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FEATURE

43 Interwire 2007 preview This issue previews Interwire 2007 and the WAI’s 77th Annual Convention, to be held in conjunction with IFE 2007 at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, May 5-10, 2007. The preview includes: • WAI’s range of technical programs • A preview of exhibits (Interwire and IFE) • Social events, including “Wire in Motion” • Awards program and special presentations • Fundamentals course and ferrous workshop • Golf and 5K industry run • Info on Cleveland attractions, and more.

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196 Nanotechnology: how small is the nanoworld in the cable industry

200 Analyses and prevention methods for wire breaks in ultrafine gold wiredrawing

Hasan Cizmic—This tiniest of technologies offers potentially huge long-term opportunity for the wire and cable industry as its use finds more product applications.

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Tsutomu Yamashita and Kazunari Yoshida— Inclusions were found to be the primary cause for drawing breaks of superfine gold wire. Suppressing inclusions and reducing the reduction per pass reduced break frequency.

204 Electromagnetic (EM) nondestructive evaluation of steel wire ropes: a preview Debasish Basak—Non-destructive evaluation cannot test for fatigue but it can improve the reliability of initial identification of locations on a wire rope that has significant degradation.

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Cover: WAI will hold Interwire 2007 and its 77th Annual Convention this May 5-10, 2007, at the I-X Center in Cleveland Ohio, USA, co-located with IFE 2007. The event preview begins on p. 43.

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12 Industry News Belden reports two acquisitions, General Cable reports large cable contract, and more

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26 Asian Focus Tata Steel acquisition of Corus is big news on more than one level, and more

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30 Fiber Watch Dell executive cites need for more bandwidth, India’s Sterlite on the rise, and more

32 Fastener Update Precision Castparts to acquire Cherry Aerospace, Barnes Group expands in China, and more

29 People 208 Products 212 Media

34 WAI News U.K. “Wire Scholar” being chosen to visit U.S., attend Interwire; WJI Reference Guide mailed, and more

38 Chapter Corner WAI welcomes its first woman chapter president, Ohio Valley Chapter active at Interwire, and more

213 Classified 213 Career Opportunities 217 Advertisers’ Index

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Publisher Steven J. Fetteroll Editor-in-Chief Mark Marselli

Innovation in the wire industry: yes, it still exists

Senior Graphic Designer Bill Branch

In a recent discussion with some industry friends, someone remarked that innovation does not exist in today’s wire and cable industry. Well, from my perspective, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Sure, traditional research and development programs are hard to find. However, I have seen the challenge of innovation being addressed everyday on plant floors in every segment of the industry. Author and former U.S. Navy Commander Michael Abrashoff claims in his best seller “It’s Your Ship,” that innovation knows no rank. The same is true in the wire industry. Some of the most significant and sustainable improvements can come from any member of the team, from any part of the plant and from any shift. Every company is either competing or being influenced on a global level. As a result, innovation has driven cost reductions, improved quality and enhanced products. You wouldn’t be able to survive if you or your suppliers haven’t pushed through positive change. I think back to my earlier years in the industry, when 1200 feet per minute was the norm for multi-pass wiredrawing lines. Today we can draw five times that rate. Fast forward a few years, and try to imagine the possibilities that a competitive globalized industry will achieve. For those who think I have circumvented the knowledge producing component of a good debate by commandeering this editorial page, please feel free to share your insights by sending an e-mail to me at tmoran@wirenet.org. I will gladly share them with the readership. Even better, I would encourage you to visit Interwire (May 5-10) in Cleveland, where the opportunities are endless to experience the industry’s innovative abilities. I am and remain a believer in the future, especially for those whose focus is not on why things are bleak but on how they can make it better.

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Director of Marketing Services Janice E. Swindells Circulation Manager Jan Valois Publications Advisory Board Kurt Breischaft - Belden (Chairman) Antonio Ayala - J.J. Lowe, Mexico Ferruccio Bellina -TKT Group/President ACIMAF, Italy Anand Bhagwat - Wire and Cable Services, India Rick Kristensen - Beta LaserMike, USA Malcom Michael - Australasian Wire Association, Australia Don Schollin - Q-S Technologies, USA Ken Scott - UK Ralph Skalleberg - Skaltek USA Dave Stackpole - Nutmeg Wire, USA Giulio Properzi - Continuus Properzi, Italy Robert Wild - Niehoff Endex North America, USA WAI Executive Committee Liaison Dane Armendariz Henkel Surface Technologies Technical Advisors John Drummond - Scotia Group Nate Rosebrooks - Fluid Coating Technology R. M. Shemenski - RMS Consulting, Inc.

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World Calendar April 18-20, 2007: 7th Wire & Cable Expo International Exhibition & Conference New Delhi, India. Contact: Sameer Nair, Intech Trade Fairs Pvt., tel. 91-22- 26861040; fax 91-22-26863716; e-mail intech@bom5.vsnl.net.in; Internet www.intechtradefairs.com. May 5-10, 2007: Interwire 2007 Cleveland, Ohio, USA. To be held at the International Exposition Center (I-X Center), Interwire incorporates: Interwire Trade Exposition, the technical program and the WAI’s 77th Annual Convention. It addresses both ferrous and nonferrous manufacturing, and electrical/data/voice segments as well as wire forming and related wire and wire products. For more details, go to www.wirenet.org. May 5-10, 2007: International Fastener Exposition Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Co-locating with Interwire 2007 at the I-X Center, IFE is put on by the International Fastener Machinery Suppliers Association (IFMSA). Contact: Ray Zirkle, IFMSA, tel. 800-688-1698; fax 203-743-4810; e-mail rzirkle@bsales.com. May 23-24, 2007: National Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo Hartland, Wisconsin, USA. To be held at the Midwest Airlines Center, Hall A. Contact: Cheryl Luck, Expo Productions Inc., tel. 262-367-5500 or 800-367-552; fax 262367-9956; e-mail cherylluck@sbcglobal.netInternet; Internet www.expoproductionsinc.com./wireshowinfo.htm. May 28-31, 2007: Wire Russia 2007 Moscow, Russia. To be held at the Expo Centre Krasnya. Contact: Messe Düsseldorf North America, tel. 312-7815180; fax 312-781-5188; e-mail mail: info@mdna.com Internet www.mdna.com. June 10-12, 2007: World Wire & Cable Conference Paris, France. The theme of this conference, to be held at the Paris Rive Gauche Hotel, is creating value and controlling risk in the wire and cable industry. Contact: CRU Events. e-mail cruevents@crugroup.com, Internet www.cruevents.com June 24-28, 2007: JICABLE 2007 Versailles, France. To be held at the Palais des Congres, JICABLE is an international conference and exhibition on LV, MV, HV and EHV (extra high voltage) cables. The event is held every four years. For more details, go to www.jicable.org. June 25-28, 2007: FASTENER TECH™ ’07 Rosemont, Illinois, USA. To be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Contact: www.fastenertech.com and www.mwfa.net.


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WIRE ASSOCIATION INT’L EVENTS For more information about these events, contact the WAI, 1570 Boston Post Road, P.O. Box 578, Guilford, CT 064370578, USA. Tel. 203-453-2777; fax 203-453-8384; Internet www.wirenet.org. March 1-3, 2007: Modern technologies and modelling of manufacturing processes of wires and wire products Zakopane, Poland. Organized by the Poland Chapter and the Czêstochowska University of Technology, this event will include tech sessions, tabletop exhibits, banquet and more. For more, go to www.konferencja.mim.pcz.czest.pl (in Polish/English) or e-mail Jan Pilarczyk at pilar@mim. pcz.czest.pl, tel. 48-34-3-250-785; fax 48-34-3-250-714. May 5-10, 2007: Interwire 2007 Cleveland, Ohio, USA. To be held at the International Exposition Center (I-X Center), Interwire incorporates: Interwire Trade Exposition, the technical program and the WAI’s 77th Annual Convention. It addresses both ferrous and nonferrous manufacturing, and electrical/data/voice segments as well as wire forming and related wire and wire products. For more details, go to www.wirenet.org. November 5-7, 2007: Wire 07 Bologna Bolgna, Italy. This technical conference is organized by the Associazione Costruttori Italiani Macchine Per Filo (ACIMAF); The International Wire and Machinery Association (IWMA); Comité Européen de la Tréfilerie (CET); and the WAI. Contact: WAI, tel. 001-203-453-2777, ext. 133; Internet www.wirenet.org. June 7-11, 2008: Wire Expo 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. To be held at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, this event incorporates: the Wire Expo trade exposition, the technical program and the WAI’s 78th Annual Convention. The event addresses ferrous and nonferrous manufacturing, and electrical, data and voice segments as well as wire forming and related wire and wire products.

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World Calendar (cont’d.) October 31-November 2, 2007: Kiev Industrial Week 2007 Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine. The Fourth edition of Kiev Industrial Week 2007, which includes Wire Steel Ropes 2007 and Cabling Wiring 2007, will be held at the National Complex Expocenter. Contact: Olga Krasko, TDS-Expo LLC, tel. 380-44-526-91-84; e-mail olga@welding.kiev.ua; www.weldexpo.com.ua. October 24-31, 2007: K 2007, the 17th international Trade Fair Plastics and Rubber Düsseldorf, Germany. K 2007 will be held at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds, Halls 1-17. This event for plastic and rubber industries is organized by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH. Contact: Messe Düsseldorf North America, tel. 312-781-5180; e-mail info@mdna.com. November 5-7, 2007: Wire 07 Bolgna Bolgna, Italy. This technical conference is organized by the Associazione Costruttori Italiani Macchine Per Filo (ACIMAF); The International Wire and Machinery Association (IWMA); Comité Européen de la Tréfilerie (CET); and the WAI. Contact: WAI, tel. 001-203-453-2777, ext. 133; Internet www.wirenet.org. November 11-14, 2007: 56th IWCS/Focus™ Conference and Symposium Orlando, Florida, USA. Contact: IWCS/Focus, Internet www. iwcs.org; e-mail admin@iwcs.org; tel. 732-389-0990. March 31-April 4, 2008: wire Düsseldorf Düsseldorf, Germany. To be held at the Messe fairgrounds. Contact: Messe Düsseldorf North America, tel. 312-781-5180; e-mail info@mdna.com. June 7-11, 2008: Wire Expo 2008 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. To be held at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, this event incorporates: the Wire Expo trade exposition, the technical program and the WAI’s 78th Annual Convention. The event addresses ferrous and nonferrous manufacturing, and electrical, data and voice segments as well as wire forming and related wire and wire products. October 15-17, 2008: Spring World 2008 Rosemont, Illinois, USA. To be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, this event is sponsored by the Chicago Association of Spring Manufacturers (CASMI). Contact: Tom Renk, tel. 847-433-1335; fax 847-433-3769; e-mail info@casmi.org; Internet www.casmi.org. ■

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Industry News Belden enters agreement to buy LTK Wiring U.S.-based Belden announced that it has agreed to pay approximately $195 million to buy LTK Wiring Co. Ltd., a Hong Kong-based cable manufacturer, as part of its strategic goal to increase its presence in faster growing markets. LTK Wiring, a subsidiary of LTK Industries Limited, was described in a press release as one of the largest manufacturers of electronic cable for the China market, with 2006 revenues of approximately $220 million. Its customers include manufacturers of consumer electronics, telecom equipment, white goods, automobiles and other OEM products in China. “This acquisition propels us toward one of our stated objectives, expanding our presence in faster growing emerg-

ing markets,” said Belden CEO John Stroup. “It adds another prestigious brand, LTK, to our portfolio, and better positions us to compete effectively in China. … And with LTK’s manufacturing expertise and capacity, we are now positioned to better serve Belden’s Asia customers in networking, broadcasting, and industrial infrastructure.” LTK Wiring has sales offices in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Thailand and an extensive sales and customer service team across China as well as three manufacturing plants in China—in Huizhou, Shanghai and Dalian—that employ about 2,000, the release said. The deal was expected to close in about two months. See p. 16 for other Belden news.

General Cable unit wins high-voltage contract General Cable Corporation announced that its French subsidiary, Silec Cable, has been awarded a $70 million underground high-voltage project, which is part of a $1.3 billion Middletown-Norwalk, Connecticut electric transmission project. The joint project, led by Northeast Utilities Services Company and The United Illuminating Company, includes a high-voltage underground portion that will use approximately 69 miles of a new 345kV synthetic insulated cable system including 225 pre-molded joints, a press release said. The cables will contain embedded optical fibers for temperature monitoring of the links, it said, noting that the Silec cable portion of the project includes cables and jointing components, as well as a complete set of services, including engineering, installation supervision, and on-site jointing. The project is scheduled for completion in 2009. The release said that the award fol-

lows the recent successful completion and commissioning of a 14.4-mile 345kV synthetic insulated cable system supplied by Silec Cable as part of the Bethel-Norwalk, Connecticut transmission project, which is the longest installation to date in the U.S. The high-voltage synthetic insulated cable technology, pioneered by Silec Cable, which was acquired by General Cable Corporation in December 2005, has been installed worldwide up to 500kV, the release said, adding that the technology “represents a significant improvement over the pipe-type high pressure, fluid filled (HPFF) techniques.” “These projects set the stage for a broader use of synthetic insulated cable systems by United States utility companies for the upgrade and expansion of their high-voltage energy transmission networks to reliably meet the growing demand of their customers,” Silec Cable President Bernard Ernot said.

EUROLLS acquires Cortinovis SpA’s wire and cable business The EUROLLS Group announced that it has acquired Cortinovis SpA, an Italian supplier of machinery for producing power cables, telephone cables and steel ropes that will now be called Cortinovis Machinery SpA. A fourth-generation family owned business founded in 1881, Cortinovis offers a range of rotating machinery for producing power cables, telecommunication cables and steel ropes. It supplies stranding machines, laying-up machines, twinning machines, screening machines, armoring machines and taping units as well as accessories such as payoffs and take-ups, capstans, taping heads and compacting heads. Long-time leader Sergio Cortinovis thanked “the many loyal customers” that have chosen his company’s equipment over the years. In a press release, EUROLLS Group President Renato Railz said the acquisition of Cortinovis “complements and expands EUROLLS’s broad product offering in the market of wire machines, generating significant opportunities and synergies that will bring major advantages to the market.” The EUROLLS Group is currently a major supplier in the wire machinery field with its other companies; Eurolls Machinery Division SpA, Team Meccanica SpA, Vitari SpA and Teurema. EUROLLS notes at its website that it initially entered the market in 1987 with the production of tungsten carbide rolls for the wire industry. Then, “due to the development of the market, it decided to expand its range of products to various fields,” which also includes tubes. “Today, with the acquisition of Cortinovis and a longstanding dedication to quality and service, the EUROLLS Group reconfirms its commitment to the wire industry.”

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CTC reports 3-year deal with Chinese company U.S.-based Composite Technology Corporation (CTC) announced that its subsidiary, CTC Cable Corporation, has agreed to a three-year deal to supply Aluminum Conductor Composite Core (ACCC) to Far East Composite Technology Company, a subsidiary of Jiangsu New Far East Cable Corporation (Far East). The agreement, a press release said, includes two recently announced orders totaling 424 km ACCC conductor valued at about $7 million. The deal calls for non-returnable minimum quarterly distribution amounts of 600 km per quarter the first year, rising to 900 and 1200 km per quarter over the next two years, it said. “Far East has believed in CTC’s ACCC technology for a long time and has been instrumental in establishing CTC’s market in China,” said CTC Cable President Marvin Sepe. “By setting defined minimum ACCC purchases, typically representing approximately $10 million per quarter, we believe that this distribution agreement will provide a more consistent manufacturing load for our Irvine operations and

stranding sources.” The deal calls for Far East to purchase finished ACCC conductor initially for exclusive distribution within certain provinces in China where it has established working relationships with a number of power bureaus. Under the provisions, Far East can eventually begin qualification to strand CTC’s ACCC core for sale in China under a license agreement, it said. “This relationship represents our participation in a very dynamic Chinese economy, for which State Grid has estimated annual transmission and distribution expenditures in excess of $16 billion,” said CTC CEO Brenton Wilcoxon. “The continued acceptance of our technology will provide tremendous opportunity to grow our international business as grid operators around the world become increasingly aware of the value proposition our ACCC cable offers.” Jiangsu New Far East Cable Corporation and its subsidiary, Far East Composite Technology Company, are located in Yixing City, Jiangsu, China.

New name, office for Rosendahl and Nextrom Austria’s Knill Group announced that its Rosendahl Austria and Nextrom Oy businesses will operate under a new name, Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies (RNT), at a consolidated U.S. site. RNT will share the new location in Conover, North Carolina, with Knill USA Inc., which is the North American representative for the Knill Group. RNT collectively offers a combined product range that includes state-ofthe-art turnkey solutions for the fields of extrusion, SZ stranding, fiber optics, forming, welding and corrugation and is known for its close relationship with customers as well as a history of continuous innovation of technology and design, the release said. Contact: Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies, 1230 Commerce St SW, Conover, NC 28613, USA; tel. 828-464-2543; fax 828-328-4956; e-mail info.usa@nextrom.com; www.knillusa.com.

TAK Enterprises notes 25th anniversary, cites need to have global links U.S.-based TAK Enterprises Inc., a supplier of equipment and services to the wire and cable and other industry sectors, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in business. A press release noted that the company has come a long way since it was founded by Thomas A Kunkler and Rienehart Hermann in a 1,000-sq- ft building in Bristol, Connecticut. Today, the company is based in a 30,000-sq-ft facility and its product range has greatly expanded. It supplies equipment and services to small companies as well as Fortune 500 sized companies in the wire forming, medical product, automotive, aerospace, appliance, electronic, electrical, spring and dental markets. Specifically, for wire and cable, it has provided precision wire straighteners, custom feed and cut-off systems, CNC wire formers, servo feed systems, wire payoffs, cleaner/lubricators, and accessories for managing linear material. It also produces small and miniature precision parts such as surgical staples, electronic contacts, appli-

ance spring clips and dental pins. “Our business was established on our reputation and skills,” Kunkler and Hermann observed. “Today, industry is completely based on being competitive with price being first, second is delivery and quality (ISO) is always a given. There is no room to not meet all three. Global competition has required us to invite new international partners so we may offer a broader line of products and services. This has allowed us to remain stable in our dwindling American industry.” Following that philosophy, the ISO 9001:2000-registered company notes that it has expanded through recent business partnerships -- from California-based Spectral Systems and Oregon-based Wire Equipment LLC to Austria-based Stanzbiegetechnik -- that allow it to offer turnkey system solutions for contact welding, assembly, CNC wire forming, and stamping. It has introduced a new servo feed system; incorporated Allen Bradley

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Indiana and Florida; added a new line of medium duty wire payoffs; updated its web site; and more. For more about TAK, go to www. takenterprises.com.

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Nexans unit wins contract to be sole cable supplier for 39 new vessels Nexans reported that one of its units has been chosen by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and IHI Marine United Inc (IHI-Mu) to be the sole cable supplier for 39 new vessels, a contract valued at approximately US$21 million. A press release said that Nexans

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in five Japanese shipyards. The selection of a single cable supplier under a frame contract was described as “an unprecedented move for Japanese shipyards.” A company spokesman based in Korea said that there typically are from 80 to 120 different kinds of shipboard cables (JIS type based on IEC) that will be installed in a vessel, adding that all of them will be made at Nexans Kudong’s plant in Jincheon, South Korea. The cable will be installed for MHI at shipyards in Nagasaki, Kobe and Shimonoseki, which will be responsible for 23 vessels. Even though Nexans Kukdong has supplied cables for a long time, this is the first time it has been selected as sole supplier for MHI because “Japanese shipyards typically choose two or three cable suppliers, including domestic (Japanese) manufacturers,” the spokesperson said. “Especially one sole cable supplier for a three years’ frame contract for MHI is unprecedented thing in their history.” The release said the advantage for one cable source is the supply’s overall reliability as well as better levels of compatibility between the various cable types. For IHI-MU, Nexans has signed a one-year frame agreement to supply the Kure and Yokohama shipyards, responsible for 16 containers and bulk carriers. The cables are to be delivered between March 2007 and March 2008.

Sandvik Tooling to buy Diamond Innovations Sandvik Tooling, part of Sweden’s Sandvik AB, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Diamond Innovations Inc., formerly the Superabrasives Division of General Electric. A press release said that Sandvik has reached an agreement with the American private equity company Littlejohn & Co., LLC, which owns Diamond Innovations, whose products include cubic boron nitride and synthetic diamonds for a wide range of industrial applications that include wiredrawing.


India’s Tata Steel set to buy U.K.’s Corus Group for US$11.3 billion India’s Tata Steel is set to become the world’s fifthbiggest steelmaker after winning a bidding war for AngloDutch steelmaker Corus Group by agreeing to pay US$11.3 billion. Tata Steel topped a final bid from Brazilian Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) to win the rights to the Corus Group. With this addition, its first outside of Asia, Tata Steel will climb from the 56th biggest steel producer to 5th position, the company notes at its website. As of press time, the deal was to be decided by Corus shareholders, but in press reports that was a general expectation from industry analysts that the final offer would likely be the closer. The battle pushed Corus’s share price to seven-year highs as Tata Steel vied with CSN. One report said that the deal values Corus at about $600 per metric ton of production/capacity, compared with over $700/t for Mittal’s final bid for Arcelor in mid-2006. Corus employs 47,300 people worldwide, including 24,000 in the U.K. at plants at Port Talbot, Scunthorpe and Rotherham. It was formed out of the 1999 merger of British Steel and Dutch group Hoogovens. The Corus acquisition also lifts Tata Steel into the Fortune 500 at 268th, with combined revenue of $23 billion, only a notch below CocaCola. It will be only the seventh Indian company to break into that elite group, the company notes at its website. For a perspective from an India native, see p. 27.

Yazaki to close 2 U.S. plants, move wire harness operations to Mexico Japan’s Yazaki Corp. announced plans to shut two of its U.S. plants that manufacture wire harnesses and connectors used in automobiles by December 2008 and to move production to Mexico. A company spokesperson confirmed news reports that by shifting the bulk of production to Mexico, the auto parts maker hopes to cut both personnel and transportation costs while boosting output efficiency. In line with the restructuring plan, some of the 680 employees currently serving at the two plants will be assigned elsewhere, but most are expected to lose their jobs, the reports said. The closures will leave the company with just one plant in the U.S., in Michigan, it said. This month, Yazaki started building a plant in Durango, in central Mexico, the report said. The new plant, due to come onstream in August, will employ some 600 workers, the report said. Yazaki Corporation is one of the largest producers of automotive wire and auto wire harnesses globally. It was founded in 1929, selling automotive wire. Later it integrated downstream manufacture of wiring harnesses, which is now Yazaki’s main product. The group is comprised of 97 companies; 91 of these are located outside of Japan, and in 2006 it had 10,560 workers in Japan, and 132,920 worldwide.


Air Products plans expansion at plants in 2 states U.S.-based Air Products announced plans to expand its industrial gas production facilities at its plants in Ashland, Kentucky, and Reidsville, North Carolina. The company, which supplies gas to industrial customers that include the wire and cable industry, in a press release cited increased demand from its customer base, including metals manufacturing, heat treating and electronics. The Reidsville facility, operating since 1967, will expand production capacity by

nearly 400 tons per day and will be onstream in the second quarter of 2008, the release said. The Ashland facility, in operation since 1963 and increased in capacity in 1990, will expand production by approximately 450 TPD and will be onstream during the third quarter of 2008, it said. These facilities serve customers in markets across Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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Belden agrees to buy German company that is in an aligned field U.S.-based Belden announced that it has agreed to buy Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH (HAC) and certain of its affiliates from HgCapital, a European private equity investor, for approximately $260 million. HAC was described as a leading supplier of industrial ethernet solutions and industrial connectivity. “Consistent with the strategic goal of expanding its connectivity offering in markets where Belden is the preferred cable supplier, Belden is acquiring a company with wide-ranging competence and leading market positions in digital communication and connectivity for industrial automation and large-scale public infrastructure,” a press release said. In the release, Belden CEO John Stroup described the acquisition of Hirschmann as “a major achievement in our pursuit to expand our business in desirable end-markets, beyond cable, to signal transmission solutions.” HAC CEO Reinhard Sitzmann will continue to lead the company, which is based in Neckartenzlingen, with two production locations in Germany, and three manufacturing joint ventures in China, the release said. Hirschmann’s focus on industrial Ethernet, an open system that allows the integration of a wide variety of equipment and provides for an interface between the industrial network and the enterprise network, will help Belden as a whole, Stroup said in the release. “The adoption of Industrial Ethernet among our customers is in early stages but is increasing rapidly because of these compelling advantages,” Stroup said. “In the short run, we see a tremendous opportunity to use Belden’s global reach to accelerate HAC’s revenue growth in North America and Asia. In the long run, we expect to thoughtfully integrate the capabilities of Hirschmann and Belden to create products and services for the industrial market that are preferred worldwide,” he said. “We continue to investigate opportunities that advance our presence in emerging geographies and expand our solutions beyond copper cable,” Stroup said.


Tyco wins survey contract for fiber link from UAE to Kenya Tyco Telecommunications has been awarded a $2.7 million contract to conduct a survey on the construction of a fiber-optic link from the UAE to Kenya, press services have reported. A story in The Standard, in Kenya, reported that Tyco will undertake a four-month mapping of the Indian Ocean to determine where a fiber optic cable could be laid. The cable, it said, will be known as The East African Marine Systems (TEAMS). The release said that the Kenyan government, through Telkom Kenya and the UAE government, through Etisalat, have entered into a memorandum of understanding for the construction of TEAMS. The report cited concerns about the current cost of bandwidth being too high, to the point where it is driving the outsourcing of companies in the country out of business. One example it cited was Kenyan call centers, which were said to face data transmission costs more than 30 times that of rivals in India. “We are talking about real jobs here and that is why this measure has to be taken,” it cited one official as saying. The article said the high bandwith costs in Kenya stem from its reliance on satellite linkage. The sub-marine survey was expected to have started in February, the article said, adding that a fiber optic line could result in “a telecom boom.” The government is expected to own 40 percent of the project, it said. Another report notes that Kenya has also joined a 23-nation plan to build an undersea telecommunications cable, the Eastern Africa Submarine System. In other news, Tyco recently signed a contract with Houston-based BP America Inc. to supply an undersea fiber optic system serving offshore platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. The system will comprise the undersea backbone of a regional communications network, providing diverse connectivity from BP’s Gulf of Mexico offshore production facilities back to the regional operating center in Houston, Texas.

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AMSC reports record performance with its superconductors American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC) announced today that Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. has achieved world record performance levels for fault current limiters

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increase reliability and overall efficiency in the operation of power grids. Hyundai began development of its FCL in late 2004 in partnership with Yonsei University, located in Seoul, South Korea, the release said. Hyundai developed a 13.2kV/630A FCL using superconducting coils fabricated with AMSC’s 344S superconductors, it said.

ABI projects users of DSL/cable to reach 480 million by 2012 A study by ABI Research predicts that the total number of DSL and cable broadband users in the world will grow by an average of 9% annually over the next five years to reach 480 million subscribers by 2012. A press release noted that broadband Internet access “is gradually becoming a defining characteristic of advanced industrialized economies, and broadband take rates have been increasing at a rapid pace across the world.” “The Asia-Pacific region offers a potentially huge market to tap into,” said broadband research analyst Serene Fong, of ABI Research's Asia bureau. “In terms of statistical benchmarking, the subscriber base in the Asia-Pacific region will grow substantially over the next five years, and is expected to outperform other areas. Much of the AsiaPacific growth is expected to be fueled by the flourishing Chinese broadband market.” Broadband DSL will continue to be the fastest growing sector in the industry, as opposed to cable broadband. Asia-Pacific research director and general manager Jake Saunders comments, “DSL is set for stronger growth than cable across the globe mainly because it is able to leverage existing telecommunications infrastructure, leading to lower prices and greater ease of deployment.” ABI Research’s “Broadband Subscribers Database,” which is updated twice each year, profiles subscriber trends categorized by operator, by country, and by technology. For more info go to www.abiresearch.com, or call 516-624-2500.

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Prysmian opens plant in Brazil for making cables for offshore use Prysmian Cables & Systems reported that it has brought an industrial plant onstream at Vila Velha in Brazil for the manufacture of subsea umbilicals, special cables used in offshore oil platforms. The company said in a press release

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that will be retained as a back-up facility. The new plant’s longer length capability “will result either in reels of up to 300 tons and 9 m in diameter being deployed, or a rotating platform capable of loading an umbilical up to 8000 tons directly on to an installation vessel,” the release said. The release explained that the umbilicals are multifunctional tubing systems (in thermoplastic or steel) which in conjunction with a specialized line of accessories, enable subsea wellheads and manifolds to be connected to platforms or FPSOs. It added that Prysmian has been operating in this field for 20 years, with an increasing presence. The new plant will make it easier for Prysmian to meet demand, especially in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and the West African coast, the release said. It noted that the first order for umbilicals is from the Brazilian oil company Petrobas.

IGI and FTM to join forces on market studies Information Gatekeepers Inc. and FTM Consulting, Inc., announced that they have joined forces to develop and market reports of timely interest to the telecom and datacom industries. FTM is headed by Frank Murawski and Dr. Paul Polishuk heads IGI. FTM’s reports provide detailed fiveyear forecast segmentations by product, market, applications and technology as well as insightful strategic analysis for use in marketing and business plan development, a press release said. “This new arrangement fits nicely with IGI Consulting’s new report series called ‘IGI Certified Reports’,” Polishuk said. Technical and marketing staff “reviews all reports in this new service for quality and value before it agrees to market them under its own brand. The original producer’s name is included on all reports, as well as access to the author,” he said. For more information, contact Polishuk at ppolishuk@igigroup.com and at tel. 617-782-5033.

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Dynamex Corp. enters alliance with U.K.’s RG Attachments U.S.-based Dynamex Corp. announced that it has entered into an alliance with RG Attachments Ltd. to share their collective expertise and technology to the benefit of customers of both companies. Dynamex, which supplies cable manufacturing equipment, specializes in tape payoffs, while RG Attachments manufactures tapeformers that are used for wrapping tapes around cable cores, a press release noted. The tapeformers, which can be used with tape materials such as Mylar, metalized foils, water-blocking and paper, can be used for tape widths from 5 mm to 210 mm. The release said that Dynamex, which has an awardwinning patented universal auto-splicing tape-payoff system, and RG Atachments, “have teamed up to share trade leads and promote each other’s services to prospective clients.” It said that the tape-payoff and tapeformer are applicable to all cable extrusion lines with longitudinally applied tape. The tape-payoff system offered by Dynamex gives the user an uninterrupted run of tape with the ability to switch pads automatically without disruption to production. The tape is then fed through the RG tapeformer which folds it around the cable core, with a variety of folding profiles available. “This cooperation will enable both companies to offer a more comprehensive worldwide service to their customers,” it said. For more information, go to www.dynamexcorp.com or www.tapeformers.com.

SYSTIMAX reports 10 Gb/s Ethernet performance is an industry first SYSTIMAX Solutions™, a business unit of CommScope, announced that it has conducted the industry’s first performance demonstration that shows the robustness of 10 Gigabit Ethernet to 100 meters on unshielded twisted pair. A press release said that CommScope and Solarflare® Communications, a provider of high-performance 10 Gigabit Ethernet silicon, performed the public performance demonstration using Solarflare’s Solarstorm™ 10GBASE-T server adapters and the SYSTIMAX GigaSPEED®X10D cabling solution. The demonstration, it said, took place in “a demanding alien crosstalk environment.” It noted that SYSTIMAX and Solarflare are “actively collaborating to demonstrate the advances in cabling and electronics that will enable the mass-market adoption of 10GBASE-T.” The ability to use high-performance 10 Gb/s Ethernet connections for copper cabling is expected to make 10 Gigabit Ethernet more suitable and accessible to data center and enterprise networks, the release said. The collaboration between SYSTIMAX and Solarflare demonstrates that 10 Gb/s UTP cabling products and 10GBASE-T Ethernet network products such as the ones they are offering are ready for widespread use today, the release said. ■


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Asian Focus Asian Focus Asia news briefs AMSC signs deal with South Korean company U.S.-based American Superconductor Corporation announced that it has signed a wind energy system development contract worth more than $2 million with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd. (Doosan) of South Korea, an engineering, procurement and construction contractor with 5,000 employees worldwide. The contract calls for AMSC’s subsidiary, Windtec™, to develop a 3 megawatt (MW) wind energy system for Doosan and support the assembly and installation of the first prototype. Doosan plans to begin series production of these systems late in 2009. Windtec also has the right of first refusal for all future 3 MW wind turbine electrical systems from Doosan, creating a significant followon business opportunity for Windtec. The deal represents Windtec’s first 3 MW system development contract and its first entry into the South Korean renewable energy market, the release said. The Global Wind Energy Council notes that South Korea’s installed base of wind generated electricity grew by 42 percent to 98 MW in 2005. The South Korean government plans to generate 5 percent of its total power from wind, solar and tidal systems by 2011, up from 2 percent now. Nexans wins large Chinese cable contract Nexans announced that it has been awarded a contract worth approximately US$182 million from the EHV Power Transmission Chinese Company of CSG and Guangdong Nan-Dian Power Equipment Co. to install a 500kV submarine power link to connect Hainan Island at the south end of China to the Chinese mainland in Guangdong province. The 30 km submarine cable link, capable of carrying up to 600MW of power, will be laid at a water depth of around 100 m, a press release said. The power link is scheduled to commence operation in July 2009 and will play a key strategic role in the development of Hainan Island as a tourist resort, it said. The submarine link will have an oil-filled cable with a cross section of 800 sq mm to be made in Japan by NVC, a factory joint venture owned 66 percent by Nexans and 34 percent by Japan’s Viscas, the release said. It will be installed by Nexans’ own cable ship, the Skagerrak. “The creation of NVC, the production joint venture dedicated to the manufacturing of submarine high voltage power cables with the Japanese Viscas, announced last July, aimed at immediately increasing Nexans’ submarine high voltage cable and service potential activity over the next few years. Today, this first contract perfectly illustrates the needs of this fast-growing market. Thanks to this alliance, Nexans is today able to meet its Chinese customers’ demand” underlines Patrick Barth.

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China literally shooting for moon, sees energy source China plans this year to launch its first satellite,“Chang'e 1,” to orbit the moon, the first step in a three-stage project that will lead to the launching of a moon-probing device in 2010 and eventually manned moon flights, using all Chinese-made equipment, reports People’s Daily Online. The article said that China's moon probing mission is divided into the satellite launch, then a soft landing on the moon surface that will include a moonbuggy, robots and probing devices, a return flight that will see the return of the moonbuggy with collected lunar samples, followed by manned moon flights between 2020 and 2025. It cited Ouyang Ziyuan, described as a top academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the first scientist of China’s moon orbiting project, as saying that it has not been easy for China to get technical assistance from other countries for this endeavor. China has budgeted US$175 million over three years for the project, it said, noting that the U.S. spent $25.6 billion in the 1960s and 70s. That investment, Ouyang said,“gave rise to rapid advancement of its science and technology and economic take-off.” Thus, the moon probing is ‘the job that has to be done,” he was quoted as saying. The article notes that as China has economic, social and environmental issues to cope with, why does it want to “reach for the moon” when people are still unable to do things on the globe well? It cites Ouyang as explaining that “the moon probing suggests a nation’s comprehensive national strength and it is of significance to increasing China’s international prestige and the cohesive power of the Chinese nation.” He added that it rep-

resents “a new milestone after the manned space flight and the launch of application satellites and a major hallmark in the high-tech development of a nation.” Further, he said,“mineral deposits, energy resources and environment on the moon constitute a crucial sphere for the humankind and, if China fails to make any inquiries into this sphere, the country accordingly will not have any right to speak about in this regard.” One of the more interesting points in the article was its view of the potential in the moon, which it described as “a unique, amazing treasure house of an infinite and inexhaustible energy source.” The article stated that “the sunlight radiation energy that reaches the moon sphere can generate approximately 12 trillion kilowatts annually and, if three solar power plants with parallel-connection are put up on the moon, the humankind is sure to have plentiful stable solar energy.” Further, it said,“there is a very unique resource in the moon soil and, if it is tapped, it will meet the energy demand of the humankind for close to 10,000 years.” It noted that the moon soil contains an isotopic element named “helium (HE) 3,” which is a type of very sanitary, safe and cheap, but highly-efficient nuclear fusion fuel for power generation. The potential output of electricity generated by three tons of helium 3 can satisfy China’s energy consumption output for a whole year, it said. Ouyang said in the article that Chinese-made rockets are fully capable of launching lunar probes onto the moon, and that it has the ability to carry out its long-term mission.“Sooner or latter, China's gorgeous five-star red flag will tower on the moon, and days are not distant for the dream of the Chinese people to come true.”

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Tata Steel take on Corus Below are edited comments from B. Muthuraman, Managing Director of Tata Steel. First off, the Corus acquisition brings to Tata Steel immediate capacity of nearly 19 million metric tons a year.That is unlike Greenfield projects, which have their own merits but take about three-five years and often longer in developing countries like India. So this deal brings Tata Steel substantially more capacity at once and at a cost about half of a Greenfield site. Secondly, it gives us access to very matured and developed markets of Europe where you can go downstream much more than in a developing country like India, and even to some extent, to China. Europe is a very mature market with the customers demanding very high quality service and these require special capabilities, which are resident in a company like Corus, through which Tata Steel can also learn much. So, apart from the additional capacity, it provides access for Tata Steel into these European markets. Thirdly, Corus has a very highly developed R&D capability, which I believe India in general lags, even though compared to some other Indian steel players, Tata Steel has much better R&D facilities.I think there is much to be gained both in terms of improving Tata Steel's own operations and understanding products and technologies better and deriving much more value with its existing assets.That is another strength that Corus brings to Tata Steel. So, these are some of the reasons why we believe that the strategic fit between Tata Steel and Corus is very good. It also brings in a company whose management and work practices are very similar to that of Tata Steel and thus there is a very good fit between the two, which is of fundamental importance to any post acquisition integration process. We see synergies in materials procurement, the marketplace, shared services and improvement of our operations in India. In terms of total synergies we believe that the combined entity will be able to bring to the bottom line about US$300 million to 350 million a year. It will take some time to do this, starting at a lower value for the first year or two. From the third year on, we expect to realize the full synergy.

Tata Steel buy larger-than-life deal for India shape.” At the end, India’s Tata Steel’s final There is little doubt that the deal was auction bid won by five pence, and it big from either perspective. won Corus Steel, its first-ever acquisition Corus employs 47,300 people worldoutside of Asia.That news made headwide, including 24,000 in the U.K. at lines around the world, but for those plants at Port Talbot, Scunthorpe and who live in India, there were two stories. Rotherham. It was formed out of the Tata Steel’s winning bid of 608 pence 1999 merger of British Steel and Dutch (US$12.10) was five pence higher than group Hoogovens.The deal will vault the one from Brazilian Companhia Tata Steel, the 56th biggest steel proSiderurgica Nacional. Some analysts ducer with annual capacity of 5.3 milcalled Tata’s bid excessive. Others lion metric tons, to called it risky. However, 5th position.The nobody questioned the acquisition also lifts strategic fit between the Tata Steel into the two companies. Fortune 500 at 268th, The victory clearly had with combined revtwo story lines: one the enue of $23 billion, vision and growth story only a notch below of Tata Steel, the other Coca-Cola. It will be of India Inc., and its rising only 7th Indian comstatus in the global pany to break into world. Both of these that elite group. themes were echoed in There are some risks the headlines in India. to the deal.The The Economic Times, biggest one is that if reported it this way: “5 there is an economPence Gives India a ic downturn over the Pound of U.K. ”The Times Anand Bhagwat coming years,Tata of India (TOI) said: “India on Song,Takes Corus Along.” Tata’s victory was clearly viewed as a victory of India Inc.After several failed attempts by Indian companies in recent years to acquire foreign entities, this was the first sweet success.The acquisition also had special importance because of the players involved. Tata Group, with its storied past and role in India’s industrialization, was taking over a major U.K. company, with its country’s colonial past. In an interview with TOI after the winning bid,Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata recalled “When we first talked about acquiring Corus, many thought it was an audacious move for an Indian company to make a bid for a European steel company much larger than itself….This will be the first step in ensuring that Indian industry can step outside the shores of India in an international market and acquit itself as a global player.” The BBC’s Robert Peston described the proposed acquisition as “the changing of the guard on a global scale.”The Economist in London beamed,“The Empire Strikes Back.” Arcelor-Mittal Group Chairman L.N. Mittal observed,“We are seeing the first of the emerging multinationals taking

Steel might have difficulty paying off the debt it is taking on to buy Corus. However, overall, the acquisition has clearly been viewed as strategic.The acquisition was made with one vision: to be a major global player in steel. As B. Muthuraman, Managing Director of Tata Steel, commented,“with 5.3 million tonnes capacity, the company had no hope of becoming a global player without acquisition. It was cheaper to buy than build.And Corus was the best available target.The Anglo-Dutch company had size, location, technology, and access to customers.” See more comments on this page. The deal gives Tata Steel instant access to technology and product diversification that it desperately seeks. It can transfer some of the steel-making technology to its Indian manufacturing operations. It can also acquire business from some of the automotive segments in high-quality, high-alloy steel grades such as tire cord and valve spring. It also gives a boost to India in a way that does not show up in a balance sheet but means a great deal to the country. Anand Bhagwat

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People C. Richard Gordon has rejoined the National Standard Company as Director, Quality and Engineering. He has more than 30 years of experience in the steel and wire industries. He previously worked with National Standard managing groups working in the areas of

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R&D, Quality, and Process Technology for carbon steel and stainless steel wire products. In addition, Rick worked for Baoan International Investment Co., Ltd., and U.S Steel Corporation. He holds degrees in metallurgical and materials engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. He is a member of TMS, ASTM, ASM International and the WAI, for which he has presented at seminars. Based in Niles, Michigan, National Standard Company, a

Heico Wire Group business, manufactures weld wire, tire bead wire and other industrial wire products. Hitachi Cable Manchester (HCM) announced a number of personnel changes. Lynne Humenik was promoted from Senior Vice President Premise and Fiber to Executive Vice President and a Board Member of Hitachi Cable Limited. Stephen Dane, North American Sales Manager was promoted to Director of Sales Premise & Fiber. Mike Gallant was promoted from Vice President of Operations to Senior Vice President. Eugene Urbina was promoted from Engineering Manager to Director of Engineering. Also, Bruce Paige has joined HCM as the Northeast Regional Sales Manager. Based in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, Hitachi Cable Manchester is part of Japanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hitachi Cable Ltd., a manufacturer of electrical wire and cable. B3 Cable Solutions (B3) announced that Steve Ellis has joined the company in the role of Managing Director, responsible for all B3 business, including the recently acquired Irish cable plant (previously owned

Obituary Dennis M. Biggins, 58, an account executive with Dyneon LLC, died Thursday, January 11, along with his wife, Sandra Hardy-Biggins, 57, both the result of a tragic homicide. He was well known in the wire and cable industry, where he sold fluoropolymers, for his boundless energy. A WAI member,

he worked for more than 30 years for a number of companies, including Brand Rex. He had an associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in electrical engineering from Three Rivers Community College and a BS degree in marketing from Johnson & Wales College. He had served in the Coast Guard from 1966 to 1970.


by ABB). He has 20 years of experience, with past employers including the cable division of BICC Group, (later to become part of the Corning Group), Pirelli Cables & Systems (now Prysmian), AEI Cables and more recently Hoya Lens UK Ltd. Mike Walton, formerly managing director with B3, has moved into the newly created position of CEO, with overall responsibility for delivering the B3 strategy and developing the B3 portfolio of companies. Based in the U.K., B3 Cable Solutions’ product lines include metallic communications cable. Wheelabrator Plus named Tim McLaughlin as a Territory Account Manager, responsible for Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. He has more than 31 years of experience in abrasive blast

cleaning equipment, peening applications and abrasives. He had retired in 2004 as CEO of McLaughlin, Inc., and most recently was sales manager for Ervin Industries. Based in LaGrange, Georgia,

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USA, Wheelabrator Plus is part of the Wheelabrator Group, a global provider of surface preparation and finishing solutions.

