In the past, most heat stabilizers for PVC wire and cables were lead-based. As awareness of safety and health issues grows around the world, health and environmental regulations are becoming more and more stringent every day. The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) notes in a risk management option analysis (RMOA) that lead and lead compounds are classified under the CLP Regulation as category 1A substances toxic to reproduction, toxic following prolonged and repeated exposure, and hazardous to aquatic life. Lead stabilizers are therefore now banned for various applications in many countries and have been replaced by alternativesRead more
The SQM offers high-resolution and real-time surface defect detection with200,000 images per second. Detectable surface defects include scratches, die marks or defects like impurities, bubbles or particles on the insulation. These defects are then displayed on PC software for customer analysis and characterization.Read more
AMI has pivoted its Polymers in Cables (US) conference to a virtual summit. AMI has launched the Polymers in Cables Americas Virtual Summit to explore trends and innovations in polymeric material solutions for the North and South American market. AMI’s new virtual event will take place from June 22 to 24, 2021Read more
The study described in this article, was carried out on different types of cables with different conductor sizes and bundle sizes. At the end of the article, some interesting observations and findings are included. One test for PoE takes approximately 16 hours of time, which is huge in the day in and day out work for the development and quality engineers to spare for each cable. So during this study, a simulation model was generated, which predicts the temperature rise for different types of cables, bundle size and conductor size for the given environmental conditions. This article also gives some insight on the validation of the model versus actual measured temperature for the given test configuration.Read more
The leading regional Russian trade fair for the wire and cable industry—wire Russia 2021—will take place in the Russian metropolis from June 8 to 10, 2021. And approximately 200 companies from some 25 countries around the world are expected at the Moscow EXPOCENTRE located in Krasnaya PresnyaRead more
Wire breaks can occur during the wire drawing process. They are the undesirable result of unfavorable interactions of forces, tensions and other physical phenomena in the wire material which exceed its tensile strength. The consequences are increased machine down times and scrap production.
One of the main types of wire breaks are called “cup-andcone” breaks because one end of the broken wire is conelike and the other end is deepened like a cup or like a crater. These breaks usually occur when the wire passes through a drawing die
Continuus-Properzi pioneered the process of continuous casting and rolling of nonferrous wire rod in the late 1940s. Within the next 10 years, Properzi aluminum wire rod lines were acquired and utilized by the most important aluminum companies of that era.Read more
Eddy current instrument with encirling test
coil in a holding and guiding mechanism for
inline testing during production.
This year, Wiring Harness Manufacturer’s Association (WHMA) held its first “Virtual Event” on February 17, 2021, from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST, which was an overwhelming success.Read more
Due to issues relating to product liability and environmental concerns associated with the traditional method of ink-jet printing on plastics, laser marking and engraving have gained huge significance as alternative techniques for product recognition and identification.
Laser marking aids product identification by creating permanent marks on plastic surfaces with a visually controlled laser beam.
Ann Kathrin Hassenburs, Lämneå Bruk AB says, “Flexibility is the key to success for Swedish wire machinery manufacturer, Lämneå Bruk.Read more
Welding nonferrous rod with a cold pressure welding machine has many advantages. It’s easier and quicker than using an electrical butt welder, and cold welders consume less power, making them a more sustainable optionRead more
Southwire Company, LLC, Carrollton, GA, USA, will soon begin construction of a copper rod manufacturing plant in Carrollton, featuring an SCR-9000S
Copper Rod System
Turkish steel manufacturer, Kardemir (Karabük Demir Çelik Fabrikalari A.S.), based in Karabük, has placed an order with SMS group for the replacement of selected key components of its wire rod mill. The wire rod mill to be modernized is part of the SBQ (Special Bar Quality) plant supplied by SMS group in 2013, which has an output of 700,000 tons of bar steel, bar-in-coil and wire rod every year.Read more
by: Mathew Sharman, British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC) Cable products are essential to power and improve the efficiency ofRead more
Compiled by the editors at Wire & Cable Technology International Kevin Dancy, Sales Manager, Roteq Machinery Inc., Concord, Ontario, Canada,Read more
These are the winners in our 24th annual article on the top products of the past year.* Results are basedRead more
Quality, Process & Tension Control Roundup compiled by the Editors at Wire & Cable TechnologyInternational. Suppliers have responded to ourRead more
by: Steve Mepsted, Managing and Sales Director PWM Ltd. In today’s challenging economic climate, wire and cable manufacturers are lookingRead more
by: Matthew Wan Valid Magnetics Limited The tensioner is the main component that maintains the appropriate tension during the processRead more