Cables / Wires
Alpha Wire Extends Smaller Gauge Xtra‐Guard Cable Range
Alpha Wire has announced that it is extending the Xtra‐Guard family of performance cables with the introduction of smaller, new 26 AWG (0.14 mm2) and 28 AWG (0.09 mm2) stranded conductors. Smaller gauge conductors help reduce the overall cable diameter, delivering improved flexibility, and increasing compatibility with today's smaller connectors whilst maintaining the high performance and system reliability for which Xtra‐Guard is known.
Lapp’s custom cables used in painting robot systems
As the manufacturer behind powerful international cable brands such as ÖLFLEX flexible control cables, EPIC industrial connectors and SKINTOP cable glands, the Lapp Group has solutions for almost every application, from mechanical engineering, automation, and robotics, to building services and data transmission. In addition to a comprehensive range of standard products, Lapp will work with a customer to develop cabling products that exactly match the requirements of their application. Here, Lapp's Matt Ansell describes cables that Lapp has developed specifically for the Stuttgart based Dürr Group's industry leading paint systems.
Tyco Electronics releases copper cabling system for data centres
Tyco Electronics has announced a version of the AMP NETCONNECT MRJ21 cabling system with optimised performance in environments, such as today's enterprise data centres, that are sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Tekdata Partners with GE Aviation
Tekdata's expertise in specialist interconnects is helping hasten the arrival of all-electric aircraft, which eliminate bulky hydraulic actuators and bleed systems for lighter and more efficient planes. Tekdata has completed development of the wiring harness for GE Aviation's actuation system for the Elgear electrically actuated landing gear aimed at the Airbus A320 replacement airliner.
Eland Cables makes cable selection a 3D experience
Eland has announced a new initiative designed to make the cable buying experience quicker and easier than ever before. The initiative sees the introduction of 3D models to the Eland Cables website (www.eland.co.uk). With computer-generated models covering the company's entire cable portfolio, visitors to the site will now be able to zoom in on, rotate, and strip back the sheath or outer surface of a selected cable, to help them choose the right cable for the job.
Cable Guide speeds identification of cable, wire and complementary products
Arrow Electronics has launched a new shortform catalogue that provides a comprehensive overview of the company's full range of cable and wire products. The new Cable Guide is designed as an essential reference for the rapid identification and selection of a wide variety of cable and wire technologies, as well as complementary products including cable markers, labels and sleeving.
LAPP's 2009 catalogue - 1000 pages of cable products
Lapp Group has published its latest catalogue ahead of the 50th anniversary year of its globally recognised ÖLFLEX brand. Echoing the theme ÖLFLEX keeps the world moving, the new catalogue has an eye catching cover illustration featuring a few of the 3,000 plus employees from many of the different countries where the Lapp Group operates.
Cabling harness samples in one week
Connector and component manufacturer GTK has been achieving fast turn-around times for complex cable harness designs at its UK cable assembly and box-building facility based in Romsey, Hampshire. Recently the company won business supplying London Underground with a cable assembly for use in ticket machines.
Aerco'a new partnership with Tyco
Under the terms of a new trading partnership with Tyco, Aerco will stock high performance Spec 44 and Spec 55 cable. This means the company now offers a comprehensive wiring product range for aerospace applications with a wide choice of conductor sizes and insulation wall thicknesses.
LAPP's Cable Range For Equipment Exports to USA
Lapp has announced a key addition to its ÖLFLEX M and TM cable ranges produced to meet the latest USA safety legislation for electrical equipment - NFPA 2007. The new ÖLFLEX CONTROL TM CY cable has a double screening of tinned copper wire braid and aluminium foil ensuring a high level of resistance against electrical interference. According to Lapp, the new cable is suitable for open or exposed runs on cable trays between equipment or devices and both on and in machines in industrial establishments in accordance to NEC 336.10(7).
Lapp to present its cable solutions capability at M&E 2008
Lapp Group UK is to exhibit for the first time at M&E 2008, (London Olympia October 8/9 – Booth B41)the premier event for building services professionals involved in all aspects of design, specification, installation and day-to-day operation of working buildings. Lapp will use the event to demonstrate its wide-ranging cable solutions capability and will show several new products introduced earlier this year at the Hannover Fair, together with products not previously announced.
Aerco to supply wire and cable products
Aerco, the electronics and electrical component distributor, has set up a new facility at its UK headquarters in Horsham to stock and supply wire and cable products including equipment wire, coax and multi core cables and a range of wire management and heat shrink products.
