New in low voltage cable production
Apr01

New in low voltage cable production

FPO / FTU 14 Pay-off and Take-up The FPO / FTU 14 is a floor traversing pay-off and take-up, available in either a tire or dog pin drive version. With the tire drive version, a double tire configuration ensures traction even at high cable tensions. The equipment is rated for reels weighing up to 14 tons and has a capacity to handle a wide range of reel diameters. Spooling is possible in any vertical position leading to faster reel...

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Register your vote for Cimteq in Wales Tech 50
Mar23

Register your vote for Cimteq in Wales Tech 50

Cimteq is delighted to be nominated for inclusion in the Wales Tech 50 list. It is one of 85 companies in the country that have been shortlisted as an innovative tech company. The shortlist is based on research undertaken and nominations received by awarding body, Business Cloud Media. Companies have been nominated with two key indicators in mind: their ability to disrupt their industry and to demonstrate a real impact. Mike Braddock,...

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Cimteq 3D Printer competition and tutorial move online
Mar20

Cimteq 3D Printer competition and tutorial move online

Following the recent announcement that Wire Dusseldorf (originally due to take place this Spring), has been rescheduled to run from 7 to 11 December 2020, Cimteq is looking at alternative ways to share some of the messages that it had planned for the show. In line with this, the company is rolling out three new ways of sharing the message. The first relates to the competition to win a Wanhao i3Plus Duplicator 3D Printer. Cimteq is...

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How can the cable industry reduce the risk of CPR non-conformance?
Mar17

How can the cable industry reduce the risk of CPR non-conformance?

Since July 2017, manufacturers and dealers have been obliged to comply with the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). This classification system applies across the EU and relates to the fire behaviour of construction products, with the aim of improving the safety of buildings. The Regulation, rightly so, has accelerated the drive of the cable industry to improve cable safety.  It applies to those cables considered to be...

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Revolutionary new drying solution set to significantly cut costs for cable and wire manufacturing sector
Mar11

Revolutionary new drying solution set to significantly cut costs for cable and wire manufacturing sector

UK-based ACI®, a world leader in industrial air movement solutions, has announced the launch of an innovative new range of cable drying products that are set to transform the cable, wire and extrusion industry.  Putting an end to quality-check failures due to the presence of moisture in production, ACI’s new solution is set to save the extrusion industry many thousands of pounds each year.  Specially engineered to...

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New date for wire and Tube Düsseldorf
Mar06

New date for wire and Tube Düsseldorf

7 to 11 December 2020 The world’s leading international trade fairs for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industry, wire and Tube, will take place from 7 to 11 December 2020 at Düsseldorf Fairgrounds. This is Messe Düsseldorf’s timely response to the postponement of the industry highlights announced at the end of February. It was agreed in consultation with all partners involved in order to counteract the increasingly dynamic...

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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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Cimteq achieves Silver Award in Investors in People
Mar02

Cimteq achieves Silver Award in Investors in People

Cimteq is pleased to announce it has secured a Silver Award under the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation programme. IIP assessors awarded the Silver accreditation after a six-week assessment period in which all Cimteq staff were invited to undertake online surveys. In selected cases, and in order to represent each department, more in-depth face-to-face interviews also took place. Common feedback from the Cimteq workforce was that...

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Messe Düsseldorf postpones wire and Tube Düsseldorf 2020
Mar01

Messe Düsseldorf postpones wire and Tube Düsseldorf 2020

Messe Düsseldorf GmbH is postponing the international No 1 trade fairs for the wire, cable, tube and pipe industries – wire and Tube Düsseldorf. In close coordination with all partners involved, the company will promptly discuss alternative trade fair dates in order to guarantee planning can reliably proceed. In doing so, we are following the recommendation of the crisis management team of the German government to take into...

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Convenient testing and fault diagnosis for MV cables
Feb26

Convenient testing and fault diagnosis for MV cables

If your work involves installing, commissioning or maintaining medium-voltage cables that work at up to 36 kV, Megger’s new VLF Sinus 62 kV test set will provide all of the test and diagnostic functions you need in a single unit that’s compact, versatile and easy-to-use. The VLF Sinus 62 kV is a multifunctional device: it performs withstand testing with DC or VLF sine and rectangular waveforms, sheath fault testing and, when used with...

