VOTW-igus® engineering within brickworks
Aug10

VOTW-igus® engineering within brickworks

Brickworks are very harsh environments for any product, from the extreme dust and aggressive dirt to the high loads and fluctuating temperatures.  igus® energy chains protect the encapsulated cables whilst continuing to meet the high demands of the application. These chains endure severe conditions but thanks to their reinforced configuration this has no negative affect on the cables. This is the main reason that igus is...

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NKT lands turnkey high-voltage DC power cable contract for BorWin5
Aug11

NKT lands turnkey high-voltage DC power cable contract for BorWin5

NKT has been awarded a turnkey contract of below EUR 250m (below approx. DKK 1.86bn) by TenneT to deliver and install a high-voltage DC (direct current) XLPE power cable system for the BorWin5 project in Northern Germany. The order comprises the manufacturing of approx. 230 km of 320 kV high-voltage DC on-and offshore power cables and accessories as well as offshore installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria. NKT...

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Hellenic Cables to supply 66 kV inter-array cables and accessories
Jul10

Hellenic Cables to supply 66 kV inter-array cables and accessories

Hellenic Cables has been awarded a contract by Seaway 7, the Renewables business unit of Subsea 7, to supply 66kV inter-array cables and accessories for the Seagreen offshore wind farm.   The Seagreen offshore windfarm project is a 1,075MW project which is located 27 km off the Angus Coast in the Firth of Forth, off the coast of Scotland and will be developed and operated by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited. Once constructed, the windfarm...

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e-spool flex cable reel with spiral guide ensures more safety for control pendants and assembly areas
Jun16

e-spool flex cable reel with spiral guide ensures more safety for control pendants and assembly areas

The new e-spool flex from igus moves a single cable or hose safely and stows it away quickly whilst retaining an end-to-end connection. This increases safety at manual workstations and on control pendants. The spiral guide allows quick installation of the cable into the reel and the e-spool flex is ready for use. To use tools and control pendants flexibly in production, they require appropriately long cables and hoses. However, these...

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igus helps autonomous vehicles get to the bottom of ocean discovery
Jun03

igus helps autonomous vehicles get to the bottom of ocean discovery

As scientists delve into the study of climate change, new strategies and products are evolving to help them uncover data that is driving the world’s foremost crisis. The scientific community is obtaining significant information from international oceans, especially with the support of autonomous surface vehicles. Igus provided data cables and energy chains to support a recent assignment in ocean exploration. The United States-based...

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Belden announces copper and fiber cable & connectivity product line extensions
May29

Belden announces copper and fiber cable & connectivity product line extensions

Belden has brought to market five product line extensions in Q2 2020 that support wireless networks, remote power, smart buildings and fiber management applications. Offering the smallest Category 6A diameter (0.250” CMP/0.260” CMR) on the market, 10GXW Cables allow easy upgrades to Category 6A while staying within budget. Now this cable is available in a riser-rated version as well: 10GXW12. They also offer superior noise immunity,...

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Roxtec supplies whiskey maker Irish Distillers with cable safety seals for warehouse expansion project
May27

Roxtec supplies whiskey maker Irish Distillers with cable safety seals for warehouse expansion project

Roxtec has supplied a package of innovative cable sealing solutions to Irish Distillers Group to support an expansion of the company’s warehousing facilities. Ronan Mills, Roxtec Market Manager for Ireland, said the firm’s products were chosen to provide watertight and fireproof seals at cable entry points to the whiskey maker’s new maturation warehouses in Dungourney, County Cork. Irish Distillers produces a range of market-leading...

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icom.plus module enables predictive maintenance with flexible data integration for high IT security
May26

icom.plus module enables predictive maintenance with flexible data integration for high IT security

Being able to predict and plan maintenance is the goal pursued by igus with its smart plastics solutions. Intelligent sensors, for example, measure the wear of energy chains, chainflex cables, slewing rings and linear guides. With the new icom.plus communication module, the customer can now decide in which form they would like to incorporate the acquired data from the sensors. From an offline version for restricted security...

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igus opens virtual trade show 2020 to introduce more than 100 motion plastics innovations
May20

igus opens virtual trade show 2020 to introduce more than 100 motion plastics innovations

In its virtual trade show, igus presents more than 100 plastic innovations and product range additions from all areas of motion plastics. Around 400 square metres in size, the real stand is now open to online visitors and follows the theme ‘Cost down, Life up. It’s our job’. The trade show is part of the digital support given to customers, whereby personal guided tours, 1-to-1 meetings and group meetings on the stand can be arranged....

