Belden introduces MPO solution that delivers high-speed signals
Sep10

Belden introduces MPO solution that delivers high-speed signals

Venlo, The Netherlands – September 9, 2019 – Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, is introducing a new Multi-fiber Push On (MPO) solution for professional broadcasters at IBC 2019 in Amsterdam. This rugged, tried-and-tested solution is able to reliably deliver high bandwidth such as 8K over very long distances, making it suitable for live events such as sports and...

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Alvheim ready to speed up digital transformation
Sep09

Alvheim ready to speed up digital transformation

Tampnet and Aker BP have finished the deployment of fibre optic cable to the Aker BP operated FPSO «Alvheim». The FPSO is now connected to Tampnet’s subsea fibre optic network providing high redundancy and capacity, preparing Alvheim for the digital transition. Alvheim was already connected to Tampnet’s network, but this was via a lower capacity radio link from the Heimdal platform, which will be de-commissioned in 2021. Lead Engineer...

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Calling all women!
Sep09

Calling all women!

Women continue to be an untapped resource in manufacturing. According to 2018 figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than a third of the US workforce in this sector is made up of women. Other countries report similar imbalances. For the cable and wire factory of the future – where skills such as communication, teamworking and analysis are becoming increasingly important – a business that is not reaping the...

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Prysmian launches Pry-ID, a new smart solution acting as a digital fingerprint for cables
Sep06

Prysmian launches Pry-ID, a new smart solution acting as a digital fingerprint for cables

The innovation provides real-time access to key information on cables and accessories. First installation of Pry-ID in the Latvian power grid. MILAN, ITALY – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, is launching its Pry-ID smart cable technology, which provides easy, real-time access to comprehensive information regarding cable status. In a scenario in which connected objects represent the...

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How to bring about successful implementation of cable design software
Sep06

How to bring about successful implementation of cable design software

The majority of good ideas fail because of improper implementation of the ideas rather than the idea itself being flawed. Take, for example, implementing a new software system.  A company purchases some high-end design software; rightly, it is expecting to use it to its fullest potential to get maximum return on investment.  The company employs its best experts and brightest brains to plan and start the implementation of the...

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Nexans wins umbilical contract from McDermott for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project
Aug28

Nexans wins umbilical contract from McDermott for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project

Nexans will provide management, procurement, engineering, manufacturing and testing activities for the umbilicals and ancillary hardware.The Tortue field is located approximately 120 km offshore the coast of Mauritania and Senegal and its subsea system includes a total of 4 wells. Paris La Défense, August 28, 2019 – McDermott Marine Construction Limited has awarded a contract to Nexans for the supply of approximately 100 km...

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R&M introduces dedicated smart city solutions
Aug27

R&M introduces dedicated smart city solutions

Integrated products and services meet urban needs of today and tomorrow As Smart Cities evolve, new connectivity solutions are increasingly contributing to enhancing the quality of life and unlocking economic gains. Innovative services are being rolled out that positively affect everything from traffic and healthcare to sustainability, citizens’ participation, social cohesion and quality of living, whilst also helping attract new...

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New igus material optimises insulation for chainflex VFD and servo cables
Aug27

New igus material optimises insulation for chainflex VFD and servo cables

The trend for variable frequency drives (VFDs) is moving towards more compact drives with the same or a higher performance level than their predecessors. The more compact design of the motors can result in higher temperatures within the system, compared to larger ranges of the same motors. The result is that the cable heats up via the connector contacts. “Although there are no consequences for the motor and the connected...

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NKT confirms order for the Viking Link interconnector project
Aug23

NKT confirms order for the Viking Link interconnector project

As informed in Company Announcement no. 8 of 23 July 2019, NKT had received the award by Energinet and National Grid to supply a cable system of approx. 150 km of 525 kV MI high-voltage DC onshore power cables for Viking Link interconnector project, connecting the Danish and British power transmission grids. NKT and the Viking Link interconnector project owners have now signed the final contract documents for the project. With this...

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Meet the technical team
Aug22

Meet the technical team

BASEC invests in local and knowledgeable technical team! We took the opportunity to interview the team to learn more about their background, why they joined BASEC, and to learn about the challenges they see within the industry. Why did you join BASEC? Mark – Having worked with BASEC since 1997, I was excited about the opportunity to work for a growing brand with credibility and integrity to learn new skills and develop existing...

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Siemon educates the industry on cabling considerations for the next wave of Wi-Fi
Aug22

Siemon educates the industry on cabling considerations for the next wave of Wi-Fi

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced a new white paper that covers key design and media selection strategies for designers, consultants, end users and installers to ensure that network cabling infrastructures are prepared to support high-efficiency Wi-Fi access point (WAP) connections. Authored by Valerie Maguire, director of standards and technology at Siemon, the new white paper entitled...

