Harnessed readycable for e-chains transmits energy and data securely in compact installation space
Aug05

Harnessed readycable for e-chains transmits energy and data securely in compact installation space

In order to supply modern motors with energy and data, users need appropriate cables that function reliably, even at high accelerations and on long travels. Especially for dynamic use, igus has now developed a hybrid cable that is offered as a drive solution for the new Bosch Rexroth motors. It combines an energy and data cable in one and is therefore also ideal for compact installation spaces. igus also offers the...

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Manatua Consortium confirms One Polynesia fibre cable ready
Jul28

Manatua Consortium confirms One Polynesia fibre cable ready

Leaders of the four nations behind the Manatua One Polynesia Cable Project have announced that the cable was accepted last week from turnkey supplier and submarine cable leader, SubCom. They further announced that, following final checks and preparations by the four operators managing the project as the Manatua Consortium, comprising Office des Postes et Télécommunications (OPT) in French Polynesia, Avaroa Cable Limited (ACL) in the...

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Nexans to sell Berk-Tek to Leviton
Jul20

Nexans to sell Berk-Tek to Leviton

Nexans has announced the execution of an agreement to sell Berk-Tek, a leading US based manufacturer of local area network cables, to Leviton.   Christopher Guérin, Nexans CEO: “Our Berk-Tek colleagues will join a long-term partner with the best strategic fit to answer customers demand around connectivity. Together with Leviton, the Berk-Tek team will focus on developing innovative local area network solutions that are critically...

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Draka releases guide to Bend Insensitive Fibres
Jul09

Draka releases guide to Bend Insensitive Fibres

Draka, a brand of Prysmian Group, is pleased to announce the arrival of a comprehensive new technology guide: ‘Bend-Insensitive Fibres: a key component of future-proof networks. Bend-insensitive single mode fibres (ITU-T G.657.A1 and G.657.A2) are the only fibres capable of securing the whole fibre spectrum, especially at the longer wavelengths (1625 nm and above), by minimising losses linked to macro and...

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Leoni with new DC cable family for more efficient production
Jul07

Leoni with new DC cable family for more efficient production

Leoni is working on the DC-INDUSTRY project together with other companies from industry and four research institutes. The aim is the efficient use of direct current (DC) in production. The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and will run for three years. The Leoni AG is with it´s business units Automation & Drives und Tailor-Made Products is one of 39 companies participating in the DC-INDUSTRY...

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UL announces new Wire & Cable training offering and virtual classroom training in October
May15

UL announces new Wire & Cable training offering and virtual classroom training in October

UL’s Wire & Cable Division is pleased to announce new customer training opportunities, with three virtual classroom training workshops available for booking in October: Appliance Wiring Material (UL 758), on 13 October 2020, 1pm – 5pm CESTCommunications (under 300 V) and Optical Fiber Cables – UL 444, UL 13, UL 1651, UL 1655, UL 1424, UL 1425, UL 2250, on 8 October 2020, 1pm – 5pm CESTFlexible Cords & Cables...

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Draka UC HOME Cat.7: Improved fire protection for safe smart living
Jun23

Draka UC HOME Cat.7: Improved fire protection for safe smart living

The BU Multimedia Solutions (MMS) of the Prysmian Group now offers the Draka UC HOME Cat.7 SS26 S/FTP Cca, a new data cable for home cabling that meets all the requirements of the CPR fire protection class Cca s1a d1 a1, which is valid throughout Europe. It is characterized by very low smoke emission and release of corrosive gases, delayed heat release and reduced flame propagation, acid and droplet formation. The high fire resistance...

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Stay connected while staying at home: Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference
Jun09

Stay connected while staying at home: Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference

The world is facing an unprecedented challenge. As an industry, it is imperative we respond to today’s unique challenges and understand the role the wire and cable industry can play in bringing social and economic recovery.During the crisis, CRU will continue to inform and equip decision-makers with high-quality information and discussion. With that in mind, CRU Events launch Wire & Cable 2020 Virtual Conference, being...

