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Table of Contents Table of Contents Vol. XXXV, No. 6

November/December 2007

March/April 2013

Vol. XLI, No. 2

Feature Articles Feature Articles WCTI EMPHASIS: Rod Production & 38 Fiber Optic Cable Market Recovery 48 Copper, Steel & Stainless Processing Handling...48-55Reduced Radbourne - Wirefor & Cable Economics column. Elke LüchtemeierPhilip - Increased orders ferrous/nonferrous rod casting, rolling, straightening equipment. diameter cable for microduct applications ...69

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Production 40 ofWCTI High-Strength Technical Achievement Corrosion-Resistance Awards — Class Wire of and 2007 Rod Fourth Annual WireTechnology & Cable Technology International Technical Achievement Awards, Using Electrolytic Plasma

given out annually to wire and cable individuals for major technical developments related Pratheesh George/Michael Zelin/Edward O’Daigle - Optimum wire/rod cleaning and coating with different to equipment, or accessories making wire and cable. materials and with no loss in materials tensile strength or wireforductility.

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66 AWelding New G.652D, Zero Water Peak Fiber Reliable Rod

for Low Bend Access Networks Steve Mepsted -Optimized Cold welding process offersSensitivity a number ofin advantages for a wide variety of applications. Fengqing Wu/Dave Peckham/Ron Smith/Jason Pedder/Pete Weimann/Stefan Jost/Tim Goddard/ Surface Peng Wang/Jim Hartpence/Jinkee Kim/ Kelvin Bradley/Robert Lingle, Jr./William Hatton/ 64 quality Conductor Resistance Barish/David Mazzareseaffect - Howyour optical with enhanced characteristics Nagi AbdulmagidEric - How does resistance product? How do you minimize resistance? inspection the requirements of

Loop-laying head on wire rod outlet...49

122wires...74 Carbon as Conductor: A Pragmatic View

Highperformance 150 PTFE

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Drawing Machines & Dies Roundup

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Earth Sensing Better andIts many look to Future wind as a solution.

80 Surface Quality Measurement on

Spotlight OnEndless Heat & Products Surface Under Treatment

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Michael McNulty Dr. - Heat/surface andpicture wire processing end-use performance. rer.nat. Horsttreatment Scheid - Inaffects the agecable of digital processing, capability it should beand simple to recognize

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IWCS Award Winner

Jean Fardeau/Sébastien Gathier - Ongoing development of whole surface quality cable applications notFrançois possible with commercially available CNTs.

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In-Line Surface Quality Measurement & Defect Detection formats enables .... Stefanie E. 74 Harvey - Enhanced conductivity of carbon nanotube (CNT) macroscopic

discolorization on a wire. But certain boundary conditions have required a totally new technology.

82 Insulation & Cable Protection Roundup

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WCTI Editors - Suppliers have responded to our call for the state-of-the-art in The Ohno Circle insulation and cable protection technology.

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What’s inGrowth a Name?in Northern Africa & the Middle East Tracking91 Continued

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92 Trade, An Alternative to Air, Molten and Sand Fluidized Bed Patentingin EU-US Free Underground Power Lead Transmission in Europe, Optimism

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USA Wire Rod Mills Remain Aggressive with Middling Results G. L. Prasad - Product is capable of 56% higher power rating than traditional conductors.

Roy St. Andre - The LEAN Side

Andre - TheEconomics installment of The Lean Side Philip Radbourne - Wire & Cable

Thomas W. Tyl - New patenting process for tire cord and other long steel products is low Liquid quenchant Germany, European Car Makers, Investments in East-Central Europe on energy consumption, nontoxic and controllable. Konrad Dengler - European Perspectives process for tire cord...93 94 New Range of Alloy Power Transmission Conductors

Katie Memmel - Steel Wire Insider

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Spotlight On Reels ® Outing &96 Exhibit At Interwire 2013 Michael McNulty - A summarization of reel developments and trends from the last few years.

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Part 5: Process Management Resources 101 Maximum Reduction per Pass

What’s New @ WCISA® Power 100 In-Line Chemical & Electrochemical Wire Treatment tranmission 148 Data Basics:Thierry Work, Energy & Power Heynen - Fumeless pickling and® electrolytic pickling technologies provide design conductors Dr. Roger N. Wright - Tips fromasWireDrawing 101 as well and ...94

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Industry Events Industry Events 58

42 A Return to Sunny Florida 2013 Polymers Conference Builds onth2012’s Success

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Wire & Cable Industry Professionals Reconvene in Atlanta

John in T. Cables Barteld -2013, A preview the- 56 Preview of Polymers Mayof14 15, IWCS 2013,Conference™, in Miami, FL,being USA.held November 11 to 14, 2007, at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA.

Preview of Interwire 2013, being held April 23 - 25, 2013, in Atlanta, GA, USA. January

Tech Brief

Cable made with conventional dies (left) and with Nano-Dies® (right)....66

Departments

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Top Products of 2007 Cables 2008 Preview Roundup:

Editorial................................................... 6 Product Showcases 102 Wire & Cable Events 8 Machinery 46 .............................. New HQ for German Rolling............................................. Mill Manufacturer Capstans, Dancers & Accumulators Industry News ....................................... 10 Accessories........................................... 106 56 Advanced Steel Wire Rope Facility Opens Spotlight: Quality Control Corporate News.................................... 12 ......................... 109 62 New Solutions forAdvertisers Wire Drawing and Coiling, Material Internet Spotlights............................... 108 Index ................................ 110 Dosing & Measuring Wire & Cable 66 Which Cable 109 Do You Like? Connector Lit Rack............................................... Editorial Index ..................................... 112

120 Aluminum Battery Cables Manufacturing Technology 147 Wet-Blast Cleaning of Aluminum and Copper November Wires, Conductors, Cables International & Strip 2007/Wire & Cable Technology

169 Wire Harness & Cable Connector

Wire prefeed unit...182

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Wire Processing Essentials - Part 5: Process Management Resources ........................................... 176 Potential Liability for Contractors Installing or Manufacturers Marketing Falsely Labeled Copper-Clad Aluminum Cable ........................................................................................................... 178 Wire Prefeed Unit & Benchtop Crimping System Introduction .......................................................... 182 Halogen-Free Electric Wires With Less Environmental Impact ......................................................... 184

Departments Editorial........................................................... 6 Wire & Cable Events ...................................... 8 Industry News ............................................... 10 Corporate News............................................ 22 .............. 188/190

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Product Showcase Machinery ...................................................... 160 Materials ........................................................ 162 Accessories.................................................... 164

Editorial Index ............................................. 191

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EDITORIAL

Innovation Rise increase of editorial activity, which has been presented in the trend, but I suspect that it is because companies have quietly been directing resources towards research, development, engineering, sales and marketing while keeping their eyes on steady improvements and lower-risk activities. Since we cover technical developments related to wire and cable production, processing and use, I expect that we will see a correlation in the number of product and service innovations to be seen in Atlanta next month at the Interwire 2013 trade show for the wire and cable manufacturing industry. Our preview of this biennial exhibition, which is the largest of its kind in the Americas, starts on page 68.

Dubious Celebration

Last month was the 100th 16 amendment to the US constitution that gave our congress the power to lay and collect taxes on personal incomes, from whatever source derived, and for any reason, not just for a war or economic crisis. In 1913, the federal income tax became part of the US constitution. Prior to this amendment, congress levied an income tax on some Americans to pay for the civil war. It ranged from 3% to 5% of income, and it expired after the war th

high earners, but the Supreme Court found it to be in violation of the constitution, which created the need for the 16th amendstarted at 1% and ended at 7%. During World War I, the rates the depression only to be raised later to pay for the New Deal of the 1930s and World War II in the 1940s, when the brackets

in this story is that a perpetual federal tax on personal income was never in the original plan of this country, and now that it is here for good, there will never be enough money to satisfy the appetite of the monster we have created. Just consider these facts: in 1913, the federal government

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So in the last 100 years, the number of American workers has tripled, but the dollar amount of personal income tax paid has increased by more than 1800 times. And this doesn’t even take into consideration the extra trillion dollars spent by the government beyond and above all the taxes that they collected. And just last month, I heard our President say, and I quote, “There’s no doubt we need additional revenue.” Well, happy birthday to

Equality

Lately, we have been hearing more about expanded equality, not that all are created equal, each person having intrinsic worth and human dignity, but that all people are entitled to equal results, which should be monitored and delivered via government intervention and control. Not only is this a dangerous and unconstitutional notion that runs counter to nature and natural laws, it is fairly silly. Could you imagine applying this concept to athletics? Let’s take professional basketball, for example. Everyone can agree that some basketball players have been created with more natural talent and a better work ethic than others. We can also agree that competition and rewards make the players, teams and games better. So if we applied the “equal results” doctrine to the NBA, then the top players would have to play with some sort of handicap, say playing with only one hand, so that the bench players would get equal results. Or an elaborate scoring system could be created where a basket scored by Lebron James would only count for one-tenth of a point to make things equal. The end result would be that nobody would want to watch these games and no player would want to be the best on his team or in the league. How’s that for a recipe for success.

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The pavilion turnkey rental package includes a fully furnished booth, access to an attractive lounge area and the on-site service of a Project Manager, hostesses and interpreters. All technical work, set up and dismantling is included. In addition, USA Commercial Service staff will be on hand in the North American Pavilion to assist with export and licensing questions. For hotel and travel information, send an email to TTI Travel, Inc. by visiting the website listed below. www.traveltradeint.com. To sign up as a wire 2014 exhibitor, visit www.wire.de/2330. To exhibit within the North American Pavilion, visit www.mdna.com.

Automotive Cabling Conference in Germany

The 3rd International Conference Advanced Automotive Cabling, covering new materials and systems for weight reduction, innovative production and high-voltage applications, takes place June 10 to 12, 2013 in Germany. According to the conference’s organizer, IQPC, located in Berlin, Germany, the automotive industry is facing an important challenge to boost a vehicle’s components while its wire systems grow more and more complex and must be adapted to the next generation of vehicles. The annual workshop, Automotive Cables and Plugs, offers expert presentations on new developments, followed by interactive sessions for further discussion and networking. The intense two-day conference and workshop will allow attendees to learn about the latest market innovations to save weight in vehicle wire systems, see innovative joining processes to ency in cables and plugs, understand international standards and customer specifications for testing and simulation, address high-voltage wire systems to ensure safety goals during the whole life cycle of vehicle and discover how to reduce cost by automating the production process for wire harnesses. The event will help attendees learn out about the latest innovations that will shape the future of automotive wiring systems, and allow attendees to discuss them with leading experts. Continued... 10

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ICF Message from the President & Raw Materials Article

J. Antonio Funetevilla, President of the International Cablemakers Federation (ICF), Vienna, Austria,

reports, “2012 has been a challenging year for our industry and this will continue in 2013. We have seen numerous changes in our industry in the last years and the Council of ICF has agreed that it is timely to review some of the setup and output of our federation. I would inform you about the plans which have be relocated in Vienna to reduce costs. Work is also ongoing to upgrade and update our website, which will go online in Spring 2013. It has also been decided to gradually raise the visibility of ICF, and by that, of our industry in the international forum. With our limited resources in Vienna and relying on the voluntary support and input of the members of the ICF Standing Commission, this is a very ambitious program for 2013 and onward. Also, the Council of ICF has come to the conclusion, that the heart and soul of our federation, our annual congress, needs to be modernized to better meet our needs. The timing for the ICF Congress in Singapore (October 16 to 19, 2013) has been streamlined to allow a more and travel time.”

Additionally, the January 2013 issue of the ICF Newsletter includes a Raw Materials Update article, which focuses among other things on continuing price volatility and the impact of volatile material prices. To receive additional information, visit the website listed below. www.icf.at

NEMA Publishes Shielded Power Cable Standard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, VA, USA, has published ANSI/NEMA WC74/ICEA S-93-639 5-46kV Shielded Power Cable for Use in the Transmis14

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The LEAN Side by: Roy St. Andre Executive VP & GM EIS Wire & Cable Co. 775 New Ludlow Road South Hadley, MA 01075 USA www.eiswire.com Did you ever hear that old expression that someone “can’t see the forest for trees?” The expression refers to someone that is so involved with the details of a situation that he or she has lost sight of the full picture (something I’ve been guilty of many times). Well I’ve found that the opposite can also be true, in which case the adage is reversed, as in someone who “can’t see the trees for the forest”, which might refer to someone who’s view of the situation is too broad, so he or she is missing important details that are critical to understanding the true situation. Both of these view points are at opposite ends of the spectrum and both can hinder comprehending what’s really happening. I once read about the Ohno Circle. Taiichi Ohno, who was known as the father of the Toyota production system, was said to have used this method to teach employees how to really see what’s happening. Ohno said something to the

The Ohno Circle the outcome? At the Process level: or do they have to walk to get it? they have to waste time searching for things needed to perform their job? thought-out and setup for optimum performance or are there pockets of clutter or disorganization that could really At the Support level: them or are you observing random acts of support that seem out of sync with what we’re trying to accomplish? a trip by being empty on its way to the next destination? cessing the needs of the operation or is it more of a wait and see, tell me what to do and I’ll do it approach which relieves them of personal accountability? At the Systems level:

out in your plant and give an employee the assignment to stand in that circle for an extended period of time, without preconceived notions, and note everything observed, you’ll be amazed at what will be seen.

up-to-date available or are we observing situations where we force them to use antiquated systems, yet we demand

Now the key is to understand there is no detail too small to record as you stand in this circle of observation, so after

that hamper productivity throughout the organization? are required as our business changes year after year,

than a few pages of notes about what was observed. At this point, don’t try to judge whether or not an observation is important, just keep noting everything you detect. The reason for the circle is probably to signify that the observations must be made all the way around 360° because everything counts. So look around, be a detective and note absolutely everything you see about not only the activity going on, but also the tools, equipment and physical location of anything else that occupies the space within your vision. Make observations from a number of different levels: At the Employee level:

the job done? Taking a multi-level approach to observation helps us identify all the obstacles to perfecting a process, and helps shed light on multiple areas of the company that need to take responsibility for their contribution to the system. By the way, if you draw the observation circle in a central location of the potential obstacles and gather critical insight into how to improve those processes. I challenge you to step into the Ohno circle and dedicate the time, patience and honesty needed to see what’s really going on. It was Henry David Thoreau who said: “It’s not what you WCTI look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

, Roy St. Andre, Executive Vice President / General Manager of EIS Wire & Cable Co., has 30 plus years of manufacturing experience. EIS Wire & Cable, based in South Hadley, MA, USA, is a niche manufacturer of custom cables specializing in Military, Audio Broadcast and OEM markets. www.eiswire.com

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corporate News James to Global Director at Davis-Standard

Christopher James has joined Davis-Standard, Pawcatuck, CT, USA, as Global Director of Aftermarket Parts Sales. James is responsible for leading the company’s international parts sales team and developing an on-line parts store strategy. James comes to Davis-Standard from Goodrich Engine Control Systems, Goodrich Corp. in West Hartford, CT, USA, where he was the Director of Aftermarket Strategy. Prior to that, he was at Pratt and Whitney, United Tech- Christopher James nologies Corporation. For additional information on the products offered by Davis-Standard, visit the website listed below. www.davis-standard.com

the chosen supplier for the rotating production lines at ABB’s new North American high-voltage and extra-highvoltage transmission cable production facility located in Huntersville, NC, USA. POURTIER is a world leader in rotating machines for the nonferrous wire and cable industry and has a long collaboration with ABB. POURTIER delivered to the Huntersville facility, located a few hours driving distance from POURTIER & SETIC of America, Greensboro, NC, USA, one large-capacity rigid strander for conductor, a universal drum twister line for laying-up and one large screening line. Additionally, POURTIER supplied the complete installation and commissioning of these three lines.

Anbao Group Gathers

All of the people at Anbao (Qinhuangdao) Wire & Mesh Co., Ltd., of China, share the happiness of the company. At the company, there is annual sponsorship every year on December 31. Anbao employees say they are so proud of their group—some of them are the same working age as the company. Many came to the company when they were boys and girls years ago. They say they are proud to have grown up together with the company.

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To celebrate the launch of this new modern facility, ABB hosted a grand opening celebration in September 2012 with over 100 invited guest including Enrique Santacana, President and CEO for ABB North America. Zurich, Switzerland-based ABB, which has 145,000 employees worldwide, makes a range of power and productivity equipment, from generators to robotics. www.gaudergroup.com

R.T. Vanderbilt Reorganizes & Expands Anbao group employees.

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POURTIER Again Contributes to ABB HV Cable Expansion

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R.T. Vanderbilt Company, Inc., Norwalk, CT, USA, has announced business changes for 2013 including the completion of an expansion project and the development of new businessfocused subsidiaries. To support future growth and focus of the company, the company has reorganize its North American operations around three new wholly owned subsidiaries. The reorganized structure introduces vertically integrated businesses better equipped to meet customer needs and positions the company for market growth—both through mergers and acquisitions and organically. The new operating organizations align the

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key customer-facing functions (Sales, Customer Service, Technical Support and Supply Chain) under new business leaders to deliver more focused efforts on their respective markets and customer results. Noncustomer-facing functions (Treasury, Accounting, IT, Product Assurance and HR) have been organized as a shared services entity delivering to its internal customers. These changes position each business group for market The reorganization results in the following structural changes: R. T. Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc.—new parent company for all wholly owned subsidiaries listed below. Vanderbilt Chemicals LLC—new operating entity that includes the North American operations of the company’s manufactured and resale chemical business serving the rubber, plastics and petroleum markets. Vanderbilt Minerals LLC—new operating entity that includes the North American operations of the company’s industrial and specialty minerals business serving the life sciences, coatings, ceramics and agricultural markets. Vanderbilt Global Services LLC— new shared services entity that provides support to the operating businesses. Vanderbilt International SARL— an existing Swiss entity that continues to provide marketing and technical support services to the chemicals and minerals businesses in EMEA (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Russia). Vanderbilt (Beijing) Trading Ltd.—an existing China entity that continues to provide marketing and technical support services to the chemicals and minerals businesses in China. Senior leadership, ownership and bilt will not change as a result of the reorganization, and the new business groups now operate as divisions within the overall company. announced US$30 million expansion project at the company’s Murray, KY, USA, chemical facility will be completed by the summer of 2013. Completion of


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Inductotherm Group to Add Clinton Machine

Inductotherm Group, Rancocas, NJ, USA, a multi-technology, global organization, serving the thermal pro-

cessing industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Clinton Machine of Ovid, MI, USA, to the Inductotherm Group family. “Clinton Machine brings with it years of experience in material hantube, heat treating and other production machinery areas,” said Gary Doyon, President/CEO of the Inductotherm Group. “We are excited with this expansion of the Inductotherm Group.

New Automatic Cut and Transfer (ACT) series of coilers reduces labor by utilizing one operator to coil or spool from several lines at speeds up to 1000 fpm. Automatic design eliminates product floor pile-ups, saving time, minimizing scrap, improving wind appearance and product quality. Designed for tubing, profile and cable extrusions.

Adding the specialized capabilities of Clinton Machine will provide additional value to our current clients and help the corporation to expand into new markets.” “The inclusion of Clinton Machine into the Inductotherm Group will allow us to provide better material handling ting and forging system clients,” said Doug Brown, President/COO of Inductoheat, Inc. “This new partnership is especially exciting to Inductoheat, as both companies compliment each other quite well.” Inductoheat, Inc., which is a world leader in induction heating technologies, is one of 40 companies making up the Inductotherm Group. As a multi-technology, global organization, the Inductotherm Group serves the thermal processing industry through the manufacturing and marketing of a diverse range of products and services, some of which include Inductotherm induction melting systems and equipment, Inductoheat and Radyne induction heating equipment, Thermatool pipe and tube welding equipment and Consarc vacuum melt. www.inductothermgroup.com

Southwire Celebrates Sale of 100th SCR System

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Southwire Company, located in Carrollton, GA, USA, announced it recently sold its 100th SCR® continuous casting system to produce copper or aluminum rod. “This milestone could not have been reached without the support of our licensees and the continuous improvements in design and technology of our systems, which has become the trademark of SCR Technologies,” said William M. Berry, President of SCR Technologies. Thecompany’s 100th SCR system is an SCR-3000 system to be installed in China and will be capable of producing 25 metric tons of copper rod an hour in the sizes of 8, 9.5, 12.7, 16 and 18 mm, utilizing a Morgan No-Twist rolling mill provided by Siemens Industries Inc. Southwire’s SCR Technologies provides continuous casting system equipment and technology for the production of copper and aluminum rod. SCR aluminum rod systems range


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Appointments at Teknor Apex

Eric T. Williams has joined Teknor Apex Company, Pawtucket, RI, USA, as a Senior Market Manager for thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) in North America. Williams will be responsible for sales and market development in the electrical, packaging and distribution sectors. “With more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles for business areas such as colorants, additives, compounds and distribution, Eric brings a breadth of expertise that will be of

great value in working with Teknor Apex customers,” said Nick Sandland, Director of Sales and Marketing for the TPE Division. Williams comes to Teknor Apex from A. SchulEric T. man, Inc., where his lat- Williams est role was that of GM for distribution services in the USA. The Thermoplastic Elastomer Division of Teknor Apex Company is offering broad product families based styrenic and vulcanizate chemistries. Headquartered in Pawtucket, the division compounds TPEs at eight locations in the USA, Europe and Asia, and is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical-device, wire and cable and other consumer and industrial product industries. Teknor Apex has also appointed William J. Murray as its new President. He succeeds Jonathan D. Fain, who remains CEO and becomes

Chairman of the Board. Murray will be responsible for the company’s worldwide compounding businesses. Teknor Apex operates 12 manufacturing facilities in the USA, Europe and Asia. Murray has also been William J. Murray appointed President of Singapore-based Teknor Apex Asia . “In 35 years with Teknor Apex, Bill has come to understand all phases of our company and has been a key force in its development as a global enterprise,” said Fain. “As President he will draw on his wealth of experience to strengthen our mission of serving focus across all disciplines and in all manufacturing operations.” Murray assumes his new position after serving as Executive Vice President of the company since 2006. He joined Teknor Apex in 1978 as a Project Engineer. He became a member of company’s Senior Management Team in 2002. www.teknorapex.com

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Alps Wire Rope Corporation, St. Charles, IL, USA, welcomes Mike Briand, to the company as District Sales Manager for the mid-Atlantic and north east. Briand has wire rope experience of 32 years. For 25 years, he was employed at Wire Rope Industries and for the remainder at Yoke, as the VP of Sales in North America.

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Vandor Corporation, Richmond, IN, USA, has announced it has earned ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems certification. The International Standards Organization (ISO) 9000 family of standards is a representation of international consensus for good quality management practices and consists of some of ISO’s best known standards and guidelines to support quality management systems. Vandor is a manufacturer of single and multi-shot injection molding, vacuum forming, extrusion and CNC composite wood sheeting machines as well as light assembly. Achieving ISO 9001:2008 cation was a logical step for Vandor’s growth path, which began when the company was formed in 1972. Starting out as a manufacturing supplier to the casket industry, Vandor has expanded into other challenging industries such optics reel packaging. Vandor markets these and other products through brand names such as Reel Options, Enviromold and Vandor Plastics. By using the tried and tested framework of ISO 9001:2008, Vandor looks forward to continuing to improve its quality management principles to enhance cuscustomer and supplier relationships. www.vandorcorp.com

S&E Specialty Polymers Announces 1st Annual Golf Tournament

S&E Specialty Polymers LLC, located in Lunenberg, MA, USA, a leading producer of specialty plastic compounds, has announced that it will sponsor a charity golf tournament on July 15, 2013, at the Sterling National Country Club in Sterling, MA, USA, in support of Life is good Playmakers Life is good corporation. The tournament will be called ‘Play Fore Playmakers’ and all of the and sponsorships will be donated directly to the Playmakers organization. The donations and proceeds from the Playmakers in Central Massachusetts 28

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Cary Compounds, LLC, Dayton, NJ, USA, has earned the USDA its Ca of renewable biobased ingredients standards. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in sigor marine materials. “We are pleased that Cary Compounds, LLC has earned the USDA said Ron Buckhalt, USDA BioPreferred Program Manager. “Biobased products provide opportunities to help add value to renewable commodities, create jobs in rural communities and generate investment income.” To receive additional information on Cary’s biobased products, visit the company’s website listed below. www.carycompounds.com

Marc Solvi, CEO of Paul Wurth SA, is now on the Managing Board of SMS Siemag AG, with effect from January 1, 2013. The takeover of the majority share of 59.1% in Paul Wurth by SMS Holding GmbH on December 17, 2012. Solvi will continue to be in charge of the management of Paul Wurth. Furthermore, he will work with Dr. Guido Kleinschmidt, a member of the Managing Board of SMS Siemag Marc Solvi AG, to coordinate the cooperation between Paul Wurth and SMS Siemag. www.sms-group.com

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AMSC, Devens, MA, USA, a global solutions provider serving the wind and power grid industry, has announced an order from Nexans for high-temperature superconductor (HTS) wire to be used in a superconductor fault current limiter (SFCL). The SFCL will act as a surge protector at “AmpaCity”, a project being undertaken by Nexans, RWE Group (one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies) and the German research institute KIT. AmpaCity aims to replace inner-city high-voltage equipment with superconductor systems. Medium-voltage superconductor systems provide an alternative to conventional high-voltage installations. The SFCL will provide overload protection to a superconductor cable, lowering the fault current levels and allowing for a safe and reliable interconnection to the grid. The complete HTS system, comprised of a cable and SFCL, will be manufactured by Nexans. The SFCL

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Laboratory Investments at Metalube

As part of its ambitious expansion plan and commitment to quality and service, leading wire and tube drawing lubricant specialist, Metalube of the UK, has acquired almost £60K worth of new laboratory equipment.

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TROESTER GmbH & Co. KG of Germany, a worldwide leading supplier of machines and lines for the cable manufacturing industry, introduces John (Jack) Howanski as its Business Unit Manager North America-Cable & Compounding MaJohn chinery. To receive additional information, visit Howanski the company’ website listed below. www.troester.de

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Industrial Company Vtormet of Russia, will be installing a Rautomead RX 1100 single-stand horizontal casting machine to manufacture brass extrusion billet at its factory in Mtsensk, Oryol Oblast. The casting machine will be fed from a separate melting furnace. Feedstock will be carefully selected scrap. This is the second Rautomead machine to have been purchased by Vtormet. The previous one was a smaller RT 650 horizontal continuous casting machine, commissioned at the customer’s plant in August 2012. These horizontal continuous casting machines were developed by Rautomead in the 1980s for production of and extrusion billets. Since then, the process and control systems have been environments and customer expectations, with focus on low-cost reliable production. Several of the early machines are still in regular operation today. In addition to horizontal machines, Rautomead also specializes in upwards vertical casting machines for production of wire rod in oxygen-free copper and a wide range of copper alloys. There are now close to 350 Rautomead machines in operation in over 45 countries around the world. www.rautomead.com

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center in Turkey. Zumbach Service Turkey provides the right solution in the right place at the right time. Since November 2012, the company has been offering its customers in Turkey local support from the newly opened customer service center in Istanbul. The rapid growth in the customer base in Turkey prompted ZUMBACH With this additional service center, ZUMBACH’s network now spans more than 20 serOkßr vice centers around the Abdullah world. Okßr Abdullah manages ZUMBACH Customer Service in Turkey. The address is Zumbach Service Turkey, c/o HTC Temsilcilik Ltd., Sti. 25499 Icerenkoy Mah. Kayisdagi Cad. 34750 Atasehir, Istanbul. The phone number is +90 216 469 78 20 and the fax number is +90 216 469 04 97. Send E-mail to aokur@zumbach.ch.

Tulsa Power Adds Two to Team

Tulsa Power LLC, Tulsa, OK, USA, announced that Gary Thompson is now Engineering Manager. Thompson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from Washington State University. With over 19 years of experience, he brings a diverse knowledge base to the Engineering Team. With a strong background in new product developGary ment, Thompson is a Thompson resource as Tulsa Power partners with its customers to develop innovative engineered solutions. Tulsa Power also announced that Jack McCready has joined the team as one of the new Mechanical Design Engineers. With experience in testing and equipment repairs, McCready will find efficient solutions for customers’ engineering problems. He has extensive knowledge in testing and designing for many different applications. www.tulsapower.com

BASF Names New Canadian Distributor

BASF Corporation, Charlotte, NC, USA, has named Lorama, Inc. as its new exclusive distributor for BASF


corporate News Industrial Kaolin in Canada, effective May 1, 2013. Lorama is a privately held company with its headquarters, technical laboratory and manufacturing facility located in Milton, Ontario, Canada. “Lorama is a trusted distributor that is very creative and well positioned to serve the Canadian market,” said Shane Porzio, VP Kaolin Global Business Management for BASF. “The Lorama business model has demonstrated proven results.” www.basf.com

Gauder America & Lloyd & Bouvier in Successful JV Gauder America (subsidiary of Gauder s.a., Liège, Belgium, and Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc. Clinton, MA, USA, year of their joint venture with sales of over U$1 million with the latest being a Ceeco Tubular 1+6/30" delivered and commissioned to a well-known American cable producer in December 2012.

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The North American market has eagerly accepted this new joint venture and has responded in a very positive way. The two companies are looking forward to an exciting 2013 by continuing to offer their customers many options in the used machinery market. Gauder s.a is a worldwide leader in used machinery for the wire and cable industry with over 1000 items in stock in its Belgium warehouse. Lloyd & Bouvier specializes in new, used or rebuilt wire and cable machinery. www.gauderamerica.com www.lloydbouvier.com

T & T Marketing Expands Technical Staff

T & T Marketing, Inc., Allamuchy, NJ, USA, has added Dan Weaver to its technical staff. Weaver joined the company on February 1, 2013, as a Senior R & D Technologist. He will work alongside the rest of the technical staff at T & T’s polymer testing laboratory, which is located in Easton,

PA, USA. The T & T lab is an R & D and technical service facility, equipped to support customer processing needs and troubleshooting. Weaver brings a high level of technical expertise and practical industry experience to T & T. He had spent a total of 23 years with Dow/ Union Carbide, and a short period of time with Dan Weaver as well. T & T is a single source supplier to the wire and cable industry, distributing everything from bare copper to eting products. The company has been wire and cable industry since 1988. www.ttmarketinginc.com

New Director of Marketing and Sales at RAD-CON

RAD-CON, Inc., Cleveland, OH, USA, announced that Wynn H. Kearns is now Director of Marketing and Sales. He will lead ferrous and nonferrous H2SHC™ bell anneal furnace projects and support market demand for CAPS™ optimization software. With more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing processes and global capital equipment sales, Kearns is an expert in protective atmosphere systems for metals. He will apply these skills to promote new markets for Energy Resource Control (ERC) a RAD-CON Group Company. ERC supplies an innovative natural gas energy system to supply industrial nitrogen and hydrogen at a fraction of the cost of traditional industrial bottled gas. “We recognize the potential growth in thermal treatment markets in NAFTA, based on historical lows in natural gas energy prices,” said Chris Messina, RAD-CON President. “Wynn’s extensive industrial manufacturing experience, coupled with his market experience will take our bell anneal product to a new level, along with growing our fuel-based nitrogen system”. Prior to joining RAD-CON, Kearns was responsible for NAFTA business development for CMI EFCO in Salem, OH, USA. During more than eight years at CMI, Kearns was responsible for multiple projects in Mexico, Canada and the USA, along with export markets in Brazil, China, Russia, Korea and India. www.RAD-CON.com March 2013/Wire & Cable Technology International

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Tracking Continued Growth in Northern Africa & the Middle East

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per day. The two economies represent half of the world’s General, , said, “President Obama has sent a clear message to the world that trade, growth and jobs are at the top of his list of priorities. An eventual EU-US trade deal will secure industrial production in both economies, while improving cooperation on such pressing issues as climate change and regulatory convergence.” economical reasons the reduction of energy is becoming more President Obama’s address will give new impetus to the SKZ drive for an agreement. In the wake of the speech, the EU-US , established drive enables considerable energy cost savings with a rela at the EU-US Summit in November 2011, recommended tively short return on investment. that USA and EU leaders, “Launch, in accordance with their respective domestic procedures, negotiations on a Outlook comprehensive, addresses The conferenceambitious moderatedagreement by Dr.-Ing.that Heiko Körner a broad range of bilateral trade and investment issues including regulatory issues, and contributes to the development of global rules.” A joint statement was later issued by President Barack Obama, European Council President and European Commission President , highlighting their commitment to “making the relationship an even stronger driver of our prosperity.” For more information on future Kabelextrusion ConferInformation: www.acea.be ence www.vdi.de WCTI

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German Machine Tool Industry is Optimistic for 2013 Following two years of substantial growth, the German machine tool industry with almost 71,000 employees in December 2012, expects a modest increase in production output of 1% during 2013. “This means the sector will be back to its previous high from 2008”, reported Martin Kapp, Chairman of the VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) at the organization’s annual press conference in Frankfurt am Main in February 2013. The year 2012 went better than expected: the good starting position with the order books full and March 2013/Wire & Cable Technology International

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European Perspectives...Continued capacity utilization at a high level sustained production throughout 2012, said Kapp. With growth totalling 9%, the sector achieved a production volume worth over €14 billion. Exports performed even better: €9.5 billion, measured. The single biggest market continues to be China: with a volume of around €2.4 billion and growth of 14%, the Chinese market bought more than twice as many German machines as the second-largest market, the USA which opts for German machine tools when it comes to modernizing its production lines. The domestic market, characterised by risk-averse mid-tier customers, stagnated at €6.8 billion, which was still a good bit below the pre-crisis level. Total growth in the pan-European machine tool industry came to only half the German sector’s level. For 2013, the VDW’s forecasting partner, Oxford Economics a somewhat steeper increase worldwide. This applies primarily to Asia and America, less to Europe. According to a recent VDW survey, production by German vendors in manufacturing facilities abroad grew by almost 60% during 2011, to reach €1.7 billion. Thus a good 15% or another 7750 employees can now be added to the domestic payrolls. Involvement abroad has

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traditionally focused on Switzerland, the USA and Brazil. The comparatively recent, but fast-expanding operations in China were up by 55% in 2011. This process is predicted to gain in dynamics. Information: www.vdw.de

A Widening Gap Between Car Manufacturers in Europe The economic situation among car manufacturers in Europe could become a severe test for the European Union. That’s a keynote of an article recently published by the German weekly magazine, Der Spiegel. An English translation under the heading “Divided Europe: Car Industry Winners and Losers Drift Apart” can be found under the electronic address: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/european-car-industry-winners-and-losers-drift-furtherapart-a-882694.html The European automobile industry accounts for about 12 million jobs. In 2012, car sales in Europe reached their lowest level in 17 years, since 2007 sales have declined by 25% and no improvement can be noticed. Car makers like Opel, Ford, Renault, Peugeot and Fiat are running at a loss in Europe, their plants are often operating only at half capacity. As a consequence, Ford is closing two plants in Great Britain and one in Belgium. Peu-


geot plans to shut down its plant near Paris and Opel is closing a production facility in the western German city of Bochum. What makes the decline doubly vexing is the fact that other car makers are actually doing well. At the top of the list are the VW Group, BMW and Daimler all headquartered in Germany. They are selling more cars than ever before, despite the weak European market. And then there is Korean car maker Hyundai, which already produces more than half of its cars at its plant in the Czech Republic. Despite the economic crisis, above all in the southern European countries, the automobile industry remains a growth sector worldwide. Demand is growing in China, India, Russia, Brazil and many other markets outside Europe. German and Korean manufacturers are bena presence in these growth markets for some time with own production facilities, while car makers like Peugeot, Fiat and Opel neglected to globalize their brands.

Investment Attractiveness of East-Central Europe Among all EU countries of east-central Europe, Poland 2011. More about the rank of Poland can be found in the "Reach the Central and Eastern Europe� survey about investment attractiveness of 11 countries of central and eastern Europe elaborated by ConQuest Consulting.