Daikin America announced that Kerry Heck has become a DAI-EL® Technical Service Engineer, serving the company’s fluoroelastomers business. Heck has 25 years of experience in the rubber industry, with an emphasis in compound development, adhesive applications and manufacturing support. Daikin America, Inc., based in Orangeburg, New York, USA, supplies fluoropolymer to sectors that include the wire and cable industry. Martin Laudenbach has been appointed CEO of Almatis, succeeding Hervé de Carmoy, who as Executive Chairman had filled in as interim head since former CEO Oscar Groomes stepped down. Over the last 14 years, Laudenbach has

worked in senior executive roles in Europe, America and Asia. He led the expansion of BASF’s global automotive coatings business and most recently headed BASF’s Fine Chemicals Division. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Almatis supplies specialty alumina products. Guy Moilliet has been named Managing Director for Ferromatik Milacron, responsible for business operations that include the company’s international subsidiaries or agencies. Based in Malterdingen, Germany, Ferromatik Milacron Maschinenbau GmbH develops, builds and sells injection-molding machines. ■

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Fiber Watch Dell calls for more bandwidth Speaking January 9 at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dell Chairman Michael Dell declared that fiber-based broadband links to the home are one of the keys needed by consumers to use their PCs as digital media hubs. In his keynote presentation at the country’s largest trade show, Dell Dell Chairman described how the next Michael Dell. “killer app” will be what a customer does with technology instead of a piece of new technology. Two enablers, he said, are an increase in penetration of fiber-speed networks to the home and technology hardware and software that work more seamlessly together. “Fiber penetration is in its infancy, but there are pockets of great progress,” Dell said. “Consumers currently have the ability to move 100 megabits of information per second in some countries, including Denmark, Japan and France. And

Singapore has a stated goal of offering consumers 1 gigabit per second by 2015.” “The Internet has more digital content available than ever before – video, music, online gaming. DSL and cable broadband are on the rise, but a great digital experience requires something far faster: fiber.” Dell observed. “I applaud the telecommunications companies that are driving fiber to the home, and I encourage the entire telecom industry to step up and make such fiber available much more broadly.” One driver for bandwidth is gaming, Dell said. At the event, the company introduced a Dell gaming PC targeted at the world’s 12.5 million players of massive multiplayer online games. The XPS 710 H2C features powerful processors and video cards whose shimmering heat is absorbed with “Black Ice” technology. Essentially, it is a dual-stage cooling solution that relies on solid state refrigeration to keep a CPU from “breaking a sweat.” There are no fans involved so it is quiet compared to everything else that is out there, the company notes.

Nextrom acquires Dätw yler SA Nextrom SA, a subsidiary of the Knill Group, announced that it has acquired Swiss-based Dätwyler Fiber Optics SA, a deal that it said will enable it to offer a more comprehensive range of fiber and preform manufacturing solutions. A press release said that Dätwyler produces telecom fibers and specialty fibers and has innovative processes for glass preform production and optical fibers. “With this acquisition, Nextrom complements the range of solutions for its customers. The new products will include equipment and technology for preform manufacturing, such as FCVD and Sand cladding, in addition to Nextrom’s current solutions based on MCVD, VAD and OVD. Furthermore, with the support of the fiber plant, Nextrom will also reinforce turnkey preform and fiber plant capabilities.”

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The release said that Dätwyler will continue to concentrate on the development, manufacture and marketing of cables and system solutions based on fiber optics technology, benefiting in turn Nextrom’s important customers, will continue to benefit from the know-how created at the Boudry fiber optics plant. The acquired plant will be renamed in the near future, and will be an independent unit focusing on the development of specialty fibers. With the acquisition of Nextrom in early 2005, the Knill Group notes that it is a leading supplier of manufacturing systems, solutions and services to the fiber industry. Today the group has more than 1000 employees in 14 countries, and generates an annual consolidated turnover of approximately US$150 million.

India’s Sterlite on rise in ratings for tech companies Sterlite Optical Technologies Ltd. (SOTL), which notes that it is India’s only global provider and integrated manufacturer of optical fiber, announced that it has made the “Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2006” list for the second consecutive year, climbing substantially higher in the rankings. SOTL, which also supplies telecommunication cables and power transmission conductors, reported that it “leaped to the 73rd position this year from the 275th position in 2005.” In India, SOTL notes that it has an optical fiber manufacturing in Aurangabad, and telecom cable and power transmission conductor plants in Indat Silvassa and Pune. The company’s technology includes singlemode optical fiber (G.655D & G.655E) that has the absolute value of the chromatic dispersion coefficient greater than some non-zero value throughout the wavelength range from 1530 nm to 1565 nm, it said. Earlier this year, Deloitte nominated SOTL as the 6th Fastest Growing Technology Company in India in 2006, the release said. It is also among the winners of the ‘Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India & Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2005’ awards for FY 2004-05, according to a recent survey conducted by Deloitte, Hong Kong. The release also said that SOTL is the only company to be awarded the ‘Top Telecom Cables Company’ in India, four times in the past five years, as per the annual V&D 100 Survey and is a winner of the ‘Amity Award for Corporate Excellence’ and ‘ELCINA Award for R&D’ in 2006. SOTL COO Pankaj Khanna observed, “The global optical fiber industry has entered a very buoyant phase. ... By virtue of being a fully integrated optical fiber manufacturer, we believe that we are equipped to effectively address the exciting times ahead for the telecom industry. ” ■


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Fastener Update Precision Castparts to acquire Cherry Aerospace U.S.-based Precision Castparts Corp. announced that it has agreed to acquire Cherry Aerospace LLC from Acument Global Technologies, for $300 million. Founded in 1939, Cherry is one of the leading manufacturers of aerospace rivets and blind bolts, a press release said. It noted that Cherry’s products, which are primarily used in structural applications, are found on all major commercial and military aircraft in production or development today. The company has approximately 500 employees at its facility in Santa Ana, California. Cherry encompasses the aerospace operations of Acument, formerly Textron Fastening Systems. “Cherry has been one of our top ‘tuck-

in’ targets since our acquisition of SPS Technologies,” Precision Castparts Corp. Chairman and CEO Mark Donegan said in the release. “As with Air Industries and Shur-Lok, Cherry will fill a significant gap in SPS’s product line of critical aerospace fasteners. Cherry rivets and blind bolts, respected throughout the aerospace industry, are frequently specified by brand name on customers’ original blueprints. In addition, this acquisition continues to grow our presence in Southern California, opening up potential synergies and economies of scale with our other fastener operations.” Subject to regulatory approvals, the acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2007, the

Nylok Canada notes 10th anniversary Nylok Canada Inc. is celebrating its 10th anniversary, noting that it has gone far from its start “from square one” in a 9,000 sq ft building Mississauga, Ontario, to its modern 33,000 square-foot headquarters/ manufacturing facility in Brampton, Ontario. In a press release,Nylok Corporation President Max F. Dorflinger credited the Canadian subsidiary for “making Canadian fastener manufacturers more competitive in pricing and enabling them to export their products throughout the world.” Nylok Canada was established to meet increasing demand for the self-locking NYLOK® TRUE BLUE® nylon patch and NYCOTE® White Teflon® powder coating from manufacturers in Ontario and Quebec, including many automotive man-

ufacturers who were previously served by Nylok facilities in the United States, the release said. Nylok Canada has been a major success story for Nylok Corporation, a member of the Marmon Group, and a leader in valueadded fastener products, the release said. It noted that Nylok holds more patents for innovative fastener technology than any other company, and has built a reputation throughout the world for developing new products that solve assembly challenges. The company began with one employee, General Manager Nilo Urbani Jr. Three of the first four employees to join Mr. Urbani in 1996 are still with the company, including shift supervisors Wayne Bennett and Juan Cochrane and inside sales manager Lucia Rodrigues, the release said.

Barnes Group unit expands in China The Barnes Distribution business unit of Barnes Group Inc. announced the expansion of its AS Raymond operations in China with the opening of a dedicated office and distribution center in the Pudong New District of Shanghai, China. A press release said that the new facility will service the growing market for close tolerance components, such as industrial 32 WIRE JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

and mechanical springs within China. In addition to industrial springs, AS Raymond provides components to industries that include fasteners. “With the expansion of our distribution operation into China, we are strengthening our presence in a growing manufacturing center in Asia…,” said Idelle K. Wolf, president, Barnes Distribution.

release said. In other news, Precision Castparts Corp., worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products, reported that its aerospace fastener sales grew approximately 30 percent year-overyear. “The segment’s critical aerospace fasteners, already well-positioned on the “right” aircraft platforms, continue to deliver improved performance, drive operating margins, and score additional share gains, while sales of engineered fasteners, which primarily serve North American automobile manufacturers, were relatively flat year-over-year,” the release said.

Jergens opens site in Shanghai U.S.-based Jergens, Inc., a manufacturer of high-precision standard tooling components that include fasteners, announced that it has opened Jergens Shanghai Commercial Co., Ltd., to represent and distribute its products in China. Jergens, Inc., has four operating divisions: Jergens Tooling Component Division (TCD), which manufactures workholding products, mechanical and power clamping systems, specialty fasteners, and lifting accessories; Acme Industrial Company, which manufactures precision drill bushings and keylocking threaded inserts; Jergens ASG Division, which is a supplier of products for light assembly, including torque-controlled electric screwdrivers, automation products, production aids, and inspection and testing equipment; and Jergens Industrial Supply (JIS), which distributes 150 brands of tooling, workholding, and metalworking products. Jergens Shanghai, located in Pudong, Shanghai, provides product information and facilitates ordering for Chinese customers as well as arranging import and export trading, the release said. In other news, the company reported that it has released a new Chinese catalog featuring Jergens’ product lines. ■


WAI News U.K. ‘wire scholar’ to tour U.S., attend Interwire A special reciprocal scholarship program, born from the more than half century old clockwinding tradition, will continue as a representative from the U.K. wire industry was due to be chosen to serve as the 2007 WireLink Traveling Scholar. The program offers ambitious young managers, from U.K. and American wire companies (in alternate years), a two-week tour where they get to see how their counterparts run their operations. The idea is that the recipient will gain knowledge that benefits both their employer as well as advances their career development. In the U.K., the program is run by MetSkill, and sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers and the WAI. MetSkill is part of SEMTA the Sector

Skills Council for Science Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies. The scholarship program was started by members of the “Clockwinders” Club, a group of British wire people who traditionally send a representative to WAI’s U.S. headquarters, where they wind an 18th century English clock that had been presented to the Association by British wire companies on behalf of help provided by the U.S. during World War II. The winner will visit wire and cable companies along the east coast of the United States, before attending the 2007 WAI Interwire trade show and conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Candidates must be between 25 and 40 years old and employed by their nominating company at the time of travel.

WJI Reference Guide is on the way The WJI 2007 Reference Guide, which serves as both an international industry buyer’s guide and a directory of WAI members, has been published and mailed. Members should soon be receiving the guide, which is free to members and available to others for $125. The guide provides company listings that include contact information, key personnel and up to 10 products they offer, selected from more than 1,000 product types. Companies can also be found by the “Type of Business” section, where products and services are presented in alpha order, with the names 34 WIRE JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

of companies that offer them. The guide lists the names and contact information for WAI members as well as the Association’s committees and boards and the volunteers who serve on them. It also includes information about past award winners, both of technical papers and the Mordica and Donnellan awards. Beyond the printed edition, a wealth of additional company and product crossreferences are searchable and viewable through the “Virtual Trade Show” portion that can be found at http://www.wirenet.org/vts/ vts_search.cfm.

“The WireLink Scholarship really is an eye opening experience,” said Caparo Wire’s Spencer Thomas, the 2005 British scholar winner. “It gave me the chance to see numerous operations and processes throughout America, which is something that really needs to be seen first-hand. The only downside to the tour is that you have to come home! All managers who fit the criteria should make the effort to apply, it is definitely worth it. I only wish I could go again!” WAI Executive Director Steve Fetteroll said that the program has been shown to be of value since it started in 2000. “The individuals have benefitted by seeing the ‘bigger picture’ of the business as well as the employers, who benefit from the lessons their employees have gained,” he said.

Last call for El Paso Workshop Potential attendees for WAI’s Road Show Workshop in El Paso, Texas, should register now to make sure they can get a slot at the two-day program to be held March 29-30. “Nonferrous Wire Technology,” to be taught by industry expert Dr. Horace Pops, is co-sponsored by WAI and Phelps Dodge Copper Products. Attendees will tour Phelps Dodge’s rod mill and refining facility. The rod mill includes a vertical cathode melting furnace; a caster to shape and cool molten copper; a rolling mill for 5/16" or 3/8" rod; an acid-pickling process that cleans the final product; and an automated packaging system. Electrolytic refining occurs in a tankhouse in a site that includes distribution and storage tanks, pumps and four crane bays running parallel to a central storage and pump bay. Contact: Marc Murray at e-mail mmurray@wirenet.org. ■


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Chapter Corner 1st woman president to lead New England Chapter The WAI’s New England Chapter, the Association’s oldest and largest chapter, welcomed its first-ever woman president at its 13th annual meeting, held January 18 at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, where attendance topped 100 for the fourth straight time.

Cheered by the audience, Lori Parent walks to the podium for the first time as president of the New England Chapter.

During the meeting, 2006 Chapter President Don Schollin introduced his successor, Lori Parent, noting that she was not only taking the leadership position because of her hard work, but “making a bit of history here.” He noted that “this industry and chapter is heavily dominated by males. Out of the 270 chapter members, only about 20 are female. Hopefully this will change in the future but for now I’m proud to present Lori Parent who was our first female vice president and is now the first female president of our chapter or any chapter in the WAI.” Parent, who started her career at Communications Cable and then spent her next years in sales capacities with such companies as Brand-Rex, Teledyne Thermatics, Judd Wire and WPI, worked in the assembly business. Since 2003 she has been the Northeastern Regional Manager for Breen Color Concentrates, “I accept this position as the first woman president of any chapter globally for WAI,” Parent said. She noted that the New England chapter is the only one with sever-

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which the chapter had made a priority in al women in leadership roles, the others promoting. being board members Marie Geary, C&M; The meeting also saw an unexpected Denise Coyle, Chromatics; and Linda revelation: wire and cable people may not Mallory, NEPTCO. be the easiest of crowds to control. “The wire and cable industry continues Hypnotist Dan LaRosa tried but ultimately to evolve and change, and I believe that the conceded that this was an audience that success and survival relies on embracing could not be hypnotized. those changes and accepting the creativity Other 2007 officers are: Vice President necessary to continue our careers,” Parent Paul McDermott, Q-S Technologies Inc.; said. “What started as an organization priSecretary Joe Snee, Huestis Industrial; and marily leveraged with equipment suppliers Treasurer Mike Mathiasen; and Past to wire and cable manufacturers, now President Schollin. includes material suppliers, end-users, disThe rest of the board include; Rick tributors, cable assembly manufacturers, Amaral, Amaral Automation; Denise fasteners and asset recovery companies. Coyle, Chromatics, Inc.; Marie Geary, C & The exposure to all of these businesses as M Corp.; Linda Mallory, NEPTCO; Paul individuals then broadens our understandMcDermott, Q-S Technologies Inc.; Mike ing of how every piece of this puzzle plays McKee, Lloyd & Bouvier Inc.; Marc an integral part to the final product: wire Normandin, Dyneon; Mike Patel, Teknor and cable.” Apex Co.; John Rivers, Delaware Looking back at his past year as presiMarketing Services; Roy St Andre, EIS dent, Schollin said that he was pleased he Wire & Cable Co.; David Stackpole, could follow through on his pledge of conNutmeg Wire Inc; and David Thibodeau, tributing to the industry. He described his Quirk Wire Co. Inc. year as president as “incredibly rewarding, Gold Sponsors for the event were Breen a lot of work but a lot of fun and a lot of Color Concentrates Inc., Gem Gravure Co. satisfaction.” Inc., Lloyd & Bouvier Inc., NEPTCO, T Schollin cited four members who were & T Marketing Inc. and Teknor Apex Co. retiring from the board: Mark Spencer, W. Silver Sponsors were Delaware Marketing Gillies Technologies, the immediate past Services and Fluoropolymer Resources President of the New England Chapter; Inc. Bronze Sponsors were Chromatics Erik Macs, Fine International, a prior chapInc., Huestis Industrial, Mathiasen ter president; Keith Weber, now with Machinery Inc., Mossberg Reel LLC, Q-S Parker-Hannifin, who was chairman of the Technologies Inc., Sylvin Technologies annual meeting committee; and Charlie Inc., W Gillies Technologies LLC and Glew, Cable Components Group. He also Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. thanked Dave Thibodeau, Quirk Wire, for his work on the chapter’s scholarship program. During the meeting, a presentation was made to Gem Gravure Co. President Dave Gemelli for his efforts for Wire Expo 2006 in Boston, The New England Chapter’s board of directors for 2007.


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It connects. It spans. It supports and sustains.

It’s Wire Expo 2008. It moves with the prevailing wind and allows wire and cable traffic to reach and explore another American marketplace. In 2008 Wire Expo will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where more than 944 bridges in the surrounding area are known to link people and industry together. Meet us for an expansive Wire Expo program June 7-11, 2008. • Exhibits • Full Technical Program • Guest Speakers.

Photo Courtesy: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

June 7-11, 2008

The suspense is building.

Pittsburgh • Pennsylvania David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Exhibit space goes on sale June 2007. Look for details in Wire Journal International or online at www.wirenet.org.

Wire Expo 2008 is organized by The Wire Association International, Inc. 1570 Boston Post Road • P.O. Box 578 • Guilford, CT 06437-0578 USA Tel.: (001) 203-453-2777 • Fax: (001) 203-453-8384 • Web site: www.wirenet.org


Ohio Valley Chapter members support Interwire 2007 As Interwire 2007 will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, leaders of the WAI Ohio Valley Chapter say that chapter members will be ready to greet the thousands of attendees expected to come from 40 plus countries to their region. The event, they note, will include some special touches that some chapter members helped design. “As the host chapter, we look forward to welcoming everyone to Cleveland and Interwire this May,” said Chapter President Dane Armendariz, Henkel Technologies. “The Ohio Valley Chapter is pleased that WAI is holding this major wire and cable event in our region, and we anticipate a worthwhile experience for all who attend.” Chapter members have taken leadership roles on the Local Committee, and the results of their involvement have included the planning of the Opening Reception on Monday and a new social event, Wire in Motion, which will be held Wednesday afternoon on the show floor. See p. 92 for more details on Wire in Motion.

In addition to the two social events, chapter members were among those who created of the Production Solutions practical “how-to” sessions that will take place on the show floor. See p. 84 for more details. In addition, their local knowledge has helped the development of the transportation plan that will allow attendees to comfortably get to and from the I-X Center and the various events. The chapter also has played a significant role in the Interwire 2007 Charity Golf

Tournament, being held on Sunday, May 6th at the Big Met Golf Course. See p. 55. “It’s great to have the volunteer involvement from the members of the Ohio Valley Chapter,” said WAI President Tom Moran. “They have really committed themselves to ensuring good programs and events for the benefit and enjoyment of all who attend Interwire. WAI and Interwire is appreciative of the time and effort that this group has dedicated to making this a great experience.” ■

WAI contact info Name Steven Fetteroll, executive director David B. LaValley, treasurer Mark Marselli, editor-in-chief Charles H. (Chip) Marsh, membership director Marc Murray, director of education Janice Swindells, director of marketing services Robert Xeller, director of sales

Phone 203-453-2777 203-453-2777 203-453-2777 203-453-1748 203-458-0802 203-453-2777 203-458-7578

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Nonferrous W ire T echnology: PRINCIPLES A ND P RACTICE

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Road Road Show Show Workshops! Workshops!

The Wire Association International (WAI), Inc., is headed in your direction with a Road Show Workshop that brings home the practical aspects of nonferrous wire technology. The two-day program, Thursday and Friday, March 29-30, includes a day of classroom instruction at the El Paso Marriott Hotel and a tour of Phelps Dodge Copper Products’ rod mill and refining facility in El Paso, Texas, USA. This Road Show is led by industry expert Horace Pops, President of Horace Pops Consulting, Inc., Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA. He was previously Director, Metals Dr. Horace Pops Course Leader Laboratory at Superior Essex in Ft. Wayne.

EL PASO, TX MARCH 29-30 2007

How to Register

Register Early

Registration for the Road Show Workshop includes the course, course materials, a continental breakfast, lunch, an afternoon refreshment break, and Phelps Dodge plant tour. The fee is $195 for WAI members and $295 for nonmembers. Attendees interested in overnight accommodations are urged to contact the hotel directly. Hotel contact information:

Registration must be received prior to workshop as registration is limited; on-site registrants can be admitted only on a space-available basis. To confirm your registration call The Wire Association International, Inc., at (001) 203-453-2777. Attire: Business casual attire is acceptable.

El Paso Marriott Hotel 1600 Airway Blvd. El Paso, TX 79925 Tel. (915) 779-3300 • Fax (915) 772-0915

More Information Check WAI’s web site for driving directions to the hotel location and schedule specifics about the workshop at www.wirenet.org.

Nonferrous Workshop Registration Form —

Return form to the WAI at the address below.

Yes! Please register me for The Wire Association International, Inc.’s Nonferrous Road Show Workshop at the following location: ❑ El Paso, TX, March 29-30, 2007

LAST NAME

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TITLE

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WAI Member Price: Nonmember Price:

$195.00 $295.00

CANCELATION POLICY - Refund requests must be received in writing by 2/19/07. Substitutions from company can be made at any time.

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REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO WORKSHOP. If payment has not been received at WAI, cash, check or credit card will be required at the door.

Registration fee is paid by: ❑ Check enclosed payable to The Wire Association International, Inc. (Checks must be in U.S. dollars drawn on U.S. bank) Credit Card: ❑ American Express ❑ Visa ❑ MasterCard ❑ Discover

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Interwire 2007

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CLEVELAND TO HOST WIRE AND CABLE INDUSTRY The WAI returns to Cleveland this May 5-10, 2007, for its Interwire 2007 show, building on the successes of the 1998 and 2004 Wire Expo events. Interwire is being held in a new location for the first time, bolstered by the co-location of the International Fasteners Exposition (IFE). Collectively, more than 500 exhibiting companies will be showcasing machinery, equipment and services to attendees at the I-X Center. With over 1 million square feet of space, including an 800,000-sq-ft main exhibit hall, the I-X Center is well suited to host the America’s largest wire and cable event. Attendees can sign up for Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing: Principles, which will be held on Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6. Another option is the WAI Ferrous Workshop, to be held

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Wednesday, May 9 and Thursday, May 10. Attendees can also go on a tour of Charter Steel’s plant in Cleveland on Wednesday. The WAI’s Kickoff Awards Breakfast on Monday, May 7, will honor the authors of the best technical papers presented in 2006 as well as the winner of the WAI’s Mordica Memorial Award, Harry G. Petrohilos, and the Donnellan Memorial Award, Sharon Young. National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President Pat Cleary will serve as the keynote speaker at the event, addressing the industry’s challenges and best directions in his presentation, “Overcoming Manufacturing Challenges.” On Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, some three dozen technical papers, some of which are part of four theme sessions, will be presented, with topics ranging from copper-clad steel and aluminum wire to rod cooling solutions. Two special presentations are scheduled. On Tuesday, Bryant University Professor Michael A. Roberto will present “Strategies for Competing and Winning in the Global Marketplace,” and on Wednesday, Integer Research’s Philip Radbourne will present, “Where is the $ in Wire & Cable?” The show floor will also play host to a new program, “Production Solutions,” where practical presentations will


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been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the I-X’s promenade area, with attractions including some Harley-Davidsons and a NASCAR car that is actually a simulator for attendees to test their fast-lane skills. And, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to enjoy the NASA presentation and tour that will be offered on Thursday. See p. 53. Those who are more into outdoor activities can sign up for the Interwire 2007 Charity Golf Tournament that will be held on Sunday, May 6, or join the WAI’s 3rd Annual 5K Industry Run, sponsored by Leoni Wire, to be held Tuesday, May 8. And, just as many companies will be holding meetings during Interwire, so will WAI boards and committees that will be convening to take care of a wide range of Association business. Between the official events and taking time to enjoy the city’s attractions, it will be a busy week. The wire and cable industry will be convening May 5-10 in Cleveland. We hope to see you there.

be made at designated booths on the floor. The Opening Reception, a key networking event, will be held Monday at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, with entertainment provided by the Jerry Bruno Orchestra. The fun does not have to end there, however, as a second event, called “Wire in Motion,” has

Table of Contents Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Convention/Conference Planning Comms. . 48 General Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 New & Noteworthy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Golf Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 5K Industry Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Hotels/Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Kickoff Awards Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Technical Paper winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Keynote Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 WAI Life/25 Year Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Education Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Fundamentals of Wire/WCTS at a Glance . . 66 Fundamentals of Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Wire & Cable Technical Symposium . . . . . . 72 Mordica Memorial Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Donnellan Memorial Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Opening Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Production Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Special Presentations: Tuesday . . . . . . . . . 86 Special Presentations: Wednesday . . . . . . 87 Ferrous Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Plant Tour: Charter Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Wire in Motion Celebration . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Alpha List of Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Numerical List of Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Preview of Exhibits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Exhibitors product Directory . . . . . . . . . . 182 Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

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Executive Committee President Thomas E. Moran Plant Manager National Standard Co.

First Vice President Ron Reed Division Manager Horizon Wire & Cable Co.

Second Vice President Antonio Ayala Director-Latin America Sales JJ Lowe Associates, Inc. Immediate Past President Brian Bouvier Lloyd & Bouvier Inc. Member Dane Armendariz Henkel Surface Technologies

Staff Liaison Steve Fetteroll The Wire Association International, Inc. What’s your point of view? Contact any WAI officer to express your opinion on issues affecting the Association or the magazine.

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Stop! Don’t go any further. Don’t turn the page. Put this magazine down right now! Apparently, you have a few free minutes. If you haven’t done so already, instead of flipping through the next few pages do yourself a favor and register now for Interwire 2007. If you insist on reading further, go to the registration form on page 164. Better yet, get on the internet and register at wirenet.org. While you are at it, make your travel reservations now to get the best rates. The WAI has lined up deals with a half-dozen or so hotels that you can make arrangements with. Remember that this time Cleveland will be our final destination, not Atlanta. Resist the temptation to say, I’ve got plenty of time. It’s already March and the weeks between now and Interwire (May 5-10) will fly by awfully fast. It’s time to get the logistics out of the way so you don’t have to do last-minute running around. The I-X Center in Cleveland, the host to Interwire, looks to be one happening place for the industry, and you want to be there. The local organizing committee and I will be waiting for you. We promise that there will be a lot to see and do. We’ll have the I-X Center at the airport teeming with equipment, information and knowledgeable industry people. You will be able to see the latest technology in the industry and network with customers, suppliers and peers. We have planned a strong technical program that includes course study, technical presentations, business forums, and floor side sessions. We recently reserved more space just to fit it all in. Have fun at Sunday’s charity golf outing. You will be expected at Monday night’s Opening Reception, always a great attraction. Plan to attend the tour on Wednesday of Charter Steel’s beautiful, new melt furnace (attendance is limited, reserve your place now). Don’t miss a new event on Wednesday, a celebration of “Wire in Motion.” We’ll have race car simulators, a comedian, hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and more to entertain you while the show floor area becomes networking central, with the emphasis on fun and camaraderie. This will be the place to be for industry insiders. If that isn’t enough, we’ll have a few new friends for you to meet. We have co-located with the International Fastener and Precision Formed Parts Manufacturing Exposition, IFE. You will have full access to the IFE show floor and programs So register and make your travel arrangements now. When you’re done, feel free to pick up this magazine and continue flipping pages. You’ll learn more about what you’ll see at the show. I look forward to seeing you there.


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INTERWIRE 2007 LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Paul J. Pawlikowski Chairman Delphi Packard Electric Systems

Michael S. Caranna American Spring Wire Corp. Brett Hamner Champlain Cable

Thomas E. Moran National-Standard Co.

Thomas C. Renner South Shore Controls Inc.

Thomas Maxwell, Jr. Die Quip Corp.

Ralph Noonan Etna Products Inc.

Jan Sorige Enkotec Co. Inc.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE Nicolas Nickoletopoulos Chairman Ivaco Rolling Mills

Bob Glodowski Stratcor

Giuseppe Marcantoni Etna Products, Inc.

Eduardo Anaya Indepa SC

Pankaj Gupta CAP Technologies LLC

Christine Matthias Zumbach Electronics Corp.

Pete Burd CommScope

Mark Hayes Institute of Spring Technology

A.S. “Gus” Sason Atlantic & Pacific Technology

Victor Dorsten Galvacor Inc.

Tom Horn Filtertech, Inc.

Don Schollin Q-S Technologies, Inc.

Lawrence El-Hindi Filtertech, Inc.

Dave Korte Centrilift Cable

Briggs Whitefield Bekaert Corp.

Masoud Garshasb - Vice Chairman Phelps Dodge Copper Products

John Kukalis Henkel Surface Technologies

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and the WAI’s 77th Annual Convention I-X Center Cleveland, Ohio, USA, May 5-10, 2007 Saturday, May 5 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am Noon

5:30 pm 5:00 pm 5:00 pm 1:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service Registration Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing Workshop Course Attendees’ Luncheon

Sunday, May 6 7:15 am 7:30 am 8:00 am 9:00 am Noon 5:00 pm -

4:30 pm 7:00 pm 5:00 pm 3:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm

Golf Tournament - Big Met - bus pickup & dropoff at Renaissance Shuttle Bus Service Registration Fundamentals of Wire Manufacturing Workshop Course Attendees’ Luncheon Guest Welcome - Renaissance Hotel

Monday, May 7 7:30 am - 6:00 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 11:15 am 11:30 am Noon 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Shuttle Bus Service Registration Kickoff Awards Breakfast and Keynote Speaker Patrick Cleary Mordica Award Lecture - Harry G. Petrohilos Wire Cutting Opening Day Exhibits Shuttle Bus Service for Opening Reception Opening Reception - Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Ballroom

Tuesday, May 8 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am -

6:00 pm 5:00 pm 9:00 am Noon Noon Noon

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Shuttle Bus Service Registration Authors’ Breakfast Session 1 - “Measuring & Testing ” Session 2 - “Nonferrous/Electrical” Session 3 - “Wiredrawing”


Noon Noon Noon 5:00 pm 4:00 pm

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5:00 pm 6:45 pm

Session 4 - “General Topics” Session 5 - “Wire & Cable Supply Chain” Forum - “Lean Manufacturing” Exhibits Production Solutions: “Nonferrous/Electrical Wire Breaks” “Ferrous Wire Breaks” “How to Improve System Life” Special Session: “Strategies for Competing & Winning in the Global Marketplace” 5K Road Race - departs/returns Renaissance Hotel

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Wednesday, May 9 7:30 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am 1:30 pm 2:00 pm -

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Shuttle Bus Service Registration Authors’ Breakfast Workshop - “Steel Wire Technology” Session 6 - “Wire Rod & Fasteners” Session 7 - “Category Cables” Session 8 - “Nanotechnology & Ferrous” Session 9 - “Nonferrous Topics” Exhibits Facility tour of Charter Steel - bus pickup & dropoff at I-X Ctr Special Session: “Where is the Money in Wire & Cable?” Production Solutions: “Die Inspection” “Boost Lubricity in Aging Systems” “Cold Pressure Welding” “Wire In Motion” Celebration “Wire In Motion” Happy, Happy Hour

Thursday, May 10

9:30 am - 11:30 am

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Shuttle Bus Service Registration Workshop (Continued): “Steel Wire Technology” N A S A Special Sessions: “Vision for Space Exploration” “Columbia Accident Investigation Report” Production Solutions: “Nonferrous/Electrical Wire Breaks” “Ferrous Wire Breaks” “How to Improve System Life” “Die Inspection” “Boost Lubricity in Aging Systems” “Cold Pressure Welding” Exhibits

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NEW & NOTEWORTHY Award-winning acoustic harp guitarist Andy McKee will play pieces Monday from his captivating "Art of Motion" CD at the Kickoff Awards Breakfast and at the Wire Cutting ceremony.

IFE & Interwire The industry has seen an increasing trend toward co-locations of events, and IFE’s location is a fine example of how this can work to everyone’s advantage.

TECHNICAL PAPER SESSIONS Wednesday • May 9 • 9:00 a.m. - Noon Wire Rod & Fasteners Theme Session See p. 72 for the abstracts and times for the technical presentations.

The only North American machinery show for the fastener industry, the organizers of IFE note, “The natural affinity between wire and cable and fastener manufacturers creates a synergistic event which significantly expands the business opportunities for exhibitors at both events while providing additional value for attendees.” See p. 107 for a list of IFE exhibitors.

EXHIBITS A brief wirecutting ceremony will mark the opening day of exhibits where more than 500 exhibiting companies will display wire and cable products, supplies, services, and wiremaking machinery. Expect to see “Wire in Motion” at numerous stands as Interwire upholds its reputation as the wire and cable machinery show of the Americas. Gain cross-over access to the The International Fastener Exposition (IFE) that will be co-located with the Interwire exhibits. See the list of exhibiting companies from both events on the fold-out panel and check online for updates prior to the exhibition at: www.wirenet.org. See p. 106.

GLOBAL COMPETITION PRESENTATION Tuesday • May 8 • 4:00 p.m. “Strategies for Competing and Winning in the Global Marketplace” Professor Michael A. Roberto of Bryant University will show how a clearly crafted and implemented business strategy helps firms thrive in some of the world’s toughest business environments. He will examine specific industry sectors to illustrate how these winning principles apply to all organizations competing in the global market. A former member of the Harvard Business School faculty, Professor Roberto is the author of Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes For An Answer. See p. 86.

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Saturday • May 5 • 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday • May 6 • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. See p. 68 for a list of instructors and topics.

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PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS Six shop floor sessions covering a range of production aspects will be presented from 2 pm to 4 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and from 10 am to 1 pm on Thursday on the show floor during Interwire. See p. 84 for details.

OPENING RECEPTION Celebrate the official opening of Interwire week in Cleveland at WAI’s exhilarating networking event and cocktail reception in the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom, where the main attraction, as always, is the networking and meeting up with friends. The Jerry Bruno Orchestra will perform as it has for notable guests such as Mariel Hemingway, the casts and crews of “Cheers” and “Taxi,” Jamie Lee Curtis, and former President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan. See p. 82.

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Wednesday • May 9 • 1:300 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tour Charter Steel’s Cleveland manufacturing complex where special bar, quality bar, rod and wire products are made. The walking tour will begin in the primary steelmaking facility and proceed through the rolling, packaging, and shipping departments. See p. 90.

WHERE IS THE MONEY?

MORDICA LECTURE

Wednesday • May 9 • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. “Special Presentation - Where is the Money in Wire & Cable?” Presenter: Philip Radbourne, Integer Research

Measuring Progress in the Wire Industry

Explore the changing landscape of the global industry through a recent performance comparison between the leading Western producers and emerging players in China and Taiwan. Also get an overview of the U.S. wire and cable sector, and more. See p. 82.

Radbourne

This presentation, prepared by Mordica Memorial Award winner Harry Petrohilos, will be presented Monday by Ethem Erdas of Beta LaserMike. Both men will be available to answer questions at the conclusion of the lecture.

WIRE IN MOTION HAPPY, HAPPY HOUR

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Wednesday • May 9 • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Stick around after a day well-spent at Interwire. Enjoy a display of flashy Harley-Davidsons and a NASCAR simulator race car attendees can experience as well as laughs, courtesy of funnyman Mike Veneman as part of a late afternoon festival of fun on the I-X Center promenade. Everyone in the business can be a kid again as we celebrate this mature and enduring industry. Complimentary beer, wine, and light hors d’oeuvres. See p. 92 for more details.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Patrick J. Cleary served in the U.S. Labor Department and on the National Mediation Board during the Reagan and Bush administrations, respectively. He served on Cleary the Bush-Cheney Transition Team for the U.S. Department of Labor in 2001 and has appeared as a spokesman for business on CNN, “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” on National Public Radio, and other local and national media programs. The author of The Negotiation Handbook, he has lectured on negotiation and dispute resolution at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. See p. 61 for more details.

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NASA TALK Thursday • May 10 • 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

NASA TOURS Thursday • May 10 • 9:30 a.m. & Noon Interwire’s “Wire in Motion” theme naturally extends to the aerospace industry in which air and space travel is aided by wire applications for industrial, commercial, and military use. Representatives from NASA will present consecutive talks on Thursday morning at the I-X Center entitled: “Vision for Space Exploration: Earth, Moon, Mars, and Beyond,” and “Columbia Accident Investigation Report and Return to Flight of the Space Shuttle,” at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., respectively. Attendees are also invited to tour NASA’s nearby Glenn Research Center on self-guided and guided tours—at 9:30 a.m. and noon, respectively—of the facility where research into power, propulsion, communications, and microgravity science is conducted. Tour departs from and returns to the WAI Member Lounge. Space is limited; on-site registration only.

CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Sunday • May 6 • 8:30 a.m. Tee-off • Big Met Course • Fairview Park A round of golf, lunch, and refreshments are in store for golfers after a continental breakfast and shotgun start at the Big Met golf course, just minutes from the I-X Center. See p. 55.

5K ROAD RACE Tuesday • May 8 • 6:45 p.m. The WAI’s third annual 5K Sponsored By: Road Race, sponsored Leoni Wire, will will benefit the American Cancer Society. Runners of all calibers are welcomed. See p. 55.

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CITY OF CLEVELAND OFFERS MANY ATTRACTIONS Best known to many for being home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum or to the sports-minded for the Cleveland Indians baseball team and the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team, the city of Cleveland has a lot more to offer attendees. The city’s Flats Entertainment District, once the industrial heart of the city but now known as “the Flats,” is a waterfront entertainment district well worth exploring. Located on the east and west banks of the Cuyahoga River, the area is home to more than 50 restaurants and nightclubs, and water-loving attendees might want to explore the Nautica Entertainment Complex, enjoy food and drink outside on the boardwalks and patios of Shooters and Riverwalk Cafe, taking in great views of the downtown skyline and illuminated bridges while pleasure boats and massive ore boats maneuver the crooked river. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a 150,000 square-foot facility located at North Coast Harbor, should be on your “must see” list if you have not been there before or want to make a return visit. Opened in 1995, it has drawn more than 4,000,000 visitors to date, and the displays continue to change so a return visit is a good idea. In addition to a wide assortment of bars (try to stop at The House of Blues), Cleveland has many cultural institutions, including the internationally acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra and Cleveland Museum of Art. Theaters and entertainment centers include Playhouse Square (a complex of four theaters with seating for over 9,000), The Cleveland Play House, Public Auditorium, Karamu House and Severance Hall. Other cultural institutions include Cleveland Opera, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland Public Theater,

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Natural History, Dunham Tavern Museum, Western Reserve Historical Society and more. A good source for the above attractions can be found at www.cleveland. worldweb.com.

