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JSW Steel Announces Acquisition Of It...

by wireworld on 05/21/2018 - 08:23 am
Tags: Acquisitions, Press Releases

JSW Steel has acquired Aferpi, an Italian steelmaker, for a cash consideration of 55mn euros (Rs441cr). The acquisition also includes stake purchase in Aferpi who is a maker of specialty long steel products. The company's plant consists of a rail mill (0.32mtpa), a bar mill (0.4mtpa) and a wire rod mill (0.6mtpa). The plant also has a captive port and steel ball mill that are part of the acquisition. Aferpi specializes in producing high-quality long steel products such as rails, wire rods and hot rolled bars. The company supplies high-speed rails to major railway networks in Europe. The acquisition would be funded through internal accruals and debt held by the target companies. JSW Steel s ...

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Nexans Makes Final Cable Delivery to ...

by wireworld on 05/18/2018 - 08:42 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Nexans has completed a six-year project to design, manufacture, supply and install approximately 100 km of subsea high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable and accessories for Nalcor Energy’s Strait of Belle Isle Marine Cable Crossing in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The project, which now connects Labrador with the island of Newfoundland, reached its conclusion when Nexans delivered the final 2.3 km length of cable that will provide a spare ready for use.

A masterwork of engineering and installation

The 350 kV HVDC cables used for the project are based on Nexans’ well-proven mass-impregnated design. They include three lengths of submarine cables with an integrated fiber-o ...

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IWCS Announces New Senior Operations ...

by wireworld on 05/17/2018 - 10:23 am
Tags: IWCS, Press Releases

IWCS, Inc., producer of the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium, announces the selection of Michelle Melsop, CMP, CEM, as senior operations manager. She will be learning the intricacies of IWCS by working with Patricia Hudak until year end, at which time Hudak, who has held the position for 25 years, will be retiring. 

Melsop comes to the position from the Plastics Industry Association where she was senior manager of conferences and logistics, orchestrating over 15 conferences of various sizes per year. Prior to that she was manager of events at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). She obtained her certification in exhibition management (CEM) in 201 ...

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Cable Specialist Volex Acquires Slova...

by wireworld on 05/16/2018 - 03:07 pm
Tags: Acquisitions, Press Releases

Warrington based cable firm Volex has announced it is to acquire a Slovakian firm in a deal worth £15m. Volex makes cables for the telecoms industry, power tools, computers, lawnmowers, hedge trimmers and other consumer goods.

The firm has announced the acquisition of Silcotec Europe and has also announced a conditional placing to raise £36m through the issue of 48,000,000 new ordinary shares at 25 pence each. The placing is being carried out to finance the acquisition of Silotec. Silcotec manufacturers and sells cable harnesses and electronic sub-assemblies for the medical, telecommunications and computer industries. It has 160 employees in a factory in Slovakia with customer ...

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Reichle & De-Massari Enhances ‘end-to...

by wireworld on 05/16/2018 - 09:40 am
Tags: Acquisitions, Press Releases

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for network infrastructure has acquired Czech company Transportkabel – DIXI (TK DIXI) in order to enhance its end-to-end fibre optic cable offering.

Founded more than 20 years ago, R&M develops and manufactures fibre optic and metallic cables for power and communication applications in data centres, broadband networks, enterprise buildings and other infrastructure projects. It hopes that this acquisition will provide the company with TK DIXI’s optic cable design and production know-how, with a range of cable constructions suited to complete R&M’s three strategic market ...

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Outokumpu Acquires Fagersta Stainless...

by wireworld on 05/15/2018 - 09:29 am
Tags: Acquisitions, Press Releases

Outokumpu and Sandvik have signed an agreement for Outokumpu to purchase full ownership of Fagersta Stainless wire rod mill in Sweden. Fagersta Stainless is currently a 50/50 joint venture owned by Outokumpu and Sandvik Materials Technology.

Fagersta Stainless is a leader in special stainless steel wire rod serving customers globally. In 2017, the company’s revenues were approximately EUR 150 million and stainless steel deliveries amounted to 52,000 tonnes. Fagersta’s product offering complements well Outokumpu’s ASR wire rod mill in Sheffield, UK, and Outokumpu plans to develop both units further to ensure continued offering of leading products and service to its wire rod ...

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PWM’s Manual Cold Welders On Show At ...

by wireworld on 05/15/2018 - 09:19 am
Tags: Press Releases, Wire Expo

PWM will exhibit its comprehensive range of precision-engineered manual cold pressure welding machines on booth 502. The products will be presented by Joe Snee Associates, PWM’s exclusive distributor for the US and Canada.

The largest machine on show, the M101, is one of PWM’s best-selling products. Robust, low maintenance, and very simple to operate, the M101 is designed for welding copper wire .040" to .141" (1.00mm to 3.60mm) and aluminium wire .040" to .197" (1.00mm to 5.00mm). It can also be used to weld trapezoidal and stripprofiles. The M101 can be used on a workbench or supplied with a cart, enabling the operator to move it easily to the work area. Like all PWM cold weld ...

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Ducab JV Energises First 400kV Cable ...

by wireworld on 05/14/2018 - 09:38 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Ducab, a global leader in the manufacture of copper and aluminium wire and cable products, said its joint venture firm Ducab HV has successfully completed a 400kV cable circuit for an Abu Dhabi project two months ahead of schedule. The project for the Taweelah B Power station in Abu Dhabi owned by Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) is the first 400kV circuit to enter service using cables manufactured in the GCC, another milestone set by the Ducab Group, said a statement from the Emirati company. The circuit is a critical component helping Tapco provide a secure electricity supply for the emirates, it stated. Dale Huntington, the managing director at Tapco, said: "One of the key reasons we ...

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NDC Technologies Expands Solutions Of...

by wireworld on 05/14/2018 - 09:31 am
Tag: Press Releases

NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of measurement and control solutions, has announced that it has entered into a strategic-business agreement to market and sell certain LIMAB products into the United States and Canadian markets. Under the new agreement, the Beta LaserMike products group will sell LIMAB system solutions for the non-contact dimensional measurement of metal products such as long tubes, bars and billets and flat slabs and plates, as well as wood-based panel products. Sales of LIMAB systems to the gypsum board market, as well as technical support and service, will still be carried out by LIMAB North America Inc. in Charlotte, NC.

"We are pleased to announce this ...

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Automotive Wire Production With Rosen...

by wireworld on 05/14/2018 - 09:14 am
Tags: Press Releases, Product Release

For Automotive Wire production Rosendahl has developed a low-scrap solution for color-changing processes with stripes, skin and layer. Just-in-time and as fast as you need!

Their trick is to use only a small volume of melt during color change, which results in the shortest scrap length. All bypasses are integrated into the ROCOMAT system. There is no need for separate units to assemble and disassemble. Just-in-time manufacturing has become an easy and workable task and there is no need to save costly ready-sale stock any more. 

Their ROEX extrusion technology with either the ROCOMAT or the new RX 5 crosshead, combined with the RIO line control system makes modern manufacturing smart, ...

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