igus ice-chain keeps equipment moving in freezing temperatures
Jan15

igus ice-chain keeps equipment moving in freezing temperatures

In order to prevent cable management systems seizing up during wintery conditions, igus has developed a new energy chain, called ice-chain. With injection-moulded raised contact points, the chance of freezing to the running surface is significantly reduced along with theassociated cost of downtime and maintenance. Inclined lifts are used in a variety of places to carry people or goods over mountainous terrains. Regardless of use,...

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TE Connectivity introduces SOLARLOK PV Edge junction box to improve installation and efficiency of glass-to-glass photovoltaic panels
Jan09

TE Connectivity introduces SOLARLOK PV Edge junction box to improve installation and efficiency of glass-to-glass photovoltaic panels

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, announces the new SOLARLOK PV Edge decentralized junction box that can be attached to glass-to-glass photovoltaic panels without drilling holes. The new junction box aims to reduce installation costs, raise energy outputs from the panels and improve reliability. Glass-to-glass photovoltaic cells continue to increase in efficiency, fall in price, and grow in popularity....

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Smart Buffering – Remarkable Material Savings
Jan08

Smart Buffering – Remarkable Material Savings

The productivity of an optical cable manufacturing line can be improved significantly by increasing line speed. Our buffering process has set totally new limits for the line speeds. When traditional manufacturing speeds have been increased by 300%, obvious process items must be redefined.  The manufacturing process itself must be quite robust. Otherwise there are too many parameters which the line operator must control during...

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Rittal’s Ri4Power Modular Busbar System Ideally Suited to Industrial Switchgear Application
Jan08

Rittal’s Ri4Power Modular Busbar System Ideally Suited to Industrial Switchgear Application

Rittal was approached to provide power distribution and motor control centre system for a replacement drives panel at a steel mill based in the North of England. The heavy-duty industrial switchgear system that drove the mill was no longer operationally effective.  Its drives and controls were out of date, some of the drives were no longer working, and there had been a series of equipment failures over the years.  The panel itself was...

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Rittal’s New Laser Machining Centre to Revolutionise Control Panel Production at Engineering Firm
Jan02

Rittal’s New Laser Machining Centre to Revolutionise Control Panel Production at Engineering Firm

In a “UK first”, Hawarden-based electrical engineering firm, LCA Group, has switched its control panel operations from manual production to end-to-end automation, including laser-machining (www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d27sUtLL0U).  The move is expected to transform its productivity and efficiency. LCA Group, which recently came under new ownership, has invested in: a Rittal Automation Systems 3D laser machining centre to revolutionise...

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NKT releases digital cable drum tracking solution
Dec17

NKT releases digital cable drum tracking solution

With a new IoT-based platform NKT is now ready to meet customer demands for smart tracking of cable drums and improved project management processes. This will annually save utilities, energy providers and installations companies thousands of Euros, improve the utilization of cable drums and minimize the risk of cable theft. NKT is ready to revolutionize asset- and project management in the power cable industry with the digital...

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Irish Sea Contractors launches in-situ subsea cable repair solution
Oct23

Irish Sea Contractors launches in-situ subsea cable repair solution

Innovative, patented in-situ subsea cable repair habitat launched by Irish firm to reduce cable repair costs by up to 50% in 0 – 200m water on up to 220kV power cables. Irish Sea Contractors, a leading provider of subsea engineering services from Co. Wexford, Ireland has today announced the launch of a new, patented, in-house developed subsea power cable repair solution and in-house subsea jointer training programme. This innovative...

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New pluggable terminal blocks from TE Connectivity offer greater flexibility and installation efficiency
Dec10

New pluggable terminal blocks from TE Connectivity offer greater flexibility and installation efficiency

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has launched the new SNK pluggable terminal blocks series, which helps industrial equipment manufacturers reduce installation efforts and optimize inventory levels. Mounting and testing time is reduced by connecting subassemblies with pluggable terminal blocks and harnesses. The pluggable terminal blocks enable customized on-site configuration and eliminate the need to...

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Prysmian signs technical cooperation agreement for grid monitoring services
Dec03

Prysmian signs technical cooperation agreement for grid monitoring services

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GCC Electrical Equipment Testing Laboratory (GCC Lab) – a testing facility for power transmission and distribution cables and accessories located in Dammam (Saudi Arabia) –  for a joint technical cooperation aimed at developing services associated to testing, inspection and...

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Cimteq wins Customer Excellence Award
Nov29

Cimteq wins Customer Excellence Award

Cimteq Ltd, a leading software provider for the design and manufacturing of cables, has won the award for the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber Customer Excellence Award. Ali Shehab, CEO, Cimteq says “We are delighted to win the Customer Excellence Award. To be shortlisted for this award is an honour, to win is a perfect finish to a fantastic year for Cimteq. It is testament to the hard work and ingenuity from the team at Cimteq...