Red (an orchestra) and Dance Cleveland. Other museums include the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Museum of

Center) in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, joined by IFE. The I-X Center, which has not been previously used by the WAI, is adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport and five major Interstates, so access and parking will be easy. The I-X Center, created in 1985 from a former air defense hangar, is the ninth largest convention center in the world. It sits on 188 acres and offers one million square feet of contiguous exhibition space. Over two million visitors attend

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events at the I-X Center each year. The I-X Center has hosted numerous manufacturing and equipment shows

and receives high marks for its “onestop” shopping of all general contracting and facility services. Attendees will have their choice of brand name hotels located near the Center or just a short bus ride to the heart of downtown. The Center is also home to the world’s largest (125 feet high) indoor ferris wheel, which will be running Wednesday afternoon during “Wire in Motion.” See p. 92.


GLORY AWAITS

Attendees can compete in a golf tournament and a 5K run during Interwire. The Interwire 2007 Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, May 6, at the Big Met Golf Course in Fairview Park, Ohio, which is 10 minutes from the I-X Center, where Interwire will be held. With gentle rolling hills, moderate length, eight sand bunkers, and neatly trimmed rough, the par 72 Big Met Golf Course has been described as challenging enough for the advanced player. Co-chaired by Brett Hamner and Mike Caranna, the scramble format tourney will feature team and individual prizes, transportation, breakfast and an awards luncheon. Registration ($125) is limited to 72 golfers, and sponsorships are available for companies looking for both exposure and to help this worthy cause. Net proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Non-golfers may attend the luncheon for $25 as well. Contact WAI’s Chip Marsh at cmarsh@wirenet.org.

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WAI’s 3rd Annual 5K Industry Run, sponsored by Leoni Wire, will be held Tuesday, May 8. Among those expected to compete is QED Wire’s Michael Crowle, who won the first and second events in Atlanta and Boston. However, runners of all levels are invited to join in this charity fundraiser. Registrants will get an event T-shirt and all proceeds will be going to

the American Cancer Society. For more details, contact WAI’s Mark Marselli at editorial@ wirenet.org.

Runners at the first WAI 5K Industry Run, held at Interwire 2005.

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KICKOFF AWARDS BREAKFAST The Wire Association International will honor those who have made significant contributions to the industry, through either their technical presentations and/or years of activity, during the Kickoff Awards Breakfast, which will be held Monday, May 7, from 9 am to 11:15 am. This year the program will feature a keynote presentation by Patrick Cleay, National Association of Manufacturers. See p. 61. The event starts at 9 am with entertainment provided by award-winning guitarist Andy McKee. See p. 53. The Kickoff Awards breakfast recognizes a range of people for their contributions, from award-winning technical authors to WAI members whose efforts have earned them one of the Association’s two most prestigious honors: the Mordica and Donnellan awards. The 2007 Mordica Memorial

there are 24 new Life Members and 24 Award winner is Harry Petrohilos, an innonew 25-Year Members. vator in testing technology for the wire and The event, which includes the WAI’s cable industry. See p. 80. A Mordica 77th Annual Convention, is free and open Lecture on his contributions will be preto WAI members and attendees with full sented following the breakfast by Beta registration. LaserMike’s Ethem Erdas. The Donnellan Memorial Award Winner is Sharon Young, who served as president of the WAI from 1996-97. Also being honored will be the 2006 award winning technical authors, named below, as well as another group: people who have become Accepting the 2006 Mordica Award for Encore Wire founder WAI Life Members or Vincent Rego from WAI President Brian Bouvier, were, l-r: 25-Year Members (see Gary Spence, David Smith, Melvin DeBord and Scott Warren. pp. 48-49). This year

BEST 2006 TECH AUTHORS TO BE HONORED AT EVENT The WAI’s paper rating committees have chosen the winners of the best technical papers in 2006 from those presented at Wire Expo 2006 and at the WAI’s International Technical Conference in India. The winners will be honored at the WAI’s Kickoff Awards Breakfast. Ferrous Division: the Allan B. Dove Memorial Award went to Surya Kumar Singh, Tata Steel, India, for his paper, “Effect of high-quality wire rod and

Chung-Ming Shih accepts the 2006 award for best ferrous paper from Nick Nickoletopoulos

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micro-alloying on properties of steel wire in PCCP.” The Silver Certificate Award in the Ferrous Division went to Surya Kumar Singh, B.P. Gautham, Sharad Goyal and Amol Joshi, all of Tata Steel, for their paper, “Development of a virtual wiredrawing tool for process analysis and optimization.” Nonferrous Division: the Marshall V. Yokelson Memorial Medal Award went to Roger N. Wright, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, for his paper, “Wiredrawing breaks – a review of mechanical perspectives.” The Silver Certificate Award in the Nonferrous Division went to Chitra Baid, Kamal Baid, Naveen Baid and Ashok Bagra, all of JLC Electromet Pvt. Ltd., India, for their paper, “Comparison of the effectiveness of mechanical descaling against acid pickling for cleaning of low-carbon steel wire rod – a case study.” Electrical Division: The Urbain J. H. Malo Medal Award went to Cho Hoon, Jo Hyung-Ho and Lee Kyong-Whoan, all of the Korea Institute of Industrial

Technology, South Korea, and Kim Byung-Min, Busan National University, South Korea, for their paper, “Optimization of pass schedule for copper-clad steel wire.” There was no Silver Certificate Award. In the General Division, the Horace Pops Award went to Donald Sayenga, Cardon Management Group, USA, for his paper, “Wired together.” No Silver Certificate Award was made.

Jack Salt, l, accepts the 2006 Donnellan Memorial Award from WAI First Vice President Tom Moran.


HAS TO DO TO SUCCEED TODAY National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President Pat Cleary, the keynote speaker at the Kickoff Awards breakfast on Monday, May 7, has a wealth of political, educational and life experience that enables him to present a realistic perspective of what it takes industry to succeed today. In his presentation, “Overcoming Manufacturing Challenges,” Cleary will address the industry outlook. He notes that, “U.S. manufacturers face the stiffest global competition the world has ever seen. To compete, they are adopting principles of lean and six sigma manufacturing and are finding other ways to cut costs. Yet Washington has put more than a 30% cost burden on all manufacturers. What are these costs and what can manufacturers do about it?” Cleary, who joined the National Association of Manufacturers in 1997, is

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CLEARY TO DISCUSS WHAT INDUSTRY a frequent media spokesman. He has appeared on CNN, all the major networks and the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, as well as interviews on NPR and other local and national radio programs. He is often quoted in the Washington Post, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. He launched and writes the Manufacturers Blog www.shopfloor.org, the highest-traffic NAM Senior Vice page on the NAM President Pat Cleary site. Cleary previously had served in the Labor Department in the Reagan Administration, as deputy assistant secretary for policy. He also served in the first Bush Administration as a member/chair of

the National Mediation Board. A former factory worker, Cleary went on to serve for two U.S. presidents as well as a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has lectured on the topics of negotiation and dispute resolution at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Cleary is a graduate of Fairfield University and Hamline University School of Law. He is also the author of “The Negotiation Handbook.” NAM is the largest U.S. industrial trade association, with 14,000 companies and their subsidiaries as members.

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LIFE/25 YEAR-MEMBERS Two groups of WAI members who have achieved special status within the Association will be among those recognized at the Kickoff Awards Breakfast on Monday, May 7.

A total of 24 persons have been designated as new Life Members, joining the ranks of those who qualify because their age plus the number of continuous yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; membership in the associa-

tion equals 90. Another 24 individuals will be honored for having reached the 25-year mark as members. See p. 60 for more information about the Kickoff Awards breakfast.

LIFE MEMBERS Milton E. Berry Carrollton, GA, USA

Carl H. Larkin Hot Springs, AR, USA

Robert N. Calliham CommScope Newotn, NC, USA

Harry Nelson Belden Richmond, IN, USA

Phyllis O. Conon Fredericksburg, VA, USA

Tom Perlus Ivaco Montreal, QC, Canada

Anthony R Dolce Hackettstown, NJ, USA Ralph Edwards Georgetown, SC, USA Ronald Gallant Plymouth Wire Reels & Dies Inc. Worcester, MA, USA

Giulio Properzi Continuus-Properzi SpA Milan, Italy John H. Richards, III RichardsApex Inc. Philadelphia, PA, USA

Ronald J. Garceau West Brookfield, MA, USA

Bobby Rowland Rowland & Associates Carrollton, GA, USA

Alan R. Hopkins Allwire Inc. Chowchilla, CA, USA

Frank Rutan Rutan & Co. Westerly, RI, USA

Gerald Jacques NIMSCO LLC Davenport, IA, USA

Gil L. Sarver Paramount Die Co. Belcamp, MD, USA

Manhar Shah General Cable LIncoln, RI, USA Sheridan J. Smith S.J. Smith & Associates Burlington, ON, Canada David F. Stecker Key Accounts Inc. North Kingstown, RI, USA Robert L. Strauss Morgan-Koch Corp. Friendswood, TX, USA Robert Stryker RKS Consulting New Fairfield, CT, USA Jack R. Walker Wire One Inc. Largo, FL, USA Roger N. Wright Roger N. Wright Inc. Rexford, NY, USA

David E. Koontz Zapp USA Summerville, SC, USA

25-YEAR MEMBERS Arturo T. Acevedo Acindar SA Boulogne Bs As, Argentina

Joseph Bart Genca Palm Harbor, FL, USA

Michael P. Daugherty Gerdau Ameristeel Manalapan, NJ, USA

Gregory Barker Northeast Wire & Cable Co. Inc. Niagara Falls, NY, USA

Fred J. Camarena F Camarena Inc. Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Scott Glaze Fort Wayne Metals Research Fort Wayne, IN, USA

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Moshe Moked M-Tech Inc. Newton, MA, USA

Ronald Higgins RichardsApex Inc. Philadelphia, PA, USA

Dale Olp American Spring Wire Corp. Bedford Hts, OH, USA

Wayne Kachmar ADC Optical Systems North Bennington, VT, USA

Gary R. Page Profiles Inc. Palmer, MA, USA

Herman Kalker DSM Kalker Pty Ltd Bayswater, VIC, Australia

John Pratt Jersey Strand & Cable Inc. Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

Michael Klemm Mittal Steel Hamburg GmbH Hamburg, Germany

Rod Reilkoff H L Blachford Ltd. St Lambert, QC, Canada

Edgar S. Lauther Tatano Wire & Steel Inc. Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Thomas C. Renner South Shore Controls Willoughby, OH, USA

Dale E. Longsworth Concord, NC, USA

Mark Spencer W. Gillies Technologies LLC Worcester, MA, USA

Thomas Melonic T.J. Melonic Inc. East Aurora, NY, USA

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David E. Goins CommScope Statesville, NC, USA

John Stevens Engineered Machinery Group Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA Richard Wagner Comtran Corp. Whitinsville, MA, USA Gene B. Young Western Wire Products Co. Fenton, MO, USA

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Chairman Donnie Norton Phifer Wire Products Inc.

William J. Jarae Mittal Steel USA

Horace Pops Horace Pops Consulting Inc.

Joseph P. Domblesky Marquette University

Erik A. Macs Fine International Corp.

Peter M. Power Power Innovative Technology Metallurgical Consulting

Stuart Duff Kuwait Petroleum International Lubricants Ltd.

George M. Meseha Meseha Advanced Technology LLC

Donald R. Sayenga Cardon Management Group

Joseph G. Meseha Meseha Advanced Technology LLC

Nasser Ghariban Virginia State University

Robert M. Shemenski RMS Consulting Inc.

Ralph Noonan Etna Products Inc.

C. Richard Gordon National-Standard Company

Ronald W. Reed (Exec Comm Liaison) Horizon Wire & Cable

Dale Olp American Spring Wire Corp.

Katherine M. Helmetag Henkel Surface Technologies

Paul J. Pawlikowski Delphi Packard Electric Systems

Marc L. Murray (Staff Liaison) Wire Association International

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AT A GLANCE: FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRE MANUFACTURING Sat., May 5/Sun., May 6, 2007 8:00 am – Noon Course Classroom Instruction Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm/3:00 pm Course Classroom Instruction

Saturday, May 5, 2007 Day One – General Session 8:00 am – 9:45 am Mechanics of Wiredrawing 9:45 am – 10:00 am Break 10:00 am– Noon Wire Straightening Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Measurement & Controls 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Lubricants

Sunday, May 6, 2007 Day Two – Ferrous Session 8:00 am – 9:45 am Steel Rod Technology 9:45 am – 10:00 am Break 10:00 am – Noon Ferrous Metallurgy

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Day Two – Nonferrous/Electrical Session 8:00 am – 9:45 am Extrusion Process 9:45 am – 10:00 am Break 10:00 am – Noon Metallurgy and technology of electrical conductors Day Two – Combined Session Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Discussion

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Tuesday, May 8, 2007 8:00 am – 9:00 am 9:00 am – Noon 11:00 am – Noon

Authors’ Breakfast Sessions 1-5 Lean Manufacturing Forum

Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4: Session 5:

Measuring & Testing Theme Session Nonferrous/Electrical Session Wiredrawing Session General Session Wire & Cable Supply Chain Theme Session

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AT A GLANCE: WIRE & CABLE TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM

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FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRE MANUFACTURING: PRINCIPLES Get back to the basics at Interwire 2007 with this two-day course, to be held Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6. The goal is to provide attendees an understanding of the industry basics, a big plus for individuals who are newcomers to the industry but also of value to those who are involved in the operational or technical side. The instructional format segments students into ferrous and nonferrous/electrical groups to ensure that the sector of

most interest to an attendee is covered completely. The course will include participation in exercises, examples, and case studies. Saturday: Four general topics (two hours each) will be covered on the first day that apply to everyone in the wire and cable industry. Sunday: Instructors will cover sectorspecific topics in ferrous and nonferrous/ electrical disciplines (four hours each), and

then the group will reassemble as a whole in the afternoon for a combined session featuring general discussion and a question-and-answer forum with all presenters on hand. Course subtopics and speakers are shown below by order of presentation.

INSTRUCTORS & TOPICS Saturday: General Mechanics of wiredrawing Instructor: Robert Shemenski Robert Shemenski is president of RMS Consulting, Inc., North Canton, Ohio, USA, which provides a range of metallurgical and corrosion engineering services. He has taught corrosion science and engineering as an adjunct professor at the University of Akron. He has long been active in several professional societies, including the WAI, where he served as president in 2000. A three-time recipient of the Allan B. Dove Memorial Award for best ferrous paper, he holds a degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in metallurgical engineering from the Ohio State University. He also is a winner of both the WAI’s Mordica Memorial Award (1998) and its Donnellan Memorial Award (2003). Wire straightening Instructor: Marcus Paech From 1992 to 1997, Marcus Paech was part of the staff at Otto-von- Guericke University Mageburg, Germany, in the department of machine and drive engineering and theoretic and experimental research of metal deformation and simulation and automation of the straightening process. From 1997 to 2002, he was

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R&D manager at Witels ApparateMaschinen Albert GmbH & Co., KG, Berlin, Germany. In July of 2002 he became the technical managing director at Witels-Albert. Measurement and controls Instructor: Keith Donahue Keith Donahue has a BS degree in electrical engineering from Union College in Schenectady, New York, USA, and an MBA degree from Villanova University, USA. He joined Zumbach Electronics Corp. in 1987 as a field service engineer which started his 18-year career of traveling extensively in the wire/cable, steel/metal, and extrusion industries to troubleshoot problems and to later consult for new applications. Today, he is vice president sales and marketing for Zumbach. Lubricants Instructor: David Gzesh David Gzesh holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He has been involved with product development and customer technical service of metal working lubricants for 28 years. For the

last 19 years, he has been with the various predecessors of Henkel’s Metal Forming Department, beginning with Pennwalt’s R.H. Miller, which supplies wiredrawing process chemicals. He has published several papers on wiredrawing lubricants at Henkel.

Sunday: Ferrous/ Nonferrous/Electrical

Ferrous Steel rod technology Instructor: Robert Glodowski Robert J. Glodowski worked for Armco, Inc./GST for 30 years before retiring in 1997, at which time he became director of technical services for Strategic Minerals Corporation (STRATCOR). He has served in a wide range of positions in the wire industry, from principal metallurgist to director of rod production. He has published numerous technical papers and holds two patents. A longtime active member of WAI and other industry organizations, he won the 2002 Mordica Memorial Award.


Nonferrous/Electrical Extrusion process Instructor Thomas Black Tom Black is the president of

Polymer Processing Services, Inc., a consulting firm with over 40 years of international experience in screw, die, process and machine design for both extrusion and injection molding. His expertise is screw design and manufacture for both single- and twin-screw extrusion, plant productivity analysis, educational seminars, and expert testimony for litigation involving trade secrets or patent infringement, negligence, fraud, and product liability.

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Ferrous metallurgy Instructor Anand Bhagwat Anand Bhagwat is the managing director of the Association’s subsidiary in India, WAI Wire and Cable Services Pvt. Ltd. He previously was Vice President Quality & Technology, for Seneca Wire & Manufacturing Company. He has extensive experience in wire manufacturing processes, product development and design, product failure analysis and development of steel rod suppliers. Bhagwat, who served as WAI President in 2005, is a long-time contributor to the Association’s technical programs.

Metallurgy and technology of electrical conductors Instructor Horace Pops Horace Pops is president of Horace Pops Consulting, Inc., in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. He was previously director, Metals Laboratory, at Superior Essex, in Ft. Wayne. He joined the company in 1972 and also founded its

corporate metals laboratory. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the procedure used to measure surface oxide film thickness on copper rod and wire. A WAI Past President, he has presented numerous technical papers over the years, including many award winners. He holds an Sc.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.Met.E. degree from Lehigh University and a B.Met.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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WIRE & CABLE TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM LaserMike’s Ethem Erdas (see below). The program includes nine sessions and a forum on Lean Manufacturing. The titles and abstracts for the technical papers to be presented are listed in this section, along with the times.

Monday, May 7 Mordica Lecture 11:30 am Harry G. Petrohilos, Eomet Co. (see p. 80) Presenter: Ethem Erdas, Beta LaserMike Title: “Measuring Progress in the Wire Industry.” Outline: This presentation will cover some of the challenges and successes of Petroholis, who is the holder

of numerous patents but is best known for developing the original in-line laser micrometer. Developed in 1970, first delivered in 1971 and sent to wire industry customers in 1972, this technology, the first noncontact gauge for the wire industry, found quick acceptance because of its high Harry Petrohilos degree of accuracy at speeds faster than traditional methods. His work led to further advances, including the 1980 introduction of LaserMike’s Model 83 and 183 bench top lasers. The presentation will cover these and other advances initiated byPetrohilos.

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Tuesday. Session 1: Measuring & Testing Theme Session; Session 2: Nonferrous/ Electrical Session; Session 3: Wiredrawing Session; Session 4: General Session; and Session 5: Wire & Cable Supply Chain Theme Session, along with the Lean Manufacturing Forum. Wednesday. Session 6: Wire Rod & Fasteners Theme Session; Session 7: Category Cables Theme Session; Session 8: Ferrous Session; and Session 9: Nonferrous Session. Note: the following schedule is subject to change: refer to the Official Show Program at Interwire for the latest information.

Guide to icons To make it easier for attendees to choose which technical papers to sit in on, an icon has been placed at the beginning of each session to indicate the subject area it applies to most (some apply to all). The icons are defined as indicated below.

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From copper-clad steel and aluminum wire to rod cooling solutions, attendees will have plenty of topics to choose from at Wire & Cable Technical Symposium at Interwire 2007, to be held May 8-9, 2007, at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. More than 35 technical papers (as of press time), some of which are part of four theme sessions, will be offered over two days, Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9. The program will be led off on Monday, May 7, at 11:30 am, with the Mordica Lecture, which this year is a presentation about Harry G. Petrohilos, presented by Beta

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Session 1: Measuring & Testing Theme Session 9:00 am – 9:30 am “The application of Laser Doppler Velocimetry for the non-contact speed/length measurement and sequential printing of wire and cable products to decrease costs and improve productivity,” by Rick Kristensen, Beta LaserMike, USA. This paper discusses the Laser Doppler Velocimetry technology principle, the advantages of the technology as compared to mechanical/contact measurement methods, the benefits resulting from the technology, and how to apply the technology to existing and new applications in the wire and cable industry. The advantages of this technology over traditional mechanical tachometers include non-contact measurement; high accuracy and repeatability; and elimination of slippage, marking, and damage to the product. 9:30 am – 10:00 am “The Mobile Impact Tester for cold heading research at Ivaco Rolling Mills,” by Michel Hone and Nicholas Nickoletopoulos, Ivaco Rolling Mills, Canada, and Darryl Seaman, CedarRidge Technologies, Inc., Canada. Ivaco Rolling Mills (IRM) has commissioned a Mobile Impact Tester (MIT), a cold heading simulator capable of supporting applied research over the full range of IRM wire rod products. In contradistinction to conventional impact testers, the machine requires no foundation. It is housed in a mobile laboratory that can be brought to a customer’s site for joint development of cold heading wire rod grades. The features of the MIT are described, and typical applications are discussed 10:00 am – 10:30 am “Virtual reality for extrusion operations,” by Harry Prunk, Sikora AG, Germany, and Jeff Swinchatt, Sikora International, USA. This paper examines virtual gauge technology (VGT) which takes virtual measurements in wire and cable extrusion applications, including jacketing or sheathing operations. It is designed to overcome hindrances to placement of wall thickness and diameter measurement systems directly after the extruder crosshead. It helps to optimize the extrusion process by using immediate virtual values while comparing real-time cold end values in a time-delayed same-point basis. Session 2: Nonferrous/Electrical Session 9:00 am – 9:30 am “Getting the most from your extrusion tooling,” by Glen Guillemette and A. Roger Guillemette, Guill Tool and Engineering Co., Inc., USA. This paper discusses the importance of understanding the maintenance procedure, organizing the work process, and following specific guidelines for cleaning extrusion tooling to

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provide optimum performance. Neglecting the proper maintenance practice will lead to lost competitive opportunity. Properly maintained extrusion tooling is essential to achieving quality and efficiency in today’s industry climate where wire and cable manufacturers compete on a global scale. 9:30 am – 10:00 am “Use of color-changing pigments to detect wire and cable hazards,” by Walt Ogrodnik, HazardGuard Safety Wire, Inc., USA. This paper explores the innovative use of color-changing pigments as a means of detecting potentially hazardous electrical conditions in wire and cable. Overloads, frayed conductors, loose or corroded connections, and failing splices all have the potential to cause serious damage to property and equipment and carry the risk of human injury. The paper will examine pigments in detail, including their chemical nature, applications, and trigging temperatures in the extrusion, injection and/or inking processes of insulation or jacketing. 10:00 am – 10:30 am “Copper-clad steel and aluminum wire,” by Alan Gibson, Copperweld Bimetallics, LLC, USA. This paper explains the manufacture of copper-clad steel and aluminum wire and identifies opportunities to take advantage of the unique combinations of properties in clad wire. Copper-clad steel is beneficial where cables are sized based on strength rather than conductivity, as is the case for many low-current and signal leads. Copper-clad aluminum is used to reduce the weight of power cables. Both of these applications reduce cost and wiring harness bundle size, as well as weight. Processing of bimetallic wire and examples of components are also discussed. Session 3: Wiredrawing Session 9:00 am – 9:30 am “The evolution of lubricant recovery for dry draw operations,” by Roy Warner and Tim Babcock, Envirotec Consultancy Ltd., USA. Lubricant recovery removes contaminants, leaving behind the lubricant that has not been consumed in the die box. The technology employed in the recovery process has been refined to deliver increasingly higher levels of performance and mechanical reliability. The future of the process lies in conditioning, which sees lubricant remaining in the die box having impurities removed at the time of generation, ensuring the lubricant is maintained in top “condition” at all times.

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9:30 am – 10:00 am “Failure mechanism of cemented tungsten carbide dies in wet drawing process of steel cord filament,” by Rudy Lu, Sandvik Hard Materials Taiwan Pty. Ltd., Taiwan; Lluis Minarro, Sandvik Hard Materials-Sandvik Espanola, S.A., Spain; Yea-Yang Su, Amorphous Oxide Technologies Inc., USA; and Robert M. Shemenski: RMS Consulting, USA. In this study, the electrochemical properties of pure cobalt wire and cemented tungsten carbide were examined by anodic and cyclic polarization measurements to investigate the corrosion resistance of cobalt and cemented tungsten carbide in wiredrawing lubricants. It was found that the synergic effect of stress and leaching could be the answer for severe cracking of cemented carbide dies in the wet drawing process.

11:30 am – noon “Tungsten carbide dies in wire industries,” by Satish S., Kennametal India Ltd., India. This paper discusses the use of tungsten carbide (TC) dies in wiredrawing. With increases in production requirements, drawing stands have been mechanized and the usage of dies made from TC has grown. Different types of lubricants have been developed to reduce wear, and material composition has been changed to improve drawing conditions. Carbide grades used in drawing applications should have sufficient toughness to withstand impact load and very high abrasion and galling resistance. Session 4: General Session

10:00 am – 10:30 am “Effect of die semi-angle and multi-pass drawing on additional shear strain layer,” by K. Hosoda, M. Asakawa, S. Kajino, and Y. Maeda, Waseda University, Japan. The hardened layer at the surface of fine-drawn wire, the additional shear strain layer, is around 0.04 mm in depth and is generated by the friction between dies and wire. The main purpose of this paper is to clarify the tensile strength and microstructure of the additional shear strain layer. It was found that the layer is hardened in drawing with a low semiangle die. It was also found that there is a correlation between an increase in tensile strength and the subdivisions of crystal grains in the additional shear strain layer.

9:00 am – 9:30 am “Improvement of straightness of bar in coil with roller leveler straightener,” by R. Hamada, M. Asakawa, and M. Nagahira, Waseda University, Japan, and M. Amari, Asahi Sunac Corporation, Japan. Roller leveler straightening is a popular and effective method for bar in coil because of its simple mechanical structure. When the authors fed a curved bar into a roller leveler straightener, they easily achieved excellent straightness, but with a straightness limit. The purpose of this study is to diminish the limit on straightness of bar in coil. The authors found that the limit decreased with improved roller arrangements and control of roller intermesh. Large bending and reverse bending by the first-stage roller proved effective.

10:30 am – 11:00 am “Effect of thermal expansion of die on higher accurate drawn bar and wire,” by R. Komami, M. Asakawa, S. Kajino, and H. Kubota, Waseda University, Japan. This paper focuses on the effect of thermal expansion of the die diameter during drawing of bar and wire. It was found that as the temperature of the die increased, the diameter of the bar also increased. For example, when the temperature of the die interface in contact with the material increased from room temperature to 180°C, the diameter of the bar increased to 0.2% of the die diameter. It was confirmed that temperature control of the die was effective in achieving a constant dimensional accuracy in drawn bar and wire.

9:30 am – 10:00 am “Plasma technology revolutionizes wire cleaning and annealing,” by Willy Hauer, Howar Equipment, Inc., Canada. This paper discusses the application of plasma technology to treat wire in-line with downstream equipment for drawing, shaving, enameling, and plating at speeds higher than conventional furnaces. Within its application range, it offers benefits over conventional methods such as simultaneous annealing and surface cleaning/deoxidation, surface quality and homogenous mechanical properties, and high processing speeds. Applications include high-speed annealing of ferrous and nonferrous strand, wire, rod, and strip.

11:00 am – 11:30 am “A wiredrawing teaching laboratory,” by Roger N. Wright, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. Materials Science & Engineering seniors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute participate in a wiredrawing laboratory with measurements including drawing force, die angle, drawing speed, and temperature, leading to calculations of friction coefficient and assessments of surface quality for various lubricants. Elements of this laboratory can be useful in the wire mill as well. This paper presents detailed procedures and data from the most recent semester’s work, along with student reactions and tips for applications to in-plant evaluations.

10:00 am – 10:30 am “Unwavering precision for winding perfection,” by Thomas J. Dahl, AMD Co., USA. This paper presents an enhanced rolling ring winding system that employs sensor technology to insure smooth, even spooling across the core with no material build-up or valleys at the spool flanges. A flange sensing system adjusts reversal for distorted flanges or poor quality spools, reducing operator error, improving winding accuracy, and saving time. An available moving spool system keeps materials on center line through the take-up, eliminating lateral stress at the flange reversal.

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10:30 am – 11:00 am “The Mexican Wire Association,” by Eduardo Anaya, Leopoldo Hernandez, and Jose Luis Flores, ANTAAC, Mexico. This paper discusses the wire industry in Mexico and the role of the Asociación Nacional de Transformadores de Acero AC (ANTAAC). It addresses quality standards, the Mexican industrial environment, U.S. tariffs and conditions for imports from Mexico, and shipping facilities. It also reports on the objective, mission and achievements of ANTAAC and its membership. Session 5: Wire & Cable Supply Chain This session will present an update on international regulatory issues, including Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive. Lean Manufacturing Forum 11:00 am – noon Overviews of the lean manufacturing programs used by two US wire manufacturing companies, presented by Roy St. Andre, EIS Wire & Cable Co., and Kevin Walsh, NationalStandard Co., USA. Wednesday, May 9 Session 6: Wire Rod & Fasteners Theme Session 9:00 am – 9:30 am “Rod cooling solutions to wire dilemma,” by C. Bonilla and D. Sidorenko, Ivaco Rolling Mills, Canada. In many cases limitations on steel wire properties can be reduced or entirely eliminated by optimization of the wire rod cooling process. The cooling rate is controlled by varying the following parameters: the laying head temperature, air fan flow, conveyor speed, and the closing or opening of covers along the conveyor. This paper describes the influence of these parameters on steel rod mechanical properties and then demonstrates different examples in which they have been used to attain enhanced wire properties. 9:30 am – 10:00 am “The influence of surface treatment on the risks of delayed fracture on high-strength cold headed bolts,” by Bernard Resiak and Mario Confente, Mittal Steel Europe Research Center, France. One way to reduce the risk of delayed fracture in cold-headed high-strength bolts is to limit the penetration of hydrogen into the steel. The authors observed that the highest level of hydrogen inside the steel occurs during the austenitizing treatment, due to the temperature and atmosphere of the furnace. This study confirmed that the presence of phosphate on the surface of the steel can result in the penetration of phosphorus during the heat treatment process, thus leading to embrittlement.

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10:00 am – 10:30 am “Analysis and improvement on the mechanical forming of nail points,” by Lucas Franciga, Paulo Cetlin, and Cristiano Cunha, Acindar, Argentina. Nail manufacturers using Acindar wires as their raw material occasionally report difficulties regarding flash separation in the forming of nail points. This triggered an investigation into characterization of the initial wire, scanning electron microscope analysis of the flash separation mechanism, and computer simulation of the nail point forming through finite element analysis. This paper presents the results, indicating possible variables of importance affecting the problem. 10:30 am – 11:00 am “Drawing of shape-memory alloy wire and development of easy-release screw,” by Kazunari Yoshida, Akihito Ema, and Kenichi Komaki, Tokai University, Japan. In this study, the authors developed an easy-release screw, which comprises a shape-memory alloy washer and screw. It was determined that the release temperature of the shapememory alloy washer predominantly depends on the transformation point of the wire itself, as well as on the shape-memory alloy processing temperature and the amount of bending strain. By controlling these factors, it is possible to fabricate washers which have a fastening release temperature in a specified range and can be easily disassembled. 11:00 am – 11:30 am “Selection of conditions of manufacturing of high-quality rolled and quenched nails with flat head,” by Ryszard Budzik, Bogdan Golis, Jan W. Pilarczyk, Zbigniew Muskalski, and Zbigniew Blazejowski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland, and Wieslaw Waszkielewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland. This study examined 36 different variables in the manufacture of high-quality construction nails, including quenching and tempering conditions. The study confirms that steel grades D35, D40, and D55 can be used for manufacturing high-quality nails in conditions of carefully controlled heat treatment. Steel grade D40 was found a particularly economical choice. Session 7: Category Cables Theme Session Today’s premier copper-based twisted pair (TP) cabling systems provide data transmission rates up to 10 gigabits/second and are frequently used to provide power and signal over the same cable. To meet market demands for performance, safety, and lower environmental cost, cable technology is evolving quickly. This session will provide a synopsis of this cable technology for premises copper data communications cable. 9:00 am – 9:30 am “‘Cable guts’ design and construction on the component level: structure, function, and performance of category cables,” Cable Components Group, USA. 9:30 am – 10:00 am“Green building and how it impacts cabling,” Daikin America, USA.


10:30 am – 11:00 am “From copper data communications cable ‘category’ to network performance,” The Siemon Co., USA. Session 8: Ferrous Session 9:00 am – 9:30 am “The FEM simulation of wire fracture phenomena during multi-pass drawing,” by Andriej Milenin, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; B.P. Gautham and Sharad Goyal, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., India; and Jan W. Pilarczyk and Zbigniew Muskalski, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland. In this study, FEM analysis of a drawing process was performed with two FEM codes, one developed by Milenin and the other by Gautham, et al. The risk of fracture in a deformation zone has been estimated using a distribution of indicators for two processes of drawing high-carbon steel – conventional and hydrodynamic with altered and constant drawing direction. Two variants of drawing have been considered—

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one corresponding to drawing in one direction and the other to drawing with a change of direction after the third pass. 9:30 am – 10:00 am “Longitudinal residual stresses and technological properties of high carbon steel wires drawn in sigmoidal, convex, concave and conical dies,” by Bartlomiej Pikos and Jan W. Pilarczyk, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland; Andriej Milenin, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland; and Jan Krnac, Zelezarny a Dratovny, Czech Republic. This paper shows the influence of the approach zone and bearing part of a die on the longitudinal residual stresses and technological properties of high-carbon steel wire. It has been found that the lowest values of residual stresses on the wire

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surface occurred in wire drawn in sigmoidal dies with a conical bearing. It also has been proven that the highest number of twists was exhibited in wire drawn in sigmoidal dies rather than concave, convex, or conical dies. 10:00 am – 10:30 am “Modification of steel structure and schedule of drawing for quality improvement of cutty sharp wires,” by Harishankar Santharam, Lakshmi Card Clothing, India, and Bogdan Golis, Jan Pilarczyk, Jozef Jasinski, Rober Karuzel, and Michal Szota, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland. This study investigates quality improvement of 88MnCrW5 alloy steel through modification of heat treatment parameters for the rod and drawing schedule for the final wire. Two variants of drawing in nine passes were used to find their effect on surface quality. The first involved dry drawing in the first five passes and wet in the last four, and the second included application of a double die in the final pass. Wire with bright and shining surface quality was achieved with both methods. 10:30 am – 11:00 am “Aging effects in steel wire processing,” by Roger N. Wright, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. Aging, through carbon-dislocation interactions, can strengthen steel wire, both statically and dynamically (strain aging). The sensitivity of aging to temperature and strain rate complicates process analysis and control of as-processed properties. This paper discusses basic metallurgical issues, along with applications to wiredrawing analysis, re-enforcing wire, and wire forming. 11:00 am – 11:30 am “Thermodynamic wire transformation process in the manufacture of steel tire cord,” by Thomas W. Tyl, Tire Wire Technology, LLC, USA. The newly developed quenching and soaking technique Liquid Quenchant Fluidized Bed Technology uses the thermodynamic wire transformation process to precisely quench and soak steel during strand patenting. Old technologies result in the termination of heat transfer when wire and media temperature are equal. This new technology allows an infinite number of heat transfer coefficients by changing media composition depending upon thermodynamic wire requirements at any specific time. 11:30 am – noon “Improved cold drawn eutectoid steel wires based on residual stress measurements and simulations,” by Jose Miguel Atienza, Jesus Ruiz-Hervias, and Manuel Elices, Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain. Residual stresses arise as a consequence of the inhomogeneous plastic deformations associated with cold drawing and may influence the mechanical behavior of wire and its durability. This paper summarizes attempts to obtain accurate measurements and simulations of the residual stress profile developed in cold drawn eutectoid wire. Residual stresses have been measured in wire subjected to different treatments by neutron, synchrotron, and X-ray diffraction. Also, numerical simulations have been performed.

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Session 9: Nonferrous Session 9:00 am – 9:30 am “Fabrication of shaped wires by drawing,” by Kazunari Yoshida and Miki Matsunaga, Tokai University, Japan. In the electronic device field, shaped wires are frequently used. Due to the trend of product miniaturization, the shaped wire market demands improvements in torsion and straightness, which affects dimensional accuracy and residual stress. This study clarifies the optimal drawing conditions for fabricating orthodontic rectangular wire. Drawing experiments and FEM analyses were carried out by varying the amount of reduction in order to improve quality and dimensional accuracy. The authors also succeeded in obtaining rectangular wire (0.63 mm x 0.42 mm, R = 0.1) by shaped drawing. 9:30 am – 10:00 am “Leoni Histral® - The cadmium-free alternative for cable manufacturers,” by Maik Bayersdorfer, Martin Kemethmueller, and Wolfgang Steuff, Leoni Draht GmbH, Germany, and Michael Scharf, Wieland-Werke AG, Germany. Leoni Histral® has been developed as a cadmium-free copper-based alloy that is free of hazardous substances. It is designed to be useful for companies dealing with EU directives restricting the use of hazardous materials. It has high tensile strength, good conductivity, high flex life, and good temperature resistance, making it appealing to markets that include the robotics, aerospace, and defense industries. 10:00 am – 10:30 am “Heat transfer modeling of in-line annealing for copper flat wire,” by René Garza-García, Sergio Peña-Rojas, Javier Solís-Rodríguez, and José Luis Garza-García, Magnekon, S.A. de C.V. This paper presents a heat transfer model developed to predict copper flat wire temperatures within a heating furnace in a continuous annealing operation. The model, containing both radiation and convection terms, has been developed with the aid of mathematical software. 10:30 am – 11:00 am “Processing of wire from antiquity to the future,” by Horace Pops, Horace Pops Consulting, Inc., USA. Important developments that have occurred in the mining of copper and its subsequent fabrication into rod and wire are summarized for the period from 9000 B.C. until the present time. In addition to an historical review of nonferrous wiredrawing, some applicable metallurgical principles are discussed. Prognostications concerning the future of the wire and cable industry are presented with respect to copper wire, its technology, and competitive materials.


PETROHILOS WINNER OF MORDICA MEMORIAL AWARD Harry G. Petrohilos, an engineer and Greek native who introduced the scanning laser micrometer and was a co-founder of what is today Beta LaserMike, is the 2007 winner of the WAI’s Mordica Memorial Award. The holder of numerous patents, Petrohilos is best known for developing the original in-line laser micrometer, which was developed in 1970, first delivered in 1971 and sent to wire industry customers in 1972. The technology, the first non-contact gauge for the wire industry, found quick acceptance because of its high degree of accuracy at speeds faster than traditional methods. His work led to further advances, including the 1980 introduction of LaserMike’s Model 83 and 183 bench top lasers. Petrohilos was also a major force in improving the technology, devising inno-

at Techmet, continued in those posts for vations such as a scanner motor to overthree years, then as chief engineer through come fundamental performance limita1992. He then founded a business called tions. His most recent patent (1991) was Eomet Co., a consulting company for laser for a miniaturized hand-held laser scantechnology. ning micrometer. One award endorsement letter A 1961 graduate of described Petrohilos as “a true Antioch College, Petrohilos renaissance man.” It said he “is a worked in several engineermaster of optical, mechanical, analog ing posts through 1972. In and digital design. Also, he is a 1972, he and Paul Diles coskilled businessman. His inventions founded Techmet Co. Inc., to would have been of little importance develop, make and market if he had not had the acumen to sucnon-contact laser-based gauging instruments for cessfully ‘sell’ them to the industry.” A second letter, from a former drawn and extruded products. The comHarry Petrohilos employee, said that Petrohilos was more than just a technical wonder. pany grew from two “Petrohilos is an inventor by nature, a people in a garage to 80 employleader by example, a teacher by desire and ees and annual sales of $7 mila mentor by choice,” the person wrote. lion by 1987, at which time it was Petrohilos will be honored at the Kickoff sold to Bunzl PLC, a U.K. conAwards Breakfast. See p. 72 for news on glomerate, and the name was the Mordica Memorial Lecture. changed to LaserMike, Inc. Petrohilos, who had been president and chief engineer

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YOUNG WINS DONNELLAN AWARD as serving as a moderator at various WAI Sharon K. Young, a copper industry vettechnical programs. eran who served as president of the WAI Young was lauded for more than just her in 1997, has been named the 2007 winner direct association contributions. of the Donnellan Memorial Award. One endorsement letter writer said An expert in primary and secondary that he “has admiration, copper processing, Young has respect and accolades for been a member of the her technical, administraAssociation since 1981. In tive and leadership skills addition to serving as presiwhile she was contributing dent, she served on the Board greatly to the WAI, the wire of Directors, Executive and cable field in general, and Committee, Nonferrous the copper processing industry.” Management Committee, Several people cited her role as Finance Committee, the WAI’s first woman president. Nonferrous Wire Handbook Committee, Publications Sharon K. Young “In this industry begat by the business of ‘fathers and sons,’Young Advisory Committee, holds the privilege of being the WAI’s first Membership Committee and Nominating female president, having first elevated to Committee, as well as numerous subcomrare female executive positions in a primamittees. She also authored or co-authored ry copper company. Her example will a half-dozen technical papers, including serve the new generation of members the 1996 Marshall V. Yokelson Medal well, as more ‘daughters’ take on key Award for best nonferrous paper, as well

operational roles.” Young is a 1960 graduate of Colorado College, where earned a B.S. degree in chemistry. She joined Magma Copper Company in 1971, and held a variety of positions there, including director of environmental affairs, assistant superintendent of refining and rod production and manager of metallurgical services. She continued with the company when it was acquired by Broken Hill Proprietary and renamed BHP Copper Inc. Young will be honored at the Kickoff Awards Breakfast during Interwire 2007.