As reported by the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ), Poland is a regional leader lion, triple as high as the result of Czech Republic, numof European Union structural funds and a great base for coordinating business in eastern Europe and other countries. The convenient geographic location allows investors to transport products manufactured by cheaper labor force from Poland further to western Europe. Low taxes, especially in Czech and Bulgaria as well as Estonia and Slovakia, are advantages of east-central Europe. Another important incentive for business is the existence of special economic zones and free economic zones in Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. Estonia, Poland, Slovenia and Lithuania are the most attractive countries in the region, featuring a favorable tax system, a low level of corruption, high investment protection and low costs of labor. WCTI Information: www.paiz.gov.pl Dipl.-Ing. Konrad Dengler is an industrial journalist and specialized translator serving the wire and cable technology, tube technology, materials and production technology and quality testing industries. He can be reached by phone and fax at +49 9135 3990 or by email at KDengler@t-online.de.

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For the last half of December, the domestic wire rod market remained essentially quiet, with many companies closed for the remainder of 2012. Still, with hopes for a slight uptrend in scrap prices in January—based on traditionally tight scrap

USA Wire Rod Mills Remain Aggressive with Middling Results swirled that mills could raise wire rod prices slightly for March kept transaction prices stable yet again, there was a strong Once predictions for February scrap began pointing at a slightly downward trend, wire rod mills lost optimism that they could

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New HQ for German Rolling Mill Manufacturer According to Sebastian König, who is the General Manager at FUHR GmbH & Co. KG, Steinheim, Germany, as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wire rolling machines, FUHR has just moved into its new headquarters, where an additional 70% production capacity responds to the continuously rising demand for FUHR’s wire rolling technology. Within a construction period of only seven months, a completely modern New headquarters for FUHR GmbH & Co. KG.

space of 40,000 ft2 total area of 100,000 ft2.

visualization to minimize set-up times, plant with a total capacity of 207 kWP.

Highly Effective Facilities Integrated into the manufacturing process at the new headquarters site is a state-of-the-art paint shop as well as a separate, air-conditioned grinding facility. Both the new paint shop and grinding facility guarantee wire rolling mill workmanship on the highest quality levels. hall that allows the parallel erection of three rolling mills of up to 200' each.

Long Experience in Rolling Mill Technology Founded in 1946, FUHR today develops and produces rolling mills mainly for cold forming applications, e.g., for the automotive, electrical, food, textile

Additionally, integrated measurement systems ensure consistent product quality along with highly precise rolling processes.

Where to Learn About the Company’s Upgraded Portfolio At the Interwire 2013 show, FUHR

FUHR’s scope of delivery encompasses a full range from stand-alone units to turnkey solutions for shaped, rous and nonferrous wires as well as stainless steels.

with an informational stand, where all

portfolio of rolling mills and current projects with its international clientele.

its customers in a timely manner and on Furthermore, most of FUHR’s yearly -

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Copper, Steel & Stainless Processing by: Elke Lüchtemeier Corporate Communications SMS Group Wiesenstrasse 30 57271 Hilchenbach, Germany www.sms-group.com

Orders are piling up for rod casting, rolling and straightening equipment for nonferrous and ferrous applications.

SMS Meer, a part of the SMS Group in Germany, provides the industry with integrated copper wire rod casting and rolling systems and stainless steel rolling mills as well as ancillary equipment such as straightening systems for steel rod and bar. Here are the details on several recent projects.

That is why we decided in favor of SMS Meer.” The variable-frequency motors of the rolling mills also

zhou Baosheng said that the plant will allow the company to expand its range of products.

Integrated Copper Wire Rod Casting & Rolling Lines

Ningbo Shimao Copper in Zhejiang Province, China, has placed an order with SMS Meer for the supply of a complete casting and rolling plant of the CONTIROD® type for the production of copper wire rod. Ningbo Shimao is a producer of Grade A copper cathodes, copper wire rod and special copper cables. The CONTIROD line is intended for the company’s new plant in the Bin Hai Industrial Zone near Yuyao, Zheijang Province, China. The high-performance CONTIROD wire rod line can produce 225,000 tons of quality copper wire rod per year from cathodes. The line is designed for an output of 35 tons per hour and will thus be one of the larger ones of its kind in China. The line is comprised of a gas control system on the shaft furnace for the melting of copper cathodes and a modular Hazelett twin-belt caster for a casting cross-section of 90 mm rolling mill. Due to the newly designed Lambda gas control system and use of variable-frequency controlled drives for blowers and mill stands, this CONTIROD plant is, with fuel of the most economical and ecological of its kind. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for November position in the copper business. Additionally, Yangzhou Baosheng Copper Industry in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, has placed an order with SMS Meer for the supply of a CONTIROD plant to be installed in Baoying, also in Jiangsu Province, China. nace, a Hazelett twin-belt caster, a billet preparation station

CONTIROD plant similar to the ones being installed at Ningbo Shimao Copper and Yangzhou Baosheng Copper Industry.

Stainless Steel Rolling Mill with Core Facilities

The Chinese company, FuJian WuHang Stainless Steel in ChangLe City, FuJian Province, China, has placed an order with SMS Meer for the supply of the core technologies for construction of a new stainless steel rolling mill. The mill produces wire rod and bar in coils. The core facilities include a modern three-roll PSM® (Precision Sizing Mill) with hydraulic roll adjustment performed diameter from a single-pass family. Furthermore, the PSM also produces all the necessary initial cross-sections for the wire rod block. The scope of supply of the PSM includes the automatic stand-changing system, the workshop for preparation of

followed by a cooling section, a coiler and a coil handling facility for automatic compacting, strapping and packing of Baosheng is one of China’s largest cable manufacturers, and the company said that due to an extended production capacity, it will be less dependent on external wire rod suppliers. Up to 320,000 tons of electrolytic tough pitch (ETP) copper wire rod can be produced per year on the new CONTIROD plant. The company uses more than half the copper wire rod produced for its own cable manufacturing. The remainder is sold on the market as high-quality 8 mm ETP wire rod. Hua DZ, Technology Manager at Yangzhou Baosheng, explained, “The wire rod from CONTIROD plants has an outstanding reputation on the Chinese market. Production 48

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PSM® (Precision Sizing Mill).


WCTI EMPHASIS: Rod Production & Handling the stands and guides and also the CARTA速 system, which and dimension. block are coiled on a newly designed coiler, which ensures

ity is that each stand is individually driven with a single motor.

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Increased Drawing Line Performance Dongil Industries of Pohang, Korea, has placed an order with SMS Meer to replace an existing straightener with a WRP 40 BF two-roll straightener. The new straightener will be integrated in an existing Schumag KZ-RP IIIB/25 drawing line built in 1989. The height-adjustable WRP 40 BF with adjustable top roll is specially designed for use in high-speed drawing lines. The system allows high straightening precision and consistently high surface quality, even at high speeds. www.sms-meer.com

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equipment. supplied numerous peeling and straightening machines to the Dr. Jean Frederic Castagnet, Techni

Also, the Chinese company, Jiangsu Shenyuan Special Steel a special steel rolling mill. The mill has an annual produc

The SMS Group unites global players in plant and machinery construction for processing steel and NF metals, operating under the roof of . It consists of the two business areas, SMS and as well as industrial participations. SMS Holding GmbH is responsible for strategic planning and control. The sole owner of the SMS Group is , the holding of the entrepreneurial family. The family-owned company stands out for its strong market position, corporate culture of responsibility, plus high-performance products and services tailored to individual customer requirements. March 2013/Wire & Cable Technology International

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Production of High-Strength Corrosion-Resistance Wire and Rod Using Electrolytic Plasma Technology by: Pratheesh George, Michael Zelin & Edward O’Daigle CAP Technologies, LLC Denham Springs, LA, USA www.captechnologiesllc.com

Process enables optimum wire and rod cleaning and coating with different materials including Zn with no loss of tensile strength or wire ductlity.

Electrolytic plasma technology (EPT) is a new advanced process for cleaning and coating metals including wire and wire rod materials1. A single “green” technology for cleaning and coating wire and wire rod materials not only gives excellent corrosion properties, but also mechanical properties that are hard to achieve with existing conventional technologies. A high-strength wire with a high corrosion resistance can meet demands in numerous challenging applications from the oil industry to the tire industry. Increasing strength for example of a bead wire could help to reduce tire weight, manufacturing cost and rolling resistance thereby increasing gas mileage. Increasing wire corrosion resistance can increase wire product service life in highly corrosive environments. Presented here are new advances in achieving high corrosion resistance by using EPT and record strength in highcarbon steel wires.

The EPT Process

The EPT process enhances both cleaning and coating of wire rods of different sizes (see details on EPT in reference1). Cleaning: New regulations in many countries have put restrictions on the use of acids for cleaning of metals. EPT cleaning completely eliminates the use of acids. This not only makes the process more environmentally friendly, but also reduces the manufacturing costs by eliminating fume scrubbing, water treatment and acid recovery equipment. EPT can also be used for reclamation of rusted wire rods by cleaning, is rejected. The material after cleaning does not require any treatment with lime or other chemicals. Wire and wire rods with rust and scale can be cleaned completely in less than 10 seconds. Figure 1 shows micrographs comparing the surface of rod with scale and after four seconds of cleaning. More than 90% of the surface is clean in this short period of time. Coating: EPT enables coating with various materials.

apply by using any other standard technologies. Coatings are generally deposited at a rate of 2 to 3 microns per second. EPT coating uses the same equipment and processing as the cleaning process, except for a different electrolyte. The process improves the quality of coatings making them denser and less brittle—for example, Zn coatings that are widely used for corrosion protection. Hot-dip galvanizing, the most commonly used industrial method of Zn coating application, results in the presence of intermetallic particles negatively impacting coating ductility. During wire drawing operations, poor ductility causes the coating to break leaving spots on the wire with a lesser coating amount or completely missing. Also, the EPT process does not cause hydrogen embrittlement2, which often is present with hotdip galvanizing3. sion resistance as compared with that of hot galvanized wires in a salt fog chamber as per ASTM B 117. Specially designed Zn-Ni coatings that can be applied only with the EPT process further increase corrosion resistance exceeding that of conventionally applied coatings by three to four times depending on the aggressiveness of the environment (Figure 2).

Fig. 2 — Comparison of number of hours in salt fog between EPT Zn-coated samples and HDG Zn-coated samples.

EPT can be used for depositing both layered and alloyed coatings of different metals such as molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, tin and many other metals. Industrial Capabilities: production line was developed capable of processing eight strands of different sizes and grades at the same time (see Figure 3 and Figure 4). The material is coated as soon as it exits the cleaning section and this avoids any need for material storage or transport between the cleaning and coating stages

Fig. 1 — SEM Micrograph comparing the surface of a rod (a) with scale and surface of (b) a rod after cleaning for 4 seconds. 50

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surface cleaning and coating help in keeping a small footprint in an industrial plant. The line is fully automated and it can be run by just one operator. The operation is very simple and does not require any specialized skills making it easy from an operator stand point. A separate line for processing four -


WCTI EMPHASIS: Rod Production & Handling exposed to high temperatures and the highly drawn lamellar pearlitic structure is retained. The optimization of wire coating surface morphology and drawing process enable achieving a 10% to 15% strength increase in comparison with standard wires with 0.8 to 1.5 mm diameters. The typical morphology of EPT-deposited coating (Figure 5) enhances lubrication and wire drawability.

Fig. 3 — Eight strands of different size and different grade rods can be processed at the same time at different speeds. The above picture shows the take-up units for the eight strands.

Fig. 5 — Typical surface morphology of EPT-deposited Zn coatings. This morphology allows the coating to pick up lubricant during high-speed drawing.

Fig. 4 — View of the process line where eight strands of rod from 4.5 to 9.5 mm in size can be cleaned and Zn coated at the same time.

tion. The line is also fully close-looped thus preventing any discharge of any kind of gas or liquid into the environment. The application of EPT is not limited to wire and wire rod materials. It can be used for processing sheet, foils, pipes and other shapes. This robust technology can be used for cleaning and coating with various metals, alloys and other materials. For example, coating with hydroxyapatite, a widely used coating in bio-medical applications due to its high bone compatibility, has been developed. Solutions for a number of high-volume applications resulting in processing cost reduction and/or product service property improvement have been developed as well as for unique highly corrosive environments such as boiling acids.

As discussed above, EPT-deposited Zn coatings have no intermetallic layers (Figure 6) that gives them excellent ductility and prevents coatings from breaking off during high-speed drawing (3000 fpm or above). In contrast to coatings applied by using standard technologies, no coating loss is observed during drawing of EPT Zn and Zn-Ni-coated steels. Borax and lime are also not required in the drawing process further reducing the manufacturing costs and simplifying the process. Recent trials conducted on three wire rods with carbon content ranging from 0.67% to 0.92% showed that EPT enables achieving sound ductility and record high strength in wires drawn with a true drawing strain of 2.6 and more. Development of excellent modern wire drawing capabilities and testing capabilities in combination with EPT capabilities enabled optimization of wire processing at each step, for example taper die drafting practices. Strength close to 3000

High-Strength Wire

Loss of ductility, particularly in torsion in highly drawn steel wires is one of main challenges limiting the development of high-strength, high-carbon steel wires. The problem of brittle failure under torsion load (delamination) is especially pronounced in wires with larger diameters of 0.8 mm and higher. Hot-dip galvanizing causes 5% to 10% loss in tensile of high-carbon wires due to cementite spheroidization if the process is not optimized. In contrast, EPT causes no reduction of tensile strength and ductility since the wire is never 52

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Fig. 6 — Cross section of EPT Zn coating showing only Zn and no Fe-Zn intermetallic layer. The absence of intermetallic layer makes the coating more ductile during wire drawing operations.


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is developing the Electrolytic Plasma Technology (EPT), which is an effective surface engineering tool that combines cleaning and coating of metals. During EPT processing, DC voltage is applied to the electrodes in an aqueous electrolyte, which produces plasma at the surface of the workpiece. Thermal, chemical, electrical and mechanical effects imparted by EPT to the workpiece create unique surface characteristics. Both experimental and industrial tests to date demonstrate that EPT is an emerging surface engineering technique with economical commercial

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Reliable Rod Welding by: Steve Mepsted, Managing/Sales Director Pressure Welding Machines Ltd. (PWM) Unit 1, Belmont Farm Business Center Snoad Hill Bethersden, Kent TN26 3DY, UK www.pwmltd.co.uk

The cold welding process offers a number of advantages for a wide variety of applications.

Although cold welding is recognized as a cost-effective method of joining large round copper or aluminum wire rod sections, this versatile process has other applications. It can and plated wires as well as dissimilar materials and materials of different sizes. Cold welding offers wire and cable manufacturers a number of advantages. Compared with electrical welding,

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it creates permanent welds stronger than the parent material PWM, which has been designing and has noticed a recent increase in demand for cold welders and dies to join dissimilar metals such as aluminum strip to copper strip for transformers.

training. host of time-saving design features, packed into a compact

The Problem with Traditional Technologies for Joining Dissimilar Metals all result in a rapid breakdown of the joint. The reaction in a copper/aluminum joint begins to take place as soon as the two metals are put together. which are left between the interfaces during these methods als themselves. However, with cold pressure welding, these that operate at ambient temperatures occur. it produces a worked structure as opposed to the cast structure obtained in fusion welding. Also, there is no heat-affected zone with unsuitable properties. PWM P1500 rod welder.

A Process With Broad Application

Plated wires including tinned copper, silver-plated and nickel plated, can all be welded to themselves or to plain copper. not be more than 30% larger than the smaller. If the copper no weld will be achieved.

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PWM P1000 rod welder.


WCTI EMPHASIS: Rod Production & Handling Cross-section of welded rod (left) and of examples of rod cold welded on PWM machines (right).

frame. The machine has a capacity of 6 to 16 mm (0.236" to 0.630") copper and 6 to 20 mm (0.236" to 0.790") aluminum, quick release dies and an easily adjustable die setting mechanism to ensure die changeover is fast and problem-free. The electro/pneumatic EP500 model will weld wire sizes 5 to 12.50 mm (0.197" to 0.492") copper and 5 to 15 mm (0.197" to 0.590") aluminum, is low maintenance and simple to operate. Video demonstrations of PWM’s rod welders along with pany’s website. www.pwmltd.co.uk WCTI is a world leader in the design and manufacture of cold pressure welding machines and dies. The PWM range features hand-held, bench and trolley mounted designs and large, freestanding rod welders, all of which use the multiple upset technique. The PWM cold weld is reliably effective on most nonferrous metals, creating a weld as strong as the parent material. PWM dies are of the industry stand-

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TECH BRIEF

Advanced Steel Wire Rope Facility Opens International rope manufacturer, Bridon International Ltd., Doncaster, UK, has launched a state-of-the-art facility for the development of the world’s most advanced steel ropes. The Bridon Technology Center (BTC), located in Doncaster, houses a range of purpose-built equipment designed to test rope properties and complex rope constructions and optimize their designs. According to the company, the facility is set to develop the largest and most sophisticated rope products ever made available. Bridon has cited demand across a number of key industries as the primary motivation behind the Center’s development, noting the widespread need for stronger, more sophisticated ropes that can perform at the highest levels in the world’s most punishing environments.

The Bridon Technology Center (BTC) launched by Bridon International Ltd.

Custom-Made Test/Analysis Systems

Bridon has invested £5 million in the BTC’s custom-made testing and analysis equipment, which is designed to evaluate advanced rope constructions for their suitability in even the most challenging conditions. The facility has the capacity to test samples from ropes that will weigh hundreds of tons, assessing their strength under extreme loads, their endurance against bend fatigue, their rotational characteristics and their response to repeated layering on smaller, more economical spools. The BTC has also been invested with the latest 3D microscope technology to examine ropes in minute detail, according to the company, allowing for some of the most rigorous examinations ever conducted.

Increased Customer Contact

The BTC also allows Bridon the opportunity to work with customers on selected technical projects. Over the coming months, the company is expected to enter talks with major operators looking to optimize a rope for their equipment or application. The BTC launch follows the opening three months ago of Bridon Neptune Quay—a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility capable of producing the largest 56

The BTC team: David Hewitt, Application Specialist (above left); Steven Allen, Laboratory Manager (above middle); John Allen, Test Lab Technician (above right); and Erica Gateley, Lab Technician (right).

and most complex ropes in the world. Bridon Chief Executive, Jon Templeman, said, “BTC will be a high-tech hub for next-generation rope developtechnology use sophisticated testing equipment to validate the designs of the largest and most complex ropes ever made. This state-of-the-art facility will enable us to develop and test ropes that perform at the highest levels in the harshest conditions on earth, and to collaborate with our customers on tailored solutions to the toughest challenges they face. “Following launch of BTC and Bridon Neptune Quay, Bridon now has the world’s most advanced rope development, manufacturing and testing facilities— giving us both the brains and the brawn required of a global technology leader.”

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2013 Polymers Conference Builds on 2012’s Success by: Kelly Cressman, Conference Coordinator Applied Market Information LLC (AMI) 1210 Broadcasting Road, Suite 103 Wyomissing, PA 19610 USA www.amiplastics-na.com

Preview of: Polymers in Cables 2013 May 14 to 15, 2013 Miami, FL, USA

Polymers in Cables 2013 will be the 16th international cables conference organized by AMI and the 5th AMI conference to the North American cables industry. The conference, being held May 14 to 15, 2013, at the Hilton Miami Downtown in Miami, FL, USA, attracts a high level of decision makers and managers for an in-depth discussion regarding trends and developments in the use of polymers in the cables industry. In the current challenging economic environment, it is more important than ever for cable producers and their customers and suppliers to be aware of the latest trends and material developments and how these will help improve cable Polymers in Cables 2013 program will look in detail at key developments and fume zero halogen (LSF0H) cable insulation compounds, insulation and jacketing technology as well as the potential for improved cable performance. Key papers will also look at important issues from the perspective of cable extruders and users, and will outline their expectations of suppliers. industry leaders such as General Cable, Kabelwerk Eupen AG, PolyOne, BASF and many more.

Major Reasons to Attend: of polymers and compounds in the cable industry. and compounds, and how they can improve cable

about the latest material, technology and business trends in North America, and what these trends may mean for your business. The following is a synopsis of the conference program.

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Conference Focus

Polymers in Cables 2013 will aim to put material, regulatory and technology developments in the context of the challenging business environment in which cable producers and their customers operate. Industry consultant, AMI, will provide a market overview, analyzing structural changes and providing views on the future trends for material usage in cable manufacturing. Raw material suppliers will also share their views on the key business, environmental and technological changes that are shaping the future of this industry. Whatever your involvement in the cables industry, be it equipment manufacturer, this event will provide an ideal op58

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8 AM – Registration and welcome coffee 9 AM – Opening announcements MARKET OVERVIEW 9:10 AM – Trends & developments in polymers for cable applications, Noru Tsalic, Senior Vice President, Applied Market Information Ltd., UK. SESSION 1 - APPLICATIONS 9:40 AM – New cables with 60-year service life for next generation nuclear reactors, Dr. Koksal Tonyali, Director of Product Engineering & Development, General Cable Company, USA. 10:10 AM – cal cable-why data sheets don’t cut it, Wesley Nicholson, Sr. Materials Scientist, Corning Cable Systems, USA. 10:40 AM to 11:10 AM – Coffee break 11:10 AM – Cables for wind power turbines, Markus F.


Kemmler, CEO, Kemmler Consulting GmbH, Germany. SESSION 2 - INNOVATION IN MATERIALS 11:40 AM – , Dr. Jacob Lahijani, Senior Research Associate, E. I. DuPont DeNemours & Company, USA. 12:10 PM – , Sarah Westerdale, Market ManagerWire & Cable, Distribution, BASF, Elastollan TPU, USA. 12:40 PM to 2:10 PM – Lunch 2:10 PM – , Mark Easter, Applications Development Manager, Engineered Materials, PolyOne, USA. 2:40 PM – , Vijay Kotian, Director of Technology, Alternative Rubber & Plastics, Inc., USA. 3:10 PM – , Sean M. Stabler, Business Development Engineer, Arkema Inc., USA. 3:40 PM to 4:10 PM – Coffee break 4:10 PM – , Paul Lorigan, Technical Director, T & T Marketing, Inc., USA. 4:40 PM – , Christine Van Bellingen, Product Manager, Carbon Black & Graphite for Polymers, Timcal Graphite & Carbon, Belgium. 5:10 PM – , Andreas Niklaus, Process Engineer, BUSS AG, Switzerland. 5:40 Pm to 7:10 PM – Cocktail Reception Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:30 AM – Welcome coffee 9 AM – Opening announcements SESSION 3 - ADDITIVES AND FORMULATION

, Dr. Suresh Ramadas, Professor and Head, Chemical Engineering, R V College of Engineering, India. 12:10 PM – , Oliver Hissmann, Sales Manager, OCS Optical Control Systems GmbH, Germany. 12:40 PM to 2:10 PM – Lunch 2:10 PM – , Dr. Xuanhe Zhao, Assistant Professor, Duke University, USA. 2:40 PM – , S. “Ram” Ramachandran, Principal Consultant, Srvalueconsulting LLC, USA. 3:10 PM – , Jytte Marie Syska, Principal, Syska Voskian Consulting, Denmark and Alfred Voskian, Principal, Syska Voskian Consulting, USA. 3:40 PM – Afternoon wrap up and questions 3:50 PM – Conference ends The conference venue, the Hilton Miami Downtown hotel, is located in the heart of Miami, where you can overlook Biscayne Bay and the downtown skyline. The hotel is positioned only ten minutes from amazing worldclass beaches that provide a variety of recreational activities. The Hilton Miami Downtown is accessible by the Metro Mover which will transport you to a variety of restaurants and shopping. Early Bird Registration is now open—a savings of US$200 is available to those who register for before April 5, 2013. For additional information on or to register, email the author at kc@amiplastics-na.com, call +1 610 478 0800 or visit the website listed below.

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, Dr. Günter Beyer, Lab-Manager, Kabelwerk Eupen AG, Belgium. 9:40 AM – , Dr. John Yun, Technology Manager, Chemtura, USA.

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10:10 AM – , Dr. Alex Isarov, Director of Technology, FRA, Huber Engineered Materials, USA. 10:40 AM to 11:10 AM – Coffee break 11:10 AM – , James Innes, President Flame Retardants, Fire Retardants Associates Inc., USA. 11:40 AM –

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AEB International, Inc. (Head Office) 654 Madison Avenue, Suite 1809 New York, NY 10065 Tel. No. 212-752-4647 Fax No. 212-486-6526 Email: aeb@aebint.com Website: www.aebint.com

ISO 9001:2008

AEB International, Inc. (Manufacturing) 529 Chucks Drive, Duncan, SC 29334 Tel. No. 864-877-6947 Fax No. 864-879-0619 Email: mfg@aebint.com Website: www.aebint.com

AEB International, Inc. Profile Company History A.E.B. International, Inc. is a privately owned company founded in 1979 by Mr. A. Erkan Buyuksoy. We are one of the largest conductor manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to the cable industry worldwide. A.E.B. Manufacturing is located in Duncan, South Carolina and handles immediate requirements as well as engineering and product developments. We produce domestically in South Carolina as well as overseas to satisfy our customers' needs. A.E.B. International, Inc.’s head office is located in New York City. Our primary warehouse and distribution points are South Carolina, California, New England and Texas/Mexico. During the past couple of years AEB International has made major investments, we have three (3) factory buildings in South Carolina. We bought many new high speed double twist and single twist bunchers such as Kinrei, Niehoff, Samp and Lesmo. Some of the machines run as fast as 10,000-twists per minute. This brings our cost down to become more competitive in the US market. We also expanded bobbin winded and braider operations to become one of the largest producers in the United States. We have all types of bobbin winders such as Hacoba, wardwell and customized bobbin winders to produce 16-Carrier, 24-Carrier, Spirka, Dratex, and other customized bobbins with a 500,000 pound monthly capacity.

Production Line: AEB International’s production line consist of AWG 16 to AWG 50 Single Wire/ Multi-Wire / 7-Strand / Concentric / 19-Strand Unilay / 19-Strand Concentric / Bunched / Smooth Bunched / Rope-lay / Customized Strands / Bobbin & Braider Products in Bare Copper / Tin Plated Copper / Top Coat / Overcoat / Silver Plated Copper / Nickel Plated Copper/ Stainless Steel / Cadmium / Copper Clad Aluminum/ Copper Clad Steel.

Reliability: We keep about 1.5 to 2 Million pounds of wire in our inventory at all times. AEB International is a one stop shop! We were awarded in 2010 Best Manufacturing & Distribution Business and an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. All products are manufactured using the latest equipment at the highest technology available. We produce thousands of products on continuous basis as well as many special products designed to our customers’ specifications. Key Personnel AEB Head Office: A. Erkan Buyuksoy, President/CEO Lana Geyman, Sales & Purchasing Manager Jessica Barahona, Asst. to the President Judy Mangalindan, Sales & Marketing AEB Manufacturing: Mark Garner, General Manager Randy Massey, Technical Manager Robin Forrest, Plant Manger Joe Peace, Maintenance Manager

Thank you for your interest in AEB International !!!


A.E.B. INTERNATIONAL, INC. Est. 1979 ISO 9001:2008 FROM CATHODE TO FINISHED PRODUCT A.E.B. International is one of the largest conductor manufacturers and distributors in the wire and cable industry. Get to know…

A.E.B. International’s factory: located in Duncan, South Carolina, handles immediate requirements as well as the engineering and development of new products. We also offer engineering support and manufacturing capabilities from our European and Far East partners.

Our equipment:

Our facilities: 

 NEW HIGH SPEED DOUBLE TWIST

BRAND NEW STATE OF THE ART 3-FACTORY BUILDINGS

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& SINGLE TWIST BUNCHERS

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 5 SALES OFFICES  5 DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

AND OTHER SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT TO SERVE YOU BETTER

Our products:

SINGLE, MULTI-WIRE, STRANDED, BRAIDED, BOBBIN WOUND WIRE WIRE TYPES:

STRANDED WIRE CONSTRUCTIONS:

COPPER AND COPPER ALLOY WIRE BARE COPPER WIRE – ETP OR OFHC TINNED PLATED COPPER WIRE REGULAR TINNED TOP COAT & TINNED OVERCOAT SILVER PLATED COPPER WIRE NICKEL PLATED COPPER WIRE FLAT COPPER, SILVER & STEEL WIRE STAINLESS STEEL WIRE MONEL, INCONEL CADMIUM COPPER WIRE (ALLOY 162) BRASS & BRONZE COPPER CLAD STEEL ALUMINUM WIRE (COPPER CLAD ALUMINUM) SPECIAL ALLOYS

7 STRAND - CONCENTRIC 19 STRAND – UNILAY & CONCENTRIC 37 - STRAND 61 - STRAND COMPRESSED COPPER CABLE REGULAR BUNCHED SMOOTH BUNCHED ROPE LAY FLEXIBLE CABLE CUSTOM MADE CONSTRUCTIONS

BRAIDER BOBBINS  HACOBA  WARDWELL STEINTEX/ SPIRKA BOBBIN WINDERS NEW ENGLAND BUTT BRAIDER BOBBINS. PUT UP ON 16-C, 24-C, 36-C, 48-C

A.E.B. INTERNATIONAL, INC.

654 MADISON AVENUE, SUITE 1809 NEW YORK, NY 10065-8428 Tel (212) 752-4647 Fax (212) 486-6526 email: aeb@aebint.com

www.AEBINTERNATIONAL.com


TECH BRIEF

New Solutions for Wire Drawing and Coiling, Material Dosing & Measuring Scott Hunter of Amaral Automation Associates, Cumberland, RI, USA, reports that three companies represented in North America by Amaral, Bongard Engineering GmbH & Co. KG of Germany, Woywood/Plasticolor of Germany and Vision Engineering of the USA, have introduced new equipment for the wire and cable industry. Offered through Amaral are new drawing machines and a new coiler from Bongard, new extruder dosing units and mixing stations from Woywod Kunststoffmaschinen and a new measuring microscope from Vision Engineering.

PLASTICOLOR Volumetric Mixing Station from Woywod.

for extruder capacities up to 100 lph, 500 lph and 1200 lph.

New Wire Drawing & Coiling Technologies

Bongard Engineering has manufactured and tested two customized trolley wire drawing machines. These approximately 40 m long wire drawing machines have been completed and delivered to customers. Each of Bongard’s type BO 12-10 trolley wire drawing lines consist of driven spool payoff, coil payoff with brake, driven and rotary straightener, four drawing blocks, measuring table, traversing take-up, drawing oil supply system, cooling water system and technology. Each payoff is designed for a capacity of 5000 kg. The installed electrical performance of the complete line is approximately 500 kW. Also offered by Bongard is the new CU C 480 coiler for copper wire from AWG 27 to AWG 16 (0.35 to 1.20 mm) diameters, soft-to-hard, with a maximum coiling speed of 118 fps (36 mps). Modular design makes setup very easy

New Measurement Technology Bongard CU C 480 coiler.

bly and integrated material test port, the PC 1500 unit provides better material ing of the dosing unit. The new PC 1500 also offers a quick discharge with round hose connection, integrated neck piece slide with round outlet, better dust sealing and increased output capacity. Also new from Woywod are PLASTICOLOR Compact Volumetric Mixing Stations. Based on newly designed cast aluminum neck pieces and the new PLASTICOLOR 1500 and 2500 dosing units series, the target to reduce overall height of the mixing stations has been achieved, with no compromises on the quality of the mixture of materials. The standard mixing stations are available

New Extruder Dosing & Mixing Technologies

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The Kestrel Elite is a high-accuracy, low-investment system designed to transform measurement and inspection capabilities. From simple, single-feature operation to more complex component part measurement, this microscope combines high resolution, high-contrast images with intuitive microprocessors to deliver accuracy and simplicity for a wide range of measuring applications.

Vision Engineering Kestrel Elite measurement microscope.

the wire onto the capstan are easily adjustable and the accumulations system has been designed for tangle-free barrel changes. A continuously adjustable rosette laying device is also featured.

New PLASTICOLOR 1500 series dosing units from Woywod provide improvements over the PLASTICOLOR 1000 series. With a round material inlet, com-

Vision Engineering’s new Kestrel Elite, 2-axis optical measurement microscope is designed to withstand the

PLASTICOLOR 1500 series dosing unit from Woywod.

Designed as a powerful, yet simple 2-axis measuring microscope, the new Kestrel Elite delivers optimized measurement, sub-ten microns. These products and more will be presented in booth 2034 at the Interwire 2013 exhibition in Atlanta, GA, USA, in April. For additional information, contact Hunter or Rick Amaral at Amaral Automation Associates or visit the company’s website listed below. www.amaralautomation.com

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SAINT-GOBAIN Your Industry Leader in Fluoropolymer Materials

Serving the Wire and Cable Industry for Over 40 Years Unsintered Extruded PTFE Films Full Density and Low Density Skived PFTE Films RoHS-Compliant Colors PTFE/Glass Tapes Cast PTFE Films Polyimide Films FEP and ETFE Films Our advanced winding technology provides an unlimited range of pitch, overlap, tension and other programmable variables best suited to each product. Greater flexibility, more stable packaging and longer lengths are now possible for your narrow film requirements.


Conductor Resistance by: Nagi Abdulmagid Senior Technical & Development Engineer Alfanar Cables Company Riyadh P.O Box 564 Riyadh 11383, Saudi Arabia nagi.abdulmagid@alf.com.sa 00966542871871 www.alfanar.com

How does resistance affect your product? And how do you minimize resistance?

What is Conductor Resistance? The electrical resistance of an electrical element is the opposition to the passage of an electric current through that element. The inverse quantity is electrical conductance. In electrical cables, conductor resistance is the most important factor affecting the performance of the cables. The best conductors in the world, excluding superconductors, have some resistance. And even though most people believe gold is the best conductor because of its common use in high-end consumer products, it is actually silver (gold is used on these products because it does not corrode easily and can be left untreated on a shelf for months or years). plastic, rubber and glass), but resistance is much lower in metals such as silver and gold. Even though gold and silver have low resistances, they are too expensive in most cases to be applied in any form other than plating.

Copper & Aluminum Conductors In the late 1700s, copper was found to be a more costeffective option than silver. Its low resistance, wide availability and relative low cost launched it to the top of the preferred conductor charts. Aluminum is another widely used material to conduct electricity with conductivity 62% that of copper. It has a slightly higher resistance than gold, but with a relatively low weight given its level of resistance. It is also cheaper than copper. However, more conductor volume is required than copper, which means it is not as ideal for small applications with space constraints.

Because heat can cause catastrophic failure or shorten the life of a wire or cable, it is good to minimize the amount of heat generated by resistance in the wire. Because electrical power is generally expensive to generate—in renewable energy applications, by portable generators or by an alternator—it is always desirable to optimize the conservation of power in the conductors.

How Do You Minimize Resistance? there are a couple of simple things that can be done to reduce the resistance of a conductor. Conductors have lower resistance at lower temperatures. Keeping a conductor cool will help keep the resistance lower and reduce the amount of power lost to conductor heating. ance lower (it will also help prevent premature aging of the insulation and jacket materials). The simpler approach might be to simply choose a larger conductor. In applications where the product will be used continuously, the larger conductor can often pay for itself. The payback period for the increase in cost of a larger conductor can be as short as three months under the right circumstances. The larger conductor will have a lower resistance due to the increased volume of conductive material. Because resistance is determined by the material and the material’s volume resistivity (resistance per unit volume), the more volume of material you have, the lower the resistance will be. Think of it like an interstate highway—the more lanes you have, the less resistance you will have at rush hour. www.alfanar.com WCTI

How Does Resistance Affect Your Product? varying current (i.e., alternating current (AC)). These two are sometimes used interchangeably by the novice, and for many applications they have the same results. In fact, they share a common unit—the ohm. Because ohms represent the amount of resistance a wire or cable will have, it is generally desired to keep the number of ohms as low as applications, a lower resistance means less power is converted to heat and lost to the surrounding environment and more of the supplied power gets to its intended destination. It also means that the wire and cable will run cooler and the power source can be smaller for a given load. 64

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Headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, operates construction and manufacturing businesses, design and development centers and a host of facilities in the Middle East and other countries. Alfanar Cables Company is involved in electrical, Electromechanical and civil engineering construction; manufacturing and marketing electrical construction products; and allied engineering services. The company’s main divisions are and . Alfanar’s vision is to be a major player in the manufacturing and construction industry with unique attributes, characterized by quality products and services, excellence in practices and values that nurture human potential.