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Leoni makes savings in production possible for first time thanks to intelligent cables for robots and drag chains
Nov26

Leoni makes savings in production possible for first time thanks to intelligent cables for robots and drag chains

Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, will present intelligent solutions for robot dresspacks and drag chains for the first time at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair from 27 to 29 November in Hall 2, Booth 230. They make it possible to avoid unplanned plant downtime and thereby to reduce maintenance costs, thus making the production more efficient. Dresspack systems...

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Ready-to-connect readychain from igus reduces assembly times of machining centres
Nov21

Ready-to-connect readychain from igus reduces assembly times of machining centres

Taiwanese tool manufacturer Hartford uses fully-assembled energy chain systems from igus in its robotic machining centres. This cuts out many process steps for the manufacturer, reducing assembly time from several weeks to just half a day. Another benefit for Hartford is that when it orders readychain from igus, it is from a single source and delivered onsite fully tested. In hardly any other industry are throughput times as important...

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igus e-spool guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture
Nov16

igus e-spool guides cables effortlessly in complex kinetic sculpture

A highly complex control, audio and power cable management system, at a height of four metres – these were the challenges for a new work of art. The solution: e-spool from igus ensures reliable cable feed in a confined space even under the toughest of time pressures. It was quick to install, and easy to maintain and operate. A kinetic sculpture consisting of 168 metal spheres, each of which can be positioned individually, hangs...

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Cimteq receives £2.5m Investment to Support Significant Growth Plan
Oct30

Cimteq receives £2.5m Investment to Support Significant Growth Plan

Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”) has invested £2.5 million into Cimteq Limited (“Cimteq”). This investment will enable the company to take the next step in its development and expansion over the next few years. Foresight is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager which has been investing in technology companies for over 30 years. Ali Shehab established Cimteq in 1998 to provide business software...

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HUBER+SUHNER remains on strong growth path after three quarters
Oct25

HUBER+SUHNER remains on strong growth path after three quarters

Third quarter sales also significantly up on previous year – all three technology segments with order intake and sales up after nine months – positive outlook for 2018 as a whole confirmed Order intake and net sales after nine months 2018 2017 Change in % in CHF million Order intake 722.8 623.6 16 Radio Frequency 204.0 180.3 13 Fiber Optics 281.3 263.7 7 Low Frequency 237.4 179.6 32 Net sales 685.4 588.3 17 Radio Frequency 193.0 173.1...

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iNOEX LLC appoints Adam M. Grier President of North America
Sep14

iNOEX LLC appoints Adam M. Grier President of North America

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Adam M. Grier has been appointed President of iNOEX LLC. Mr. Grier will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and future growth of the company in the North American market. He will work closely with the management of iNOEX GmbH, Melle, Germany, and together with the Chairman of the Board, Rainer Kottmeier, he will set the course for the realization of far‐reaching targets...

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igus innovations take centre stage at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show
Oct05

igus innovations take centre stage at this year’s Advanced Engineering Show

At the 10th Anniversary of the Advanced Engineering show, 31st October to 1st November, igus will present its latest innovations developed through pre-tested products designed specially to fulfil the needs of engineers. The products showcased on the stand, D32, have been through rigorous testing at its 2,750m² test facility. This was the case when teams from igus developed a honeycomb structure to provide unique strain relief...

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Madem Gulf Industries Bahrain to introduce wooden Pellets to their product line
Oct03

Madem Gulf Industries Bahrain to introduce wooden Pellets to their product line

Madem Gulf Industries located in the Kingdom of Bahrain, announces the introduction of wooden pellets to their product line along with a 4.000 m2 (43.000sf) expansion of the current factory. This overall investment of USD 2 million is already under progress and activities is expected to commence by beginning of 2019. This initiative will further add to the green concept of Madem Group (ISO 14.000 and green certification www.PEFC.org)...

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Cimteq demonstrates its capabilities at Wire China 2018
Oct02

Cimteq demonstrates its capabilities at Wire China 2018

Cimteq Ltd exhibited at Wire China on 26-29th September 2018 at Shanghai International New Expo Centre. Wire China is recognized as the largest trade fair for its industry in Wire Asia. The company was showcasing its flagship products CableBuilder and CableMES, a Manufacturing Execution System specifically for the wire and cable manufacturing industry. Yufei Du, Business Development Manager, APAC, and Matt Rowlands, Manufacturing...

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Safely guided in any orientation: new igus lokchain with dynamic pins
Sep26

Safely guided in any orientation: new igus lokchain with dynamic pins

igus has introduced lokchain; a new e-chain concept with dynamically locking pins and a compact guide trough for the guidance of all media types. The pins extend automatically to hold the e-chain securely in the guide trough, allowing completely new machine design concepts for vertical, hanging or circular applications. “Even long travels with a moving lower run are possible by fixing the lokchain in the upper run trough,” says Justin...

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