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PRODUCTION SOLUTIONS: THE FOCUS IS ON PRACTICAL dies and insights on extending the life problems and material issues concernThe WAI will present Production of both your carbide and diamond ing nonferrous/electrical wire breaks. Solutions, six shop floor sessions covdies. Facilitator: Thomas Maxwell, Participants are encouraged to bring ering a range of production aspects Jr., Die Quip Corporation. Location: samples for immediate analysis. from 2 pm to 4 pm on Tuesday and Booth 2113. Location: Booth 3600, Properzi Wednesday and from 10 am to 1 pm International. on Thursday on the show floor during Session 5 - Newest Interwire. Presented by industry Technology Boosts Session 2 - Ferrous Wire Breaks: experts, the sessions will focus on Lubricity as System Anand Bhagwat, managing director of practical aspects, and for the first two Ages: The latest the Association’s subsidiary in India, sessions, attendees are encouraged to technology faciliWAI Wire and Cable Services Pvt. bring samples for analysis. tates an increase in Ltd., will discuss the top 10 reasons Session 1 is “Nonferrous/ Electrical lubricity as the system for breaks in steel wire and how to Wire Breaks”; Session 2 is “Ferrous ages. The ultimate goal is to promote prevent them in practice. Attendees are Wire Breaks”; Session 3 is “How to the formation of good soaps while encouraged to bring samples for analyImprove System Life; Session 4 is retarding the formation of bad soaps in sis in this practical, informal discus“Die Inspection: Take the guess work order to optimize die life and system sion. Location: Booth 623, Heico Wire out of the most popular question in the stability over time. Facilitators Group. wire drawing industry”; Session 5 is “Newest Technology Boosts Lubricity as System Ages”; and Session 6 is “Cold Pressure Welding.” The sessions, to be presented by industry veterans at booths on the show floor, will Example of wiredrawing woes that may be able to be reduced or avoided by following the advice focus on causin Production Solutions. The left photo shows lamellas that are bent near the starting point of es and prevendelamination and voids generated in 3.15 mm wire while the right shows cracks in voids. tion of potential industry Giuseppe Marcantoni and Matt Session 3 - How to Improve System woes, with the focus on practicality. Hathaway, Etna-Bechem Lubricants Life: The importance of implementing Descriptions of the sessions, along Ltd. Location: Booth 3110. routine system sample analysis and with the instructors, are presented routine system maintenance practices. below. Session 6 – Cold Pressure Welding: The ultimate goal is to optimize sysSessions 1-3 will be held Tuesday, Cold Pressure Welding is a method tem stability in the face of various May 8, at 2 pm, 2:45 pm and 3:30 pm, used to join non-ferrous materials by changes that occur as the system ages. respectively. Sessions 4-6 will be held forcing the two ends together. By use Facilitators: Giuseppe Marcantoni and Wednesday, May 9, at 2 pm, 2:45 pm of extreme pressure the resultant plasMatt Hathaway, Etna-Bechem and 3:30 pm. respectively. Sessions 1tic deformation forms a metallurgical Lubricants, Ltd. Location: Booth 6 will be repeated on Thursday at bond which is stronger than the parent 3110. 10:15 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 material. The process is used primarily am, noon and 12:30 pm. for round wire but also lends itself to Session 4 – Die Inspection: Take the welding profiles. Facilitators: Joe Snee guess work out of the most popular Session 1 - Nonferrous/Electrical of Huestis Industrial and Steve question in the wire drawing industry; Wire Breaks: This session, lead by Mepsted, Pressure Welding Machines. Is this die still good? This session will Horace Pops of Horace Pops Location: Booth 1823. give you the criteria for consistently Consulting, will provide practical tools evaluating the performance of your for distinguishing between process

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: TUESDAY INDUSTRY

STRATEGIES FOR COMPETING (AND WINNING)

professor says that leaders must pay close Bryant University Professor Michael A. attention to how they balance competing Roberto will present “Strategies for pressures in their organizations. Competing and Winning in the He also provides insight regarding Global Marketplace” at 4 pm how firms approach learning from on Tuesday, May 8. past failures. Roberto will discuss the Roberto has studied how effecvalue of developing and impletive groups manage the key elementing a clear, articulated ments of conflict and politics. business strategy. Lest one He’s specialized in exploring the worry that this talk will not organizational and interpersonal relate well to real life or may decision-making dynamics that be lacking in energy, it is worth cause large-scale failures, such as noting that he wrote a book in Professor Michael the above-cited Mount Everest 2002 about an ill-fated 1996 A. Roberto. tragedy and the Columbia Space attempt to climb Mount Shuttle accident and how to avoid these Everest. It resulted in the deaths of five problems. climbers, and Roberto relates what hapThe author of Why Great Leaders pened to a framework for understanding, Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Managing diagnosing, and preventing serious failures for Conflict and Consensus, Roberto helps in many types of organizations. companies and their leaders—especially The former Harvard Business School

senior executives—get the most from their management teams, make strategic decisions more effectively, and build the consensus that successful implementation requires. His core premise is this: a leader can significantly improve an organization’s success by astutely managing the social, political and emotional aspects of decision making, alongside the necessary strategic analysis. Roberto served for six years on the faculty at Harvard Business School and has been a Visiting Associate Professor of Management at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His 2004 article, “Strategic decision-making processes: Beyond the efficiency-consensus tradeoff,” was selected from 20,000 submissions by Emerald Management Reviews as one of the top 50 management articles of 2004.

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WHERE

IS THE

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SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: WEDNESDAY IN WIRE AND CABLE?

Integer Research, a London-based nies cannot afford to improve themselves, research and consulting company for wire and the industry today is all about moving and cable, and other commodity indusforward. That can mean moving to the tries, will make a presentation, niches that make the most “Where is the $$$ in wire and sense, improving product qualicable,” at 2 pm on Wednesday, ty to have a competitive edge, May 9th, at Interwire 2007. finding the right customers and Philip Radbourne, Integer even competitors to partner Director, Wire & Cable Division, with and more.” will make the presentation on Radbourne noted that a key behalf his company, whose inforrole for Integer Research is to mation was a base for the feature provide companies the informaon the world’s top cable compation they need to make the right nies in the January WJI issue. decisions in the increasingly That report presented the world’s Philip Radbourne competitive cable mar50 largest cable producers, with ket. To that end, it profiles of the top 20. offers reports and consulting At Interwire, Radbourne said he would services that are both indepenprovide additional details, focusing on a dent and confidential. Its team topic of keen interest to the wire and cable of analysts has provided speindustry: profits. “Without profits, compacialist financial, strategy and

benchmarking information to companies worldwide, both large and small, traveling extensively to Asia, Europe and the Americas. Recent projects for Integer Research include: the outlook for global market for low smoke zero halogen cables, in a range of products, from LAN data cables, specialty cable to electronic/computer wire; investment projects/plant expansion feasibility work in the Caribbean, China, India, Vietnam, Eastern Europe and Russia; and analysis of U.S. custom cable makers. Attendees can speak with Integer Research personnel at Booth 3141 at Interwire 2007.

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FERROUS WORKSHOP Industry expert Anand Bhagwat will focus on the practical aspects of steel wire during this two-day workshop that will be held during Interwire on Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10. The workshop will feature classroom instruction each morning, where students will learn about steel-making, wiredrawing, and heat treatment processes that affect wire properties; study the effects of steel and wire processing on product quality and performance; and analyze examples of failures. Topics will include: basics of steel and wire rod manufacturing; steel grades and their differences; wire rod defects; fundamentals of wire manufacturing; factors influencing wire qual-

nology at Seneca Wire & ity; ASTM specifications Manufacturing Co., for wire; wire applicaFostoria, Ohio, USA. tions with a focus on Prior to that he was prinsprings; factors influenccipal metallurgist at the ing product quality; and Goodyear Tire & Rubber failure analysis of wire Company. products. Bhagwat has experience The class will run from in wire manufacturing 9 am to 5 pm on processes, product develWednesday and from 9 opment and design, prodam to noon on Thursday. uct failure analysis, and On Wednesday afternoon, development of steel rod students will be taken on a guided tour of Charter Anand Bhagwat will be the suppliers. He holds an M.B.A. degree and an Steelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nearby steel mill instructor for the two day (see p. 90). See p. 90 ferrous workshop being held M.S. degree in materials during Interwire 2007. science, both from Case for info on the tour. Western Reserve The registration form University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and is on p. 164. a B.S. degree in metallurgy from the Bhagwat is managing director of College of Engineering, Pune, India. WAI Wire and Cable Services, Pvt. He holds five patents in wire and tire Ltd., Pune, India. Most recently, he reinforcement technology. was vice president, quality and tech-

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SKET Verseilmaschinenbau GmbH Schรถnebecker Str. 82-84, 39104 Magdeburg, Germany Phone: + 49 (0) 391 40558-0, Fax: + 49 (0) 391 40558-15 Cleveland, USA, 7-10 May 2007 Booth No. 1629

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PLANT TOUR: CHARTER STEEL Charter Steel will host a tour of its Charter Steel-Cleveland complex for Interwire 2007 attendees on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, from 1:30 pm through 5 pm. As a key manufacturing location for Charter Steel, a fully integrated provider of special quality bar, rod and wire products, the Cleveland complex recently completed installation of a new melt shop. As the lat-

est and most aggressive investment in Charter’s history, the addition of melting capacity to the Cleveland site complements the rolling facility purchased in March 2002. The tour will include the opportunity to see: primary steelmaking equipment manufactured by Danieli; a 77 short ton AC electric arc furnace with twin shell construction; a tank degasser with ability to attain world class competitive levels of quality through management of hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen; and a four strand caster with a maximum cast size of 8” x 8” (203 mm) down to 5” x 5” (140mm) and a 9 meter machine radius that feeds into a modular type, multi point straightener with soft Attendees will attend the tour of Charter Steel’s Cleveland plant as part of the ferrous workshop program. reduction capabilities.

The rolling mill, purchased in the first quarter of 2002 from Birmingham Steel, was designed by Sumitomo Metals and built by Morgan Construction in 1996. The facility is capable of using billet cross sections ranging from 130 to 180 mm. The production size range is from 5/16 in. (8 mm) to 1 9/16 in. (40 mm) with approximate annual capacity of 800,000 tons per year. The walking tour will begin in the primary steelmaking facility and proceed through the rolling, packaging and shipping departments of the complex in Cleveland. The tour size is limited and will be filled in order of received requests.

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“Paramount Die has been there with us since the beginning.” Is your company utilizing the most advanced die technology available? Meet someone who is… “At Hope Global we are proud of our state-of-the-art wire draw department where we take the deepest draws from 0.218 direct to 0.027" at the highest speeds (up to 10,000 feet per minute). Paramount Die has been there with us since the beginning. We rely on the quality of their dies and on time deliveries to keep us going. Their sales force understands our process and has been instrumental in our success. I look forward to working with Paramount Die in the future both as a supplier and a partner in developing our potential.” John Martin - Hope Global

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WIRE IN MOTION WEDNESDAY

BONUS:

Interwire is a venue for business, but the wire and cable industry also knows how to network and enjoy itself, which is reason enough for offering a special “thank you” event for attendees: Wire in Motion. On Wednesday, from 3 pm to 5 pm, the promenade area of the I-X Center will feature a tribute to wire applica-

HAPPY, HAPPY HOUR on display will be a 2004 Screaming Eagle, Electric Glide that is the pride and joy of Enkotec Company’s Jan Sorige. The simulator car is a life size NASCAR designed to provide the ride of a lifetime. The car is on a motion base that allows “drivers” to experience the turns, bumping, and crashes. Attendees can choose from racing laps against the clock at courses in Michigan, Charlotte, Bristol, Talladega, and many more. At 5 pm, the fun will continue during Wire Motion

Enkotec Company’s Jan Sorige’s 2004 Screaming Eagle, Electric Glide Harley-Davidson will have some well-dressed company when it is part of a display of the venerable American motorcycles.

From the outside, this may appear to be a NASCAR race car, but the inside houses a simulator set-up that attendees can test, petal-to-the-metal, during the Wire in Motion Happy, Happy Hour” on Wednesday, May 9, at Interwire.

tions, one channeled from the fast lane. There will be a display of flashy Harley-Davidsons, a NASCAR race car that is actually a simulator that attendees can “drive” to see just how well they can handle the NASCAR experience, a comedian, music by a DJ, drinks and more to be enjoyed. Cleveland’s own South East Harley Davidson will be displaying six Harley-Davidsons, including the company’s V-Rod Drag bike, as well as two flat screens presenting info on the legacy line of Harley-Davidsons. The display is courtesy of franchise owner and general manager Jeff Meyers. Also

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Happy, Happy Hour. The event will include some laughs, courtesy of comedian Mike Veneman, who has performed in corporate and college venues for 18 years, and is known for his clean and downright funny observations about life and relationships. He has appeared at HBO’s Comic Relief, Showtime’s Comedy Club, Evening At The Improv, A&E’s Comedy On The Road, Comedy Central and Standup Spotlight - Rosie O’Donnell. Attendees will also be able to take a ride on the world’s largest indoor Ferris Wheel, which will be spinning. The event is free to Interwire and IFE attendees and exhibitors.

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Comedian Mike Veneman will be presenting his unique perspective on life.


ALPHABETICAL EXHIBITORS LIST (

AS OF FEB.

18)

* indicates that company is an IFE exhibitor. A Appiani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Ace American Wire Die Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3632 Ace Metal Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1930 ACIMAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3206 ACM AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Action Energy LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2443 Advanced Plastics Reclaiming LLC . . . . . . . . . . .1644 AEB International Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .823 Aeroel Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2800 Agape Industry Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2910 AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 All Forming Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1242 Alloy Engineering Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3132 Amacoil Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3709 * AMBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412 American & Efird Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2608 American Electronic Components Inc . . . . . . . . . .1236 *American Fastener Journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 American Wire Producers Association . . . . . . . . . .337 Anbao Wire & Mesh Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434 Anderson Controls Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .812 *Arken Manufacturing Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510 Asahi Sunac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1004 ASB Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2444 Atlantic Wire LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 *Automation Devices Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Automation Kinetics Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2732 AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 AXIS Computer Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3008 Aztech Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1941 B & H Tool Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4207 Baker Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2118 Balloffet Die Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3235 *Barbarotto International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512 Bartell Machinery Systems LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2029 Base Ten Consulting/Software Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .841 Baum's Castorine Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2742 BCS Industries LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .834 Beijing CEW International Fair Co Ltd . . . . . . . . .1432 Bekaert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333 Beneke Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .736 Bergandi Machinery Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3135 Beta LaserMike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3413 Blachford Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2435 *BM Rebuilders Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505 BMR Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1643 Bongard Drummond Trading LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .1826 Bonko Inc/Machine Technology & Control . . . . . .2813 Boockmann GmbH/The Slover Group . . . . . . . . .1038 Rolf Bock Maschinenfabrik GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 Bow Shing Metal Manufacturing Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .4239 Boxy SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3604 Breen Color Concentrates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4205

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Brookfield Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1041 Buhler USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3741 Bulk Chemicals Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941 Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .2738 C M Caballe SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3806 Cable & Tubing Solutions Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2200 Cable Consultants Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Calmec /MCM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2043 *Can-Eng Furnaces Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404 Candor Sweden AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941 Canterbury Engineering Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 Carpenter Technology Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541 Carris Reels Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2818 Cemanco LC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 Central Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .832 CeramTec AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 CERSA-MCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3436 Chandan Steel Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 * An Chen Fa Machinery Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1015 Cheng I LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1441 Chengdu Centran Industrial Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3436 Chhaperia International Company . . . . . . . . . . . . .123 Chi Ning Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1442 *Chun Zu Machinery Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .818 Cimteq Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2407C Citma Minmetals Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Clifford Welding Systems (Pty) Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .1623 Clinton Instrument Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2715 CM Furnaces Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2603 CN Wire Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1232 Coats North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3444 Cogne Specialty Steel USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .641 *Cold Header Machine Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615 Cometo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2605 CommScope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2429 *Computer Insights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Condat Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1933 Confederaton of Indian Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3142 Conneaut Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2604 Conoptica A/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3629 Continuus-Properzi SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3600 CoorsTek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2600 Copperweld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1032 Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .741 Cortinovis America LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032 Cortinovis SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032 *Creative Carbide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .715 Crown Technology Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3537 CRU North America Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2618 Custom Machining & Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . .1242 D & S Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .933 Dalian Konform Technical Company Ltd . . . . . . . .2141

Danieli & C SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2902 Data M Software Engineering GmbH . . . . . . . . .2407B Davis Wire Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1032 Davis-Standard LLC/Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Delachaux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Delisi Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3204 Design & Engineering LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4034 Die Quip Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2113 DISA Industries AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1635 Domeks Makine Ltd Sti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2238, 2438 Dongguan Baofeng Metal Industry Co . . . . . . . . 4239 Donnelly Reels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4006 *Drawing Technology Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 Dynamex Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3713 Easen Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738 E-Beam Services Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2041 Ebner Furnaces Inc/Ebner Industrieofenbau . . . .2911 ECD Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932 EconoReel Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3844 Eddytech Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 E L P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609 Emmerre srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Engineered Control Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2443 Engineered Machinery Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2700 Enkotec Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4000 ERA Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836 Ernst Koch GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4031 Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 Esteves-DWD USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3200 Etna- Bechem Lubricants Ltd/Etna Products . . .3110 Ets Pourtier Pere & Fils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Euroalpha s r l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2802 Eurobend SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4011 Eurodraw Energy Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Eurolls S.p.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032 Eurowire-Intras Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2407A EVG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1438 Evotech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3241 Exel Fil SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1336 Fabritex Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2142 Facts Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 Fasten Group Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329 *Fastener Equipment Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1004 *Fastener & Fixing Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319 *Fastener World Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .916 *Feng-pei, Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 Fenn Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1437 *FH Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .*618, 1429 Le Four Industriel Belge SA (FIB) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3836 Fiber-Line Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1837 Fil-Tec Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4206 Filtertech Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2613 *FIN Fastener Industry News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605


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Fine International Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2400 Fisk Alloy Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429 FLYMCA SL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3437 FMS Force AG/FMS USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3732 Foerster Instruments Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342 The Foreign Trade Corp of the Haidian . . . . . . . . . .236 *Formatec GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1014 Forming Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Fort Wayne Wire Die Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3818 FORTUNE Machinery Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1633 Frey Group LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4224 OM Frigerio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Frontier Composites & Castings Inc . . . . . . . . . . .3733 FSP-One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 Galvacor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Garg Sales Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634 Gauder & Co SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Gavle Trad AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2045 Gavlick Machinery Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2719 GBC Technologies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 GE- Plastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1435 Gem Gravure Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2218 *GEM International Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815 GEMCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2443 Genca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 George Evans Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1832 Gibbs Wire & Steel Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332 Gimax Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Global Signal Inc USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1237 Global Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 GMP - Slovakia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 *Greenslade Fastener Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .600 GSG GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4031 Guill Tool & Engineering Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2209 Hafner & Krullmann GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1444 Hangzhou Sanp Machinery Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .2042 *Hariton Machinery Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1212 Heacock Metal & Machine Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .3338 Heany Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2720 Hearl Heaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2838 Heatbath Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1932 Heberlein Metall-Handel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3623 Hefei Smarter Technology Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1432 The Heico Wire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623 Henrich GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2815 *Heritage Tooling Services Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 *Heroslam SAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705 Hezel GmbH & Co KG Gebruder . . . . . . . . . . . . .3405 Hilgeland-Nutap GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3405 The Hilliard Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1841 Hitachi America Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3633 Houghton International Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2908 Howar Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 HSI/Forming Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 HTC/Forming Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Huanghua Zhonglian Hardware Products Co . . .4234

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Huestis Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1823 Huettner Maschineenfabrik GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 *Hydro Carbide, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408 *Hydropulsor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415 Hyradix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1641 ICE Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2115 IDEAL Welding Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1623 Ideal-Werk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1623 *IFMSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219 Imaje USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2615 Industrial Heating Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2641 *Impax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602 *Industrial Fasteners Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506 Industrial Steel & Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1337 InfoSight Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Inosym Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 Integer Research Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3141 International Wire & Cable Symposium Inc . . . . .3010 Intertek Testing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1937 InterWire Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436 *Intools Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1209 Intras Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2407A Invimec Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2906 Iowa Steel & Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534 Italian Trade Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3206 *I-Tech Int Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 IWE Spools & Handling GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 IWG High Performance Conductors Inc . . . . . . . .1223 IWMA International Wire & Machinery Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2407 Jaykase Manufacturing/FSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 *Jerhen Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418 Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .234 JJI Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4209 JN Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3609 *Johnstown Wire Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604 Kamatics Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2738 Karl Fuhr GmbH & Co Kg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2241 KEI Industries Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Keystone Steel & Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .732 King Steel Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338 *Kingsyear Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Kingway Metal Products Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1142 *Kingwin Precision Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 Kinrei of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4006 KMK GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 Knill USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2418 *Konfu Enterprises Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .816 Friedr Krollmann GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4031 Kuhar Metallizing Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2718 Kurt Orban Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433 Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2626 Lamnea Bruk AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2132 *L & W Fasteners Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .915 LaserLinc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3617 Laurel Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2709 Leggett & Platt Wire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1023

Leibinger Inkjet Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1637 Leoni Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1229 Lesmo Machinery America Inc/OM Lesmo . . . . .2204 Lindlar Surface Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1241 Lloyd & Bouvier Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 Loos & Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937 Lors Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1638 J J Lowe Associates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2738 L-S Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3438 M + E Macchine + Engineering SpA . . . . . . . . . . .4031 M E P SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2804 M&M Metal Wire Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4042 MacDermid Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1833 Magnetic Technologies Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3715 Magnus Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3811 MAGPOWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2602 Maillefer SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2200 Mang Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3432 Manidhari Stainless Wire Pvt Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . .638 *Manufacturing Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702 Mapre Belgium SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Maschinenfabrik Niehoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3423 Mathiasen Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3720 *Mectron Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 Menam Stainless Wire Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .837 Merritt Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 *Metal Forming Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606 Metavan N V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 MFL USA Service Corp - Frigerio . . . . . . . . . . . . .3229 MGS Manufacturing - The MGS Group . . . . . . . .3223 Micro Products Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2432 Microdia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3429 Mikrotek Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1935 Mittal Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .729 Montorfano SAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3207 Morgan-Koch Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4031 Mossberg Reel LLC / Boxy Group . . . . . . . . . . . .3604 *National Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 National Strand Products Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1032 NEPTCO Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3108 Nevatia Steel & Alloys Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .936 Nextrom Oy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2418 Niagara Composites Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .2632 Niehoff Endex North America Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .3423 North American Spring Tool Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2611 Northampton Machinery Co - The MGS Group . .3223 Northeast Steel Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 Norwalk Innovation Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4204 NOVA-S a s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3719 Numamerica/Numalliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2000 Oklahoma Steel & Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534 OMA srl/PMA USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2138 OMAS Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3006 OMCG North America Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 *ORT Italia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 OSG Tap & Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1008 Osborne Technical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1018


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Sanxin Wire Die, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4043 Sarkuysan SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423 Schlatter Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2423 *Scientific Forming Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .700 SCOB Paul Schaaf GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4029 Sealeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3736 Seaway Yarns Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1443 Setic SAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Shanghai JinShen International Co Ltd . . . . . . . . .938 Shanghai Yingong Wire Products Equipment . . . .126 Shivalik Wires Private Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Shuster-Mettler Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2710 Sictra Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 SIKORA AG/Sikora International Corp . . . . . . . . .3814 Simas Srl/Forming Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Simpacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4034 Singleton Reels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2243 Sivaco Wire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1032 Sjogren Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3738 Skaltek Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1423 SKET Verseilmaschinenbau GmbH . . . . . . . . . . .1629 SNTN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3238 SOMA AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4037 Sonoco Crellin Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2118 South African Wire Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4014 South Fence Machinery Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3636 Spring Analysis Systems, Inc/FSI . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Steeger USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3638 Steelmatic Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 *Sterling Die Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1008 August Strecker GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . . . . .3405 Stolberger KMB-Maschinenfabrik GmbH . . . . . . .2815 Subec AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 Summit City Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4220 Sweed Recycling Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2638 Sylvin Technologies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2044 T & T Marketing Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2702 T Fukase & Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 TAK Enterprises Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2832 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2626 *Talleres Saspi SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 Taubensee Steel & Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636 Taymer Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3619 Team Meccanica Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032 Techalloy Co - Central Wire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .832 Technical Marketing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3432 Tecna SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1638 Teknor Apex Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3409 Tensor Machinery Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Teurema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2229 Thermoplastics Engineering Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . .2242 Tian Jin Yong Ze Metal Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 Tianjin Mei Jia Hua Trade Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3041 *Ticho Industries Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1016 Timco Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2704 TKT Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2900 Traxit North America LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2129

Troester GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2835 *Truform Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1000 Tubular Products Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4214 Tulsa Power LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3834 Ultimation Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2407D *Unimatic Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1012 United Wire Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1036 Unitek North America Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 *Universal Punch Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .912 Uniwire International Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .829 Upcast Oy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2735 Urbano Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 US Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4215 *USA Carbide Tooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508 Vandor Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4219 *Videx Machine Eng Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 Vitari SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032 Vollmer America Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3615 Vom Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 W Gillies Technologies LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 Wafios AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3405 Wafios Machinery Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3405 Wardwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4018 Warner Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2811 Watson Parts & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4006 WDT Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2806 Weber & Scher Mfg Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 Welding Wire Machineries Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3229 William McCaskie Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4224 Windak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3829 Windings Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2213 Wire & Cable Industry Suppliers Association . . .3010 Wire & Cable Technology International . . . . . . . . .3010 Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2223 wire 2008/Messe Dusseldorf North America . . . .3742 Wire Association Int’l/Wire Journal Int’l . . . .show floor Wire Forming Technology International . . . . . . . . .3010 Wire Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4216 Wire Lab Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2623 Wire Machine Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 Wire World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1642 Witels Albert USA Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3710 Witels Apparate-Maschinen Albert GmbH . . . . . .3710 Woodburn Diamond Die Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2619 Worth Steel & Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .934 Woywod Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2413 WRCA Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1338 *Wrentham Tool Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .709 Wyrepak Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2713 Ya Sih Technology Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4034 Yield Management Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3539 YMD Engineering LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3641 YR Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1142 Zapp USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1029 Zhejiang Minmetals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1138 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . . . . . . . . . .3441 Zumbach Electronics Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2013


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* indicates that company is an IFE exhibitor. *Computer Insights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 *American Fastener Journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 *Kingsyear Co., Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 *Feng-pei, Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 *Kingwin Precision Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 *Automation Devices Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Chhaperia International Company . . . . . . . . . . .123 InfoSight Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Shanghai Yingong Wire Prod. Equipment Co . .126 Citma Minmetals Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .129 Steelmatic Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132 KEI Industries Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Eddytech Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Shivalik Wires Private Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 *Mectron Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 *National Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 *Talleres Saspi SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 *Videx Machine Eng Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 American Fastener Journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218 *IFMSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219 Drawing Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 *I-Tech Int. Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 Global Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Atlantic Wire LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 Northeast Steel Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel . . . . . . . . . . . .234 The Foreign Trade Corp of the Haidian . . . . . . .236 Tian Jin Yong Ze Metal Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237 Galvacor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Rishhikesh Electromatic Pvt Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . .241 Chandan Steel Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242 *ORT Italia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 *I-Tech Int. Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316 *Heritage Tooling Services Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318 *Fastener & Fixing Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .319 Fasten Group Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .329 Gibbs Wire & Steel Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .332 Bekaert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333 Phifer Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .336 American Wire Producers Association . . . . . . .337 King Steel Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .338 Foerster Instruments Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .342 *Reg-Ellen Machine Tool Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .400 *Can-Eng Furnaces Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404 *Carlo Salvi S.p.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405 *Hydro Carbide, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408 *Rockform Tooling & Machining . . . . . . . . . . . . .408 *AMBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412 *Hydropulsor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415 *Jerhen Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .418 Sarkuysan SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423 Fisk Alloy Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .429 Radcliff Wire Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432

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Kurt Orban Partners LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .433 Anbao Wire & Mesh Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .434 InterWire Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .436 *Push-Up Tools Udyog Pvt Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504 *BM Rebuilders Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505 *Industrial Fasteners Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .506 *USA Carbide Tooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508 *Arken Manufacturing Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .510 *Barbarotto International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512 *PLAN-E-Tech Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515 Saarsteel Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .532 Iowa Steel & Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534 Oklahoma Steel & Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .534 Carpenter Technology Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .541 *Greenslade Fastener Services . . . . . . . . . . . . .600 *Impax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602 *Johnstown Wire Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . .604 *FIN Fastener Industry News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .605 *Drawing Technology Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 *Metal Forming Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .606 *E L P . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609 *Power Sonics LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612, 3811 \Videx Machine Eng Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212 *Cold Header Machine Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615 *FH Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618 The Heico Wire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .623 FSP-One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 Garg Sales Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634 Taubensee Steel & Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .636 Manidhari Stainless Wire Pvt Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .638 Cogne Specialty Steel USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .641 *Scientific Forming Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . .700 *Manufacturing Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .702 *RTM Products, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704 *Heroslam S.A.L. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705 *Wrentham Tool Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .709 *Creative Carbide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .715 Mittal Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .729 Keystone Steel & Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .732 Raajratna Metal Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .733 Beneke Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .736 Easen Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738 Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .741 *PCC Precision Tool Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 *Sacma Machinery Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .804 *Konfu Enterprises Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .816 *Reed Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .808 *Anderson Controls Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .812 *GEM International Co., Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .815 *Konfu Enterprises Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .816 *Chun Zu Machinery Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .818 *Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .818 AEB International Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .823

Uniwire International Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .829 Techalloy Co - Central Wire Group . . . . . . . . . .832 BCS Industries LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .834 ERA Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836 Menam Stainless Wire Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .837 Base Ten Consulting/Software Inc . . . . . . . . . . .841 *Universal Punch Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .912 *L & W Fasteners Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .915 *Fastener World Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .916 ECD Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932 D & S Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .933 Worth Steel & Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .934 Nevatia Steel & Alloys Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .936 Loos & Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937 Shanghai JinShen International Co Ltd . . . . . . .938 Bulk Chemicals Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941 Candor Sweden AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941 *Truform Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1000 *Fastener Equipment Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1004 *OSG Tap & Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1008 Sterling Die Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1008 *Unimatic Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1012 *An Chen Fa Machinery Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .1015 Formatec GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1014 *Talleres Saspi SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 *Ticho Industries Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1016 Osborne Technical Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1018 *Rockford Manufacturing Group FELM . . . . . .1018 Leggett & Platt Wire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1023 Zapp USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1029 Copperweld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1032 Davis Wire Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1032 National Strand Products Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1032 Sivaco Wire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1032 United Wire Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1036 Facts Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 Boockmann GmbH/The Slover Group . . . . . . .1038 Brookfield Wire Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1041 Rautomead Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1136 Zhejiang Minmetals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1138 Kingway Metal Products Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1142 YR Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1142 *Intools Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1209 *Hariton Machinery Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1212 IWG High Performance Conductors Inc . . . . .1223 Leoni Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1229 CN Wire Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1232 American Electronic Components Inc . . . . . . .1236 Global Signal Inc USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1237 Lindlar Surface Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1241 All Forming Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1242 Custom Machining & Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . .1242 Exel Fil SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1336


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Howar Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Metavan N V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 OM Frigerio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Pave Automation Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Plasmait GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Roteq Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2829 TAK Enterprises Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2832 Troester GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2835 Hearl Heaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2838 Precision Payoff Systems, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . .2841 TKT Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2900 Danieli & C SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2902 Pan Chemicals SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2904 Invimec Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2906 Houghton International Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2908 Agape Industry Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2910 Ebner Furnaces Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2911 Ebner Industrieofenbau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2911 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 OMAS Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3006 AXIS Computer Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3008 International Wire & Cable Symposium Inc . . .3010 Wire & Cable Industry Suppliers Association .3010 Wire & Cable Technology International . . . . . .3010 Wire Forming Technology International . . . . . .3010 GBC Technologies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 PS Costruzioni Meccaniche Srl . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 Sictra Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 Tianjin Mei Jia Hua Trade Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3041 NEPTCO Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3108 Etna- Bechem Lubricants/Etna Products Inc . .3110 Alloy Engineering Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3132 Bergandi Machinery Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3135 Integer Research Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3141 Confederation of Indian Industry . . . . . . . . . . .3142 Esteves-DWD USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3200 Delisi Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3204 ACIMAF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3206 Italian Trade Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3206 Montorfano SAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3207 Gauder & Co SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Mapre Belgium SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Ets Pourtier Pere & Fils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Setic SAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 MGS Manufacturing - MGS Group . . . . . . . . .3223 Northampton Machinery Co - MGS Group . . .3223 MFL USA Service Corp - Frigerio . . . . . . . . . .3229 Welding Wire Machineries Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . .3229 PrintSafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3232 Balloffet Die Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3235 SNTN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3238 Evotech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3241 Heacock Metal & Machine Co Inc . . . . . . . . . .3338 Rolf Schlicht GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3341 Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Davis-Standard LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400

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Merritt Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Rudolf Grauer AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3405 Hezel GmbH & Co KG Gebruder . . . . . . . . . . .3405 Hilgeland-Nutap GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3405 August Strecker GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . . .3405 Wafios AG/Wafios Machinery Corp . . . . . . . . .3405 Teknor Apex Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3409 Beta LaserMike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3413 Inosym Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 Proton Products Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 Weber & Scher Mfg Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 Maschinenfabrik Niehoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3423 Niehoff Endex North America Inc . . . . . . . . . .3423 Microdia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3429 Mang Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3432 Technical Marketing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3432 CERSA-MCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3436 Chengdu Centran Industrial Co . . . . . . . . . . . .3436 FLYMCA SL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3437 L-S Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3438 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . . . . . . . .3441 Coats North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3444 Crown Technology Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3537 Yield Management Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3539 Continuus-Properzi SpA/Properzi Int’l . . . . . . .3600 Boxy SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3604 Mossberg Reel LLC / Boxy Group . . . . . . . . . .3604 JN Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3609 Process Control Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3613 Vollmer America Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3615 LaserLinc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3617 Taymer Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3619 Heberlein Metall-Handel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3623 Paramount Die Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3623 RichardsApex Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3626 Conoptica A/S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3629 Ace American Wire Die Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3632 Hitachi America Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3633 South Fence Machinery Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3636 Steeger USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3638 YMD Engineering LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3641 Amacoil Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3709 Witels Albert USA/Witels Albert GmbH . . . . . .3710 Dynamex Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3713 Magnetic Technologies Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3715 Cemanco LC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 CeramTec AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 KMK GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 Subec AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 NOVA-S a s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3719 Mathiasen Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3720 FMS Force Measuring Systems/FMS USA . .3732 Frontier Composites & Castings Inc . . . . . . . .3733 Sealeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3736 Sjogren Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3738 wire 2008/Messe Dusseldorf North America . .3742 Premier Wire Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3744

AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 C M Caballe SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3806 Magnus Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3811 Power Sonics LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3811, 612 SIKORA AG/Sikora International Corp . . . . . .3814 Fort Wayne Wire Die Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3818 Tensor Machinery Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Delachaux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Windak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3829 Tulsa Power LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3834 Le Four Industriel Belge SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3836 EconoReel Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3844 Enkotec Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4000 Donnelly Reels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4006 Kinrei of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4006 Watson Parts & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4006 Eurobend SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4011 South African Wire Association . . . . . . . . . . . .4014 Wardwell Braiding Machine Co . . . . . . . . . . . .4018 Wardwell Europe GmbH/Wardwell Italy SRL .4018 Forming Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Simas Srl/Forming Systems Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Spring Analysis Systems, Inc/FSI . . . . . . . . . .4023 SCOB Paul Schaaf GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4029 Friedr Krollmann GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4031 GSG GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4031 Ernst Koch GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4031 M + E Macchine + Engineering SpA . . . . . . . .4031 Morgan-Koch Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4031 Design & Engineering LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4034 Pioneer Machinery Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4034 Simpacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4034 Ya Sih Technology Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4034 SOMA AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4037 M&M Metal Wire Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4042 Sanxin Wire Die, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4043 Norwalk Innovation Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4204 Breen Color Concentrates Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .4205 Fil-Tec Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4206 B & H Tool Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4207 JJI Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4209 Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 Tubular Products Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4214 US Synthetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4215 Mack-Brooks Publishing Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4216 Wire Industry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4216 Vandor Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4219 Summit City Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4220 Frey Group LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4224 William McCaskie Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4224 Rainbow Rubber & Plastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4225 Powder Tech International Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . .4227 Plastore Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4231 Huanghua Zhonglian Hardware Products Co 4234 Bow Shing Metal Manufacturing Ltd . . . . . . . .4239 Dongguan Baofeng Metal Industry Co . . . . . . 4239 Wire Association Int’l/WJI . . . . . . . . . . . .Show floor .


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EXHIBITS

More than 500 exhibiting companies will be represented at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, showcasing machinery, equipment and services during Interwire, the America’s largest wire and cable event, to be held May 5-10, 2007. Interwire 2007 will be co-locating with the International Fasteners Exposition (IFE), which will be sharing the show floor, allowing attendees

to visit both events. IFE exhibitors have an asterisk before their names. Some companies are exhibiting at both IFE and Interwire. The exhibits open up on Monday, May 7, following a 12:30 pm wirecutting ceremony, closing at 5 pm. The exhibits will be open from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesday, May 8, and on Wednesday, May 9, and from 10 am to 3 pm on Thursday, May 10.

Below is a preview of exhibits. Those that came too late will be in the April issue of Wire Journal International. Alpha/Numerical lists of exhibitors begin on p. 94, and the Product Directory begins on p. 182. For the latest information, see the Official Show Program at the event. More information can also be found at www.wirenet.org.

A. Appiani SrL Tel. 39-030-938-0253 Fax 39-030-938-2425 info@appiani.reels.it Italy Booth 2204

USA Booth 3632 Exhibiting: Ace American will feature an extensive line of carbide draw dies. Its display will include both round and shaped dies and tooling. The company looks forward to discussing customer die requirements, from intricate designs to the most basic shapes. It also offers recutting services of both round and shaped dies. Personnel: Heinz Hohl, Ingeborg Hohl, Linda Hohl Conn, Martha Thomen, Jeffrey Conn.

The non-profit voluntary association also plays an important international role in improving the location and organization of the major wire and cable trade fairs that are held around the world. Personnel: Ferruccio Bellina.

Exhibiting: Appiani has a world-wide presence in the manufacture of standard and custom build steel reels according to DIN specifications or to customer requirements. A leading manufacturer of shipping/process reels since 1962, A. Appiani will demonstrate its engineering capabilities by exhibiting a comprehensive selection of pressed steel reels and plastic and steel composite reels together with reel handling equipment. Personnel: Marco Appiani, Allan Brown. Ace American Wire Die Co. Tel. 330-342-7269 fax 330-655-9989 www.aawiredie.com aawiredie@aol.com

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Ace Metal Inc. Tel. 610-623-2204 www.acemetalinc.com sales@acemetalinc.com USA Booth 1930 Exhibiting: Ace Metal Inc. will be exhibiting its full line of metal spools ranging from its 6” flange diameter to its new 12-3/4” flange diameter as well as tire cord reels, heavy duty internal fine wire spools and its saw wire spool line. It will also be exhibiting its complete line of tubular wire carriers. Personnel: Gerri Medoff, Charles Zobel. ACIMAF Tel. 39-02-541-253-01 Fax 39-02-541-208-25 acimaf@acimaf.com Italy Booth 3206 Exhibiting: Associazione Costruttori Italiana Macchine Per Filo (ACIMAF), the Italian wire machinery manufacturers association, will present information about the technology of its members for machines and products for the wire and cable manufacturing industry.

ACM AB Tel. 46-8-892715 stefan@acmab.com North American rep. HOWAR Equipment Inc. Tel. 905-738-4010 fax 905-738-2474 sales@howarequipment.com Sweden/Canada Booth 2823

Exhibiting: Tools designed to save insulation compound usage and $$$s by means of controlling wall thicknesses. Cable cross-section measurement equipment from ACM will be displayed and operated for all to see the extremely precise and quick method of performing all two dimensional cable measurements. The KSM model enables quality control departments to track the efficiency of products or equipment with its sophisticated database and graphing + trending capabilities. Customers are invited to bring cable


Action Energy/Gemco Tel. 508-717-7942 info@actionenergyusa.com USA Booth 2443 Exhibiting: Action Energy’s goal is to save companies energy. It minimizes energy increases by employing new technologies and proven control strategies that will reduce energy use, improve productivity, enhance quality control and most importantly, improves profitability. Personnel: Ken Potvin, Craig Disano. Advanced Plastics Reclaiming, LLC Tel. 440-525-3531 fax 440-324-4948 www.thebroadviewgroupllc.com rkrock@broadviewgroupllc.com USA Booth 1644 Exhibiting: APR commissioned a new plant in 2006 in Northeastern Ohio to

reclaim plastic tailings from wire and cable choppers and wire manufacturer’s affiliated scrap operators. The products are separated in a sophisticated float/ sink process and size-reduced to meet reprocessor customer specifications. Plastics reclaimed include FPVC, nylon, PE, PVDF and FEP. APR offers an environmentally sound alternative disposition for these types of materials. Reclaimed plastics are recycled into wire and cable, compound feedstocks and more. Personnel: Richard Krock, Dr. Steve Paspek, Joe Bork, Al Schroeder.

