PV cable testing and certification
Apr29

PV cable testing and certification

As an independent third-party testing laboratory, UL is pleased to expand its testing and certification services for photovoltaic (PV) cables used in the solar and photovoltaic industries in North America, Europe and globally. Since their introduction in 2014 and 2017 respectively, EN 50618 and IEC 62930 have become accepted in Europe and around the world for the certification of PV cables.   EN 50618 requires flexible...

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New testing and certification scheme launched for YY, SY, CY control cables
Apr25

New testing and certification scheme launched for YY, SY, CY control cables

In response to direct demands from the marketplace, BASEC has launched a certification scheme to encourage standardised and consistent levels of quality for control cable product ranges, known as YY, SY, CY. As an authority and preferred testing and certification partner to the worldwide cable industry, BASEC is regularly contacted to support and advise on control cable products comparability and application. Our new scheme offers the...

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At Interwire 2019, LLFlex to tout service enhancements and showcase premier line  of cable tapes & wraps
Apr29

At Interwire 2019, LLFlex to tout service enhancements and showcase premier line of cable tapes & wraps

Company also sponsors opening reception as it continues to solidify industry leadership position LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, will exhibit at Interwire 2019, May 14-16 in Atlanta. At Booth #965, LLFlex will highlight its Reyshield™ line of cable tapes and wraps, comprising mono and co-ex...

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Quality is critical for sprinkler systems, says AEI Cables
Apr29

Quality is critical for sprinkler systems, says AEI Cables

Leading supplier AEI Cables is highlighting the need for the highest quality of cabling for use in sprinkler systems increasingly being specified for use in new modern buildings. This follows a call from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) to make the installation of sprinklers mandatory in all residential buildings, hotels,...

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Nexans power umbilical to provide production boost for Vigdis North Sea oil field
May07

Nexans power umbilical to provide production boost for Vigdis North Sea oil field

When Equinor’s Vigdis field in the North Sea came on stream in 1997 it was believed that it might produce 200 million barrels of oil. Over 20 years later it has already produced twice that amount, and the recoverable resources from Vigdis are now estimated at 455 million barrels of oil (boe). The key to maximizing the oil recovery from Vigdis will be a new all-electric actuated multiphase subsea boosting station powered by a...

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Customers of CableBuilder3D sprint to market through faster product design
Apr26

Customers of CableBuilder3D sprint to market through faster product design

The introduction of a fully integrated 3D CAD tool within Cimteq’s CableBuilder environment goes one step further in streamlining the cable design and manufacture process. Powered by Autodesk Inventor, CableBuilder3D generates 3D models at the touch of a button allowing a team beyond draftsmen to work with the images. CableBuilder3D integrates seamlessly with the CableBuilder design, quotation and manufacturing module as well as...

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Gore showcases qualified, high-performance solutions for traditional and NewSpace applications at Satellite 2019
May01

Gore showcases qualified, high-performance solutions for traditional and NewSpace applications at Satellite 2019

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will be featuring GORE® Space Cables and Assemblies at Satellite 2019 in Washington, DC on May 6-9 in Booth 941. Learn more about the benefits of Gore’s new and proven capabilities for launch vehicles, satellites, and spaceflight missions. Products that will be highlighted include GORE® Spaceflight Microwave/RF Assemblies for high-density, high-frequency, high-power, and-high flex...

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Leoni to showcase latest family of high-voltage cables for electromobility at  Electric & Hybrid Expo
Apr30

Leoni to showcase latest family of high-voltage cables for electromobility at Electric & Hybrid Expo

Varied range of the LEONI Hivocar® product family: flexible, temperature-resistant, high-voltage cables for power supply in electric and hybrid vehicles Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, will present its comprehensive range of cables and solutions for electromobility at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo, which is combined with the Battery...

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The real thing – Prysmian Group launches genuine CPR compliant Draka Cat.6 U/UTP Cca D64 cable
Apr29

The real thing – Prysmian Group launches genuine CPR compliant Draka Cat.6 U/UTP Cca D64 cable

Prysmian Group, the world’s largest cable manufacturer, is pleased to announce the launch of the new UK manufactured Draka UC400 23 Category 6 U/UTP LSHF D64 Cca data cable. The new cable has been designed and engineered by the Prysmian Group Multi Media Solutions business tocomply with the Construction Products Regulation...

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Boskalis awarded Hornsea 2 offshore export cable installation contract
Apr29

Boskalis awarded Hornsea 2 offshore export cable installation contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded the offshore export cable installation contract for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm. The contract with a value greater than EUR 100 million was awarded by Ørsted Wind Power A/S and consists of three export cable circuits with a total length of approximately 380 kilometers. The project scope includes the preparation of the offshore export cable route (geophysical survey,...

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Nexans cables take power underground to restore the natural beauty of England’s countryside
Apr29

Nexans cables take power underground to restore the natural beauty of England’s countryside

Nexans has been awarded a 35-million-euro contract to supply high voltage underground cables for the Dorset visual impact provision (VIP) project. The contract was awarded by Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, the main contractor, as part of its underground onshore electricity cable framework agreement for National Grid. The project will focus on reducing the visual impact of an existing 8.8 km section of 400 kilovolt (kV) overhead line,...

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Curie cable arrives to Chile connecting Valparaíso and California
Apr25

Curie cable arrives to Chile connecting Valparaíso and California

With an intense and unprecedented operation at the Playa Ancha area in Valparaiso Region, Google and specialized undersea data transport company, SubCom, completed the installation of the Curie submarine cable, uniting Chile and California through Google’s data infrastructure. Curie’s development was announced a little over a year ago as part of Google’s commitment to build a safer, smarter, and...

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UL Product iQ™: The next generation of UL’s online certification directory
Apr24

UL Product iQ™: The next generation of UL’s online certification directory

New certification platform marries the longstanding UL certification data relied upon by millions of users with the intuitive design and user-friendliness of a modern search engine. Product iQ enables you to access the same trusted UL certification information you’re used to receiving via the original Online Certification Directory (OCD). You can quickly and efficiently explore content in the modern search engine powered by an...

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LLFlex offers Reyshield line of cable tapes and wraps
Apr22

LLFlex offers Reyshield line of cable tapes and wraps

Line of Products Offer Armoring and Shielding Solutions for the Wire and Cable Industry LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, has manufactured a complete line of cable wrap tapes to address a number of industry needs.  The Reyshield™ products are comprised of mono and co-ex layered film...

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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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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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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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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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