HUBER+SUHNER to present intelligent connectivity solutions to master 5G challenges at Mobile World Congress 2019
Feb21

HUBER+SUHNER to present intelligent connectivity solutions to master 5G challenges at Mobile World Congress 2019

Solutions on display underline the company’s expertise in lean and efficient solutions for 5G network densification HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, will unveil its solutions for mobile network densification at booth #6G20 at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company’s presence at the show will focus on the forthcoming topology changes necessary to...

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World’s longest igus e-chain application still running trouble-free 10 years on
Feb19

World’s longest igus e-chain application still running trouble-free 10 years on

Running continuously for 24/7 or standing idle for months on end – these are the two extreme conditions with which the world’s longest plastic energy chain. At the lignite-fired power station in Tušimice, Czech Republic, the roller energy chain system with a travel length of 615 metres has been achieving this for ten years now without missing a beat. In normal operation, lignite (brown coal) is extracted from the opencast...

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