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samples to the show to experience this innovative measurement system first hand. Personnel: Stefan Askenfors, Willy Hauer.

AEB International Booth 823 Aeroel Srl Booth 2800 AFA Industries Tel. 908-236-8484 fax 908-236-7001 webscher@webscher.com USA Booth 3417

Exhibiting: AFA Industries, a subsidiary of Weber & Scher, will display equipment from its production range, including cable filling and smooth/ corrugated metal tape shielding/armoring systems, cable payoff and take-up sys-

INTERNATIONAL FASTENERS EXPOSITION

EXHIBITORS

The following companies are exhibiting at the International Fasteners Exposition, which will share the show floor with Interwire 2007 at the I-X Center. The companies are included in the booth descriptions, alpha/numerical lists and product directory. AMBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412 American Fastener Journal . . . . . . . . .218 An Chen Fa Machinery Co. . . . . . . . .1015 Anderson Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .812 Arken Manufacturing Inc . . . . . . . . . . .510 Automation Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 B.M Rebuilders Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .505 Barbarotto Intl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .512 Can-Eng Furnaces Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . .404 Carlo Salvi SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405 Chun Zu Machinery Industry . . . . . . . .818 Cold Header Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .615 Computer Insights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 Creative Carbide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .715 Drawing Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220 ELP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .609 Fastener & Fixing Europe . . . . . . . . . .319 Fastener Equipment Corp . . . . . . . . . .1004 Fastener World Group . . . . . . . . . . . . .916 Feng-pei, Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .114 FH Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618 FIN Fastener Industry News . . . . . . . .605 Formatec GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1014 GEM International Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . .815 Greenslade Fastener Svcs . . . . . . . . . . .600

Hariton Machinery/Sakamura . . . . . .1212 Heritage Tooling Services Ltd. . . . . . .318 Heroslam SAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .705 Hydro Carbide, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408 Hydropulsor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415 IFMSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219 IMPAX -PTG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .602 Industrial Fastener Institute . . . . . . . . .506

Intools Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1209 I-TECH International Corp. . . . . . . . . .316 Jerhen Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Johnstown Wire Technologies . . . . . .604 Kingwin Precision Co, Ltd. . . . . . . . . .116 Kingsyear Co., Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112 Konfu Enterprises Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . .816 L & W Fasteners C., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . .915 Manufacturing Solutions . . . . . . . . . . .702

Mectron Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 Metal Forming Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .606 National Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200 ORT Italia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 PTG Precision Tool Group . . . . . . . . .800 Plan-E-Tec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515 Power Sonics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .612 Push Up Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .504 Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . .818 Reed Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .808 Reg-Ellen Machine Tool Corp . . . . . . .400 Rockford Manufacturing Group . . . .1018 Rockform Tooling & Mfg . . . . . . . . . .408 RTM Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704 Sacma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .804 Scientific Forming Technologies . . . . .700 Sterling Die / OSG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1008 Talleres Saspi SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204 Ticho Industries Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1016 Unimatic Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . .1012 Universal Punch Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . .912 USA Carbide Tooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . .508 Videx Machine Engineering . . . . . . . . .212 Wrentham Tool Prods . . . . . . . . . . . . . .709

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tems, cable accumulation systems, concentric and eccentric taping heads (photo) and caterpillar capstans as well as continuous seam welded metal tape sheathing and corrugating systems for making CATV cables, RF coaxial cables, optical fiber and power cables. Personnel: J. William Scher, Gregory Scher, Dean Zhang.

Alloy Engineering Co. Booth 3132

American & Efird Inc. Booth 2608

Amacoil, Inc. Tel. 610-485-8300 fax 610-485-2357 amacoil@amacoil.com USA Booth 3709

American Electronic Components Booth 1236

Agape Industry Inc. Booth 2910 AIM Inc. Tel. 630-458-0008 fax 630-458-0730 sales@aimmachines.com USA Booth 3800

Exhibiting: At AIM, Inc., its machines form the wire — its ingenuity then takes it to the next step. Come by and meet AIM representatives to discuss how AIM’s product line can streamline automation processes or replace older equipment. AIM will be featuring its 3D Double Headed Bender, AFM3D8TU, AFE2D8 with welder integration, 3D Table Top, as well as some surprises. Personnel: Constantine Grapsas, Gus Goudis, Bob Lump, Zoe Borys. All Forming Machinery, Inc. Tel. 406-994-0008 fax 406-994-0009 www.allforming.com allforming@aol.com USA Booth 1242 Exhibiting: All Forming Machinery buys, sells and trades pre-owned Fourslides, multiple-slides, spring coilers, CNC wire formers, 2-D & 3-D CNC wire benders, wire straightening and cutoffs and feeding machines and support equipment. It represents a U.S.-based machinery fabricator specializing in high quality, heavy duty, dependable custom built wire forming equipment. Presently offering high-production machines for sod staples, wire ties (bag, bar-double loop, single end looper) and wire coiling as well as two-plane wire straighteners, wire feed gripper and 1500 to 3500 lb powered/ non-powered de-reelers (payoffs). Visit its website for all types of wire machinery. Personnel: Jim DeCarolis, Susan DeCarolis.

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Exhibiting: Amacoil Inc. will display Uhing “rolling ring” traverse winding drives and assemblies. A special display will feature a sensor controlled Uhing traverse set up designed for improved control over traverse reversal points. Accessory products on display include wire guide systems and EasyLock shaft collars with adjustable clamping force to secure spools on shafts. Personnel: Bob Eisele, Wolfgang Weber. * AMBA (Aachener Maschinenbau) Tel. 49-241-160-4690 Fax 49-241-160-46910 www.aachener-maschinenbau.de Germany Booth 412 Exhibiting: Highlighting the AMBA BM Series of automatic long bolt machines, which make very long screws and bolts from coil, a new adaptable feature will be shown. Also, a wire straighten and servo cutoff unit using a two plane-straightener method that can eliminate the equalizing station on the BM machine, or be used as a free-standing machine. Videos will showcase AMBA’s full line of rod headers, spoke and nipple machines and new thread rolling equipment for 10 mm parts up to 600 mm long. Personnel: Jurgen Sommer, Manfred Houben, Mike Caesar.

* American Fastener Journal Booth 218 American Wire Producers Association Tel. 703-299-4434 fax 703-299-9233 info@awpa.org USA Booth 337 Exhibiting: The AWPA is the leading voice of the ferrous wire and wire products industry in North America. AWPA members include wire producers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, manufacturers and distributors of wire rod, and suppliers of machinery, dies, and equipment. AWPA will provide membership information and have manuals for purchase. Personnel: Kimberly Korbel, Aimee Hall. Anbao (Qinhuangdao) Wire & Mesh Tel. 86-335-3893600 Fax 86-335-3870760 anbao@anbao.com China Booth 434 Exhibiting: Anbao is a wire manufacturer and exporter in China that specializes in cable armoring wire, galvanized wire for ACSR and strands for ACSR, spring wire, stainless steel wire, black annealed wire, baling wire, cold heading wire, staple wire, stitching wire, copper-coated wire and brass-coated wire. Personnel: BJ Hur. * Anderson Controls Inc. Booth 812 * Arken Manufacturing Inc. Booth 510 Asahi Sunac Corporation Tel. 56-153-1212 Fax 56-153-2712 f_sunac@sunac.co.jp Japan Booth 1004


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thermal spray surfacing to rebuild mechanical components for wear resistant surfaces and engineered coating systems with specialized sealing and heat treatments. Processes include HVOF, plasma, electric arc and combustion wire, powder and rod, along with cold spray technology, ASB provides PTA, submerged arc and spark depo welding. Its large machine shop includes diamond grinding and polishing along with large capacity lathe, vertical and horizontal turning capabilities. Components include ceramic, carbide and other hardsurfacing for wire blocks, sheaves and critical surfaces that are part of wire processing. Personnel: Charles Kay, Dennis Green, Nick Marchiano, Deborah Curtis.

Exhibiting: Asahi Sunac’s Model AQ635 high-speed, three-die, three-blow cold header will be demonstrated running M8 trimmed parts at 400 pieces per minute. ASB Industries, Inc. Tel. 330-753-8458 Fax 330-753-7550 www.asbindustries.com info@asbindustries.com USA Booth 2444 Exhibiting: ASB Industries provides

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engineering capabilities include: complete part orientation and delivery systems, highly discriminate tooling, part escapements, parts/storage hoppers, linear feeding tracks, parts feeder sound enclosures and custom designed feeder stands. Personnel: Taith Rupp, Jim Winschel, Kevin Smith, Matt Schiefferle, Jim Schiefferle, Grant Schiefferle, Todd Musich. Automation Kinetics Inc. Booth 2732 AW Machinery L.L.C. Tel. 973-882-3223 fax 973-882-3210 awm@awmachinery.com USA Booth 3038

Exhibiting: Equipment and complete lines for the wire and cable industry as well as the fiber optic industry. Thermoplastic extrusion lines, CV lines, equipment and complete extrusion lines for the medical industry. Personnel: Ed Gener, Art Watson. AXIS Computer Systems, Inc. Tel. 800-370-2947 fax 508-481-7234 jmhoiberg@axiscomp.com USA Booth 3008 Exhibiting: AXIS specializes in helping wire and cable manufacturers achieve sustainable improvements in operational performance throughout all areas of the business. Its AXIOM® Enterprise Resource Management System is designed specifically for the wire and cable industry, with a focus on helping companies increase revenues, reduce costs and enable profitable growth. AXIOM is a comprehensive software solution with integrated support for sales, scheduling, production, quality and financial management, as well as web-based customer service, advanced planning and scheduling, and decision support. Personnel: Janna Hoiberg, Keith Berg, Ron Greco.

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Aztech Lubricants LLC Tel. 405-310-0034 fax 405-310-0070 info@aztechlube.com USA Booth 1941 Exhibiting: Aztech Lubricants provides a complete line of calcium and sodium stearate based wiredrawing powders, weaving lubricants and oils, and an extensive line of cleaners, precoats and protective coatings. Its products are ideally suited for applications in both the ferrous and nonferrous industries. Personnel: Jonathan Anderson, Michael Colvin, Jack Hall, Michael Will, Brian Gibson, Wayne Nielson, Mitch Saunders. B & H Tool Co. Inc. Booth 4207 Baker Division/Sonoco Tel. 800-633-3962 fax 256-751-5101 leslie.lawrence@sonoco.com USA Booth 2118 Exhibiting: Baker Division of Sonoco is North America’s leading producer of wooden, composite and metal reels for the wire and cable industry and the only U.S. manufacturer with a nationwide recycling program helping utilities, distributors and cooperatives reduce reel disposal costs. Baker also offers customers a wide range of packaging supply chain services. Personnel: Larry Easterling, Jim Printz, Lou Hornstein, Bob Hughes, Wendy Williams, Mark Szulc, Mike Harris. Balloffet Die Corporation Tel. 915-592-5252 fax 915-592-8585 balloffetdie@sbcglobal.net USA Booth 3235 Exhibiting: Balloffet has been manufacturing wiredrawing dies since 1870. Today, its operations includes: Balloffet Die Corp., which has operated in the U.S. since 1905, BDWD, in the U.K. since 1925 and Balloffet GmbH in Germany since 1996. Its product range comprises: natural diamond dies from 6μ to 2.5mm; mono-crystalline dies from 6μ to 0.5mm; PCD dies from 50μ to 28mm; compacting, stranding and special shaped dies; enameling guides; extrusion tooling (guides and dies); special tooling with diamond inserts; repolishing machines and equipment.

Services include: repolishing dies; training of operators and technicians either in its training center or at the customer’s plant; and compiling technical reports on customer dies. Personnel: Bill Couse, Richard Barthod. * Barbarotto International Machinery Tel. 516-594-1300 fax 516-594-1311 www.barbarottomachinery.com USA Booth 512 Exhibiting: Barbarotto will feature the new IDM washer assembly machines, with unique fully adjustable design “no extra tooling” required within the whole size range of machine. Also, its complete new machinery lines from Videx Machine Engineering, AMBA, Drawing Technology Wire Drawers and Accessories and Iman Pack Packaging Systems. Ask about Barbarotto’s full portfolio of used fastener and wire equipment and machine rebuilding capability. Personnel: Fred Barbarotto, Michael Caesar, Lori Scheinman, Carl Barbarotto, Ben Barbarotto. Bartell Machinery Systems L.L.C. Tel. 315-336-7600 fax 315-336-0947 rreynolds@bartellmachinery.com USA Booth 2029 Exhibiting: Bartell Machinery Systems will highlight its wide range of products, including Ceeco Bartell systems for data and telephone group twinning (with or without backtwist), OPGW lines, planetary stranders, armoring lines, double twist stranders for Single Input Wire (SIW), rotating equipment for low, medium, high and extra high voltage cables and custom designed machines for the oil industry. Personnel: Sean Harrington, Zarko Krasic, K. Brian Turvey, Howard Abraham, Don Pratt. Base Ten Consulting/Software Inc. Booth 841 Baum’s Castorine Co., Inc. Tel. 315-336-8154 fax 315-336-3854 sales@baumscastorine.com USA Booth 2742 Exhibiting: Baum’s personnel will be on hand to answer the toughest trou-


semi-tubular and tubular rivets, escomatic wire, screw machine stock, straight lengths, bar stock, fence, carabiners are just a few specialty fasteners and applications made from its wire and rod for sectors such as automotive, aerospace, marine, apparel, building and construction. It is a global supplier

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bleshooting questions as well as to offer its unique line of both ferrous and nonferrous drawing lubricants. These lubricants are quickly becoming the lubricant of choice for today’s most discriminating wire manufacturers. See what they can do to improve the bottom line. Personnel: Tom Whitcombe, Paul Berger, Dan McLean. BCS Industries, LLC Tel. 901-946-1005 www.bcsindustries.com rknight@bluffcitysteel.com USA Booth 834 Personnel: Robert Knight, Keith Martin, Larry Braun, Myra Neal, Chip Falivene. Beijing CEW Int’l Fair Co. Ltd. Booth 1432 Bekaert Corporation Industrial Steel Wire Tel. 770-421-8520 fax 770421-8521 ramona.cardwell@bekaert.com USA Booth 333 Exhibiting: Bekaert is the world’s largest manufacturer of galvanized wire and wire products. With over 16 plants in North America, it has a facility close by to service customers’ needs. Personnel: Kevin King, Kurt Darden, John Grattafiori. Beneke Wire Company Tel. 502-367-6434 fax 502-363-1837 mbeneke@benekewire.com USA Booth 736

Exhibiting: Beneke Wire is an ISO 9001:2000 certified family-owned and operated company that manufactures round drawn aluminum wire and rod in coil and straight length form utilizing heat treatable and non-heat treatable aluminum alloys. Products are available at standard or tighter than standard tolerances. Special finishes that improve tooling, formability and efficiencies are available that can decrease or eliminate unacceptable parts and/or sorting woes. Cold heading, nuts, bolts, screws, solid, MARCH 2007 111


to large volume consumers down to the small specialty shops. It has been “Better by Beneke” for 39 years. Personnel: J. David Beneke, Ken Downs, Stephen Beneke, David Sledge, Michael Beneke, Kevin Shartzer, William Turner. Bergandi Machinery Co. Booth 3135 Beta LaserMike Tel. 937-233-9935 fax 937-233-7284 sales@betalasermike.com USA Booth 3413 Exhibiting: Beta LaserMike’s complete line of products. These include: DataPro for process control, Accuscan for laser diameter measurement, Ultrascan for ultrasonic wall and eccentricity measurement, Capscan for capacitance measurement, SRL Pro for structural return loss prediction, Graviscan for gravimetric material weight and throughput measurement, LN Detector for instantaneous flaw detection and LaserSpeed® for noncontact length and speed measurement. Also, high performance preheaters and sparktesters. New for 2007: the latest evolution of the Accuscan diameter gauge. The AS5000 series now offers 2400 measurements per second with unique facet calibration for high accuracy, single scan measurement data. The DataPro 5000 Process Controller now uses the latest in software PLC and fieldbus technologies for advanced functionality, flexibility and expandability, yet easy to use. The LaserSpeed can now measure both forward and reverse from zero speed with better than 0.05% accuracy. Personnel: Rick Kristensen, Mike Kordik, Ethem Erdas. Blachford Corporation Tel. 815-464-2100 fax 815-464-2112 www.blachford.com blachford@urbancom.net USA Booth 2435 Exhibiting: Since 1956, Blachford has supplied customers with innovative and dynamic wire lubricant products, with more than 250 kinds of ferrous and nonferrous wire. Blachford’s “Chemdraw” and “Caplube” dry lubricants for ferrous wires are based on

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metallic soap powders with controlled morphologies and particle size distributions. Its “Multidraw” and “Chemdraw” wet lubricants are suitable for nonferrous, ferrous and coated ferrous wiredrawing applications, including copper wire and steel cord for tires, fence weaving, and other woven mesh products. It offers precoats for batch and continuous preparation of alloy rod and wire and lime and borax substitutes that provide carrier coatings combining customized performance characteristics with improved environmental impact considerations. Blachford is a leading supplier to markets such as welding and spring wire, etc., due to its specialized lubricants. Personnel: John Blachford, Gary Woods, William Dohrmann, Dan Howard, Matthew Messner, Michael Yazum, John Papierski.

for the ferrous, nonferrous, and cable industries. BDT will display used and rebuilt equipment for inspection and sale. It also offers a number of other services, such as machinery rebuilding and reconditioning, machinery purchasing for clients, machinery moving and consulting on nonferrous and cable processes and production. Personnel: John Drummond, Thomas Bongard, Norberto Hernandez. Bonko Inc./ Machine Technology & Control Booth 2813 Boockmann GmbH/The Slover Group Tel. 800-448-1795 fax 713-932-6874 richard_slover@slovergroup.com USA/Germany Booth 1038

* BM Rebuilders Inc. Booth 505 BMR Group Tel. 260-635-2195 fax 260-635-2329 kirk.sabrosky@bmrgroup.net USA Booth 1643 Exhibiting: BMR Group offers unique technologies and expertise in repairing worn or damaged wire drawing components and bringing them back to OEM specs. It helps wire producers extend equipment service life with thermalsprayed coatings or laser hardening. Personnel: Kirk Sabrosky, Pat Ripley, Larry Boyd, Mark Boyd, Doug Gregory. Rolf Bock Maschinenfabrik GmbH Booth 2232 Bongard Drummond Trading LLC Bongard Trading GmbH Tel. 260-625-6275 fax 260-625-5160 john@bdt-llc.com USA Booth 1826

Exhibiting: Bongard Drummond Trading LLC (BDT) buys, sells and rebuilds used wire making machinery

Exhibiting: Boockmann GmbH offers effective methods for cleaning and surface preparation of wire, cable and welding consumables. Its machines work with cords wrapped under high tension around the wire giving 360º surface contact. Integrated into the strings can be cleaners, solvents, lubricants and abrasive and anti-corrosive agents. They eliminate the disposal of harsh chemicals and the expensive filtering of the liquids that washing and ultrasonic rely upon. Its machines can increase cycle time before cleaning the annealer, reduce “blow-outs” on polymer coated wire, clean welding wire and apply PTFE/water dispersions to increase feedability. They will clean drawing compounds and oils, and fines after rod breakdown. Models to be shown: Helicord NB55 for cleaning cable, aluminum, and welding consumables; Helicord NB56 for applying lubricants, solvents, anti-corrosives, etc.; Liquid metering pump NB40B889 for metal shearing stress free PTFE/water dispersion; Helilub NB54 for magnet wire lubrication and Helicord strings including flat for special requirements. Personnel: Gerhard Boockmannn, Dick Slover, Vernon Clements.


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Bow Shing Metal Manufacturing Tel. 852-24770466 fax 852-24795669 info@bowshinggroup.com Honduras Booth 4239 Exhibiting: Bow Shings does wiredrawing, manufacturing of hanger accessories and racks and electroplating. Personnel: Jeffreys Cheung. Boxy S.p.A. Tel. 39-30-9579011 fax 39-030-957244 boxy@boxy.com Italy Booth 3604

Exhibiting: A display of DIN and custom metal reels with ancillary equipment. Products include fully machined multi-wire, heavy-duty process reels, light-weight and standard duty pressed metal reels, cable drums and shipping reels. Equipment includes reel lifters and tilters, coil handlers, take-apart reels and pallets. Personnel: Stefano Sorlini, Marco Bolpagni. Breen Color Concentrates Inc. Booth 4205 Brookfield Wire Co. Booth 1041 Buhler USA Buhler & Co. Germany Tel. 910-575-3711 fax 910-579-0116 info@buhler-usa.com USA Booth 3741 Exhibiting: Buhler USA will exhibit samples of materials manufactured by Buhlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s product range of flat wire, shaping, reducing, strip mills and inline annealers supported by an audio/visual show of mills manufactured by Buhler & Co. during its 150 year history. Personnel: Kerry Primmer, Penny Primmer, Stefan Rettig.

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Bulk Chemicals, Inc. Tel. 610-926-4128 fax 610-926-6125 info@bulkchemicals.us USA Booth 941

Exhibiting: Co-exhibiting with Candor Sweden AB, Bulk Chemicals supplies new polymer and traditional zinc phosphates, zinc phosphate replacements (polymer borax and straight polymers) and precoats for carbon and stainless steel wire. Drawing soaps, rust inhibitors and cleaners. State-of-the-art process control and data acquisition equipment. Personnel: David Pawloski, John Lindh, Richard Monaco, Jack Ludwig, Jerry Davison, David Scheidt. Buonforte Machinery Works LLC Tel. 973-903-9730 fax 973-875-5983 pbuonforte@earthlink.net USA Booth 2738 Exhibiting: Buonforte Machinery Works provides a complete line of payoffs, take-ups and other ancillary equipment for the processing of bare wire, insulated cables, and optical fibers. In addition BMW provides services such as rebuilding, training, process consulting and replacement parts service. Personnel: Peter Buonforte, Philip Buonforte, Mike Hunnicutt. C.M. Caballe, S.A. Tel. 34-93-460-1413 Fax 34-93-399-0008 lmorancho@cmcaballe.es Spain Booth 3806

Exhibiting: With over 60 years of experience in the design and manufacture of rotating machinery for making copper LAN, telecom, fiber optics, data, control and power cables as well as steel ropes, CaballĂŠ provides the

cable industry with a wide array of stranding, twinning, bunching and cabling machinery. It will highlight the following products: a complete range of double-twist stranders for power cables; stranders for steel cables; planetary stranders and tubular stranders for OPGW cables; and the latest improvements in the existing stranders for all type of cables. Personnel: Luis Morancho, Pat Carney. Cable & Tubing Solutions Ltd. Booth 2200 Cable Consultants Corp. Tel. 914-834-8865 fax 914-834-8903 info@cableconsultantscorp.com USA Booth 2008 Exhibiting: SZ stranding lines, twinning, quadding and single twist; lines for LAN, fiber optic, telephone, power and special cables; lines for steel rope and pre-stressed concrete strand; and manufacturing lines for laser welded stainless steel mini-tubes. Personnel: Fred Hardy, Rita Hardy, David Stein. Calmec /MCM Booth 2043 * Can-Eng Furnaces Tel. 905-356-1327 fax 905-356-1817 furnaces@can-eng.com USA Booth 404 Exhibiting: Can-Eng Furnaces, an industry leader in the design and manufacturer of continuous mesh belt furnace systems for production heat treatment of wire and fasteners, can deliver any/all of the components of a fully integrated and automated heat treating system including: furnaces, ovens, quenches, washing systems, atmosphere generators, material handling and feeding components. Standard capacities range from 250 lb/hr to 7,500 lb/hr. Process capabilities include clean hardening, light case carburizing and carbonitriding, austempering and martempering. Its systems are field-proven leaders in reliability, fuel-efficiency and production uptime. CAN-ENG takes a total system approach to meeting the specific heat treat requirements of each customer, combining innovative technology with teamwork and partnering


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to give customers a competitive advantage. Personnel: Steve Cropper, Adam DeCiccio, Julie Bond. Candor Sweden AB Tel. 46-11-21-75-00 Fax 46-11-12-63-12 info@candorsweden.com Sweden Booth 941 Exhibiting: Custom-made, high-end equipment for all kinds of surface treatment of ferrous and nonferrous wire, both single and multi strands. Plating plants with deposits of nickel, copper, silver, tin, zinc, brass and chromium. Pre-treatment plants for cleaning and pickling of wire in-line with hot dip galvanizing, hot dip tinning and annealing furnaces. Complete phosphating plants with double wall technology. Cleaning plants using electrolytic bipolar and ultrasonic technologies. Patented hot water cleaning units for removal of lubricants in-line with drawing operations. Copper coating plants for welding wire with world-famous Additive Inhibitor E1. Personnel: John Lindh. Canterbury Engineering Company Tel. 770-458-4882 Fax 770-454-9021 www.canterburyengineering.com sales@cec75.com USA Booth 2018 Exhibiting: Canterbury will display a full line of fixed center and adjustable crossheads, as well as the Genesis “Zero Core Tube” multi-conductor crosshead. It provides a full service operation from screws and barrels to breaker plates and clamp assemblies, single layer crossheads to stripe, multistripe and multi-layer crossheads for C.V. and plastics operation. Personnel: Tim Brown, Ron Neuman. Carpenter Technology Corporation Specialty Alloys Operations Tel. 610-208-2000 fax 610-208-3176 www.cartech.com USA Booth 541-542

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Exhibiting: Carpenter’s Specialty Alloys Operations unit manufactures and distributes stainless, nickel and other specialty alloy wire including rod, shaped wire and fine wire and ribbon. With sales and distribution on four continents, the company serves the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, industrial, medical and energy industries. Carpenter wire alloys can be found in fasteners, thermocouples, cables, springs, weld filler metal and industrial belts, among other applications. Approved to ISO 9001:2000 standards. Carris Reels, Inc. Tel. 802-773-9111 Fax 802-770-3551 sales@carris.net USA Booth 2818

Exhibiting: Samples of different ceramic guides and eyelets; linear drives, as well as a precise laser-guided auto winder; wire and cable roller guides and straighteners; portable and heavy duty hydraulic cutters; pulleys in materials like aluminum, ceramic and plastic, coated, plain or with ceramic inserts. Personnel: Rainer Lashofer, Beliza Bermudez. Central Wire Tel. 800-435-8317 fax 815-923-2126 sales@centralwire.com USA Booth 832

Exhibiting: This year, as always, Carris will exhibit its full range of packaging for the wire and cable industry: plywood, nailed wood, plastic, stamped metal, wood/metal, hardboard and wire baskets. Please come and meet Carris’ friendly and knowledgeable sales team to learn how it can meet a customer’s every requirement. Personnel: Brian Holden, David Ferraro, Jeff Wagner, Sonya Pearson, Jerry Selby, Brian Connell, Steve Sabourin, Dale Clary, Mike Curran, Bill Carris. Cemanco LC Tel. 954-970-3099 Fax 954-970-3056 sales@cemanco.com USA Booth 3717

Exhibiting: Production, technical, sales and management personnel will be available to discuss the stainless steel, nickel alloy, copper and other nonferrous drawn and shaped wires manufactured by the company in its North American plants. Wires are available for the spring, cold heading, forming, wire line, belting, fine wire, welding and resistance markets. Personnel: MK Seker, Phil Byrnes, Dawn Richardson, Tom Dodds, Rick Perlick, John Robinson, Larry Smith. CeramTec AG Booth 3717 CERSA-MCI Tel. 33-442026044 Fax 33-442027979 j.f.fardeau@cersa-mci.com France Booth 3436 Exhibiting: Fine wire diameter measurement (Laser Diffraction): LDSN product line; high speed cable diameter measurement and defect check (laser projection): LPSNH3 product line; opti-


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cal fiber diameter and defect check in line: (Laser Interferometry): LIS product line; high speed, high resolution wire and cable surface quality check: SQM product line. Personnel: Jukka Kohtala, JeanFrançois Fardeau. Chandan Steel Ltd. Booth 242 * An Chen Fa Machinery Co. Booth 1015 Cheng I LLC Tel. 770-931-8338 fax 770-925-8695 www.wireworld/chengi philipwang168@hotmail.com USA Booth 1441 Exhibiting: Mechanical descaling machines, straight type continuous wiredrawing machines and inverted wiredrawing machines Personnel: Philip Wang.

Chun Zu recently celebrated the sale of its 10,000th machine. Its lines include: bolt and nut making equipment, cold forming and heading equipment, nut formers and tapers, screw making equipment, thread-rolling equipment, secondary operations equipment, reconditioning services and more. Cimteq Ltd. Booth 2407C Citma Minmetals Co. Ltd. Booth 129 Clifford Welding Systems (Pty) Ltd. (See Ideal Welding Systems.)

Chi Ning Co. Ltd. Booth 1442

Clinton Instrument Company Tel. 860-669-7548 fax 860-669-3825 support@clintoninstrument.com USA Booth 2715 Exhibiting: The new AC30 60 cycle spark tester for testing large wire at high voltages. Designed for versatility on the line, the system is comprised of 3 separate components: a rugged electrode with visual/audible alarms, simple string-up, and automatic bead chain placement for full coverage of large products; a digital control unit with onscreen programming that can be located up to 200 feet away; and an optional electrode stand, adjustable in height. Flexible communication options allow integration into computer controlled lines. Also, Clinton’s high frequency AC spark tester, a high speed DC unit, and Marldon air wipes. Personnel: Woody Holland, Rick Langley.

* Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co. Ltd. Tel. 886-7-6212196-8 Fax 886-7-6221718 www.chunzu.com.tw chunzu@ms9.hinet.net Taiwan Booth 818

CM Furnaces Tel. 973-338-6500 fax 973-338-1625 info@cmfurnaces.com USA Booth 2603 Exhibiting: CM Furnaces will display its complete line of wire, rod and strip annealing furnaces. They are used for

Chengdu Centran Industrial Co. Booth 3436 Chhaperia International Company Tel. 91-80-41171552 Fax 91-80-28360371 info@micagroup.net India Booth 123

Exhibiting: Chhaperia International is a leading supplier of mica insulating tapes for electrical and thermal insulation of wires and cables, motors and generators. Personnel: Anup Chhaperia.

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processing stainless steel, nickel alloy, titanium, molybdenum, tungsten, copper and brass. These continuous processing furnaces come in a variety of sizes and configurations. It offers both standard and custom sizes. Personnel: Jim Neill, Jon Guibor. CN Wire/ER-Bakir Tel. 203-299-1787 fax 203-299-0469 E-mail cnwire@cnwire.com USA Booth 1232 Exhibiting: Since 1998, CN Wire has been the exclusive marketing and the distributor company of the products manufactured by ER-Bakir Elektrolitik Bakir Mamulleri A.S. Personnel: William Harold, Nazin Kalkanci, Jay Ajro. Coats North America Booth 3444 Cogne Specialty Steel USA Inc. Booth 641 * Cold Header Machine Corp. Booth 615 Cometo s.n.c. Tel. 39-0341-263090 Fax 39-034126 0927 info@cometo-italy.com Italy Booth 2204

Exhibiting: Represented in North America by Lesmo Machinery America, Italy’s Cometo offers a comprehensive selection of wire straightening, guiding and feeding attachments. It will exhibit a full range of products including: wire straighteners, single, dual & multi-plane models; wire guides, various types; rotating die units; traversing units, electronic and mechanical; feeders, for wire, metal strip and tube (mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic adjustment); and straightening and wire guide rollers (replacement


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rollers). Personnel: Enrico Tocchetti, Allan Brown. Commission Brokers Inc. Tel. 401-943-3777 Fax 401-943-3670 www.commissionbrokers.com marty137@aol.com USA Booth 2605 Exhibiting: Commission Brokers will display photos and brochures of currently available used equipment, as well as information relating to its appraisal and liquidation capabilities. Company President Martin Kenner has over 38 years of experience in the wire and cable industry. Personnel: Martin Kenner. CommScope BiMetals Tel. 704-883-8015 f Fx 704-832-7548 E-mail bimetals@commscope.com USA Booth 2429 Exhibiting: Consider the prospect of using raw materials that offer comparable performance to copper, more flexibility, improved drawability and better connections. Still using solid copper for wire and cable, redraw and power utility applications? CommScope BiMetals can offer a new alternative. It manufactures ultra-draw copper clad steel and copper clad aluminum to provide better, lower-cost materials for application needs. CommScope BiMetals can help companies remain competitive by reducing costs and enhancing performance with its bimetallic products. Personnel: Bob Calliham, Paul Bedder, Terri Terry, Robert McEllen, Jack Ludwig. * Computer Insights Booth 100 Condat Corp. Tel. 734-944-4994 Fax 734-944-4995 inquiries@condatcorp.com USA Booth 1933

Exhibiting: Part of France’s Condat SA, Condat Corp. will present its wide range of lubricants including non-reactive precoatings, dry powder lubricants, oils, pastes, greases, protection products and coating products. Condat is a worldwide leader in this field and invest large resources in R&D to offer customers innovative products (e.g. eco-friendly lubricants). Personnel: Vincent Marrel, Neil Lowdon, Patrick Richaud. Condat SA Tel. 33-478073838 fax 33-478073800 info@condat.fr France Booth 1933 Exhibiting: See Condat Corp. Confederation of Indian Industry Trade Fairs Tel. 91-22-24931790 Fax 91-22-24945831 www.wirecableindia.com cheryl.fernandes@ciionline.org India Booth 3142 Exhibiting: Showcasing the Second Edition of Wire & Cable India, to be held November 27-29, 2008, in Mumbai, India. Personnel: Cheryl Fernandes. Conneaut Industries Inc. Booth 2604 Conoptica AS Tel. 47-7283-0150 Fax 47-7283-1435 conoptica@conoptica.com Norway Booth 3629

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Exhibiting: Conoptica is launching several new production and quality control systems specifically designed for challenges faced by the shaped wire and rod industry. One must measure both the drawing die and the product for efficient quality control of shaped wires and rods. If dimensions deviate from nominal values, the die might need modification. Conoptica’s Quality Control System is perfectly suited to measure corresponding parameters for both product and tool to specify the correct drawing die parameters. Measurements are closely linked through a common model for both product and tool so these measurements are done with reference to exactly the same definitions and coordinate ranges. Conoptica’s full product range covers measurement of round/shaped die and/or wire diameter to·its high end 3D full profile measurement of any geometrical object (drawing/shaped/enamelling die/wire/rod/pin/needle/tube) within system specs (0.010 mm to 400.00 mm). Personnel: Gudmund Slettemoen, Torstein Osa Greger, Bjarne Sommersel, Fredrik Overgaard. Continuus-Properzi SpA (See Properzi Interntational.) CoorsTek Booth 2600 Copperweld Corporation Booth 1032 Core Furnace Systems Corp. Tel. 412-262-2240 Fax 412-262-2055 info@corefurnace.com USA Booth 741 Exhibiting: Core Furnace Systems designs and supplies a wide range of heat treating, reheat and specialty fur-


Cortinovis America Booth 2032 * Creative Carbide Booth 715 Crown Technology, Inc. Tel. 317-845-0045 Fax 317-845-9086 dcrusan@crowntech.com USA Booth 3537

Exhibiting: CRU is a leading independent business analysis consultancy group focusing on the wire and cable, mining, metal, power, fertilizers and chemicals sectors. It is a leader for the wire and cable industries, delivering a number of key services. In 2006, CRU strengthened its capabilities in the wire and cable sector through the acquisition of KMI, a consultancy specializing in fiber optic cables. In addition to complete coverage of copper and optical fiber for wire and cable applications, CRU also provides extensive business coverage of related commodities, such as steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Personnel: Florence Kauffman, Irv Adler, Glyn Stainthorpe.

