igus showcases smart innovations at Southern Manufacturing
Dec11

igus showcases smart innovations at Southern Manufacturing

At Southern Manufacturing, which runs from 6th – 8th February at FIVE, Farnborough, igus will showcase a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of engineering applications. Developed to combine the advantages of the E2/000 and E4.1 in one product range, the E4.1L ‘lean’ features interior clip in slotted separators that provide up to an 80 percent assembly time...

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Prysmian to Acquire General Cable for $30.00 Per Share in Cash
Dec11

Prysmian to Acquire General Cable for $30.00 Per Share in Cash

Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Prysmian will acquire General Cable for $30.00 per share in cash. The transaction values General Cable at approximately $3 billion, including debt and certain other General Cable liabilities, and represents a premium of approximately 81% to the General Cable closing price of $16.55 per share on July 14,...

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SFP-DD MSA Releases Specification for High-Speed, High-Density Interface
Dec11

SFP-DD MSA Releases Specification for High-Speed, High-Density Interface

The Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (SFP-DD) Multi Source Agreement (MSA) Group recently completed the initial hardware specification and drawings for the SFP-DD pluggable interface designed to enable high-speed, high-density networking equipment.  Targeting support up to 3.5 W optical modules in an enterprise environment, the SFP-DD form factor addresses the technical challenges of achieving a double-density interface and...

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unique energy chain applications wanted – vector award goes into the sixth round
Dec03

unique energy chain applications wanted – vector award goes into the sixth round

Motion plastics specialist igus has announced a call for entries for the vector award 2018. Now in its sixth year, the biennial event recognises the innovative use of energy chain systems in numerous applications, from handling energy and data safely on the arm of an industrial robot to an outdoor camera system that films high-speed track events without interruption and vibration. The winners will be selected by an expert jury...

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Ursula Ida Lapp Receives the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Nov27

Ursula Ida Lapp Receives the Business Medal of the State of Baden-Württemberg

During a ceremony at the former royal palace in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg economic minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut awarded the state’s business medal to Ursula Ida Lapp. The medal represents a tremendous honour bestowed on an outstanding businesswoman. Among the federal state’s most prestigious honours, it is awarded only to people who have made an outstanding contribution to the economy of Baden-Württemberg....

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Robust Switches for Demanding Industrial Networks
Nov27

Robust Switches for Demanding Industrial Networks

At SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg (hall 2, stand 310), Lapp will be debuting its new line of switches for Ethernet networks under the name ETHERLINE® ACCESS. The four models will be of particular interest to demanding industrial users. One important value is the reconfiguration time, which is the period until communication is restored following an interruption. In the case of the new switches from Lapp, this period is only 20...

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Rittal’s New Laser Machining Centre to Revolutionise Control Panel Production at Engineering Firm
Nov20

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

In a “UK first”, Runcorn and Ewloe-based electrical engineering firm, LCA Controls, has switched its control panel operations from manual production to laser-machining.  The move is expected to transform its productivity and efficiency. LCA Controls, which recently came under new ownership, has invested in a Rittal Perforex LC 3015 3D laser machining centre – a system which will revolutionise construction of its stainless-steel panels...

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Modular cable feed system from igus for safe shore power supply
Nov16

Modular cable feed system from igus for safe shore power supply

In order to reduce the CO2, NOx, SOx and fine-particle emissions from the ship’s engines while docked in port, more and more energy supplies are being provided directly from the shore. To manage these cables safely, igus has developed an alternative to traditional cable feed systems, the e-chain dispenser, which has already been successfully installed near Bergen, Norway. “Depending on the type of ship, the requirements for the cable...

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HUBER+SUHNER to unveil fast and future-proofed fiber solutions at Data Centre World Paris
Nov09

HUBER+SUHNER to unveil fast and future-proofed fiber solutions at Data Centre World Paris

Leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER, will be showcasing the newest addition to its fiber management system IANOS® at Data Centre World Paris 2017, alongside its latest LISA high-speed installation fiber trays for improved accessibility. Experts will also be on hand to discuss the company’s Construction Product Regulation (CPR) portfolio at the HUBER+SUHNER...

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High-tech manufacturer igus unveils expanded workspace following business growth
Oct30

High-tech manufacturer igus unveils expanded workspace following business growth

Northampton-based high-tech manufacturing company igus today formally opens its newly-expanded premises. The engineering support facility has almost doubled in size from 672sqm to 1,000sqm with the creation of a new upper floor that will accommodate a growing sales and technical support team, while freeing up ground-floor space for the engineering team to meet demand for fully assembled products. The company, which employs 110 people,...