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Which Cable Do You Like?

Both cables seen in the accompanying photograph are 630 mm² aluminum underground power cables (before the insulation and other layers have been added). Both of the cables shown were manufactured by the same Malaysian cable manufacturer for purposes of comparison.

Characteristics of the Cable on the Left:

high-quality PCD dies for stranding and compacting. diameter PCD compacting

0.0469 ohm/km. 1746 kg/km. Characteristics of the Cable on the Right:

high-quality Nano-Dies® for stranding and compacting.

Cable made with conventional dies (left) and cable made with Nano-Dies® (right).

the conductors. The cable manufacturer might the Middle East.

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wherein cables using the same amount of raw material may now cal resistance. Nano-Dies achieve very similar results on copper and on aluminum.

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Wire & Cable Industry Professionals Reconvene in Atlanta compiled from info at the WAI website: Wire Association International, Inc. (WAI) 1570 Boston Post Road Guilford, CT 06437, USA www.wirenet.org

The Interwire 2013 biennial wire and cable industry trade show takes place April 23 to 25, 2013, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA, USA. Introduced in 1981, and today the largest trade show of its kind in the Americas, Interwire offers an anticipated and timely meeting point for wire and cable industry suppliers, manufacturers, buyers, researchers and industry professionals from around the world. The show is an international trade event that includes exhibiting companies, speakers and visitors from more than 50 countries. When industry professionals look for new wire and cable technology, supplies and equipment, they choose Interwire, the benchmark for wire business in the Americas. Information is exchanged at Interwire. Machinery is debuted, reviewed and sold at Interwire. And the promise of international networking on the Americas’ stage continues to excite and attract visitors to this vital forum. The Interwire 2013 show crosses dozens of vertical industries including automotive, construction, aerospace, transportation and communications, among others. The Interwire trade show event is held in conjunction with WAI’s Annual Convention.

Exhibitors

Interwire is a machinery show. Exhibiting companies are comprised of suppliers to the industry as well as manufacturers of wire, cable, fasteners and formed and fabricated wire products. Historically, companies exhibiting at Interwire have

Visitors

The Interwire trade show attracts visitors from around the world with a concentration from the Americas. These attendhundreds of companies that plan for a wide range of capital expenditures in the ferrous, nonferrous and electrical segments of the industry. Interwire 2013 and several industries allied to the wire and cable industry including the following: omotive

Preview: Interwire 2013 April 23 to 25, 2013 Atlanta, GA, USA gy

Keynote Address by Hines Ward

Hines Ward, former starting wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will give the keynote address at Interwire 2013. Ward’s presentation, titled, “The sons he learned from his legendary rise to the top of the National Football League. The luncheon and keynote address, scheduled

Hines Ward

to full conference registrants. It is sponsored by Gem Gravure Co. Inc., a leader in wire and cable marking technology.

Conference Program

Industry experts give technical and operational presentations throughout the conference portion of Interwire. onstrations, courses and workshops are among the program highlights led by industry luminaries. Interwire 2013 Conference presentations being held on Tuesday, April 23, include the following: Dies & Drawing Temperature Daniel J. Cunningham and John Keane, Allomet Corporation; and Roger Wright, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. mechanical-technological properties of high-carbon Justyna Adamczyk, Maciej Suliga, and Jan W. Pilarczyk, Czestochowa University of Technology Ryuta Kawaguchi, Motoo Asakawa, Yohei Ohno, Takahiro Shirakawa, and Shinnya Kojima, Waseda University, Japan. Shaping & Straightening Kazunari Yoshida, Kenta Suga and Keita Nakazima, Tokai University; and Kotaro Watanabe and Koji Umezu, Tama Spring Co. Ltd., Japan. Kazuki Tsurumi, Motoo Asakawa, Natsuki Kato and Kota Sakumoto, Waseda University, Japan. Continued...

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Hiroshi Iwanaga

Yuma Watanabe

Yuichiro Sekine Yuki Takebe Shuzo Matsuo

Ludwik Ciura Woch Gierej Wojciech Motel Mennica Precious Metals

Maciej Zbigniew Laskowski

Forward Thinking There

Block Leggett & Platt Inc. Cleaning & Coating Oliver Funke

WiTechs GmbH

Marco

Graziani Wire Lab Co.

Ian Sidders David

Jean Reid Gzesh Interwire 2013 Acid Recovery Crown Technology Inc./ Systems Inc.

Igor Rogelj Peter Ziger Primoz Eiselt Plasmait GmbH

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Scanacon Inc.

Interwire 2013 Jared Cullivan Systems Inc.

High-Carbon Wire

Bryan Cullivan Beta Control

Ferrous Testing Emmanuel De Moor & Consulting

Yoshiro Yamada Yamada Research

F. Gálvez Madrid Polytechnic University

José Migu

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Metcore Stahltechnik

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Bogaert Nonf David Gow Siemens Industry Inc. Juan Carlos Kabel.Consult.Ing

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Troy Carr Etna-Bechem Lubricants Ltd. Continuous Casting Kawecki Tadeusz Knych Eliza Sieja-Smaga Grzegorz Kiesiewicz Beata Smyrak Science and Technology

Michael Rautomead Ltd. Kiran Manchiraju

Kazunari Yoshida

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Southwire Co.

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VISIT US AT INTERWIRE 2013 BOOTH 2034


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW Electrical Poltz OptEM Engineering Inc. Josefsson Ericsson Network Technologies

Juliusz Mats

Sonal Sapale C Tech Corporation

Interwire Sponsors & Supporters

Aselsan Inc. Interwire 2013 Manufacturing

Fundamentals of Wire Keith Donahue

Zumbach Electronics Corp Anand Bhagwat Minova International Horace Pops Horace Pops Consulting Inc Joseph P. Domblesky Marquette University

Sonoco Continuus-Properzi SpA ExxonMobil Chemical BASF Polyamide and Intermediates Carris Reels Inc. Chemson Inc. SIKORA International Inc. Tenold Transportation Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. RichardsApex Standridge Color Corp. Interwire Amacoil Inc. American Wire Producers Association (AWPA) Baum’s Castorine Co. Commission Brokers Inc. The InterWire Group LEONI Wire Inc. Skaltek Inc. www.wirenet.org

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Lisa Evans Teresa Harrington Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region IV Jeff Justice Lloyd & Bouvier Inc. Interwire 2013 Kia Motors Mfg. Home Depot Interwire Wire Association International (WAI)

Golf Outing

Interwire 2013 Whitewater Creek Country Club Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center

Georgia World Congress Center.

The Wire Association International, Inc. (WAI), founded in 1930, is a worldwide technical society for wire and cable industry professionals. WAI is dedicated to the promotion, collection and dissemination of technical, manufacturing and general business information and trends in the industry. It organizes events such as the Interwire and Wire Expo trade shows, technical workshops and annual International Technical Conferences. Its publications and technical products include Wire Journal International (WJI) and the annual WJI Reference Guide as well as handbooks, reports, and DVDs. www.wirenet.org Interwire Exhibitor Booth Descriptions can be found on the following pages

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Your no. 1 partner in nails High-efficient in-line solutions

With ENKOTEC you will obtain: Extremely high capacity High consistent nail quality Fast tooling changeovers Cost-effective production Low production costs High process stability Long tooling life Automated manufacturing Interface for easy adjustments Clean, low-noise production Automated packaging 1 to 25 kg

Visit ENKOTEC at booth 570

www.enkotec.com ENKOTEC is the world-leading supplier of high-performance machinery for nail production. With more than 30 years of experience, we have in-depth understanding of your market and the challenges you face.


Interwire 2013 Exhibits

It’s easy to blame the other guy.

Ace Metal Inc. Booth 620 USA Ace Metal will display its full product line including its latest models. We supply metal spools for the ferrous, nonferrous, tire cord and

ACM AB - KSM/Howar Equipment Inc. Booth 1512 Sweden/USA

and operated for all to see the extremely precise and quick method

the show, so that they may experience the innovative measurement

Automation & Controls Our automation and controls division has over 20 years of experience with both domestic and international accounts. A comprehensive manufacturing and com-

ACM measurement systems available from Howar Equipment.

ponent warehouse facility provides us with extensive capabilities. Our engineering personnel have implemented control systems in everything from extruders

AEB International Inc. Booth 240

USA

AESA Cortaillod Booth 120

Switzerland

to wire drawing lines. And with in-house divisions in related specialties (such as contracting) we can bring an efficiency to your project that’s second to none. Best of all, with only one point of contact you won’t have to worry about less-than-ideal communication.

for testing, quality control and process improvement. Acknowledged solutions. to launch in America its latest product line “testing equipment for

Complex projects, simplified See us at booth #752 www.teknikor.com

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Interwire 2013 applications and services (included ISO 17025) for telecom, LAN, industrial and energy cables. Take advantage of the show to discover our latest technologies and to discuss with us your projects, to seek

Except when there isn’t any other guy.

Testing equipment from AESA Cortaillod. Amacoil, Inc. Booth 713 USA Amacoil will display the full line of Uhing rolling ring traverse winding drives and accessories. Featured will be a working model of the new FA-II Flange Sensing System, which eliminates the need to manually adjust end stops to control reversal. Uhing traverse drives are designed for level winding a wide range of materials from hair-thin automatically without clutches, cams or gears. Threadless shaft will not clog or jam. Accessories on display include shaft collars to hold spools secure and wire guides. As the exclusive North American distributor for Uhing, Amacoil provides value-added manufacturing, sales, parts and ongoing technical support for Uhing traverse drives.

Contracting With 45 years of expertise, Teknikor’s contracting division has a breadth of experience in the wire and cable industry that few other companies can offer. From the drawing board to the field, from installation and servicing to entire turnkey plant relocations, we’re capable of whatever you need. And because we have in-house divisions in related specialties (such as automation and controls) we always bring an efficiency

Uhing rolling ring traverse from Amacoil. Amaral Automation Associates Booth 2034 USA Amaral Automation Associates introduces the new PLASTICOLOR 1500. Recently the new PLASTICOLOR 1500 series of dosing units has been launched by Woywood/Plasticolor—Amaral Automation Associates’ principle. The new PC 1500 series is a logical improvement of the PLASTICOLOR 1000, which has been produced for more than three decades. With a round material inlet, completely

to your project that’s unparalleled. Best of all, you’ll have only one point of contact and won’t have any need to worry about communication breakdowns.

Complex projects, simplified and quick cleaning of the dosing unit. Well known features from other series have been implemented in this unit as well. The new PC 1500 is now also offering a quick discharge with round hose connection, integrated neckpiece slide with round outlet, better dust sealing and increased output capacity. In combination with the

See us at booth #752 www.teknikor.com

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW ric mixing station for standard applications and noncritical mixing ratios. Amaral Automation Associates will also introduces the new Bongard Machines Trolley Wire Drawing Machines at Interwire. Also introduced will be the new Bongard coiler, CU C 480, which has several design features that sets this coiler a cut above the existing coilers in the wire industry. The coiler is made for copper wire from AWG 27 (0.35 mm) to AWG 16 (1.20 mm diameter), soft to hard, with a coiling speed of max 118 fps (36mps). Amaral will show Vision Engineering’s new Kestrel Elite, 2-Axis Optical Measurement Microscope is designed for engineers to withstand the challenging

Aztech Lubricants is a global provider of wire drawing and lubricant solutions. With over 125 years of cumulative expertise, we excel at providing a full line of calcium, sodium and potassium stearate drawing powders, RP oil, drawing oils and precoats. Our key name brands that will be showcased at this year’s Interwire show include EZDraw, EZClean and EZCoat. Additionally, we offer a complete line of AZWipe spiral brushes, for an easy method to remove excess scale, rust or coatings from wire. We have manufacturing and distribution capabilities in the USA, South America and Asia. For more information, please visit our booth at the show.

investment system, designed to transform your measurement and inspection capabilities. From simple single-feature operation, to more complex component part measurement, Kestrel Elite combines high resolution and high-contrast images with intuitive microprocessors to deliver accuracy and simplicity for a wide range of measuring applications. Designed as a powerful yet simple 2-axis measuring microscope, the new Kestrel Elite delivers optimized measurement, sub-ten microns.

Baum’s Castorine Co., Inc. Booth 2128 USA Baum’s Castorine Co., Inc. of Rome, NY, USA, has been formulating industrial lubricants since 1879. Included in the vast number of industries Baum’s supplies is the wire and cable industry. During Interwire key personnel from Baum’s will be on hand to answer your questions about their products as well as how they can help to maximize productivity in your drawing process. Baum’s offers products for both ferrous and nonferrous wire including tough to

American Kuhne Inc. Booth 1723 USA Company is a leading supplier of standard and customized singlescrew extruders, feed screws, extruders and extrusion process controllers. Extruder sizes range from 1/2" through 12" (12.7 to 305 mm). Anbao (Qinhuangdao) Wire & Mesh Co., Ltd. Booth 331 China Anbao is a manufacturer and exporter of steel wire products, Galvanized Steel Wire and Strands, Galfan wire and strands including ACSR wire and strand, overhead ground wire and message strand, message/guy/stay/span wire and strand, aluminum-clad steel wire and strand, armoring cable wire, braiding wire. Stainless steel wire for weaving, braiding, knitting, lashing wire, etc. And we are also under the ISO 9001&14001 quality control system. Anbao has a customer quality guarantee, and you can trust in it.

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for technical applications since 1975. Films, foils and tapes became a passion for us and we process 800 tons of these items every month. We’ve just moved to our new site, 42,000 m2 production and stock space equipped with latest designs of converting technology. With our ISO 9001 and energetic management team we try our best to be ideal partners for our customers. We use the most updated technology to ensure approved vendors for many international cable groups and have been

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complete system solution for in-process dimensional monitoring and control, and automated quality testing of cable. Beta LaserMike, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, will exhibit its complete system solution for the in-process measurement and automated quality control testing of communication cable at this year’s Interwire. “In these competitive times, when cable manufacturers are worried about how they can be

AW Machinery Booth 1723 USA AW Machinery supplies manufacturers with wire and cable equip-

them about the power of an integrated measurement and controls system,” said Bob Stockholm, Beta LaserMike’s Director of Sales for the Americas. “We want to demonstrate that by implementing highly accurate measurement and control solutions along the critical

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increase productivity, reduce waste, and improve product quality to successfully grow their business.” Beta LaserMike plans to display a complete cable extrusion line measurement and control system with gauges in place from the extruder through the puller station. The inte-


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW grated system solution includes Beta LaserMike’s Pre-heater system for uniform, in-process wire heating to eliminate insulation voids in primary cables; AccuScan system for precise on-line measurement of cable diameter and ovality; CapScan system for accurate on-line measurement of cable capacitance; CenterScan system for accurate, reliable monitoring of insulated cable diameter and eccentricity of

DCM SCS-350B testing system (above) and LN3015 lump and neckdown detector (right) from Beta LaserMike.

conductors; Lump and Neckdown detector system including the new LN3015 3-axis gauge; High-Frequency Spark Tester for on-line detection of faults in cable insulation, such as voids and pin holes; LaserSpeed system for noncontact length and speed measurement of moving product with ±0.05% accuracy, ±0.02% repeatability; BenchMike bench-top system for fast, accurate dimensional measurement of cut product samples; DataPro process controller and data management system; LayScan system for accurate, consistent cable lay length measurement of twisted pairs; and SRL Pro on-line structural return loss (SRL) prediction and analysis system. Beta LaserMike will also be displaying its line of bench-top DCM testing systems for LAN/Data cable such as the DCM Model ES-2G for quality testing four-pair category cables up to 2 GHz and DCM Model SCS-350B for quality testing four-pair category cables up to 600 MHz. Beta LaserMike’s DCM line of cable testing systems include bench-top and fully integrated turnkey solutions for accurately and reliably testing LAN/data, telecom, coaxial and aerospace/defense cables. Blachford Booth 506 USA In 2008, a Georgia, USA sugar mill suffered a devastating explosion due to the presence and subsequent ignition of a combustible dust cloud. This terrible accident resulted in the deaths of 13 people and changed forever the way industrial manufacturers manage and mitigate dust-related risk. This accident illustrated the risk associated with combustible dusts. As a result OSHA began intensive review and enforcement of dust-related risk and wire manufacturers began searching for ways to reduce the creation and accumulation of dust in their facilities. Many wire producers turned to Blachford Corporation for technological developments to reduce dust creation during steel wire drawing. Blachford has been a valued supplier of innovation and technical solutions throughout the global wire drawing industry for over 50 years. Blachford supplies technically tailored wire drawing

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW lubricant solutions to some of the world’s largest wire producers, in support of their ever-changing needs. Blachford’s efforts led to the development of our newest technology products: Low Dust Drawing Lubricants. These new dry lubricants reduce the creation of observable dust. They can also yield increased drawing speeds, reduced lubricant consumption, extended die life and potentially

industrial production lines. Especially successful applications are, amongst others, removal of metal particles from strands for highfrequency and submarine cables, removal of drawing lubricants and metal particles before extrusion, and various cleaning and lubricating applications in special wire such as for food or medical use. new simultaneous extractive coating and removal of particles. The

will present a technical paper on “The Potential for Lubricant Dust Explosions in the Wiredrawing Industry” and will share information with customers at the Blachford booth 506 during Interwire 2013.

A traversing process zone that can be connected to the traverse of materials such as lubricants, corrosion inhibitors and arc stabilizers. Also a part of Boockmann’s range of products is its well-known ® technology for solvent-free lubrication of magnet wire. It is the most reliable method with respect to process stability, especially on high-speed machines and wire intended for end use in hermetic compressor motors. After having reached the point of

Drawing lubricants from Blachford. Bock Maschinenfabrik GmbH/Howar Equipment Inc. Booth 1512 Germany/USA Wire pointers and string-up equipment from hand-operated to heavyduty powered units will be on display. Bock of Germany manufactures precision and durable wire pointers for the aid of die string ups which are designed to operate easily with no maintenance. Precise and special alloy pointing rollers are designed for long life without wire pointers for pointing in both vertical and horizontal axis ideal for large diameter wire/rod. Comple line also includes additional wire feeders and straightening equipment, which can aid in setting up wire drawing machines. Karsten Bock, Chris Hauer

Bow Technology by Gauder Group Booth 1932 France Bow Technology is the answer to cable makers concerned by quality and long-life reliable bows for all brands of double twist machines. With a comprehensive range of 500-plus designs in constant evolution, the division offers a global service from conception to production. This is the owner of the patented GreenBow, a unique design enabling important energy savings. Roger L. Brown, Alain Hawaux, Sébastien Farge, Grégory Viallard BOXY Srl/Howar Equipment Inc. Booth 1512 Italy/USA Steel reels and reel handling equipment of the largest array will be showcased. The line-up includes machined reels for wire drawing, pressed steel reels for bunching and extrusion lines, corrugated and structural steel reels for production and shipping, wire carriers and stem packs. Take-apart reels are available in a specialized assortment which includes the collapsible reels for packaging of reel-less wire coils with and without cardboard cores. A complementary line of handling equipment such as reel tilters, lifters, pallets and coil lifters is available to help manage wire packages. A working display of handling equipment and reels to be on hand at the booth. Alberto Tononi, Chris Hauer

Bock machines available from Howar Equipment. Bongard Engineering GmbH & Co. KG Booth 2034 Germany See Amaral Automation Associates. Boockmann Booth 164

Boxy steel reels available from Howar Equipment. Breen Color Concentrates Inc. Booth 2114 USA Breen Color has been providing custom color and additive con-

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW any special requirement. Breen Color’s compounding equipment has been customized to provide rapid order turnaround while maintaining the exacting quality requirements of an ISO-9001-registered facility. Calmec Precision Limited Booth 2056 Canada Displaying a new interlock armoring machine, that revolutionizes the interlock armoring process, by doubling production speeds, while still reducing downtime, manpower and material usage. Paula Chute, Marc Fiztner, Paul McMillen Candor Sweden AB Booth 124 Sweden Candor was founded in 1946 and is specialized in cleaning and plating plants for wire and a supplier of chemicals for various applications. The combination of our know-how in chemicals and processes and our advanced equipment for plating and cleaning of wire makes us unique in the market. Candor supplies both single and multi-strand systems for ferrous and nonferrous materials and all plants are tailor made after customer request. At Interwire 2013, Candor would like to introduce the following: New design development: High speed hot water/steam cleaning of wires with CANDOJET. The unit is very or rolling mill process. Steam/hot water cleaning unit CANDOJET; New design development: High-speed copper coating plant for welding wires. Modular design for customized deliveries according to customer request. Single-wire plating plant for copper alloy wire; New design development: Single-wire plating plants for copper and copper alloy wires with enhanced agitation and current distribution technologies. The plating plant is available for Ni, Ag, Sn and Zn plating on nonferrous wire and is also available for stainless and carbon steel; new design development: Ultrasonic and electrolytic cleaning plants for single and multi-wire applications. The units

Candor CANDOJET steam/hot water cleaning unit (top) and single-wire plating plant for copper alloy wire (bottom). are to be placed in-line with annealing furnace, hot-dip galvanizing process or in line with other equipment such as dry drawing process for very clean surfaces, typical stainless steel welding wires. The of the cleaning solution. Ultrasonic cleaning plant for stainless steel

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW welding wires; new design development: Multi wire nickel/copper coating plants for stainless steel spring wires or CHQ wires. The new enhanced design allows high current densities and an individual control of each wire with different speed and plating thickness. Welcome to visit Candor Sweden AB and our USA representative Kinrei of America in booth 124.

be featuring our new polyethylene 12" plastic spool with 5" diameter barrel. This latest addition to our plastics family is available in reel packaging allows customers to minimize inventory dollars and nine manufacturing plants (Canada, USA, Mexico) combined with eight assembly/warehouse locations, we are strategically located to provide the best service in the industry. Together with J. Hamlin Industries, our partner in St Jerome, Quebec, Canada, our customInterwire 2013. Mike Curran , Dave Ferraro, Harold Stotland, Brian Holden, Jerry Selby, Leann Sexton, Steve Rivers, Jessica Oberg Ceeco Bartell Products, Bartell Machinery Systems LLC Booth 749 USA Ceeco Bartell will introduce its most recent innovations that it has made to its product range of High speed Roll Form Stranders, using modularized roll form units to producing 750 mcm compact aluminum at 800 fpm. It will also present its latest technology improvements in its range of high-speed metallic interlock armoring lines. Ceeco Bartell remains one of the world’s premier suppliers of rotating equipment for the cable, oil and gas industry. To obtain more detail information, visit our booth 749 at Interwire 2013. Sean Harrington, John Dudus, Tim Murphy, Don Pratt

Candor ultrasonic cleaning plant for stainless steel welding wires (top) and multi-wire nickel/copper coating plant (bottom). Carris Reels Booth 1524 USA Carris Reels, a 100% employee-owned company, is celebrating over 60 years serving the wire and cable industry. At booth 1524, we’ll be featuring our extensive product line—plywood, plastic, nailed wood, wood/metal, stamped metal and hardboard, along with the people who provide the creative and timely solutions our customers expect and require during these challenging times. In addition, we’ll also

Roll form strander (top) and 1800 mm double twist machine (bottom) from Ceeco Bartell. Cemanco LC Booth 717 USA Cemanco LC manufactures solutions and products for the wire, cable, textile and automotive industries. Cimteq Ltd. Booth 2032 Reels from Carris Reels. 80

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to ERP systems; Integrated Crystal Reports engine from SAP; Data import/export with spreadsheets; Fast quotation generation; Packaging calculations; Length-based costing; Produces professional datasheets; structions; What-if analysis of value engineering; Bill-Of-Material and routing generation; and Alternative Bill-Of-Material and routing. Successfully implementing software is a partnership between the cable maker and the software provider.This is why when it comes to purchasing a design and quotation software, you need a company that understands the requirements of your industry, and is able to provide precisely that kind of company, that is why world-class manufacturers turn to Cimteq’s solutions to help them achieve their desired goals.

CableBuilder™ design software from Cimteq Ltd.

Cometo / Lesmo Machinery America, Inc. Booth 412 Italy/Canada Cometo, represented in North America by Lesmo Machinery America, Inc., offers wire straightening, guiding and feeding equipment. Commission Brokers Inc. Booth 705 USA Commission Brokers will be displaying photos and brochures of currently available used equipment as well as information relating to the company’s appraisal, liquidation and consignment capabilities. Martin Kenner, President of Commission Brokers Inc., with over 44 years of service to the wire industry, specializes in nonferrous wire and cable equipment, wire harness/assembly/processing equipment and braiding machinery, from individual components to complete plants. Martin Kenner CONDAT Booth 1650 France At Interwire 2013, CONDAT will present its latest developments in lubricants and products for wire drawing industries: VICAFIL®: the industry’s most complete range of wire drawing lubricants; STEELSKIN®: Specialty lubricants for the most demanding applications; GALVASMOOTH®: charcoals for hot dip galvanizing;

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW CONDACLEAN: cleaners for all metal types. CONDAT continues to develop advanced solutions to meet the increasingly stringent requirements for environmental and health and safety legislations: reduction of dust in workshops, impending MSDS updates (GHS system) and compliant chemistries (e.g., REACH, ROHS, Biocides, etc.). The show will be the opportunity for CONDAT to promote several recently developed new products including: VICAFIL TN 1674 T and VICAFIL TN 1608 T: Two new high-performance sodium-based soaps, for high-speed drawing of carbon steel grades. (TN 1674 T is free of lime and calcium compounds); and VICAFIL TS 4770 W: to address the demanding application of in-line coating of stainless steels, immediately in front of the drawing bench. Conductix Wamplferfrance SAS Booth 1955 France Based on decades of experience Conductix-Wamplfer machinery is recognized worldwide for its perfect tension control, its high-speed solution, its excellent traversing, its reliability and its innovative production—complete draw towers including preform handling winders, etc.; and for copper production—a unique Rollertwist stranding line, concentric and longitudinal taping units, motorized payoff and take-ups, gantry payoffs and take-ups, rotating years, Conductix-Wamplfer has been proposing innovative solutions to achieve our customers’ expectations. We are close to our new products that would meet their requirements. Among standard we have always been open to adapt our range to their requests. Obviously equipment prices have also been one major issue on which we have made a hard job to analyze the value and redesign complete sub-assemblies so that our machines become each year more competitive. However, quality has never been reduced and we keep a high control on our integrated mechanical, electrical and PLC design. These departments are one of the key points of our our suppliers and we follow them to be sure of the reliability of each part we use to manufacture our equipment.

Fiber optics production equipment from Conductix Wamplfer.

Continuus Properzi SpA Booths 940 & 1818 Italy CCR and related processes are the core business of Continuus Properzi. The company is a world leader in the development of the CCR technology with over 60 years of experience. Cortinovis Machinery America, Inc. Booth 1739 USA See Cortinovis Machinery SpA. Cortinovis Machinery SpA Booth 1739 Italy Cortinovis Machinery, a member of the Eurolls Group, is known worldwide for designing and manufacturing of all kinds of rotating machines for power cables, telecom cables and steel ropes. Its technology includes Central Tube Stranders, Drum Twisters and Rigid Stranders for power cables; Skip/Bow and Tubular Stranders for steel ropes; and its Conotorsion system for control cables. In 2011 Sictra, also a member of the Eurolls Group was incorporated into Cortinovis Machinery. Sictra’s product range includes twin/single tandem rod breakdown machines, semi-tandem rod breakdown machines, twin and single intermediate wire drawing lines, twin and modular systems available from four to 28 wires, wiredrawing units for tandem telephone lines and a wide range of spoolers, coilers, static spoolers, double automatic spoolers, robotic spoolers. Its USA operation, Cortinovis Machinery America, Inc., provides customers Andrea Camparada, Anthony DeRosa Construcciones Mecánicas Caballé, S.A. Booth 212 Spain With more than 60 years of experience in the design and manufacture of rotating machinery for the production of power and telecommunication cables as well as steel ropes, the Spanish company C.M. Caballé provides the cable industry with a wide array of stranding, twinning, bunching and cabling machinery. to meet the ever-changing needs of the wire and cable industry. The company’s portfolio includes the following equipment for power cables including double-twist stranders, rigid stranders, drum twisters, single-twist stranders, bow skip stranders, tubular stranders, planetary stranders and SZ stranders; telecom and LAN cables including double twist pairing-quadding machines, single twist cabling lines, group twinners, drum twisters, shielding-jelly twist stranders, tubular stranders, planetary stranders, bow skip stranders; and ancillary equipment including payoffs, take-ups, capstans, caterpillars, taping machines, binders. At Interwire 2013, the company will show the new range of rigid stranders and drum twisters that has been redesigned and upgraded in collaboration with top energy cable producers to manufacture the following products compacted conductors of copper and aluminum for LV, MV, HV and EHV insulated conductors;sector conductors (Milliken) of copper and aluminum for high and extra-high-voltage

Conneaut Industries Inc. Booth 715 USA Conneaut Industries is a leading supplier of specialty industrial yarns used by an extensive range of end-users, including automoand composite materials. We have a clear focus on customer satisfaction and producing zero-defect yarn products such as Conncore® DynaCore® (Kevlar yarn packages), GlassCore® (Cordage) and Polyglass. 82

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Rigid strander with automatic loading system from Caballé.


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW insulated conductors; aluminum overhead conductors (AAAC, ACSR, etc.) with round or trapezoidal wires; screening with copper wires (single or multi-wire) for MV and HV conductors; and armoring with galvanized steel wires. Patrick Carney, Luis Morancho Daloo Booth 1932 China For cable producers wanting simple and reliable machines at affordable price, Daloo is the obvious choice. While the design is based on European experience, the manufacturing is done in China following strict quality criteria. Its complete standing lines and accessories for the produciton of power and communication cables are delivered worldwide including rigid cage stranders, taping lines, rewinding lines, take-ups and payoffs, pulling caterpillars, etc. Roger L. Brown, Alain Hawaux, Sébastien Farge, Grégory Viallard Davis-Standard Booth 1350 USA Davis-Standard is committed to engineering wire and cable systems that are cost effective, environmentally friendly and offer a high return on investment. Offerings include systems for building and communication wire, construction wire, coaxial cable, automotive wire, high-temperature and specialty wire applications. Systems are available with a wide range of extruders, payoffs and tension brakes, take-ups, and auxiliary equipment including cooling troughs, capstans, caterpillars and accumulator systems. Laboratory equipment, customized feedscrews and control systems are also available. The company’s high-performance wire handling equipment includes large 96" (2400 mm) payoffs and take-ups, and 60" to 80" (1524 to 2000 mm) caterpillars. Single-wheel capstans are available from 6" rations from 12" to 48" (300 to 1200 mm) in diameter, with lengths

to 40' (12 m) in dry and wet arrangements. Single-reel, dual-reel, applications. Options are available for portal, cantilevered arm and cooling troughs, semi-automatic and fully automatic spoolers, wire preheaters and curing systems that can be supplied based on application. For more information on Davis-Standard’s full range of wire and cable extrusion products and capabilities prior to the show, contact Design & Engineering LLC Booth 812 USA Design & Engineering provides state-of-the-art Programmable Logic Controls, Human-Machine Interfaces, Supervisory Computers, Communications and Sensing and Engineering Drive systems in your industrial facilities. Die Quip Booth 1003 USA This year for Interwire, Die Quip will be featuring several of our innovative cutters for wire, cable and chain solutions to eliminate manual, hazardous and abrasive operations. Our cutting line includes Knipex pliers and hand tools, Krenn triangle blade bolt cutters, air powered, battery, electro-hydraulic and full hydraulic cutters. How much are your dies costing you? Chances are much more than you realize. Many factories take a disposal approach to their dies looking for a way to reduce cost. High over-night freight and two-way freight fees are regularly absorbed from rush orders when dies are needed quickly or customer requests demand changes to stock. Large inventories, hidden labor and disposal of good dies from short runs are common areas where production costs are increased but not controlled. An internal die shop can easily eliminate these expensive

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Die working machine from Die Quip. Dynamex Corporation Booth 2124 USA On display will be the latest version of company’s patented Automatic Tape-Splicer for high-speed taping at the extruder. This Euro version uses Siemens PLC, inverters and color touchscreen. A small footprint, longitudinal taping system with fully automatic on-thecontinuously with unattended automatic splices at constant tension. Payoff is equipped with digital drives and runs to 450 mpm. Operates with AL/PE, PE, mylar, kraft paper, tissue, water-swellable, etc. The tape leaves the payoff, which is installed off-line and is redirected to the wire line and then enters the tape former that folds it around the core, prior to entering the extruder. Models for up to 80 mm wide tape. Also on display the new nondriven two position tape payoff

ENKOTEC A/S Booth 570 Denmark At ENKOTEC’s information booth, staff will be ready to present news within high-performance machinery for nail production. ENKOTEC’s product program includes various complementary machines supplied as stand-alone units or in ENKOline in-line systems. This year ENKOTEC will launch an upgrade of the complete ENKOnail+ high-capacity nail machine series. The upgrade includes many advantages such as: Disco variator replaced by robust and maintenance-free servomotor drive; Even more user-friendly software; New improved system for insertion timing with easy and quick adjustment; Larger eight-groove feed rollers with improved lifetime; User-friendly pedal for manual drive of machine; Exhaust ing of machine due to powerful extraction of air; Electrical cabinet rubber damping supports to reduce vibration; and Box for nibs inside machine. ENKOTEC nail machines are unique by being based on a rotary forming principle, allowing wire feeding, wire cutting and head forming to take place in one continuous process of rotating movements and offering the possibility of unmanned production. The output-per-minute-rate of the ENKOnail+ series is the highest in the market, without affecting the production stability. The dimension range is as wide as1.8 to 4.2 mm (0.071" to 0.165") diameter x nail lengths 32 to130 mm (1¼" to 5-1/8"), and the machines incorporate a compact, space-saving design and a user-friendly PLC control system and touch screen operator interface, which is easy to navigate and allows quick setup of nail parameters. Tooling changeovers and maintenance routines are easy to carry out owing to the user-friendly open-door machine design. At the same time, ENKOTEC’s machine concept allows to implement an environment-friendly production with a low noise level, small energy consumption and an oil-free manufacturing process, eliminating the need for subsequent nail tumbling. ENKOTEC staff will be pleased to welcome visitors to its information booth. Bent Just Petersen, Jan Sorige, Max Libedinsky

unit, delivering tape at the correct angle to the rotating cable. Dynamex’s line of single-twist machines includes rugged high-speed single-twist cablers for insulated products and single-twist bunchers for bare copper or aluminum. New models for 1250 and 1000 reels are now offered. Dynamex’s driven reel payoffs are offered in multi-position or in power loading shaftless single-position units up to 1250 mm reels and 300 mpm. Ben Bravin, Angel Hernandez, Eric Barnett

ENKOnail+ high-capacity nail machine from ENKOTEC. Esteves Group Booth 806 Brazil Esteves Group will be releasing a new edition of its popular eWizard handbook. This will be the third edition featuring improved product descriptions, updated graphics, new tables, more details about die reconditioning tooling and an entire new chapter covering wire drawing dies. With over 100 pages of valuable information, Esteves Group’s eWizard handbook is a comprehensive guide for the wire ing for the wire and cable industry. Copies will be available at the Esteves Group’s booth during the Interwire 2013 show. Enrique Augusto

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW latest technology—the EELT Drawing Lubricants for nonferrous wire, bar and tube, in addition to its complete line of Masterdraw Lubricants and associated products for all types or wire, bar drawing, forming and cold heading operations. Etna-Bechem Lubricants, Ltd. will display its Unopol Line of Copper and Copper Alloy Wire Drawing Lubricants with special emphasis on the New Technology of Water Based Aluminum Wire Drawing Lubricants. Ike Tripp, John Steigerwald, Troy Carr, Bill Coode, Ralph Noonan

range of drawing machines, continuous annealers, pay-offs and take-ups, bunching machines. Moreover we can design and supply customized equipment with a short time-to-market.

