Prysmian secures DolWin5 grid connection for offshore wind farms in Germany
Jun19

Prysmian secures DolWin5 grid connection for offshore wind farms in Germany

Project valued in region of €140 M reaffirms Prysmian leading role in providing infrastructure for clean energy growth in Northern Europe. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, has been awarded a major grid connection project worth in region of € 140 million by the Dutch-German grid operator TenneT which will enable the connection of multiple offshore wind...

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Bridging the cable industry’s skills gap
Jun17

Bridging the cable industry’s skills gap

In 1982, the total number of jobs in UK manufacturing was nearly a quarter of the working population. Fast forward to 2002 and this figure dropped to 12%. Recent statistics show that this figure has now dropped to 8%. This is not unique to the UK – in fact, all industrialised countries, with the exception of Brazil, have seen manufacturing jobs decline since the 1990s. Over the last 20 years in particular, factories...

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Top dos and don’ts – cable delivery, pulling and installation
Jun11

Top dos and don’ts – cable delivery, pulling and installation

Although present everywhere, cables seldom impact their users; they are usually hidden from view, and, if they are fulfilling their role correctly, require no attention. They should perform reliably for many decades if they have been correctly specified, conform to relevant standards and specifications, carry BASEC or another recognised approval, and have been carefully maintained. Protection from environmental and mechanical stress...

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Where the Smart Factory meets the Smart Workforce
Jun12

Where the Smart Factory meets the Smart Workforce

The biggest change to the manufacturing industry since The Industrial Revolution? That’s how the collection of improvement technologies commonly known as Industry 4.0 is often described. Whilst a huge advocate of Industry 4.0, Cimteq’s CEO Ali Shehab knows that investing in this area needs to extend beyond the purchase of the technology alone. Unless implemented in an intelligent way the concept of The Smart Factory can never...

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Gore presenting solutions that deliver complete reliability for connection, protection and safety at 2019 Paris Air Show
Jun14

Gore presenting solutions that deliver complete reliability for connection, protection and safety at 2019 Paris Air Show

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) will exhibit a wide assortment of high-performance solutions at the 2019 Paris Air Show in France on 17-23 June in Hall 2B, Booth F170. Discover the benefits of Gore’s products and capabilities for air and space applications. Proven & Trusted in the Air Gore will highlight its growing collection of GORE® Aerospace High Speed Data Cables that are proven to deliver high-quality...

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Nexans completes successful qualification testing of ‘Best Paths’ superconductor cable for HVDC power links
Jun12

Nexans completes successful qualification testing of ‘Best Paths’ superconductor cable for HVDC power links

Superconducting cables could enable Europe’s power grids to meet their challenging CO2 reduction targets by helping to transfer many gigawatts (GW) of electricity over distances of several hundreds of kilometers from remote solar or wind farms to population centers without the losses associated with traditional resistive cables. Nexans has helped to bring these innovative high power links a step closer to reality with the...

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New chainflex hybrid cables for SEW and Siemens motors available with 36-month guarantee
Jun11

New chainflex hybrid cables for SEW and Siemens motors available with 36-month guarantee

igus has developed the CF280.UL.H, a new hybrid cable for SEW and Siemens motors, designed for use for use in energy chains. Engineers working in intralogistics, machine tool construction or the automotive industry have the added benefit of purchasing the chainflex cable with a 36-month guarantee, either bought by the metre or supplied as a ready-to-connect readycable.The CF280.UL.H hybrid cable is suitable for applications down to a...

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How to write a good cable specification
Jun05

How to write a good cable specification

The easiest, low risk way to procure cables is to specify products that have proven their quality in similar projects. However, this may not always be possible as the end use may impose requirements that an established cable cannot meet. If so, the next-best option is to insist that cables must meet relevant national or international standards, plus independent approval and certification requirements. By doing so, the onus of meeting...

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Does embracing Industry 4.0 really optimise growth?
Jun05

Does embracing Industry 4.0 really optimise growth?

Industry 4.0 is the collection of technologies that employ computer controls, modelling, big data and other automation to improve manufacturing efficiencies. Increasingly, it is being adopted by cable and wire manufacturers who recognise its immeasurable value in improving bottom line. Leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry, Cimteq has been an advocate of Industry 4.0 for...

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JDR Cables wins contract for Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm
Jun05

JDR Cables wins contract for Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm

 JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, has signed a contract with DEME Offshore for the SeaMade offshore wind farm after a competitive tender. JDR will design, manufacture and deliver 78.1 kilometres of aluminium core inter-array cables and a range of cable accessories, including repair joints and connectors. JDR’s established track-record in supporting offshore wind projects cemented the contract win. The...