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wiredrawing, straightening & cutting to length, and centerless grinding. Materials can be supplied by customers or D&S Wire. Personnel: David Kerr, Perry Koste, Chris Koste, Tom Alexander. Dalian Konform Technical Co. Ltd. Booth 2141 Danieli & C SpA Booth 2902 Data M Software Engineering GmbH Booth 2407B Davis Wire Corp. Booth 1032 Davis-Standard, LLC/Davis Electric Tel. 860-599-1010 fax 860-599-6258 info@davis-standard.com USA Booth 3400

Exhibiting: Davis-Standard produces high-speed wire and cable extrusion systems for datacom, construction /building and optical fiber, as well as for automotive wire, high temperature wire applications and specialty wire processing applications, including gas injection systems. Under the brands of Davis-Standard, Merritt Extrusion and Davis Electric, wire and cable extrusion systems are available with either its Clipper automatic or semi-automatic payoffs, spoolers or single reel payoffs, take-ups and accumulator systems, customized feedscrews and patented dual thermocouple temperature control and microprocessor based control system. Personnel: John Zachow, Scott Coope, John Doherty, Larry Fitzgerald, Sandy Guthrie, Stephen Vannais. Delachaux Booth 3826 Delisi Srl Booth 3204 Design & Engineering LLC Tel. 973-633-7402 fax 973-305-0290

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Exhibiting: Automation and systems integration for the wire and cable industry. Design & Engineering team experts apply their extensive and varied experience to build or re-build a system. A strong business relationship and automation system that fully satisfy expectations of quality, productivity and efficiency. Die Quip Corp. Tel. 412-833-1662 fax 412-835-6474 diequip@diequip.com USA Booth 2113 Exhibiting: Die Quip is introducing a new automated angle polishing and sizing machine for R2 through R6 dies that automatically cycles a die from a preloaded magazine into the working chuck for polishing or sizing then places it back into a magazine for additional processing or into a collection bin. A fully loaded machine will run unattended for 1 to 1 ½ hours dramatically reducing overhead while busting throughput. Also, a video microscope that allows more than one person to view wire defects and images at the same time. The zoom lens makes it easy to see wire surface images that can be captured for archiving or e-mailing. Also, its high quality line of line tools, such as Knipex pliers and hand tools, Krenn manual and powered bolt cutters, all of which are designed to withstand the tough environment of the wire drawing mill that allows them to last longer and reduce operating expenses. Personnel: Tom Maxwell Jr., Scott Maxwell, Hans Heppner, Francisco Rodriguez, Pacheco Albert Krenn. DISA Industries AG Shot Blast Systems Tel. 41-52-631-1717 Fax 41-52-631-4888 info@disagroup.com Switzerland Booth 1635 Exhibiting: DISA, a leading supplier of shot blast and shot peening systems for surface treatment in the wire and

spring industries, offers a complete range of solutions and sophisticated technologies for surface preparation. As an overall supplier, DISA can combine complementary manufacturing tasks and realize complete installations; interface risks are eliminated. The line of shot blast machines includes proven stand-alone and in-line solutions for mechanical descaling and shot peening. Wire, bar, tubes and profiles can be descaled in longitudinal single or multistrand method and DISA also has solutions for descaling of wire coils. The machines are chosen to suit a defined production program and through feed speed. DISA shot blast machines have proved themselves in hundreds of applications and often operate around the clock. Domeks Makine Limited Tel. 90-216-3643994 Fax 90-216-3643913 info@domeksmakine.com Turkey Booths 2238, 2438 Exhibiting: Domeks will exhibit and demonstrate automatic cable coiling lines, automatic cable spool winding lines and a PVC compounding machine. Personnel: Husey Ozturk, Orhan Ozbaran. Dongguan Baofeng Metal Industry Co. Tel. 86-769-87136078 Fax 86-769-87136070 jwp@xgbaofeng.com China Booth 4239 Exhibiting: Chrome-plated wire shelving and coated wire rack. This is an easy, no-tool assembly with shelf sleeves that snap together. Grooves on the chrome poles ensure even shelf alignment w/ or w/o sliding baskets between wire guides w/ or w/o screw-in locking wheels. Personnel: Liu Xinxi. Donnelly Reels Booth 4006 * Drawing Technology, Inc. Tel. 815-877-5133 fax 815-877-3627 sales@drawingtechnology.com USA Booth 220 Exhibiting: Featuring in-line wire-


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drawers, power and passive payoffs, power uncoilers, roll type and rotary arbor straighteners, mechanical descalers, recoilers and level winders. Repair and service for all FE and RMG equipment. Personnel: Chuck Schooley, Mike Yankaitis. Dynamex Corporation Tel. 310-329-0399 fax 310-329-0159 sales@dynamexcorp.com USA Booth 3713

Exhibiting: Dynamex’s newest version of its automatic tape-splicer for highspeed taping at the extruder. First lowcost, small footprint, longitudinal taping system with fully automatic “onthe-fly” splicing at full line-speed. This revolutionary patented machine enables taping continuously with unattended automatic splices and is now driven by digital AC drives. Low tape tensions are maintained at speeds up to 1,500 fpm. Operates with AL/PE, PE, mylar, kraft, tissue, water-swellable, etc. From the payoff, the tape is redirected to the wire-line where it enters the tapeformer that forms it around the core prior to entering the extruder. Various TAPEFORMERS will be on display. Dynamex also offers advanced rugged high-speed single-twist cablers and bunchers and multi-position driven reel payoffs. Equipment designed specifically to optimize in-line taping while cabling includes the unique “Dial-In Angle” system that delivers tape at the optimal angle enabling set-up repeatability. Also offered - shaftless driven payoffs, neutralizing payoffs with tension control, and more. Personnel: Ben Bravin, Tony Hernandez. Easen Corp. Tel. 86-311-8582-7722 Fax 86-311-85827733 wwt@easenwire.com

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Exhibiting: By focusing on the carbon steel wires for more than 12 years, Easen Corp has been recognized as an expert in the following wires: CHQ wires .08 - 1.40/HD, SAF, SAIP, PASAIP; welding wire AWS A5.17, 5.18; and hi + lo Carbon steel wires/ patented, hotdip, electro, Galfan, PVC, etc. Personnel: Wang Wentao. E-BEAM Services, Inc. Tel. 609-655-7460 fax 609-655-3052 jgrgriggs@ebeamservices.com USA Booth 2041 Exhibiting: For over 30 years, EBEAM Services has served the wire and cable market with irradiation crosslinking technology that offers more choices in jacketing materials and can crosslink materials that are difficult or impossible to crosslink chemically. It enables wire and cable materials to be extruded faster and with minimum wall thicknesses for greater process efficiencies. Its technology does not use hazardous materials and specialized equipment, making for a safer processing environment, reduced capital expense and lower overhead costs. Immediate readiness for use of the irradiated wire and cable materials facilitates rapid-tomarket logistics and greater inventory control. Ample on-off technology assures the most reliable and reproducible end results and no residuals that can hamper electrical properties. With three processing service centers (NJ, OH and IN), it can meet any company’s wire and cable crosslinking needs. Personnel: Jennifer Griggs. Ebner Furnaces Inc/ Ebner Industrieofenbau Booth 2911

E.C.D. Inc. Tel. 973-926-4242 fax 973-926-1632 larcuri@ecdwire.com USA Booth 932 Exhibiting: E.C.D. is a supplier of stainless steel, bearing steel, alloy steel and carbon steel wire and bar products. Also, cold heading, rivet and stainless steel springs wire. Supplied on coil on carrier, straight and cut lengths on spools. Personnel: Cheryl Coelho, Lou Arcuri, Mark Beacuhmann. EconoReel Tel. 435-713-4900 fax 435-713-4901 www.econoreel.com genedefraties@earthlink.net USA Booth 3844 Exhibiting: EconoReel designs,manufactures and distributes plastic and composite spools and reels. The product line includes utility spools,consumer spools,bare wire spools and all plastic plywood replacement reels. Larger plastic reels are being added to the product line. EconoReel will display its innovative corrugated flange technology that reduces the cost of utility spools and plywood replacement reels. Personnel: Robert Ripplinger, Jacob Ripplinger, Richard Hewlett, Tony Carr, Gene DeFraties. EddyTech Systems, Inc. Tel. 440-234-4809 fax 440-234-4810 support@eddytech.com USA Booth 134

Exhibiting: High quality eddy current inspection systems for in-line testing of bar, rod and wire. See the new NOVAFLUX rotary flux leakage system from Prüftechnik-NDT, which delivers significantly improved defect detection capability, even on black bar. Personnel: Rich Fisher, Marco Miduri, Sean Kufel, Lori Zirker, Matthew Mack. *ELP Booth 609


Emmerre srl Booth 2204 Engineered Controls System Inc. Tel. 508-679-9474 fax 508-679-9125 kenp@ecsinco.com USA Booth 2443 Personnel: Ken Potvin, Craig DiSano. Engineered Machinery/Macbee Engineered Machinery Group, Inc. Tel. 909-476-9776 fax 909-476-6634 jstevens@emc-wire.com USA Booth 2700 Exhibiting: Engineered Machinery will be displaying various photographs of wire and tube equipment as well as a payoff/take-up system featuring an accumulation device to allow spool changeover without stopping the process line. The system features state of the art computer control. Personnel: John Stevens, Randy Swartz, Derrick Stevens, Paul Kunkler. Enkotec Company, Inc. Tel. 440-349-2800 fax 440-349-3575 enkotec@enkotec.com USA Booth 4000 Exhibiting: The newest Enkotec nail machine model NI will be on display as well as model NB03. Both machines will be equipped with the “new die ring system.” The NI machine will produce 1,500 nails per minute with a length of 2” - 3 1/2”, and wire diameter from .094” - .151”. The benefits of the new die ring system include a more rigid die ring, longer tooling life, quicker changeover time, and a one die system. Also, a new die ring system for an NA machine as well as a new tooling system for conventional machines. Enkotec’s staff and technical service department will be available to answer any questions. Personnel: Jan Sorige, Philip Danzey, Jaime Perez, Eric Marquardt, Jennifer Sanicky, Peg Massey. ERA Wire, Inc. Tel. 203-933-0480 Fax 203-933-0732 rrae@erawire.com USA Booth 836 Exhibiting: Wire straightening and cut126 WIRE JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

ting services for round, flat and shaped material, all alloys; cut lengths from less than .500” to any length; tight tolerances. Size range from .008 dia. thru .750 dia.; torsion straightening to coil. Wire machinery rebuilding, reconditioning and/or modifying to specifications; replacement parts and tooling for most wire straightening and cutting machines. It will present samples of cut lengths; photos and video illustrating equipment; listing of stock of machinery ready for customizing and sale. Personnel: Richard Rae Sr., Richard Rae Jr. Erocarb S.A. Tel. 41-79336-9880 Fax 41-24446-5321 rfridelance@erocarb.ch Switzerland Booth 4211 Exhibiting: Since 1979, Erocarb has offered extrusion equipment, crossheads and tooling to the wire and cable industry. Esteves-DWD Tel. 800-325-7989 fax 260-728-9751 sales@esteves-dwd-us.com USA Booth 3200 Exhibiting: Available products include: complete multi-wire elongation sets, natural diamond, PCD/crystal synthetic diamond, tungsten carbide in draw, stranding, shaped and split configurations. Also available are extrusion tips and dies in a variety of material combinations. Personnel: Steve Marcum, Monica Lepper, Gary Kantz, Mike Schoolcraft, Larry Groat, Alex Casanovas. ETL SEMKO/Intertek Tel. 607-758-6711 lori.baker@intertek.com USA Booth 1937 Exhibiting: ETL SEMKO is a division of Intertek Testing Services Ltd., a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, which operates in over 250 laboratories and 500 offices in 98 countries throughout the world. ETL SEMKO provides global market access through its local services, including product safety testing and certification, telecommunications and cabling products. For more information, e-mail icenter@intertek.com or visit

www.intertek-etlsemko.com.. Personnel: Don Nicholson, Vicki Stafford, Tricia Gagne. Etna Products, Inc. Etna-Bechem Lubricants, Ltd. Tel. 800-229-3862 Fax 440-543-1789 etna@etna.com USA Booth 3110 Exhibiting: Information on the complete line of wiredrawing and forming lubricants designed specifically to meet the challenges of today’s metalworking production environment. The products range from semi-synthetic and solution synthetic water-miscible products for nonferrous applications to a variety of neat-oil products for ferrous applications. Etna Products and Etna-Bechem Lubricants, Ltd. will present the following two topics during the On Floor Presentations to take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon: “How to Improve System Life” and “Newest Technology Boosts Lubricity as System Ages.” Personnel: Ike Tripp, John Steigerwald, Giuseppe Marcantoni, Troy Carr, Ralph Noonan, Ben Strange, Michael Cesa, Matt Hathaway. Euroalpha s r l Booth 2802 Eurobend SA Booth 4011 EuroDraw Energy SpA Tel. 39-039-62840 Fax 39-039-6981148 www.eurodrawenergy.com eurodrawenergy@omlesmo.com Italy Booth 2204

Exhibiting: Manufacturing wiredrawing machinery for nonferrous materials, EuroDraw Energy, a wholly owned


Eurolls S.p.A. Tel. 39-043279-6511 Fax 39-043279-6501 info@eurolls.com Italy Booth 2229 Personnel: Guido Ricci, Steven Nichols. Eurowire Magazine Tel. 44-1926-334137 paul.b@intras.co.uk U.K. Booth 2407A Exhibiting: EuroWire is the interna-

tional magazine for the wire and cable industries. Published six times a year, it contains six European languages in one magazine, providing up-to-the-minute industry news, company and product information, high quality technical articles and reviews of European technology. Six languages in one magazine makes it the most universally acceptable industry magazine available today. As a marketing tool, EuroWire offers companies an opportunity to be seen by more than 16,000 companies in over 89 countries Personnel: Paul Browne, David Bell, Caroline Sullens.

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company of O.M. Lesmo Group, supplies copper and aluminum wiredrawing equipment. Product specialists will be available to present details on all its product lines from the latest drawing machinery, rod breakdown and multiwire for copper, aluminum and nonferrous materials. The product line is complemented with state-of-the-art annealers and coilers designed for peak efficiency and elevated outputs. Personnel: Massimo Dell’Erba.

George Evans Corp. Booth 1832 EVG Tel. 212-697-0770 fax 646-227-4165 www.evg-usa.com USA Booth 1438 Exhibiting: EVG is a leading supplier of wire mesh welding plants and rebar

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processing equipment (cutting and bending machines) for the concrete reinforcing industry. In addition, EVG supplies wiredrawing and rolling machines, descaling machines, take-ups and payoffs, spoolers and respoolers, wire straightening units and wire straightening and cutting machines to the wire industry. Personnel: Klaus Ritter, Fred Bresani. Evotech Booth 3241 Exel Fil SA Booth 1336

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LEONI has been drawing copper wire for centuries. Now after more then 15 years of manufacturing in the US we have one of the most comprehensive programs of conductor material for the cable industry, with world-wide availability. Bare, tin, silver and nickel-plated copper wires and stranded conductors with excellent extrusion properties as well as copper flexibles for electric and electronic components. LEONI Wire Inc. 301 Griffith Road · Chicopee, MA 01022,USA · Phone +1-413-593-6618 · Fax +1-413-593-6639 · E-mail info@leoniwire.com · www.leoniwire.com

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Fabritex, Inc. Tel. 706-376-6584 fax 706-376-1434 sales@fabritex.com USA Booth 2142 Exhibiting: Fabritex will display samples of industry standard tubular wire carriers and stem packs. Personnel: Lee Adams, Bob Mc Ready, Lilli Haywood. * Fasten Group Company Booth 329 FACTS, Inc. Tel. 330-928-2332 fax 330-928-3018 gsimpson@facts-inc.com USA Booth 1037 Exhibiting: Integrators of controls and control solutions for the plastics and rubber extrusion, mixing, calender and thermoforming Industries, FACTS provides both PC and PC-based systems for real time monitoring and control. Fastener Engineers Tel. 816-624-2500 fax 815-624-7254 rmgfelm@rmgfelm.com USA Booth 1018 Exhibiting: See Rockford Manufacturing Group Inc. * Fastener Equipment Corporation Tel. 708-957-5100 fax 708-798-6760 info@fastenerequipmentcorp.com USA Booth 1004

*Fastener & Fixing Europe Booth 319 Fastener Technology International Tel. 330-864-2122 fax 330-864-5298 E-mail info@fastenertech.com USA Booth 3010 Exhibiting: Fastener Technology International is a bimonthly international technical magazine for manufacturers, distributors and users of all types of fasteners. The print edition is delivered to readers in more than 90 countries, and the digital edition is available free-of-charge at www.fastenertech.com. Additional publications include the annual Fastener Technology Buyers’ Guide and the Manufacturer Identification Symbol Guide. The booth will have the April/May 2007 issue and 2007 Buyers’ Guide (for sale), and information on magazine advertising/editorial opportunities in 2007 as well as FASTENER TECH ‘07. Personnel: Job Lippincott, Chip Lippincott, Michael McNulty, Tom Hutchinson. * Fastener World Group Booth 916 * Feng-pei, Co., Ltd. Booth 114 Fenn Technologies Tel. 860-594-4331 fax 860-667-4667 www.fenntech.com mcdiv@fenn.spx.com USA Booth 1437

Exhibiting: EW Menn’s new Model AF-101 high-speed, flat-die thread roller capable of up to 350 pieces per minute with number 20 dies will receive North American world premiere at IFE 2007. Asahi Sunac Corporation’s Model AQ-635 highspeed, three-die, three-blow cold header will be shown producing trimmed M8 product at 400 pieces per minute.

Exhibiting: Fenn Technologies, Metal forming Solutions Division, is a supplier of metal forming machinery. Established over 100 years, it has a solid reputation and customer base,


* FH Machinery/Taihei Mfg. Tel. 215-355-6641 fax 215-355-6691 ed@fhmachinery.com USA Booths 618 and 1429 Exhibiting: FH Machinery will be introducing and demonstrating the new TWF-1108H 11-axis, twin head CNC wire forming machine from Taihei Mfg. of Osaka Japan. Designed for wire diameters from 3 mm-8 mm, Taihei Mfg. has added a bending head for more complex wire forms. Taihei has also extended the traveling straightener slide on the TWF-1108H to 1000 mm

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built on decades of engineering and machine building experience. It will display a Fenn/Torin Vinston model CMM-12-230RW flat face CNC Spring & Wire Former equipped with 12 servo axes including rotary wire and a unique X-Y arm. Software is windows based and is very user friendly. Wire range is .15 in. up to .090 in. Larger models are available. Personnel: Steve Bedard, Dave Berardis, Nelson Ferguson, Colin Welsh, Robert Kozlowski, Ron Paliotta.

to ensure straight wire is always being fed to the bending heads. With the new TWF 1108H, Taihei Mfg. Wire Forming continues its tradition of high accuracy and dependability.

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Technicians will be available to analyze parts and prints. Personnel: Yasuki Utsumi, Nobukuni Tsutsumino. Le Four Industiel Belge S.A. (FIB) Tel. 32-2-332-17-17 Fax 32-2-376-37-11 E-mail sales@fib.be Belgium Booth 3836

Exhibiting: Founded in 1936 in Antwerp, FIB is a manufacturer of industrial furnaces for various sectors, mainly in the field of steel wire. Recent orders come from Leggett & Platt (U.S.), Usha Martin (India), Song-Ho Industrial Co. (Taiwan), Mechel (Russia) Drahtwek Altena (Germany) and more. FIB, which has had a presence in Poland since 1969, introducing more than 10 lines there, in 2006 received the first-ever Award from the WAI Poland Chapter. FIB’s technology includes the first-ever closed pickling line and new patenting technology in fluidized beds, including induction preheating. It was rated best exporter for three consecutive years and received the Brussels Export Award. Fiber-Line Inc. Booth 1837 Fil-Tec, Inc. Tel. 301-824-6166 Fax 301-824-6938 rhernandez@fil-tec.com USA Booth 4206 Exhibiting: Showing Fil-Tec’s newest product: dry core yarn for dry core cable application. Also, latest generation water swellable binder yarns; nonwicking and wicking binders for fiberoptic and copper cable applications; flat and twisted ripcords; FR ripcords and binders; and water swelllable aramid, nylon and fiberglass yarns for strength member applications.

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Personnel: Bill Chase, Ricardo Hernandez. Filtertech, Inc. Tel. 315-682-8815 fax 315-682-8825 info@filtertech.com USA Booth 2613

Exhibiting: For over 35 years, Filtertech has serviced the wire industry by providing state-of-the-art filtration and waste disposal systems for every facet of the process from drawing, waste emulsion disposal, annealing, deionized water make-up as well as ferrous and nonferrous wire drawing. When it comes to dedicated service and a record of continued innovative technology advancements in filtration, Filtertech is an industry leader. Personnel: Tom Horn, Joe Scalise, Fred Camarena, Bob Sprung, Ken Thompson. *FIN Fastener Industry News Booth 605 Fine International Corporation Tel. 732-933-0040 fax 732-933-4005 sales@fineinternational.com USA Booth 2400 Exhibiting: Fine International will display a fully operational skin-foam-skin extrusion line. Components include: an 800mm frame pintle powered payoff with a 3 m vertical dancer tension control system (350 mm root diameter aluminum sheaves); a 1200mm belt wrap style input capstan with AC servo drive control; and an induction preheater. The main extruder is a 65mm, 40:1 L/D design with Fine’s proprietary gas injection screw. The 2 skin coats are applied via two 25mm, 24:1 L/D vertical extruders. Water cooling trough incorporates a Sikora Capacitance and XY Diameter gaging system. A main 1200mm belt wrap capstan provides the main pull force and leads into a 12500mm pintle take-up with a 3 m dancer tension control system. The control panel has discrete temperature controllers and touchscreen interface. Fine will also display a 24 carrier braider with 100 rpm operational speed, an

1800 mm traversing reel portal take-up and highlight its materials (tapes/conductors) and cable products divisions. Personnel: Lee Wu, Bruce Ceres, Erik Macs, Walmor Truppel, Jr. Fisk Alloy Conductors Tel. 973-427-7550 fax 973-427-4585 ebouffier@fiskalloy.com USA Booth 429

Exhibiting: Product literature and samples of Percon cadmium-free alloy conductors, available in many forms. Personnel: Eric Fisk, Karel De Laet, Glenn Davidson, Brian Fisk. FLYMCA S.L. Tel. 34-942559855 Fax 34-942559865 flymca@flymca.com Spain Booth 3437

Exhibiting: FLYMCA designs and manufactures rotating machinery for the production of power and telecom cables, steel ropes, and low relaxation strands. Its lines for the cable industry include a wide range of cabling equipment as rigid stranders, tubulars, skip stranders, planetary and drum twisters, as well as all the auxiliary equipment like payoffs and take-ups, rewinding lines, taping and binding heads, capstans, caterpillars and more as well as related services, from commissioning and reconditioning to upgrading and


FMS USA, Inc. Tel. 847-392-7872 fax 847-392-7873 FMS Force Measuring Systems AG Tel. 41-44-852-8080 Fax 41-44-850-6006 fmsusa@fms-technology.com USA/Germany Booth 3732 Exhibiting: FMS products include: wire and cable tension measurement and control systems, tension sensors (load cells), measuring amplifiers, tension controllers (closed loop), BUS systems (Profibus, DeviceNet, CAN-open, etc) and other direct tension control products. In addition, FMS has introduced the Radio Transmitted Tension Monitoring (RTM) System for the transmission of tension values via wireless communication for rotating machinery applications. Personnel: Paul Smith, Abed Zantout.

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training. For more information, please visit the company’s website. Personnel: Roberto Verez.

The Foreign Trade Corp. of the Haidian District Beijing China Tel. 86-10-82516021/22 Fax 86-10-82516026 www.www.bjhdft.com.cn E-mail lun_776@126.com China Booth 236 Exhibiting: Different kinds of wire products (nails, screws, fasteners) and equipment for making wire and nails. Personnel: Jenny Lun, Li Dongyan. * Formatec GmbH Booth 1014

Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 269-679-3557 fax 269-679-3567 www.formingsystems.com info@formingsystemsinc.com USA Booth 4023 Exhibiting: FSI specializes in providing the latest global technologies in the

areas of wire forming, ring making, spring making, spring grinding, spring testing, digital inspection systems, stress relieving ovens and payoff systems. Personnel: Tim Weber, Dan Bagwell. Fort Wayne Wire Die, Inc. Tel. 260-747-1681 Fax 260-747-4269 sales@fwwd.com USA Booth 3818 Exhibiting: Fort Wayne Wire Die will present its complete product line including single crystal diamond, polycrystalline diamond and tungsten car-

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bide wire drawing dies at Interwire 2007. Also featured will be shaped profile dies, extrusion tips and dies, enameling dies, compacting, bunching and stranding dies, and diamond powder and compound. Also available is a full line of equipment for die maintenance, measuring and inspection. Personnel: John Downey, John Dabbelt, Alan Sidney, Tino Corral, Dave Therkildsen, Darin Nicol, Eric Bieberich. FORTUNE Machinery Co., Inc. Tel. 203-367-5150 fax 203-366-1556 www.fortunemachinery.com wfortune@snet.net USA Booth 1633 Exhibiting: Photos and information of used machinery for sale from inventory and around the world. Fortune Machinery also purchases individual items to entire plants for inventory and for clients worldwide. Appraisals, liquidations and auction services. Personnel: Bill Fortune. Frey Group LLC Booth 4224 Frigerio (See MFL USA.) Frontier Composites/Castings Inc. Tel. 905-685-3633 Fax 905-684-3482 E-mail info@frontiercomposites.com Canada Booth 3733 Exhibiting: Composite wire winding bows, flyer bows. Materials are carbon fiber and fiberglass in an epoxy matrix with Kevlar used where desirable. Bows can be fully outfitted and balanced or blank. A wide selection of hardware is available. Stop by and see the latest additions to the company’s range. Personnel: James W. Howe, Peter Moffatt. FSP-one, Inc. Tel. 508-695-2822 Fax 508-695-4404 dlynch@fsp-one.com USA Booth 632

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Exhibiting: Manufacturers of high technology solid and stranded wires specializing in copper, copper alloy and cad-free copper alloy materials. Plating capabilities include silver, nickel and gold. Markets served are aerospace, automotive, electronics, music, telecommunications. Personnel: Dave Lynch, John Guzik, Christian Blanc, Patrice Peillon. Karl Fuhr GmbH & Co. KG Tel. 49-5234-8498-0 Fax 49-5234/849850 mail@karl-fuhr.com Germany Booth 2241 Exhibiting: Founded in 1946 by Karl Fuhr, the company developed the first rolling apparatus for ribbing and indenting of reinforcement wire on which a patent was granted. Today it develops and produces rolling mills for cold and warm transforming of rods and wires as well as single components such as rolling machines, payoffs, spoolers etc. It will display photos of rolling mills and auxiliary equipment Personnel: Mr. Kemper. T Fukase & Co. Ltd. Tel. 81-43-276-0630 fax 81-43-276-0463 www.fukase.co.jp E-mail fukaseco@ja2.so-net.ne.jp Japan Booth 1835 Exhibiting: Hakusan heat pressure welders were developed to eliminate buttweld breaks during subsequent wiredrawing or other wire forming processes. In use by wiredrawers worldwide for more than 30 years, the unique welder will be demonstrated by audio/video presentation at Interwire 2007. Also presented will be several airwipe models, fine wire coldwelders and other products. Personnel: Naoto Fukase, Tohru Fukase, Hiroshi Ito, Anthony Urbano. Galvacor Inc. Tel. 418-628-1388 Fax 418-628-2236

info@galvacor.com Canada Booth 238 Exhibiting: Galvacor is a technology leader and supplier of a wide range of low and high carbon zinc and Galfan coated rod and wire products. Galvacor is using a revolutionary energy efficient, environmentally friendly galvanizing system. Display will include coated rod and wire products. Technical brochures will also be available. Garg Sales Inc. Tel. 516-932-6000 Fax 516-932-6006 gargwireusa@yahoo.com USA/India Booth 634 Exhibiting: Garg Sales is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel wire and bars in India. Its manufacturing capacity is 1400 metric tons a month. Gauder/Gauder Group Tel. 32-4-367-87-87 Fax 32-4-367-87-98 gauder@gaudergroup.com Belgium Booth 3209 Exhibiting: Gauder, specialist in second-hand equipment for the wire, cable and fiber optic cable industries, maintains and develops availability of a large, modern stock in Europe and the U.S. The entire stock of machine data will be immediately available through the interactive “Gauder Group Explorer” displayed on plasma screen. Personnel: Edgar Gauder, Christian Pavailler, Doug Sedgwick, Alain Hawaux. Gauder Group Inc./Gauder Group Tel. 336-856-8176 fax 336-856-8117 E-mail ggi@gaudergroup.com USA Booth 3209

Exhibiting: Gauder Group ensures advanced, cost-effective and complete solutions delivering new and resale equipment to the wire, cable and fiber optic industries for 30 years now. Since 1992, its American subsidiary, Gauder Group, Inc., has presented group products to the U.S. and Canadian markets.


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tg@gavletrad.se Sweden Booth 2045 Exhibiting: Gavle Trad will feature its main product line comprised of wire basket spools for MIG-welding wire and machines for making the spools. Personnel: Torsten Gustafsson.

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Setic and Pourtier are leaders in rotating machines. They develop and market Innovative Technically Advanced Equipment in manufacturing systems for Metallic Cables (energy, low, medium and high voltage power cable telecommunication and multimedia special purpose cables) and Fiber Optic Cables. The Greensboro based facility has a large testing area to set-up SETIC and POURTIER equipment for evaluation and trials with customer’s own products. The American facility is also offering a comprehensive stock of bows (“Gauder Group Bow Technology” is the only bow designer with 55 years of experience in double twist, with more than 400 fitting models for ALL types and brand machines) and spare parts. Personnel: Edgar Gauder, Christian Pavailler, Doug Sedgwick, Alain Hawaux.

Gavlick Machinery Corporation Tel. 860-589-2900 fax 860-589-0863 sales@gavlick.com USA Booth 2719 Exhibiting: Established in 1957, Gavlick is a supplier to the international ferrous and nonferrous industry. It provides appraisals, buys and sells single machines and complete plants. It serves manufacturers of steel and nonferrous wire machinery as well as cable and downstream wire products: rod breakdown and wiredrawing, wire mesh, barbed wire, fence, bed spring, wire rope, hangers, nails, fasteners, shaped wire and cable manufacturing. Personnel: Mark Haba.

GBC Technologies, Inc. Tel. 770-214-2358 fax 770-214-2360 info@gbc-tech.com USA Booth 3013 Exhibiting: Sictra wiredrawing equipment, centralized emulsion systems and filtration, dancer accumulators, engineering know-how, lifting equipment, rod payoff systems, high speed motorized flyers, motorized payoffs and flyers, tandem mini rod breakdown lines, tension equalizers, testing equipment, training, single and multiwire payoffs, wire lubricators. Personnel: Giuseppe Baldassarri, Marco Baldassarri.

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Gem Gravure Co. Inc. Tel. 781-878-0456 Fax 781-871-2753 sales@gemgravure.com USA Booth 2218 Exhibiting: Gem provides a full range of product identification solutions for the wire and cable industry: ink jet printers, ink jet fluids, contact inks, wheel printers and wheels. It specialize in ink formulations for the industry. Pigmented and opaque fluids are a speciality. Gem is the first company in the U.S. to provide ink jet fluids certified as Clean Air Solvents in Southern California. Low VOC and VOC exempt jet inks available. * GEM International Co. Booth 815 Gemco Electrical-Mechanical Cont. Tel. 508-678-3977 Fax 508-675-9280 pete@gemcoelectrical.com USA Booth 2443 Exhibiting: Information regarding the turnkey installation services provided by Gemco.

Personnel: Pete Paindiris, Phil Pelletier. GENCA Tel. 800-237-5448 fax 727-531-5700 sales@genca.com USA Booth 2018 Exhibiting: A complete line of crossheads, capable of single or duallayer extrusion with multiple stripes for the entire wire and cable industry, as well as tooling, breaker plates, screw and barrels. All crossheads both fixed and adjustable are for thermoplastics and thermoset materials. Personnel: Brian Schemenaur, Jasmin Sehovic. Gibbs Wire & Steel Co., Inc. Tel. 800-788-8113 fax 574-237-0712 www.gibbswire.com jimm@gibbswire.com USA Booth 332 Exhibiting: Gibbs is a worldwide leader in the supply and processing of wire and strip because of its network of service centers, strategically located throughout the U.S. and Canada, and its commitment to technology and innovation Personnel: Don Gibbs, Jim Mintun. W. Gillies Technologies, LLC RSD Technik GmbH Group Tel. 508-852-2502 Fax 508-852-6453 sales@wgillies.com USA Booth 2413

Exhibiting: W. Gillies will be displaying an expanded line of printing equipment; featuring low and high speed contact printers, engraved printing wheels, indent and embossing wheels, two sided contact printers, ink jet guidance and measuring stations and offset printers. Personnel: Mark Spencer, Bill Karsok, Joerg Ambrosius, Rick Amaral. Gimax S.r.l. Tel. 39-0444-551790


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Global Wire Inc./Wyre Wynd, Montgomery Wire, Negev Wires Tel. 860-376-2516 fax 860-376-8017 sales@global-wire.com USA Booth 223 Exhibiting: Global Wire offers a wide range of conductors to clients around the world. It offers customers total manufacturing support, from the design concept through engineering prototype to high-volume production, supported by strong R&D. Personnel: Carol Doyle, Thomas Ragion, Fred Blunt, Thomas Soloman, Cheryl Chamul.

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Fax 39-0444-536071 sales@gimaxgroup.com Italy Booth 2008 Exhibiting: Gimax will be exhibiting its full range of respoolers, the fully automatic Robobina line and the semiautomatic Omnispira and Polispira lines as well as its new INF-4 high speed drum packer, capable of coiling wire into drums at over 6000 ft/minute, the fastest of its kind on the market. All these machines will be in full operation during the show and can be demonstrated to customers that visit the Gimax booth. Personnel: Gianni Marangoni, Enrico Romagnolo, Roberto Beghetto, Cristina Frison.

GMP-Slovakai Sro. Tel. 39-030-995351 sales@gmp-slovakia.com Slovakia Booth 2823

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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 & stem packs. Takeapart reels are available in a specialized assortment which includes the patented EASYKOIL PLUS reel which allows one to coil wire, and lift the coil without needing additional tools. A complementary line of handling equipment such as reel tilters, lifters pallets and coil lifters is available to help manage wire packages. Also, a working display of handling equipment and reels. Personnel: Luca Ruggenenti, Federica Gatti, Chris Hauer. Rudolf Grauer AG Booth 3405 * Greenslade Fastener Services Booth 600 GSG GmbH & Co. KG Booth 4031 Guill Tool & Engineering Booth 2209 Hafner & Krullmann GmbH Booth 1444 v. Hagen & Funke GmbH Tel. 49-232-47633 Fax 49-232-477380 c.roweda@vhf-cable-machines.com Germany Booth 2008 Exhibiting: Founded in 1960 and represented in the U.S. by Cable Consultants Corp., Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s v. Hagen & Funke offers a comprehensive range of cabling equipment, from single units to complete production lines. Products include wire payoff and guide systems, equipment for strand production, single conductor extrusion, screening, jacketing, rewind lines, fiber optics and irradiation equipment. Personnel: Christoph Roweda, Fred Hardy, Rita Hardy, David Stein. Hall Industries/The MGS Group Tel. 203-481-4275 fax 203-483-5391 sales@mgshall.com

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USA Booth 3223 Exhibiting: Exhibiting machinery, videos and photos of fully automatic dual take-up with robotic loading/ unloading systems, payoffs, take-ups, dancers, accumulators, capstans, respoolers, single and double twist machines, air wipes, measuring machines, swage tools, electric brazers. Personnel: Jim Zampogna, Doug Hall, David Smith, Tom McComiskey, John Sandle, Jim Russo, Bob Sandore, Jim Green. Hangzhou Sanp Mach. Booth 2042 *Hariton Machinery Co. Booth 1212 Heacock Metal & Mach. Booth 3338 Heany Ind. Inc. Tel. 585-889-2700 fax 585-889-2708 cliffr@heany.com USA Booth 2720 Exhibiting: Heany manufactures high purity alumina and zirconia guides, bushings, pulleys, etc. for the wire and cable industry to increase life of machinery components. It also applies thermal spray coatings to custom fabricated or customer parts to increase wear and corrosion resistance. Heany offers thermally insulating ceramics and coatings as well. Personnel: Cliff Rabidoux, Scott Zolnier, Charlie Aldridge, Kathie Carl. Hearl Heaton Pentre Group Tel. 44-1924-406-721 Fax 44-01924-400-803 info@hearlheaton.co.uk U.K. Booth 2838 Exhibiting: Hearl Heaton, a division of the Pentre Group, designs, manufactures and supplies worldwide a comprehensive range of high speed steel and plastic ABS process reels, plywood, cardboard reels, wholly molded plastic spools, steel and wooden shipping reels and drums. Personnel: Craig Currie, Alan Rogers.

Heatbath Corporation Tel. 413-452-2000 fax 413-543-2378 www.info@heatbath.com USA Booth 1932 Exhibiting: Heatbath Corporation supplies an innovative line of cleaning, coating and lubricating chemistries for ferrous wire. Products include: alkaline cleaners, acid pickling additives, scale conditioners, zinc phosphate conversion coatings, immersion copper coatings, oxalate coatings for stainless steel, neutralizers as well as a variety of reactive and non-reactive lubricants. Personnel: Cheryl Hickman, Dennis Breton. Heberlein Metall-Handel Booth 3623 Hefei Smarter Technology Co., Ltd. Tel. 86-551-2205888 Fax 86-551-2205889 www.chinasmarter.com smarter@188.com China Booth 1432 Exhibiting: Hefei Smarter Technology Co., Ltd., is one of the biggest manufacturers of wire and cable equipment in China, offering the greatest variety and quantity. In more than 20 years, focused on research and innovation, it has designed and produced about 60 different kinds of wire and cable equipment. Personnel: Mr. Zhai, Mr. Lee, Mr. Yue, Mr. Chow, Mr. Yu, Ms. Han, Mr. Wang, Ms. Xiang. The Heico Wire Group Booth 623 Henrich Service GmbH Tel. 49-2772-506-0 Fax: 49-2772-506-196 henrich-service@henrich.net Germany Booth 2815 Exhibiting: Henrich supplies drawing machines for nonferrous material, rod breakdown wire, intermediate wire drawing, fine wire and ultrafine wire. It offers a compact wiredrawing/annealing/preheating unit; multiwire systems for up to 32 wires; annealers; single and multiwire continuous resistance annealers; take-ups and payoffs; spool-


* Heritage Tooling Serv. Booth 318 Heritage Wire Die Inc. Tel. 260-623-6151 fax 260-623-2154 heritage.wiredie@verizon.net USA Booth 1830 Exhibiting: Wiredrawing dies: natural diamond, single crystal synthetic diamond, polycrystalline diamond, and tungsten carbide. Also consulting and conversation, with answers to any die questions or problems. Personnel: Jon Fuhrman, Chris Hoffman, Otto Fuhrman, Gillie Hoffman. * Heroslam S.A.L. Booth 705

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High Performance Conductors, Inc./IWG Tel. 864-472-9022 Fax 864-472-2727 david.dimartino@www.iwghpc.com USA Booth 1223 Exhibiting: Silver and nickel-plated copper and high strength copper alloy conductors, bare and tinned copper wire, in single end, bobbin wound, stranded and rope-lay constructions. Also, tensile flex, environmentally friendly cadmium-free HPC 80EF and HPC 35EF alloys, CC78, CS95, CT37, 21LWT constructions, 162 cadmium copper, flat wire, and new stainless steel medical wire and thermo couple alloys. Brochures and technical information available. Personnel: Thomas Rosen, Marty Dew, David DiMartino, Bill Dorcas, Emilio Cerra, Kevin Wronoski.

The Hilliard Corporation Tel. 607-733-7121 Fax 607-737-1108 hilliard@hilliardcorp.com USA Booth 1841 Exhibiting: The Hilliard Corporation is a world leader in industrial filtration and motion control technology. Products displayed will be clutches and brakes for tensioning and emergency stopping for wire processing machinery. Hilliard will also be displaying filtration equipment for parts washers as well as oil reclamation equipment. Personnel: Jeff Wolowitz, Juan Parra, Doug Patrick.

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Hilgeland-Nutap GmbH Booth 3405 Hitachi America, Ltd. Industrial Systems Division Tel. 914-631-0600 Fax 914-631-3672 www.hitachi.us/ijp michelle.cio@hal.hitachi.com USA Booth 3633 Hitachi America will feature the new PXR-H450W high speed continuous ink jet printer capable of printing at speeds in excess of 1200 feet per minute. With its unique 10.4 in. touch screen user interface display, message changes are quick and easy. The PXR Series printer offers the lowest operating cost of any ink jet printer and high reliability to ensure optimum productivity. Houghton International Tel. 610-666-4000 Fax 610-666-5689 asemach@houghtonintl.com USA Booth 2908 Exhibiting: Houghton International, a global leader in metalworking fluids and fluid management, has been helping customers solve die casting challenges for over 50 years. It offers a complete line of high performance die sprays, hydraulic fluids, quenchants, and cleaners for a wide variety of die casting applications, from auto parts to household and industrial electronic components and marine parts. The company provides expert fluid analysis services to optimize usage. Its chemists and technicians perform concentration, viscosity, and pH checks; test for bacteria, fungus, and contaminants, and evaluate process methods. From molten metal to finished part, Houghton International is a full service source for premier die casting products Personnel: Adele Semach, Richard Brasch, Edward Travis. HOWAR Equipment Inc. Tel. 905-738-4010 Fax 905-738-2474 E-mail sales@howarequipment.com Canada Booth 2823 Exhibiting: HOWAR Equipment will showcase products manufactured by its European represented manufacturers.

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Displayed products will include: steel reels, spools, carriers and reel handling equipment; mechanical wire descalers, rotating dies, and scrap wire coilers; plasma wire treatment equipment; payoffs and tension control equipment; and automatic cable cross-section measurement equipment. With more than 25 years of industry experience, HOWAR is interested in discussing any machinery and application inquiries in order to provide solutions to practical requirements. Personnel: Chris Hauer, Willy Hauer, Luca Ruggenenti, Francis Vanhaelewijn, Stefan Askenfors, Igor Rogelj. HSI/Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 269-679-3557 Fax 269-679-3567 info@formingsystemsinc.com USA Booth 4023 Exhibiting: HSI will provide information on production accessory equipment, including conveyor ovens,box ovens, in-line part collectors, automatic payoff reels and die coating systems for small production parts. Personnel: Tim Weber, Dan Bagwell. HTC/Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 269-679-3557 Fax 269-679-3567 info@formingsystemsinc.com USA Booth 4023

Exhibiting: Forming Systems, Inc. will provide information on all the latest spring making machines from HTC. Systems include spring and wire forming machines from 0.2 mm - 6.0 mm and up to 14 axes. Spring coilers from 0.2 mm - 12 mm up to 9 axes. Personnel: Dan Bagell, Tim Weber.

Huanghua Zhonglian Hardware Products Co. Booth 4234 Huestis Industrial Tel. 401-253-5500 fax 401-253-7350 jsnee@huestis.com USA Booth 1823 Exhibiting: Huestis offers a wide array of products and will display its family of air wipes, sound enclosures, payoff equipment and cold pressure welders. Huestis manufactures arbor and shaftless style payoff and take-ups, high speed fine wire re-spoolers, buncher pay-off stands, dancers and accumulators. Huestis is the exclusive North American distributor for PWM cold pressure welders and and welders. Personnel: Joe Snee, Dave Castigliego, Steve Mepsted, Carole Cole. Huettner Maschineenfabrik GmbH Booth 2232 * Hydro Carbide, Inc. Booth 408 * Hydropulsor Inc. Booth 415 HyRadix, Inc. Tel. 847-391-1200 terry.schuster@hyradix.com USA Booth 1641

Exhibiting: HyRadix provides proven, on-site hydrogen generation systems and supply solutions. HyRadix systems offer multiple benefits over alternative solutions including significant cost savings, security of hydrogen supply and flexibility in operating parameters. Personnel: Terry Schuster, John Harness, Dave Cepla.


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Ideal Welding Systems Ideal-Werk/Clifford Welding Systems Tel. 815-874-4349 fax 815-874-4015 idealweld@idealweld.com USA Booth 1623

Dave Bullock, Clive White, Max Jungeblodt, Hartmut Ehrlich, Dorothee Jungeblodt. Image USA Booth 2615 * Impax Booth 602 * Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) Tel. 216-241-1482 fax 216-241-5091 www.industrial-fasteners.org rharris@indfast.org USA Booth 506 Exhibiting: IFI represents the North American manufacturers of mechanical fasteners and the key raw material, machinery, equipment and services suppliers to the industry. It will exhibit publications and services IFI makes available to its members and the industry at large. Personnel: Jewetta Haselbusch, Barb Grachanin, Joe Greenslade, Michelle Lightfoot.

Exhibiting: Ideal and Clifford are well known industry names that represent excellence in the manufacture of equipment in the wire industry. Via its U.S. subsidiary, Ideal Welding Systems, it will exhibit its mesh welding technology and unveil a newly developed wire straightening and cutting machine that is amazingly fast and accurate. With its fully automated custom production lines, Ideal & Clifford would like to partner with companies, whether they are looking at upgrading their manufacturing processors with the state-of-theart equipment, or seeking automatic mesh welders for the construction and industrial mesh industry, high speed rolling lines, wire straightening and cutting machines or butt welders. Backed by years of experience, teams of brilliant designers and modern manufacturing facilities, it can provide the efficient, productive and reliable equipment to help companies stay ahead of competitors. Personnel: Scott Liebenberg, Kevin Davis, Clifford Sobey, Iain Ambler,

Industrial Fastener Machinery & Supplier Association (IFMSA) Tel. 203-794-0444 info@ifetradeshow.com USA Booth 219 IFMSA, the sponsor of IFE, is a global trade organization representing suppliers to the fastener manufacturing industry. Personnel: Ray Zirkle, Doug Zirkle. Industrial Heating Magazine Tel. 412-306-4351 fax 248-502-1044 doug@industrialheating.com USA Booth 2641

Exhibiting: Industrial Heating is the largest and most preferred thermal processing publication in the world. With a monthly, worldwide distribution of over 23,000 print copies and a broad Internet presence, Industrial Heating will keep you abreast of all the latest developments that effect wire and cable thermal processing needs. Personnel: Bill Mayer, Doug Glenn. Reed Miller, Kathy Pisano.

