Introducing myUL – A new, full-service client portal
Apr17

Introducing myUL – A new, full-service client portal

As part of UL’s continued effort to better serve our clients, we recognized the need to migrate to a more robust platform that allows a deeper collaboration between UL and our clients. The result is myUL: a secure source for the UL product files, product information and services needed to drive your company’s strategic and financial goals. This enhanced level of access to UL empowers you to make more informed, data driven decisions....

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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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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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H2 Cable and SubCom announce signing of H2 submarine cable contract at SubOptic 2019
Apr15

H2 Cable and SubCom announce signing of H2 submarine cable contract at SubOptic 2019

First direct connection between Australia and Hong Kong to meet growing traffic streams and second branch between Sydney and Los Angeles to provide best diversity and latency H2 Cable and SubCom today announced that they signed the contract for the supply and installation of the H2 submarine cable system. The cable will be the first to connect Australia and Hong Kong with direct access to China. The cable design also...

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AEI Cables offers new distribution service
Apr05

AEI Cables offers new distribution service

Leading supplier AEI Cables has moved to new UK headquarters to further add to its specialist services for the fire performance market. The move to the new site in Washington, Tyne and Wear, means the company can offer speed of ordering and distribution from new warehouse facilities supported by technical advice. This follows the announcement that AEI Cables has been chosen as one of three companies to supply cables for three of...

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Times change, trust remains™
Apr11

Times change, trust remains™

What began primarily as an electrical and fire safety testing, inspection and certification company soon branched out into a variety of services — from testing chemical hazards to burglary-resistive products and more — making UL what it is today. For 125 years, UL has dedicated itself to fostering safe living and working conditions for...

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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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SubCom continues quality manufacturing and installation of next generation SDM high fiber count undersea systems
Apr10

SubCom continues quality manufacturing and installation of next generation SDM high fiber count undersea systems

SubCom is stronger than ever, enabling the best system lifetime value in undersea cable infrastructure SubCom, the leading global partner for today’s undersea infrastructure, continues to deliver state-of-the-art, best value systems to customers, providing industry leading products and marine installation as well as post-installation operations support services. Next Generation Technology On April 5th, Google announced the...

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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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Ducab revenues rise in 2018  with strong performance in UAE and abroad
Mar31

Ducab revenues rise in 2018 with strong performance in UAE and abroad

As the company commemorates four decades as a leader in the UAE’s manufacturing sector, Ducab has announced that its 2018 consolidated group sales rose to AED 4.8 billion, an increase of approximately 7% year on year.  Ducab now operates six manufacturing facilities across four sites in the UAE, employing a workforce of over 1,600. Ducab Group now comprises four business units: Ducab Wires and Cables; Ducab High Voltage (HV);...

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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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BASEC launches new series of Cable Quality breakfast seminars
Mar22

BASEC launches new series of Cable Quality breakfast seminars

What’s the value of quality to you? This year, BASEC has launched a series of Cable Quality breakfast seminars designed for those who are involved in projects where cable installations are key to the successful operation of their facilities. Often the requirements of cable are overlooked or left until last, as typically electrical wiring is the last installation on a construction site. The sessions will focus on understanding the...

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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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Single Pair Ethernet becomes C-track compatible
Apr03

Single Pair Ethernet becomes C-track compatible

Automation specialist LÜTZE, Weinstadt (Germany), is attending the Hannover Messe 2019 to showcase the first C-track-capable cables under the Single Pair Ethernet standard.   Industrie 4.0. means handling the ever growing data volumes in production through networking and digitalization. With its LÜTZE SUPERFLEX® SINGLE PAIR ETHERNET (C) PUR cable (SPE), LÜTZE services the demand from industrial users for standardized and...

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Ducab appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Apr02

Ducab appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has appointed Mr. Meshal Al-Naqbi to the position of Chief Financial Officer, taking responsibility for the management of the company’s global finance operations. Al-Naqbi has been serving as the Deputy CFO at Ducab since 2016. Dr. Ahmad Bin Hassan Al Shaikh, Ducab Chairman, applauded the appointment: “Ducab are committed to continuous career development for all employees and...

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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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For maximum fire safety: Cca and B2ca fibre optic cables from Draka
Apr01

For maximum fire safety: Cca and B2ca fibre optic cables from Draka

Cable specialist Draka, part of Prysmian Group, offers a complete range of high fire safety Cca and B2ca fibre optic cables, with up to 144 fibres, that are fully compliant with EU Standard 50575 of the Construction Products Regulations (CPR). The portfolio includes the non-metallic, gel-filled central loose tube cables E22 (Cca) and E25 (B2ca) and the non-metallic stranded gel-filled loose tube cables N10/N14...