Lapp's CAT 5 Cable Range Meets the EtherSound Standard
Lapp has announced a range of cables designed to meet the EtherSound standard, the open standard for networking digital audio. Fully compliant with the Ethernet standard (IEEE 802.3), EtherSound is designed to make the most of the investment in technology by computing and telecommunications corporations on behalf of the professional audio industry.
Cables for Gigabit Ethernet applications from Harting
HARTING has introduced a new generation of 8-wire cables and cords suitable for Gigabit Ethernet applications. The new cables have been introduced to address industry requirements for higher bandwidths in 'future proofed' commercial and industrial networks, while meeting the growing demands to use materials – such as PUR (polyurethane) and FRNC (flame-retardant non-corrosive) – which comply with 'green' and fire-protection requirements.
New LAPP Cable meets latest USA safety legislation
Lapp Group, Europe's leading cable solutions supplier, announces the introduction of it's ÖLFLEX M and TM cables to meet the latest USA safety legislation for electrical equipment, NFPA 2007.
PCB mounting sockets for industrial relays
Finder has announced 97.11 and 97.12 sockets for PCB mounting of its 46 series miniature industrial relays. These sockets allow engineers designing power control equipment to mount a plug-in power relay with robust terminals in a simple manner onto a PCB. They are particularly suitable for circuit boards where the ability to change power relays quickly is essential for maintenance and the minimising of downtime in the event of a fault.
Finisar Accelerates 10G Ethernet Server Connectivity
Finisar Corporation today announced the industry's first serial 10 Gbps active optical cable family designed to accelerate and support 10G Ethernet server connectivity. The Laserwire™ family consists of the Laserwire cable, a high density electrical connector and 10G Ethernet adapter modules to facilitate adoption into legacy transceiver ports. Laserwire utilizes fiber optic technology for the transmission of data while reducing the weight, density and power consumption of copper wire.
Cable withstands torsion in all three dimensions
igus has launched a cable with individual conductors designed to withstand high levels of torsion in all three dimensions. The robot-suitable cable is ideal for robotic and other applications, such as rotary tables or spindle drives that must be supplied with high power levels.
Cables for servo drives
igus now provides harnessed drive and measuring systems and sensor cables for Fanuc drives in three different mechanical load qualities and in any length. igus already supplies system cables for Siemens, Indramat and Lenze drives.
Cables for lifting applications feature less weight and diameter
Tyco Electronics has introduced its ROV product line of heavy lift umbilical cables, neutrally buoyant tether cables and heavy tether cables for all lifting applications in offshore and marine environments. The small size cables all benefit from reduced weight and diameter, providing longer length on current handling equipment.
Clever Cable Gland Handles Large Diameter Cables
Leading cable solutions provider, Lapp Ltd, has developed a new version of its innovative Skintop cable gland which offers a quick and reliable alternative to the traditional 'spring' contact method. The Skintop MS-SC-M incorporates a unique brush connecting system for use with larger diameter cables such as those used in industrial applications including control cabinet construction, engine and tool building, conveyor systems and the automotive, paper and packaging industries.
New lightweight, small diameter cables are fire resistant
Tyco Electronics has expanded its range of lightweight, small diameter C-Lite cables with a version designed for use in high risk and safety critical environments. C-Lite FR cables feature all performance characteristics of the standard C-Lite cable range with the added ability of maintaining circuit integrity for 2 hours during a 1000 degrees Celsius fire (as defined by IEC60331). Prototype samples actually survived the fire for 8 hours.
Sensor actuator cable flexes 60 million times
igus will be exhibiting its latest sensor actuator cable for tight bending radii at the forthcoming EMO show. The new Chainflex CF98.INI cable is designed for bend radii of 4xd and smaller and has been proven to work even after 60 million cycles, thanks to the use of new cable materials.
Torsion- Resistant Cables Specifically for use with Wind Generators
Leading cable solutions provider, Lapp Ltd, has made available a new torsion resistant, rubber, single core cable designed by the company specifically for use with today's wind energy generators. Part of the company's established Olflex cable family, the H07BN4-F features an abrasion resistant outer sheath and a conductor that that has been developed to allow for torsional movements of ± 150º/m which makes it suitable for connecting the moving gondola to the ground floor transformer. Voltage rating is from 450 to 750V and it meets the exacting requirements of VDE 0282 part 12. Maximum conductor temperature is +90ºC and the black outer sheath is UV resistant and flame retardant to IEC 60332.1.
