igus highlights the potential applications of high-performance polymers in forklifts
May22

igus highlights the potential applications of high-performance polymers in forklifts

To avoid machine downtime, it is important to use robust and long-lasting machine elements. Here, self-lubricating and maintenance-free high-performance plastics from igus show their advantages. Using industrial forklifts as an example, the areas where motion plastics from igus can be used are highlighted. Defects that require emergency repair of the forklift may cause unnecessary expenditure as it cannot be used during maintenance,”...

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Raising standards, protecting lives
May22

Raising standards, protecting lives

With the protection of lives and property now a major issue in the UK for the safe development of the next generation of modern buildings, the choice of cabling which powers the safety features has come under increasing scrutiny. Here, Graham Turner of AEI Cables examines the issues. The requirement for continuity of power in new complex modern public buildings in which large numbers of people move about has never been more important...

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NKT Victoria celebrates one-year anniversary as the worlds most advanced cable-laying vessel
May17

NKT Victoria celebrates one-year anniversary as the worlds most advanced cable-laying vessel

NKT has seen its purpose build cable-laying-vessel perform very well on several projects in the North Sea. When commissioned in 2017 NKT Victoria introduced new standards for precision, energy efficiency and operational technology ensuring consistent project execution when laying cables. NKT celebrates the one-year anniversary of its cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria after a busy first year at sea. She has installed 335 km of cables...

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Ducab HV Energises 400kV Cable Circuit
May14

Ducab HV Energises 400kV Cable Circuit

The 400kV cable circuit, completed two months ahead of schedule, utilises the leading technology from the industry.  It operates at the highest voltage used within the region, 1000 times the voltage of the power socket in your home, and can carry enough power to supply four buildings the size of the Burj Khalifa. The project for the Taweelah B Power station in Abu Dhabi owned by TAPCO is the first 400kV circuit to enter service using...

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JDR bags Safaniya work from McDermott
May15

JDR bags Safaniya work from McDermott

JDR Cable Systems, the leading supplier of subsea power cables and umbilicals to the global offshore energy industry owned by TFKable Group, has been awarded a contract by McDermott for the Safaniya project. Owned and operated by Saudi Aramco, Safaniya is the world’s largest offshore oilfield located in the Persian Gulf. JDR’s scope of supply includes five thermoplastic umbilicals and hardware connecting new production platforms to...

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Nexans Makes Final Cable Delivery to Canada’s Strait of Belle Isle Subsea HVDC Power Link
May14

Nexans Makes Final Cable Delivery to Canada’s Strait of Belle Isle Subsea HVDC Power Link

Nexans has completed a six-year project to design, manufacture, supply and install nearly 100 km of subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable and accessories for Nalcor Energy’s Strait of Belle Isle Marine Cable Crossing in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The project, which now connects Labrador with the island of Newfoundland, reached its conclusion when Nexans delivered the final 2.3 km length of cable that will provide a...

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HUBER+SUHNER drives E-Mobility solutions forward at EV Tech Expo 2018
May09

HUBER+SUHNER drives E-Mobility solutions forward at EV Tech Expo 2018

It will showcase its state-of-the-art ultra-fast RADOX® HPC High Power Charging system alongside its antenna solution for autonomous driving Pfäffikon, 9 May. HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, will present its quality power solutions to combat the demand for fast charging systems in the most harsh and demanding environments at the Electric & Hybrid Technology...

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Southwire Company, LLC Releases the Third Edition of Its Overhead Conductor Manual
May09

Southwire Company, LLC Releases the Third Edition of Its Overhead Conductor Manual

Southwire, one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers, has released the Third Edition of its Overhead Conductor Manual. Originally published in 1994, the manual has become the design reference of choice for engineers. This practical handbook is a comprehensive guide on evaluating the design, construction, and uprating of overhead transmission systems while containing information on best practices, new industry standards,...

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MilesTek’s New USB 2.0 Cables Combine LSZH Jackets with Latching Connectors
May09

MilesTek’s New USB 2.0 Cables Combine LSZH Jackets with Latching Connectors

MilesTek, a leading manufacturer and supplier of products designed to address military and avionics applications, announced today that it has released a new series of USB 2.0 cables that combine latching USB connectors with low-smoke, zero-halogen cable jackets. The new cable assemblies are ideal for military/aerospace applications where vibration is an issue, because unlike standard USB connectors which rely on a friction fit, the...

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High-Performance GORE® Aerospace Cables for Military Applications on Display at 2018 JSWAG Forum
May02

High-Performance GORE® Aerospace Cables for Military Applications on Display at 2018 JSWAG Forum

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) will be featuring their collection of high-performance GORE® Aerospace Cables for military applications at the 2018 JSWAG (Joint Services Wiring Action Group) Forum in Austin, TX, May 1-3, Table 8. Gore continues to innovate and deliver solutions that solve many EWIS (Electrical Wiring and Interconnect Systems) challenges that are crucial to aircraft survivability and mission-critical success....

