Importance of approvals growing for MV cables
Oct17

Importance of approvals growing for MV cables

As the demand for power increases in the UK across growing domestic and industrial markets including the nuclear industry, so the need for reliable power generation, transmission, and distribution using Medium Voltage cables has risen with it. Graham Turner of AEI Cables looks at the future. The demands for power have never been greater, with the explosion of development in towns and cities across the UK and the growth of...

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Nexans celebrates the next step in the construction of its Aurora cable installation vessel
Oct17

Nexans celebrates the next step in the construction of its Aurora cable installation vessel

On 15 October 2019, Nexans hosted the grand block ceremony that represented a key step in the construction of its ground-breaking cable installation vessel, the ‘Nexans Aurora’. The vessel’s hull  is currently being built at the CRIST shipyard in Poland. It will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway, with delivery planned for 2021. The grand blocks are the major components in the construction of the hull. They are...

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Green wire & cable certification programs
Oct14

Green wire & cable certification programs

There is a lot of confusion in the industry regarding claims, mostly self-certified, of Halogen Free (HF), Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF), Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Acid Gas (AG) compliant cables and the materials used in these cables. In this article, we will describe UL’s green wire & cable programs addressing these concerns. Halogen-Free (HF) & Low Smoke Halogen Free (LSHF) In 2015, UL published the...

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CityFibre to consult industry on copper to fibre switch-over opportunity
Oct15

CityFibre to consult industry on copper to fibre switch-over opportunity

CityFibre, the UK’s leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has announced plans to undertake an industry-wide consultation on the role of alternative full fibre infrastructure builders in helping to switch-over customers from legacy copper networks. The consultation has been triggered by the progress of CityFibre’s Gigabit City rollout in Stirling, which will be the first city in the UK ready for a copper...

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Applying industry 4.0 to the cable factory environment
Oct15

Applying industry 4.0 to the cable factory environment

The 2019 IWCS Cable and Connectivity Symposium in North Carolina may have come to a close but the debate on how best to deploy Industry 4.0 methodologies within the factory environment certainly continues. In support of the symposium format where delegates had the chance to learn about basic and emerging technologies, Cimteq launched its own paper on ‘Applying Industry 4.0 to the Cable Factory Environment’. A top of the mind...

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Gore premiering new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables at 2019 NewSpace Show
Oct11

Gore premiering new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables at 2019 NewSpace Show

W. L. Gore & Associates will showcase a new portfolio of qualified GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies at the 2019 NewSpace Show in Monaco on October 17-18. Gore will also be a featured speaker at the show on October 17 at 11:00 am CEST. Gore combines decades of traditional spaceflight program experience, materials expertise, and a deep understanding of appropriately scoped test processes to manufacture solutions for...

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OFS launches TrueLase™ YB16-250 active LMA optical fiber for fiber laser applications
Oct10

OFS launches TrueLase™ YB16-250 active LMA optical fiber for fiber laser applications

OFS, a leading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of innovative fiber laser components, announced the launch of its new TrueLase Yb16/250 active and passive large mode area optical fibers for high power cutting and welding market. The single-mode performance of the gain and passive fibers are specifically designed to meet the demand for higher power plus improved efficiency. OFS TrueLase fibers have a proprietary lowindex coating...

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TPC Wire & Cable introduces HY-TREX® cable solutions
Oct07

TPC Wire & Cable introduces HY-TREX® cable solutions

TPC Wire & Cable Corp. (TPC) announced that it has introduced a line of wire and cable products designed to support the needs of its OEM customer base. The HY-TREX® cable family includes a complete portfolio of options for motor power and control applications where consistent quality, performance, and availability are crucial for the industrial automation market. This product expansion includes solutions that provide long-life...

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Heilind Electronics expands industrial cable selection with Alpha Wire’s Pro-Met Metric VDE control cables
Oct07

Heilind Electronics expands industrial cable selection with Alpha Wire’s Pro-Met Metric VDE control cables

Heilind Electronics, a leading global distributor of electronic components and authorized distributor for Alpha Wire, is now stocking the manufacturer’s Pro-Met industrial cable. Pro-Met is a line of flexible industrial cable highly resistant to both oils and resistant to UV damage. Standard features include two to twelve conductors, grey or transparent jacketing options, and unshielded or tinned copper braid shielding with a 300/500...

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FO Universal DLTS cables with improved fire performance
Oct07

FO Universal DLTS cables with improved fire performance

Datwyler’s new “FO Universal DLTS” cable family comprises solid fibre optic cables for indoor and outdoor use that provide metal-free rodent protection, a flame-retardant, halogen-free construction with FR/LSZH sheath and a high crush resistance for reliable transmission. Swelling yarns ensure their longitudinal water-tightness. “DLTS” stands for “Dry Loose Tube Swelling”. The new cables are available in...

