Cimteq live at Wire China
Jul06

Cimteq live at Wire China

Cimteq is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at Wire China, Asia’s largest cable trade show.  The event takes place in Shanghai from 23 to 26 September 2020 and offers access to some 1,600 exhibitors. It’s the first live event Cimteq will be attending since the arrival of Covid-19 and the company will be sited in Hall 1, W1A04. Mike Braddock, Cimteq CEO, explains why they are continuing with their plans: “Whilst we...

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Cimteq takes the stage at CRU Wire and Cable 2020
Jun29

Cimteq takes the stage at CRU Wire and Cable 2020

Cimteq is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at the CRU Wire and Cable 2020 virtual conference next month. The company is also sponsoring the two-day event, which takes on 22 and 23 July 2020. It’s being hosted by CRU whose series of conferences have proved a popular meeting place for the world’s cable and wire makers and their supply chains for some 14 years. A fully immersive virtual experience awaits delegates, with...

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Think SMART – Act SMART!
Jun24

Think SMART – Act SMART!

Step changers are a real challenge. They take time to happen. But when they do, you can achieve the unimaginable. Smart Manufacturing is here. It is rewarding to experience the critical mass finally coming together, as you move towards a step-changing goal with determination and put the pieces in place step-by-step. Suddenly, you are able to achieve things you could never imagine possible. Today, Smart Manufacturing is such a step...

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Is it really possible to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes?
Jun19

Is it really possible to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes?

Cimteq is pleased to announce its webinar ‘Learn to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes’ will take place on Friday 10 July 2020 in the two timeslots of 10:00 (London) and 16:00 (London). The webinar will be presented by Frederik Becker, Regional Sales Manager (EMEA), Cimteq and Albert Groothedde, CEO, InnoVites. How cable design and build process can be accelerated will be the key focus of the webinar,...

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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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The shows must go on! Wire Dusseldorf and Wire China
Jun15

The shows must go on! Wire Dusseldorf and Wire China

As countries across the world are emerging from lockdown, there’s a collective focus on how the cable and wire community can come back even stronger than before. Cimteq is pleased to confirm its support of two important 2020 trade shows: Wire China (23 to 26 September 2020) and Wire Dusseldorf  (7 to 11 December 2020). As the largest cable trade show in Asia, Wire China offers access to some 1,600 exhibitors. While, Wire...

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The future for cable manufacture
Jun08

The future for cable manufacture

As many parts of the globe start to ease out of lockdown and resume elements of ‘business as usual’, the overall picture for cable manufacturing is anything but usual.  Safe working practices will need to be reviewed and physical distancing measures will need to be implemented for factories to be able to open and resume work. However, as a sector, cable manufacturers have an infinite capacity to adapt and discover new ways of...

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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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Machine tool manufacturer relies on complete solution from igus
May13

Machine tool manufacturer relies on complete solution from igus

Large gantry-style milling machines are the specialty of machine builder Kao Ming from Taiwan. The long travels of up to 13m provide challenging requirements for the supply of power and data. By choosing the guidelok from igus, Kao Ming decided in favour of a system that is reliable, robust and operates without support. Based in Feng Yuan City, Taiwan, Kao Ming is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of heavy-duty robotic...

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PM 265 Pay-off
May13

PM 265 Pay-off

New in fiber optic cable production – PM 265 Pay-off This is a new model fiber optic pay-off, sized for 50 km reels and equipped with features like the PM 305 model. Get ready for noticeably shorter set-up times. This high-speed motor driven fiber pay-off is designed for a wide variety of fiber optic secondary coating lines. The six reel position frames can combine into several configurations to handle a total of up to 24 fibers. The...

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Strategic partners host joint webinar to demonstrate unified cable design and testing solutions
May06

Strategic partners host joint webinar to demonstrate unified cable design and testing solutions

Date: Tuesday 19 MayTime: 10 am (GMT) and 4pm (GMT)Venue: register for the webinar Strategic partners, cable industry experts Cimteq and Aesa Cortaillod, are running a joint webinar on Tuesday 19 May 2020. The session, hosted by Amanda Shehab, Director at Cimteq and Manuel Felder, Senior Area Sales Manager at AESA, will demonstrate their unified cable testing solution from product design direct to cable testing equipment. The two...

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Strategic partnership announces first Japanese cable project
Apr30

Strategic partnership announces first Japanese cable project

Wire and cable industry experts Cimteq and Toho International Inc have entered into a new strategic partnership to launch CableBuilder – Cimteq’s cable design solution – into the Japanese wire and cable manufacturing market. Following the forging of the partnership, the companies are delighted to announce their first project together. UK-based Cimteq is an industry leader in cable design and manufacturing software. CableBuilder...

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Cimteq makes top Wales Tech 50 innovators!
Apr21

Cimteq makes top Wales Tech 50 innovators!

Cimteq has been recognised with a national innovation award run by tech publication BusinessCloud. The company made the magazine’s Wales Tech 50, a ranking of the country’s most innovative technology creators. A combination of reader votes and choices from an expert judging panel determined the final ranking. BusinessCloud editor Jonathan Symcox, who was among the judges, said: “Our inaugural Wales Tech 50 ranking highlights the...

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Innovative new drying solution set to revolutionise extrusion manufacturing market
Apr17

Innovative new drying solution set to revolutionise extrusion manufacturing market

UK-based ACI®, a world leader in industrial air movement solutions, has announced the launch of an innovative new profile drying solution that is set to revolutionise the extrusion manufacturing industry. Providing a custom drying solution for complex plastic and rubber extrusions, the Profile Dryer is a compact and efficient system, designed to draw out moisture from unusually shaped profiles such as EPDM rubber extrusions,...

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Cimteq hosts webinar on ‘How to create professional 3D wire and cable designs with CableBuilder 3D’
Apr08

Cimteq hosts webinar on ‘How to create professional 3D wire and cable designs with CableBuilder 3D’

Cimteq is hosting a webinar on Wednesday 22nd April 2020 at 10 am (GMT) and repeated at 4pm (GMT). The event, presented by Ali Shehab, President at Cimteq, demonstrates how to create professional, photo-realistic 3D images for use in reports, datasheets, quotations and catalogues. The webinar includes a tutorial on how to print 3D wire and cable models direct to your 3D printer. CableBuilder 3D leverages the power of Autodesk Inventor...

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WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2020 cancelled
Apr09

WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2020 cancelled

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. announces that its Board of Directors (BOD) has cancelled the WAI Operations Summit & Wire Expo 2020 due to the uncertain trajectory and effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was originally scheduled for June 3-4, 2020, at the Mohegan Sun Resort Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA. On March 19, 2020, WAI announced the suspension of the event, pending further investigation of the...

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New prototype launched by strategic partnership
Apr06

New prototype launched by strategic partnership

Strategic partners, cable industry experts Cimteq and Aesa Cortaillod, have announced the launch of a new prototype which integrates Cimteq’s cable design software, CableBuilder, with Aesa Cortaillod’s quality management software, CIQ. Since the announcement of a strategic partnership between the cable industry experts over 18 months ago, the two companies having been working together to develop this prototype which is the culmination...

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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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