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igus adds two new sizes to its twisterband HD range for compact installation spaces
May08

igus adds two new sizes to its twisterband HD range for compact installation spaces

igus has now added two new sizes to its twisterband HD range with inner heights of 11mm and 18mm. The key advantage over slip ring systems is that it guides electrical, fibre optic and pneumatic cables all together. Target applications include rotary tables and robots. twisterband HD energy chains are already being used successfully in woodworking machines as well as in workpiece positioners in the automotive industry. They enable...

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L-com expands fiber product offering
May07

L-com expands fiber product offering

L-com has expanded its in stock offering of bulk fiber cable and fiber connectors to address high speed voice, video and data networking applications. L-com’s new bulk fiber cable line consists of single-mode and multimode (OM1, OM2 and OM3) fiber cable that is sold in intervals of one meter. Options include OFNR, OFNP and LSZH cable jackets, simplex, duplex and breakout cable styles as well as tactical military-style cable...

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Interview with Cheryl Craig, Business Segment Director for Industrial Laminates at LLFlex
Apr22

Interview with Cheryl Craig, Business Segment Director for Industrial Laminates at LLFlex

Tell our readers more about LLFlex? LLFlex is a global leader in laminated and coated products designed specifically for packaging and Industrial applications.    You recently opened a new manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Can you tell our readers more about this venture?     The new facility will be an extension of the LLFlex in Louisville but with the opportunity to provide more innovative...

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Belden launches REVConnect Systems
Apr16

Belden launches REVConnect Systems

Belden Inc. extends the benefits of its award-winning REVConnect connectivity line to entire end-to-end solutions by offering REVConnect Systems. They provide best-in-class performance guarantees across all category levels. Each REVConnect System includes cable and connectivity designed to meet the needs of demanding applications in use today and those coming tomorrow. These include emerging wireless and Power over Ethernet (PoE)...

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CMP launches new quad cable cleat range
Mar31

CMP launches new quad cable cleat range

Leading cable gland and cable cleat manufacturer, CMP Products, has launched its new quad cable cleat range ‘Saturn’ (QSDSS), which allows cables to be safely installed in quad formation. Designed and developed by CMP’s in-house R&D team, the Saturn quad cleat has a market-leading high short circuit rating of 152kA and has undergone stringent third party testing and certification to produce one of the strongest cleats of its kind....

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R&M continues its growth strategy
Mar09

R&M continues its growth strategy

R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, based in Wetzikon, Switzerland, is continuing its growth strategy: R&M closed the business year 2019 with an increase of 4.4 %; adjusted for currency effects, growth lies at 6.8%. The Group generated sales of CHF 276.7 million. The operating profit (EBIT) declined marginally due to high investment costs for the...

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LLFlex hires Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager
Feb27

LLFlex hires Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager

Veteran logistics compliance professional will support company’s supply chain regulatory efforts. LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, and tobacco packaging industries, has hired Kelly M. Steward as Trade Compliance Manager. In this role, Steward is responsible for running the Foreign Trade Zones in Kentucky and North Carolina, managing...

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LLFlex to open new North Carolina manufacturing facility in January 2020
Jan24

LLFlex to open new North Carolina manufacturing facility in January 2020

LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is set to open a new 73,500-square-foot fully integrated manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina, that will provide the company’s premium products and services to customers in the US and abroad. The new plant will significantly expand...

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CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history
Jan14

CRU brings its global gathering of cable makers and thought-leaders to London for the first time in its history

CRU, leading provider of cable news, analysis and consulting is to hold its 14th CRU Wire & Cable Conference on 8-10 June 2020. Attracting over 200 key executives, the conference is well established as the premier meeting place for the world’s cable makers and the insulated wire and cable supply chain. The event is set to take place in London for the first time in its history, close to CRU’s headquarters and promises to draw on...

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Towards a unified future!
Jan15

Towards a unified future!

R&M presents again its market outlook for 2020. Looking ahead, we’d like to share some insights into developments in Public, Data Center and LAN, which, until relatively recently, existed side by side with little overlap. However, as market segments keep merging, this separation will all but disappear… LAN Cabling trend #1: Convergence Deployments such as cloud, software-as-a-service, 5G, IoT and smart buildings have changed the...

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A clean connection: Han® F+B for the food industry
Dec05

A clean connection: Han® F+B for the food industry

High resistance and safe handling Businesses in the food industry who want to shorten set-up times and reduce production stoppages can do so by using connectors. As a result, HARTING have developed the Han® F+B series. The series is specially designed to provide strong resistance to detergents, function in a wide temperature range from -40 to +125° C and prevent the build-up of dirt. The housings are certified by Ecolab and have FDA...