EUROALPHA Srl Booth 1812 Italy EUROALPHA is a high-tech, dynamic and innovative Italian company producing precision and reliable machineries for the wire and cable industry, specialized in drawing machines for non-ferrous wires and with an excellent know-how on limited-slip technology. Our aim

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providing them with: top-quality user-friendly equipment for uninterrupted production and heavy working conditions, entirely designed and manufactured in Italy; prompt and complete proactive support, fair human relations, without any sort of unnecessary bureaucracy. EUROALPHA is market leader worldwide on drawing machines with limited-slip technology. Our design, based on low-inertia AC motors, state-of-the-art vector inverter and a special SW algorithm perfected over 19-years experience, secures best precision speed control through a maintenance-free system. It positively affects operations and maintenance, improves the wire quality and brings a thanks to substantially reduced energy consumptions; extended working lifespan of many wearing parts; low-noise operations without Micro W&CTI 3-13 use Ad with 2/8/13 PM extremely Page 1 limited machine, for optimal different4:21 materials;

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girder lines. Teurema specializes in designing and manufacturing cold rolling lines, multi-pass dry drawing lines, horizontal and vertical spoolers, static coilers, payoffs and take-up lines for single usage or as complement of lattice girder machines or welded mesh machines, as a part of the wire industry process. Team Meccanica specializes in ferrous drawing lines, dead blocks, coil cleaning and coil spooling. The research and development department contributes with innovative concepts to the development of new and innovative technologies for the other companies of the group. Elisabetta Gironda, Guido Ricci, Roberto Gonzalez, Steven Nichols Eurolls SpA Booth 1739 Italy Over the past year, Eurolls SpA has been conducting several studies on the use of rolling cassettes versus dies for special applications. With the cooperation of several key customers, Eurolls has been able to perform these tests with optimal results. Consequently, in 2012 Eurolls has supplied a large quantity of rolling cassettes to major its position as the worldwide leader when it comes to wire rolling, and can guarantee very precise tolerances, for not only materials made of low, medium and high carbon, but also on wire made of special

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Tough, accurate, dependable butt welders, unmatched service and support worldwide, and lasting relationships with our customers are some of the reasons why Micro-Weld has become the ideal choice for continuous processing of wire, rod and cable worldwide. Call 1-800-872-1068 or 630-406-9550 Visit New Expanded Website: www.micro-weld.com

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW materials. The latest styles of Eurolls rolling cassettes are able to

FIB Belgium SA Booth 2117

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Eurolls rolling cassettes. Evans Corporation, George Booth 139 USA

Equipment offered by FIB Belgium SA. Fil-Tec, Inc. Booth 1502

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Fenn Division of SPX Precision Components Booth 464 USA

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MANUFACTURING RANGE Tubular stranders Rigid stranders Planetary stranders Power cable drumtwisters Armouring lines Bow twister machines Skip stranders Pay-offs and take-ups, all designs Belt-type caterpillar capstans Single- and double disc capstans Rotating caterpillar capstans Taping heads for plastic- and steel tapes Transposed wire machines

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW market with a huge inventory. Special offers can be made combining used and new equipment as well as revamping solutions that will modernize yours, putting in order the mechanical parts and using modern electrical solutions to achieve better production. Prepared with a high experience team and modern and big facilities, Flymca & Flyro can meet your requirements for the wire and cable purposes, matching your needs and your budget with a good proposal. Two people will attend your demands and show photos and solutions already made studying your needs and speaking about how can we help you.

are critical to your wire drawing operation. Turn to Fort Wayne Wire Die—the world’s innovation leader in wire die technology since 1937. Frontier Composites & Castings Inc. Booth 2012 Canada At Frontier Composites & Castings Inc., we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and the exceptional level of service and support we provide to our customers. Offered by Frontier Composites is used where desirable. Additionally, the company provides a wide assortment of hardware. FUHR GmbH & Co. KG Booth 1856 Germany At Interwire 2013, leading manufacturer of wire rolling machines, stand, where all prospective clients are invited to pass by and learn about FUHR’s upgraded portfolio of rolling mills and current projects with its international clients. Gauder Group, Inc. Booth 1932 USA With over 20 years of continuous presence and after several recent major machine installations in the USA, the Interwire 2013 show is the opportunity for the Gauder Group, Inc., to highlight the joint

unwinding from Flymca & Flyro. FMS USA, Inc. Booth 616 USA At Interwire 2013, FMS USA, Inc. will showcase the NEW RTM X42 Wireless Tension Monitoring System. This modular, powerful tension monitoring system is easily expandable to monitor in real time up to 42 wire strands on rotating machinery. In use the tension data is wirelessly transmitted to the operator station to provide an analog signal, or also integrated into a PC or PLC via gateway. Possibilities include Data Logging, Graphing, Tension Limit Alarms, Core Tension, and Running Length Input. The cost effective system is ideal for both OEM and upgrade applications. We will also display our complete line of Tension Measurement products for the wire and cable industry including Force Sensors bus interface such as EtherNet/IP, PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, CANopen, etc.).

France, both are work leaders in rotating machines for the nonferrous wire and cable industry) as a combined entity “POURTIER & SETIC of America”. Gauder Group, Inc., develops accordingly its to the North American market from Greensboro, NC, USA. Roger L. Brown, Alain Hawaux, Sébastien Farge, Grégory Viallard GCR Eurodraw SpA Booth 1712 Italy GCR Eurodraw SpA and DEM Wire Rolling Technology are once again pleased to be present at Interwire in Atlanta this year. GCR Eurodraw designs and manufactures a wide range of equipment for the steel wire and wire rope industry. DEM is dedicated to the design and manufacturing of equipment for the production of cold rolled and wire rod preparation equipment, mechanical descalers, brushing units, calcium phosphate coating equipment, borax coating equipment as well as complete batch pickling plants; wire drawing equipment, starting from very large wires up to 20 mm down to very thin sizes of 0.10 mm combined with spoolers or coilers; payoffs and take-ups for multi-wire processing lines such as patenting lines, galvanizing lines; multi and single-wire plating lines, electro-galvanizing, coppering, tinning lines; wet wire drawing lines; double-twist bunchers and stranders as well as tubular stranders for the production of tire cord and ropes in general; PC wire and PC strand production lines; wire production lines. DEM product lines include high-performance cold rolling lines for the production of indented wire for mesh and concrete reinforcements in form of coils or bars; high-performance cassettes and micro rolling cassettes; and high-performance lay-by-lay to assist our customers with detailed information on our products and

RTM X42 Wireless Tension Monitoring System from FMS. Fort Wayne Wire Die Inc. Booth 1532 USA Fort Wayne Wire Die Inc. manufactures and supplies wire dies of

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competitive market of the wire industry requires. Gimax Group Booth 1024 Italy Gimax will show three of its machines. Customers who visit the booth will be able to see the new design of the REV, a totally automatic respooling line for precision and/or random winding of welding


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW steel, CuSi brazing wire. Both of these machines will be in operation and can be demonstrated at the show. We will also be showing the for large diameter wire. GMP Slovakia Booth 558 Slovakia GMP Slovakia is a worldwide leader in the production of metal reels, drums and special equipments. The range of products includes many different items including reels for drawing processes. The choice of the reel depends on different elements; main points are the diameter of the wire which will be loaded on the reel, the type of material of this wire and the use that customer will do of the reel. GMP Slovakia is ready to suggest the best reel for each customer, thanks to the big experience and know how this company has. For copper or aluminum drawing process, standard reels are DW-Double Wall and FM-Fully Machined, for steel wire drawing process suggested reel is HD-Heavy

REV respooler from Gimax. wire, designed to run solid and tubular wire on small plastic spools. With its new concept in automatic respooling, totally unlike the traditional automatic respooler, it can produce up to 60 small 4" spools per hour, or 30 small 8" per hour. The INF-2 DRUM PACKER will be another highlight of the showâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Gimax line to coil wire into

Steel reel from GMP Slovakia.

the market. The drum packer is capable of reaching a constant speed of 4000 fpm with most welding wires. This same machine has been

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW Duty. All these reels can be machined on the winding surfaces (except FM-Fully Machined which is completely machined, on the internal and on the external surfaces) and can be balanced for high speed. Barrel can be reinforced and is completely closed to prevent humidity problems and the structure of the reel is fully welded. Many other options are available and according to the customer’s request GMP Slovakia can suggest different solutions to their need. The design of all our products is studied to guarantee the perfect use on them with machine of high quality. The structure of all reels and equipment is strong and guarantees a long life of our product, which after years of use will be still in good condition. For this reason in GMP Slovakia manufacturing department produces machines like CNC lathe machines, welding robots, automatic balancing machines and we have a constant quality control (GMP Slovakia became certiISO 9001:2008 Slovakia also manufactures different equipment to handle the reels, in vertical or horizontal position. Many other products are included in the range of products; customers are invited to contact us for any further additional information. Heany Industries Inc. Booth 950 USA At Heany Industries Inc., we specialize in custom designs. While ceramic components (eyelets, pulleys, rods and tubes), our engineering and sales staff is always ready to work with you to create a fabrication work takes place at our Scottsville, NY, USA facility. We can tailor your design to meet your needs in terms of material choice provide our customers prototype design assistance with an affordable end result. To compliment our ceramic division, our coatings department is devoted to lengthening product life, improving performance and controlling costs. A working combination of properly selected coatings in effective application processes virtually guarantees opti-

Dies and Scrap Wire Coilers; Plasma Wire Surface and Heat Treatment; Wire and Cable Taping Lines, Single Twist Strander, rewind Automatic Cable Cross-Section Measurement; and Cable Wrapping/ interested in discussing any machinery and application inquiries in order to provide solutions to practical requirements. Willy Hauer, Chris Hauer, Andrew Stromer

Equipment manufacturers represented by Howar Equipment. Huestis Industrial Booth 332 USA Huestis Industrial will be displaying several machines as well as the latest designs in air wipers. Also on display will be products from our recent purchase of Wyrepak Industries. There will be multiple products to view from both lines, and our staff will be happy to answer all questions and inquiries. Huestis Industrial’s Down Drafter Air Wiper is an innovative new design that incorporates air jets at both ends of the wiper and a center bottom drain that is threaded to allow the user to hook up a vacuum unit, piping or a tube to return the liquid back to the process system. This design allows for multiple ganging of units within a system without excessive “blow back” onto the following air performance over our standard air miser as a stand-alone or a single

Kathie Carl, Cliff Rabidoux it ideal for many process applications at high speeds where improved drying prior to printing applications, spark testing or spooling is critiCeramic components available from Heany. Heatbath® Corporation Booth 750 USA Heatbath® Corporation is an innovative supplier of cleaning and coating chemistries for the ferrous wire industry. Product lines include alkaline cleaners, scale conditioners, acid pickling additives, phosphate coatings, immersion copper and oxalate coatings, conditioners, neutralizers, reactive and nonreactive lubricants. Heatbath employs a “Total Line Responsibility” approach to your cleaning house operations, providing training and service for each step of the entire process. Heatbath has three chard, MA, USA; Chicago, IL, USA; and Detroit, MI, USA. ISO 9001 HOWAR Equipment Inc. Booth 1512

single or double bearings. The replaceable contact ring is available in hardened rubber, tungsten carbide coated steel or ceramic coated steel. The nitrile (rubber) has high abrasive resistance and reduces vibration. -

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW fered are small pulleys. These â&#x20AC;&#x153;No-Torqueâ&#x20AC;? small pulleys consist of Each pulley comes with a single bearing. They are offered in sizes ranging from 15.0 to 50.00 mm. Inhol BV Booth 402 The Netherlands Inhol/PTL will exhibit at the Interwire 2013. Major focus will be the introduction of an additional range of specialty cross-linkable wire and cable compounds. Inhol will introduce more compounds that are suitable for various cross-link systems and not just irradiation. In 2013 new PTL-brand compounds will be based on one of the four major cross-link systems: Silane-grafting/moisture crosslinkable compounds, Peroxide-based mold-curable compounds, Peroxide based CV-curable compounds and E-beam radiation crosslinkable compounds. Inhol/ PTL got positive feedback from the market place. The growing versatile range of PTL-brand compounds will enable the wire and cable

Technology segments served by Inhol/PTL products.

industry to come up with more multiple solutions for their customers. Ron Goethals Inosym Booth 1320 New Zealand Inosym has been supplying reels to the cable and wire industry for 12 years and to over 48 countries. Specializing in steel and plastic reels that are manufactured to European and USA standards, Inosym can offer reels to meet all the varying needs of the modern manufacturing plants. Inosym is committed to providing its customers with world-class quality reels and bobbins at competitive prices. Inosym reels were developed to provide cable and wire manufacturers with a product that was realistically priced and of high quality. We believe we are achieving this and are assisting our customers to reduce capital reels from 250 to 1000 mm for insulating, group twinners, stranding, bunching, jacketing. MF (Metal Flange) pressed metal process reels

Inosym show booth displaying variety of reel products.

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW come in sizes from 100 to 1250 mm and are made from high-quality steel plate and tube. Applications include universal take-up and payoff reels, bunching, stranding, insulating and jacketing. SM (Semi Machined) double-wall high-speed reels come in sizes from 315 to 1250 mm and are made of high-quality steel plate and tube. Applications include drawing, bunching, stranding and insulating.FM (Fully Machined) steel high-speed reels in sizes ranging from 100 to 1000 mm and manufactured from high-quality steel plate and tube. Applications include high-speed single-wire drawing, high-speed multi-wire drawing, bunching and enamelled wire coating. SD (Steel Drum Reels) are large steel process and shipping drums available in sizes ranging

systems measure OD, ID, wall, eccentricity and concentricity for Interwire 2013, we are introducing two new products: NetLinc offers ethernet connection to host HMI, and SmartLinc offers Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, or other common protocols for direct interface to line control systems. tion, plus features such as FFT and SRL prediction, help reduce UltraGauge+™ ultrasonic wall thickness measurement system wire and cable manufacturing environments, and UltraLock™ PC-based Total Vu™ software. Total Vu gives you a complete audit

drum twisting, stranding, insulating and jacketing. With more than 350,000 ft2 of production space, Inosym can provide our customers with rapid delivery of both large and small reel orders. Inosym are IWG High Performance Conductors Inc. Booth 440 USA IWG High Performance Conductors is the world’s leading fabricator of specialty high-performance conductors for the aerospace, medical, automotive, computer, telecommunications, mass transportation, geophysical and electronics markets. Kalmark Booth 1354 Canada The Continuous Interlock Armoring Machine has made KALMARK a famous name around the wire world. System features 50 to 125 mm capacity and high-tech controls. We’re also displaying our 61Wire Roll-Form Strander. Stop by our booth and see for yourself. Technologies have advanced, and we’re leaving our competition in the dust. You can’t just keep making the same machines and calling them new. Changes need to be made. Check out the new features we’ve added to the Armoring Lines and Stranding/Cabling Machines. We’re adapting these technologies across to other machines as well.

based user-designed reports. You also get real-time analysis, with run and trend charts, graphical cross-section display and measurein-process tolerance checking, feedback control and recipes. Laser gauges measure diameters from 0.035 to 120 mm (0.0014" to 4.7"), and feature compact models and the highest measurement rates available. With the UltraGauge+, you can measure wall thickness at up to eight positions with up to 2000 measurements per second. LaserLinc micrometers and the UltraGauge+ digital signal processor have a four-year warranty, parts and labor. If your micrometer needs warranty repair, LaserLinc will overnight a temporary replacement.

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systems as well as related development services for applications in the automotive business and other industries.

Kalmark Continuous Armoring Line. KEIR Manufacturing Inc. Booth 703 USA KEIR Manufacturing, Inc. is a North Carolina, USA-based company that manufactures and markets a large variety of technical ceramic and engineered products serving a diverse group of industries. For the wire and cable industry worldwide, KEIR’s products include a wide range of high purity Ceramic Guides and the Frontiersman line of Air Wipes along with state of the art Composite Flyer Bows and Ceramic Pulleys from the recently acquired wire products business unit of Kamatics. Kinrei of America LLC Booth 124 USA Kinrei of America’s cabling, bunching and twinning products represent the latest advances in cable production technology. We offer complete selections of machines for ultra-thin wire, unilay and concentric, litz, automotive, medical, twinning and cabling in tubular, single or double twist. LaserLinc Booth 1850 USA LaserLinc’s accurate and adaptable noncontact laser and ultrasonic 92

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Lesmo Group, OM Booth 424 Italy Established in 1962, OM Lesmo is one of the oldest and most well known companies still present in the manufacture of rotating equipment for the wire and cable and steel rope manufacturing industries. Product lines include double-twist, single-twist, bow, planetary, rigid cage, tubular stranders, single and group twinners, drum twisters, payoffs, taping and binding heads. Lesmo Machinery America, Inc. Booth 412 Canada manufacturing technologies from world leader manufacturers. The company was formed to service the needs of the wire and cable industry with a business policy to maintain relationships with customers based on complete mutual trust. The company also maintains a comprehensive stock of spare parts for the machines offered. Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc. Booth 1832 USA Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc., providers of rebuilt, used and new equipment to the wire and cable industry, will be exhibiting at Interwire 2013. From individual items such as payoffs, take-ups, capstans, cablers, stripers and dancers/accumulators, to complete lines for extrusion, cabling, respooling, taping and specialty applications, Lloyd & Bouvier has been providing quality products and outstanding service for 24 years. Each new or rebuilt machine or system is designed to the


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW SHOWCASE Automatic Color ChangeMACHINERY Extrusion Systems

to insure conformance. Additionally, complete rebuilding services for Wardwell 16 and 24 carrier braiders are available, with an extenby: High-Speed Cold Rolling &used parts on hand at all sive inventory of quality times. An on-site Laser Chris Hauer electronics department and modern machine shopMarking provide customers System Forming Machines Howar Equipment Inc. Usable for marking & sheath cutting with For the small-to-medium latest technology batches for all their wire and cable equipment 214Also Jardin Drive, Unit 5 be representatives of Gauder USA, needs. in the booth will The high-speed, power and stability Company offers cold rolling and Concord Ontario, L4K 1X8, Canada forming machines for small-to-medium of the ML-G9300 Series CO2 Laser ofproduction a successfullots. jointThese venture in North America. Marker Stop by booth makes1832 it suitable for production rolling machines SHOWCASE toprovide see a digital display of new and rebuilt equipment, and to discuss in the electronic compoef cient reduction and shaping applications

Ink Jet Printers Extrusion of crosslinkable polymers at Especially suitable for wire & cable New HPS 208, LPS 108 and D 108 full production speed with the capability ink jet printers are ideal for use on wire

and cable. Along with standard text including MACHINERY batch, time, date and Automotive wire materials. and cable is stillwith one of nents the most demandnumbering characters, industry. It is capableHigh-Speed of marking Laser of dif cult-to-draw And Cold Rolling & Ink Jet Printers Ron Reed, Pete Kuipers, Brian Bouvier, ing areas within the wire and cable business. Reducing scrap they print logos, bar components at high speedsMarking with ultra-System the rolling process, material surface Especially suitable for wire & cable Forming Machines Mike McKee, Mary Reed, Tamar Kuipers For small-to-medium batches New HPS 208, LPS 108 and D 108 Usable for marking & sheath codes and cutting 2D data madefects are compressed and according small characters. In the automotive The high-speed, power and stability ink jet printers are ideal for use on wire importance. 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Wire and cable machinery from M+E Macchine + Engineering Srl.


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW drawing machines for steel and stainless steel wire complete with horizontal or vertical-axis spoolers. M+E machines are individually designed and manufactured to satisfy the most rigorous customer demands. Each machine is made up of a combination of standard sub-assemblies which guarantee advanced technical quality and competitive prices. Long experience in the evolution of these products over many years has produced the most sophisticated technology, covering a wire diameter range from 0.015 to 25 mm. The M+E production range consists of payoffs from stationary spools or carriers; rotating payoff turntables for spools or carriers; horizontal or vertical spool payoff frames (option—double accumulation capstan); rotating capstan take-up frames for carriers (option—spiral laying, wire skinpass, dual size capstan); stationary capstan take-up frames for carriers (option—pattern laying, accumulation device, dual size capstan); horizontal or vertical spool take-up frames (option—double accumulation capstan); payoffs and take-ups for bead-wire and steel cord, spring wire, rope wire, staple and clips wire) complete with traditional horizontal or vertical spoolers or the newly developed series of full automatic spoolers with no operator’s intervention. Messe Düsseldorf Booth 1001 Germany Messe Düsseldorf will participate in Interwire 2013 in order to promote its worldwide program of international wire and cable trade fairs including wire 2014 (to be held from April 7 to 11, 2014, in Düsseldorf, Germany), wire Southeast ASIA 2013 (to be staged from September 17 to 19, 2013, in Bangkok, Thailand), wire Russia 2013 (to take place in Moscow from June 25 to 28, 2013) and wire South America 2013

(scheduled for September 17 to 19, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil). At booth 1001, exhibitor, visitor, hotel and travel information for wire 2014, wire Southeast Asia 2013, wire Russia 2013 and wire South America 2013 will be available. METAVAN N.V./Howar Equipment Inc. Booth 1512 Belgium/USA Steel reels from 12" to 49" (305 to 1250 mm) to the highest quality and consistency will be showcased at the HOWAR Equipment booth. METAVAN of Belgium has had a longstanding philosophy to offer a specialized product mix of pressed steel reels using highly advanced machinery in order to offer only the highest quality reels and spools for stranding, bunching and cabling. Using automatic machinery, all reels are able to be produced to the strictest standards at valuable costs. All products are then powder coated in any RAL color providing the customer with a highly wear-resistant finish, and are available in extremely fast manufacturing times due to the specialized equipment employed. Francis VanHaelewijn, Chris Hauer Continued...

Metavan reels available from Howar Equipment.

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Mikrotek Booth 131

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Cross heads from Microdia.

Micro Products Company Booth 550 USA

Micro-Weld butt welder.

OTA straightthrough drawing machine from Morgan-Koch.

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW shipping spools, weld wire spools, heavy-duty processing reels, pails and knock-down returnable/reusable reels. Industry standards requirements. Mossberg offers cost-effective sustainable packaging programs to address customer’s environmental concerns. Our tool and die division offers one-stop from concept to production parts. Injection molded light-duty utility spools, molded heavy-duty bare wire reels and rotation molded power cable reels up to 72" are all offered at Mossberg.

we have focused our attention on the aluminum market, gaining our experience also from being the sole supplier since many years of Sam Jin electric, one of the largest worldwide producers of aluminum wire. We have developed a rather unique machine for small sizes equipped with an openable oven. With this technique the amount of scrap generated when wiring up is drastically reduced as well as the down times necessary to clean the oven from the residual stuck wire.

sion and very low energy consumption plants ) as well as our new we are already enjoying some remarkable results.

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Assorted plastic spools and reels from Mossberg.

Nano-Diamond America Inc. Booth 123 USA Nano-Diamond America supplies innovative and long-lasting tooling for industrial applications. Nanocrystalline diamond composites are tional diamond tooling.

Vertical plants from Newtech.

Newtech Wire Insulating Machines Booth 132 Italy Newtech’s enameling equipment covers almost the full range of copper and aluminium wires starting from 0.20 to 5.00 mm (32 AWG

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OM Frigerio equipment available from Howar Equipment.

Michael Seymour, Craig Currie, Chris Singley, Tom Twitmyer, Bob Mailloux, Randy Reynolds

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW Control including 1000:1 Vector Duty Motors. High Speed continuous spooling for Extrusion lines. Automatic Reel change controlled by PLC. Automatic Reel Load/Unload. Automatic Carrying In/Out is done by handy under-plate system. Pioneer has already delivered three of the NEW and advanced BUNCHER in the market. Pioneer also manufactures: Extrusion Lines, Telephone and Power Cable Lines, Wire Drawing Machines, Copper/Aluminum Rod Breakdown Machines, Basket Down Coiler, Pointing & Stringing Machines, 7B Double Twist Buncher, 7-19B Tubular, Rigid and Planetary Machines, Eccentric & Concentric Tapping Machines, Capstans, Single and Dual Take up, Payoffs, Vertical and Horizontal Accumulators.

achievement. Medical tubing and wire applications are a specialty and surface treatment solutions based on plasma technology for continuous and batch applications to the ferrous and nonferrous metals industry. Plasmait machines are designed for sectors with demanding material needs such as medical, jewellery, electronics, solar, welding, automotive, aerospace, oil and gas. The Plasmait range of machines includes the PlasmaANNEALER is designed for stainless steel and nickel alloy wire, rod, tube, and rope. Main advantages: superior gas and maintenance costs. PlasmaPREPLATE is designed for heat treatment, surface cleaning, deoxidation and surface activation of wires, tubes or strip prior to plating. PlasmaCLEANER is designed for surface cleaning/degreasing or deoxidation ad preheating of ferrous and non-ferrous wires, tubes or strip. Can be used for cladding, taping or extrusion applications. PV Ribbon Line for annealing and chemical free tinning of PV ribbon. Igor Rogelj, Willy Hauer

PolyOne is a total polymer solutions provider for the wire and cable industry. With the ability to meet global regulatory and product specispools, reels, cores, cones and bobbins.

Plasmait will be exhibiting the latest technology in plasma surface treatment for the wire, cable, tube and strip industry which will transform the economics of in-line wire processing. The plasma system provides advantages by allowing annealing and cleaning processes to be conducted in-line with wire drawing of stainless steel, carbon steel and copper wires at process speeds. Our solutions are built around a plasma treatment process that offers great advances in wire designed for applications with demanding mechanical and surface re-

color concentrates, halogen-free or other specialty material, PolyOne

This is the new name chosen by the Gauder Group, Inc., to promote includes POURTIER’s successful rigid stranders and drum twisters extra-high-voltage power cables (AC) and conductors for DC cables Roger L. Brown, Alain Hawaux, Sébastien Farge, Grégory Viallard

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PDT specializes in new, used and re-cut die services for Natural Diamond, Polycrystalline and Monocrystalline wire drawing dies. Also shaped dies, stranding dies, enamel dies and insulating tips. Our broad range of services includes our Inventory Management Program (receive only the dies you need or want the same week) and Die Lease Program (use it and return it and save 50% to 80% versus a new die).


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW PrintSafe Booth 1649 USA PrintSafe introduces the exciting High Speed CodeCenter Ink Jet Marker. The new CodeCenter HS unit is targeted for the building wire industry, and all other applications requiring excellent marking quality at production speeds previously not possible via ink jet marking. The CodeCenter Opaque Ink Jet Marker will also be featured as the world’s leading reliable marker for White Ink marking of all cable sizes from 0.35" OD to large jackets. The Opaque version will perform for both very small gauge marking as well as for all high speed processes. PrintSafe will also feature their new inks for all High Temperature polymers, able to meet full military and industrial standards. PrintSafe offers all Ink Jet Markers now utilizing their Connected-Inspected-Corrected™ Technology. This CIC Technology allows the Client to have their PrintSafe Ink Jet Markers to be Connected to PrintSafe 24-hours per day, allowing online software to constantly Inspect the system for operational performance, and then to report or Correct wandering marker behavior. This program is geared to provide the highest uptime reliability available in Ink Jet Marking.

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Propack SpA/Howar Equipment Inc. Booth 1512 Italy/USA Cable packaging material used to protect cable on reels and in coil cable wrap made of a three-ply plastic product that will protect cables commonly used wood lagging that is applied to the outside perimeter and impact resistant, light-weight and available in easy to use rolls to be applied by single operator. Chris Hauer, Marcos Mendez

Propack cable packaging material available from Howar Equipment.

Proton Products Booth 1320 USA Proton Products is a manufacturer of industrial production measurement and control equipment for the wire and cable industry. P&R Specialty, Inc. Booth 351 USA P&R Specialty, a leading provider of spools and reels to the wire

Call for PaPers: IWCs 62nd annual ConferenCe You are invited to participate in the world’s most prestigious venue for technical papers and presentations The 2013 Conference in Charlotte, NC follows the very well-supported 2012 Conference where over 120 papers were presented to 1100 attendees.

For over 60 years the IWCS Symposium has been the world’s leading conference for peer reviewed papers and presentations on technologies and trends in wire, cable and connectivity for the communications, data, electronics, power, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries. The annual event attracts participants from around the world with a comprehensive program including technical conference, suppliers’ exhibition, professional development courses and an executive track.

Awards are given for the Outstanding Technical Paper, Outstanding Poster Paper and Best Presentation. Submission deadline for the 2013 conference is April 20, 2013. Information on the conference, abstract and submission requirements, and selection criteria are available on the IWCS website, www.iwcs.org. Archived papers from past conferences are also accessible through the IWCS website.

The topical scope of the program has been broadened beyond wire & cable in recent years to include adjacent manufacturing segments of connectivity and wiring harness products by merging the IICIT Symposium with IWCS. Additional conference tracks, new Professional Development Course offerings and the Suppliers’ Exhibition support the expanded scope of the Conference. Abstracts for papers are sought from academic, manufacturing and user communities worldwide–including subject matter experts, application solutions providers, and product innovators, as well as professionals who are engaged in the various industry segments. Topics of interest include; cable, fiber and conductor design; developments in processing and manufacturing; present and future network demands; assembly and installation techniques; connectivity issues; wiring harness design and challenges; market studies; testing and standards. Additionally, the 2013 Symposium will emphasize innovations and new cable component applications for raw material compounds such as fluoropolymers, PVC, olefins/ halogen free, thermoplastic elastomers and thermoplastic urethanes. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and authors must present their work at the 2013 IWCS Conference. Published papers are deposited in an online archive, searchable through scientific and commonly used search engines, providing an opportunity for broad dissemination of the work, and recognition for the author.

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW and cable industry for over 30 years, will be exhibiting in booth 351 spools, plywood reels as well as introducing several new products. Being introduced at Interwire 2013 is the new Nailed Wood Reel product line as well as new plastic spools targeted for magnet wire and utility spools focused for use on equipment such as Windak winders. P&R provides the highest level of customer service to the wire and cable the ever changing needs of wire and cable manufacturers. P&R’s focus is to reduce the total cost to buy and use spools and reels including of industry experts available at the booth to help customers identify solutions to exceed their requirements. Stop by to learn about P&R’s distinctive difference, which is service. P&R Specialty Nailed Wood Reels.

Furnace system from Q E D Wire Lines. QUEINS Machines GmbH Booth 1506 Germany Interwire, held in Atlanta in April 2013. At the exhibition there will be large sized pictures of the offered machines on display as well as a movie showing the ma-

PWM Booth 1066 UK British manufacturer PWM will exhibit its comprehensive range of cold pressure welders including its best-selling EP500 rod welder and portable HP100 machine at Interwire 2013

new machinery as well as reconditioned machines to customers of the cable and rope industry worldwide. By consulting our customers we are continuously completing the offered range. Our target is to support our customers in their production with the delivery of a suitably adapted machine. Besides the standard machines for the production of cables and ropes, we also supply huge production lines for special industries like for example the offshore or the transformer industry.

Associates, exclusive distributor of PWM cold welding equipment, spares and dies in the USA and Canada. PWM’s powerful electro-pneumatic EP500 cold welder provides a cost-effective method of welding large non-ferrous rod sections. Energy efficient, clean and easy to operate, the EP500 is designed for wire and strip 5 to 12.50 mm (0.197" to 0.492") copper and 5 to 15 mm on a trolley, can be wheeled to the work are to reduce downtime. Equipped with a solid steel welding head, for added strength and stability, the HP100 will weld wire and strip 1 to 5 mm (0.039" for copper wire and strip 1 to 3.60 mm (0.040" to 0.141") and aluminum 1 to 5 mm (0.197"), can be used on a workbench or spaces, PWM’s M10, M25 and M30 hand-held machines are suitable for wire and strip 0.10 to 1.80 mm (0.0039" to 0.071"). are suitable for similar wire sizes. PWM machines and dies, standard or custom made to suit round or profile wire and rod, are designed and made in the company’s own UK workshops. Video demonstrations of PWM’s cold welders can be viewed at www.pwmltd.co.uk. Q E D Wire Lines Booth 470 Canada Q E D Wire Lines will introduce the latest version of our energy We will also be able to discuss improvements to our well proven Fluidbed heat treating furnaces and our patented multi-stage high-terbulant acid pickling systems. Q E D continues to add to wire wiping systems. We would like to discuss these and all other aspects of our equipment with you. 102

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW QUEINS offers a wide range of modern rigid, planetary, skip-type and tubular stranders, machines for the production of off-shore and umbilical cables, continuously transposed conductors (CTC) as well as disc and belt capstans, taping machines and all types of payoffs and take-ups. Furthermore QUEINS offers used and reconditioned

Rautomead Booth 234 UK Rautomead is a specialist in ‘Continuous Casting Technology, Processes and Machinery’ and will be exhibiting at Interwire 2013.Rautomead will be exhibiting the latest advances in Copper Magnesium Alloy wire rod production technology, for automotive wiring harnesses and high-speed rail contact wire applications. DHP copper tube shell ‘Castube’ production technology will also

be on dispay, which features in the new Compactube process being promoted by SMS Meer GmbH for the small-scale manufacture of air conditioning and plumbing tubes. Rautomead’s CuOF and shaped wire (by rotary extrusion) manufacture, will also be available. Finally, having recently launched its new Advancing Metals Technology Division, Rautomead now offers direct access to an extensive network of partnerships at specialist universities, research establishments, key institutions and industry corporations, to develop imaginative, innovative and economic processing technologies for new and different alloys and applications. Reel-O-Matic Inc. Booth 1067 USA Machinery for reeling/coiling of wire, cable, tubing. Reel-O-Matic has RichardsApex Inc. Booth 540 USA RichardsApex is a leading global manufacturer of wet lubricants for wire drawing and hot rolling applications. Our core products can be manufactured at all of our manufacturing locations in the USA, Europe, Australia and Mexico. With over 111 years of history and experience to draw from, RichardsApex Inc. has an unequalled global network to service and support customers around the world. This network provides on site support and the technical expertise to help you improve productivity, enhance quality and reduce costs. Stop by and see how RichardsApex and our team of experts can partner with your company to help you reach new levels of success. Rockford Manufacturing Group/ Fastener Engineers Lewis Machine (RMG/FELM) Booth 2156 USA Rockford Manufacturing Group/Fastener Engineers Lewis Machine

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW (RMG/FELM) offers innovative cost savings solutions with in-line wire drawing, descaling and payoff equipment. RMG Model 200 MicroDraw—our in-line wire processing equipment is being used by many manufacturing processes including fastener production, nail making, wire bending, concrete products, steel bar processing, welded products, screw machine parts and wire straighten and cutting. It is apparent that many established fastener manufacturers have moved to technically complex and challenging specialty fasteners and cold headed products, retreating from commodity type fasteners. It is also apparent that some nontraditional users are discovering the

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time. To serve them we have delivered several of the world’s largest capstan in-line wire drawers, RMG’s Model 1922 (up to 30,000 lb of draw box pull at 100 FPM). These machines are in production feeding headers and cold formers making very large fasteners, automotive components and other strategic products. At the other end of the scale we became aware that some customers desired wire drawers for very

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the unique needs and requirements of this exciting new niche market. The Model 200 will be familiar to anyone accustomed to in-line wire drawing but we have added several new features that allow us to offer a reasonably priced and modern machine that is well-suited to small

Lowe Associates, Inc. for Rosendahl products and Finoptics Inc. and wire business for many years and therefore they have long-term experience in this area. See you at booth 1050.

and compact motor gearbox provides ample tractive force (up to 600 lb our chordal gripper conveniently into the rim of the D2 capstan. All that is needed is a hex wrench, no gripper head or chain required. The with even the smallest diameter wire and slowest operation, without marking, deforming or kinking the precision drawn wire exiting the capstan. The draw box and pointer box are interchangeable to ease set-up and changeover. In fact, there are so many innovations; the MicroDraw 200™ creates a new standard for small inline wire drawers in features, utility, safety, performance and long life. Progressive RMG customers are already using the 200 for eyeglass bows, aerospace components and exotic material processing.