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Industrial switches for high-availability networks
Oct23

Industrial switches for high-availability networks

Switches serve as pilots of data traffic in Ethernet networks. At SPS IPC Drives 2017 in Nuremberg, Lapp is presenting its own models for the first time under the name ETHERLINE® ACCESS. Their performance characteristics are impressive, even to demanding users in industry. Accordingly, the critical reconfiguration time needed for communication to be re-established after an interruption is only 20 milliseconds with 250 active...

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Cimteq wins the Export and International Trade Award
Oct23

Cimteq wins the Export and International Trade Award

Cimteq Ltd, a leading software provider for the design and manufacturing of cables, is thrilled to announce that is has won the award for Export and International Trade by WCNW Chamber of Commerce. Cimteq was awarded the trophy at the WCNW Chamber Annual Ball and Awards held at Chester Racecourse, Chester on Friday 13th October 2017. The award recognizes companies that stand out from the crowd on the international stage and...

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Live demonstrations by igus at this year’s Manufacturing Management show
Oct16

Live demonstrations by igus at this year’s Manufacturing Management show

Motion plastics specialist, igus, will be displaying a variety of components and solutions for automation and robotics at the upcoming Manufacturing Management Show on stand G14, at Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Product experts will be on hand, demonstrating effective automation solutions for a vast range of applications. Additionally, attendees can observe an exciting demonstration of the robolink D system. The system is made up of...

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Fluke Networks Opens LinkWare Live™ Platform to Developers, Introduces LinkWare Live Affiliate Program
Oct16

Fluke Networks Opens LinkWare Live™ Platform to Developers, Introduces LinkWare Live Affiliate Program

Fluke Networks introduced the LinkWare Live Affiliates program, inviting companies and developers to create services and products integrated with the LinkWare Live cloud platform that will benefit and better serve contractors and cabling installers. Fluke Networks LinkWare Live is the industry leading cable certification project management platform, used by the professionals who install and maintain the infrastructure of today’s...

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HUBER+SUHNER to highlight latest developments in RF energy technology at SmarterWorld RF Energy Summit
Oct11

HUBER+SUHNER to highlight latest developments in RF energy technology at SmarterWorld RF Energy Summit

HUBER+SUHNER, leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, is set to highlight the latest developments in RF energy technology at the SmarterWorldRF Energy Summit, taking place October 17 in Erding, Germany. At the Summit, attendees will learn about the latest developments of solid state RF energy technology, which promises to change the landscape of many commercial applications...

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Siemon launches LightStack 8 ultra high-density plug and play fibre system
Oct02

Siemon launches LightStack 8 ultra high-density plug and play fibre system

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has expanded its line of LightHouse™ advanced fibre cabling solutions with LightStack® 8. This new ultra high-density plug and play system offers efficient and cost-effective support of current and future 8-fibre applications. LightStack 8 provides an easy and efficient migration path to 40 and 100 Gb/s speeds in data centre switch-to-switch backbone links to enable faster...

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Ridgway Machines Innovative New High Speed Taping Line
Sep27

Ridgway Machines Innovative New High Speed Taping Line

Ridgway Machines have manufactured a new compact high speed taping machine that can precisely apply up to two individual tapes per head onto small round or rectangle wires. The state of the art modular design also means it can be built to different specifications such as 1, 2 or 3 bay. Twin servo motor technology ensures the fast and accurate application of the applied tapes. The taping head is designed to accommodate both flat and...

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How Cimteq’s CableBuilder improves your CPR Compliance
Sep25

How Cimteq’s CableBuilder improves your CPR Compliance

On 1st July 2017, the EU Construction Products Regulation (CPR) came into force. All cables supplied to the construction industry have a mandatory requirement to apply the new extended CE marking to their products. The regulation provides a common language to assess the performance of construction products to fire. It ensures that reliable information is available to professionals, public authorities, and consumers, so they can...

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The top five Chinese producers to make a keynote address at CRU’s 3rd World Optical Fibre & Cable Conference in Wuhan
Sep20

The top five Chinese producers to make a keynote address at CRU’s 3rd World Optical Fibre & Cable Conference in Wuhan

CRU’s World Optical Fibre & Cable conference, which has experienced rapid growth since its successful launch in 2015, will be returning to the Optical Valley in Wuhan later in the year and will be hosted again by YOFC, one of the leading manufacturers in the optical communications industry. CRU is expecting over 700 attendees in November for what has now become firmly established as the world’s premier event for producers of...

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Belden Introduces New Products to Enhance Productivity at SPS/IPC/Drives 2017
Sep20

Belden Introduces New Products to Enhance Productivity at SPS/IPC/Drives 2017

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, will demonstrate at SPS/IPC/Drives 2017 in Nuremberg how the company can deliver connectivity solutions that will help to leverage the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, the Belden team will present a number of new products and technologies from its Belden, Hirschmann and Lumberg Automation product ranges designed to...

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