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Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom announce completion of DARE1 marine survey and addition of Bosaso landing station
Mar28

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom announce completion of DARE1 marine survey and addition of Bosaso landing station

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel and SubCom today announced that the marine survey for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has been completed and the cable route finalized. The companies also announced the addition of a landing station in Bosaso, Somalia. The DARE1 cable system is the first step in a planned expansion into eastern Africa, which will connect Djibouti (Djibouti), Bosaso...

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Prysmian to develop turn-key export & inter-array cable connections for first 66 kV offshore floating wind farm
Mar27

Prysmian to develop turn-key export & inter-array cable connections for first 66 kV offshore floating wind farm

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately €30 million by PGL (Provence Grand Large), a floating offshore wind farm project located in South France, which is part of EDF Renewables, for the development of a turn-key submarine cable system. The system to be supplied includes 3 km of submarine dynamic inter-array cables and 19 km of export...

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Nexans to supply turbine cables & accessories for world’s first floating offshore wind farm operating at 66 kV
Mar26

Nexans to supply turbine cables & accessories for world’s first floating offshore wind farm operating at 66 kV

WindFloat Atlantic, a 25 megawatt (MW) floating wind farm to be installed off the coast of Portugal, is expected to demonstrate the viability of Floating Offshore Wind (FOW) technology that holds the key to an inexhaustible resource potential in Europe. It will be the world’s first large-scale commercial FOW project operating at 66 kilovolt (kV) for which Nexans will supply pre-terminated and factory-tested turbine cables as well as...

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DNV GL certified igus chainflex cables for e-chains
Mar26

DNV GL certified igus chainflex cables for e-chains

Oil rigs, gas production facilities, wind farms, port facilities or ship cranes: these applications have very special requirements for safe energy and data transmission. igus offers more than 370 DNV GL certified cables for use in maritime e-chains. Together with the DNV GL, igus has developed completely new test methods and standards for dynamic cables in e-chains. In addition to the extensive testing procedures in accordance with...

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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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Ethernet hybrid cables for new SIEMENS® and BOSCH REXROTH® servomotor systems
Mar18

Ethernet hybrid cables for new SIEMENS® and BOSCH REXROTH® servomotor systems

The automation specialist LÜTZE, based in Weinstadt, Germany expands its LÜTZE SUPERFLEX® cable family to include one cable solutions in compliance with the new SIEMENS® and INDRAMAT® standards for the exacting requirements of industrial environments.  The new LÜTZE SUPERFLEX® one cable solutions with an integrated Ethernet element, are suitable for power supply, data transfer and controlling brakes in servo...

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The global solar energy market, rapid growth, and  significant opportunity for cable manufacturers
Mar14

The global solar energy market, rapid growth, and significant opportunity for cable manufacturers

The global market for photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems is growing rapidly and, as all solar projects require extensive levels of cabling, represents a considerable opportunity for cable manufacturers. However, to successfully exploit this continuing development, it’s important to understand where growth is focused, why it is focused in these areas, as well as the challenges – both environmental and legislative – that it creates....

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Fire alarm installers welcome Total Fire Solutions
Mar13

Fire alarm installers welcome Total Fire Solutions

Installers of fire alarms for new complex modern buildings have welcomed the quality of products in the Total Fire Solutions range for the built environment from AEI Cables. Using the very latest in technology and science, the Firetec Total Fire Solutions range offers enhanced fire performance cabling, accessories and technical support from one source. The new generation AEI Cables’ fire performance cabling ensures critical...

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NKT finalizes project with world’s longest HVAC submarine cable
Mar20

NKT finalizes project with world’s longest HVAC submarine cable

NKT has handed over the 163 km long high-voltage cable system powering the Norwegian oil and gas field Martin Linge from the shore. The cable solution is the world’s longest submarine HVAC cable installed and will help save 200,000 tonnes CO2 annually. NKT has successfully completed the project of the power from shore cable system for the Martin Linge oil and gas field in Norway for the end client Equinor. The cable system solution...

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L-com launches new line of rugged Category 7 cables
Mar20

L-com launches new line of rugged Category 7 cables

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand, and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has unveiled a new line of Category 7 cables that are ideal for 10GBASE-T, Cat7 to Cat6a, factory automation, outdoor industrial Ethernet and machine vision applications. L-com’s new Category 7 cables are constructed with an overall braid shield around individually shielded twisted pairs (S/FTP) and feature a...

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Nexans cable systems to play critical role for Amprion in partial undergrounding of the German transmission network
Mar19

Nexans cable systems to play critical role for Amprion in partial undergrounding of the German transmission network

The German energy transition plan, known as “Energiewende”, has set a target for 80 percent of the country’s annual electricity needs to be met by renewable energy by 2050. This requires Germany’s transmission service operators (TSOs), such as Amprion, to upgrade their high voltage (HV) power transmission networks to transport electricity generated by wind farms in the north over long distances to the main areas of consumption in the...

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