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Cimteq opens 3D Printer competition ahead of Wire Dusseldorf
Feb19

Cimteq opens 3D Printer competition ahead of Wire Dusseldorf

Excitement is building for Wire Dusseldorf 2020, not least because Cimteq’s event competition with the chance to win a 3D Printer is now open to applications. Taking place on 30 March – 3 April 2020, Wire Dusseldorf is considered to be the cable and wire industry’s most important bi-annual trade show. As it is particularly renowned for showcasing the industry’s most cutting-edge innovations, it presents the perfect backdrop for...

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Cimteq’s Alun Owens wins IWMA’s Young Person Award 2020
Feb17

Cimteq’s Alun Owens wins IWMA’s Young Person Award 2020

As part of its 50th anniversary this year, the IWMA is celebrating its Wire & Cable Industry Young Person of the Year Award. Cimteq is delighted to announce that Alun Owens, one of its newest Support Team Leads, has been announced as the Award winner. The cable industry, like many other manufacturing industries, has found it difficult to recruit staff at the skills levels needed to build the smart factories of the future. ...

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New England Wire Technologies Corporation announces CableSuite rollout
Feb06

New England Wire Technologies Corporation announces CableSuite rollout

New England Wire Technologies (NEWT) is the first global wire and cable manufacturer to go live with the complete cable business application, CableSuite. With over 400 employees working across three sites, this New Hampshire company has been producing one-of-a-kind wire and cable solutions for over 100 years. This agility is supported by the fact that all proprietary equipment and tooling is designed and built inhouse; allowing it to...

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Astonishing curing calculation for flexible factory joints
Feb07

Astonishing curing calculation for flexible factory joints

Astonishing Curing Calculation for Flexible Factory Joints Flexible vulcanized joints (FVJ) also known as flexible factory joints are typically used in extending delivery lengths of extruded subsea cables. Lengths of XLPE insulated cable core are often limited by the capacity of extrusion, degassing or basket lay-up. Factory joints overcome these constraints. Extend subsea cable lengths The quality of the factory joint has to be as...

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New in EHV cable production
Feb06

New in EHV cable production

New in EHV cable production – Synchronized X-ray scan at cold end /// Explore Two X-ray gauges are used in CV lines to measure thicknesses, concentricity and diameter during production of MV, HV and EHV cables. Now, the second gauge at the cold end (after end seal) is orientable to give a synchronized visual of measurements taken by the first gauge at the hot end. Samples no longer need to be cut out of quality insulated cable,...

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Designing fit-for-purpose cable
Jan30

Designing fit-for-purpose cable

For anyone who is new to the cable industry, it can be difficult to navigate. There are, quite literally, hundreds of variations of cables. Advising customers on the most appropriate cable or cable combination takes skill and an in-depth understanding of end use. Since 80% of the cost of the end product is attributed to the material alone, it’s paramount that cables are designed to be fit for purpose and therefore avoid costly scrap....

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Why is Atlanta such a hub for cable manufacturing?
Jan23

Why is Atlanta such a hub for cable manufacturing?

As Cimteq prepares for February’s Argus Advanced Wire & Cable North America, it’s a fitting time to consider what makes this city such a magnet for the cable manufacturing community. Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the US state of Georgia.  The city was rebuilt to become  a modern economy less reliant on agriculture following widespread burning during the Civil War. Its status as the unofficial capital...

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How do we improve internal communications?
Jan20

How do we improve internal communications?

A lack of communication is universally cited as a reason for things going wrong within a company; it’s raised in grievances, exit strategies and in day-to-day engagement amongst colleagues. A workforce that doesn’t feel informed on their company’s direction and strategy quickly becomes disenfranchised which ultimately costs the business in terms of productivity and staff turnover. So how can a company improve its internal...

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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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Cimteq’s acclaimed Academy: a commitment to digital transformation
Jan13

Cimteq’s acclaimed Academy: a commitment to digital transformation

Expert knowledge about all things cable is at the very heart of the Cimteq cable design and manufacturing business. In a bold move to share this knowhow more broadly, Cimteq embarked on an ambitious digitisation plan. The aptly named Cimteq Academy was launched in the Summer of 2019 and seeks to help build skills in digital transformation across the global cable and wire industry. The Academy includes a wealth of learning materials...

