Nexans qualifies high voltage cable to world record water depth to create power connection across a Norwegian Fjord
Jul22

Nexans qualifies high voltage cable to world record water depth to create power connection across a Norwegian Fjord

For BKK’s new power connection across the Fensfjorden, Nexans has qualified its 420 kV XLPE power cable design for use in water depths down to 550 meters. This development opens up new possibilities to create higher voltage subsea links in deeper locations than ever before. Nexans, leader in advanced cabling systems, solutions and services, has completed the final type-test to qualify its state-of-the-art 420 kV...

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CityFibre confirms 14 more Gigabit Cities are being prepared for Full Fibre rollouts
Jul19

CityFibre confirms 14 more Gigabit Cities are being prepared for Full Fibre rollouts

Second phase of rollouts extends CityFibre’s Gigabit City programme by a further million homes. Now totals over 2m homes across 26 towns and cities. Ahead of the appointment of a new Prime Minister, who is expected to prioritise the accelerated delivery of full fibre infrastructure across the UK, CityFibre, the leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure, has today confirmed 14 further towns and cities are...

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Prysmian supports French offshore wind farms with the best “Made in France” cable technology
Jul18

Prysmian supports French offshore wind farms with the best “Made in France” cable technology

EDF Renewables’ representatives visited Prysmian’s French centres of excellence in Montereau and Gron, where cables cores for the first offshore wind farm in France will be produced. Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, will provide the best cable technologies “Made in France” for the first large-scale French offshore wind farm, which will be developed by the French company EDF...

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Common myths about BASEC certification
Jul17

Common myths about BASEC certification

As a manufacturer of cable products, you will be presented with the opportunity to obtain many different types of product approval and certification from companies or brands such as KEMA or LPCB. This article is designed to answer some of the common myths you may come across when considering which testing body to utilise and why BASEC is a brand you should consider. Is BASEC only required to export to the United Kingdom? It is common...

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Important update to holders of INMETRO Certification
Jul18

Important update to holders of INMETRO Certification

Recently, the Brazilian accreditation body INMETRO issued a statement through a third-party certification body to all holders of INMETRO certificate for power plugs. The statement states that according to INMETRO Decree 85:2006, the applicant on the relevant certificate must be updated to a local Brazilian company. Those UL customers who have local Brazilian companies as the applicants on their INMETRO (issued by UL) or UL-BR...

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3D development places CableBuilder customers firmly ahead of the curve
Jul18

3D development places CableBuilder customers firmly ahead of the curve

Cimteq is pleased to announce the latest upgrade to its cable and design software CableBuilder 3D. Cimteq’s CableBuilder software manages the complete cycle of cable design and manufacture through typical workflow milestones of Design, Customer Quotation, Ordering, Production, Quality Assurance and ERP. By freeing up engineer time to work on more innovative activities, CableBuilder customers are able to shorten the time to new product...

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Cimteq welcomes two further additions to its burgeoning team
Jul19

Cimteq welcomes two further additions to its burgeoning team

Cimteq is pleased to announce a further two additions to its team, further consolidating its growth ambitions for the coming five years. It follows the appointments of Cimteq’s new Financial Director, Development Manager, Project Manager and Office Administrator earlier this year. Frederik Becker has been appointed as Regional Sales Manager and will be responsible for new business sales of CableBuilder and CableMES across EMEA....

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Video of the Week – How igus tests cables in energy chains at sub-zero temperatures
Jul18

Video of the Week – How igus tests cables in energy chains at sub-zero temperatures

Only real long-term tests under realistic conditions provide useful information about the reliability and service life of cables in energy chains. In this weeks’ video, we head over to Cologne to visit our climatic test chamber. Here chainflex cables move continuously in energy chains where they are subjected temperatures down to -40°C; this is not done just once but millions of times....

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New GORE® Fiber Optic Cables exceed strict requirements for defense aircraft
Jul18

New GORE® Fiber Optic Cables exceed strict requirements for defense aircraft

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) announces the new GORE® Fiber Optic Cables, 1.8 mm Simplex with high impact-resistance for extreme defense aircraft environments. This version is proven to exceed new stringent JN1177 and EN4641-301 industry standards for more durability while maintaining high-bandwidth data and video transmission on 10-Gb avionics networks. Added Durability. Enhanced Protection. With a...

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LS Cable & System awarded submarine cable contract in Taiwan
Jul15

LS Cable & System awarded submarine cable contract in Taiwan

On July 12th, LS Cable & System announced that it was awarded a submarine power grid construction project in Taiwan.LS C&S entered a contract with Ørsted, Denmark’s national energy company, for which it will be supplying submarine cables to the Changhua Province offshore wind farm complex located in western Taiwan until 2021.This is the largest of offshore wind farm complexes scheduled to be built by 2025.Taiwan has plans to...