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line of SAMP wire drawing machines (single, twin and multiwire) continuous annealers; stem coilers; dynamic and static spoolers; and fully automatic spoolers. SAMPSISTEMI Booth 1328 Model 1922 (above) and Model 200 (right) from RMG/FELM.

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Sandelin AB, H. Folke (HFSAB) Booth 740 Sweden role worldwide in the following areas for over 50 years supplying: free lead sheathing of cables thus providing a perfect moisture barrier. Today the latest design Lead Extruder from HFSAB is hori-

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extremely reliable with its state of the art control system, enabling continuous operation for weeks with little or no variation in temperatures and wall thickness/concentricity. The lead wall thickness can


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW be kept to a minimum with corresponding savings in lead. A range of Die Blocks are available to cover an extensive diameter range of 6 to 225 mm (over lead), and a range of Melting Pots are available for 10, 18, 35 and 60 ton capacities. Additional equipment includes the Cable Repair and Recovery System, CRRS, which has the possibility of removing individual layers such as the outer jacket, lead sheath or triple layer XLPE insulation without causing any damage to the subsequent layer below. Thus enabling the outer jacket, lead sheath or triple layer XLPE to be reapplied and the cable repaired. Even if the cable is just going to be scrapped, the metal price differences for insulated or uninsulated cables are very large and the equipment would have a very short pay-back period, if the metals are scrapped in their “bright” form. HFSAB is able to supply second-hand fully refurbished lead extruders to very high standards and provide a full and extensive after-sales service, know-how, fully trained and experienced technician support and spare parts. David Smith

S&E Specialty Polymers LLC Booth 652 USA S&E Specialty Polymers LLC, a leading producer of specialty plastic compounds, will display their compounding solutions for the wire and cable industry including a new line of concentrates at the Interwire 2013 show in Atlanta, GA, USA, at the Georgia World Congress Center. S&E’s brands of compounds for wire and cable applications wide temperature ranges especially for wire and cable applications. Some grades are formulated to provide superior chemical resistance. Also included are TufTech™-series of superior vinyl-based compounds designed for a variety of wire and cable applications; signed for wire and cable extrusion applications, and include a line of TPE/CPE compounds; TufShield™-series of premier Plenum compounds; and TufPrene™-series of superior SBS and SEBS compounds. In addition, the company has recently expanded their custom compounding approach to include concentrates. This became

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW possible after multiple high-tech upgrades to their plant including the installation of new downstream feeders. S&E can now produce active masterbatches with up to 85% active ingredients. Currently retardant (FR), Ultraviolet (UV), Blown Agent and other concentrates. By expanding its product line from custom compounds to include concentrates, S&E can now provide injection molding and purchasing costs, reduce numbers of SKUs and improve their proSETIC of America Booth 1932 USA As part of its rebranding action, the Gauder Group, Inc., now markets its SETIC product line as “SETIC of America”. This range of equipment offers large and small double twist bunchers for the PC and automotive industry as well as a complete line of machines for the production of LAN and special cable with enhanced performance in one or two steps according to product mix. Roger L. Brown, Alain Hawaux, Sébastien Farge, Grégory Viallard Shanghai KECHEN Wire & Cable Machinery Co., Ltd., CETC Booth 1601 China Established in 1963, No. 23 Research Institute, CETC, is the largest research institute specializing in telecom transmission line technology in China, while KC Machine, the former R&D department of special purpose machinery of CETC23, is now China’s most professional designer and manufacturer of machineries for wire and cable production with 50 years’ experience. As the China local leader in wire and cable machinery industry, KC Machine offers a comprehensive range of products including production lines for RF and TV coaxial cable, LAN cable, Railway Signal Cable, In-door and Out-door Optical cable, Aircraft and Aerospace cable; extrusion line for LV, MV, HV power cable; and different types of equipment. At Interwire 2013, we are honored to particularly introduce to all cable makers worldwide our new and upgraded PBJ series high-speed skin-foam-skin physical foaming insulation extrusion tandem line; dryer/micro loose tube secondary coating line and FTTX Premise Optical Cable Extrusion Line. PBJ series high speed skin-foam-skin physical foaming insula-

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tion line can cover widest product range of LAN cable Cat. 5, 5e, 6 and 7 and mini coaxial cable, USB 3.0, HDMI, INFINI BAND cable, QSFR, etc., with the skin-foam-skin triple-layer cores. Dry/micro loose tube secondary coating line is used for production of normal or dry/micro loose tube and the extrusion all these lines includes international brand including SIEMENS controlling system and control system, SIKORA on-line testers, MICRODIA crosshead, and MAXIMATOR gas injection system to ensure high-quality production. Shenyang Jinggong Cable Material Co., Ltd. Booth 1053 China Exhibited will be semi-conductive, water-blocking tapes including single-side semi-conductive water-blocking tape, double-side semi-conductive water-blocking tape, semi-conductive bulky waterblocking tape and semi-conductive water-blocking binder tape. Also show will be nonconductive water-blocking tape including singleside nonconductive water-blocking tape, double-side nonconductive water-blocking tape, strengthen nonconductive water-blocking tape ductoive tape includes semi-conductive nylon tape, semi-conductive tetoron tape, semi-conductive nonwoven tape, copper wire wearing tape, semi-conductive copper wire wearing tape, semi-conductive water-blocking copper wire wearing tape and double-side semiconductive cotton tape. Also offered are water-blocking yarns and bedding barrier and woven tapes. SIKORA International Corp. Booth 512 USA SIKORA is setting worldwide standards with excellent measuring, control and test devices for the wire and cable as well as hose and ISO 9001:2008, the company has developed groundbreaking measuring technology since 1973, providing innovative product solutions and individual service. SIMPACKS Booth 812 USA SIMPACKS Dual Head Automatic Coiler can Coil 18 AWG up to 8 AWG Building Wire Solid or Strand. Also can Coil Flat Wire/cable. This Coiler is capable of producing 5 ~ 6 coils per minute of 100M Length. SIMPACKS NEW Single Head Automatic Coiler can Coil Building Wire Cables; both Round and Flat. Short Lengths 2M/ 5M/ 10M/ 15M/ 25M/ 50M/ 100M - 6 ~ 10 Coils per minute. ID = 50mm. SIMPACKS Coilers can process Round or Flat Cable; Solid or Stranded Cable; Telephone Cable, Battery Cable, Armored Cable, Annealed Steel Wire and Special Cable. Our NEW Automatic COILER + STRAP + COIL HOLDER are available for all your Packaging solutions. Including 2 / 4 Straps on Coil for Wire, Cable and Steel application. Controls can be chosen by the customer as Allen Bradley, Siemens, Telemecanique, Mitsubishi, Omron and more

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW Sirio Wire Booth 658 Italy A provider of superior technology, know-how and services, Sirio Wire designs, builds and installs equipment for the chemical and electrochemical treatment of the wire. Sirio will display pictures cleaning, Fumeless HCl pickling, electrolytic pickling, bronze coating line for bead wires, electroplating lines, coating bathes as well as batch pickling and phosphating lines. Thierry Heynen

tooling and accessories to the wire and cable industry for more than 75 years. Our product line includes wire straighteners, wedge grips, wire guides and magnetic brakes and clutches to be used in a variety of ferrous and nonferrous applications. Snee Associates, Joe Booth 1066 USA British manufacturer PWM will be exhibiting its comprehensive range of cold pressure welders including its best-selling EP500 rod welder, at Interwire 2013. The PWM range will be presented at booth 1066 by Joe Snee Associates, exclusive distributor of PWM PWMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerful electro-pneumatic EP500 cold welder provides a cost-effective method of welding large nonferrous rod sections.

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW final delivery sometimes including commissioning of these special machines. Participating in European as well as overseas exhibitions also helps to further promote the trademark of Strecker buttwelders so it is now and outstanding, well-known symbol of quality. Summarized Production Program includes buttwelding machines for all wires starting at 0.04 mm diameter only up to about 73 mm diameter maximum for solid steel and about 50 mm diameter maximum for solid nonferrous wires, including welders with automatic deburring cycle. For steel there are various annealing devices available, suiting the needs of the most varied steel grades; Buttwelders for stranded conductors starting at 0.08 mm² up to about 2.500 mm². Welding by means of tubes or without any tubes at all (with automatic deburring); Cold pressure buttwelders with automatic deburring cycle; Wide specialized range for the most varied applications, e.g., buttwelding machines for steelcord, battery-operated parting guns for steelcord or steel strands, electric wire buttwelding guns, high-output buttwelding machines for production of wiremade mass articles; Special purpose welding machines, tailored to the individual customer’s needs. Michael Stock Taubensee Steel & Wire Booth 312 USA Taubensee Steel & Wire is a leader in the steel wire and cold drawn bar industry. Built on family values, Taubensee Steel & Wire has been exceeding customer expectations for more than 66 years. Taubensee Steel & Wire’s best-in-class sales team has more than 100 years of combined industry experience. Our quality, service, reliability, and trust puts us ahead of the pack as your go-to manufacturer for all low and high carbon wire, straightened and cut wire, and cold drawn bar needs. Most no-

tably, as Taubensee opened a new Cold Drawn Bar facility in early 2013, our product capabilities have expanded. Our new draw bench has successfully been commissioned and is in full production. We are now able to offer our customers cold drawn steel bar up to 3.5" in diameter. This new cold drawn steel bar expansion coupled with the two additional state-of-the-art high-carbon wire draw machines installed in our Henderson, KY facility just two years ago solidifies Taubensee’s commitment to growth and meeting our customers product demands. Taubensee’s sales team will be exhibiting once again at the Interwire 2013 show in full force. Our experienced sales team you’ve worked with over the years will all be there, as well as some new faces. Our new National Sales Manager, Nathan Hill, will be in attendance as well. Drop by to say hello, meet some new faces, and relish in some laughs with long-time industry friends. We look forward to seeing you. Continued...

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW Taymer International Inc. Booth 1556 Canada At the Interwire 2013 show, Taymer Internationa;l Inc. will display the hot-foil cable printer with several upgrades: safety interlock guarding, mechanical tape accumulator to improve the safety The Print View 100 will automatically verify the print quality. marks, ensuring that your cable is marked in precise 1 m or 2' increments. The Surface Inspector SI3100 detects surface defects 360°around your cable surface and also provides dimensional measurements. Both systems ensure products remain at the highest possible quality. Taymer’s Surface Inspector Product group came from application of our knowledge of wire and cable industry requirements and machine vision technology to the problem of cables. Surface defects also play a bit role in steel tube, round bar and plate manufacturing where a small scratch or nick can be an unacceptable defect.

of the rubber, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and other highperformance thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) used in these cables, yet they are more cost-effective, according to Mike Patel, Industry Manager for the Vinyl Division of Teknor Apex. Typical Types CIC and TC uses are in the petrochemical, pulp and paper, steel, cement and mining industries. Cables for these applications are often large brittleness temperatures of our new Flexalloy compounds enable them to comply with stringent cold-weather requirements such as elastomers are proprietary formulations that provide the elasticity a leading manufacturer of compounds based on PVC. The Division is an international supplier to the appliance, automotive, construction, medical device, wire and cable and other industries. Parent company Teknor Apex operates manufacturing facilities around the world and sells in 90 countries. Six of the company’s business units focus on plastics compounding including bioplastics, color concentrates, nylon, thermoplastic elastomers, toll and specialty compounds and vinyl. TROESTER GbmH & Co. KG Booth 340 Germany TROESTER GmbH & Co. KG, a worldwide leading supplier of machines and lines for the cable manufacturing industry, will

Taymer hot-foil cable printing equipment.

of CCV Lines and VCV Lines for XLPE and Rubber Cables, One Step Silane Lines for LV and MV Cables Application as well as High Speed Insulation Lines and Sheathing Lines. Technical solutions for CV Tube components, Heavy Duty Cable Jacketing and Submarine Cable Equipment will be introduced. TROESTER also represents it’s subsidiary X-Compound, which supplies Compounding Plants for Cable Compounds like PVC, HFFR, XLPE, Semiconductive Material and Special Applications. TROESTER also intoduces John (Jack) Howanski John as TROESTER’s Business Unit Manager North Howanski America-Cable and Compounding Machinery. Thomas Lerch

Teknikor Booth752 USA Teknikor will exhibit at Interwire 2013. The Teknikor mission is to become industry pioneers by changing the way building and plant systems are designed, deployed, operated and maintained. By inventing a new service delivery model, Teknikor has succeeded in raising its customer’s expectations about how to design, construct and manage efficient plants and buildings as well as their critical systems. Teknor Apex Company Booth 406 USA Two PVC elastomer compounds for jacketing of industrial and TROESTER triple extrusion system. performance materials widely used in such applications, it was announced recently by Teknor Apex Company. The new products will be introduced at Interwire 2013 in booth 406. Flexalloy® 9611operating temperatures required in such applications as control and instrumentation cables (Type CIC), tray cables (TC) and specialty power cords like those for charging electric vehicles. The new 110

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Tulsa Power Inc. Booth 1840 USA Tulsa Power will build on strengths in design and application engineering, and the wealth of experience, knowledge and data built up over four decades of designing coiling, spooling and winding company’s technical sales force’s ability to intimately understand


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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW insulation cable diameters. With special tool designs, a variety of materials and applications can be handled. In addition to the crossheads, peripheral equipment such as bypass valves are offered tomatic color-change technology, which allows production lines to change colors within 50' to 100' while at full line speed. More than 16 systems are available for various applications in automotive, building wire and communication cables. Information for these systems will be available. Bernd Klein, Markus Vizral, Andrew Stromer, Chris Hauer US Synthetic Wire Die Booth 1562 USA As a business unit of US Synthetic Corporation, US Synthetic Wire Die manufactures the longest-lasting polycrystalline

proven and user-friendly WAFIOS Programming System WPS 3. As an option the machine can be upgraded with iQ bend for enhanced efficiency through intelligent process and quality tion with proven engineering concepts which provides all the right answers to the demands of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manufacturing industry costs, the high output rate, the safe and simple handling as well as the minimized set-up times are the outstanding features of the WAFIOS B series. Perfect application areas of the CNC bending and coiling machine are, among others, bent wire parts for the automotive and supplier industry, furniture producers, shop B3 is particularly suited for the production of parts made of stainless steel.

engineered to allow wire mills to pull more pounds of wire per dollar spent on dies. Vision Engineering Booth 2034 USA See Amaral Automation Associates. Vitari SpA Booth 1739 Italy Vitari SpA, a member of the Eurolls Group, specializes in the engiand cutting lines, chain forming and welding, cold heading, garment Vittorio Mion vom Hagen & Funke GmbH/Cable Consultants Corp. Booth 1024 Germany/USA and building complete cabling lines and individual cabling machines. mated respooling lines with industrial robot loading/unloading of the spools, labeling and palletizing, either in-line with extrusion or off-line. Complete single-twist cabling lines. Horizontal and vertical concentric and tangential taping machines. Complete under beam and strip material up to 40" wide. A wide range of standard and semi-automatic) and all extruder line equipment, but not the extruder.

WAFIOS B3 series machine. WAFIOS Machinery Corporation Booth 906 USA WAFIOS was established in 1893, and is today the leading global supplier of precision machinery for wire, tube and formed parts. Committed to remain on the forefront of quality and innovation, WAFIOS currently manufactures well over 200 models of wire

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well as precision machines used to produce fasteners, chains machines are operating and supported around the world, protiny tungsten lamp filaments and surgical coils to automotive coils, nails, roofing screws and high tensile chains, to name a few. WAFIOS Machinery Corporation headquarters is located

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in the development and production of butt welding machines for almost any application in the wire and cable industry. For Interwire, WAFIOS will be exhibiting the fast, flexible and efficient B 3-CNC coiling and bending machine for the production of 3D


Interwire 2013 PREVIEW wire parts. The B 3 will be producing a broad range of complex bent wire forms while demonstrating high flexibility and safety due to reliable and tested tool concept; simple handling of wire, from feed unit up to bending head; safe and simple operation with WAFIOS user-friendly WPS 3 programming system; and enhanced efficiency through intelligent process and quality control using iQ Functions. We invite you to visit us at booth 906, meet our experts and share your applications. WCISA速 - Wire & Cable Industry Suppliers Association速 Booth 136 USA WCISA速 machinery, materials, accessories and controls used for making all types of wire and cable. Membership stands at over 90 companies, many of which are exhibiting at Interwire 2013. Mike McNulty

Weber & Scher Mfg. Co., Inc./AFA Industries Booth 1320 USA Weber & Scher Mfg. Co., Inc., which was established in 1915, specializes in providing machines, equipment and technology specifically to the wire and cable industry on a worldwide basis. At Interwire 2013, information and literature will be available covering the complete range of equipment products offered

in the Weber & Scher production program including metal tape handling and splicing equipment as well as longitudinal forming equipment for smooth and corrugated metal tape; core wrap tape handling and applicating equipment; concentric and eccentric binding machines, concentric and tangential taping heads, Kevlar serving equipment; cable core pressure filling and flooding equipment for optical fiber cables and copper telephone cables; metal tape overlap seam bonding systems; multi-position tension controlled supply equipment, high speed rewind/repair equipment, belt wrap type capstans, linear belt type caterpillar capstans, vertical and horizontal cable accumulators, and cable payoffs/take-ups. Finally, detailed information and video presentations will be available covering our unique

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW INDUCTOWELD and GATWELD continuous seam welded metal tape sheathing systems for power cables, coaxial cables, RF cables and optical fiber cables. Corrugating systems are available for imparting either a helical or annular corrugation in the welded metal sheath. Gregory K. Scher Web Industries Booth 551 USA Web Industries, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative extruded and laminated tape products for wire and cable applications, will be displaying our SUPERBULK™ Interwire 2013. Lighter, stronger and safer than traditional alternatives, SUPERBULK Cable Fillers are REACH and RoHS-compliant and can be customrequirements. Developed to meet strict military, transportation

cables and are currently being used in NAVSEA-approved products. Web will also be displaying some of our signal isolation, binder discover how Web Industries’ high-quality, next-generation cable components can help you create some of the world’s most advanced wires and cables.

reeler developed for automatic packaging of cable and wire products on spools or reels between 216 to 460 mm (8.5" to empty reels automatically. Includes stretch wrapping of spool to contain the cut end. The output of the machine is two reels per minute. At Interwire, Windak will combine the AR18-DB reeler with the integrated palletizer GP5, payoff and accumulator which make a complete automatic spooling line with a short investment payback. The company also will show the winding process and palletizing of the finished spools. Windak will also present the latest information about our full range of products such as payoffs, take-ups, rewind lines, coiling and spooling solutions, accumulators and palletizers. Our experienced and friendly sales and engineering team will be ready to discuss your need in detail. We at Windak look forward to seeing you at our booth at the show. Wire & Cable Technology International Booth 136 USA Wire & Cable Technology International is a leading worldwide technical magazine, covering the production, processing and use of communications, electrical and mechanical wire and cable. The magazine is published six times per year, in both print and digital editions, and it is distributed to wire and cable industry professionals in more than 100 countries. Additional publications include the Buyer’s Guide and the OVERVIEW newsletter. Chip Lippincott, Tom Hutchinson, Mike Dies, Mike McNulty

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Windak Inc. Booth 1940 USA Windak Inc. welcomes all visitors to its booth 1940. Windak specializes in automatic packaging solutions for the wire and cable Interwire 2013, Windak will introduce its new Automatic Reeler AR18-DB line. The Auto Reeler AR18-DB is a fully automatic

Wire Machine Systems (WMS) Booth 1351 USA WMS is a leading supplier of equipment and supplies to the wire and cable, bar and tube industries. We will exhibit state-of-theart surface treatment, wire and bar drawing, peeling and shaving technology, coiling for bare and insulated cable, shot blasting, wire straightners and guides, steel reels and reel handling equipment, buncher bows, wire cutters and welders as well as a wide array of spare parts for European and Asian-made machines. We will spotlight our state-of-the-art buncher bow program for all makes and models of bunchers/stranders as well as wire shaving equipment to meet the industries stringent surface quality standards. Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. Booth 732 USA Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. is a global equipment supplier manufacturing. The company will feature an interactive presentation of its 30,000-plus machine inventory items. Since 1981, Wire & Plastic has assisted clients by providing second-hand or rebuilt machinery for wire drawing, stranding, bunching, cabling, braiding, extrusion and other cable making needs. Experienced sales and engineering personnel will be available to assist with any equipment needs. Web-enabled workstations will also be provided for access to

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equipment for various wire and cable applications using single and multiple screening layers are required. On display will be a high-precision horizontal taping line with camera feedback system for continuous monitoring and feedback of layer taping pitch and tension. The complete line of machinery includes specialized single-twist stranding lines with back-twist payoffs. Full line of payoffs, take-ups and respoolers is available for a multitude of applications and reel sizes. Aldo Zanirato, Nicola Spessato, Willy Hauer Wyrepak Industries Booth 332 See Huestis Industrial.

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Yangzhou Tengfei Electric Cable & Appliance Materials Co. Ltd. Booth 143 China Yangzhou Tengfei Electric Cable & Appliance Materials Co. Ltd. is a leading provider for electric wire and cable accessory materials. Yield Management Corporation (YMC) Booth2132 USA At the Interwire 2013 show, Yield Management Corporation (YMC) will exhibit its line of quality monitoring and wire break detection products for cabling, stranding and taping lines. The YMC exhibit will include active machine models demonstrating the company’s “fail safe” wire break detection retrofit kit engineered for rigid frame cabling and tubular stranding machines. The product line continuously monitors individual spool rotation on planetary, rigid frame and tubular stranding machines. The spool monitoring system reliably detects wire breaks 100% of the time using photo-optic sensors to monitor spool rotation. All sensors and wiring are located outside of the machine’s rotation thereby eliminating the need for slip rings and maintenance. The spool monitoring system detects a broken wire in four or less machine revolutions enabling the machine to be stopped before the broken wire reaches the next section. In most cases the cabling line is stopped before the broken wire reaches the collecting die. Early detection allows for repair and preservation of the finished cable. Users

WTM – Wire Technology Machinery Srl/ Howar Equipment Inc. Booth 1512 Italy/USA High-speed concentric taping at up to 1500 RPM for precision single and multi-layer applications is offered by Wire Technology Machinery Srl. The company provides manufacturers with taping equipment and complete lines built for high precision applications where the need to create a repeatable and accurate tape placement layer is of essence. Wire Technology Machinery Srl has specialized on vertical and horizontal taping

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Interwire 2013 PREVIEW of the system report significant reduction and elimination of material scrap and short lengths. The exhibit will also include YMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strand counting system newly enhanced for fine wire applications at high rotational speeds. Applications range from power cable to fine wire. Manufacturers stranding insulated wire, glass or textile rely on the YMC system because traditional grounding techniques do not work with nonconductive materials. ZUMBACH Electronics Corp. Booth 1540 USA For Interwire 2013, Zumbach will showcase its broad range of Dimensional Measurement and Inspection Systems for Rod and Bar mills, and Wire Drawing, Wire Insulating and Cable Jacketing processes. Existing technology to be featured includes, ODAC ÂŽ laser scanning diameter gages; DVO 2 oscillating device for ODAC ÂŽ gages; ODEX ÂŽ noncontact diameter and eccentricity system; CAPAC ÂŽ for in-line dielectric testing and FFT/SRL analysis; WALLMASTER in-line ultrasonic wall thickness and concentricity systems; RAYEXÂŽ for diameter, wall thickness and concentricity for CV Power Cable applications; WST and AUTAC preheating and conductor temperature sensors; and SPARKMASTER spark tester solutions. New developments to be introduced include the modular new USYS IPC line of processors and controllers; STEELMASTER Rotation (SMR) for in-line Hot and Cold Rod and Bar Mills, SIMAC ÂŽ 63 for in-line surface faults and defects, KW 13TRIO for lump and neckdown detection for fine dimension applications, and PROFILEMASTER ÂŽ PMM 30 for in-line profile measurement of non-round products for fine dimensions.

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Aluminum Battery Cables Manufacturing Technology To reduce weight and to replace the higher cost of copper material, most car manufacturers are installing aluminum battery cables. As aluminum conductors have only about half the weight of a comparable copper conductor, a weight reduction of up to 40%, i.e., 2 kg per car on average, can be achieved. However, because of their different physical properties, copper conductors are not fully exchangeable with aluminum conductors. For the same reason, the proven copper wire technology requires some used for aluminum wire.

Aluminum Multiwire Drawing & Annealing

More than 10 years ago, Maschinenfabrik Niehoff GmbH & Co. KG, Schwabach, Germany, started the development of aluminum rod breakdown and aluminum multiwire drawing, both with in-line annealing technology. The Niehoff multiwire system includes an MMH 104 type drawing machine and an RMA 201 type continuous annealer. A typical drawing line is designed to simultaneously draw 16 wires with a maximum wire feed diameter of 2.5 mm with a top line speed of 36 mps. The 16 wires can be split to 8 plus 8, 7 plus 7 or 16 wires on one spooler (Figure 1). A difference between the MMH 104 and the MMH version for copper wire is the die holder with drawing capstan aluminum wire drawing needs. The machine can be operated using either drawing oil or emulsion, and two drawing lubricant feed systems can be attached. The machine is also equipped with an exhaust unit for removing oil mist from the drawing chamber and returning it to the drawing lubricant circulation system. Drawing capstans are made of steel with tungsten-carbide coating for better heat

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removal as aluminum has lower thermal conductivity compared to copper. The RMA 201 continuous resistance annealer is specially designed for round aluminum and aluminum alloy wire. Annealing paths are short, and the entire wire path up to the end of the annealing process is completely encapsulated from the outside to prevent wire surface oxidation. Nitrogen is used as the inert gas. To provide the best match between wire throughput speed and the different properties of the wire alloys, every contact sheave is driven by its own AC motor. All contact pulleys have a cleaning device to remove all residues and ensure proper electrical contact between the wire and the contact pulleys.

Aluminum Wire Stranding

Further wire processing can be done on Niehoff D series double-twist bunching machines. A typical line for the prestranding of the individual components for battery cables is composed of three payoffs for 800 mm spools, 2 x 16 wires and 1 x 8 wires (16 + 16 + 8), plus one D 801 double-twist bunching machine specially adapted for the manufacture of aluminum wires (Figure 2). The buncher is equipped with a roller bow and special surface materials for the guide pulleys. All ceramic eyelets are replaced by guide pulleys. sembled on a stranding line utilizing a

Fig. 1 — MMH 104 type drawing machine with RMA 201 type continuous annealer specially developed for aluminum and aluminum alloy wires.

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D 1001 double-twist bunching machine. All D series bunchers offer the same features as all other Niehoff bunchers. They are driven by energy-saving motors according to IEC 60034-30, directive 2005/32/EC with electronic control as well as meet the current safety regulations of the machinery directive RL 2006/42/EG. Due to the new energy-saving rotor bow (ECO-bow), energy consumption is reduced by more than 60%, and noise emission is reduced considerably compared to the two-bow conventional bunching machines under the same operating conditions. Because of noncontact machine data transfer slip rings and brushes, maintenance is minimized. A closed-loop tension control system and an optional auto traverse device for spool

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Carbon as Conductor: A Pragmatic View by: Stefanie E. Harvey, Ph.D. TE Connectivity Aerospace, Defense and Marine Division Advanced Development Group Menlo Park, CA, USA www.te.com

The Enhanced conductivity of carbon nanotube (CNT) macroscopic formats enables both high-speed and power cable applications not currently possible with commercially available CNTs. Environmental, safety and health concerns are important, and company shares its approach in this article.

Low-density carbon allotropes, like graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNTs), ogies1. Applications proposed and/or un-

Division at TE Connectivity is exploring

in cable constructions.

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their low-frequency shielding performance is not acceptable, nor can they provide adequate lightning strike protection. A logical application of CNTs for shielding would be to replace one metallic layer in a dual-braid construction, utilizing the metal for the low frequency and the carbon nanotubes for the high frequency.

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Fig. 2 — TGA analysis of 60-ply nanocomp yarn. Table 2. Comparison Materials.

Table 3. Shielding Effectiveness at 4 GHz.

comparison to standard RG-316 cables; insertion loss testing shows poor results. The attention (in dB/100' or dB/30.48 m) versus frequency (10 Mz to 10 GHz) is shown in Figure 3. The red squares represent MIL-C- 17/113C the cable. The standard all copper construction follows the line is a CNT shielded cable with copper conductor. The top tenuation seen in the all CNT construction can be attributed to its poor conductivity as well as irregularities in the CNT yarn geometry. The second series of prototypes were all CNT twisted pair for comparison to standard copper cables used for MIL-STD 1553 applications. The all CNT cables were built using nanocomp CNT yarn (26 AWG equivalent diameter), upon which an ETFE insulated layer was extruded by TE. The insulated yarn was then constructed into a twisted pair and a single layer of nanocomp CNT tape was used as the shielding material as shown in Figure 4. The all CNT construction is 69% lighter than the standard cable. A comparison of the two cables during a 1 MHz signal test of an approximately 3 m cable showed a 12.995 V drop

Fig. 3 — Insertion loss (dB/100' or dB/30.48 m) testing for various constructions.

The nanomaterials show solid high-frequency shielding effective performance at low areal densities. Two layers of nanocomp sheet, for example, have approximately the same shielding effectiveness as the traditional metallic over-braid, but at slightly more than 1%t of the original weight. There is only a marginal increase in the shielding effectiveness of two layers versus one layer due to the fact that most of the shielding comes from the optical opacity of the tape, which is not dependent linearly with thickness. One layer of the CCNI buckypaper performed slightly better than the nanocomp sheets; buckypaper is not available in production quantities. The caveat to these results is that the carbon nanotubes materials have a higher resistivity than metal—meaning that

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Carbon as Conductor: A Pragmatic View ...continued for the copper data bus and 13.067 V drop for the all CNT data bus (effectively, both had a 13V drop). Screen captures are shown in Figure 5.

Fig. 7 — Cross section of CNT (left) versus copper (right) F-crimps; crimp height variation of large, standard,

Fig. 5 — Signal data from (a) stranded copper construction with 12.995 V drop and (b) all CNT construction with 13.067 V drop.

A third cable, an IEEE-1394 prototype, was recently built using Applied Nanostructured Solutions CNS material. Electrical testing is still underway as of the time of this writing, but the material can be processed successfully in a standard commercial braiding system as seen in Figure 6.

CNT Material Terminations

The high resistivity of macroscopic CNT structures allows the Fig. 6 — Carbon use of standard crimp technologies nanostructures braided in terminating CNT cables and onto an IEEE 1394 core. shields5. A comparison of phosphor bronze socket/brass pin F-crimps made on CNT yarn (24 AWG diameter equivalent) and copper strands and the resulting Figure 7. tions of CNT yarn (24 AWG equivalent diameter) in a tinplated O-crimp, as imaged with SEM in Figure 8. 124

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Fig. 8 — Successive cross-sections in increasing proximity to the tightest point of the crimp.

The O-crimps were also tested for mechanical strength using an Instron load frame with the crimp termination clamped in the lower tensile jaw and the yarn wrapped around the upper capstan grip (seen in Figure 9). The sample was approximately 55 cm long and the pull speed was 5 mmpm. Note that a snorkel was placed near the test setup and a vacuum was pulled system to pick up any possible CNT debris at yarn failure. Fig. 9 — Tensile test setup. Three sets of samples were tested; none failed by pullout, but from yarn breakage far from the grip. The average maximum load (mean) was 78.69


±0.58N. This is consistent with the yarn breakage strength in the absence of any crimps, shown in Figure 10. The material manufacturer reports an ultimate breaking strength of 84 N, consistent with these results. Electrical contact resistance of the CNT yarn was slightly less than 0.2% of the resistance of the yarn, regardless of the crimp type (O or F) and the plating material used inside the crimp (nickel, tin, gold, brass). We have also successfully soldered metallic-plated layer.

Limitations

Shielding effectiveness experiments and cable builds have highlighted the limitations of carbon nanotubes based materials—low frequency performance. While single-walled carbon nanotubes electrical conductivity far exceeds that of copper3, those novel properties observed in a single nanotube or graphene platelet quickly deteriorate when agglomerated into a macroscopic structure. The conductivity of commercially available yarns and tapes made from single and dual-walled carbon nanotubes is orders of magnitude lower, as shown in Figure 11.

Fig. 10 — Typical tensile test curve for tin-plated O-crimp of CNT yarn (24 AWG diameter equivalent).

modify CNTs for high-conductivity performance at macroscopic scales. The highest conductivity to date has been achieved with iodine doping at Rice University4.

Environmental Health & Safety

Inhalation hazard is the primary concern when using CNT materials; unbound CNTs are considered hazardous, based on testing in mice6. Long-term exposure effects to CNTs in macroscopic formats (e.g., nonwoven tapes or spun yarns) have not yet been determined. It is believed that nanomaterials, including CNTs, encased in a solid matrix or under coating are bound and not considered hazardous. Therefore, the greatest risk for exposure takes place in

Fig. 11 — Conductivity of macroscopic CNT structures [Private communication, Professor Brian Landi, RIT].

articles. Material abrasion can take place as the CNT yarns and tapes move through traditional wire and cable manufacturing equipment. We have taken a conservative approach of setting up engineering controls to limit CNT exposure to the manufacturing team with industrial hygiene testing by an external group to track the level of particulates created in the braiding, twisting, extrusion and assembly processes. or double-barreled respirator is used. Mechanical handling of Figure 12. Independent monitoring of the braider setup above measured less than 7mgpm3 of elemental carbon over an eight-hour time weighted average work shift. This limit is the lowest level that can be accurately measured using NIOSH 5050, but the level is considered an excess risk for lung effects7.

Conclusions become available, an opportunity exists in the wire and cable industry to leverage these low-density materials for the development of products with dramatic weight savings over existing cables. We have examined several commercially available form factors as well as in-house fabricated substrates

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Carbon as Conductor: A Pragmatic View ...continued to understand the performance characteristics of CNT tapes and yarns. Immediate applications include high-frequency shielding and low-to-moderate-rate data transmission cables. Attenuation losses in coaxial cables were high using CNT center conductor; high speed data transmission and power cable constructions are not yet possible with material available on the market. To move beyond the prototype and niche product stage, the following improvements must occur:

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Baughman, Ray H., Zakhidov, Anvar A., de Heer, Walt A., “Carbon Nanotubes – the Route Toward Applications,” Science, 297(5582), 787-792 (2002).

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Jarosz, et al, “High Performance, Lightweight Coaxial Cable from Carbon Nanotube Conductors,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 4, 11031109 (2012).

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Jorio, A., Dresselhaus M., and Dresselhaus, G, eds, Carbon Nanotubes: Advanced Topics in Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications, Springer (2008).

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to avoid retooling expenses.

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Hemond, et al, “Evaluation of Crimping as Termination Technique for Carbon Nanotube Macro-structures,” 58th IEEE Hold conference on Electrical Contacts, in press.

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Lam, et al, “Pulmonary Toxicity of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Mice 7 and 90 Days after Intertracheal Installation”, Toxicological Sciences, 77, 126-134 (2004).

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gineering and administrative controls for risk-minimized manufacturing. To learn more, contact the author at TE Connectivity, Aerospace, Defense and Marine Division, Advanced Development Group or visit the company’s website listed below. WCTI www.te.com

Electrical Conductivity of Metals”, Science Reports, 1, 83 (2011).