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Hybrid cable for ethernet and power transmission
Aug21

Hybrid cable for ethernet and power transmission

HRADIL, the special-purpose cable engineering company from Bietigheim-Bissingen/Stuttgart presents a high-performance hybrid cable for rugged outdoor environments which is suitable for use in energy chains and has been designed not just for data transmission via Ethernet but also for power transmission.    The high-performance hybrid cable is a Cat5e Ethernet cable which is suitable for use in energy chains and transmits...

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Cimteq to showcase Industry 4.0 capabilities at international conference
Aug16

Cimteq to showcase Industry 4.0 capabilities at international conference

The Cimteq team are exhibiting at the IWCS 2019 Cable and Connectivity Symposium, which is taking place at the Charlotte Convention Centre in North Carolina next month (29 September – 2 October).  The company will also be part of the Symposium’s poster presentation, with a paper – ‘Applying Industry 4.0 to the Cable Factory Environment’ – prepared by Yufei Du, Cimteq’s Software Implementation Manager. The presentation, based on...

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Leoni building new plant section for EC charging cables and high-voltage cables
Aug16

Leoni building new plant section for EC charging cables and high-voltage cables

Planned production of cables for electric vehicles on a 7000-square metre space enhances focus on electromobility Leoni, a global provider of energy and data management solutions in the automotive sector and other industries, is broadening its commitment to electromobility. With this new expansion work, the company’s Wire & Cable Solutions Division (WCS) will be enlarging its facility in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico by 7000 square metres...

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New Draka IP MediaLine Fiber for live TV production
Aug14

New Draka IP MediaLine Fiber for live TV production

IBC 2019: BU Multimedia Solutions of Prysmian Group presents their cable innovations at Booth C31 in Hall 12 The Multimedia Solutions division of the Prysmian Group presents its new Draka IP MediaLine Fiber based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standard for the first time at this year’s IBC. On display are non-metallic, gel-filled fiber optic central tube cables with 2 to 24 fibers for indoor broadcast applications and tight buffered fiber...

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Remee Wire & Cable introduces expanded line of security, alarm & control cables, featuring the Vigilance™ Series
Aug15

Remee Wire & Cable introduces expanded line of security, alarm & control cables, featuring the Vigilance™ Series

Remee Wire & Cable, a leading manufacturer of electronic wire and cable, announces its expanded line of Security, Alarm and Control cables, featuring the Vigilance™ Series. Remee has broadened its offering of copper cables in these areas to meet the growing demand for security, alarm and automation controls in commercial and residential markets. The newly expanded line of Remee Security, Alarm & Control Cables includes:...

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Northwire ruggedized cable for harsh environments designed to meet CSA CIC and CIC-TC agency requirements
Aug15

Northwire ruggedized cable for harsh environments designed to meet CSA CIC and CIC-TC agency requirements

Northwire, Inc., (NWI), a leading technical cable and assembly manufacturer and subsidiary of The LEMO Group, announced its new ruggedized control and instrumentation cables designed to meet CSA CIC and CIC-TC agency requirements. Well suited for harsh environments such as oil refining and extracting, industrial automation, and variable frequency drives (VFDs) to name a few, this additional listing has been added in response to...

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New subsea cable to Cumbrae up and running, with innovative technology set to be installed
Aug13

New subsea cable to Cumbrae up and running, with innovative technology set to be installed

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ (SSEN) project to replace one of the two electricity subsea cables connecting Bute and Cumbrae is now complete, with new additional fault detection technology set to be installed in the coming months. Cumbrae receives its power from the mainland by two subsea cables, one of which was approaching the end of its operational life. To ensure it could continue to deliver a safe and reliable...

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L-com releases new Cat6 and Cat6a plenum +105°C, 28AWG, shielded, slim ethernet patch cords
Aug14

L-com releases new Cat6 and Cat6a plenum +105°C, 28AWG, shielded, slim ethernet patch cords

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced that it has introduced a new line of Ethernet cable assemblies that feature plenum-rated cable with a maximum temperature rating of +105°C. L-com’s new Cat 6 and Cat 6a slim-line Ethernet patch cables are the ideal solution for high density patching applications. The patent-pending,...

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NKT to deliver 420 kV high-voltage turnkey offshore power cables system to strengthen grid in Stockholm
Aug12

NKT to deliver 420 kV high-voltage turnkey offshore power cables system to strengthen grid in Stockholm

NKT has won the sea-section of a project to replace overhead lines with 420 kV high-voltage AC offshore power cables between the Beckomberga and Bredäng quarters of the Swedish capital of Stockholm. The upgrade of the connection will strengthen the stability of the local grid system to accommodate increased power demand.  Increased stability of the Stockholm area power grid combined with a need to also expand the grid to match the...