Flame-resistant with UL/CSA
igus "Chainflex" CF9 and CF10 control cables are now available with UL and CSA approval. Originally developed for dynamic applications with high cycle rates, speeds and accelerations in demanding conditions, CF9 and CF10 control cables have been used successfully around the globe for the past 15 years.
Lapp’s new website incorporates unique cable finding facility
Lapp Group, leaders at providing the latest cable solutions, has remodelled its website to provide existing and potential customers with easy access to information about its industry leading product ranges. As the manufacturer behind powerful international cable brands, such as ÖLFLEX flexible control cables, EPIC industrial connectors and SKINTOP cable glands, Lapp is at the forefront of cabling technology, with solutions for almost every application, from mechanical engineering, automation, and robotics, to building services and data transmission. Cables and connectors for "roof to cellar" installations in renewable energy applications are new additions as well as medium voltage (MV) and high voltage (HV) cables as part of its comprehensive cable collection.
LAPP’s latest control cable range handles small bends and high temperatures
Lapp Group's latest addition to its industry leading Olflex® cable range is a rugged powerchain cable for higher operating temperatures and will ideally suit applications where flexibility and durability are key requirements.
Low-cost halogen-free cable and cable glands
Leading cable solutions provider, Lapp Ltd, has announced the joint launch of its ÖLFLEX 130H control cable family and its SKINTOP ST-HF-M easy to assemble cable gland range. Both are low-cost, totally halogen-free products designed to be used together in a variety of applications where human and animal life as well as valuable property are potentially exposed to high risk of fire hazards. These include public facilities, airports, train stations and hospitals.
Mixed signal cable assemblies provide EMI protection
ITT Electronic Components now offers customers working in demanding arenas the capability to deliver mixed signal package cable assemblies that save space, reduce weight and ensure complete EMI shielding effectiveness. Digital, power, high voltage and RF signals can all be packages in one micro interconnect assembly, and harnesses can feature multi-cable configurations with different break out schemes.
RF cables for Rosemount Tank Radar supplied by Quadrant Connections
Quadrant, the major supplier of cable assemblies to Rosemount Tank Radar is now supplying the company with five new RF cable assemblies. Rosemount has developed marine tank radar systems for over 30 years having pioneered the application of radar techniques for level gauging onboard tankers. The Rosemount Tank Radar system is now available for all types of tankers, including LNG vessels and floating production storage and off-loading vessels. Nearly 60% of all new tank gauging installations on board tankers are Rosemount Tank Radar systems.
eSATA cables available off the shelf from GTK
Interconnect specialist GTK is offering new external SATA II (eSATA) cable assemblies to add to its serial ATA products for the data storage/ peripheral market place. Up to six times faster than USB and IEEE 1394, eSATA allows for faster, more reliable data transfer with improved performance compared to existing external solutions.
IGG to market Tekdata’s Cryoconnect cable assemblies to global space industry
Tekdata Interconnections Ltd has entered into a sales agreement with IGG Component Technology Ltd, under which IGG will promote Tekdata's Cryoconnect cable assemblies to its global space industry customer base. IGG will place particular emphasis on Europe, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, India, Israel and China.
Control Cable Designed for Transport Applications
Lapp has expanded its ÖLFLEX cable range with the launch of TRAFFIC, a new generation of high performance, halogen-free control cables. Developed by Lapp to satisfy the specific cabling demands of the rail sector, TRAFFIC also provides a safe and effective solution for any application where flexible, reduced diameter and lightweight control cables are required, for example, lighting systems, door opening controls and air conditioning units.
Assembled and fully tested complex cables for the Bowman Comms System
AWS Electronics has produced and supplied fully assembled and tested complex cables to General Dynamics United Kingdom Limited (GD UK) for BOWMAN. The BOWMAN communications system was introduced into service in early 2004 and delivers a step-change in capability over the Clansman family of radios, through its security, data capability, reliability and resilience against Electronic Warfare (EW) attack.
RoHS compliant wireless antennas support Bluetooth®, ZigBee™ and 802.11
Focus EDL announces a series of antennas designed specifically to satisfy applications in a wide range of wireless devices. The new omni-directional antennas are compatible with IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, ZigBee , as well as ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) frequency bands.