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Network experts from Verizon and Microsoft join world’s leading fiber companies for 5th CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference
Oct02

Network experts from Verizon and Microsoft join world’s leading fiber companies for 5th CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference

The CRU World Optical Fiber & Cable Conference is a major annual gathering for global leaders from the telecommunications and optical fiber communities.  Here they meet for strategic discussions on key market developments facing this industry. CRU, along with host sponsor Corning Incorporated, are bringing the conference to the US for the first time in its five-year history. Keynote speakers confirmed include: Tara Mooar,...

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NKT completes the HVDC power cable system for Scottish Caithness-Moray link
Oct02

NKT completes the HVDC power cable system for Scottish Caithness-Moray link

The Caithness-Moray power link project is a major investment in Scottish infrastructure, capable of transmitting enough power to meet the needs of about two million residents. NKT has successfully completed the Caithness-Moray turnkey project of a 320 kV high-voltage direct current (HVDC) XLPE off- and onshore power cable system covering a total transmission length of 160 km. The link has been in commercial operation since end-2018....

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Fully CPR compliant Draka Cat.6 U/UTP B2ca D65 cable
Oct01

Fully CPR compliant Draka Cat.6 U/UTP B2ca D65 cable

Following extensive research and development, Prysmian Group, the world’s largest cable manufacturer, has launched its new Draka UC400 23 Category 6 U/UTP LSHF D65 B2ca data cable that is fully compliant with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). The new UK manufactured Draka cable has a genuine Euroclass B2ca s1a d1 a1 fire performance rating for full CPR compliance without...

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Industry leaders to focus on trade and productivity across Africa at CRU Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference 2019
Oct01

Industry leaders to focus on trade and productivity across Africa at CRU Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference 2019

As interest in the market potential of Africa grows, the inaugural CRU Africa Wire, Cable & Tube Conference is perfectly timed to address the business opportunities for local producers and manufacturers, seeking to establish new trade partnerships with international stakeholders involved in the African steel, copper and aluminium supply chains. This important new event is co-organised by CRU and The Southern African-German Chamber...

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ZTT salutes the grand opening of the Beijing Daxing International Airport
Oct01

ZTT salutes the grand opening of the Beijing Daxing International Airport

On the morning of September 25, the operation ceremony of Beijing Daxing International Airport was held. As one of the important supporting infrastructures of Beijing Daxing International Airport, Beijing Daxing International Airport Line was also put into trial operation on the next day. ZTT provides MIMO leaky cable for this world-leading fully automatic operation line, ensuring the interconnection and...

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Prysmian secures a major submarine and land maintenance service contract
Sep30

Prysmian secures a major submarine and land maintenance service contract

The award by tennet confirms group’s leadership in hvac & hvdc asset management solutions MILAN, ITALY   –   09/30/2019 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has achieved an important milestone in its PowerLink Cable Solutions strategy, which aims to provide comprehensive management solutions for submarine and land cable systems. The Group has just been awarded a 3-year...

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Cicoil LSZH single conductor cable
Sep27

Cicoil LSZH single conductor cable

Valencia, CA; September, 2019: Cicoil, the global leader in highly flexible flat cable technology now offers Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) Single Conductor Cables for applications that require non-toxic, corrosive free, low smoke, flame retardant, zero halogen content and environmentally friendly cables.  The Single Conductor’s Ultra-flex wire and outer Flexx-Sil™ rubber jacketing material has been tested by a UKAS certified...

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Tratos Queen’s Award celebration
Sep23

Tratos Queen’s Award celebration

Tratos celebrated its receipt of a Queen’s Award this month when the company invited friends, colleagues and special guests to join its senior team at its state-of-the-art factory in Knowsley, Merseyside. The advanced technology cable company won one of the most coveted of all business awards, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation for its new high-performance cable sheathing compound, Tratos JBA®.  Liverpool’s...

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Smallest-diameter Category 6A Cable from Belden designed for smart building applications
Sep27

Smallest-diameter Category 6A Cable from Belden designed for smart building applications

St. Louis, Missouri – Sept, 2019 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has unveiled a new Small-Diameter 10GXW Cable, the market’s smallest-diameter Category 6A cable that’s also designed to support multi-gigabit, smart building applications such as in-building wireless. Created to address concerns about the availability of a reliable Category 6A solution that also helps...

