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Leoni Introduces Automated Production...

by wireworld on 08/30/2017 - 06:41 am
Tag: Press Releases

The digitalization trend has made autonomous driving possible while also boosting the development and production of wiring systems. Leoni already uses networked machines at its production plants, draws on virtual reality to improve efficiency and deploys collaborative robots to manufacture cable harnesses. At the IAA (Stand D40, Hall 4.1.), Europe's leading supplier of cables and cable systems for the automotive sector and other industries will be presenting its future-oriented solutions for increased automation and robot support in the manufacture of wiring systems.

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Leoni started fully automatic production of partial cable harnesses as long ago as 2014. Here, mach ...

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Nexans' New Cable-Laying Vessel to Br...

by wireworld on 08/29/2017 - 09:53 am
Tag: Press Releases

As global energy demand continues to grow, the need for clean energy is becoming ever more urgent. In the face of growing concerns around climate change, energy transition is now a top priority on the international agenda. Today, not only are nations developing their own renewable energy strategies, but they are also cooperating with other countries with the aim of optimizing their use of resources by building common infrastructure, both on land and offshore. To drive this fundamental shift in the global energy production and distribution with the ever-increasing importance of clean energy, Nexans is proud to announce that it has started the construction of a new cable-laying vessel for subm ...

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JSW Steel In Talks With Cevital To Ac...

by wireworld on 08/29/2017 - 09:45 am
Tag: Acquisitions

Sajjan Jindal-owned JSW Steel is in talks with Algeria's Cevital Group to acquire its Aferpi steel mill in Italy for USD 100 million, a source reported. The private steel maker had earlier tried to acquire the mill in 2014, when it was known as Lucchini. The Algerian conglomerate Cevital however acquired Lucchini and renamed the it Acciaierie e Ferriere di Piombino (Aferpi).

JSW Steel is in talks with Cevital Group to acquire Aferpi, an industry source confirmed.   JSW Steel may offer a financial consideration of USD 100 million (about Rs 639 crore) to Cevital Group to acquire the mill, the source said.

JSW Steel is planning to increase its manufacturing capacity to 40-45 mill ...

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IWCS 2017 – Rosendahl Nextrom Preview

by wireworld on 08/25/2017 - 07:59 am

The Rosendahl Nextrom team from our sales and service office in Hickory, NC, will be on site to present our new manufacturing solutions. At IWCS we will hold a presentation on our advanced gas flow control and injection system for foamed PP, PE and FEP data and coaxial cables. These material properties have inspired our development teams to reach even more ambitious goals. And these teams are creating processes that stand out with the lowest scrap rates and extremely high production efficiency.

We will also take along our solutions for ribbon and loose tube production for fiber optic cables. In particular, our high-performance loose tube line has been equipped with a special RX5 crosshead, ...

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Scunthorpe's British Steel Goes Globa...

by wireworld on 08/24/2017 - 09:42 am
Tag: Press Releases

The Scunthorpe-based British Steel company has gone global by opening nine international offices.  New offices have been set-up in the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore and Taiwan.

The bid for global status comes more than a year after Greybull Capital paid a nominal £1 to take over the former loss-making Tata Steel Long Products business in Scunthorpe .

Peter Bernscher, the British Steel chief executive, said: "The implementation of the overseas offices marks the beginning of our journey as we move from strength to strength, helping our customers to build sustainable futures across the globe.

"Our new positioning allows us to ensure local servi ...

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CWind To Install Fibre Optic Cable At...

by wireworld on 08/22/2017 - 04:35 pm
Tag: Projects

CWind, the subsidiary of Global Marine Group (GMG) has secured a contract for installing fibre optic cable at the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm, being built off the coast of Sussex, UK.

The contract has been awarded by German electric utility company E.ON.

The installation of the fibre optic cable will help in establishing a vital communications link for the wind farm and the work is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

CWind's installation will centre on a 96-fibre armoured cable supplied from Hexatronic. To ensure appropriate cable protection in the hard chalk seabed, it will be installed by the CS Recorder using the proven Hi-Plough.  

The Rampion ...

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AEI Cables’ Pride As Largest Warship ...

by wireworld on 08/21/2017 - 08:05 pm
Tag: Projects

Leading North East cable supplier AEI Cables proudly watched as the biggest warship ever to be built in Britain sailed into harbour – with more than 1800 miles of cables supplied by the company powering the vessel.

The volume of cables delivered by AEI Cables for the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carrier programme amounted to 340 Mount Everests in height or slightly longer than the distance from London to Moscow.

The company, based at Birtley in the North East, was responsible for the design, manufacture and delivery of a state-of-the-art range of naval power, instrumentation and communications wires and cables.

The challenge involved the supply of more than three million metres of ...

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Asia Pacific To Lead Global Markets F...

by wireworld on 08/18/2017 - 06:39 am
Tag: Wire Southeast Asia

According to the Wire and Cable: Materials, Technologies and Global Markets report by BCC Research, the wire and cable materials market is to grow to US$ 297.4 billion by 2019 with a five-year CAGR of 7.7%, largely due to the continuously rising applications across end-use industries, including telecommunication, power, automotive and construction. Asia Pacific presently dominates, accounting for over half of the global wire and cable materials market, and the presence of several manufacturing-based economies in the region will continue to drive the market for wire and cable materials.

Over 400 international companies from more than 30 countries, including national and country groups from ...

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Rusal Commissions US$5.6 Million Faci...

by wireworld on 08/17/2017 - 06:34 am
Tag: Projects

Russian Federation's U.C. Rusal announced the beginning of a project to produce a new variant of aluminium alloy wire rods at its Kandalaksha aluminium smelter (KAZ).

Rusal began the US$5.6 million project in March 2016, which included the installation of a series of four state-of-the-art furnaces specially designed for hardening 6101-T4 aluminium alloy. The facility also includes a loading and unloading table, a transborder, and two drying chambers. The new complex has a projected capacity of 68 thousand metric tons per annum of hardened wire rod, which the company says will be sold to both domestic and overseas customers.

According to Rusal, the process is unique as it involves hardening ...

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PWM’S Cold Welders In Action At Wire ...

by wireworld on 08/16/2017 - 09:30 am
Tag: Wire Southeast Asia

PWM will present its full range of British-made manual cold welding machines at wire Southeast Asia on stand C22.

The range includes the heavy-duty M101 machine, the smaller BM30 and BM10 models and three hand-held machines, all precision engineered in PWM’s own workshops to produce strong consistent welds.

The best-selling M101 cold welder is designed for welding non-ferrous wire, strip and profile, and can also be used to weld strip for armouring lines. Robust, reliable and low maintenance, the M101 can be used on a workbench or supplied with a trolley. A versatile machine, it will weld copper wire 1mm to 3.60mm (.040” to .141”) and aluminium 1mm to 5mm (.197”).&n ...

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