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Suppliers have responded to our call for the state-of-the-art in drawing machines and die equipment and technology

Wire Drawing Line Tony DeRosa, President of Cortinovis Machinery America, Inc., Bloomsbury, NJ, USA, a Eurolls Group Company, says, “With the increasing requirement for high-speed railways, the demands being placed on the technical features of the shaped trolley wire are also becoming stringent. An example of this is the high-tensile copper alloys such as copper silver and copper magnesium that are used to extend the life of the line and to withstand the higher friction due to the increased trains’ speed. “Sictra, a division of Cortinovis Machinery specializing in drawing lines for nonferrous wire for many years, manufactures a dedicated drawing line to draw shaped wire required for trolley lines. This proven Sictra technology continuously evolves to match the increased cross sections of the inlet rod as well as the

150 mm2 trolley wire consists of the following: to 6 metric ton coils.

1200 mm capstan diameter. with further spray emulsion outer cooling.

Sictra drawing lines for making trolley wire.

and separate drawing oil cooling system. traversing movement. synchronization of the four capstans via encoders controlling the amount of slip. All the motors are AC utilizing the most modern Siemens Sinamics parameterization. “Copper magnesium is the preferred alloyed-copper for high speed rail applications in many countries, as it provides good electrical conductivity and high tensile strength and good creep resistance. Additionally, copper magnesium is also an environmentally benign material with no toxicity hazard. ce in the drawing process, but the magnesium alloy i of the rod for the following reasons: 128

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composition in the wire rod. “Copper-magnesium trolley wire is now widely used in western Europe including on the high-speed many and Spain. “Continuous innovation of customer needs, combined experience, enables Sictra

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consistent with the high quality standards in the nonferrous wire industry. “To learn more, visit the website below.” www.cortinovisamerica.com


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Drawing Machines & Dies and stranding machinery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the design of the horizontal-axis drawing machine called Megalogos, available in capstan sizes up to 1270 mm (50'), and inventing a new wire tension electrical control system for the Skip Stranding Line for PC strand, Continuus-Properzi has designed the latest state-of-the-art vertical-axis high-carbon wire drawing machine. The LOGOS II Evolution drawing machine, with available capstan diameters of 1200, 900, 760, 670 and 500 mm, is the evolution of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most well-known drawing machine, the Logos. For decades, hundreds of Logos machines have been sold all over

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ducts allow lower pressure losses, which result in higher machine performance and improved wire quality. Transmission System: the combiresults in very low energy losses and minimum required maintenance.

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Hefei Smarter Technology Group Corp.

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Metallurgical Powders for Wire Dies Requiring High Wear-Resistance David S. Evans Allomet Corporation 速

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Rod Breakdown Machine With Individual Motors Hefei Smarter Technology Group Corp.

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Zinc Oxide & Dispersions HB Chemical provides a full range of zinc oxides and zinc oxide dispersions. High inventory levels gives us the ability to react quickly.

EternAloy® ToughCoated Hard Powders from Allomet.

decrease in wire breakages during stranding and cabling operations. “EternAloy TCHP wire die blanks are available in ADDMA disk sizes ranging from D-6 through D-24, and will soon be available in R-sized nibs. TCHP ished TCHP dies can also be procured from selected

Wire dies made from EternAloy®.

“TCHP grades commercially available now include alumina (Al2O3) core, Ti(C,N) core and silicon carbide (SiC). Diamond and CBN core-based TCHP grades will be released in mid 2013.” www.allomet.com

Wire Drawing Lubricants & Coatings Information from Pan Chemicals SpA, Rogno (BG) Italy, says, “Over the last 25 years, Pan Chemicals has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech drawing lubricants and coating to the wire industry. The production program includes: g Lubricants (PANLUBE S series)

Polymers: Natural Rubber, Polyisoprene, Chloroprene Rubber, full line of specialty synthetic polymers

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Advantages of an Internal Die Job Tom Maxwell of Die Quip, Bethel Park, PA, USA, says, “How much are your dies costing you? Chances are much more than you realize. Many factories take a disposable approach to their dies looking for a way to reduce cost. This low purchase cost model has

“High over-night freight and two-way freight fees are regularly absorbed from rush orders when dies are needed quickly or customer requests demand changes to stock. Large inventories, hidden labor and disposal of good dies from short runs are common areas where production costs are increased but not controlled. “An internal die shop can easily eliminate these expensive problems. With the right training and machinery, each die is quickly sized for production and can be adjusted immediately to accommodate production runs. Correct die geometry solves many production problems and good dies pull more wire.

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die shop, and we have the expertise, training, support and machinery to get you there. Our extensive training products include on-site machine training, die making instruction and die design programs for operators and plant management. Each machine comes with our exclusive Die Making Handbook that has reference charts, procedures, formulas and die production instructions. “With Die Quip, you get more than just a machine.

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Manufacturer Presses Its Own PCD Inserts Todd Mick Wire Die

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simple and takes wire drawing to a comprehensive

Straight-Line Drawing Machine Ernst Koch GmbH

drawing machine. The Koch OTA technology draws

Series of fast and slow Rotating Die Holders on steel wire drawing mahcine.

OTA straight-line drawing machine.

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Drawing Machines & Dies Roundup Latest Edition of Wire Drawing Handbook Enrique Augusto of Esteves Group, Brazil, says, “Esteves Group will be releasing a new edition of its popular eWizard handbook. This will be the third edition, featuring improved product descriptions, updated graphics, new tables, more details about die reconditioning tooling and an entire new chapter covering wire drawing dies. “With over 100 pages of valuable information, Esteves Group’s eWizard handbook is a comprehensive guide information about tooling for the wire and cable industry. Copies will be available at the Esteves Group’s booth during the Interwire 2013 in Atlanta, GA, USA.” www.estevesgroup.com

Multiwire Drawing Machines—Design Harish Panchel of the Lesmo Machinery America Inc., Concord, Ontario, Canada, says, “Over the years, multiwire drawing machines have become a very critical part of bare conductor manufacturing. They are fast, they produce large quantities of wire and many subsequent processes depend upon their smooth and continuous performance. Among various tion, one of the most important aspects is its design. the operational cost of these machines at Group. Some of the costs to be considered are parts replacement, die wear, annealer contact drum wear, emulsion life, ease of maintenance, to name a few. Proper design of various components of a multiwire drawing machine will determine the cost of ownership over its life. This could add up to a very large amount if overlooked at the time of procuring the machine.Important design factors or multiwire ma-

chine by OM Lesmo/Eurodraw Energy: gears, which does not require thrust bearings at the end of each shaft. contactless labyrinth seals fed by electric overpressure generator and controlled by PLC. This is a maintenance-free solution. shaft is enclosed along with all components and capstan in a cast iron cartridge allowing easy maintenance from the front of the machine. tem that does not require shifting entire string from front to back. This is simply done by PLC instructions and validation. perfect alignment with the capstans. dedicated cooling unit. This extends the life of contact drums, carbon brushes and bearings. A wire traversing and cleaning brush assembly keeps the drums.

Fig. 1 illustrates perfect alignment of dies; Fig. 2 illustrates conventional design causing die to misalign with capstan.

“For more information, visit the website below. See us at Interwire 2013 in booths 424 and 412.” www.omlesmo.com / www.lesmoamerica.com

Full Range of Drawing Dies Available on a Global Basis Information from of France, says, “BALLOFFET is a French worldwide manufacturer since 1870 with several subsidiaries including BALLin the USA, B.D.W.D. in the UK, in Germany and a global agent network.

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“The BALLOFFET product range includes natural diamond dies from 6 µ to 3 mm; synthetic monocrystalline dies from 6 µ to 1 mm; polycrystalline


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“We develop the productivity. We reduce your maintenance cost. BALLOFFET is a quality partner giving you the surface conditions, accuracy of the diameters and the technical characteristics of your wires and cables. Forerunner in manufacturing innovation (drilling, forming, sizing, polishing), tight controls of the products, BALLOFFET gives you a constant manufacturing process, which is a guarantee of reliability of its production.” om

Multi-Motor Rod Breakdown Machines Harish Panchel of the Lesmo Machinery America Inc., Concord, Ontario, Canada, says, “The Eurodraw Energy division of OM Lesmo Group has been designing and manufacturing rod breakdown, intermediate and multi-wire drawing machines for copper, aluminum and aluminum alloys for several years. duce the multi-motor technology for rod breakdown machines. These machines are equipped with ‘Wire Slip Control’ technology, which is based on a oneto-one formula. Each drawing capstan is driven by an individual motor. Slip is designed to be as low as approximately 1.5%. This technology does not rely on buildup elongation from wire entry to exit such as constant elongation draft between capstans found in traditional machines. Continued ... March 2013/Wire & Cable Technology International

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Cold Drawing Line for Steel & Micro-Alloy Wires Eurolls Machinery of the Eurolls Group latest generation of wire production lines developed

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Drawing Machines & Dies exceptionally robust and reliable, but are also totally standard and present in the catalogs of all major motor manufacturers. The major advantage of this transmission system from motor to capstan thereby eliminating all maintenance interventions (belts, bearings, oil, etc.). “Furthermore, the elimination of these components, which normally consume nonnegligible amounts of energy, permits an energy savings estimated to be greater than 5%. By completely changing the geometry of the bull block mechanical parts, it has also been possible to redesign the water cooling circuit of the wire in such a manner as to tangibly while maintaining the same water volumes. The motors are cooled through a closed circuit system, utilizing a mixture of water and glycol, which is cooled by a heat exchanger. This motor cooling system eliminates the need for centrifugal fans, which were one of the principal sources of noise in normal wire production lines thereby making the DSD wire production line capable of working with noise levels below 78 dBA. “The space optimization has also permitted the positioning of the main electrical panel, in a dust proof and air conditioned cubicle, directly on the wire production line. This means not only that the line is completely pre-cabled and tested in the factory

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Die Grinding & Polishing Equipment Information from Agir Technologies of France, says, “Between 1865 and 1870, Pierre Ferret polished the

the world’s most complete range of tools for cold metal forming and the longest experience (over 150 years) in the manufacture of dies for the wire and cable industry. dies (the Rivabrasive) was produced. Today the range of machines including internal horizontal die grinding machines; vertical machines with grinding and polishing process (for 0.6 to 6 mm diameters), automatic feeding, management per computer; manual or automatic external grinding machine for steel pins; wire shaving machines; polishing lathes; and machines to clean carbide and diamond draw-

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M+E Macchine + M+E high-quality, high-speed wet wire drawing machines.

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Two-Stage Rotating Die Box for Bright Wire

“Also, wire surfaces are prone to various degrees of oxidation depending on their surroundings and storage methodology. OM Frigerio, represented in North America by Howar Equipment, supplies a range of mechanical wire descalers and brushing equipment. “A special project was run successfully with a bearing manufacturer who needed to descale his rod prior to rod 6.5 mm (1/4"), material of 100 Cr6 (as seen in the

Chris Hauer of Howar Equipment Inc., Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada, says, “Bright surface steel wire can two-stage lubrication box, which houses a static die holder with additional subsequent rotating die holder. The lubrication box is set up for liquid lubricant, by having ports for a recirculation system. Drawing of is immersed in the liquid lubricant. The die holder is mounted in the lubrication box, and provides for quick and easy replacement of dies.

FASO 1T SCL machine made by OM Frigerio and available from Howar Equipment.

“The use of a FASO 1T SCL machine, which featured seven reverse bending rollers with fused tungstencarbide rollers, with a subsequent wire brushing unit,

dry soap lubricant designed for mechanically descaled wire. Final descaled and brushed material at a line speed of 2 mps on a single brushing head has a bright FA10M2F two-stage rotating die box for bright wire from Howar.

reduction is divided into 60% of the total reduction at the static die location and the remaining 40% at the rotating die location as the wire exits the unit. The lubricants or solutions to also clean the wire at this pass, in order to remove previously applied soaps in tion cooling chamber located around the die seating, and can be set up as direct or indirect cooling. “The FA10M2F is suitable for wires up to 8 mm (0.315") 146

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The temperature of a conductor carrying high-voltage electric current depends on the thermal energy balance—incoming from resistive losses and solar radiation and outgoing by convection and radiation. Unfortunately, bare aluminum conductors have a poor

Fig. 1 — Profelis in-line “wet blast” wire cleaner system.

energy dissipation by radiation and thus increases the conductor temperature and consequently, its resistivity. Vapormatt

A) Overhead Aluminium High Voltage Power Conductors Surface Emissivity Treatments

(Figure 1), has developed a surface treatment that increases the emissivity

From the energy balance in a conductor carrying electric current, its temperature thermal energy balance incoming from resistive losses and solar radiation and convection and radiation. Unfortunately bare aluminium conductors have a poor coefficient, which limits the energy dissipation by radiation and thus increases temperature and consequently its resistivity.

be realized as either: capacity for a given voltage. the conductor at a given ampacity, thermal limit conductors. Figure 2 conductor cleaned using the Vapormatt Profelis process.

shiny conductors, to approximately 0.42 because of the darker matte gray surface. in the range of 5% can be achieved, for the same temperature rise, due to this

Treatment for Rotary Extruded Fig. 4 — Vapormatt Profelis concept. Aluminum & Copper Wire Vapormatt with its Profelis in line ‘wet blast’ wire cleaner – has developed a surfa The feedstock for aluminum and increases the emissivity of the power conductor. This increase in emissivity copper extrusionswhich using the rotary benefits can be realised as either: (Conform) process must be that clean upon

Fig. 2 — High-voltage power conductor cleaned with the Vapormatt Profelis.

Southwire Company, Carrollton, and transmission of electricity, calls its to those treated in the Profelis – as ‘non “The abrasive action of the blast affects the mechanical characteristics of the conductor. The ampacity of currentcarrying capability of non-specular conductors is slightly increased because the emissivity of the conductor is increased from approximately 0.23, for bright

1) An increase in current carrying capacity for a given voltage. 2) A decrease in the temperature of the conductor at a given ampacity, espe with high thermal limit conductors. oxides of copper/aluminum adhering Fig. 5 — Multi-void aluminum air Southwire Company North America’s leading manufacturer of wire and cable conditioner component. distribution transmission of electricity call their power cables treated in this way very successful in cleaning this feeder Applications conductors”. The following statement can be read on their website:

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The abrasive action Fig-of the blast media is extremely mild and in no way affects the ure 4. Figure 5 characteristics of the conductor. The ampacity of current carrying capability of conductors is slightly increased because the emissivity of the conductor is increase from this same aluminum feedstock. approximately 0.23, for bright shiny conductors, to approximately 0.42 because Representation Wanted gray surface. An increaseUSA in current carrying capacity in the range of 5% can be Vapormatt is currently seeking same temperature rise, due to this increase in surface emissivity.

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B) Aluminium and Copper Extrusion by Rotary (Conform) wire extrusion.

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Tips From WireDrawing 101® by: Dr. Roger N. Wright Roger N. Wright, Inc. 600 State Street Lawrenceville, IL 62439 USA E-mail: wrighr@rpi.edu www.rnwinc.com In the last column, we discussed torsional strain and springback, after having discussed the analogous subject of bending strain and springback. At that point it occurred to me to discuss the complications in these analyses that are presented by irregularities in the wire. Moreover, I warned you that it shape. I have good news. I have reminded myself that this series of columns is titled, Data Basics, and have decided to defer that messy subject of wire irregularities, in favor of moving on to such fundamental items as work, energy and power. Enough said. when a force is exerted through a distance. The SI unit for work and energy commonly used in drawing is the joule (J), which is equivalent to a force of one newton (N) being exerted through a distance of one meter (m). Work in the UK/USA system is often expressed as foot pounds (ft lb), with one foot pound being equal to 1.3558 joules. Energy in the UK/USA system is often expressed as British thermal units (Btu), with one Btu being equal to 1.0543 x 103 joules. Power is the rate of work done, or energy expended, per unit time. The SI unit for power commonly used in drawing is the watt (W), and a watt is equivalent to a joule being expended in a second, or to a newton being exerted through a meter in a second. This means that power can be viewed as force times speed, or drawing force times drawing speed, for a given pass. Power in the UK/USA system is often measured in horsepower (hp), with one horsepower being equivalent to 550 foot pounds per second or about 746 watts. Power is often related to energy or work by multiplying the power, or average power, by the time the power is applied. Hence a watt-second would be a joule, and so on. Now let’s consider how this relates to the drawing force and drawing speed. We have said that work is simply the product of force times distance. So if a drawing force, F, is applied to pull a length of wire or rod, L, downstream from the die, the work done is simply: work = F x L Now, if L is shifted to the left side of this equation, and both sides are divided by A1, the cross sectional area of the wire downstream from the die, then: (work) / (L x A1) = F/A1 The term on the left is simply work divided by volume or work per unit volume, w, and the term on the right is simply the d. Thus we have the major conclusion that the drawing stress equals the work expended per unit volume, or

Data Basics: Work, Energy & Power d d can be in N/m2 and w can be in the equivalent Nm/m3. Now power, P, is work per unit time or:

d

d

x A1 x v, and

= P / (v x A1)

This analysis can be considered external, since the terms indeformation zone. The same work expended in drawing can be accounted for, however, by an internal analysis, which addresses uniform work, wu, nonuniform or redundant work, wr, and friction work, wf, all on a per-unit-volume basis. Each of these internal work-per-unit-volume terms contributes directly to the drawing stress, and a drawing stress drawing behavior. Thus, we can model the drawing stress on the basis of: d

= wu + wr + wf

Another major point is that this drawing stress and drawing work per unit volume becomes “in its next life” thermal energy or heat, which shows up as a temperature increase. If all of this heat stays in the wire, the average temperature increase, T, can be expressed as: d

/ (C )

is density (g/m3, or more commonly, g/cm3). Finally, power is generally provided electrically, with wattage being given by: W=VI where V is volts and I is amperes, with a watt still being a newfor a single die situation: d

= V I / (v x A1)

where chanical power. Therefore, in principle an ammeter can be used to estimate the draw stress! Of course, it is nice to have a load cell, but if you haven’t been paying attention to your amperage, maybe you are not ready for a load cell. More next time. Good luck!!!! WCTI

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Earth Sensing Its Better Future by: Hasan Cizmic (left) & Grant Fry (right) HCom Ltd +44(0) 1474 323 910 +44(0) 7899 913 364 hcomltd@msn.com

This article proposes construction of a Global Meridian & Equatorial Circumference System (GMECS), which would act as a giant Global Earth Sensor. A GMECS system would industry and much more.

The following proposes the construction of a Global Meridian and Equatorial Circumference System (GMECS). Technologically, we are already close to being able to run this system, which would act as a giant Global Earth Sensor. The GMECS system would:

checking of signals, and this would operate in a similar manner

(upgrades), would be eminent. tsunamis, earthquake precursors and seabed drift. als, water, oil and gas. by siting the SZ cable stranding equipment on board ship and laying the cable directly to water.

that the quantity to be measured modulates the intensity, phase, measuring principle is based not at point, but as a continuous of light are the simplest, since only a simple source and detector

Fiber Optic: Bring on the Next Big Thing the cable goes. With the help of those systems, being able to real time would be really something. Asia, America and the rest of the world to reduce the digital global population grows in millions and still billions of people economies leapfrog to the latest technologies and business

Construction of Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Intrinsic Distribution Sensor

The GMECS will consist of one Meridian and one Equato

four per ring (Figure 1). The proposed system will be based on the fully SZ cable factured and installed straight from shipboard to sea water. To

a similar transformation to bring us energy, food, water and minerals, and also more importantly, will show us which way to manage our ecological system to a healthy future.

a particular cable segment will be carefully prefabricated and The system would be connected seamlessly to backhauls in

the network equipment to rapidly communicate on a global ally be integrated with other communications local networks, greatest accuracy of, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say, earthquake detection will be life (and money). 150

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Monitoring and maintenance is important so strategic op


(NOCs) would enable around-the-clock wet and dry maintenance, network monitoring, operations and support to ensure high Trans-Meridian and Equatorial Capacity of STM (synchronous transfer mode) in STM-1, STM-4 and STM-16 increments, similar to standard telecom rings in 10,000 km length. Each landing point would be equipped with and power as well as a professional staff. Some economic advantage may come from the fact that for the Equatorial Ring, there already exist telecom operators, together with collocations in cable landing stations. However, the Meridian Ring would have to be built from scratch as generally there is a lack of Fig. 1 — GMECS will consist of one Meridian and one Equatorial Ring, north/south communication links, especially in the 2 x 40,000 km (in total around 80,000 km) of subsea cable, subdivided southern hemisphere. in eight manageable 10,000 km link sections, four per ring. The completed GMECS would be the only system able to send transmit/receive signal around the globe several times within one second, depending on latency of the ter pressure and tensile forces, but once installed on the seabed, their lifetime (30 years) will have relatively quiet conditions with constant temperature and low water currents. The quesFigure 3 and Figure 8).

Wiring Pole-to-Pole: Cable’s Ultimate Endurance Test

New techniques such as remote sensing, wavelength moduFig. 2 — Svaltbard Polar Station7.

direct insight into some of the most important secrets of the oceans including Great Oceans water conveyer belt and how the ice sheet is constantly gaining ice from snowfall and losFigure 4 oceans are similar. Some companies were established in 2009 to review the physical, technical and economic obstacles to the

permit the installation of over 15,000 km of network between, North West Passage and that ice scour issues were manageable for at least three months. We have gained superb experience through the installation gian mainland and Svalbard, which now replaces the Intelsat connection. It was deployed in 2003, and put into operation in January 2004. Svaltbard, seen in Figure 2, has now grown to be

sea level, temperature decreases with elevation and a long period of darkness or constant sunlight create unfamiliar climate

Fig. 3 — Fiber optic cable subsea installation.

world via satellite, which is quite unreliable. Research bases on the continent itself are able to communicate with one another withstand temperatures of -80°C as well as massive strain from

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Earth Sensing Its Better Future ...continued arctica’s interior there is only a sporadic link to the outside world through what is in effect a living museum of 25 year old, obsolete and abandoned satellites. Since geostationary satellites have an orbital altitude of 36,000 km and a very sharp angle above the Antarctica, only Polar satellites are an option. Through its contractors, the science foundation is looking

Mighty Oceans

continent between Ross and Weddell Sea that is marked by glaciers, deep crevasses and towering mountains and is notorious for having some of the world’s most extreme cold and winds. However, the prime contender for achieving a reliable network

Water dominates the surface of our planet; more than twothirds of the Earth is covered by oceans. Even with the most sophisticated technologies, we may never be able to explore some areas. Very deep in the darkness of the oceans there are

Analog & Digital

cause bit errors. So this is the mechanism from where remote ments would be useful as reference data for future operations, maintenance and repair on the GMECS system.

surface, disintegrate. The only way to explore their natural

In subsea telecom systems, optical signals are digital, being the primary way suitable for transmission and computer processing. The digitalization gives speed, the ability to multiplex, advanced quality checking, etc. In the meantime, seismic data and most of the other important variants that we wish to detect in subsea environments are very much of an analog nature and therefore must be analog/digital converted. The sampling rate and number of bits used to represent the analog signal is important because in such an approximation when an analog signal is converted to digital, the analog signal is lost forever.

habitat on our planet. The GMECS cable system has to cover major Earth tectonic plates and cross the boundaries of the plates marked by features such as mountains, ocean ridges, faults and deep sea trenches. This would allow many seismic testing advantages. As we know, the very high mountains such as the Himalayas, Alps, Andes or Rockies are not in the center of land masses. In fact they are near tectonic plate margins. Similarly, ocean beds, geologically much younger, have trenches (like the Mariana trench with the depth of over 11 km) where laying submarine

glass is a form of silicon dioxide (SiO2) with an amorphous solid structure. Thermal effects induce lattice oscillations within the solid. When light falls onto these thermally excited molecular oscillations, an interaction occurs between the light particles (photons) and the electrons of the molecule. Light scattering,

extremely little about this habitat and what lives there.

Unlike incident light, this scattered light undergoes a spectral shift by an amount equivalent to the resonance frequency of

Earthquakes & Tsunamis: Major Population Hazards been known for some time that there is no clear-cut relation between earth-current anomalies and earthquake occurrence monitored on sea-bed distances of 100 to 1000 m. These distances have to be on a much bigger scale—at least on the scale of one tectonic plate. It is certain that this task can be completed combination with the sea bed microscopic precursors of any form, underwater anomalies, geo-electricity, geomagnetism and electromagnetic emission changes in the ground, ground resistivity, etc., would make the GMECS a powerful tool for earthquake prediction. In conclusion, we are currently unable to predict earthquakes, but given the potential of the GMECS, we would be closer to the task. The complex geophysical activities and earthquakes are happening many times every day, whether

Fig. 4 — Thermohaline circulation.

the lattice oscillation. transmission quality, this is nothing but a measurement of light (in this case signal) Raman scattering that in principle is SiO2 the SNR and therefore the lower the probability of bit errors. signal in terms of its SNR (signal-to-noise ratio) although it is not compulsory by the ITU standard any more. When used, it takes into account physical impairments to the signal—for example noise, chromatic dispersion and any polarization or nonlinear effects—that can degrade the signal and ultimately 152

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on the “big polygon” would improve our knowledge, would help to elucidate the mechanisms of such forces of nature and would enable their computer simulation. The charged particles in the ocean water interact with Earth’s cable links. With some relatively simple technology, those voltage spikes could be measured and serve as additional warning indicators. Figure 5 shows the formation of a Tsunami. The salt in ocean water makes it a good electrical conductor. Positively charged sodium and negatively charged chlorine ions in the solution are free to move. In a large movement of ocean Bell Labs researchers revealed that the movement of ocean water after the 1992


optic cable (over 30 km in length) passive in nature and with no individual sensing points can be manufactured based on greatly reduced from that of traditional sensors. Additionally, because the sensing cable can stand high pressure, it has no moving parts and with a design life time of more than 30 years, the maintenance and operation costs are also considerably less tic sensing technology are that it is immune to electromagnetic interference and vibration, and is safe for use in hazardous hot zones (ocean ridges, thermal pools), thus making these sensors ideal for use for subsea sensing applications. ible architectures and are relatively simple to integrate into industrial control systems such as SCADA, commonly used in the oil and gas industry. Fig. 5 — Cable can be uninterrupted over the long distance even in case of major geothermal activity.

but all its segments would connect the local ocean-bottom observation systems. The observation stations would use GMECS to quickly transfer data, but themselves would use

Cape Mendocino (located at the triple tectonic plate junction) was detectable by an underwater cable. The voltages induced in the submarine cables would be large enough to measure now with today’s advanced technology.11 All above effects from individual rings would allow the GMECS system to create an overall jig-saw puzzle picture. The copper lines, power subsea cables and cable structures from the wind farms could contribute to the spatial accuracy if the GMECS will be able to pick up data from them. The copper, present in cable for feeding line repeaters, is much less sensitive to vibration and has higher latency. The signal pattern through copper would propagate less rapidly. The PFE (Power Feed Equipment) is located at both ends of the subsea cable and very precisely monitor any variation of the voltage and the current that is needed to drive the link and make it ‘live’. Any sudden drop of voltage or current surge would indicate either a ground fault (short circuit to the ocean water) or some sort of cable damage. Because the PFE very closely monitors the voltage and current, it is possible to interpret some variation as induced current from an outside source. Currents are in the range of 500 mA and voltage 10 kV, DC for typical submarine cables links 5000 to 10,000 km long. Figure 6 shows the GMECS in function of satellite data adjustments.

commonly used in telecom links for the connection between a source laser and a modulator, since the modulator requires polarized light as input. Figure 8 (on next page) shows a sion, because it is expensive and has higher attenuation than the existing polarization of linearly polarized light that is polarization of the input light is not aligned with the stress and circular polarization (and generally will be elliptically polarized). The exact polarization will then be sensitive to 7

Continued...

interrogation techniques, distributed sensing in channel and distributed transducer is today’s realderwater faults op will have a large role to play in the monitoring and diagnostics of what can be called “smart subsea The temperature measuring system consists of a controller (laser source, optical module, HF mixer, Fig. 6 — GMECS in function of satellite data adjustments. March 2013/Wire & Cable Technology International

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on the sea bed. water conveyance belt (Figure 4). of the oceans. of data received from satellites. Fig. 7 — Heavy

oceans, which are after all the lifeblood of our planet, vital for future life. John Delany was only paraphrasing Basho’s haiku from nearly 300 years energy, solar and geothermal. We urgently need to study this system. We need to understand the oceans.” hcomltd@msn.com

WCTI

References: 1

H. Cizmic, SZ Stranding in Wire Armour Protection, - W&C Technology International, Sept 2007.

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optic cable, 14 Jan 2010. ITU-T G.976 (10/2000) Series G Transmission Systems and Media, Digital Systems and Networks Test methods applicable to

H Cizmic, G Fry, Under the sea, under the sea, little signals are coming to me… Wire & Cable Technology International, May 2011. 5 Ref. NASA Earth Observatory, Sample of Global RTOFS 4

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tele/o_device/data/16pnb04.pdf. Eirik Gjesteland: Technical solution and implementation of

National Centers for Environmental Prediction, 5830 University Research Court College Park, MD 20740, http://www.ncep.noaa. gov/, Real-Time Ocean Forecast System (RTOFS) implementation, Jan 2012. 9 NASA, Earth Observatory: Archive for ‘Salinity Processes in the Upper Ocean Regional Study, September 27th, 2012 by Maria-Jose Viñas, Eric Lindstrom. 10 John Delaney, Galapagose, Ecuador Presentation, TED Idea worh spreading, April 2010. 11 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin, 21.Jan 2010. Manoj Nadir www.ptc.org/uploads/deployed/commsday/pdf/cdi100121. pdf. 8

Conclusions

Digital transmission technology adopted in submarine cable communication systems has useful “spin-offs” as the long haul sor”. Fiber optics is the only solution to help us to understand the issues involved in climate change including carbon cycle, subduction zones, seismic activities, dissolved oxygen, ocean will be able to have daily, weekly or monthly seismic patterns from around the Globe. Ship-borne SZ cable stranding and installation is also very economical (Figure 9). The GMECS would provide:

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Spotlight On Heat & Surface Treatment by Michael McNulty, Editor Wire & Cable Technology International

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Heat and surface treatments are both important processes that touch many aspects of wire and cable manufacturing. Not single wires, but stranded wires and conductors, cables and rods are often heated, cleaned and/or treated to achieve some characteristic to aid in downstream processing or end-use performance. The exterior surface of a rod, wire, conductor or cable is extremely important as its condition has a direct impact on many factors including performance, processing capability and appearance. In this article, we will look at both

Heat Treatments The majority of heat treatment technology is very mature, and advancements are related to things like improved production, energy conservation and controls as Additional heat treatment developments that we have seen in the last few years include the following:

annealing. Niehoff Gruppe

treatment line design. Niehoff Endex North America Inc.

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Whenever I think about heat treatment in the wire and cable industry, several things come to mind: large furnaces, atmosphere generators, annealing curves, phase diagrams and being in the warmest part of the factory. My copy of the Machinery’s Handbook heat treatment as a combination of heating and cooling operations applied to a metal or alloy in a solid-state condition to obtain desired conditions or properties. For wire, this means that heat treating is done to achieve things like stress-relief, changes in softness or hardness or elongation, ductility, strength, spring-back, increased conductivity, downstream workability and more. There is a great deal of fundamental educational data on heat treatment, and because of the high volume of ferrous and nonferrous metals used in the world—in most industries—a good amount of research and development resources is devoted to improving heat treatment processes and equipment. terms and graphs. For steel wire heat treatment, the classic carbon steel phase diagram is a key resource, and there are many publications and courses available to explain of steel at corresponding temperatures and levels of carbon content. For nonferrous wire annealing, annealing curves and time-temperature diagrams are useful tools. For the wire industry, here is a sampling from the wide array of heat treating terminology:

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perature range within which austenite disappears when cooling. Hardening: Any process of increasing wire hardness by a suitable treatment which usually involves heating and cooling. Normalizing: A process where wire is heated to a temperature above the transformation range and allowed to cool in still air at room temperature. Quenching: Rapid cooling from contact with liquids, gases or solids; many variations exist. Tempering: Heating a quench-hardened or normalized steel wire to a temperature below the transformation range and then cooling it at a desired rate; done to

WAI Nonferrous Wire Handbook.

Patenting: A process applied to medium and highcarbon steel wire prior to drawing or in between drawing stages. It consists of heating to a temperature above the transformation range followed by cooling to a controlled temperature below that range in air or in a molten bath (lead or salt). Austenizing: Forming austenite by heating wire into the transformation range (partial austenizing) or above it (full austenizing). Spheroidizing: Heating and cooling in a cycle designed to produce a spheroidal or a globular form of carbide.

Heat Treating Equipment Annealing: A wide-encompassing term used to describe a treatment consisting of heating wire to and holding it at a suitable temperature followed by cooling at an appropriate rate. Annealing is done primarily to soften, but also to achieve desired changes in other wire properties or microstructure. Time-temperature cycles (usually shown in graphs) be annealed as well as according to the desired result. There are many types of annealing including “bright annealing,” which is conducted in a protective atmosphere to prevent discoloration of the bright surface of the wire (copper wire annealing, for example). Additionally, there are many machines suitable for annealing wire—bell furnaces for batch processing, continuous and multi-wire operation furnaces, in-line resistance annealers, induction annealers, etc.—and the choice depends on many factors including material, volume, properties desired, your budget and your skill levels. Stress Relieving: Annealing to reduce internal residual stresses in wires: heating to a desired temperature and then cooling slowly to minimize development of new stresses. Transformation Temperature: The temperature at which changes in phase occur. Transformation Range: In steel wire, the temperature range within which austenite (face-centered cubic iron structure) forms when heating and the tem-

There are many types and models of heat treating machines and systems—from individual components to complete turnkey lines—that are available from a wide array of excellent suppliers. Complete new plant of the heat treating equipment expert is highly advisprocess and to improve the quality of the treated wire. Because of rises in the costs of energy resources—natural gas and electricity, for example—and the high levels of heat required in heat treating, many eyes are focussed on lowering utility costs in the way of new designs as well as upgrades or enhancements. Other heat treating developatmosphere controls, powerful PLC control programs, the use of wider varieties of fuels and higher production levels. Heat treating equipment suppliers can help you improve your knowledge of the various processes for wire, and they can get you up-to-date on the latest developments that can help you lower your utility bill and impress your QC department.