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NKT completes important milestone in the innovative project Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution connecting Denmark and Germany
Jun04

NKT completes important milestone in the innovative project Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution connecting Denmark and Germany

Power cable systems from NKT is at the heart of Kriegers Flak Combined Grid Solution which is the world’s first offshore interconnector using the national grid connections of offshore wind farms to connect the power grids of Denmark and Germany.NKT has successfully commissioned the turn key project of the 170 kV HVAC cable system for the combined grid solution connecting the wind farms Kriegers Flak and Baltic 2 for the innovative...

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The importance of specifying quality cable for your projects: Why should you, the consultant, recommend independently-verified cable?
May31

The importance of specifying quality cable for your projects: Why should you, the consultant, recommend independently-verified cable?

Specifying quality cable for construction projects may not be top-of-mind when preparing building specifications, however, failures in cable can result in costly damage and even loss of life. Purchasing independently-verified cable is one way to ensure the cable you specify is safe to use and meets all relevant regulations. As your customer’s first point of contact, at the specification stage, construction projects will have key...

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Fiber optic performance testing
May28

Fiber optic performance testing

UL performance verification services for fiber optic products Fiber optics is one of the fastest growing technologies in the wire and cable industry today. As more telecommunications and network systems make the switch to fiber, your customers demand the safest and best performing optical fiber cabling products available to do the job. UL can assess fiber optic products for performance and reliability to any UL, published industry...

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How third-party testing and certification improves quality and safety of cable products
May24

How third-party testing and certification improves quality and safety of cable products

Third party, independent testing and certification is becoming increasingly important as buyers and contractors alike continue to seek and establish distinct differences between one supplier and another. Apart from technical specifications, factors that can influence customer decision-making can include compliance, corporate and social responsibility, and most importantly, commercial advantages. With new technology and infrastructure...

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Gore highlighting Apollo anniversary and preferred solutions for 5G and aerospace & defense test equipment at IMS 2019
Jun04

Gore highlighting Apollo anniversary and preferred solutions for 5G and aerospace & defense test equipment at IMS 2019

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) played a key role in the Apollo 11 mission and will feature their Apollo story and artifacts at IMS 2019, June 4-6, at the Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA, Booth #841.  Additionally, Gore will showcase products for 5G and aerospace & defense testing – preferred solutions because they can dependably operate at higher frequencies, perform reliably over time, and survive when it really matters....

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The power to be green
May27

The power to be green

Cable and wire manufacturers face a perennial issue – how can they honour their green commitment to reduce energy use whilst increasing productivity? Companies that have invested in Cimteq’s CableBuilder and CableMES software have discovered that reducing greenhouse gas emissions and growing productivity need not be mutually exclusive. So how exactly is Cimteq helping these forward-thinking companies? Put simply Cimteq’s bespoke...

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Fairview Microwave launches new hi-rel, temperature conditioned RF cable assemblies
Jun03

Fairview Microwave launches new hi-rel, temperature conditioned RF cable assemblies

Fairview Microwave, Inc., an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of on-demand RF, microwave and millimeter wave components, has released a new series of high-reliability, temperature conditioned RF cable assemblies that are ideal for military electronics, avionics, SATCOM, ECM, IFF and other mission critical applications. Fairview Microwave Launches New Hi-Rel, Temperature Conditioned RF Cable Assemblies Available with...

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Mission accomplished at Interwire 2019
May27

Mission accomplished at Interwire 2019

May’s Interwire exhibition in Atlanta may have drawn to a close but the conversation on innovative cable and wire manufacture has only amplified for key sponsor Cimteq. There were a number of objectives for Cimteq’s support of this event: Sponsorship of the Georgia Tech visit: 40 lucky delegates were invited to join Cimteq to view the new Georgia Institute of Technology Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AMPF). This new joint...

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Cleveland Cable Company sets the standard by becoming BASEC approved in the newly developed Stockist scheme
May15

Cleveland Cable Company sets the standard by becoming BASEC approved in the newly developed Stockist scheme

Cleveland Cable Company has become the first cable distributor in the world to be awarded Registered Stockist certification status. The new industry certification scheme has been designed by the British Approvals Service for Electric Cables (BASEC) to raise quality standards in the industry throughout the supply chain. The Middlesbrough-based company has worked closely with BASEC, an organisation that partners with the worldwide cable...

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WAI’s Interwire 2019 “Next Gen” inspires visitors with new program content,  allied focused events, strong industry support
May24

WAI’s Interwire 2019 “Next Gen” inspires visitors with new program content, allied focused events, strong industry support

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports that its Interwire 2019 engaged 3,514 wire and cable industry professionals representing 39 states and 47 countries. The biennial event included WAI’s 89th Annual Convention, the Interwire Exhibition and new Interwire Conference, the concurrent Global Continuous Casting Forum, the Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing course, and the co-located International Fastener Manufacturing...