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HUBER+SUHNER showcase full solutions offering for critical communications at CIDEX 2018
May02

HUBER+SUHNER showcase full solutions offering for critical communications at CIDEX 2018

Leading international manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, HUBER+SUHNER will be showcasing its ground-breaking solutions for critical communications and defense at the China International Defense Electronics Exhibition (CIDEX), in Beijing, May 7-9. With defense communications a common issue across the world and with operators vying to produce a fail-safe infrastructure, CIDEX will see...

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Oskar Lapp Foundation promotes young scientists in cardiovascular research
May02

Oskar Lapp Foundation promotes young scientists in cardiovascular research

At the 84th annual convention of the German Cardiac Society (DGK) in Mannheim, the Oskar Lapp Foundation once again awarded important sponsorship prizes to young cardiac researchers. The Oskar Lapp Research Prize 2018 has been split and awarded to two cardiac scientists: Dr. Florian Gärtner and Dr. Jiong Hu. The total prize money is 12,000 Euro. Dr. Florian Gärtner is a medical assistant and head of the “Morphodynamics of blood...

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Streamlined Processes Enable Short Lead Times for Most Popular GORE® High Speed Data Cables
Apr30

Streamlined Processes Enable Short Lead Times for Most Popular GORE® High Speed Data Cables

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) has recently upgraded its site manufacturing infrastructure in New Garden, PA, significantly reducing product delivery time to OEMs and end users. GORE® Aerospace High Speed Data Cables for commercial and military aircraft applications are now available with short lead times. Gore and WireMasters, an authorized distributor, can ship complimentary samples within two (2) business days from the...

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Nexans to Supply Umbilicals and Accessories for BP’s Mad Dog 2 Project In Gulf Of Mexico
Apr27

Nexans to Supply Umbilicals and Accessories for BP’s Mad Dog 2 Project In Gulf Of Mexico

The United States is expected to account for up to 80 percent of the increase in global oil supply to 2025.[1] This growth is driving the development of new fields far offshore in ever greater water depths. One of the leading oil & gas producers in the region, BP has selected Nexans to supply umbilicals for the second stage development of the Mad Dog offshore field in the Gulf of Mexico. Nexans static and dynamic umbilicals and...

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TFKable to present fire integrity power and emergency alarm cables at Infrarail 2018
Apr30

TFKable to present fire integrity power and emergency alarm cables at Infrarail 2018

Polish cable giant, TFKable Group, and its Leicestershire-based subsidiary Copper Cable Company, will present their FLAME-X fire integrity power and emergency alarm cables at Infrarail in London from 1st – 3rd of May 2018. TFKable Group is currently the framework supplier of low smoke zero halogen DC traction feeder cables for Transport for London. It also provides medium voltage armoured power cables for London Underground’s...

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LAPP launches new brand identity at Hanover Trade Fair
Apr23

LAPP launches new brand identity at Hanover Trade Fair

One company, one name – worldwide LAPP, the expert in connection technology, is developing its brand. By using the name LAPP – in capital letters and with no additions – the family company is underlining its international alignment and positioning as a leading supplier of connection solutions. In future, national subsidiaries and departments will all operate under the name LAPP with no additions. The message is clear...

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New chainflex CFSOFT cables for fast movements in small spaces
Apr25

New chainflex CFSOFT cables for fast movements in small spaces

igus extends its range of chainflex cables with the introduction of cables that are optimised for fast, short strokes with minimum bend radius factor of 5xd. In addition to the flexible conductor structure, the chainflex CFSOFT uses highly abrasion-resistant, soft jacket materials. This guarantees a long service life in energy chains, even in the smallest of spaces. Key to the flexibility of the chainflex CFSOFT is the unique igus...

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Completion of third Leoni plant in Serbia
Apr25

Completion of third Leoni plant in Serbia

Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, completed and inaugurated its third Serbian plant in Nis today. Harnesses for one of the world’s premium carmakers are being manufactured on a production space of 20,000 m2. The investment value of the new Nis location is EUR 22 million. The construction work started on 24 February 2017 and in less than five months the...

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Excel Appoints New Director of Business Development
Apr25

Excel Appoints New Director of Business Development

Excel Networking Solutions – the copper and optical fibre cabling infrastructure provider – is expanding their Business Development team with the recent appointment of a Director of Business Development. Jason Holroyd, who was previously responsible for driving specifications of the Excel brand as a Midlands-based Business Development Manager (BDM) between 2009 and 2016, has now taken on the challenge of managing the team of BDMs...

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Nexans TITANEX® Cable Range Has Evolved To Support Temperature Applications Up To 90°C
Apr20

Nexans TITANEX® Cable Range Has Evolved To Support Temperature Applications Up To 90°C

Rubber cables are widely used in a variety of different applications, including machine-tools, generators, manufacturing, construction sites, cranes, but also in the events industry. These cables must adapt to various environments – from indoor to outdoor, fixed or mobile, temporary or permanent applications. As a result, robustness and reliability are paramount. To help improve robustness and reliability, Nexans has upgraded...

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