Meet the technical team
Aug22

Meet the technical team

BASEC invests in local and knowledgeable technical team! We took the opportunity to interview the team to learn more about their background, why they joined BASEC, and to learn about the challenges they see within the industry. Why did you join BASEC? Mark – Having worked with BASEC since 1997, I was excited about the opportunity to work for a growing brand with credibility and integrity to learn new skills and develop existing...

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NKT confirms order for the Viking Link interconnector project
Aug23

NKT confirms order for the Viking Link interconnector project

As informed in Company Announcement no. 8 of 23 July 2019, NKT had received the award by Energinet and National Grid to supply a cable system of approx. 150 km of 525 kV MI high-voltage DC onshore power cables for Viking Link interconnector project, connecting the Danish and British power transmission grids. NKT and the project owners have now signed the final contract documents for the project. With this step, the award of the Viking...

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Siemon educates the industry on cabling considerations for the next wave of Wi-Fi
Aug22

Siemon educates the industry on cabling considerations for the next wave of Wi-Fi

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced a new white paper that covers key design and media selection strategies for designers, consultants, end users and installers to ensure that network cabling infrastructures are prepared to support high-efficiency Wi-Fi access point (WAP) connections. Authored by Valerie Maguire, director of standards and technology at Siemon, the new white paper entitled...

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Hybrid cable for ethernet and power transmission
Aug21

Hybrid cable for ethernet and power transmission

HRADIL, the special-purpose cable engineering company from Bietigheim-Bissingen/Stuttgart presents a high-performance hybrid cable for rugged outdoor environments which is suitable for use in energy chains and has been designed not just for data transmission via Ethernet but also for power transmission.    The high-performance hybrid cable is a Cat5e Ethernet cable which is suitable for use in energy chains and transmits...

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Cimteq to showcase Industry 4.0 capabilities at international conference
Aug16

Cimteq to showcase Industry 4.0 capabilities at international conference

The Cimteq team are exhibiting at the IWCS 2019 Cable and Connectivity Symposium, which is taking place at the Charlotte Convention Centre in North Carolina next month (29 September – 2 October).  The company will also be part of the Symposium’s poster presentation, with a paper – ‘Applying Industry 4.0 to the Cable Factory Environment’ – prepared by Yufei Du, Cimteq’s Software Implementation Manager. The presentation, based on...

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Leoni building new plant section for EC charging cables and high-voltage cables
Aug16

Leoni building new plant section for EC charging cables and high-voltage cables

Planned production of cables for electric vehicles on a 7000-square metre space enhances focus on electromobility Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, is broadening its commitment to electromobility. With this new expansion work, the company’s Wire & Cable Solutions Division (WCS) will be enlarging its facility in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico by 7000 square metres...

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New Draka IP MediaLine Fiber for live TV production
Aug14

New Draka IP MediaLine Fiber for live TV production

IBC 2019: BU Multimedia Solutions of Prysmian Group presents their cable innovations at Booth C31 in Hall 12 The Multimedia Solutions division of the Prysmian Group presents its new Draka IP MediaLine Fiber based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for the first time at this year’s IBC. On display are non-metallic, gel-filled fiber optic central tube cables with 2 to 24 fibers for indoor broadcast applications and tight buffered fiber...

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Remee Wire & Cable introduces expanded line of security, alarm & control cables, featuring the Vigilance™ Series
Aug15

Remee Wire & Cable introduces expanded line of security, alarm & control cables, featuring the Vigilance™ Series

Remee Wire & Cable, a leading manufacturer of electronic wire and cable, announces its expanded line of Security, Alarm and Control cables, featuring the Vigilance™ Series. Remee has broadened its offering of copper cables in these areas to meet the growing demand for security, alarm and automation controls in commercial and residential markets. The newly expanded line of Remee Security, Alarm & Control Cables includes:...

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Northwire ruggedized cable for harsh environments designed to meet CSA CIC and CIC-TC agency requirements
Aug15

Northwire ruggedized cable for harsh environments designed to meet CSA CIC and CIC-TC agency requirements

Northwire, Inc., (NWI), a leading technical cable and assembly manufacturer and subsidiary of The LEMO Group, announced its new ruggedized control and instrumentation cables designed to meet CSA CIC and CIC-TC agency requirements. Well suited for harsh environments such as oil refining and extracting, industrial automation, and variable frequency drives (VFDs) to name a few, this additional listing has been added in response to...

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New subsea cable to Cumbrae up and running, with innovative technology set to be installed
Aug13

New subsea cable to Cumbrae up and running, with innovative technology set to be installed

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ (SSEN) project to replace one of the two electricity subsea cables connecting Bute and Cumbrae is now complete, with new additional fault detection technology set to be installed in the coming months. Cumbrae receives its power from the mainland by two subsea cables, one of which was approaching the end of its operational life. To ensure it could continue to deliver a safe and reliable...