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Cimteq’s energy efficient factory checklist
Aug12

Cimteq’s energy efficient factory checklist

Improving your factory’s efficiency not only supports your reputation as a responsible business, it ultimately improves your bottom line. Here’s Cimteq’s handy list on how to implement some simple changes: Lighting Capitalise on natural light by maintaining clean windows and skylightsWhere possible, relocate staff and most regularly employed machinery to areas enjoying the most natural lightEducate the workforce on turning off lights....

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New cooperative marketing program promotes adoption of safer charger cables
Aug06

New cooperative marketing program promotes adoption of safer charger cables

As power levels rise for charging applications of mobile and portable devices, the need for safety increases. UL is offering a cooperative marketing program to accelerate the adoption of third-party safety-certified charging cable assemblies.  Who: Manufacturers with UL certified charging cables to UL 9990, Outline for Investigation Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Power Cables  What products are eligible for...

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Powering the offshore winds of change with Cimteq
Aug08

Powering the offshore winds of change with Cimteq

The benefits of wind energy are mainfold. Wind is a reliable and endless renewable which dramatically cuts carbon emissions. It is creating millions of new jobs across the world and creates an energy independence for those countries relying heavily on imported gas, coal or oil. Offshore ambition The UK’s offshore wind industry is still the largest producer of offshore wind energy in the world. Last year it announced its 2030 vision,...

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Ethernet robot cable from igus enables fast and reliable communication
Aug06

Ethernet robot cable from igus enables fast and reliable communication

igus has introduced a family of Ethernet/CAT5 chainflex cables, the CFROBOT8.PLUS, designed specifically for 6-axis robots. Suitable for torsion angles up to ±360 degrees, the cables have been tested in-house for several years and remain running fault-free for more than 15 million cycles. The number of robots used in manufacturing is growing rapidly. According to the estimate of the International Federation of...

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Hydro Group technology enables successful floating wind turbine test
Aug06

Hydro Group technology enables successful floating wind turbine test

An innovative floating wind turbine utilising Hydro Group connectivity is ready for commercial applications, following site tests which saw it generate 2.2GWh of electricity and face wave heights of up to 6.2m during the first half of 2019. The Floatgen Vestas V80 turbine, located in the SEM-REV marine renewable energy site off the coast of Le Croisic, France, uses subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group’s Hydro Renewable...

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New latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies address heavy vibration applications
Aug08

New latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies address heavy vibration applications

L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced that it has introduced a new series of latching USB 3.0 cable assemblies. These cables feature a latching mechanism on the Type-A male connector that ensures a secure, strong connection. Despite being one of the most successful standards and connector types for data connectivity, standard USB connectors are friction...

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Update on UL’s anti-counterfeiting initiative for the wire & cable industry
Aug02

Update on UL’s anti-counterfeiting initiative for the wire & cable industry

The UL brand protection team works diligently to protect and maintain the integrity of the UL family of Marks from counterfeiting activities. Here are key figures for some of our 2018 brand protection activities in China that were specifically for wire and cable products: Case Investigations: 41Customs Cases (China only): 32• Seized: 7 (22%)• Recalled: 2 (6%)Administrative Actions: 6Criminal Action: 1Online Enforcement Action (for...

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Quality cabling plays critical role for sprinkler system safety
Aug02

Quality cabling plays critical role for sprinkler system safety

Calls have been made recently by a number of influential industry bodies to make the installation of sprinklers mandatory in public buildings following a number of tragedies. Graham Turner of AEI Cables explains why the quality of cabling providing power for these systems is critical. Sprinkler systems are a very simple fire safety device to protect people and property in the event of a fire. When the temperature in a room fitted with...

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Cableworld Limited become BASEC Registered Stockist
Jul25

Cableworld Limited become BASEC Registered Stockist

Cableworld Limited, which provides a wide range of electrical cables and accessories has been awarded Registered Stockist certification status. This relays to customers of the company, based at Wingates Industrial Estate, Westhoughton, that all their products are of the highest quality and safety. Hinesh Vegad, business development and quality manager and his team, are delighted that their hard work to meet the stringent assessment...

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What’s keeping cable manufacturers awake at night?
Jul29

What’s keeping cable manufacturers awake at night?

Cable and wire manufacturers are facing unprecedented global challenges. Strong competition in particular is growing from countries with access to lower raw material and labour costs and greater Government subsidies.  Protecting market share against such aggressive pricing is at the forefront of every factory owner’s mind. Cimteq has shaped its software over some 20 years to help address the four key issues keeping cable...

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