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Industrial Steel and Wire Tel. 773-804-0404 fax 773-804-0408 dmerrills@industeel.com USA Booth 1337 Exhibiting: Industrial Steel and Wire is a stocking distributor of round, flat and shaped wires, as well as a distributor of custom slit products. Personnel: Richard Potosnak, Rod MacKay, John Dickman, David Merrills. InfoSight Corp Booth 124 Inosym Ltd. Tel. 64-21-353-634 fax 64-3-341-6668 inosym@inosym.com New Zealand Booth 3417

Exhibiting: Inosym Ltd., worldwide suppliers of high quality cost competitive reels, will display an extensive range of ABS and steel reels. Having design and production flexibility and using only the very best of raw materials and manufacturing techniques, Inosym can offer solutions to match exacting specifications. Come discuss specific reel requirements for 2007. Inosymâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quality, price and lead times offer a winning combination. Integer Research Ltd. Tel. 44-20-7503-1265 Fax 44-20-7503-1266 www.integer-research.com U.K. Booth 3141 Exhibiting: Suppliers of the study on top cable companies featured in the January issue of Wire Journal International, Integer Research is a London-based company providing regular publications, consultancy and events in key commodity industries that include wire and cable. It has extensive experience analyzing companies and market trends, including analysts with expertise in Russia and China. It is a

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leading supplier of specialist financial information, strategy consulting and industry analysis committed to the wire and cable sector. Personnel: Philip Radbourne, Kinglsey Maunder. International Wire & Cable Symposium Inc. Booth 3010 International Wire & Machinery Association (IWMA) Tel. 44-1926-834680 Fax 44-1926-314755 info@iwma.org U.K. Booth 2407 Exhibiting: The IWMA, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest corporate membership association for the wire, cable and wire product industries, offers a unique range of benefits, services and events to promote new technology and growth within the industry. The IWMA provides valuable assistance to member companies as they grow and develop their businesses within the international marketplace and is a truly global organization with over 300 full and associate members in more than 50 countries. Personnel: Peter Large, Don Tucker, Phillip Knight.

Invimec Srl Booth 2906 Iowa Steel & Wire Booth 534 Italian Trade Commission Booth 3206 * I-Tech Int. Corp. Booth 316 IWE Spools & Handling GmbH Booth 2232 IWG High Performance Conductors (See High Performance Conductors.) Jaykase Manufacturing Company Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 269-679-3557 Fax 269-679-3567 info@formingsystemsinc.com USA Booth 4023

Intertek (See ETL SEMKO/Intertek.) InterWire Products Inc. Tel. 914-273-6633 fax 914-273-6848 frankjr@interwiregroup.com USA Booth 436 Exhibiting: Interwire Products is a specialty wire distributor, with major products including stainless steel, music wire, oil tempered, chrome silicon, chrome vanadium, valve spring, hard drawn bright and galvanized, Bezinal, Bezalplast, phosphor bronze, brass, round, flat shaped. Personnel: Frank Cardile Sr., Frank Cardile Jr., Joe Szuc, Joey Downes, Joe Emmons, D.J. Mc Vicar, Sergio Gallo. * Intools Inc. Booth 1209 Intras Ltd. (See Eurowire Magazine.)

Exhibiting: Jaykase Mfg. and Forming Systems, Inc. will exhibit and demonstrate the new JK625 programmable tabletop bending machine. This unique servo controlled machine allows forming of up to nine bends in sequence or programming of up to 30 standard bends for use when needed. Count, torque and acceleration are also programmable. Machines are available in wire sizes up to 1 in. Personnel: Dan Bagwell, Tim Weber, Kevin Provagna. * Jerhen Industries Inc. Booth 418 JJI Technologies Booth 4209


Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel Products Co., Ltd. Tel. 86-510-86010020 Fax 86-510-86010012 sales@chinakangrui.com China Booth 234 Exhibiting: Jiangyin Kangrui specializes in the production of stainless steel wire with different grades for all kinds of applications. From its location in Jiangyin City, Jiangyin Province, its 200 plus employees can produce about 2,000 metric tons of stainless steel wire a month in sizes from 0.035 mm to 12.0 mm. The company uses advanced equipment from Germany, Italy and Taiwan and has experienced technical experts from Japan and Taiwan. It also strives to develop new technologies and improve its manufacturing and supply systems so customers receive the best in service and get the quality products that meet their needs. Personnel: Zheng Nu. JN Machinery Booth 3609 Kamatics Corp. Booth 2738

KEI Industries Ltd. Tel. 91-1493-223780 Fax 91-1493-220106 sswsales@kei-ind.com India Booth 133 Exhibiting: KEI Industries makes wire and cable products sold in residential, commercial and industrial markets. Products include: stainless steel wire, LT and HT Power Cables, medium and high voltage power cables, copper/ aluminum power cables, PVC and XLPE cables, copper control cables, instrumentation cables, screened Cables,thermocouple extension cables, flexible wire and cable, rubber cables, mining cables, flat cable, winding cables, and more.

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Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc. Tel. 866-jwt-wire fax 814-532-5646 jleffler@johnstownwire.com USA Booth 604 Personnel: Jack Leffler, Mark Carlson, Brian Bonebrake, Howard Phillips.

Keystone Steel & Wire Tel. 800-447-6444 fax 309-697-7603 swanr@keystonesteel.com USA Booth 732 Exhibiting: Located in Peoria, Illinois, Keystone Steel & Wire manufactures bright basic, galvanized and annealed wire. Hot-rolled carbon steel wire rod (grades 1005-1069) is produced in sizes of .219 in. to .625 in. along with #3, #4 and #5 coiled rebar. Keystone is also a major manufacturer of wire products, including farm fence, barbed wire, utility fabric, netting and panels. Personnel: Richard Webb, Rick Swan, Mark Martin, Arthur Sandoval, Bill Clapham, John Meier. King Steel Corporation Tel. 800-638-2530 fax 810-953-1718 droumayeh@kingsteelcorp.com

USA Booth 338 Exhibiting: King Steel Corp. is a world-wide, full-service steel provider with over 100 years of experience in the bar, rod and wire industries. It currently stocks over 30,000 tons of inventory warehoused in 13 different states across the U.S. Personnel: Dave Roumayeh, John King. * Kingsyear Co., Ltd. Booth 112 Kingway Metal Products Co. Booth 1142 * Kingwin Precision Co. Ltd. Booth 116 Kinrei of America Booth 4006 KMK GmbH Booth 3717 Knill USA Inc. Booth 2418

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P&R Specialty, Inc.

plastic spools, hardboard spools, plywood reels

Single Source. Superior Customer Service. P.O. Box 741 Piqua, OH 45356 Phone: 937.773.0263 Fax: 937.773.4243 www.prspecialty.com

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Ernst Koch GmbH & Co. KG Tel. 49-2372-985500 Fax 49-2372-985167 sales@koch-ihmert.de Germany Booth 4031 Exhibiting: Ernst Koch sells and services machinery for the production of ferrous wire. Personnel: Jochen Koch. * Konfu Enterprises Co., Ltd. Booth 816 Friedr. Krollmann GmbH & Co. KG Tel. 49-2352-9559-0 Fax 49-2352-50822 www.krollmann.de info@krollmann.de Germany Booth 4031 Exhibiting: Krollman supplies pointing machines and handling equipment of all types and sizes for wire, bars, rods, sections and tubes Personnel: Oliver Funke. Kuhar Metallizing Co., Inc. Tel. 816-921-3400 fax 816-921-3410 bob@kuharmetallizing.com USA Booth 2718 Exhibiting: Restoration and replacement of wiredrawing equipment and component parts using hardsurfacing materials and overlays to repair wear and increase service life to a better than new condition. Supplying new capstans, flyer shafts, spindle shafts, sheaves and step-cones from fabrication and castings. Personnel: Gary Montgomery, Robert Montgomery, Michael Poppa, Sandie Poppa, Judy Montgomery, Raymond Trigger. Kurt Orban Partners LLC Booth 433 Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Co. Booth 2626 Lamnea Bruk AB Booth 2132 * L & W Fasteners Co., Ltd. Booth 915

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LaserLinc, Inc. Tel. 937-767-4852 fax 937-767-2852 info@laserlinc.com USA Booth 3617 Exhibiting: In-process and bench top non-contact measurement systems. Diameter, ID/OD/Wall, ovality, and flaw detection with up to 8000 measurements/second. New Triton 3-axis micrometers for accurate ovality measurement. Combine with Total Vu Software and standard PC for most versatile gauging systems on the market. Use any laser micrometer; achieve better process monitoring and control, store data, improve processes...and profits. Personnel: Jeff Kohler, Tom Shoup, Dan Dixon. Laurel Wire Company Tel. 860-747-2978 fax 860-747-4819 krak@laurelwire.com USA Booth 2709

Exhibiting: Services include straightening and cutting of most types of round wire in diameters from .020 in. to .375 in. Offer most alloys and tempers in standard and custom lengths up to 35 feet, also shaped wire as well as strip material services. Personnel: Kelly Rak, Jackie Berube. Leggett & Platt Wire Group Tel. 417-358-8131 fax 417-358-4805 dan.gutos@leggett.com USA Booth 1023 Exhibiting: The process starts by working closely with customers and suppliers to develop the proper wire for the end use of the application. Technicians with years of wire production experience oversee the various manufacturing functions, from the cleaning house to the shipping dock. Commitment to using Continuous Quality Improvement moves Leggett & Platt’s ever closer toward its ultimate

goal of producing 100% defect-free product. Personnel: Dan Gutos, Lucretia Burt, Steve Montague, Doug Bougher, John Calgagni, Jim York. Leibinger Tel. 203-853-0022 Fax 203-853-3355 info@leibingerusa.com USA Booth 1637

Exhibiting: Leibinger introduces the Jet 2 SE Printer for high-speed marking of wire and cable products. The Jet 2 SE is the only low maintenance ink jet printer on the market today with quick start up and shut down times. It is ideal for pigmented and non-pigmented applications and requires minimal cleaning and make-up use. The system’s retractable gutter design creates an air-tight seal over the nozzle eliminating ink from drying in the nozzle. The Jet 2 SE truly is a unique solution for eliminating the problems caused by traditional flush nozzle printers, i.e. long downtimes, messy cleaning, clogged nozzles and increased make-up use. Personnel: Jim Mueller, Todd Blackburn, Jesus Gonzalez, Frank Starner. Leoni Wire Inc. Tel. 888-265-3664 Fax 888-562-9473 info@leoniwire.com USA Booth 1229 Exhibiting: Manufacturer of fine wire stranded conductors, solid wire, copper flexibles, bobbins and copper alloys. All constructions are available in bare copper, nickel plated, silver plated, or tin plated copper. High tech modern facility using state of the art plating lines, multiwire/single wire drawing and bunching equipment. The latest product range addition is LEONI Histral®, a high strength, high flexible copper alloy that is cadmium free and RoHS compliant. Personnel: Scott Wordsworth, Andy


O.M. Lesmo Tel. 39-039-628401 Fax 39-039-6981148 omlesmo@omlesmo.com Italy Booth 2204

Exhibiting: O.M. Lesmo will display a single twist machine with new features and highlight its innovative double twist technology which has entered a new phase and presents a new form of high speed double twist stranding: the new DTO-2500. This new machine is able to produce round highly-compacted unilay conductors in copper (up to 280mm²) or aluminum (up to 500 mm²

= 1000MCM)) compacted at top production speeds with maximum efficiency. Personnel will be available to discuss the complete range of O.M. Lesmo’s innovative machinery for the wire and cable industries as well as its traditional machinery supplied by the company worldwide including double twist, single twist, rigid cage, tubular, planetary and high-speed stranding systems. Personnel: Edwin Pasterk, Silvio Oriani, Massimo Gori.

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Zinner, Neville Crabbe, Bill Wright, Alex Boekholt, Chris Pavlik.

Lesmo Machinery America, Inc. Tel. 905-761-6165 Fax 905-761-6168 sales@lesmoamerica.com Canada Booth 2204 Exhibiting: Lesmo Machinery America will display technology from world leader manufacturers in the stranding, drawing and accessory equipment industry, namely: OM Lesmo, Eurodraw Energy, A. Appiani and Cometo, all companies that drive their

businesses by being at the leading edge of technology. On display will be: OM Lesmo will show a single-twist machine that has become increasingly popular for cabling and bare wire production; Eurodraw will present details on all its product lines from the latest drawing machinery, rod breakdown and multiwire for copper, aluminum and nonferrous materials; Cometo will display a complete range of wire straightening, guiding and feeding equipment; and A. Appiani, a leading European reel manufacturer, will display a selection of steel reels and plastic and steel composite reels. Personnel: Edwin Pasterk, Silvio

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Oriani, Massimo Gori, Massimo Dell’Erba, Marco Appiani, Enrico Tocchetti, Allan Brown. Lewis Machine (See Rockford Manufacturing Group.)

LORS Machinery, Inc./Tecna S.p.A./ Varo S.r.l Tel. 908-964-9100 fax 908-964-4492 sales@lors.com USA Booth 1638

of its wet drawing machines (up to 32 drafts) for steel or stainless steel wires. Personnel: Angelo Colombo. M + E Macchine + Engineering SpA Booth 4031

Lindlar Surface Technologies Booth 1241

M & M Metal Wire Co. Ltd. Booth 4042

Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc. Tel. 978-365-5700 fax 978-365-9700 sales@lloydbouvier.com USA Booth 2413

MacDermid Incorporated Tel. 203-575-5700 fax 203-575-7970 sleonetti@macdermid.com USA Booth 1833

Exhibiting: Lloyd & Bouvier provides new, used and rebuilt equipment to the wire and cable industry, from individual items such as payoffs, take-ups, capstans, cablers, stripers and Wardwell braiders to complete lines for extrusion, cabling, respooling, taping, wiredrawing and specialty applications. Complete rebuilding services for Wardwell 16 and 24 carrier braiders are available, with an extensive inventory of quality used parts on hand at all times. An on-site electronics department and modern machine shop provide customers with the latest technology for all wire and cable equipment needs. Each new or rebuilt machine or system is designed to the customer’s specific requirement and tested inhouse before shipment to ensure conformance. Stop by to see a digital display of new and rebuilt equipment, and discuss specific or unique requirements with the equipment experts Personnel: Carter Lloyd, Brian Bouvier, Mike McKee, Eli Lloyd. Loos & Co. Inc. Booth 937

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Exhibiting: The LORS/Tecna/Varo booth will feature LORS butt welders; a special flat top welder for welding wire rings to perimeter frames; Tecna’s three phase middle frequency (1000Hz) inverter projection welder; a compact bench-top projection welder; modular twin-spot welders; a modular linear action dual opposed cylinder spot/projection welder; and self-contained suspended portable spotwelders. The Varo section will introduce a fully automatic double T-welder with automatic hopper loading of frames and wires with a programmable carriage to move frames under the welding station. Also, a highperformance CCNB-EH copper alloy electrode profiles and metric bar stock to fit European wire mesh welders. Personnel: Edward J. Onny, J. Gerard Doneski, Edmundo Narvaez, Bradley Burns, Grant K. Middlestead, Jr., Guiseppe Rota, Lucio Bussani, Stefano Trocchi, Cristina Casadio. J.J. Lowe Associates Inc. Booth 2738 L-S Industries Booth 3438 M+E Macchine+Engineering S.r.l. Tel. 39-0341-806000 Fax 39-0341-806002 info@meitaly.it Italy Booth 4031 Exhibiting: M+E will display pictures of its spool payoff and take-up frames, of (dead) and rotating (live) capstan coil take-up frames, designed for galvanizing, oil tempering, brass or bronze coating lines etc. It will show pictures

Exhibiting: Established in 1922, MacDermid is a worldwide specialty chemical manufacturer catering to the nonferrous rod and wire industry (ie. cleaning, pickling, plating, continuous rod casting, hot/cold rolling, and drawing). Proven nonferrous rod (including continuous rod casting) and wire processes include the following Relubro products: Rod Draw series (rod/wire drawing); Wyrdraw series (rod/wire drawing); Syndraw series (rod/wire drawing); Mac Quench series (annealer quench); Rod Cast series (continuous casting); and Syncast series (continuous casting). Other MacDermid products for the nonferrous wire industry include the Stantek series (highspeed tin on wire plating processes) and Barrett series (high-speed sulfamate nickel on wire plating process). Personnel: Steve Leonetti, Renee Mancinone, Jim Walsh, Mike Vaccarelli, Jim Galloway, Eric Recker, Rich Mazzamaro, Ken Kelly. Mack-Brooks Publishing Booth 4216 Magnetic Technologies Ltd. Booth 3715 Magnus Equipment Booth 3811


Maillefer SA Tel. 41-21-694-41-11 Fax 41-21-691-21-43 info@maillefer.net Switzerland Booth 2200 Exhibiting: Maillefer will be presenting its portfolio of wire and cable manufacturing solutions for energy, fiber optic cable and telecom industries. In energy applications, one will discover the latest designs from building, automotive to high speed MV cable manufacturing and optimum curing for CV lines. From the fiber optic team, visitors will be presented with the OEL 40 and 41 solutions for tight buffering and secondary coating. The equipment functions particularly well for FTTx production of short lengths. And, for telecom, recent configurations for multi-layer striped LAN constructions and solutions for micro-coax cable. Personnel: Manuel Felder, Sharon Nathaniel, Kari Niemenen, Jon Williams.

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MAGPOWR Maxcess International Tel. 405-755-1600 fax 405-755-8425 magpowr@magpowr.com USA Booth 2602 Exhibiting: Come see tension controls that make a big difference in output, including the new Cygnus control with weightless load cell calibration and gain scheduling and the versatile and easy “VERSATEC” with gain compensation to help run rolls to the core. MAGPOWR will display a sample of the largest selection of permanent magnet, magnetic particle and pneumatic brakes and clutches including the ORIGINAL line of PERMATORK and SOFSTEP brakes and clutches. With MAGPOWR products, a customer’s line will Run Faster. Smarter. Better. Personnel: Darrell Whiteside, Jim Redmond.

Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. Tel. 409-842-4404 info@msi-tx.com USA Booth 702 Exhibiting: Manufacturing Solutions Inc. will exhibit chamfering machines for round bar and bolts as well as parts feeders and bar shears. Personnel: Wayne Moncla, Jerry Stafford.

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Mang Systems, Inc. Tel. 704-292-1041 fax 704-292-1137 E-mail mangsystems@yahoo.com USA Booth 3432 Exhibiting: The company will show and demonstrate its technologically advanced 2D and 3D CNC wire bending machines with up to six and more axes. Models are available for wire diameters from 2 mm to 16 mm. All machines are engineered and built in the USA. Personnel: Heinz Roth, Roger Pfiffner, Van Pfifer. Manidhari Stainless Wire Pvt. Ltd. Booth 638 * Manufacturing Solutions Booth 702 Mapre Belgium SA Booth 3209 Mathiasen Machinery, Inc. Tel. 860-873-1423 Fax 860-873-8866 mmi@mathiasen-machinery.com USA Booth 3720 Exhibiting: Mathiasen Machinery buys and sells used wire and cable machinery internationally. Machinery is purchased for inventory or it can be sold on an exclusive basis. MMI has interest in locating individual machines, complete lines or entire plants. Consignments, warehousing, appraisals and liquidation services are also offered. MMI has buyers seeking all types of good quality used wire and cable machinery. Serving the domestic and international ferrous and nonferrous wire machinery markets. The booth will display photos of a wide variety of second hand machinery. Customers can bring a surplus machinery list and photos for evaluation. Personnel: Mike Mathiasen, Mark Mathiasen, William McCaskie Inc. Tel. 508-636-8845 Fax 508-636-5410 abolton@mccaskiereels.com USA Booth 4224

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cold heading, machining, precision parts, filtering, wire weaving, including welding industries, and more. To learn more about what Menam can offer customers, please visit its booth or go to www.menamstainless.com. Personnel: R. Permsap, K. Theerarat.

Exhibiting: Manufacturer of custom made process and shipping reels for the wire and cable Industry. Displayed will be wood/metal reels and plastic/metal reels from 16” to 48” diameters. Personnel: Andrew Bolton, Joe Frey. Mectron Inspection Systems Tel. 734-944-8777 fax 734-944-8778 sales@mectron.net USA Booth 200

Exhibiting: Mectron will exhibit its Q5000 combination laser and eddy current system with eight lasers and integrated linear crack detection capabilities. Personnel: Terry Hoffman, Scott Corrunker, Mark Hanna, Jeff Milligan. M E P SpA Booth 2804 Menam Stainless Wire Ltd. Export Department Tel. 662-315-3555 fax 662-705-8292 sales@menamstainless.com Thailand Booth 837 Exhibiting: Menam provides high quality stainless steel products such as wire, profile and shaped wire, bar and welding consumables MIG & TIG. Its products are used for sectors such as

E.W. Menn Gmbh & Co. KG Tel. 49-27331292-0 fax 49-27337781 mail@ewmenn.de Germany Booth 1004 Exhibiting: EW Menn’s new Model AF-101 high-speed, flat-die thread roller, capable of up to 350 pieces per minute with #20 dies will make its North American premiere at IFE 2007. Merritt Davis Electric Tel. 860-599-1010 fax 860-599-6258 info@davis-standard.com USA Booth 3400 Exhibiting: DavisStandard, LLC, produces high-speed wire and cable extrusion systems for datacom, construction/building, and optical fiber, as well as automotive wire, high temperature wire applications, and specialty wire processing applications including gas injection systems. Under the brands of Davis-Standard, Merritt, and Davis Electric, wire and cable extrusion systems are available with either its Clipper automatic or semi-automatic payoffs, spoolers or single reel payoffs, take-ups and accumulator systems, customized feedscrews and patented dual thermocouple temperature control and microprocessor based control system. Personnel: Sandy Guthrie, John Zachow, Scott Coope, John Doherty, Larry Fitzgerald, Stephen Vannais. * Metal Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 734-981-4283 fax 734-981-4438 www.nagform.com E-mail nagsim3d@yahoo.com USA Booth 606

Exhibiting: Computer software programs such as NAGFORM, NAGSIM.2D, Nagsim_Gen.2D,


Metavan NV Tel. 32-56-359047 info@metavan.com Belgium Booth 2823

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NAGSIM.3D and NagForge. NAGFORM and NagForge are part progression and tooling design programs for cold and hot forged parts respectively. NAGSIM.2D, Nagsim_Gen.2D and NAGSIM.3D are 2D and 3D finite element simulation programs for cold and hot forging processes. NAGFORM and NagForge progression and tooling design programs together with FEA simulation programs, namely, NAGSIM.2D, Nagsim_Gen.2D and NAGSIM.3D provide the shortest path to developing and debugging the manufacturing processes for cold and hot forged parts. Personnel: Vijay Nagpal, Gaurav Nagpal.

Exhibiting: Steel reels from 12 in.- 49 in. (305-1250 mm) to the highest quality and consistency will be showcased at the HOWAR Equipment booth. Metavan has had a longstanding philosophy to offer a specialized product mix of pressed steel reels using highly advanced machinery 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 wearresistant finish, and are available in extremely fast manufacturing times due to the specialized equipment employed. Personnel: Francis Vanhaelewijn, Chris Hauer.

MFL USA Company of Mario Frigerio S.p.a. Tel. 401-334-1151 fax 401-334-1161 E-mail mflusa@attnet.com USA Booth 3229 Exhibiting: MFL USA will represent Italy’s Mario Frigerio S.p.A.’s lines of drawing, stranding, take-up and payoff equipment at the show. Frigerio and WWM will be found at the same booth as co-exhibitors. Personnel: Marco Dell’Oro, Renato Dall’O’, Beniamino Gessaghi.

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MGS Manufacturing, Inc. The MGS Group Tel. 315-337-3350 fax 315-337-4502 sales@mgshall.com USA Booth 3223 Exhibiting: Exhibiting machinery, videos and photos of automatic packaging system with robotic loading and unloading of reels, payoffs, take-ups, dancers, accumulators, capstans, respoolers, double twist and single twist machines, measuring machines, swage tools and electric brazers. Personnel: Jim Zampogna, Doug Hall, David Smith, Tom McComiskey, Jim Russo, Bob Sandore, Jim Green. Micro Products Company Tel. 630-787-9350 bkeiler@micro-weld.com USA Booth 2432 Exhibiting: Exhibiting a full line of butt welding equipment for wire, rod and cable in both ferrous and nonferrous materials. Micro-Weld butt welders will be on display to weld

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diameters from .005 in. up to 1.50 in. in solid and from 24 awg up to 2,000 MCM in stranded cable. Personnel: Bill Keiler, Ed Harrington, Tom Welker. Micro Products Company Ph. 630-787-9350 bkeiler@micro-weld.com USA Booth 2432 Exhibiting: Exhibiting a full line of butt welding equipment for wire, rod and cable in both ferrous and nonferrous materials. Micro-Weld butt welders will be on display to weld diameters from .005 in. up to 1.50 in. in solid and from 24 awg up to 2,000 MCM in stranded cable. Personnel: Bill Keiler, Ed Harrington, Tom Welker. Microdia, Switzerland Microdia USA Tel. 401-295-0808 fax 401-294-4844 dfstecker@microdiausa.com Switzerland Booth 3429 Exhibiting: Microdia is a worldwide leader and manufacturer of crosshead, both fixed and manual centering. The complete line of crossheads range produces insulated products between 0.5 mm to 200 mm. Insulated wire, fiber optics, medical tubing and industrial tubing up to and including five layers. The Microdia XFL Systems allow the burying of an upcoming color change to eliminate “scrap” during color changes, dual flow systems for flat cable products, nitrogen injection systems, technical support, extrusion line and component commissioning with operator training. Personnel: Jean Daniel Steiner, David F. Stecker, Alban Adams. Mikrotek Machines Ltd. Tel. 91-23-623090 fax 91-23-621769 E-mail mmmmm@vsnl.com India Booth 1935 Exhibiting: Miktrotek is a “One Stop shop for Die shops.” Products and services include: natural diamond dies, mono diamond dies, PCD dies, solid enamelling dies with TC and diamond inserts, tungsten carbide dies, die reconditioning and refurbishing services, diamond die working equipment, tungsten carbide die working equip-

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ment, die inspection microscopes, ultrasonic cleaners, measuring pin sets, micron diamond powders and paste and extrusion tooling. It will present key developments in the manufacturing of the wiredrawing dies, ensuring consistent profiles that give “more wire per die.” Staff can discuss technical aspects and advancements. Personnel: B. Kamal Babu, B. Anitha Kamal. Mittal Canada Lachine Inc. Wire Group Tel. 800-361-5124 fax 514-367-2408 infowirefil@mittalsteel.com Canada Booth 729 Exhibiting: A member of Arcelor Mittal Steel Company, the world’s largest steelmaker, the Wire Group offers an extensive product portfolio of products to a wide range of customers throughout North America. It specializes in wire of industrial quality, including low, medium and high carbon up to 1080, seven wire strand for prestressed concrete, oil tempered high carbon, spheroidized annealed, processed wire rod, patented extra high carbon, galvanized and electrogalvanized high carbon as well as cold heading applications wire. Montorfano SAS Booth 3207 Morgan-Koch Corporation Tel. 508-793-1945 fax 508-793-2163 straussrl@morgan-koch.com USA Booth 4031 Exhibiting: Staff will be at the booth to discuss machinery and supplies for the most economical processing of high-quality ferrous wire Personnel: Bob Strauss, Karsten Krauskopf, Bob Warfield, Jochen Koch. Mossberg Reel LLC Boxy Group Tel. 401-334-2255 fax 401-334-3541 info@mossberg-reel.com USA Booth 3604 Exhibiting: Information on all Boxy reels and ancillary equipment. Also, have information on the company’s reel reconditioning services. Personnel: Rene Mayer, John Henschel.


National Strand Products Inc. Booth 1032 NEPTCO Tel. 401-722-5500 Fax 401-722-6378 E-mail neptco@neptco.com USA Booth 3108 Exhibiting: NEPTCO manufactures a wide range of flexible and rigid strength elements for fiber optic cables, as well as: multi-ply shielding tape

laminates; low-smoke shielding tapes; heat seal and pressure-sensitive coated films and laminates; foil-free edged tapes; screening tapes; separator tapes; barrier/binder tapes; slit films; and printed marker identification tapes. New products include water blocking tapes and yarns, and nonwoven, semiconductive power cable tapes. Brand names include: LIGHTLINE®, FIBERBUNDLE®, FLEXLINE®, ARAGLASS™, SoftStrand®, UltraStrand®, THOR™, and InstantDry® strength members and FIREFITE®, HIGHDRAW®, SLICKTAPE® AquaBlok® and POWERLINE® tapes. Personnel: Linda Mallory, Al Magnani, Chris Wren, Pete Mikucki, Phil Shows, Paul McLaughlin, Rick Copp.

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* National Machinery LLC Tel. 419-443-4800 fax 419-443-2379 www.nationalmachinery.com USA Booth 200 Exhibiting: National will exhibit information about its FORMAX line of advanced cold formers. It will display a CTG/Ranshoff RB-2 Rotary Basket parts washer. In addition, National’s tooling process capabilities and rebuilding will be presented. Personnel: Andrew Kalnow, Jerry Bupp.

Nevatia Steel & Alloys Pvt. Ltd. Tel. 91-22-24944133 sales@nevatiasteel.com India Booth 936

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Exhibiting: Nevatia Steel & Alloys, an ISO-9001 accredited company, was formed in 1988 to manufacture stainless steel wire for the international market. Last year, it added another modern plant, increasing its annual total capacity to 7,200 MT. It exports 80 percent of its products to over 30 countries, including Europe and Canada/U.S.,

P.O. Box 935 Liburn, GA 30048 Phone: 770-931-8338 Fax: 770-925-8695 E-mail: philipwang168@hotmail.com www.wireworld.com/chengi/

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among others. Wire is made in a variety of grades from 0.10 mm to 12.00 mm, including for demanding applications in making round springs, screws, nails, sieves, wire mesh, fasteners, staples, wall ties, kitchenware, EPQ for baskets and trolleys, filler wire, electrodes etc. Its products are also used in auto, marine, and other paper industries.The size range of bright bars varies from 2.50 mm to 20.00 mm in diameter. Personnel: Nikhil Nevatia, Sanjay Pangam, John Thomas. Nextrom Oy Tel. 358-9-50251 fax 358-9-5025-3003 info@nextrom.com Finland Booth 2418

Exhibiting: Co-exhibiting with its sister company, Rosendahl, Nextrom, a leading supplier of solutions for the fiber and cable market, will present its latest developments in fiber and cable manufacturing with a special focus on deposition and sintering for VAD & OVD preforms, MCVD & draw towers for specialty fibers, high-speed draw towers, ribbon and coloring lines. Together, Nextrom and Rosendahl offer first class products and turn key solutions in the field of extrusion, SZ stranding, fiber optic, forming, welding and corrugation, combining leadingedge know-how and state-of-the-art technology in close cooperation with its customers and product suppliers. There

will also be information about new superior service and customer support concepts. Personnel: Siegfried Altmann, Mike Kos, Alain Giraud, Harri Turunen. Niagara Composites Industries Inc. Tel. 905-354-7862 Fax 905-641-1082 rjordan@niagaracomposites.com Canada Booth 2632 Exhibiting: Composite wire twisting bows for cablers, stranders, bunchers and twisters will be exhibited along with ceramic and carbide guides and eyelets and a number of rollers. Niagara Composites provides products and services to enhance wire processing requirements and provide customers with bows that meet their specifications and requirements. Personnel: Ross Jordan, Gina Gohs. Niehoff Endex North America Inc. Tel. 856-467-4884 Fax 856-467-0584 sales@niehoffendex.com USA Booth 3423

Exhibiting: The Niehoff Gruppe product line includes: rod breakdown machinery, payoffs, single and multiwire drawing lines, continuous conductive and inductive annealers, static and dynamic take-ups, bunchers and twinners, electroplating machines and cable packaging systems, bobbin winders and braiders. Niehoff will showcase the lat-

est designs and improvements in the following offerings: a 16-wire MMH101 line, a ECC42RTT Endex Coiler with Orbital Table for bare and insulated wire, a D631 Buncher, a BMV16 High Speed Braider with concentric taping device and a MKN101 Ultra Fine Wire Drawing Line. Personnel: Heinz Rockenhäuser, Bernd Lohmüller, Rainer Vockentanz, Robert Wild, Rolf Wurmbach. North American Spring Tool Co. All 5 Tool Co. Tel. 860-583-1693 Fax 860-583-4516 rgagnon@all5tool.com USA Booth 2611 Exhibiting: North American Spring Tool, a world leader in steel and carbide tooling, has been servicing the spring and wire industry for better than 20 years. Its aim is to offer customers high levels of quality and service backed by unparalled technical service. It offers a unique range of spring tooling developed to satisfy today’s demands for high quality and superior production performance. Many of its tools are available from stock and can be shipped immediately. However, tooling for the newer or CNC machines may not be readily available and may require drawings, sketches, or samples. Coiling points, feed rolls, guides, arbors, quills, pitch tools, and a new addition, carbide or cermet skiving tools, can be viewed and discussed at the booth. Personnel: Rick Gagnon, Richard McCarthy.

INSIDE April 2007

WIRE JOURNAL

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INSIGHT:

Featuring: Software & Automation

Adding an ad in Wire Journal International’s (WJI) April issue on software and automation is an automatic decision for wire and cable industry marketers. To spread the word about software, hardware or any other ware contact Bob Xeller or Anna Bzowski on WJI’s sales staff. Tel.: 001-203-453-2777 E-mail: bxeller@wirenet.org or abzowski@wirenet.org


Northeast Steel Corp. Booth 232

spring coiling machines, wire and strip bending machines, CNC wire forming machines and spring grinding machines; chain link fencing machines, hexagonal wire netting machines, gabion manufacturing machinery and welded mesh machines; vertical petal pattern (rosette) wire coilers, spooling

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Northampton Machinery Co. The MGS Group Tel. 44-1604-782220 Fax 44-1604-782230 sales@mgshall.com U.K. Booth 3223 Exhibiting: See MGS Group.

Visit our stand # 2029 at Interwire 2007 Norwalk Innovation Tel. 800-688-2645 Fax 203-944-0753 info.norwalkinnovation.com USA Booth 4204 Exhibiting: Norwalk Innovation is the manufacturer of UN-COILER coil payoff system that significantly reduced requirements for payoff installation, adjustment and operation. Entire loads of coil stock may be loaded on the UnCoiler, up to 10,000 li, reducing downtime and improving productivity. It feeds coiled materials automatically to rate demand without separate speed control settings. It also improves safety and reduces stock damage. It has patented, maintenance-free drive, clockwise/counter clockwise uncoiling, portability and proprietary composite material caster wheels for load support. Norwalk Innovation invented the horizontal slide guide drum design and the unique powered drive system. The SHUTTLE, pneumatic parts and scrape transporter provided improved reliability, limited maintenance and lower cost for parts/scrape handling operations. . Personnel: Bruce Malkin, Ed Tremblay. NOVA-S a.s. Tel. 421-34-6242353 Fax 421-34-6242468 novas@novas.sk Slovakia Booth 3719

Exhibiting: NOVA-S a.s. provides reliable technologies, technical solutions, services and information for wire industry companies that best satisfy their needs. Its product lines include

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machines, wire winding and unwinding stands and PVC extrusion lines, multipurpose automatic CNC machinery for assembling, pressing and welding. It also reconditions and does CNC upgrades for used machines, Personnel: Vladimir Mravec, Jozef Slezak, Michal Kozak. NUMALLIANCE/Numamerica Tel. 563-386-9590 Fax 563-386-9593 info@numamerica.com USA Booth 2000

Exhibiting: NUMALLIANCE will introduce the “NUMAFLEX” tooling concept for its increasingly popular NUMAC CNC multiple-slide machines. This combination of hard slide tooling and rotary tooling heads greatly reduces tooling costs while providing most hard tooling advantages. Also being introduced will be new FD38/FD312 models of CNC 3D wire forming machinery for producing wire forms from straighten and cut lengths. Additional machinery to be exhibited will include the newest Robomac NG models and FX models of 3D CNC feed and form machinery for wire and tube from coil. Personnel: Joel Etienne, Patrick Maitre, Wes Wassell, Bill Shockey, John Griffin, Lionel Sandri, Freddy Barragato, Philippe Clanche. Oklahoma Steel & Wire Booth 534 OM Frigerio Mario & C. Srl. Tel. 39-031-658-254 info@omfrigerio.it Italy Booth 2823 Exhibiting: Wiredrawing accessories designed to increase the wiredrawing production parameters are available through the vast array of rotating die holders which feature special lubrication boxes and cooling mechanisms to increase die life by reducing friction and temperatures thus increasing drawing output. Additionally, OMF provides a line of in-line mechanical descalers which incorporate special wire brushing heads to descale and clean wire prior to

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entering the drawing machine. Scrap wire coilers bundle and recycle scrap wire. Personnel: Romana Frigerio, Chris Hauer. OMA srl/OMA USA Inc. Booth 2138 OMAS Srl Booth 3006 OMCG. North America Tel. 630-860-1016 Fax 630-860-2333 omcg@omcg.com USA Booth 2037

Exhibiting: ORT Italia will introduce the RUL T1 planetary die thread rolling machine for rods up to 1/2 dia. and a production speed of 120 ppm. A combo machine with straightening, cutting and rolling is available. Personnel: Jon. D. Celio, Riccardo D’Ambrosio. Osborne Technical Group Tel. 815-624-2500 fax 815-624-7254 USA Booth 1018 Exhibiting: See Rockford Manufacturing Group Inc.

Exhibiting: OMCG will exhibit its 6.5mm wire CNC61 Fast model that allows for wire and strip forming for low, medium and high production. Compile the program in minutes using XYZ coordinates or drawing dimensions. Simulate part forming on screen prior to production. Windows PC for operator interface with network card, off-site diagnostics, run “lights out,” chamfer, groove, weld, cold head, assembly and on-line parts and program manual features. The OMCG mechanical machines produce at speeds of up to 6000 parts per hour. Technical forming consulting available on site or at www.omcg@omcg.com. Personnel: Luigi Maggi, Robert W. Sears. *ORT Italia Tel. 973-248-0099 Fax 973-248-0950 www.ortitalia.com info@itechcorp.us USA/Italy Booth 315

OSG Tap & Die Tel. 866-512-1200 fax 630-790-3898 mike.volpe@osgtool.com USA Booth 1008 Exhibiting: OSG Tap & Die operates independent manufacturing facilities worldwide dedicated to the precision manufacture of taps, end mills, drills and thread-making tools. P & R Specialty, Inc. Tel. 937-773-0263 fax 937-773-4243 wuhlenbrock@prspecialty.com USA Booth 2610 Exhibiting: P & R Specialty will be exhibiting its full line of fiberboard spools, plywood reels, plastic spools, and other ancillary items for the wire and cable industry. P & R manufactures industry standard packages as well as customer specific packages. Personnel: William J. Uhlenbrock, Greg Blankenship, Alissa Blankenship, Denise Uhlenbrock. Pan Chemicals SpA Booth 2904 Paramount Die Company Tel. 410-272-4600 fax 410-272-6559 sales@paradie.com


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WELDING SOLUTIONS FROM PWM

Reliable, cost-effective and easy to operate, PWM cold welders produce a permanent weld on non-ferrous wire and strip without heat, flux or filler. Capacities range from .003145˝ (0.08mm) to .984˝ (25mm) copper and 1.181˝ (30mm) aluminium. So whether you’re working with fine wire or heavy rod, we have a welding solution to meet your needs.

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USA Booth 3623 Exhibiting: Paramount Die will exhibit a full line of wiredrawing dies and related equipment. Products featured include its TR-Series Carbide Drawing Inserts, ParaLoc Pressure and NonPressure Insert Holders, ParaLoc accessories, shaped dies and PCD dies. Personnel: Richard Sarver, Al Kozlowski, Ron Gerceau, Dan Anero, Antonio Garza.

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Parkway-Kew Corporation Tel. 732-398-2100 fax 732-398-2101 E-mail sales@parkwaykew.com USA Booth 2729

.0118˝ - .071˝ (0.30mm - 1.80mm) copper/aluminium.

HP100 Exhibiting: Custom coatings for extreme wear applications including: capstans, draw rings, pulleys, stepcones, deflector wheel and tuner roll assemblies, annealer contact and guide rolls, and pump housings. PK capabilities include: manufacturing; CNC machining, grinding, polishing, hardsurfacing, plasma spray, metallizing, welding, and shaft, roll and journal restoration. Ask a PK representative about new technologies and coatings for 2007, in addition to, “Restore & Grind,” PK-750 (high wear applications), PK-675 F (copper drawing applications), PK-4000X (for tool steel parts), and PK-2005 and PK-3500 (for particle wear). Personnel: Gene Klein, Sr., Mark Patrizzia, Robert Galperin, Gene Klein, Jr.