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Prysmian accelerates integration with General Cable in South America
Jul12

Prysmian accelerates integration with General Cable in South America

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, is accelerating its integration with General Cable in South America and inaugurating the new Sorocaba regional headquarters in the region of Brazil’s São Paolo province. Prysmian is thus leaving its Santo André facility and integrating the Prysmian and General Cable organisations into the new Sorocaba...

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L-com unveils premium 8-position, A-code, M12 cable assemblies for sensor, actuator and fieldbus applications
Jul18

L-com unveils premium 8-position, A-code, M12 cable assemblies for sensor, actuator and fieldbus 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 M12 cable assemblies designed to address demanding harsh environment networking applications. L-com’s new TRG88-series cables feature 8-position, A-coded M12 connectors for use in sensor, actuator or fieldbus applications. The single keyway A-code M12 connectors...

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UL announces capability for performing tests on cables used in repeated flexing applications
Jul10

UL announces capability for performing tests on cables used in repeated flexing applications

UL’s Suzhou laboratory can evaluate cables for use in repeated flexing applications. The facility can perform bending (tick-tock), chain-track (C-track), torsion and flexing testing. Flexing performance of robotic cables is a vital part of any well-functioning robot. Cables moving through a simple motion, such as on a door hinge or in a moving printer head, are also vital components. UL’s Suzhou laboratory can evaluate cables for use...

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When cable quality matters: early indicators of error
Jul10

When cable quality matters: early indicators of error

In today’s market construction contracts can be very challenging in terms of the scope of works but equally in terms of risk management. Large amounts of cable are required for a range of applications, with various requirements for control, power supply and distribution. No two cables perform the same role, as specific materials are required for installations dependent on environmental conditions, and achieving a consistent mix of...

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LLFlex restructures business segments, including two senior-level executive promotions
Jul10

LLFlex restructures business segments, including two senior-level executive promotions

Formation of Packaging and Industrial Laminates business segments, including management realignment, position company for long-term growth. LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is restructuring its company into two major business segments: Packaging and Industrial Laminates.  Moving...

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What place for cable in a wireless world?
Jul10

What place for cable in a wireless world?

Wireless is becoming increasingly prominent in industries from energy to consumer goods and food processing. Indeed, it also has a place in Cimteq’s own technology – CableMES’ remote sensors that monitor machinery performance and reduce maintenance costs as a result being one such example.  The benefits of wireless are numerous. As there is no mechanical wear and tear, downtime is reduced. It can also access new environments...

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Ducab invests in employee wellbeing with launch of new residential complex
Jul08

Ducab invests in employee wellbeing with launch of new residential complex

Ducab, one of the UAE’s largest manufacturing businesses, has officially opened its new employee accommodation – a stunning residential complex covering 2,400 square meters in Jebel Ali. Comprising several low-rise buildings, the development celebrates Ducab’s 40th anniversary by providing a safe and homely environment for the company’s employees to live in, with amenities to provide a high level of comfort for all 296 residents....

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AEI Cables supports campaign for sprinkler systems
Jul08

AEI Cables supports campaign for sprinkler systems

Specialist in fire performance AEI Cables is supporting the campaign for increasing the use of sprinkler systems as new research reveals the benefits they bring in the interests of lives and property. Latest national research carried out by the National Fire Chiefs’ Council and the National Fire Sprinkler Network reveals that the danger to life, injuries and damage to buildings is “significantly reduced” when sprinkler systems...

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Wire & Cable Verona Italia 2019 technical conference program set to include 22 presentations, two plant tours, tabletop exhibits, and gala receptions
Jul15

Wire & Cable Verona Italia 2019 technical conference program set to include 22 presentations, two plant tours, tabletop exhibits, and gala receptions

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces its participation as one of two organizers and several supporters of Wire & Cable Verona Italia, slated for October 21-22, 2019, at the Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona, Italy. This technical conference features 22 presentations, dedicated to both ferrous and nonferrous topics, which will address the most critical issues in global wire and cable manufacturing. Attendees...

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L-com releases new OM5 fiber cables for high-speed data center applications
Jul17

L-com releases new OM5 fiber cables for 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 added a new series of OM5 fiber cable assemblies to address high-speed data center applications. OM5 fiber cable is able to support short wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) which reduces the parallel fiber count by at least a factor of four. This allows for the use of just two fibers...