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or any undesirable surface materials such as drawing Fastener Technology International, by Michael McNulty, Editor, Pat Shanahan was quoted www.fastenertech.com lubricant, oxides or scale, and performance would Fastener Technology International, include treatments for increasing corrosion resistance but itwww.fastenertech.com is not suitable for very dirty or rusty Thanks to the ongoing saga of multiple delays in the or lubricity as well as changing physical properties or wires. A typical line can work in-line with other wire testing and production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner airappearance. Another way to look at these groups would processing operations. Depending on the application, threaded fasteners in asthat we underestisemblies and bolted jointsthe are one subjected to many types Wiping: this process is simply in which the surhow long it surface, and performance treatments add something face ofmated ofastresses including those resultingor from temperature product—rod, wire, conductor cable—is mewould take to comto the surface. It is true that many cleaning treatments variations, vibration, exposure to chemicals, shock and plete someone else’s The Bradley Companies will improve performance, but Group forJim theof purposes of this general movement. Any of these actions cause a remove anything that is not desired to be on thecan surface. McNerney said that the 410 South 38th Avenue discussion, we will separate the two. fastener to loosen eventually come unthreaded Examples include fabric,and braided pads, compounds, air, St. Charles, IL 60174 USA in failure of the assembly or joint. Because of Contact: Steve VP of Marketing waterresulting and chemicals. JohnSmith, Byrne Toll-Free: +1 800 201 7381

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Web Site: www.bradleygroupcoatings.com modify that proWhen rods and wires are manufactured or left alone many fastener adhesives are sealing and engineering and technology that goes into this partPerformance of functions ofTreatments E-Mail: coatingpros@bradleygroupcoatings.com duction system and without protective coatings, they can get covered with The surface thread of surface for example). manyprotection wires and (corrosion, rods is treated to achieveIn the undesirable materials such as dirt, impurities, lubricants, someaccommodate type of performance level that is not inherent in the oxides or scale. This is especially the case with steel base material. between the threads and creates a include leak-proof joint. Performance examples corrosion fasteners needs annealing and failed and to plan accordproducts.aerospace Casting, hot processing, other resistance, conductivity, insulation and lubrication as heating and cooling processes usually leave the wire or well as the need to improve the appearance or brightness rod surface in some state of oxidation as does unprotected of the wire surface. Common processes for performance ment of plastics and elastomers has quickly advanced had exposure to moisture. This is especially the case in steel treatments Airbus are as follows: the development of adhesives, and the result is that products. With plain carbon steel, iron oxides, Fe2O3, products nowgeneral delivername improvements performance Plating: this is the of variousinsurface covFe3O4 and FeO, may form in layers. This surface oxide or ering techniques in which a material, usually a metal, scale must be removed before use of further processing. time, temperature and chemical resistance. is deposited on the surface of the wire or rod. Typical Common methods of removal are detailed as follows: methods include electroplating, electro-less chemical Chemical Descaling: also called Acid Pickling, is a process in plating and hot-dip plating. Common metals used for which wire or rod is immersed in an acid, typically hydro- plating include tin, zinc, copper, chrome, silver, gold fastener industry. Common fastener adhesives include Henkel Corporation chloric or sulphuric, to remove scale and other John Hassall, Inc undesirable and various alloys. In dip plating, wiping of the wire 32100 Stephenson Highway the following: materials. Batch and in-line systems are used, and 609-1 Cantiague Road Madison Heights, MIRock 48071 USAthe acid surface before and after coating application is important, Thread lockers are anaerobic adhesives that are applied Westbury, NY 11590 USA to protecimmersion is followed by rinsing and exposure Contact: Renato Foti, and this can be accomplished with various mechanical Phone: +1 516 334 6200 in liquid, gel or semi-solid stick forms, and they are Pre Applied Account Manager, North America tive materials such as lime, borax, copper or phosphate. systems such as pad wipes. Fax:+1 +1248 516 583 222 9300 1911 Tel: E-mail: Fax: cdinkel@hassall.com +1 248 583 2976 requires special handling andwww.automotive.henkel.com disposal measures. Web site: www.hassall.com Web Sites: www.loctite.com Mechanical Descaling: variouswww.henkel.us methods such as reverse

bending, wire brushing, belt polishing/sanding, shaving, shot blasting and others are used to mechanically remove scale and other unwanted materials from the wire or rod surface. Many of these systems can be setup to work in-line with wire drawing or other wire processing equipment, or they can operate in a stand-alone, operations function well as a direct replacement for chemical descaling systems. They are economical and do not have the same environmental issues that are present with chemical lines, butINNY dust, scale or How much time pickling and/or money can Nylok shaving handling must be addressed. There are cases Nylok Corporation where the rough surface produced by some 15260 Hallmark Court mechanical descaling methods actually aids in drawing lubricant Macomb, MI 48042-4007 USA Tel:not +1 586 786 0100 lubrication pick-up, but if all oxides are removed, Fax: +1 586 786 0598 Web Site: www.nylok.com precoating stations, and inE-Mail: somesales@nylok.com instances, chemical and E-Mail: sales@nylok.com

mechanical descaling technologies are used in tandem. Plasma Treatment: this process is described as the bombardment of ions on the wire surface to achieve the following: to heat the wire, to clean the wire surface of oxidesFebruary and residue lubrication and to polish the 2008 Focus 132 Fastener ish due to increased micro-roughness and decreased macro-roughness that results from the surface polish158

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manufactured in varying strengths and viscosities. As

Shot Peening: process used to modify the mechanical the termaanaerobic implies, the adhesive activity and Cherry Aerospace properties of the metal and/or to absence produceofa oxygen decorative eventual curing requires the for it sales at Precision Castparts Corp.

roundchemical shot at forces thatusing are high enough to create reaction certain ingredients in dimples a parts per and tomillion alter mechanical properties on thequarter surface. It is B/E the Aerospace reported recordof fourth operatbasis. A good description anaerobic adhesives not anis abrasive process like shot blasting, as it uses the at www.henkelca.com/student/history.asp. principle of metal plasticity to achieve the desired results. Microencapsulated adhesives are designed to be coated Each particle of shot works like a small ball-peen hammer. Powder Coating: is the technique of applying talc powder to cables. In powder coating, the talc is ap- in together when mixed. One of powdered the two is contained plied by electrostatic technique. With this technique, talc ers that do not compromise strength are in high demand inert dormant until the shearing action of engaging powder is or electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the fastener intoin a cable nut orprocessing threaded cavity breaks the the cable, which aids and handling. The choice of a system and the corresponding materivoids in the threads. als and accessories for wire and rod cleaning and performance treatments is based on bonded many factors Nylonsurface locking elements are permanently onto the there areofmany consensus industry threads a fastener various including the wire or rodthrough material to bemethods: treated, spray the standards the fastenor embedding, foraerospace example. When mating threads surface qualityfor needed, in-house expertise, budgetsare Industrial engaged, theofnylon element is compressed and anat opand the end use the wire orFasteners rod. Industry experts Institute (IFI)is ofa stronger metal-toposing force created to Glossary establish various suppliers can help guide selection. WCTI Terms to Aerospace metal Relating contact and positiveFasteners resistance to vibration and Visit www.indfast.org

References: websites in the Spotlight Ads FTIon these pages, WireDrawing 101® and ColdForming Workshop Materials, Wikipedia: www.wikipedia.org. Machinery’s FastenerHandbook, Focus 2007 99 October www.industrialpress.com; Nonferrous Wire Handbook, Volume 3, Wire Association International, www.wirenet.


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ShowcaSe machinery Tunnel Oven Systems

Infrared & infrared with air clamshell

Company has introduced its enhanced Multi-Zone Fast Response Electric Infrared and Infrared with Air Clamshell Tunnel Heating, Drying and Curing Systems. The Clamshell Tunnel Oven System design allows customers to preheat and postheat wire and cable products prior to and following silicone and rubber extrusion and coating application, and to dry and cure solvent and waterbased inks, liquid coatings and powder coatings on wire and cable products (including bare wire and wire/cable insulation jackets). The system features superior SRG relatively slow response or FRV fast response electric infrared heater elements with ceramic glass or quartz face covering on heater faces and that are built in a clamshell style for ease of threading new product. Systems can be built with multiple zones in series or in parallel for improved travel direction and side-to-side or

Tape Payoff

Two-position system

Company has developed a new nondriven two-position tape payoff that runs chine was designed to run with cablers, and achieves optimized in-line taping when used with the TRU3-X “Dial-InAngle” roller unit. This simple device redirects the tape coming from the payoff to the wire-line and delivers the tape to the twisting cable at the optimal angle. The angle can be pre-set correctly for each product without trial-and-error, and the setting can be easily repeated. Even though the primary purpose was for in-line taping with cablers, it has been used successfully on low-speed extrusion lines as well. The payoff is at full line speed, which makes it possible to run on extrusion lines without interruption due to running out of tape. This machine can be viewed at the Dynamex booth 2124 at Interwire 2013, with the Auto-Splicing TPX-30-3. Dynamex Corporation, Carson, CA, USA. www.dynamexcorp.com

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individual or tandem products where practical, and with or without an air plenum, which can be utilized to assist in drying, help cool product during line stoppages or both. System controls come standard with closed-loop feedback operating off of the heater coil or product surface temperature. The tunnels and controls are modular in design for easy addition of more heated length as required. The Clamshell Tunnel Oven Systems offered by the company provide orientation. The clamshell tunnels can be used as a stand-alone complete preheat, postheat, dry or cure oven or as a boost system in conjunction with an existing hot air/convection oven. To receive additional technical information and product specifications on infrared or infrared with air clamsheel tunnel oven systems, contact David Weisman, LLC, Stamford, CT, USA, or visit the company’s website listed below. www.daveweisman.com

Multi-Zone Fast Response Electric Infrared and Infrared with Air Clamshell Tunnel Heating, Drying and Curing Systems.

High-Performance Coilers With dual-spindle turret winder

Company offers Automatic Cut & Transfer (ACT) coilers, which incorporate a dual-spindle turret winder cable from 18 AWG to 4/0 on an extrusion process or coupled with other ancillary devices on a rewind application. The addition of a payoff, dancer/ accumulator, gauging, spark test, etc., allow for a complete rewind line. The fully automatic system offers a cut-and-transfer feature that upon the receipt of a signal from the length counter, quickly clamps, cuts and transfers the product from full to empty reel without process interruptions at speeds up to 1000 fpm. An ultrasonic dancer locates the position of the product and assures smooth tension controlled winding. This loop-control system offers the lowest tension possible for winding even the most sensitive products. Differentiating the ACT system from the competitors is the “near perfect military wind”. This is achieved through the tension control capability/repeatability

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ACT high-performance coiler.

and a feature which minimizes any angle in the relationship between the material guide arm and the bobbin surface. This is achieved either through the programmable indexing of the material guide arm or indexing of the turret so as to allow for material diameter build-up on each pass of the traverse. This innovative feature greatly improves the levelwind and minimizes deformation of sensitive products. Tulsa Power, Tulsa, OK, USA. www.tulsapower.com


ShowcaSe machinery Twin Screw Extruders & Systems New brochure released

Company has released a new Twin Screw Extruders and Systems bro-

chure, which outlines the ZSE-HP and MAXX model twin screw extruders for use in the pharmaceutical and plastics industries. An overview of the use of twin screw extruders for masterbatch, direct extrusion, foaming for lab scale and production usage is included along with information on control architectures and specialty auxiliary equipment.

website listed below. www.leistritz-extrusion.com

Surface Treatment Equipment Cleaning & plating plants

Company specializes in cleaning and plating plants for wire and is a supplier of chemicals for various applications. strand systems for ferrous and nonferrous materials, and all plants are tailor made after customer request.

Materials: PP, PVC, PVDF, PE-HD No metal parts in contact with the media to be pumped. Flow rates up to 150m3/h, Heads up to 60 m w.c.

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AS VERTICAL PUMPS Centrifugal pumps tailored to the tanks depth. Cantilever shafts without intermediate supports.

OMA HORIZONTAL PUMPS Close-coupled, end suction, single stage horizontal centrifugal pumps Internal balanced mechanical seal.

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FURTHER PRODUCTS Drum pumps Magnetic drive pumps Double diaphragm pumps Stirrers

Various services relating to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s process laboratory, engineering, technical library and training are also described. Leistritz, Somerville, NJ, USA. For additional information on the equipment offered by Leistritz or to receive a copy of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new brochure, visit the

CANDOJET steam/hot water cleaning unit.

Single-wire plating plant for copper alloy wire.

New is the high-speed hot water/ steam cleaning of wires with CANDOJET. The unit is very compact and an

drawing or rolling mill process. Another new development is the high-speed copper coating plant for welding wires with modular for custom deliveries according to user requests. Also new are single-wire plating plants for copper and copper alloy wires with enhanced agitation and Providing solutions through current distribution technologies. superior technology & service The ultrasonic and electrolytic cleaning plants for single and multi excellence, Breen is committed to wire applications are also new. being the leading color concentrate The units are to be placed in-line annealing furnace, hot dip supplier for the Wire & Cable industry. with galvanizing process or in line with other equipment such as dry drawTypical Applications Various Options Automotive Low smoke / Zero Halogen ing process for very clean surfaces, Building Flame Retardant for typical stainless steel welding Electronics Heavy Metal Free wires. Multi-wire nickel/copper Appliances RoHS coating plants for stainless steel Telecom REACH spring wires or CHQ wires are also www.breencolor.com new. CANDOR Sweden AB, Nor1.866.99.BREEN rkoping, Sweden. www.candorsweden.com March 2013/Wire & Cable Technology International

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ShowcaSe MaterialS Waxed Armoring Wire Used mainly for power cable

Company offers high-quality hot dipped galvanized steel wire, according to the standards of EN10257-1, EN10244-2 and BS443, etc. This galvanized steel wire is offered in diameters of 0.87, 0.90, 1.25, 1.60, 2.00, 2.50 and 3.15 mm, in tensile strengths of 320 to 480 MPA and with zinc coating of 150 to 240 g/m2. Elongation is 10%.

High-Power Optical Fibers New Universal Clad (UniClad) -

core and doped fused silica cladding with a polymer coating. and proportionately larger cladding for

OEM systems performing high-power transmission. ratio to reduce stress transfer to its core, maintaining laser beam quality and improving focal ratio degradation in lasers used for cutting, welding, drilling, soldering and marking.

alignment and splicing easier. Complete high-power laser assemblies are also available. To receive additional information and technical Fiberguide, Stirling, NJ, USA, or visit the company’s website listed below.

Waxed armoring wire.

The wire is mainly used for armoring wire for power cable, telephone cable, telecommunication cable, etc. Surface can be waxed for smoothness and lubricity. Anbao (Qinhuangdao) Wire & Mesh Co. Ltd., Qinhuangdao, China.

New UniClad highfrom Fiberguide.

www.anbao.com

Foam Core Structures

Using foam concentrate technology

Company has developed technology to manufacture Kynar® PVDF foam core structures that encapsulate a highly foamed center layer with solid interior and exterior layers. The technology is based on the patent-pending foam concentrate technology, known as Kynar Flex® 2620 FC masterbatch resin. Kynar PVDF resin systems have a long history in oil and gas, chemical and weatherability applications. The new technical development creates additional opportunities in aerospace, aircraft and automotive applications where weight reduction is paramount. In addition, the reduction in weight correlates to cost savings, which enables KynarPVDF pipe to compete against low-cost, lower chemical performance competitive materials such as various grades of metal, types of thermoplastics. Foam core products utilizing this

and a dramatic overall weight reduction while maintaining excellent physical, mechanical and chemical resistance. At 50% weight reduction, the pure Kynar PVDF structure can be made lighter than water. Kynar foam products can now be manufactured in mono-layer, multi-layer, and foam core structures, allowing for a broad range of applications in pipe and sheet. And each structure can be tailored to the desired reduction in density per application. The foaming technology and specialized masterbatch have been developed by the company’s research and development group laboratory. The foaming technology and masterbatch are the result of years of development. The masterbatch is sold in pellet form, which allows conventional extrusion process. For additional technical information on new Kynar PVDF foam core structures, contact Arkema Inc., King Of Prussia, PA, USA, or visit the company’s website listed below.

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Halogen-Free Grade New IROGRAN® A 95 P 5003 DP thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for the North American market consistently passes the VW-1 95 P 5003 DP, was developed in Europe These products were developed with to UL 94 V0 rating. Additionally, they feature a high LOI (limiting oxygen index) that is halogen-free to support customer requirements. By developing these grades, the manufacturer, Huntsman, was able to assist its customers in meeting the demand for durable cabling material, free from halogenic flame retardants. Highlights of IROGRAN A 95 P 5003 DP include consistent passing of VW-1 on various constructions, LOI ASTM D2863-91 equals 34%, Shore A Hardness equals 94 and halogen-free UL 94 V0. To learn more, contact T & T Marketing, Inc., Allamuchy, NJ, USA.


ShowcaSe MaterialS Resins

processes. These resins have suitable

For a wide range of applications

EFiRON速 PC-series products are UV radiation-curable acrylate resins useful refractive index, appropriate for many

process. These resins offer a rapid cure

Features of EFiRON UVF 3000Sseries color ink ribbon matrix resins include a rapid cure property (applied at 2100 mpm line speed). The resins EIA-359-A -

EFiRON速 PC-series acrylate resin applications.

Since the mechanical properties and refractive index of PC resins can be con-

transmittance. Also, ERiRON PC-series acrylate resins have passed USP Class-VI biocompatibility. EFiRON UVF 3000S-series are UV radiation-curable acrylate resins

moisture stability. EFiRON UVF R1000 UV radiationcurable acrylates are useful for ribbon resins can be easily removed from the

EFiRON速 LP and LS-series acrylate resin applications.

Features include no delamination -

Features include excellent strippability and breakout properties, ease of EFiRON LP and LS-series resins are UV radiation-curable acrylates

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line speed). For additional information, contact SSCP USA, Somerset, NJ, USA, www.sscpcorp.com

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ShowcaSe acceSSorieS Traverse Winding Drive

tor adjusts the pitch control.

With adjustable linear pitch

All Uhing Model RG traverse winding drives now feature a manual pitch control that permits a 10:1 adjustment of the linear pitch of the traverse unit. Each of 17 Model RG units has a spelinear distance the traverse will move on the shaft per one revolution of the

be driven by the take up spool shaft between the traverse shaft pulley and the spool shaft pulley establishes the of about 0.5". If the operator is wind-

Uhing Model RG traverse winding drive.

turn the pitch down in 0.01" increments across one hundred discrete settings.

traverse shaft must turn faster than the spool shaft because the traverse must

control changes the angle which in turn changes the drive’s pitch causing the unit to move faster or slower per

assembly to handle wires or other mate-

pulley on the spool shaft must be twice as large as the pulley on the traverse shaft. Using proprietary software and

only adjustment the operator needs to make is to set the pitch control to match remain synchronized with the spool rotation regardless of spool rotational may be increased or decreased without affecting the linear pitch of the drive. -

technical support personnel can quickly calculate the correct pulley ratio to give the desired linear pitch range. Adjustable linear pitch is possible with Uhing Model RG traverse drives because of the rolling ring bearing assembly housed inside the drive unit. relative to the shaft is adjustable via

linear speed of the drive unit independently of the spool drive motor speed. A variable speed system may therefore Uhing traverse drives are available hold spools in place and wire guide systems. Amacoil, Inc. www.amacoil.com

Wall Thickness Scanning

Lubricant

transducers incorporated in UMAC® Z series scanners can be synchronously adjusted to the best possible measur-

which is a semi-synthetic stainless steel wire lubricant that reduces wear signed for the wet drawing of stainless

For stainless steel wire

Adjustable to optimum position

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rival products.

represent a smart and simple solution tube and hose. In combination with the -

UMAC® Z50 scanner with six measuring points (also available with four points).

full process control can additionally be accomplished. Advantages and benefits of the UMAC Z scanners include easy and

terials for maintenance-free long-life pactness for installation into cooling

Inoxol™ 5108 semi-synthetic lubricant for stainless steel wire.

automatic control and easy centering.

symmetrical positioning of all trans-

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Metalube the website listed below. www.metalube.co.uk


ShowcaSe acceSSorieS OTDRs & Trace Software

Ink Jet Printers

Company has introduced OWLTrek Series OTDRs and OWLView Trace Software. This new line of OTDR products has been designed to compete directly against Asian OTDR markets. Whereas most of the manufacturer’s competitors have given in to having their OTDRs designed, private-labeled and manufactured off-shore in China, this company has maintained these processes in its USA-based factory in Whitewater, WI, USA. OWLTrek Series OTDRs provide users with multimode and/or single-mode options. According to the manufacturer of these OTDRs, most competitors tout high-dynamic range, which is needed to measure very long distances, but also

Company has introduced two nextgeneration printers to its reliable 1000 Line—the 1550 and 1650 ink jet printers. Designed with new features to

Compete against Asian OTDR markets

While most customers will never need the amount of dynamic range of highpriced OTDRs, OWLTrek OTDRs have plenty of dynamic range to do a majority of work and are still fairly priced. Even being pocket-sized, it is easy to zoom in on events on the high-

Improve uptime, reduce coding errors

OWLTrek Series OTDRs and OWLView Trace Software.

resolution color LCD. OWLTrek OTDRs come with OWLView trace software, free-of-charge. This software lets users download, store and print OTDR trace results and includes features like event tables with clickable context-sensitive PDF and video help, data storage with the newest Telcordia format, live mode to expand real-time OTDR traces onto a PC monitor and a help menu with integrated videos and PDF links to important documentation. Optical Wavelength Laboratories (OWL), Whitewater, WI, USA. www.owl-inc.com

the 1550 and 1650 ink jet printers provide metrics to measure availability as well as the tools to measure and improve uptime and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Simple to operate, the 1550 and 1650 also include Code Assurance features to help reduce coding errors and ensure the right code is printed on the right products. With a design to provide customers with high availability for production lines and the right metrics to track it, the printers reduce unplanned downtime through features like the patented CleanFlow™ printhead and Dynamic Calito resist ink build-up that can lead to a shutdown, both printers have an autocleaning function. Videojet Technologies Inc., Wood Dale, IL, USA. www.videojet.com

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ShowcaSe acceSSorieS Plastic Spools & Reels New sizes added to line

Spool and reel manufacturer has

The new products come in three -

spools and reels. The company deplastic spools and reels because of industry demand for them for use with

to multi-use process reels.

products. Typical applications for the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spool family include coaxial

are also available. All come with adjustable barrel traverses in order to achieve the optimum spool capacity. from the company. The manufacturer of these spools

of manu. The company also recently added eleven new and used machines and is currently ex-

and small orders. To receive additional information on companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new reel and spool Engineering visit the website listed below.

has decided to expand its spool and

New plastic spool and reel products Plastics Engineering.

www.pittsplas.com

Rolling Cassettes

With precise tolerances

dies for special applications. With the the company has been able to perform these tests with optimal results. Conse-

Electric Hysteresis Brakes continues to show why it is a pioneer.

In sizes up to 220 lb-in

Company has recently added elec-

produces all of its own internal parts importantly the rolls.

Eurolls SpA

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clutches currently available from the company.

its position as the worldwide leader www.eurolls.com

very precise tolerances for not only materials made of -

Electric hysteresis brakes.

from special materials. The latest style of the able to achieve final diameters smaller than 1 mm. The company has demonstrated -

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closed-loop tension control systems. To Magnetic Technologies Ltd. companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website listed below. www.magnetictech.com


ShowcaSe acceSSorieS Copper Wire Lubricant

Clean machines & long service life

According to its manufacturer, this new lubricant for copper wire meets all application requirements as well as surpasses expectations. As part of a joint project with a customer, the company has developed a new copper wire drawing agent for medium and per wires with the highest standards of wire cleanliness.

Multidraw Cu MF C lubricant.

The aim was to improve cleanliness and wire surface properties. For this purpose, the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tried-andtested Multidraw Cu MF was further developed, making it possible to fully achieve this objective. With the new Multidraw Cu MF C copper wire lubricant product, special attention was paid to an excellent wetting behavior and a good dirt dispersing capacity. In practice, this results in unprecedented machine cleanliness even after prolonged lifetime of the emulsion. However, the prerequisite for improving these aspects is an effunction it is to separate dirt particles removed from the circulation. An additional advantage is that the improved wetting properties raise expectations concerning increased effective heat dissipation. Through the interplay of increased machine cleanliness and a more quantitative wetting of the wire with the forming lubricant, there is a positive overall effect on the dies used as well as on process safety. Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG, Eislingen, Germany.

has been developed for PLASTICOLOR mixing station PPM II Controls. A number of mixing stations with this new control have been supplied to the market with very positive feedback. On the screen, the mixing stations and the other components are displayed in a graphic presentation. The complete operation is done via touch screen, without

PPM II Control with new software and touch screen.

mouse and keyboard. Based on the graphic display, the functions are self-explanatory and all mixing station functions are done intuitively. Woywod Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH & Co. Vertriebs-KG, www.plasticolor.de

Providing solutions through superior technology & service excellence, Breen is committed to being the leading color concentrate supplier for the Wire & Cable industry.

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Mixing Station Control Easy to operate via touch screen

New software that works on an industrial PC with touch screen

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WHCC NEWS & INFO SEA Wire and Cable Promotes Chase Layton to Manager SEA Wire and Cable, Inc., Madison, AL, USA, a leading military and aerospace wire and cable distributor, has announced the promotion of Chase Layton to Operations Manager effective January 1, 2013. Chase is responsible for warehouse and daily operations for SEA. “Through his hard work and dedication, Chase has proven to be a valuable asset to the SEA management team,” said Marty Clark, President and COO of SEA. “We expect Chase’s commitment and quantitative skills to prove to be a key component in SEA’s future growth. Chase will provide that critical vision to help shape our tactical and strategic plans.” Chase started with SEA working lege expenses. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 2008, he joined the sales organization where he honed his skills and learned the basics of the business. Chase is currently graduating with his MBA from the University of Alabama Huntsville with emphasis on operations management. In addition to providing support to the warehouse over the past several months leading to new programs, been instrumental in technology updates with a new ERP P21 system. www.sea-wire.com

C&M Chosen as Rockwell 2012 Supplier of the Year C&M Corporation, Wauregan, CT, USA, a vertically integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords and cable assemblies, has announced the receipt of Rockwell Automation’s Supplier of the Year Award for 2012. This prestigious award was made dur170

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ing a supplier conference held in Milwaukee, WI, USA. This was the second time in three years that C&M has received Supplier of the Year recognition. The award is based on perforAutomation criteria and measurements throughout the year. In addition to lead-time reduction, on-time delivery, quality and productivity, selection as the Supplier of the Year also includes consideration of other key business metrics such as the quality and frequency of communication, the sharing of best practices, joint investment in continuous improvement, responsiveness and active collaboration in identifying quantitative areas for product or process enhancement. John Laskowsky, C&M’s President and CEO, commented, “Rockwell Automation’s focus

tivities and promotions to thank customers and honor company milestones. Founded in Wayne, PA, USA, in 1988, Allied Wire & Cable began as a home-grown company where the owners made sales calls, ordered materials, re-spooled wire by hand and packed and shipped the products themselves. Allied weathered the challenges of creating a business from modest beginnings and overcoming tough economic times to become one of the fastest growing wire and cable companies in the USA. In 2013, with locations across the country, sales and stocking locations in the USA states of Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Florida, Wisconsin and Nevada, and customers around the world, Allied Wire & Cable is proud to celebrate how far it has come in a quarter century.

the end goal of separating themselves from their competition through innovative products and programs. C&M is honored to be recognized as a key business supplier to Rockwell in this progressive approach to the market and we look forward to continuing to support their initiatives in the future.” www.cmcorporation.com

Allied Wire & Cable Celebrates 25 Years; Raises Charity Funds Allied Wire & Cable, Philadelphia, PA, USA, announces a yearlong 25th anniversary celebration. The company, which began in the Flynn family basement in 1988, is now one of the fastest growing wire and cable companies in the USA. Still family owned and operated, Allied Wire & Cable attributes its success to its emphasis on “common sense over dollars and cents.” Allied Wire & Cable celebrates 25 years in business with a yearlong schedule of interactive ac-

Allied Wire & Cable’s year-long 25th anniversary celebration will feature a different theme each month, highlighting a specific company achievement and incorporating a related customer give-away, with prizes such as a Kindle Fire, themed gift baskets and a grand prize trip. To learn more about Allied Wire & Cable’s 25th anniversary events, visit the website listed below. Allied Wire & Cable has also announced the results of Charity Week 2012. The company raised US$17,419 during its 7th Annual Charity Week, which ran December 17 to December 21, 2012. The majority of American Cancer Society, with March 2013


WHCC NEWS & INFO additional donations going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). On January 23, 2013, American Cancer Society representatives, Jennifer Sabo and Laura Hilbert visited Allied Wire & Cable’s headquarters in Collegeville to accept a check for US$15,419.

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Quick Cable Names Dave Hendrichs VP Quick Cable Corporation, Franksville, WI, USA, has named Dave Henrichs Vice President of Sales and Marketing, succeeding Ken Bons, who has announced his retirement after 19 years in the position. “We’re very excited to bring Dave on board,” said Bob Hoganson, President. “His experience in business development and building sales teams are strengths we can build on as we move forward with our growth plans.” Henrichs’ most recent assignment was as General Manager of Pro-face Americas, a division of Schneider Electric. Previous experience with Schneider Electric included business development and sales management positions. Throughout his career he has concentrated on sales training and building cross functional teams “Dave will be working closely with our distribution customers to continue the delivery of leading-edge products and service that have distinguished Quick Cable in the Energy Storage Industry,” Hoganson added. Quick Cable Corporation is a leading manufacturer of March 2013

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mon Company has followed the CCCA and has been impressed with its initiatives and focus on education and creating awareness. We view CCCA as a strong industry association and an excellent platform for Siemon and other members to address issues important to the structured cabling industry.” Concurrent with Siemon joining

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metrics and Ewing Foley exceeded in all categories for 2012.” Serving the West Coast and Pa50 years, Ewing Foley represents General Cable’s Carol® Brand portable cord, cordsets, electronics, building wire, data, low-voltage and 5 to 35 kV medium-voltage industrial, tray and instrumentation and CCW ® Continuously Corrugated Welded cables. The award was presented to Ewing Foley in January 2013 at the National Electrical Manufacturers Representative Association (NEMRA) Annual Conference, which was held in Chicago, IL, USA. For more information, visit the website listed below. www.generalcable.com

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WHCC NEWS & INFO Also, John Featherston, Account Manager at NET IG in Kent, WA, USA, is the winner of CCCA’s CableCheck™ Game and game was designed to help inform the industry about fire safety compliance for com-

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Wire Processing Essentials Part 5: Process Management Resources

by: J. Ruben Lozano Director of Sales-Americas Lakes Precision Inc. 1900 Epler Court Three Lakes, WI 54562 USA www.lakesprecision.com

Your wire product includes these base principles: Balance: High quality, affordable to the client Functionality: It has to perform exactly to your Perceived Value: Half due to the product quality You see, these three principles are not separate

in materials and processes ensures functionality - Figure 1 serves cost, which in turn promotes affordability

and quality limits for your own wire product, let’s focus now on the common element that bridges quality and cost: process management Process management perhaps begins at the point where material components meet equipment, but before you insert that wire and push the cycle button, let us pull back and give a bird’s-eye view at the main wire process building process station along the chain includes (or should include) in its role two things: a function and a process management resource (PMR)

recourse, which enables the station to otherwise optimize its own function or other functions

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where each player not only has a role, but a skill which boosts In the older wire processing equipment designs (1940 to function of the individual stations, but pretty much limited any modern equipment, based on servo-driven mechanisms and advanced pneumatics controlled by microprocessors and pro-

Figure 1 and Figure 2 show some of the most common stations included in the Figure 3 illustrates the operator setting up

Figure 3 er’s manual or get orientation and training from your equip-

and coordinated sports team—you can synchronize the resources between process stations to maximize process efprogrammed into their control software, or consult your own-

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feed and towards the end process stations, but it should have several PMRs available. Through the software input, you can vary traction speed and acceleration, which allows you to do a number of things, from managing in-feed wire tension to reducing drag on the tractor belts and reducing belt wear, to the cutter head unit station. The function here is cut the wire and strip the wire sequentially. Some machines would include PMRs for this unit such as coordinated closing and opening trigger signals linked to the feed tractor in a way that optimizes cycle timing as it relates to wire length, or other PMRs to control blade closing inertia, which would help to optimize insulation penetration and dislodgement. Most machines include the so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;way-backâ&#x20AC;? PMR, which in essence is a controlled retraction after full blade penetration that helps prevent contact damage against the conductor core material. The possibilities are many and varied. cess Chain, and think about which PMRs would be required in order for you to have a fully coordinated and optimized process chain. Wire Process Chain: A. Supply: Drums or reels B. Prefeeder: Reel lift, 300 lb; drum platform 10 mps C. Slitter unit: SPT-2 and SPT-3 slitter, up to 12" slit length, 0.1 to 1.0 second cycle time. D. Hot stamp marking unit: 10 character type, 0.12 second cycle time.

PMR compensate for varying wire lengths? D. Hot stamp marking unit. a. Is there a PMR found in the machine software control position? E. Inkjet marking unit. F. Wire processing machine. a. (see B. c). b. Which PMR in the software helps optimize cutter head triggering to reduce cycle time? c. Which PMR in the software helps optimize blade penetration and strip function? d. Which PMR in the software helps optimize crimp press triggering to reduce cycle time? e. Which PMR in the software helps optimize terminal crimp integrity? f. Which PMR in the software helps optimize seal insertion triggering to reduce cycle time? look at your own wire process chain and stop by each equipment station and chat with the machine operator. Ask the machine operator about any process issues that he or she is having, and check to see if there is any available PMR listed OEM service team that could be used to eliminate the prob-

E. Inkjet marking unit 40 character type, 25 mps F. Wire processing machine: Feed tractor speed: 6 mps 0.2' to 300' length, 0.0" to 0.5" strip capacity per end. One seal insertion unit loose piece. H. Monitors: Two Crimp force monitors.

lack of them). Sort of reminds me of our current phone technology, most likely process issues right? To learn more or to receive additional information, contact the author or visit the website listed below. www.lakesprecision.com

PMR Questions for Each Station of the Chain:

About Lakes Precision, Inc. B. Prefeeder. a. Which PMR in this prefeeder controls the diminishing inertia on a 300 pound (initial weight) reel? b. Which PMR in this prefeeder isolates the de-reeling inertia tension from the out-feed resulting tension? c. Which PMR either in this pre-feeder or the wire process machine synchronizes the out-feed speed of the prefeeder versus the tractor speed of the wire processing machine so that the resulting in-feed tension at the machine is effectively zero? C. Slitter unit. a. Is there a PMR in the machine software control that triggers the slitter actions relative to the slit motion cycle time

From hand strippers to fully automated wire processing equipment, Lakes Precision Inc. has the tooling to meet your requirements. Lakes Precision offers the widest range of blade sizes providing the ideal sive inventory allows same-day shipment on the most commonly used perishable tooling and accessories. Lakes Precision is your global source for wire processing and perishable tooling. www.lakesprecision.com

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Potential Liability for Contractors Installing or Manufacturers Marketing Falsely Labeled Copper-Clad Aluminum Cable Based on the white paper from:: Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) www.cccassoc.org The Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA), headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, has discovered that certain four-pair unshielded twisted-pair communications cables made with copper-clad aluminum conductors are being improperly labeled and marketed. These safety-rated, but by definition do not meet the codes and standards required for those labels. As a result, contractors who install or manufacturers that improperly label and sell four-pair UTP copperclad aluminum cable, in certain instances, may be exposed to liability. A background and overview of some of those potential liabilities follow.

Background Both safety and electrical transmission performance standards have been developed for communications cables. Those standards dictate, among other things, how those cables are to be constructed, labeled and marketed. safety-rated and be labeled communications plenum cable (CMP), communications riser cable (CMR) or communications general purpose (CM), it must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and be listed by a recognized independent testing laboratory. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) decontained in the NEC, which has been adopted by jurisdictions in the USA. The NEC mandates that, “conductors in communications cables, other than in a coaxial cable, shall be copper”. Authorized independent testing agency, UL, similarly requires that conductors in communications cable “be solid or stranded, annealed, bare or metal-coated copper”. Cable with a copper-clad NEC standard, cannot be listed and does not qualify 178

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To be designated as category cable, communications cable must meet Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) electrical performance standards. TIA requires that, “solid conductors shall consist of commercially pure, annealed, bare copper”. Four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable does not conform to that norm and therefore may not be properly marketed as category cable. ing copper-clad aluminum conductors, the potential legal liability arises when the cable is falsely labeled as may mislead customers by representing that these cables comply with TIA’s performance standards codes that mandate compliance to the NEC), when in fact they do not. Contractors who install four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable may be liable for violations of applicable building codes or for breach of contract or warranty. Manufacturers that improperly market and sell four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable may also face liability for such false and potentially misleading advertising. More information about these potential exposures is provided herein. At the request of CCCA, Crowell & Moring LLP provides an overview of the potential liability arising from the marketing and installation of improperly labeled four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable in this article. This article notes important issues, which should be carefully considered in the context of the requirements and circumstances applicable to the particular situation. The discussion in this article should not be understood as changing, supplementing or substituting for any applicable legal or professional requirements for companies and individuals in the cable industry, nor does the discussion relieve any company or individual from any applicable requirements. The discussion in this article is not a legal opinion and does not provide legal advice. Companies and individuals should consult their own lawyers based on

Potential Liability for Contractors Installing Four-Pair UTP Copper-Clad Aluminum Cable Building Code Violations. Contractors who install four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable in buildings located in jurisdictions that have adopted the NEC may face liability for violating the building codes in those places. The laws of the three states examined March 2013


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Potential Liability for Contractors Installing or Manufacturers Marketing ...continued lation of that cable could be considered a breach of those terms in a contract. A contractor may also be liable for breach of implied warranty for installing four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable such as an implied warranty that services will be completed in a workmanlike manner, or that work will comply with the applicable building code. Applicable implied warranties may vary contractors may disclaim some implied warranties, disclaimers typically cannot limit a contractor’s duty to comply with the law. Expectation damages are generally recoverable for breach of contract or warranty, typically measured by the cost of the repair to the property or the diminution in the property value because of the installation of the four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable, though the parties may seek to limit damages in the event of a breach through the terms of the contract. Contractors should be familiar with the terms of their contracts with customers as well as any im-

evaluate potential liability for installing four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable that does not meet NEC standards.