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The only ESA qualified cable assembly for the latest generation of Q band satellites
Jun15

The only ESA qualified cable assembly for the latest generation of Q band satellites

Only Axon’ Cable currently provides a range of RF cable assemblies up to 45 GHz which has been QPL qualified by ESA according to the ESCC3408/003 specification.  Up to twice as light as non-approved equivalent products, these cable assemblies achieve excellent electrical characteristics.  In short, this is an ideal solution for antennae designed for telecommunication satellites operating in the Q band (45 GHz). A development...

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Hexatronic to acquire UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics Ltd.
Jun05

Hexatronic to acquire UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics Ltd.

Hexatronic has entered into an agreement to acquire all shares in the UK-based fiber optic company Tech Optics. Tech Optics is a fiber optic products supplier and cable assembly manufacturer, established since 1988. The company specialises in applications within harsh environments, for example defence, aerospace, oil and gas industry. Tech Optics is an approved supplier to the UK defence industry and provides many leading companies...

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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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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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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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£10.5m full fibre network to power economic growth across Aberdeenshire
May07

£10.5m full fibre network to power economic growth across Aberdeenshire

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has been awarded a £10.5m full fibre project by Aberdeenshire Council, spanning up to 200km, with the aim of improving the delivery of public services to the community and boosting economic activity and quality of life in the area. This latest collaboration is a continuation of a 20-year-strong partnership between the two parties. The project comes under the banner of the Aberdeen City Region Deal (ACRD). It is...

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Downsizing and upgrading in one: igus Single Pair Ethernet cable for energy chains
Apr29

Downsizing and upgrading in one: igus Single Pair Ethernet cable for energy chains

Every day, sensors generate vast amounts of data worldwide and this continues to rise. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) technology offers completely new opportunities to transmit these data streams reliably even in the most confined areas of the machine. Developed for use in energy chains, igus introduces the chainflex CFBUS.PUR.042 SPE cable. While a few years ago CAT5 was the standard and CAT5e was a quantum leap, CAT6a and...

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Draka fibre portfolio upgraded with Cca and B2ca stranded loose tubes cables up to 432 fibres
Apr28

Draka fibre portfolio upgraded with Cca and B2ca stranded loose tubes cables up to 432 fibres

Using all of Prysmian Group’s innovation, Draka now specifies up to 432 fibre B2ca compliant cables as part of its warranted Draka Universal Cabling (UC) System. To further enhance the practicality, the new N-series design is the first gel-filled non-metallic fibre cable suitable for internal and external applications. Gel filling is the recognised solution for water blocking and the unique gel combined with FireRes LSHF-FR sheathing...

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Prysmian Group announces world’s first 180µm fibre cable for FTTx and 5G networks
Apr23

Prysmian Group announces world’s first 180µm fibre cable for FTTx and 5G networks

Prysmian Group launches the world’s first commercially available 180µm fibre cable. Further to previous announcements for BendBrightXS 180µm fibre and Sirocco HD cables, Prysmian combines the two technologies to launch its Sirocco Extreme microduct cable with 288 fibres in a diameter of 6.5mm, providing world record diameter and fibre density for a blown microduct cable of 288 fibres. With a fibre density of 8.7 fibres per mm2 it is...

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UL publishes its 2019 Annual Report
Apr13

UL publishes its 2019 Annual Report

UL’s 2019 annual report is now available at annualreport.UL.com. This year’s report showcases UL’s successes through the lens of progression, protection and sustainability, and highlights the transformative year 2019 was, with leadership changes and growth through acquisitions and laboratory openings. Featuring stories about how UL collaborates with multiple stakeholders, addresses tough challenges and...

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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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LAPP expands its portfolio for Industrial Communication
Mar26

LAPP expands its portfolio for Industrial Communication

Cables, connectors, switches – LAPP customers can find a comprehensive portfolio for all applications and standards in industrial communication – from a single source and all with LAPP’s manufacturing expertise. This portfolio is constantly being expanded. The ETHERLINE SERVO DQ FD P Cat.5e is a servo feedback cable. It is adapted for the open SIEMENS DRIVE-CLiQ® system interface for use in SIEMENS SINAMICS-S120 drive systems....