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Madem-Moorecraft Reels has now doubled its production capacity in Tarboro, NC
Jan13

Madem-Moorecraft Reels has now doubled its production capacity in Tarboro, NC

Madem-Moorecraft has just completed the installation of a new, fully automatic production line for nailed wooden reels.  This new line utilizes the latest technology for automated CNC machines and our proprietary ink jet printing system. The new investment will increase the annual sales capacity for the company to $35 million dollars. Additionally, Madem-Moorecraft will potentially serve more than 25 cable manufacturers in the...

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Cimteq’s 3D Printer Showcase at Wire Dusseldorf
Dec23

Cimteq’s 3D Printer Showcase at Wire Dusseldorf

Cimteq is happy to confirm its support for Wire Dusseldorf 2020, and with a very exciting addition to its exhibition stand. The event, taking place on 30 March – 3 April 2020, is considered to be the cable and wire industry’s most important bi-annual trade show. Particularly renowned for showcasing the industry’s most cutting-edge innovations, it firmly sets the scene for a new decade of transformation in the sector. Wire Dusseldorf...

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Cimteq Executive Board strengthened by appointment of new CEO
Dec19

Cimteq Executive Board strengthened by appointment of new CEO

Cimteq has strengthened its Executive Board with the appointment of Mike Braddock as its new CEO. The appointment marks a new chapter in the company’s history as it embarks on an ambitious programme of growth for the next decade. Mike’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Cimteq. Only 12 months on from a £2.5 million investment from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund, Cimteq’s growth strategy has already accelerated with an...

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Cimteq confirmed as Bronze sponsor of Advanced Wire and Cable North America
Dec16

Cimteq confirmed as Bronze sponsor of Advanced Wire and Cable North America

Cimteq is delighted to announce its Bronze sponsorship of Argus Advanced Wire and Cable North America 2020. The conference, taking place on 3 February – 4 February 2020 in Georgia, is considered to be one of the world’s leading events in exploring new technologies in cable and connectivity materials, products, processes and applications. Supporting such key conferences is a cornerstone of Cimteq’s ambitious three-year growth...

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Step into Maillefer’s circle at wire 2020
Dec16

Step into Maillefer’s circle at wire 2020

You will want to be present at the most important industry event happening in Düsseldorf, Germany from March 30 to April 3, 2020. Everyone who is anyone in the cable industry will be there. We are keeping with the biennial tradition of inviting our customers and visitors to Maillefer stand 10 / C22, where they will be greeted with innovation, exciting technology, smart solutions and, most importantly, a competent and welcoming face....

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Cimteq 2019: A year in review
Dec12

Cimteq 2019: A year in review

2019 has arguably been Cimteq’s busiest and most successful year. Let us share with you our highlights! January Cimteq begins work with the Foresight Group to develop an accelerated growth strategy following a £2.5 million investment from the Foresight Regional Investment Fund. Foresight’s Investment Manager Matthew Pomroy notes the team at Cimteq’s ‘exceptional expertise in the sector’ and the ‘significant opportunity to grow Cimteq...

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DHC Crosshead for rubber cable production

DHC 60/90 /Enter crosshead A perfect solution for single and dual layer extrusion of LV and MV rubber cables. With the quick change of tools, products can be programmed with minimum down time of the production line. The conical design allows improved contact between parts with improved centering, sealing and heat transmission. Conical parts are also easier to assemble and dismantle. Large flow channels minimize the melt pressure. The...

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WAI to add two new technical advisors to further its mission
Dec12

WAI to add two new technical advisors to further its mission

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces the appointment of Dane G. Armendariz as the association’s first Technical Advisor, in a role that commences on January 1, 2020. In this position Armendariz will serve as consultant to help assemble ferrous-related educational programming for upcoming conferences. He will also be a resource for WAI members in need of technical expertise within their organizations. WAI plans to...

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A factory environment that welcomes all
Dec09

A factory environment that welcomes all

The legal framework surrounding diversity and equality sets minimum standards to ensure that no individual is placed at a disadvantage because of their age, disability, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or social background. Celebrating diversity in fact has benefits beyond simply being legally compliant; it is recognised as improving staff wellbeing and engagement. Initiatives that work for one company may not...

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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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