Potential Liability for Manufacturers Marketing Falsely Labeled Cable In addition, manufacturers that improperly label and sell four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable as caton federal false advertising law, state consumer protection statutes and common law misrepresentation. Lanham Act—False Advertising. Labeling and marketing four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable as category or CMP, CMR or CM may violate the Lanham Act, a federal statute. That law prohibits false statements or representations in commercial promotions or advertising that are likely to deceive consumers Only competitors are authorized to bring Lanham Act claims. Courts have held that consumers have no standing to bring this type of claim in court. However, direct competition or only in competition with the defendant generally to supply the same product or service to bring a Lanham Act claim. A potential claimwhich it seeks to bring a claim to determine whether Lanham Act

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State Consumer Protection Acts. Manufacturers that make false or misleading statements in labeling or advertising and in the sale of four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable may be liable under state legislation that outlaws unfair and deceptive acts or practices and are similar to Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. Under these laws, anyone may bring

claims. The constant between these and other states is that manufacturers that improperly label and market four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable risk being sued under those statutes. In Florida, the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) protects consumers from “unfair methods of competition, or unconscionable deceptive or unfair acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce”. Since Florida’s statute business or commercial entity, consumers, contractors and others may bring a claim. A deceptive act is “a material representation, omission or practice that is likely to mislead consumers acting reasonably under the circumstances”. it must prove actual losses stemming from the false costs. If there is a willful violation, where the “person knows or should have known that his or her conduct was unfair or deceptive”, then a maximum US$10,000 civil penalty per violation may be imposed. action against a contractor who improperly labels and sells four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable to consumers. The state may recover the same remedies Illinois has enacted two statutes that prohibit unfair or deceptive advertising. The Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act (UDTPA) provides recourse where one competitor may be harmed by the unfair trade practices of another. A deceptive practice is one that causes confusion or misunderstanding as to the

relief may be granted, and proof of monetary damage The Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (ICFA) prohibits similar violations as UDTPA, but allows for the state and private consumMarch 2013


ers to bring claims. A person that makes a false advertisement in Illinois can be sued by consumers and may be investigated ICFA. To prevail on this claim, a consumer must establish that the defendant made a false advertisement, the consumer was deceived or misled by the misinformation and he sustained actual damages. Punitive damages the prevailing party in an ICFA action. gation of any alleged violations of the ICFA, conduct discovery, hold hearings and issue ceas-and-desist porary and permanent injunctive relief, revocations of licenses, dissolution or suspension of corporations, restitution, civil penalties (maximum US$50,000 per violation) and in some cases obtain punitive damages for outrageous misconduct. Misrepresentation. Manufacturers that improperly label and market four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable may further be held liable for negligent or intentional misrepresentation. These claims require a false statement of fact made by the defendant, the -

could have known a statement was false based on other available information. Negligent misrepresentation additionally requires a showing that the person making the statement did not exercise reasonable care in obtaining the truth of be some relationship between the parties or that the statement be made in the course of the declarto recover damages caused by the reliance on the misrepresentation. For intentional or fraudulent misrepresentation, the declarant must actually know the statement is false and intend to mislead in making the statement. In many jurisdictions, fraud is subjected to a higher pleading standard and carries with it the possibility of additional recovery including punitive damages Courts have recognized that negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation may be asserted against those responsible for false statements made in marketing. Whether a misrepresentation about four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable is fraudulent or negfalsity of those statements. However, both may be actionable. March 2013

relied on the inaccurate labeling in purchasing the cable to prevail on a misrepresentation claim. In the case of four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable, a product is clearly marked as both copper-clad

should be considered in evaluating the viability of a misrepresentation claim.

Summary Manufacturers marketing and selling falsely labeled four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable may be liable for misrepresenting the cable as category and Contractors installing four-pair UTP copper-clad aluminum cable may also be at risk of liability for failing to comply with the NEC or for breach of contract and warranties. cable itself, particularly when cable is labeled as both copper-clad aluminum communications cable and tors and others to minimize their risk of liability. To receive additional information about how to identify, spot and avoid falsely labeled copper-clad aluminum communications cable, visit the CCCA website: www.cccassoc.org

More on the Communications Cable & Connectivity Association (CCCA) Communications Cable & Connectivity Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (CCCA) mission is to serve as the major resource for well researched, fact- based information on the technologies and products of structured cabling media to support current and future needs of the networking, IT and communications industries. CCCA, will also be proactive at codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and governmental organizations in communicataffecting the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure. www.cccassoc.org Wire Harness & Cable Connector

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Wire Prefeed Unit & Benchtop Crimping System Introduction John Olsen, II, President Artos Engineering Company www.artosengineering.com

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Founded in 1911, is an independently owned manufacturer of wire processing equipment. Artos Engineering Company serves the aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries.

provide sales service/support for Artos customers in Asia. The of, who comes to Artos with over 14 years of industry experience in sales of wire processing equipment. “We’re responding to the surge in demand in Asia for our new Cr.11 and Cr.22 fully automatic crimping machines,” said Artos President, committed to offering our custom-

strategic step for Artos to continue place.” The automatic crimping machines, part of Artos Engineering’s full line of wire stripping, crimping, cutting extensively in the automotive, appliance and electronics industries. processing. Designed to simplify and shorten set-up times, the Cr.11 is an ideal machine for production of high-volume runs and high-mix applications. The specially designed terminal tool cart minimizes set-up time for changing terminal applicators, improving up time and ogy allows for the highest level of operating precision and quality, while producing cycle rates of over tion devices ensure product quality and minimize scrap. The Cr.22 offers up to four processing stations for a wider range of end-of-wire applications including terminal crimping, weather seal application or wire end twist and servo-driven Cr.22 offers features designed to shorten set-up time high-mix production runs. www.artosengineering.com

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Halogen-Free Electric Wires With Less Environmental Impact Jun Yoshimoto Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd. www.sws.co.jp Masashi Sato & Masato Inoue AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd. www.autonetworks.co.jp Evolution of halogen-free wire harness wires.

For today’s automobile, which can be likened to a mass of electronics, wiring harnesses are becoming increasingly important. At the same time, wires containing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as insulation are considered hazardous to the environment, and their improvement is being called for. Facing the challenge of developing wires with reduced environmental impact, Japan-based AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., researching and developing automotive wiring harnesses; Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., in charge of designing and manufacturing; and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI), handling business planning and sales; worked together and diameter and weight reduction using new materials, succeeded in developing a practical applicable cross section of 0.35 mm2 (further diameter reduction has since been realized—wires with a conductor cross section of 0.13 mm2 are now available).

and set the technologically more challenging goal of total halogen removal. the automobile maker’s fundamental objective of environmental impact reduction. An automobile uses some 3000 m of wiring harnesses, weighing about 40 kg in total, and in the future will require even more wiring harnesses. Expanding component quantity and weight would lead to lower gas mileage, with an ultimate negative impact on the environment. mission that AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd. seeks to accomplish for its customers, diameter and weight reduction was the natural direction for the project. The customer had another unspoken, yet tacitly understood request—the use of new materials and new technology while maintaining the same, or higher, levels of performance and price competitiveness than before. commenced full scale.

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Automobile emissions and industrial waste materials are subjected to increasingly stringent control because of their adverse impact on the environment. As a new environmently friendly material, a lead-free automobile electric wire was developed in 1997. However, auto vehicle manufacturers did not stop seeking further progress. PVC was then the main resin used to insulate

known, but it was not the ideal option because of its price—at least twice that of PVC. So the project team sought to limit cost by thinning the wire coating where olefin would be used. However, a major problem surfaced. Automotive wiring harnesses are exposed to vibration and high temperatures, and so must be

generating dioxin. As a result, auto vehicle manufacturers, under far greater social pressure to demonstrate environmental consideration than other industries, were genuinely serious about reducing or stopping PVC use. One of them turned to AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd. for a technological solution. Chlorine, which constitutes PVC, belongs to the halogen group, as does bromine. Initially, the customer’s (project commissioner’s) request was the removal of chlorine only. However, the project team knew that this would not substantially reduce environmental impact, and convinced the customer that a ban on halogen would be a social issue in the near future, consulted the customer 184

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can be made less combustible by mixing it with metal hydroxides, but using them in a quantity that provides sion resistance. So the big question was what would be wire coating that would be thinner than existing coatings, while at the same time provide excellent abrasion The project team experimented with tens of thousands of material formulations. From this mind-boggling reservoir of know-how and resources that the project March 2013


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conductor with a cross section of 0.35 mm2 was reduced from 0.8 mm to 0.7 mm. For both coating thickness and

Chronology of automotive electric wire development.

team was able to exploit. The project members from the three SEI Group companies used to meet at least twice a month, exchanging information on materials developed in other projects and sharing know-how about electric wires that had been handled before. If there was anything that inspired hope, the group went to meet and talk with the person who was actually involved in its development. The halogen-free electric wire could not have been developed if not for this process. In parallel with the pursuit of the perfect material formulation for coating, the project team also worked on reducing conductor diameter. The team adopted the ISO-conforming compressed conductor, in which the stranded conductor is compressively formed to reduce its cross section. When element wires of round cross section are stranded, gaps inevitably appear between them, which hinder wire diameter reduction. Likewise, a stranded conductor cannot have a uniformly round contour, as gaps also appear. As a result, additional coatweight reduction. These problems were resolved by the Compressed conductors make it possible to remove gaps without enlarging cross section. In other words, diameter and weight reduction are possible while maintaining performance. Without this technology, the halogen-free electric wire could not have been realized.

Products & Technologies The halogen-free electric wire coating thus developed was only 0.2 mm thick, a thinning of 0.1 mm from conventional products. Moreover, the diameter of the March 2013

terms of cost reduction and environmental impact was immeasurable. This achievement was soon recognized and was successively adopted for Toyota’s Alphard and Honda’s Accord in 2002. The Toyota Alphard promotional catalog mentioned the use of halogen-free electric wires. This was proof that environmental consideration was now recognized as an important factor in choosing a car, just as were design, comfort and driving performance. It was an epochmaking event for the electric wire specialist community. Currently, several major Japanese auto manufacturers utilize Sumitomo’s wiring harnesses, in which halogenfree electric wires are used. More automobile makers are expected to adopt them for more of their models in the future. Currently, toward the next goal of using halogen-free retardancy enhancement. derway to realize further diameter and weight reduction the number of wiring harnesses used in automobiles as their electronic components continue to increase. The SEI Group’s electric wire technology will continue to progress as long as automobiles continue to evolve. To receive additional technical information, visit the three websites listed below. www.sws.co.jp / www.autonetorks.co.jp / global-sei.com

More on Sumitomo Wiring Systems & AutoNetworks Technologies... As a global supplier, Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., manufactures wiring harnesses and components and various cables. www.sws.co.jp As an R&D company for automotive wire harnesses, AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd. aims to meet the needs of people and society by pursuing the development of vehicle infrastructures such as power distribution, communications and control networks through technical innovation with the elemental and system technologies. www.autonetworks.co.jp

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Amacoil, Inc.

9

www.amacoil.com

Amaral Automation Associates

71

www.amaralautomation.com

American Kuhne, Inc.

53

www.americankuhne.com

Anbao Wire

111

www.anbao.com

AW Machinery

30

www.awmachinery.com

Beta Lasermike Inc.

55

www.betalasermike.com

Bow Technology

37

www.bowtechnology.com

Bock, Maschinenfabrik

117

www.bock-mf.de

Boxy SpA Breen Color Concentrates

95 161, 167

Caballé, s.a., C.M.

81

Carris Reels

21

CEMANCO LC

www.boxy.com www.breencolor.com www.cmcaballe.es www.carris.com

111, 163

www.cemanco.com

CERSA-MCI

8

www.cersa-mci.com

Cometo snc

167

Cimteq

165

Commission Brokers

4

www.cometo-italy.com www.cimteq.com www.commissionbrokers.com

Composite & Wire Machinery, Inc.

187

www.compositewire.com

Conneaut Industries

121

www.conneaut.com

Continuus-Properzi

27

www.properzi.com

DALOO

32

www.daloo-machines.com

Design & Engineering LLC

93

www.designandengineering.com

DeWAL

117

www.dewal.com

Effegidi International SpA

11

www.effegidi.it

ENKOTEC

73

www.enkotec.com

ETCO

183

www.etco.com

Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo

175

www.electricalwireshow.com

expometals.net

67

expometals.net

Evans Corporation, George

4

www.george-evans.com

FIC Manufacturing Co., Division of Foundation Industries

25

www.foundationind.com

Foisy Braiding Specialties

190

http://foisybraiding.com

Frontier Composites & Castings Inc.

135

www.frontiercomposites.com

Fort Wayne Wire Die, Inc.

23

www.fwwd.com

Fuhr GmbH & Co. KG, Karl

83

www.karl-fuhr.com

Gauder Group, Inc.

32, 37, 69

www.gaudergroup.com

GCR Eurodraw SpA

65

www.gcrgroup.com

GMP Slovakia

137

www.gmp-slovakia.com

119

www.harwickstandard.com

Harwick Standard HB Chemical HOWAR Equipment Huestis Industrial

129, 131, 133 6, 38, 95, 111, 117, 163, 165 77, 97

www.hbchemical.com www.HowarEquipment.com www.huestis.com

INHOL BV

99

www.inhol.com

Inosym

40

www.inosym.com

57

www.invimec.com

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IW High Performance Conductors, Inc.

18

www.iwghpc.com

Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel Products Co., Ltd.

105

www.chinakangrui.com

Jiechuang Wire & Cable Machinery Co., Ltd.

15

www.jcdofama.com

Joe Snee Associates, Inc.

113

KEIR Manufacturing

12, 32

joe@jsnee.com www.BackBoneBows.com / www.keirmfg.com

Kinrei of America, LLC

42

www.kinreiusa.com

Komax Wire

171

www.komaxusa.com

Lanxess

35

www.lanxess.com

LEONI Wire Inc.

149

www.leoniwire.com

Lesmo Machinery America Inc.

47, 167

Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc.

143

Lubrizol Corporation

1

www.lesmoamerica.com www.lloydbouvier.com www.lubrizol.com

Messe Düsseldorf Asia

139

www.wire-southeastasia.com

Metal Textiles/AFP Transformers

190

www.afp-transformers.com

Metavan

165

www.metavan.com

Micro Products Company

85

www.micro-weld.com

Nano-Diamond America, Inc.

45

www.nano-die.com

Niehoff

13

www.niehoff.de

Pioneer Machinery USA.

192

www.pioneermachinery.us

16

www.pittsplas.com

Precision Die Technologies

113

www.pdtinc.com

Proteco Srl

17

www.proteco-europe.it

Proton Products

43

www.protonproducts.com

Pressure Welding Machines Ltd.

41

www.pwmltd.co.uk

QED Wire Lines

14

www.qedwire.com

Queins Machines GmbH

87

www.queins.com

Rand Machine & Fabrication Co., Inc.

115

www.randmachineco.com

REELEX Packaging Solutions Inc. REEL-O-MATIC®

2 28, 159

www.reelex.com www.reelomatic.com

Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies

7

www.rosendahlaustria.com / www.nextrom.com

Roteq Machinery Inc.

39

www.roteqmachinery.com

RTD Manufacturing

34

www.rtdmfg.com

SAMP U.S.A., Inc.

19

www.sampinc.com

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

63

www.plastics.saint-gobain.com

Sandvik Materials Technology

190

www.smt.sandvik.com

Savino Barbera

161

www.savinobarbera.com

Schleuniger

173

www.schleuniger-na.com

Sheaves Inc.

44

www.ProcessSheaves.com

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www.tianrong-tape.com

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Sjogren® Wire Tooling

103

Sjogren.com

SMS Meer

127

www.sms-meer.com

Streator Dependable Manufacturing

34

www.streatordependable.com

Strecker GmbH & Co. KG, August

79

Teknikor Teknor Apex Co. Thermoplastics Engineering Corporation

74, 75 11 168

www.teknikor.com www.teknorapex.com www.thermoplasticseng.com

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www.unitek.at

Tips & Dies Inc.

4

www.tipsanddies.com

TROESTER

91

www.troester.de

Tulsa Power, Inc.

24

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Vandor Corporation

33

www.reeloptions.com

Web Industries

26

www.webindustries.com

Wire Association International (WAI), Inc.

Internet

155

Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp.

www.wirenet.org

109, 190

www.wireandplastic.com

Witels-Albert USA, Ltd.

115

www.witels-albert-usa.com

Woodburn Diamond Die, Inc.

141

www.woodburndd.com

Wyrepak Industries Inc.

89, 107

www.wyrepakind.com

Yangzhou Tengfei Electric Cable and Appliance Materials Co.

51

www.tengfeicable.com

Yield Management Corporation

29

www.yieldmanagementcorp.com

Zumbach Electronics Corp.

31

www.zumbach.com

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ABB ........................................................................................................... 22 ABB North America.................................................................................... 22 ACEA, European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association ........................ 40 Acid Recovery Systems Inc. ...................................................................... 70 AGH University of Science and Technology .............................................. 70 Agir Technologies .................................................................................... 141 AIAC Company ........................................................................................ 172 Alcatel-Lucent ............................................................................................ 18 Alfanar Cables Company........................................................................... 64 Alfanar Construction .................................................................................. 64 Alfanar Electric .......................................................................................... 64 Allied Wire & Cable.................................................................................. 170 Allomet Corporation ........................................................................... 68, 132 Alps Wire Rope Corporation ...................................................................... 28 Alternative Rubber & Plastics, Inc. ............................................................ 59 Amacoil, Inc. ...................................................................................... 72, 164 Amaral Automation Associates .................................................................. 62 American Cancer Society ........................................................................ 170 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) ........ 171 American Wire Producers Association (AWPA) ......................................... 72 AMSC ........................................................................................................ 32 Anbao (Qinhuangdao) Wire & Mesh Co., Ltd. ................................... 22, 162 Anixter Inc................................................................................................ 174 Apple ....................................................................................................... 172 Applied Market Information LLC (AMI) ................................................ 58, 59 Applied Market Information Ltd............................................................ 58, 59 Arkema Inc. ....................................................................................... 59, 162 Artos Engineering Company.................................................................... 182 Aselsan Inc. ............................................................................................... 72 AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd. ............................................................ 184 BALLOFFET ............................................................................................ 138 BALLOFFET DIE Corporation ................................................................. 138 BALLOFFET GmbH................................................................................. 138 BASF Corporation ......................................................................... 18, 36, 58 BASF, Elastollan TPU ................................................................................ 59 BASF Polyamide and Intermediates.......................................................... 72 Baum’s Castorine Co................................................................................. 72 B.D.W.D. .................................................................................................. 138 Belden Inc................................................................................................ 187 Bell Labs .................................................................................................. 152 Bendictine University ................................................................................. 28 Beta Control Systems Inc. ......................................................................... 70 BICSI ....................................................................................................... 174 Blachford Corp........................................................................................... 70 BMW .......................................................................................................... 43 Bogimac Engineering NV .......................................................................... 70 Bongard Engineering GmbH & Co. KG ..................................................... 62 Bridon International Ltd. ............................................................................ 56 Bridon Neptune Quay ................................................................................ 56 Bridon Technology Center (BTC)............................................................... 56 BUSS AG ................................................................................................... 59 Camden Wire Co. ...................................................................................... 16 CANDOR Sweden AB ............................................................................. 161 CAP Technologies, LLC ............................................................................. 50 Carris Reels Inc. ........................................................................................ 72 Cary Compounds, LLC .............................................................................. 30 Ceeco ........................................................................................................ 37 Champlain Cable Corporation ................................................................. 172 Chemson Inc. ............................................................................................ 72 Chemtura ................................................................................................... 59 Cheng-I Wire Machinery Co., Ltd. ........................................................... 142 Clinton Machine ......................................................................................... 24 C&M Corporation ..................................................................................... 170 CMI EFCO ................................................................................................. 37 ColdForming ............................................................................................ 158 Colorado School of Mines ......................................................................... 70 comCables............................................................................................... 172 Cometo .................................................................................................... 136 Commission Brokers Inc............................................................................ 72 Communications Cable and Connectivity Association (CCCA) .................................................................................. 173, 174, 178 Comtran Cable LLC ................................................................................. 172 CONDAT.................................................................................................. 134 ConQuest Consulting ................................................................................ 43 Consarc ..................................................................................................... 24 Continuus-Properzi SpA .................................................................... 72, 130 Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) ...................... 38 Corning Cable Systems ............................................................................. 58 Cortinovis Machinery America, Inc. ......................................................... 128 Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America ................................................... 16 Crowell & Moring LLP .............................................................................. 178 Crown Technology Inc. .............................................................................. 70 CRU International Limited ......................................................................... 12 CST of America®, Inc. .............................................................................. 187 C Tech Corporation.................................................................................... 72 Czestochowa University of Technology ..................................................... 68 Daimler ...................................................................................................... 43 Davis-Standard .......................................................................................... 22 Dell ............................................................................................................ 18 Der Biergarten ......................................................................................... 118 Der Spiegel ................................................................................................ 42 Deyang Jiechuang Wire & Cable Machinery Co., Ltd. ............................ 145 Die Quip................................................................................................... 135 Dolce Hayes-Mansion ............................................................................... 16 Dongil Industries ........................................................................................ 49 Dow Chemical Company, The ................................................................. 186 Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T) .................................. 186 Dow/Union Carbide ................................................................................... 37 Ducab, Energya ......................................................................................... 38 Duke University ......................................................................................... 59 DuPont DeNemours & Company, E.I. ....................................................... 59 Dwight College of Engineering ................................................................ 174 Dynamex Corporation.............................................................................. 160 Eder Engineering GmbH ......................................................................... 130 EIS Wire & Cable Co. ................................................................................ 20 Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo .............................. 3, 169, 174 Emerson/Appleton ................................................................................... 174 EN.............................................................................................................. 22 Enercon Industries Corp. ........................................................................... 70 Energy Resource Control (ERC) ............................................................... 37 Ericsson Network Tehcnologies................................................................. 72 Esteves Group ......................................................................................... 138 Etna-Bechem Lubricants Ltd. .................................................................... 70 Euroalpha Srl ........................................................................................... 129 Eurodraw Energy ..................................................................................... 139 Eurolls Group Company .................................................................. 128, 140 Eurolls Machinery .................................................................................... 140 Eurolls SpA .............................................................................................. 166 Europacable .............................................................................................. 41 EU-US Summit .......................................................................................... 40 Expo Productions Inc............................................................................... 174 ExxonMobil Chemical ................................................................................ 72 Fiat............................................................................................................. 42 Fiberguide................................................................................................ 162 Fire Retardants Associates Inc. ................................................................. 59 Foley, Inc., Ewing .................................................................................... 172 Ford Motor Company......................................................................... 42, 174 Fort Wayne Wire Die, Inc. (FWWD)......................................................... 145 Fraternal Order of Police ........................................................................... 16 Frigerio, OM............................................................................................. 146

FUHR GmbH & Co. KG ............................................................................. 46 FuJian WuHang Stainless Steel ................................................................ 48 ......................... 18, 118 Fusion UV Systems ................................................................................... 34

Precision Die Technologies (PDT) ........................................................... 145 Pressure Welding Machines Ltd. (PWM)................................................... 54 Prestolite Wire ......................................................................................... 172 Pro-face Americas ................................................................................... 171

Gauder America................................................................................. 37, 144 Gauder & Co. SA ..................................................................................... 144 Gauder Group............................................................................................ 22 Gauder s.a. ................................................................................................ 37 GCR Eurodraw ........................................................................................ 145 GE Energy Air Filtration ............................................................................. 70 Gem Gravure Co. Inc. ............................................................................... 68 General Cable Company ........................................................... 58, 172, 186 Georgia World Congress Center ............................................................... 68 GMH Group ............................................................................................... 49 Goodrich Corp. .......................................................................................... 22 Goodrich Engine Control Systemds .......................................................... 22 Gulf Cable.................................................................................................. 38

Quick Cable Corporation ......................................................................... 171

HCom Ltd. ............................................................................................... 150 HDP User Group ....................................................................................... 16 Hefei Smarter Technology Group Corp. .................................................. 132 Heraeus ..................................................................................................... 34 Heraeus Noblelight .................................................................................... 34 Hewlett Packard ........................................................................................ 18 High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth (HLWG) ......................... 40 Hilton Miami Downtown ............................................................................. 58 Home Depot .............................................................................................. 72 Honda ...................................................................................................... 185 Howar Equipment Inc. ............................................................................. 146 HTC Temsilcilik Ltd. ................................................................................... 36 Huber Engineered Materials ...................................................................... 59 Huntsman ................................................................................................ 162 Hyundai ..................................................................................................... 43 ICF Newsletter ........................................................................................... 14 IICIT Symposium ....................................................................................... 14 Inductoheat, Inc. ........................................................................................ 24 Inductotherm Group................................................................................... 24 Industrial Company Vtormet ...................................................................... 36 iNemi ......................................................................................................... 18 ..................................................................................................... 37 Instron...................................................................................................... 124 Integer Research Ltd. ................................................................................ 38 INTEL......................................................................................................... 18 International Cablemakers Federation (ICF) ............................................. 14 International Conference Advanced Automotive Cabling .......................... 10 International Standards Organization (ISO) ...................................... 28, 185 International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc. (IWCS, Inc.) ..................................................................................... 12, 128 Interwire 2013 ...................... 3, 6, 46, 68, 118, 130, 134, 137, 138, 140, 160 Intersteel Bahrain ...................................................................................... 38 InterWire Group, The ................................................................................. 72 IPC International Inc. ............................................................................... 174 IQPC .......................................................................................................... 10 IRS............................................................................................................... 6 Isola ........................................................................................................... 18 ITU ........................................................................................................... 152 IWCS Conference™ .................................................................. 14, 118, 126 ................................. 12 Jeddah Cable ............................................................................................ 38 Jewish Community Federation .................................................................. 16 Jiangsu Shenyuan Special Steel ............................................................... 49 Kabel.Consulting.Ing ................................................................................. 70 Kabelwerk Eupen AG .......................................................................... 58, 59 Kay Pee Dies ........................................................................................... 129 Kembrey Aerospace Limited.................................................................... 172 Kemmler Consulting GmbH ....................................................................... 59 Kia Motors Mfg. ......................................................................................... 72 KIT ............................................................................................................. 32 Koch GmbH, Ernst................................................................................... 136 Komax Corporation.................................................................................. 187 K-Sun....................................................................................................... 186 Lakes Precision Inc. ................................................................................ 176 Leggett & Platt Inc. .................................................................................... 70 Leistritz .................................................................................................... 161 LEONI AG ................................................................................................ 174 LEONI Wire Inc.......................................................................................... 72 Lesmo Group, OM ........................................................................... 138, 139 Lesmo Machinery America, Inc. .............................................. 136, 138, 139 Life is good corporation ............................................................................. 28 Life is good Playmakers ............................................................................ 28 .......................................................................... 70 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc. .................................................................... 37, 72, 144 Lorama, Inc................................................................................................ 36 Madrid Polytechnic University ................................................................... 70 Maerz GmbH, Andritz ................................................................................ 70 Magnetic Technologies Ltd. ..................................................................... 166 Make-A-Wish Foundation ........................................................................ 171 Marquette University.................................................................................. 72 M+E Macchine + Engineering Srl ............................................................ 142 Mennica Precious Metal ............................................................................ 70 Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) ................................................ 10 Metalube ............................................................................................ 34, 164 Metcore Stahltechnik GmbH...................................................................... 70 Mettler TGA/DSC....................................................................................... 34 Midal Cables .............................................................................................. 38 Minova International .................................................................................. 72 Morgan ...................................................................................................... 24 Morgan-Koch Corporation ....................................................................... 136 Nano-Diamond America, Inc.............................................................. 66, 145 National Electrical Code (NEC) ............................................................... 178 National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) ..................... 14, 172 National Electrical Manufacturers Representative Association (NEMRA) Annual Conference ............................................ 173 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ........................................... 178 National Football League........................................................................... 68 NBA ............................................................................................................. 6 NET IG..................................................................................................... 174 Nexans ...................................................................................................... 32 Niehoff Endex North America Inc. (NENA) ................................ 30, 120, 144 Niehoff GmbH & Co. KG, Maschinenfabrik ......................... 30, 38, 120, 143 Ningbo Shimao Copper ............................................................................. 48 Nuhas Oman ............................................................................................. 38 Occupational Safety and Health Administration Region IV ................................................................................................. 72 OCS Optical Control Systems GmbH ........................................................ 59 Okonite Company, The ............................................................................ 174 Opel ........................................................................................................... 42 OptEM Engineering Inc. ............................................................................ 72 Optical Cable Corporation (OCC) ............................................................ 186 Optical Wavelength Laboratories (OWL) ................................................. 165 Oxford Economics ..................................................................................... 42 .................................................................... 38 Pan Chemicals SpA......................................................................... 130, 133 Peugeot ..................................................................................................... 42 Pinfa-NA .................................................................................................... 16 Pittsburgh Steelers .................................................................................... 68 ................................................................. 166 Plasmait GmbH ......................................................................................... 70 Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAlilZ) ..................................................................................................... 43 Polymers in Cables 2013....................................................................... 3, 58 PolyOne ......................................................................................... 18, 58, 59 Pops Consulting Inc., Horace .................................................................... 72 POURTIER – Gauder Group ..................................................................... 22 POURTIER & SETIC of America ............................................................... 22 Pratt & Whitney.......................................................................................... 22

RAD-CON, Inc. .......................................................................................... 37 Radix Wire Co. .......................................................................................... 16 Radyne ...................................................................................................... 24 Random Access....................................................................................... 172 Rautomead Ltd. ................................................................................... 36, 70 Redaelli Tecna-Meccanica....................................................................... 130 Renault ...................................................................................................... 42 Renewables-Grid-Initiative (RGI)............................................................... 41 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ............................................................... 68 Rice University......................................................................................... 125 RichardsApex ............................................................................................ 72 Riyadh Cable ............................................................................................. 38 Rockwell Automation ............................................................................... 170 Rocky Mountain Integrators..................................................................... 172 R V College of Engineering ....................................................................... 59 RWE Group ............................................................................................... 32 SAMPSISTEMI ........................................................................................ 145 SAMP USA, Inc. ...................................................................................... 145 Saudi Cable ............................................................................................... 38 Scanacon Inc. ............................................................................................ 70 Schleuniger Inc. ....................................................................................... 174 Schmidt Maschinenbau GmbH .................................................................. 32 Schneider Electric.................................................................................... 171 Schulman, Inc., A....................................................................................... 26 Schumag ................................................................................................... 49 SEA Wire and Cable, Inc. ........................................................................ 170 SEI Group ................................................................................................ 185 S&E Specialty Polymers LLC .................................................................... 28 Sictra ....................................................................................................... 128 Siemag Weiss GmbH & Co. KG ................................................................ 49 Siemens Industries Inc. ....................................................................... 24, 70 Siemon Company, The ............................................................................ 173 SIKORA International Inc........................................................................... 72 Skaltek Inc. ................................................................................................ 72 SLE electronic GmbH .............................................................................. 174 SMS Group ................................................................................................ 48 SMS Holding GmbH ............................................................................ 30, 49 SMS Meer.................................................................................................. 48 Sonoco ...................................................................................................... 72 SME Newsletter ....................................................................................... 158 SMS Siemag AG.................................................................................. 30, 49 Southwire Company ............................................................................ 24, 70 Srvalueconsulting LLC............................................................................... 59 Ssangyong Motor Company .................................................................... 174 SSCP USA............................................................................................... 163 Standridge Color Corp. .............................................................................. 72 SteelOrbis .................................................................................................. 44 Sterling National Country Club .................................................................. 28 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI) .................................................. 184 Sumitomo Wiring Systyems, Ltd.............................................................. 184 Syska Voskian Consulting ......................................................................... 59 Tama Spring Co. Ltd. ................................................................................. 68 TE Connectivity ......................................................................... 18, 122, 174 ........................................................................... 26 Teknor Apex Company ........................................................................ 18, 26 Telcordia .................................................................................................. 165 Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) ...................................... 178 Temple Ner Tamid...................................................................................... 16 Tenold Transportation ................................................................................ 72 Texas A&M............................................................................................... 174 Thermatool ................................................................................................ 24 Thermoplastic Elastomer Division ............................................................. 26 Timcal Graphite & Carbon ......................................................................... 59 Toyota ................................................................................................ 20, 185 Transmission System Operators (TSOs) ................................................... 41 TROESTER GmbH & Co. KG ................................................................... 36 TTI Travel, Inc............................................................................................ 10 T & T Marketing, Inc. ................................................................... 37, 59, 162 Tulsa Power LLC ............................................................................... 36, 160 Uhing ....................................................................................................... 164 UL ............................................................................................................ 178 Union Copper ............................................................................................ 38 United Technologies Corporation .............................................................. 22 University of Alabama .............................................................................. 170 University of Alabama Huntsville ............................................................. 170 University of Rhode Island......................................................................... 16 USA Commercial Service .......................................................................... 10 USDA......................................................................................................... 30 US Synthetic Wire Die ............................................................................. 136 Vanderbilt (Beijing) Trading Ltd. ................................................................ 22 Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center .......................................................... 72 Vanderbilt Chemicals LLC ......................................................................... 22 Vanderbilt Company, Inc., R.T. .................................................................. 22 Vanderbilt Global Services LLC ................................................................. 22 Vanderbilt Holding Company, Inc., R.T. ..................................................... 22 Vanderbilt International SARL.................................................................... 22 Vanderbilt Minerals LLC ............................................................................ 22 Vapormatt ................................................................................................ 147 VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) .................................. 41 Vedanta ..................................................................................................... 38 Viking ....................................................................................................... 172 Videojet Technologies Inc. ....................................................................... 165 Virginia Tech .............................................................................................. 16 Vision Engineering..................................................................................... 62 VW Group .................................................................................................. 43 WAI Southeast Chapter ............................................................................. 72 Waseda University ..................................................................................... 68 Washington State University ..................................................................... 36 WCISA® (Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association®) .......................................................................... 3, 10, 18, 118 Weisman LLC, David ............................................................................... 160 Whitewater Creek Country Club ................................................................ 72 wire 2014 ................................................................................................... 10 Wire Association International, Inc. (WAI) ......................................... 68, 158 WireDrawing 101® ........................................................................... 148, 158 Wire Expo .................................................................................................. 72 Wire Journal International (WJI) ................................................................ 72 Wire Lab Co............................................................................................... 70 Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. ................................................................. 72 Wire Rope Industries ................................................................................. 28 wire Russia 2013 ..................................................................................... 118 wire South America 2013 ........................................................................ 118 wire Southeast ASIA 2013 ....................................................................... 118 WiTechs GmbH.......................................................................................... 70 WJI Reference Guide ................................................................................ 72 Woodburn Diamond Die, Inc. .................................................................. 144 World Wire and Cable ............................................................................... 12 Woywood Kunstsoff-maschinen GmbH & Co. Vertriebs-KG ................... 167 Woywood/Plasticolor ................................................................................. 62 Wright, Inc., Roger N. .............................................................................. 148 Wurth SA, Paul .......................................................................................... 30 Yamada Research & Consulting................................................................ 70 Yangzhou Baosheng Copper Industry ....................................................... 48 Yoke ........................................................................................................... 28 Zeller+Gmelin GmbH & Co. KG .............................................................. 167 Zumbach Electronic AG ........................................................................... 164 ZUMBACH Electronics Corp ............................................................... 36, 72 Zumbach Service Turkey ........................................................................... 36

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