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L-com releases new Cat6 and Cat6a plenum +105°C, 28AWG, shielded, slim ethernet patch cords
Aug14

L-com releases new Cat6 and Cat6a plenum +105°C, 28AWG, shielded, slim ethernet patch cords

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced that it has introduced a new line of Ethernet cable assemblies that feature plenum-rated cable with a maximum temperature rating of +105°C. L-com’s new Cat 6 and Cat 6a slim-line Ethernet patch cables are the ideal solution for high density patching applications. The patent-pending,...

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NKT to deliver 420 kV high-voltage turnkey offshore power cables system to strengthen grid in Stockholm
Aug12

NKT to deliver 420 kV high-voltage turnkey offshore power cables system to strengthen grid in Stockholm

NKT has won the sea-section of a project to replace overhead lines with 420 kV high-voltage AC power cables between the Beckomberga and Bredäng quarters of the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The upgrade of the connection will strengthen the stability of the local grid system to accommodate increased power demand.  Increased stability of the Stockholm area power grid combined with a need to also expand the grid to match the rising...

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Cimteq’s energy efficient factory checklist
Aug12

Cimteq’s energy efficient factory checklist

Improving your factory’s efficiency not only supports your reputation as a responsible business, it ultimately improves your bottom line. Here’s Cimteq’s handy list on how to implement some simple changes: Lighting Capitalise on natural light by maintaining clean windows and skylightsWhere possible, relocate staff and most regularly employed machinery to areas enjoying the most natural lightEducate the workforce on turning off lights....

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New cooperative marketing program promotes adoption of safer charger cables
Aug06

New cooperative marketing program promotes adoption of safer charger cables

As power levels rise for charging applications of mobile and portable devices, the need for safety increases. UL is offering a cooperative marketing program to accelerate the adoption of third-party safety-certified charging cable assemblies.  Who: Manufacturers with UL certified charging cables to UL 9990, Outline for Investigation Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Power Cables  What products are eligible for...

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Powering the offshore winds of change with Cimteq
Aug08

Powering the offshore winds of change with Cimteq

The benefits of wind energy are mainfold. Wind is a reliable and endless renewable which dramatically cuts carbon emissions. It is creating millions of new jobs across the world and creates an energy independence for those countries relying heavily on imported gas, coal or oil. Offshore ambition The UK’s offshore wind industry is still the largest producer of offshore wind energy in the world. Last year it announced its 2030 vision,...

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Ethernet robot cable from igus enables fast and reliable communication
Aug06

Ethernet robot cable from igus enables fast and reliable communication

igus has introduced a family of Ethernet/CAT5 chainflex cables, the CFROBOT8.PLUS, designed specifically for 6-axis robots. Suitable for torsion angles up to ±360 degrees, the cables have been tested in-house for several years and remain running fault-free for more than 15 million cycles. The number of robots used in manufacturing is growing rapidly. According to the estimate of the International Federation of...

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Hydro Group technology enables successful floating wind turbine test
Aug06

Hydro Group technology enables successful floating wind turbine test

An innovative floating wind turbine utilising Hydro Group connectivity is ready for commercial applications, following site tests which saw it generate 2.2GWh of electricity and face wave heights of up to 6.2m during the first half of 2019. The Floatgen Vestas V80 turbine, located in the SEM-REV marine renewable energy site off the coast of Le Croisic, France, uses subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group’s Hydro Renewable...

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New latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies address heavy vibration applications
Aug08

New latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies address heavy vibration applications

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced that it has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cables. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection. Despite being one of the most successful standards and connector types for data connectivity, standard USB connectors are friction fit and...

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Update on UL’s anti-counterfeiting initiative for the wire & cable industry
Aug02

Update on UL’s anti-counterfeiting initiative for the wire & cable industry

The UL brand protection team works diligently to protect and maintain the integrity of the UL family of Marks from counterfeiting activities. Here are key figures for some of our 2018 brand protection activities in China that were specifically for wire and cable products: Case Investigations: 41Customs Cases (China only): 32• Seized: 7 (22%)• Recalled: 2 (6%)Administrative Actions: 6Criminal Action: 1Online Enforcement Action (for...

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Quality cabling plays critical role for sprinkler system safety
Aug02

Quality cabling plays critical role for sprinkler system safety

Calls have been made recently by a number of influential industry bodies to make the installation of sprinklers mandatory in public buildings following a number of tragedies. Graham Turner of AEI Cables explains why the quality of cabling providing power for these systems is critical. Sprinkler systems are a very simple fire safety device to protect people and property in the event of a fire. When the temperature in a room fitted with...