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Van Oord / Cablel awards First Subsea Cable Protection System
Dec02

Van Oord / Cablel awards First Subsea Cable Protection System

Van Oord / Cablel has selected First Subsea to supply cable protection systems (CPS) for the Export Cables and Cross Over Protection for TenneT’s Net op zee Hollandse Kust (zuid) (Offshore Wind Farm located 20 kilometers off the coast of The Hague in the Netherlands). First Subsea will engineer, test and supply a CPS for the protection of the 220 kV Export Cables and the 66 kV Interlink Cable between the J-tube at the offshore...

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Continuing growth push, LLFlex names three more business development executives
Nov28

Continuing growth push, LLFlex names three more business development executives

LLFlex – a global leader in packaging materials and industrial laminate solutions for the building & construction, wire & cable, tobacco and other consumer packaging industries – is furthering its market expansion plans by naming three additional senior-level business development executives. Left to right – Shirreffs, Laverick and Lovett The initiative includes international growth: Jonathan Laverick has joined LLFlex as...

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Nexans wins major two-year global turbine cable supply contract for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Nov26

Nexans wins major two-year global turbine cable supply contract for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Nexans has been awarded a major two-year contract by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to suppy Windlink® cables for its onshore and offshore wind turbines. Leading the way forward in the renewable energy sector, Siemens Gamesa provides cleaner, more reliable and more affordable wind power. Its scale, global reach and proven track record ensures that the company will play a central role in shaping the energy landscape of the future. One...

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New backshell product development
Nov26

New backshell product development

The Single Arm Composite Backshell developed by SUNBANK is specifically designed to offer a robust and unique performance in terms of reliability and functionality for defense, aerospace and other harsh environment applications. Our design team took into consideration different scenarios and needs for protecting cable connections from damage and providing better strain relief. The Single Arm backshell family comes in 3 types of...

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New DCX Optical Distribution Frame from Belden optimizes fiber infrastructure ROI
Nov22

New DCX Optical Distribution Frame from Belden optimizes fiber infrastructure ROI

Belden is excited to announce its new DCX Optical Distribution Frame (ODF), a high-density cross-connect solution designed to optimize fiber infrastructure ROI. Ever-increasing data center bandwidth requirements, IP migration in broadcast environments and new stadium technology deployments (such as 5G and IoT) all require more fiber connections. These fiber connections need to be supported effectively while also ensuring easy access...

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SOURIAU expands its range of JMX push-pull connectors for the medical market
Nov15

SOURIAU expands its range of JMX push-pull connectors for the medical market

After being launched in the first quarter of 2017, JMX Plastic, SOURIAU’s very first range of connectors for electronic medical equipment gained attention at the Compamed trade show in Düsseldorf that same year. SOURIAU used this year’s edition of Compamed to announce that it has added larger sizes to its JMX Plastic range to meet an inrush of new electronic medical equipment that requires a higher contact density in order...

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Wrexham Mineral Cables launches new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems at ADIPEC
Nov10

Wrexham Mineral Cables launches new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems at ADIPEC

One of the world’s leading fire survival cable manufacturers, Wrexham Mineral Cables, is showcasing its new Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems for hazardous area applications, with a brand-new brochure being launched at this year’s ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, 11-14 November 2019. Its Fire Survival Mineral Insulated Electrical Cabling Systems are proven to safely carry a full electrical load for over 3 hours...

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AEI Cables clinches prestige Saudi Stock Exchange contract
Nov07

AEI Cables clinches prestige Saudi Stock Exchange contract

Specialists in fire performance cabling AEI Cables has been awarded a major contract to supply Mineral Insulated Cables (MIC) and accessories for the new prestigious Saudi Stock Exchange building in Riyadh. Working with its partners, the company will be supplying MIC to provide power and lighting with the highest level of fire performance for the top seven floors of the renowned Tadawul Tower building. Stuart Dover, general manager...

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icotek introduces new single cable entry plate
Oct31

icotek introduces new single cable entry plate

The KEL-SCDP is icotek’s latest cable entry plate. The cable entry plate is used to insert single cables without plugs and can be sealed at a rating up to IP65. With the KEL-SCDP-RW, icotek also provides a version for the use in the rail technology. The KEL-SCDP has a sealing range of 5 to 36 mm. The assembly and the routing of cables are kept simple. Depending on the cable / hose diameter, the sealing grooves can be easily...

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Video of the Week – What is the alternative to busbars for storage and retrieval systems?
Oct30

Video of the Week – What is the alternative to busbars for storage and retrieval systems?

The narrow, compact and fast movements found in storage and retrieval units are common usage scenarios for busbar systems. However, a big disadvantage is that they can only be used for power transmission. With the advent of smart warehousing, being without control and data signals is not an option. The micro flizz MF10 energy chain system overcomes this by guiding power, data and other media, such as fluids, simultaneously in the...

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