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Gore featuring full line of proven microwave/RF Test Solutions at EuMW 2019
Sep26

Gore featuring full line of proven microwave/RF Test Solutions at EuMW 2019

W. L. Gore & Associates will exhibit the company’s full line of GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies for test and measurement applications at the European Microwave (EuMW) Conference in Paris, France on September 29 to October 4 in Booth 1225.  All of Gore’s solutions with robust connector options ensure precise, repeatable measurements in small, lightweight and highly flexible designs for longer service life, reduced...

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L-com introduces new 50/125, multimode, OM3, OM4 and OM5 fiber cables
Sep26

L-com introduces new 50/125, multimode, OM3, OM4 and OM5 fiber cables

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, has added over 600 new OM3, OM4 and OM5 fiber optic cable assemblies to address high speed data center applications. Major categories in this new release include: MPO to MPO cable assemblies for point-to-point connectivity; MPO conversion harnesses allowing users to convert from 8 fiber to 12 or 24 fiber...

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New Leviton Cat 6A U/UTP copper cables
Sep25

New Leviton Cat 6A U/UTP copper cables

Leviton has announced new Cat 6A U/UTP Cables in EuroClass Eca and Dca, LSHF/LSZH and CMR, adding to the company’s extensive selection of Category 6A cabling systems. The cables are compatible with Atlas-X1™ and eXtreme™ connectivity, providing complete end-to-end systems all from a single provider. The new cable design maximizes installation efficiency, enabling installers to terminate the cable with Leviton...

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LS Cable & System to build optical network in the alpine region of Nepal
Sep24

LS Cable & System to build optical network in the alpine region of Nepal

■ First project from the Nepal government to build a nationwide optical network■ Will provide specialized products according to country/region, and reinforce its role as a fixed mobile network provider LS Cable & System announced that it has won a contract to help build Nepal’s first nationwide optical network.LS C&S signed a contract worth KRW tens of billions with Nepal Telecom, Nepal’s national network provider, to build an...

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Patch cords shrink by a quarter
Sep24

Patch cords shrink by a quarter

R&M develops thinner cables for data centers with thinLine / Specified for PoE R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is shrinking RJ45 patch cords. The recently launched thinLine cables require 25% less space than conventional patch cords. This ensures improved utilization of distribution cabinets, raised floors and cable...

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Are your staff sufficiently skilled?
Sep20

Are your staff sufficiently skilled?

How do you define skills? The ability to perform a role well is perhaps what springs to mind first and foremost. But progressive companies know that the most valuable employees are also accomplished in interpersonal skills such as communication; decision making; time management; the ability to work under pressure; adaptability; and negotiation – all of which are required to succeed in the Industry 4.0 environment. Most companies...

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NKT is preferred turnkey supplier for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B
Sep20

NKT is preferred turnkey supplier for Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B

NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the prospective Dogger Bank offshore Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B. The project is being developed as a joint venture by Equinor (50%) and SSE (50%). Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A/B was notified today that it was successful in the UK allocation of Contracts for Difference...

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Prysmian proudly launches a breakthrough innovation in submarine cable industry
Sep19

Prysmian proudly launches a breakthrough innovation in submarine cable industry

Laying of the first non-metallic armour cable successfully completed in Greece. Composite material is 30% lighter allowing installations up to a depth of 3,000 m. MILAN, ITALY   –   09/19/2019 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, successfully completed the submarine laying operations for the Evia, Andros and Tinos islands interconnections. The Group developed, supplied and...

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Leviton selected to supply cables for new Type 26 Frigates
Sep18

Leviton selected to supply cables for new Type 26 Frigates

Glenrothes, Scotland, September 2019 – Leviton has announced that it has secured a supply contract with BAE Systems to provide cabling for Batch 1 Type 26 frigates. The Brand-Rex High Performance Cables will support a variety of communication, power, and mission-critical systems onboard the vessels. Leviton has already delivered approximately 490 kilometers of cable for the first order from BAE Systems for the Type 26 frigates....

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SubCom achieves qualification for High Fiber Count (HFC) cable, begins manufacturing
Sep17

SubCom achieves qualification for High Fiber Count (HFC) cable, begins manufacturing

Factory upgrades and enhancements to manufacturing capabilities demonstrate SubCom’s ongoing commitment to quality and efficiency in technology, services, processes and management systems EATONTOWN, N.J., USA, September 16, 2019 – SubCom, the leading global partner for undersea data transport, has announced several forward-looking developments including the company’s high fiber count (HFC) qualification and start of...

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Total Fire Solutions answers market concerns
Sep11

Total Fire Solutions answers market concerns

A Total Fire Solutions distribution service from leading supplier AEI Cables has been welcomed in the light of increasing reports of cable failures from the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). Specifiers and installers recognise the need for quality of cabling and associated products at a time when the electrical supply chain is under scrutiny to work together in the wake of disasters including Grenfell. Stuart Dover, commercial manager...

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