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British Steel Announces £50 Million I...

by wireworld on 07/23/2018 - 08:39 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

British Steel has announced the biggest single investment in its manufacturing operations for a decade with a £50 million (€56 million euro) scheme to upgrade its wire rod business. 

The investment will significantly improve the quality and range of wire rod produced at the company’s headquarters in Scunthorpe, England, enabling it to grow in current markets and enter new ones­ – inside and outside the UK.

The new facility will allow for a wider range of sizes (up to 28mm) with tighter tolerances to be achieved, as well as allowing for improvements in surface condition and microstructural properties.

The expenditure is in addition to the £120 mil ...

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WAI’s First Regional Edition Of Funda...

by wireworld on 07/18/2018 - 11:14 am
Tag: Press Releases

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc. reports its long-running and content-refined Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing course will be held in its first standalone, regional edition on October 10, 2018, at the Sheraton McKinney Hotel in McKinney, Texas, USA.

This concentrated introductory workshop provides a solid grounding in the essentials of wire and cable manufacturing presented by experts in the field. It is WAI’s most successful training program and refresher course for new hires, sales teams, and operations personnel.

“The program has become so popular in recent years that we wanted to expand it by offering it regionally too, outside of the confines of WAI’ ...

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Hengtong Optic-Electric Sells Submari...

by wireworld on 07/18/2018 - 11:02 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Hengtong Optic-Electric is poised to provide submarine cable to a large offshore wind farm built by China Longyuan Power Group in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, which will further entrench Hengtong’s leading position in the submarine cable market.

Its subsidiary Jiangsu Hengtong HV Power Cable System recently received the winning bid award, per which it will supply 35kV submarine optic/electric composite cable and accessories for the 200 megawatt offshore wind farm in the waters off Dafeng district, Jiangsu, with the contract worth CNY98 million (USD14.65 million), the locally-based cable maker recently announced.

The winning bid will improve and consolidate the subsidiary&r ...

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Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading W...

by wireworld on 07/18/2018 - 11:00 am
Tag: Press Releases

Governor Eric Holcomb joined executives from Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading Wire Indiana Inc. to cut the ribbon on the company's 150,000-square-foot facility in Shelbyville. The $50 million project is expected to create up to 70 jobs by 2021.

The facility was first announced in June 2016 before Holcomb took office. The company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp., who said at the groundbreaking ceremony it had selected Shelbyville for its central location, established manufacturing industry and skilled workforce.

The new plant is the company's first in the U.S. for its bar & wire rod unit. NSCI has already hired 37 full-time employees for ...

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Rosendahl´s Smart Line Control System...

by wireworld on 07/13/2018 - 03:23 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Product Release

Information determines our success on the market. And the right information consists in collecting, organizing and preparing it on a regular basis in order to subsequently draw conclusions and take the appropriate measures. In principle, that sounds pretty easy. After all, each of us already does that during a normal day at work. What is becoming more and more important nowadays, though, is that this process function in an analogue and automated fashion. And even better: You no longer have to retrieve the relevant information, since it is now made available to you.

That is the new premise according to which Rosendahl Nextrom now design their production solutions. The so-called “Smart ...

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Swedish Wiring Harnesses Maker Rimast...

by wireworld on 07/05/2018 - 01:14 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Swedish wiring harnesses manufacturer Rimaster plans to open a factory in Paracin, in central Serbia, the CEO of the company, Tomas Staalnert, said.

The company will start producing next year in Paracin electric systems for a special vehicle used in the heavy industry, Staalnert said in a video file posted on the YouTube channel of Paracin city government. 

The company will hire 50 employees during the first phase of the development of the factory, and up to 350 during the second phase, the Paracin city government said in a separate statement.

Rimaster considers expanding the production facility further in the future, until its workforce reaches between 700 and 1,000 e ...

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Smart IT Solutions for Cable Manufact...

by wireworld on 07/04/2018 - 08:34 am
Tag: Press Releases

Advaris is currently looking for prospects for a full demonstration of the Advaris Cable Solution.   As the industry leading provider of ERP and MES solutions, Advaris offers the most comprehensive, fully-integrated operations management system for wire and cable manufacturers.    Advaris USA's sales and support team located in Atlanta, can follow up and provide the information you need to take advantage of this solution.  ADVARIS Cable MES is the tool for implementing Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory strategies which supports and optimizes all aspects of cable production – product data management, manufacturing execution, warehouse management, logistics and p ...

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Bespoke Cold Welding Solution Streaml...

by wireworld on 07/03/2018 - 09:03 am
Tags: Press Releases, Product Release

A customised cold welding system developed by PWM in partnership with US manufacturer Virtus Precision Tube (formerly Luvata) has streamlined and improved the process of copper tube production.

The system has improved uptime, reduced costs and created a better working environment for operators, according to Joe Napier, VPT’s Engineering Program Manager.

“We produce over 40 million pounds of roll-and-weld copper tube each year, in sizes from 1/4" to 1/2", he said. ”The cold welding system we have developed with PWM is part of our continuous improvement program. It supports our on-going drive to develop high-performance tubing solutions for the HVAC and refrigeration heat e ...

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Tata Steel, ThyssenKrupp Agree To Cre...

by wireworld on 07/03/2018 - 07:46 am
Tag: Press Releases

ThyssenKrupp AG and Tata Steel Ltd reached a final agreement to set up a European steel company with equal share of ownership, more than nine months after signing a memorandum of understanding to establish the venture.

The proposed name of the new company is ThyssenKrupp Tata Steel B.V., focusing on high-quality flat steel production, the companies said in a joint statement. The deal is still subject to regulatory approval in several jurisdictions including the European Union.

It’s expected that the merger will go into effect in 2019, and the headquarters of the new company will be based in the Amsterdam region, with its management and supervisory boards each made up of six represent ...

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Improved SZ-Stranding Of Fiber Optic ...

by wireworld on 06/29/2018 - 07:23 am
Tags: Press Releases, Product Release

Rosendahl and Nextrom have elaborated a concept which perfectly coordinates performance and costs in one line.

What has been achieved is an extremely low total cost of ownership (TCO). This is a result of higher overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and a longer product lifetime, with fewer spare part needs. The line itself is designed for a short set-up time, which also supports increased OEE.

Performance improvements

Speed is usually a key factor of performance. With a line speed of up to 200 m/min, the loose tubes are stranded at an impressive 2500 rpm.

But speed alone does not fulfill all the requirements a manufacturer has on a production line. Integrated components also have to ...

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