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Cableworld Limited become BASEC Registered Stockist
Jul25

Cableworld Limited become BASEC Registered Stockist

Cableworld Limited, which provides a wide range of electrical cables and accessories has been awarded Registered Stockist certification status. This relays to customers of the company, based at Wingates Industrial Estate, Westhoughton, that all their products are of the highest quality and safety. Hinesh Vegad, business development and quality manager and his team, are delighted that their hard work to meet the stringent assessment...

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What’s keeping cable manufacturers awake at night?
Jul29

What’s keeping cable manufacturers awake at night?

Cable and wire manufacturers are facing unprecedented global challenges. Strong competition in particular is growing from countries with access to lower raw material and labour costs and greater Government subsidies.  Protecting market share against such aggressive pricing is at the forefront of every factory owner’s mind. Cimteq has shaped its software over some 20 years to help address the four key issues keeping cable...

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Outline of investigation for cryogenic submersible pump cables is published
Jul24

Outline of investigation for cryogenic submersible pump cables is published

UL 1385 covers cables up to 8 kV, and to temperatures as low as -200°C. In October of 2018, an outline of investigation UL 1385 for cryogenic submersible pump cables, was published. The outline covers cables up to 8 kV, and to temperatures as low as -200°C. These cables are specifically used in applications where there are liquids such as liquid natural gas, liquid propane, liquid methane, liquid nitrogen and other gasses that can...

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Prysmian secures new offshore wind project in The Netherlands
Jul29

Prysmian secures new offshore wind project in The Netherlands

Prysmian 66 kV inter-array cable systems for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 3 & 4 wind farms. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a project by Vattenfall, a leading European energy company, to provide the submarine inter–array cable systems for the Hollandse Kust Zuid III and IV offshore wind farms in The Netherlands. The award follows Vattenfall’s...

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Video of the Week – How to manage cables and hoses safely on cherry pickers
Jul26

Video of the Week – How to manage cables and hoses safely on cherry pickers

igus has developed its first plastic-steel hybrid energy chain for extending applications, such as cherry pickers, telehandlers and boom lifts. Compared to conventional steel energy chains, which are sometimes used in these applications, the new YE.42 e-chain is 50% lighter. It also provides up to 10m unsupported travel, which is 50% more than for plastic energy chains. The hybrid solution has particularly high...

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CenturyLink expands fiber network across U.S. and Europe
Jul24

CenturyLink expands fiber network across U.S. and Europe

Project uses Corning fiber to create largest ultra-low-loss fiber network in North America, substantially adding to significant fiber network. As customer demand for extreme high-capacity, low-latency data transport continues to grow, CenturyLink, Inc. is utilizing its global multi-conduit infrastructure to expand the company’s intercity network by 4.7 million miles of fiber, making it the largest ultra-low-loss fiber network in North...

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Prysmian wins Viking Link Project valued at close to €700M
Jul23

Prysmian wins Viking Link Project valued at close to €700M

Complete submarine cable link awarded leveraging on new cable installation vessel all land cables to be provided for UK route. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has received a letter of award from National Grid Viking Link Limited and Energinet, for the development of Viking Link, the first submarine cable connection between the UK and Denmark. Worth close to €700 million, the contract...

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NKT awarded high-voltage power cables order for the Viking Link interconnector project
Jul23

NKT awarded high-voltage power cables order for the Viking Link interconnector project

NKT is awarded an approx. EUR 90m (approx. DKK 670m) contract by Energinet and National Grid, the owners of Viking Link. The contract comprises supply of approx. 150 km of 525 kV MI high-voltage DC onshore power cables for the Viking Link interconnector project, connecting the Danish and British transmission grids. The power cable system, not comprising civil works, delivered by NKT constitutes the approx. 75 km connection of the...

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RFS announces HYBRIFLEX® 12×24 riser cables with expedited shipping to accelerate network evolution to 5G
Jul23

RFS announces HYBRIFLEX® 12×24 riser cables with expedited shipping to accelerate network evolution to 5G

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, has announced the availability of HYBRIFLEX riser cables that combine 12 pairs of 6 AWG, low-inductance DC power wires with 24 pairs of single-mode fiber with duplex LC connectors. RFS’ lightweight and highly flexible HYBRIFLEX cables are widely used to bring optical fiber and DC power to remote radio...

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L-com introduces new active optical cables for use in high-speed data center applications
Jul23

L-com introduces new active optical cables for use in high-speed data center applications

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has introduced a new series of active optical cables to address high-speed data centers and enterprise networking applications. L-com’s new active optical cables (AOCs) are hot swappable, pluggable cable assemblies that support high-speed Ethernet, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel connectivity...

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