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Hengtong releases two new ultra-small optical fiber products
Mar25

Hengtong releases two new ultra-small optical fiber products

Hengtong has launched two novel 180 micron SMF, BoneCom®Smini-G.652.D series used for MAN and trunk transmission network and BendCom®Smini-G.657.A2 series with excellent bending performance. Compared with the traditional 245 micron fiber and 200 micron small diameter fiber, the novel fiber has a smaller size of 180 microns, a reduction of around 30% and 10% respectively. The fiber has less cost, better attenuation and more stable...

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Draka strengthens UC Connect system by launching smallest OD 2- 24 fibre central tube cables in market
Mar18

Draka strengthens UC Connect system by launching smallest OD 2- 24 fibre central tube cables in market

Prysmian Group has dramatically revised the design of the Draka E-Series fibre cables, which form part of the Draka UC Connect cabling system.  The central tube of up to 24 fibre family of cables now comes with a 20% reduction in outer diameters, making it the smallest cable available in its class. The Draka E-Series suite of cables are also the only non-metallic cables with gel-filled tubes that carry Cca &...

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LAPP receives important certification for Asia
Mar18

LAPP receives important certification for Asia

LAPP has received the coveted certification for the CC-Link IE standard for ETHERLINE®. CCLink is an internationally recognised standard for sensor/actuator networks. It was developed by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and subsequently published as an “open” network. CC-Link is the leading protocol in Asia in particular. CC-Link is very widely used as a standard, especially in China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan. “The Asian market is very...

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CommScope fiber is backbone of Allegiant Stadium
Mar13

CommScope fiber is backbone of Allegiant Stadium

CommScope’s fiber optic and copper cabling has been installed in Allegiant Stadium, the new 65,000-seat home of the Las Vegas Raiders. The 227 miles of fiber and more than 1.5 million feet of copper is helping to create the ultimate experience for Raiders fans by supporting over 2,400 screens, 1,700 Wi-Fi 6 access points, and Allegiant Stadium’s Distributed Antenna System (DAS). The 100G fiber backbone and 10G CAT 6A copper will...

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Nexans donates wires and cables valued at 1.08 million yuan to support city of Suzhou
Mar12

Nexans donates wires and cables valued at 1.08 million yuan to support city of Suzhou

Nexans China announces a direct donation to the Suzhou Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with wires and cables worth 1.08 million yuan to facilitate its relocation. In active fighting of coronavirus outbreak under the leadership of local government, Nexans China realized the importance of disease prevention and public health service to local inhabitants, and made the decision of donation.  “At Nexans, we are always...

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Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers
Mar11

Corning introduces industry’s first ultra-low-loss, smaller-diameter fibers

Corning has added a series of smaller, denser additions to its portfolio of long-haul fiber and cable innovations, including the world’s first submarine and terrestrial long-haul fibers in a 200-micron diameter. The fiber and cable innovations are designed to help network operators stay ahead of bandwidth needs driven by 5G in access networks, as well as high-performance applications like augmented reality and artificial intelligence...

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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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CityFibre reveals 36 more towns and cities to benefit from full fibre
Mar06

CityFibre reveals 36 more towns and cities to benefit from full fibre

CityFibre has revealed 36 additional locations to benefit from full fibre as part of its up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme, targeting up to 8 million premises. In parallel, CityFibre has also accelerated the mobilisation of its network build capabilities, with a process underway to award £1.5bn in construction contracts by the summer and network build brought forward in the vast majority of these towns and cities by the end...

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Draka welcomes NG Bailey as a technology partner
Mar02

Draka welcomes NG Bailey as a technology partner

Draka is pleased to recognise NG Bailey’s IT Services business as a Technology Partner.  This partnership will strengthen the collaboration between the two companies on future product application and development. NG Bailey, the UK’s leading independent engineering and services business, has been a Draka UC Connect Installation Partner for eight years.  As an Installation Partner, it is...

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