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NKT wins high-voltage power cable order to connect two oil and gas platforms in Norway
Jul11

NKT wins high-voltage power cable order to connect two oil and gas platforms in Norway

NKT has been awarded a turnkey project from Lundin Norway AS for the 132 kV high-voltage power cable connecting the Edvard Grieg oil and gas production platform to the Johan Sverdrup field center. The power cable solution will finalize the Utsira High Power Hub Project to power several oil and gas fields with renewable power from shore.NKT has been awarded a turnkey project from Lundin Norway AS for the 132 kV high-voltage power cable...

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Leoni plans stock market listing or sale of its Wire & Cable Solutions division
Jul10

Leoni plans stock market listing or sale of its Wire & Cable Solutions division

In the context of its previously announced VALUE 21 programme, Leoni AG has reviewed the existing group structure and strategy for each division. This also included a review of the optimal future ownership structure of Wire & Cable Solutions (WCS) and Wiring Systems Division (WSD) to determine how both divisions can achieve their full potential. Leoni is now preparing a stock market listing or sale of the WCS division, including...

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JDR Cables signs MOU with Taya Group in Taiwan
Jul10

JDR Cables signs MOU with Taya Group in Taiwan

Today JDR Cables, part of the TFKable Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Taya Group, a leading electric wire and land cable manufacturer in Taiwan. Under the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on localisation opportunities on future renewable energy projects in the area, with a specific focus on building a stronger Taiwanese offshore wind supply chain. In partnership with Taya Group, JDR aims...

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End user specification of approved cable products:  Where is the value?
Jul04

End user specification of approved cable products: Where is the value?

Specifying independently approved cable products, in projects, provides end users with confidence that the cable installed in their facilities meets the highest standards. Quality and safety are key concerns for end users, who constantly depend on cables to perform essential activities throughout the day. If cable is damaged or faulty there is a direct impact on the end user. This can result in the inability to ensure smooth running...

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USB Type-C™ approved laboratory for IEC/ EN 62680 series of standards
Jul04

USB Type-C™ approved laboratory for IEC/ EN 62680 series of standards

In May 2019, IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components (IECQ) authorized UL’s Taiwan laboratory to provide IECQ logo informative test reports according to IEC / EN 62680 series standards. It is the first approved laboratory for IEC/ EN 62680 series of standards on USB Interfaces for data and power. UL has previously been authorized as an Independent Test Lab (ITL) to test USB Type A, B and C cable assemblies and...

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Clever patching for high availability in the data center
Jul08

Clever patching for high availability in the data center

The success of a company is based to a large extent on the constant availability of the company’s internal IT. Network documentation is essential to keep an eye on these and their processes on a daily basis. Only this enables a comprehensive overview and offers starting points if, for example, failures occur, stability problems occur or special upgrades have to be imported. Equally important: the documentation also helps to...

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HELUKABEL launches new robotic PROFINET cable
Jul09

HELUKABEL launches new robotic PROFINET cable

HELUKABEL, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of cable, wires and accessories, recently announced that it’s added a new PROFINET cable to its broad portfolio of Industrial Ethernet cables – HELUKAT PROFINET Type R Torsion . PROFINET standards have traditionally be divided into three classifications – Type A, B and C. However, a new type has recently been added, Type R, which is designated for robotic...

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Cimteq Academy opens to learning
Jul03

Cimteq Academy opens to learning

With its 20-year pedigree, the team at Cimteq presents a wealth of knowledge on all things cable and wire manufacture.  This expert knowledge and insight now has a new virtual home. The Cimteq Academy launches today with the aim of supporting skills growth in digital transformation across the cable and wire industry – not only to improve today’s factory environment but to build resilience in the factory of tomorrow. The Academy...

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Cat. 8.1 System for all Applications
Jul05

Cat. 8.1 System for all Applications

R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is launching a universal Cat. 8.1 cabling system. It supports the fastest data transmission local networks with structured copper cabling achieve today: namely up to 40 Gigabit/s Ethernet. At the same time, the Cat. 8.1 cabling system is backward-compatible as it is based on the standard RJ45...

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New chainflex CAT5e and CAT6 cables with cleanroom approval and 36-month warranty
Jul02

New chainflex CAT5e and CAT6 cables with cleanroom approval and 36-month warranty

igus has introduced chainflex CAT5e (CFBUS.LB.045) and CAT6 (CFBUS.LB.049) cables with Fraunhofer IPA approval for cleanroom class 1. In tests, with a bending radius of 6.6 x d, the Ethernet cables completed over 24 million double-strokes without failure. In principle, a cleanroom needs to be particle- and germ-free. In reality, the degree depends on the permitted number of microorganisms and particles per cubic metre of air. In...

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