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Leoni Kabel, Midal Cables, Corning, Sterlite Tech, Prysmian and other power and communication industry leaders join CRU’s Wire & Cable 2019
May20

Leoni Kabel, Midal Cables, Corning, Sterlite Tech, Prysmian and other power and communication industry leaders join CRU’s Wire & Cable 2019

CRU’s 13th Wire & Cable Conference will be arriving in Brussels, the centre for European policymaking, on 11-12 June 2019. This well-established annual gathering for leaders of the wire and cable industry, offers valuable peer-to-peer networking, and interactive discussions between cable-makers, distributors and other industry experts from around the world. Influential market-leaders will share their strategies and insights into...

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Belden expands Safe-T-Line portfolio with new ruggedized, fire-resistant circuit integrity cables
May21

Belden expands Safe-T-Line portfolio with new ruggedized, fire-resistant circuit integrity cables

Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today released its new portfolio of Safe-T-Line Circuit Integrity (CI) cables. Now with options to meet the three-hour CI code requirements for life-saving Emergency Voice-Alarm Communications (EVAC) systems, the LPCB-approved cables are designed to meet the stringent requirements of extreme temperatures commonly associated with industrial...

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NKT wins high-voltage cable project to connect two Norwegian offshore platforms leveraging benefits of power from shore
May20

NKT wins high-voltage cable project to connect two Norwegian offshore platforms leveraging benefits of power from shore

NKT has been awarded the turnkey project from Equinor Energy AS for the 132 kV high-voltage cable connecting the oil and gas platforms Johan Sverdrup 2 and Gina Krog. Equinor has selected NKT as the turnkey supplier for the high-voltage cable project connecting the oil and gas platforms Gina Krog and Johan Sverdrup 2 in the North Sea. The order has a value of approx. EUR 29m in market prices (approx. EUR 25m in std. metal prices) and...

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readycable product finder from igus now integrates service life calculator
May16

readycable product finder from igus now integrates service life calculator

igus extends its readycable product finder online tool with integrated service life calculator to predict the lifetime of the cable. The tool enables designers, looking for highly flexible drive cables for energy chains, to select the required cable, from more than 4200 cable types, according to 24 manufacturer standards.To use the readycable product finder, simply enter the igus or manufacturer’s part number, or select the name of...

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Sumitomo Electric completes HVDC cable projects in Europe & Japan
May17

Sumitomo Electric completes HVDC cable projects in Europe & Japan

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. is pleased to announce the completion of two high-voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnector cable projects using crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) insulated cables: 400-kV NEMO Link connecting the United Kingdom and Belgium, contracted with NEMO Link Limited through J-Power Systems Corporation,*1 a subsidiary of Sumitomo Electric.250-kV Hokuto-Imabetsu HVDC Link connecting Hokkaido and Honshu,...

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Global supply chain for steel, copper and aluminium products set to gather in Johannesburg for inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference
May15

Global supply chain for steel, copper and aluminium products set to gather in Johannesburg for inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference

Metallic wire, cable, tube and pipe products are crucial to industries that are key pillars of economic development across Africa; such as mining, power supply and construction. For the first time, a conference is being held to bring together local stakeholders and international experts to discuss how to boost production and trade in these products throughout the continent. The inaugural Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference,...

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Drum reeling drag-chain cable for extreme tasks
May17

Drum reeling drag-chain cable for extreme tasks

HRADIL special cable introduces HighPerformance 43 x 1.5 mm2 – a 3-layer VDE certified power and control cable designed for 1.2 million alternating bending cycles, a temperature range of -50°C to +90°C, including UL and cUL approvals. HRADIL, the specialist cable engineering firm from Bietigheim-Bissingen close to Stuttgart presents HighPerformance 43 x 1.5 mm², an extremely robust, drum reeling power supply cable that can be...

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Prysmian secures approx. €200 million offshore wind energy project in US
May17

Prysmian secures approx. €200 million offshore wind energy project in US

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a contract worth approximately €200 million by Vineyard Wind, LLC, a US offshore wind development company 50% owned by funds of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and 50% by Avangrid Renewables (part of the Iberdrola Group), to provide a submarine power cable system which will deliver clean energy to the mainland power grid in the US. With...

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New CAT5e and CAT6 cables for use in e-chains, with approval for the American market
May07

New CAT5e and CAT6 cables for use in e-chains, with approval for the American market

CAT5e or CAT6 cables are vital for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in automation around the world. The new igus chainflex CFBUS.045 (CAT5e) and CFBUS.049 (CAT6) Ethernet cables, have earned an enhanced UL listed mark for use in North America at 600V. “If there are test certificates for the cables, the time and effort required for customs clearance and commissioning reduces drastically,” explains Justin Leonard, the-chain director,...

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Cable manufacturing software expert develops team
May03

Cable manufacturing software expert develops team

As part of the company’s continued commitment to growth, Cimteq – leading worldwide provider of software solutions specific to the cable manufacturing industry – has appointed four new members of the team to strengthen and support its ambitious plans for the future. The new members of the team include a new Financial Director, Development Manager, Project Manager and Office Administrator. Deborah Jones has been appointed as the new...

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