.039˝ - .197˝ (1.00mm - 5.00mm) copper/aluminium. All inquiries within North America for machines, spares and dies, contact: HUESTIS INDUSTRIAL 68 Buttonwood Street, Bristol, R. I. 02809 USA Tel: 401 253 5500 Fax: 401 253 7350 E-mail: sales@huestis.com www.huestis.com

Pressure Welding Machines Ltd. Bethersden, Kent, England TN26 3DY Tel: +44 (0) 1233 820847. Fax: +44 (0) 1233 820591. E-mail: pwm@btinternet.com Website: www.pwmltd.co.uk


Pave Automation Design & Development Tel. 44-1733-342519 Fax 44-1733-563500 www.pave-wire.com pave@enterprise.com U.K. Booth 2823 Exhibiting: Pave will exhibit a twin head machine and a single head machine as well as launch a brand new single head forming machine with a revolutionary design. Personnel: Silvio Perna, Leon Cross, Cristobal Hernandez, Philip Whitworth. * PCC Precision Tool Group Booth 800 Phifer Wire Inc. Booth 336 Pioneer Machinery Co. Ltd. Booth 4034

Pittsfield Plastics Engineering, Inc. Precision Spool Division Tel. 413-442-0067 Fax 413-445-7849 www.pittsplas.com polsta@aol.com USA Booth 2441 Exhibiting: A full line of plastic spools and reels for bare wire, insulated wire, cable, textile fibers and cordage, solder, tape and other continuous stranded products. Several new items will be introduced. Personnel: Tom Walker, Sam Parris, Peter Olsta. * PLAN-E-Tech Inc. Booth 515 Plasmait Gmbh Tel. 43-318-2524753 info@plasmait.com Austria Booth 2823

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Exhibiting: Plasmait will exhibit the latest technology in plasma surface treatment for the wire, cable, tube and strip industry that will transform the economics of in-line wire processing. The plasma system allows annealing and cleaning processes to be conducted in-line with wire drawing of stainless steel, carbon steel, and copper wires at process speeds. Solutions are built around a plasma treatment process that offers great advances in wire production efficiency, wire surface quality and process ecology and is designed for applications with demanding mechanical and surface requirements. Plasma treatment is conducted in controlled atmosphere to ensure distinct surface cleanliness and uncompromised surface quality. Personnel: Igor Rogelj, Willy Hauer. PLASTICOLOR/ Woywod GmbH & Co. KG Tel. 49-89-854-800 Fax 49-89-854-13-36 hansen@plasticolor.de Germany Booth 2413 Exhibiting: Germanyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Woywod manufactures PLASTICOLOR blenders, gravimetric and volumetric mixing stations. Personnel: Poul O. Hansen. Plastore, Inc. Tel. 330-653-3047 Fax 330-653-3052 info@plastore.com USA Booth 4231 Exhibiting: Plastore, Inc., manufactures a line of high quality, accurate additive feeders and accessories. Plasticolor units can be configured with a single feeder through thirteen feeders mounted on a single neckpiece. Plastore is exhibiting its new gravimetric auger and belt feeders.

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Plymouth Wire Reels & Dies Inc. Booth 2605 PolyOne Corporation Division of: Wire & Cable Tel. 866-PolyOne robert.eiden@polyone.com USA Booth 1632 Exhibiting: Connect with PolyOne, a wire and cable global leader. Visit Booth 1632 to discover its world of solutions. Whether it's colorants, additives, engineered materials, low smoke/halogen free (LSFOH), or vinyl, bring us your wire and cable challenges, PolyOne has a solution. Pourtier Gauder Group Tel. 33-1-64-21-84-00 Fax 33-1-64-26-61-10 pourtier@gaudergroup.com

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Personnel: Axel Rosenlund, Dewey Milicia, Brandon Milicia.

Powder Tech International Ltd. Booth 4227 Exhibiting: Pourtier’s new developments in rotating machines include multiwire screening, stranding and armoring as well as steel taping from jumbo coils. It will display Pourtier’s CAHi 900 interlock armoring machine for 36 in. spools, with features that include very precise strip tension control and rotating speed to 1500 rpm. Personnel: Edgar Gauder, Christian Pavailler, Doug Sedgwick, Alain Hawaux.

Power Sonics/Magnus Equipment Tel. 800-959-0693 Fax 410-552-1396 info@powersonics.com USA Booths 3811, 612 Exhibiting: Two booths at Interwire will be exhibiting various cleaning equipment and systems for cleaning of all types of continuous wire products plus individual wire parts such as fasteners and formed wire products. Unique continuous flow machines use powerful Tunnel and Channel ultrasonic transducers developed exclusively by

Innovations for the Cable Industry The cable industry is striving to constantly improve its products and manufacturing processes. Our engineers develop innovative production lines together with our customers to meet these requirements.

TROESTER GmbH & Co. KG has been developing innovative machines and lines for the rubber and plastics processing industry since 1892. If you wish to know what innovations we can provide, then send us an e-mail to Innovations@troester.de

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The TROESTER development team uses state-of-the-art computer-aided methods which enable quick individual designing of the line components. Material flows, compound temperatures and line speeds are adjusted to the customer’s requirements. Additionally, our customers can use the extensive test equipment in our well equipped TROESTER technology center to conduct experiments and directly implement knowledge gained in development. TROESTER turns innovative ideas into reality.

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Power Sonics. In addition, there are displays of Magnus batch equipment for those individual part applications formed from wire products. Product application specialists will be present at both booths. Personnel: Robert Miller, Scott Miller, Scott Callahan, Karen Bilinski, Frank Koontz, Andy Niksa.

Personnel: John Freiburger, Terry Van Daele, Rhonda DeRoche.

Premier Wire Die Booth 3744

Precision Die Technologies Inc. Booth 2706

Pressure Welding Machines Ltd. Tel. 44-1233-82047 U.K. Booth 1823 Exhibiting: Represented in North America by Huestis Industrial, PWM will display examples of its cold welding technology.

Precision Die Technologies Tel. 260-482-5001 Fax 260-482-5977 stevem@pdtinc.com USA Booth 2706 Exhibiting: Specializing in new, used, and recut services for natural diamond, polycrystalline and monocrystalline dies. Capable of providing shaped dies, stranding dies, enamel dies and insulating tips. Services include an inventory management and a die lease program.

Precision Tool Group PTG Tel. 800-343-6068 fax 508-753-0127 jbrown@ptgtools.com USA Booth 800 Exhibiting: Complete line of tools from Reed-Rico, Hi-Life Tools and Howell Penncraft. Showing flat thread rolling dies/cylindrical and planetary thread rolling dies/thread rolls and knurls/trimming dies/punches and pins/steel and carbide forging tools/nut Forming tools/general transfer tooling.

Precision Payoff Systems, LLC Booth 2841

Printsafe Inc. Printsafe South-East Tel. 858-748-8600 fax 858-748-8640 sales@printsafe.com USA Booth 3232 Exhibiting: Printsafe will feature the alphaJET printer, a non-contact ink-jet printer that is ideal for all marking and coding needs. It increases production efficiency through fast line speeds, up to 50 parts/sec. It decreases marking costs, saving typical users $3500 to $8000 a year. The alphaJET prints in multiple font sizes as small as 0.5 mm (0.020 in). Many ink colors are available. It can have one or two print heads and can print different text on separate production lines. It is reliable, low maintenance and easy to use. PrintSafe offers full product handling systems and software integration. Personnel: Tom Hittle, Ryan Petty, Lance Hunter, Robert Henderson. Process Control Corporation Tel. 770-449-8810 fax 770-449-5445 sb@process-control.com USA Booth 3613

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Exhibiting: Products and information on its X-Series Continuous loss-inweight Gravimetric blenders, Guardian速 Series gain-in-weight Gravimetric blenders, and Gravitrol速 extrusion and line speed control sys-

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Process Technology Tel. 440-974-1300 fax 440-974-9561 info@process-technology.com USA Booth 2810 Process Technology will display its

extensive line of electric immersion heaters, heat exchangers, in-line electric heaters, and temperature controls. These products are designed for the most demanding wet process applications and incorporate a variety of chemically resistant materials including fluoropolymer, titanium, quartz and stainless steel. Standard and custom configurations available. Personnel: Steve Smith.

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tems. Both blender series are available in various sizes and hopper configurations to meet any application. The Gravitrol® system is designed to maintain constant extruder throughput and constant weight per running length of extruded wire or cable. A new feature of the X-Series blender is the addition of an optional gravimetric liquid feeder for use in accurately metering and mixing of liquid saline for cross-linking. Other products include pneumatic conveying equipment, material storage equipment, powder feeding systems, and drying systems. Personnel: Stephen Buckley, Tim McElhany, Kevin DeBernardi, John Williamson.

Properzi International Continuus-Properzi SpA Tel. 563-445-0700 fax 563-445-0710 info@properzi.us USA/Italy Booth 3600

Exhibiting: Exhibiting brochures and video presentation of ContinuusProperzi wire drawing and stranding machinery with emphasis on its use for low and high carbon steel and PC wire and strand applications. Information will also be available on the latest developments in the ContinuusProperzi nonferrous casting and rolling equipment. Personnel: Giulio Properzi, Harold Howes.

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Manfred Hoffmann, Bruno Hützen.

Proton Products International Ltd. Tel. 44-1494-670606 Fax 44-1494-670808 greg.scher@webscher.com U.K. Booth 3417

Exhibiting: Proton Products will display the full array of instrumentation equipment from its production range for the wire and cable industry. This includes laser Doppler speed and length gauges, single and dual axis laser scanners for measuring and monitoring wire diameter, high frequency induction preheating systems for wire and cable conductor applications (see accompanying photograph), high frequency spark testers, capacitance gauges, and process control systems. With over 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing instrumentation and process control products, the Proton Products team provides the most advanced technology at affordable prices. Personnel: Grant Latimer, Paul Sives, Gregory K. Scher. PS Costruzioni Meccaniche Srl Booth 3013 * Push-Up Tools Udyog Pvt. Ltd. Booth 504 Q.E.D. Wire Lines Inc. Tel. 450-458-1200 Fax 450-458-0200 sales@qedwire.com Canada Booth 1938

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Exhibiting: Q.E.D. will highlight its latest technology in fluidbed heat treating furnace design, including its “Production Proportional Algorithm” control for better fuel efficiency. Its ceramic lines Galvanizing and Galfan furnaces with patented “Combustion Air Pressure Control” system and the patented “High Turbulent” triple stage pickling systems will be on display. Personnel will be available to discuss numerous other heat treating and wire coating options Personnel: Gord Murray, Bill Crowle, Mike Crowle, Jack Hall. Qual-Fab Inc. Booth 2442 * Quality Rebuilding Corporation Tel. 219-476-0281 Fax 219-476-0283 ssmith@qualityrebuilding.com USA Booth 818 Personnel: Jim Brophy, Mike Lawlor, Lee Loudermilk, Stu Smith. Queins & Co. GMBH Tel. 49-2472-8080 fax 49-2472-3014 info@queins.com Germany Booth 2005 Exhibiting: Queins & Co., will exhibit a number of large sized pictures of machines delivered to the rope and cable industry and a movie of operating lines. It will also provide information on new lines for special applications, such as power transmission, steel rope applications and other fields. Queins & Co. also offers the whole range of second hand wire rope and cable machines, “as is” or mechanically and electrically reconditioned machines. Visit www.queins.com for more, including a brief description about every machine for sale either second hand, reconditioned or new. Personnel: Hans Georg Queins,

Raajratna Metal Industries Limited Tel. 91-79-27543681-85 Fax 91-79-27543085 E-mail raajratna@raajratna.com India Booth 733 Exhibiting: Raajratna Metal Industries, an ISO 9001-2000 company, has supplied stainless steel wire and bright bars to 50 countries (U.S., Japan, Germany, Italy, U.K., France and Taiwan, among others) over the last 15 years. Its focus has been on customer satisfaction through the strong pillars of innovation and product quality. Backed by new equipment and continuous R&D, it has gained international recognition for its customized products. Its product range in the 200, 300 and 400 series and to other International Standards includes: ss wire (0.10-16.0mm); ss bars (2.025.0mm); ss TIG/MIG wire; TIG (1.25.0mm); and MIG (0.80-1.60mm). It is best known for spring wire, nail wire, EPQ wire and redraw wire but is competent in other products sectors. Personnel: Manish Sanghvi. RAD-CON Inc. Tel. 440-871-5720 Fax 440-871-2948 sales@rad-con.com USA Booth 2629 Exhibiting: Celebrating 40 years of innovative bell-type, batch annealing furnace designs, RAD-CON engineers, manufactures, installs, and supports high-capacity, robust systems to the wire and wire-rod industry. It is a technology leader, pioneering innovations in convection design, atmosphere and temperature control of bell annealing equipment. Its 100% Hydrogen SuperHigh Convection (H2SHC) system with advanced fan designs provides greater temperature uniformity throughout the charge, low utility costs, and clean, decarb-free product every cycle. Its AC/APEx atmosphere control system couples gas analysis with closed-loop process control, improving surface quality of the coils while minimizing the amount of atmosphere gas required. Best known for cold heading quality wire, the company’s experience encompasses ferrous and nonferrous applications in the agricultural, electrical, con-


Radcliff Wire Co. Inc. Booth 432 Radyne Corporation Tel. 414-481-8360 fax 414-481-8303 sales@radyne.com USA Booth 2808 Exhibiting: The integrated induction wire heating system with changes in coil and feed configurations to be used for many different wire heating applications: annealing, hardening and/or tempering, relaxation, drying, preheating, brassing, coating and heating prior to extrusion. Complete turnkey systems are available from payoff to take-up for continuous induction heat treatment. Induction equipment comprising power sources from 1kW through 5000kW at various output frequencies up to 500kHz and are also ideal for bonding, brazing, curing, drying, shrink fitting, fastener manufacture, forging and heat treating including hardening, tempering and annealing. Personnel: Kelvin Spain, Jan Leisner. Rainbow Rubber & Plastics Tel. 610-685-2800 fax 610-685-7574 mackimm@rainbowbelts.com USA Booth 4225 Exhibiting: Specialty belting for capstan, caterpuller and haul-off machines. Truly endless, no seams or splices. CV gaskets and Cat Track Pads as well as other related molded rubber parts designed for the wire and cable manufacturing industries. Personnel: Mark MacKimm, R.J. Evans. Rautomead Ltd. Booth 1136 * Reed Machinery, Inc. Booth 808 Reel Options by Vandor Corporation Tel. 765-966-7676 fax 765-966-7677 suzy.odonnell@vandorcorp.com USA Booth 4219 Exhibiting: Reel Options by Vandor

Corporation provides low cost reel packaging solutions. Reels range from standard 11” - 18” diameter flanged reels to reels specifically designed for unique applications. It serves a number of industries, including wire and cable, rope, cordage, chain, electronic connectors and candle wicking in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia. Reels are sold directly to OEM manufacturers or through other reel suppliers. Personnel: Gerald Davis, Alan Elder, Gary Cox, Suzy O’Donnell.

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struction, spring, industrial and communications industries. Personnel: Michael Loufman, Chris Messina.

Reel-O-Matic Reel Neat Sys. Inc. Tel. 405-672-0000 fax 405-672-7200 mzercher@reelomatic.com USA Booth 2135

Exhibiting: Reel-O-Matic manufactures reeling and coiling machinery. Personnel: Mark Zercher, Bobby Davis. Reg-Ellen Machine Tool Corp. Tel. 815-964-0099 fax 815-964-0482 sales@regellen.com USA Booth 400 Exhibiting: Carbide tooling, cutoff tooling, cold heading and associated tools, hartford slide exchange, taptite tooling, machine rebuild service, machine replacement parts, thread roll parts, header parts, feed rolls, feed rails. Personnel: Tim Turner, Chris Bahr, Reid Carlson, Amy Flippo. RichardsApex Inc Tel. 215-487-1100 fax 215-487-3090 sales@richardsapex.com USA Booth 3626 Exhibiting: RichardsApex, a leading global manufacturer of lubricants for wire drawing and hot rolling applications, supplies semi-synthetic and synthetic compounds for wet drawing of nonferrous and ferrous wire. Also, protective coatings, cleaners, corrosion inhibitors and oil form lubricants for nonferrous and ferrous alloys in both

wire and tube applications. With over 100 years of history, the RichardsApex network provides on-site support and technical sales assistance to help improve productivity, enhance quality, and reduce costs. Its subsidiaries include RichardsApex Europe and RichardsApex AustralAsia and it has representatives in Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and Venezuela. Rishhikesh Electromatic Pvt. Ltd. Booth 241 Rizzardi Booth 2023 Rockford Manufacturing Group Inc. Tel. 815-624-2500 fax 815-624-7254 rmgfelm@rmgfelm.com USA Booth 1018

Exhibiting: Integrated systems for processing hot-rolled rod into descaled, drawn and straightened and cut pieces. Clutchless straightening and cutting machines featuring stationary and flying shear. Conveyors, J-Link loaders and in-line parts washers well suited for fastener cell manufacturing. In-line wire drawers, mechanical descalers, uncoilers for processing wire, including continuous feeding systems for the wire products and fastener industries. Personnel: Timothy J Taylor, Ann Musa, Steve Osborne, Mike Kern, Bob Moreau.

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* Rockform Tooling & Machining Booth 408 Roots-Tech Preheaters Booth 2413

ROTEQ Machinery Inc. Tel. 905-660-8800 fax 905-660-8898 info@roteqmachinery.com Canada Booth 2829

Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH Tel. 43-3113-5100 Fax 43-3113-5100-59 office@rosendahlaustria.com Austria Booth 2418

Exhibiting: Co-exhibiting with its sister company, Nextrom, Rosendahl, a world technology leader in RF and coaxial products, will discuss its latest developments in welding and corrugation processes for both CU and AL products. Its customers will learn of recent advancements in fluoro datacom, dry tube technology for fiber optical cables and automotive and low voltage applications. Together, Nextrom and Rosendahl offer first class products and turn key solutions in the field of extrusion, SZ stranding, fiber optic, forming, welding and corrugation, combining leading-edge know-how and state-ofthe-art technology in close cooperation with its customers and product suppliers. Also, information about new superior service & customer support concepts. Personnel: Siegfried Altmann, Mike Kos, Alain Giraud, Harri Turunen. Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies Tel. 828-328-4319 Fax 828-328-4956 office@knillusa.com USA Booth 2418 Exhibiting: Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies represents Nextrom and Rosendahl in North America. See listings for each company. Personnel: Siegfried Altmann, Mike Kos, Alain Giraud, Harri Turunen.

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Exhibiting: Presentation highlights will include: single twist alternatives for 61 wire stranding of copper and aluminum conductors to 1000kcm (500mm2); tandem input wire roll forming and stranding for stranded conductors (compressed and compact) for subsequent insulation as well as overhead transmission conductors ACSR/TW; ACSS/TW; double twist stranding to 240mm2 or 500kcm with ACSR capabilities to 4/0AWG; single input wire solutions (SIW) for both conductors for subsequent insulation and overhead transmission applications; traverse wound concentric taping ; single twist cabling up to four 250kcm insulated conductors; strip armoring solutions to 125mm; and HP Hose reinforcement with multi-wire performing. Personnel: Dave Alexander, Andy Blackmore, Bill Bowen, June Hamel, Mike Marshall, Paul White. RTM Products, Inc. Tel. 714-964-0339 fax 714-964-0728 sales@rtmproducts.com USA Booth 704 Exhibiting: RTM Products will exhibit its current line of recess punches, tooling and gages for the fastener and cold forming industries. Tooling on display will include 6-Lobe, hexagon socket, hex washer, trimming dies, aerospace recess punches, wafer tooling and a wide variety of special tooling. Personnel: Richard Thierjung, Robert Thierjung, Dick Nelson, Troy Carr, Doug Dixon. Saarsteel Inc. Booth 532

Sacma Machinery Corporation Tel. 440-892-1600 fax 440-871-8806 info@sacmausa.com USA Booth 804 Exhibiting: Exhibiting Ingramatic Flat Die Thread Rolling Machine, Model RP 62R1, with washer assembly system. Machine features automated adjustments for quick change set-up and touch screen controller and diagnostic system. Sacma Limbiate offers KSP Headers (1D-2B) with thread rolling, 4, 5 and 6 die progressive headers with full numerical control set-up and Quick Change Tooling System. Personnel: Dennis Flannery, Cesare Bertoni, Maurizio Concolino, Scott Houser. * Carlo Salvi S.p.A. Booth 405 SAMP USA, Inc. Tel. 301-223-8584 fax 301-223-8542 info@sampinc.com USA Booth 2023

Exhibiting: SAMP and its SAMPSISTEMI division will exhibit its MT105 multiwire and R25 annealer, an extrusion group, and a combination of payoffs and buncher that will be in full operation in its booth. The MT105, the latest SAMP multiwire design, provides production versatility, increased output and reduced energy consumption. The display model will feature a 21-die draw-box for 14 strands and a 5200 Amp annealer.The extrusion group, type TE60/TE80-25D is for a PVC/Nylon configuration for building wire application. The buncher, type BM/630-D will incorporate new PLC controls specifically developed for the North American market. An interactive display of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s after-sales service and spare parts group functions, as well as a comprehensive display of the SAMPSISTEMI product line will be on-site. Through its service and parts


Sanxin Wire Die, Inc. Tel. 434-906-2340 fax 434-973-6622 admin@sanxinamerica.com USA Booth 4043

Exhibiting: Sanxin Wire Die supplies quality wire drawing dies at global price, including PCD and natural diamond dies. It also recuts and repairs dies. Personnel: Lee Thornton, Doug Thornton. SARK-USA INC. SARKUYSAN A.S. Tel. 201-368-2020 fax 201-368-2021 vpresident@sark-usa.com USA Booth 423 Exhibiting: SARK-USA is a division of SARKUYSAN A.S., which has been exporting its high quality copper and copper alloy conductors to the U.S. and 60 other nations for over 25 years. SARK’s modern, automated, ISO/QScertified production facilities in Turkey have annual capacity of over 400 million lb of wire rod. It has three different continuous wire rod casting technologies within the same plant: Contirod and Southwire continuous rod casting

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plants for Electrolytic Tough Pitch (ETP) wire rod, and OutokumpuUpcast for Oxygen Free wire rod copper production. Its total output is fully half of Turkey’s national copper output. SARK produces all size single ends, as fine as 44 AWG, put up singularly, or as multiwire. Its stranding capabilities include all concentric types, including bunched wire, unilay, and ropelay conductors, as large as 750 MCM. All products are available in unplated, tin plated and nickel plated qualities, to customer specs. Personnel: Brigit Finley, Ahmet Kabaktepe, Tom Williams.

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group, SAMP USA, Inc. is equipped to manage machinery upgrades and complete rebuilds, thus allowing the end user to maximize production potential and minimize cost. Personnel: Dominique Perroud, Marco Gerardo, Donald Neville, David Graff, Sandy Scroggs, Tim Walter.

Sarkuysan AS Booth 423 Exhibiting: See SARK-USA Schlatter Inc. Tel. 815-874-9471 fax 815-874-8585 sales@schlatter-usa.com USA Booth 2423

Exhibiting: Sclatter Inc. is the U.S. unit of Swiss-based Schlatter, a leading manufacturer for individual solutions in the field of resistance welding. It offers complete welding plants for the production of industrial, reinforcing and woven wire mesh as well as auxiliary equipment. The exhibit will feature how new Schlatter technologies can

maximize customers’ ROI by optimizing changeover times, assuring reliability and simplifying the production process. Schlatter displays a vast range of equipment, including mesh welders from both off-coil and pre-cut solutions, butt welders, wire straightening and cutting machines. Its booth will be staffed by an international team of sales and service engineers. Rolf Schlicht GmbH Tel. 49-40-679942-0 Fax 49-40-679942-11 info@schlicht-gmbh.de Germany Booth 3341 Exhibiting: Rolf Schlicht GmbH manufacturers electrostatic powder coating machines that it delivers worldwide. Personnel: Joachim Schlicht. * Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation Tel. 614-451-8330 fax 614-451-8325 jwalters@deform.com USA Booth 700 Exhibiting: DEFORM is an engineering software that enables designers and engineers to analyze cold forming process on the computer rather than the shop floor using trial and error. Simulation using DEFORM has been instrumental in the improvement in

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cost, quality and delivery for a wide range of manufacturers. Significant improvements in development time and die life have been achieved by DEFORM users. In cold heading, die design and progressions have been optimized, resulting in cost-effective and robust processes. Personnel: John Walters, Jim Miller, Chris Fischer. SCOB Paul Schaaf Booth 4029 Sealeze A Unit of Jason, Inc. Tel. 800-787-7325 fax 800-448-2908 industrial@sealeze.com USA Booth 3736 Exhibiting: Sealeze makes a wide range of strip brushes used for mechanical descaling scale, filings and excess coatings from wire, cable and rod. Personnel: Dan Finch, Sam Mattocks, Patrick Fitsgerald, Doug Mattice. Seaway Yarns Limited Tel. 613-933-2770 fax 613-933-1789 rob@seawayyarns.com Canada Booth 1443 Exhibiting: Seaway Yarns Limited is a specialty manufacturer of yarns. Specializing in twisting, air texturing and air entangling, it supplies all yarns used as rip cords, tracers, binders and strength members in a wide range of sizes, put-ups and color. Setic/Gauder Group Tel. 33-477-23-25-55 Fax 33-477-71-10-85 setic@gaudergroup.com France Booth 3209

screening process. Personnel: Edgar Gauder, Christian Pavailler, Doug Sedgwick, Alain Hawaux. Shanghai Great Concord Ind. Corp. Shanghai JinShen Internat’l Co Ltd Tel. 86-21-50470500 Fax 86-21-50470586 james@greatconcord.com China Booth 938 Exhibiting: Shanghai Great Concord Industrial Corporation is an integrated distributor and manufacturer of stainless steel wires for industrial applications throughout world. It is recognized for its ability to supply stainless steel micro wire meeting the most demanding of application in terms of quality, size and material requirements. Its suppliers include highly experienced engineer-led management that has the capability to produce the highest quality performance stainless steel micro wire demanded by our customers. Its continuous commitment to quality and performance results in customers getting the best engineered quality materials on time, every time, at the best possible price. Personnel: James Wong, Jeremy Lee. Shanghai Wangxun Optic Fiber Co. Tel. 86-21-64902222 Fax 86-21-64905220 genegao@shwangxun.com China Booth 1432 Exhibiting: Shanghai Wangxun Optic Fiber Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of raw cable materials, such as coated steel tape, coated aluminum tape, coated copper tape, stainless steel tape and coated stainless steel tape. Personnel: Mr. Gao. Shanghai Yingong WireProducts Booth 126

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Shenzhen Woer Heat-Shrinkable Material Co., Ltd. Tel. 86-755-26627440 Fax 86-755-26620842 trade11@szwoer.com China Booth 1432 Exhibiting: Shenzhen Woer is the largest manufacturer on heat shrinkable polyolefin tubes approved by UL/CSA/ ISO 9001:2000 certificate as well as a

leading manufacturer of cold shrinkable insulation items that are tested by KEMA Lab in China. It has 30 sales branches and the products are being exported to 65 counties! Personnel: Mr. Yu, Mr. He, Ms.Qiu. Shivalik Wires Private Limited Wire Division Tel. 91-1725-076044 Fax 91-1722-655665 info@shivalikwires.com India Booth 137 Exhibiting: Shivalik Wires Private Limited manufactures steel wire and wire products such as low carbon, medium carbon, high carbon, galvanize, wire, etc. Shuster-Mettler Corp Tel. 203-562-3178 fax: 203-562-8525 www.shustermettler.com vetracer@snet.net USA Booth 2710 Exhibiting: Automatic high speed wire Straightening and Cutting Machines and wire Pay-Off reels. These high quality,automatic machines are available for wire diameters from .010" to .750". The Shuster line of wire, tube and shaped stock straighteners will also be exhibited. Personnel: Dennis Polio,Gary Silvestrini, Harvey Straus,Walt Ornella SIKORA Int’l Corp/SIKORA AG Tel. 770-486-1233 fax 770-486-1201 sales@sikora-usa.com USA Booth 3814 Exhibiting: SIKORA will highlight current innovations for 2007 including “Virtual Gauge” technology, X-RAY 2000, X-RAY 8000 NXT, LASER and LUMP Series Triple Axis Diameter and Lump/ Neck devices. Most recent developments for the ECOCONTROL 2000 and 1000 series systems will be on display. The full range of products will be available for review. Personnel: Harry Prunk, Jeff Swinchatt, Sue Lynch, Jhonathan Ruiz, Jennifer Wood, Pat Carney, Irv Baston, Rob Gilanyi, Troy Shaffer, Max Villanueva, Fabio Romano, Rafael Aguirre. Sictra Srl (See GBC Technologies.)


Simple Packaging Solutions LLC (SIMPACKS) Tel. 877-COIL-123 Fax 866-892-8724 sales@simpacks.com USA Booth 4034 Exhibiting: SIMPACKS provides packaging solutions to the wire and cable industry. It supplies automatic coiling machine, wrapping machine, heat shrink packing machine, payoff/take-up, dancer/accumulators and auto palletizing equipment. Its automated equipment is designed to fully satisfy quality, productivity and efficiency expectations. It has innovative integration of proven technology to meet the requirement of packaging machine for U.S and European markets that includes a new design for auto coiling and binding machine with a dual head coiler and auto strapping to increase product quality, reduced downtime and low maintenance cost. Personnel: Hernando Blanco, Ray Yu.

rous and nonferrous applications. Personnel: Carl Sjogren, Ron Garceau.

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SIMAS s.r.l./Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 269-679-3557 fax 269-679-3567 E-mail info@formingsystemsinc.com USA Booth 4023 Exhibiting: SIMAS will provide information on its high-speed retaining ring machines for applications such as transmission, bearings, internal and external installations. A variety of end cutoff shapes are available. SIMAS specializes in ring production from trapezoid shaped materials. Personnel: Dan Bagwell, Tim Weber.

Skaltek, Inc. Tel. 770-449-4263 Fax 770-449-6464 contact@skaltek.com USA Booth 1423 Exhibiting: To make a difference. That is the goal of Skaltek, a leading supplier of machinery to the cable and wire industry. It will present a new solution for highly automated re-winding, designed for distribution centers with high demands of output, many variations of cable types with a highly automated setup. Also, a highly intelligent laying solution that can be applied to many applications as well as a totally new payoff/take up. Material handling is a growing problem and Skaltek would like to show some better alternatives that protect the reel and the product.

SKET Verseilmaschinenbau GmbH Tel. 49-391-40558-0 Fax 49-391-40558-15 E-mail info@sketvmb.de Germany Booth 1629 Exhibiting: SKET will present a range of information about the company’s product lines, which include machinery for producing steel wire ropes, steel cord, pre-stressed concrete wire and strand, telecom cables, energy cables, submarine cables and OPGW cables as well as installation and commissioning. Personnel: Georg Godau, Michael Mösken.

Singleton Reels Booth 2243 Sivaco Wire Group Booth 1032 Sjogren Industries, Inc. Tel. 508-987-3206 fax 508-987-1965 sales@sjogren.com USA Booth 3738 Exhibiting: Sjogren Industries has been providing high quality machinery, tooling and accessories to the wire and cable industry for more than 75 years. Its product line includes wire straighteners, wedge grips, tensile testing jaws, wire guides, and magnetic brakes and clutches to be used in a variety of ferMARCH 2007 163


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S. N. T. N Tel. 33-232-60-65-65 Fax 33-232-30-55-31 E-mail export@sntn.com France Booth 3238

will display a comprehensive line of spools and reels to review. Personnel: David Gluth, Dean West, Allene Sterritt, Jay Swetenburg, Scott Peterson, Fedor Baranov. South African Wire Association Tel. 27-11-4530921 Fax 27-11-4539653 dries@sawa.co.za South Africa Booth 4014

Exhibiting: Société Nouvelle de Tréfilerie Normande (SNTN) produces high-quality, low-carbon steel wire in bright mild steel (.078 to .630) and special steel wire core for copper-cladding processes with the latest technology and backed by over 43 years of expertise and service. Applications include automotive, appliance, construction, furniture, agriculture and DYI, among others. Lines include: Flashwire, chrome/nickel finish, fully well adapted for 2D/3D CNC wire bending machines, with dead cast, no helix and offers uniform mechanical properties; Galvaflash, a shiny galvanized steel wire with excellent weldability as well as good forming and bending properties; Prezinc 500, a corrugated galvanized steel wire; and steel wire core, for copper-cladding process. SOMA AG Booth 4037 Sonoco Crellin Tel. 518-392-2000 fax 518-392-2022 david.gluth@sonoco.com USA Booth 2118 Exhibiting: Sonoco Crellin is an established wire industry supplier of injection molded plastic spools and reels. Sizes range from 1.25 in. spool diameters in the fine wire spool line up to 30 in. diameters in drawing and bunching reels. It also supplies reels designed for specific winding equipment such as the REEL TOUGH(R) Din 630 reel made specifically for 630 bunchers and the new Windak utility spool designed to run on the Windak winding system. It

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Exhibiting: SAWA represents the South African wire industry. The organization’s members would like to make contact with companies wishing to consider South Africa as a business partner for joint ventures, niche products, etc. Personnel: Mike Gordon Turner, Bushy Botha. South Fence Machinery Ltd. Tel. 64-3-3495492 Fax 64-3-3495022 enquiries@southfence.co.nz New Zealand Booth 3636 Exhibiting: South Fence Machinery will have information available on its three types of field fence machines: Fixed Knot, Stiff Stay and Hinge Joint, plus its staple and wire coiling machines. A DVD presentation will show the machines in operation. Personnel: Jerry Dunkley, Martin Neill. Spring Analysis Systems, Inc. Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 269-679-3557 fax 269-679-3567 info@formingsystemsinc.com USA Booth 4023

Exhibiting: SAS, Inc., and Forming Systems, Inc., will exhibit and demonstrate the latest innovations in automatic spring testing, digital imaging for dimensional inspection, and automatic

fatigue testing capabilities. Personnel: Larry Sheiman, Dan Bagwell, Tim Weber. Steeger USA, LLC Tel. 864-472-7000 fax 864-472-7073 info@steegerusa.com USA Booth 3638 Exhibiting: Steeger USA, LLC, provides fine wire braiding and coiling machinery to the medical, electronics, wire and composite materials industries. As a specialist with fine wire and fibers, its machines handle wire sizes down to .0005 and fiber down to 5 denier. Steeger USA also provides customers access to machines for R&D work. Steelmatic Wire Inc. Booth 132 * Sterling Die, Inc. Tel. 800-533-1300 fax 216-267-3356 gerri.lang@sterlingdie.com USA Booth 1008 Exhibiting: Sterling Die has served customers in the fastener industry for over 55 years. Stolberger KMB-Maschinenfabrik GmbH Tel. 49-2402-865580 Fax 49-2402-86558129 info@stolberger.com Germany Booth 2815 Exhibiting: Stolberger GmbH, a machinery supplier to the wire and cable industry, will discuss new developments on display at its booth, which will include co-exhibitor Henrich GmbH. Both companies are well known: Stolberger for high quality stranding machines, caterpillars, takeups and payoffs; Henrich for high-tech wiredrawing machines. Stolberger has delivered a big rigid strander to an American cable maker that has 24 bobbins, dia 700 mm, and is one of the largest such units in the world. It secured a big order from a Middle East customer for manufacturing of OPGWconductors. Personnel: Thomas Johnen, Ingolf Meyer, Paul Leydeckers.


Subec AB Booth 3717 Summit City Enterprises Tel. 260-478-6954 fax 260-747-1355 summitdie@aol.com USA Booth 4220 Exhibiting: Summit City will be showing samples of its full line of natural diamond, PCD and carbide dies. On display will be representative samples of the larger shaped and round dies, up to 2.0 in., that are now available from Summit City. Personnel: Craig Martenson, Byna Martenson, Chris Ferry, Ken Thompson, Lee Thompson, Alejandro Del Arco. Sweed Recycling Machinery Inc. Booth 2638 Sylvin Technologies, Inc. Tel. 717-336-2823 fax 717-336-0546 kathe.killian@sylvin.com USA Booth 2044 Exhibiting: Sylvin Technologies will present information about the custom flexible PVC and PVC alloy compounds it manufactures for wire and cable insulation/jacketing applications. Personnel: Christopher O’Connell, Doug Eby.

T & T Marketing, Inc. Tel. 973-426-0453 fax 973-426-0457 jlarusso@ttmarketinginc.com USA Booth 2702 Exhibiting: T & T Marketing, Inc., founded in 1988, provides sales, distribution and brokerage services to the wire and cable industry. It will provide information on behalf of its clients, namely: Advanced Elastomer Systems, AGC Chemicals Americas, Inc., Borealis Compounds, Firestone, Gendon Polymer Services, Inc., Georgia Gulf Corp., Indianapolis Compounds, Jeneet, Inc., Modern Dispersions, Ultra-Poly and Unigel International. Personnel: Tom Jordan, Tony Dolce, Jim Kamas, Barbara Latta, Ken Strandberg, Bobby Rowland, Craig Shell, Tom O’Brien, Paul Lorigan, Jack Zhelesnik.

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August Strecker GmbH & Co. Kg WAFIOS Machinery Corp. Tel. 203-481-5555 fax 203-481-9854 sales@wafios.com USA Booth 3405 Exhibiting: Resistance buttwelders for ferrous and nonferrous wire and cable. Cold welders for nonferrous buttwelding. Equipment is for solid wires as well as stranded conductors. It has a large range of machines for most applications as well as tailor-made solutions. Personnel: Donald Fisher, Jack Licht.

TAK Enterprises Inc. Booth 2832 Talladega Machinery & Supply Co., Inc. (TMS) Wire Division Tel. 256-480-5124 fax 256-761-9867 wire@tmsco.com USA Booth 2626 Exhibiting: TMS is known for its wire machinery rebuilding for drawing machines, annealers, coilers, take-ups, spoolers, bunchers and stranders. TMS also fabricates: stem packs (wire carriers), mezzanines, annealing towers and cooling troughs. TMS is the appointed representative of Kyocera Wire drawing products for the United States and Mexico. Kyocera will be sharing our booth, and a Kyocera representative will be on hand. Also, call TMS for inplant machinery evaluations, consulting and maintenance agreements. TMS has 24-hour on-site machinery experts on call. Personnel: Gerry Runyan, Greg Daniels. *Talleres Saspi SA Booth 204 Taubensee Steel and Wire Company Tel. 800-459-5101 fax 847-459-5187 kmikkelson@taubensee.com USA Booth 636 Exhibiting: With two locations

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J.J. Lowe Associates Tel: +001 203 730 1943 Fax: +001 203 730 1947 E-mail: jjla-inc@att.net www.pentregroup.com

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(Wheeling, Illinois and Henderson, Kentucky), Taubensee Steel produces low and medium carbon wire, plating quality/bright basic/industrial quality, hard drawn MB Spring wire Class I, galvanized, and pickled rod products in coil and straightened and cut .0475 in. through .750 in. Special packaging and tolerances available. It also produces cold finished bar. Personnel: Dale Taubensee, Vern Abel, Kris Mikkelson, David Westerbeck, Jim Dietmeyer, Brett Sarver, Ed Parcell, Bill Smith. Taymer Industries Tel. 905-479-2614 Fax 905-479-2636 info@taymer.com Canada Booth 3619 Exhibiting: Taymer Industries has been designing and building marking equipment for the wire and cable industry for over 40 years. Its marking product range includes hot foil printers, indent printers, contact printers, ink jet printer solutions and, most recently, sinter printers and laser printers. It will exhibit its HF 2000 hot foil printer, a workhorse of the North American outdoor cable industry that is used continuously at 150m/min in 24x7 facilities, designed for hot foil printing in either one meter or two foot print intervals; its simultaneous top and bottom hot foil printer, the HF 3000, increasingly popular with both power cable manufacturers and fiber optic cable manufacturers; its newly developed print verification system: and the Print View 1400, which will “freeze” an image of a product as it is being produced. Also, information on its Length Rite 1200, Stamp Marker 1000, the Continuous Marker 6000 and a new laser printer and more. Personnel: Craig Girdwood, Steve Godwin. TBE - T. Butler Eng. Ltd.. Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 269-679-3557 Fax 269-679-3567 info@formingsystemsinc.com USA Booth 4023

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Exhibiting: TBE will provide information on its automated wire forming machines. Information will be available on the Multiform and Multibend machines for automated forming of 2D and 3D shapes from wire sizes up to .625 in. TBE specializes in high volume production of complex wire shapes. Personnel: Tim Weber, Dan Bagwell. Team Meccanica SpA Tel. 39-035-0779-700 Fax 39-035-0779-728 salesoffice@teammeccanica.it Italy Booth 2229 Personnel: Giampaolo Adiletta. Techalloy Co./Central Wire Group Booth 832 Technical Marketing Services Booth 3432 Tecna SpA Booth 1638 Teknor Apex Co./Vinyl Division Tel. 800-554-9892 fax 401-729-0166 vinyl@teknorapex.com USA Booth 3409 Exhibiting: Teknor Apex, a supplier of thermoplastic compounds to the wire and cable industry, offers a full range of RoHS compliant, UL Recognized extrusion and molding compounds. Materials include Apex(R) flexible and semi-rigid PVC, Fireguard(R) plenum compounds, Flexalloy(R) UHMW PVC elastomers, Halguard(R) halogen free flame retardant compounds, Vidux(R) and Polydux(R)conductive compounds as well as specialty blends with polyurethane, nitrile rubber and olefins. Personnel: Mike Patel, Jack Loiselle, Chuck Hoover, Debbie Archbold, Greg Lipps, Kevin Hurd.

Teknor Apex/TPE Division Tel. 877-413-9020 fax 401-728-5680 tpe@teknorapex.com USA Booth 3409 Exhibiting: Teknor Apex Company, TPE Division, will present a complete range of thermoplastic elastomer compounds that are RoHS compliant, many UL recognized, suitable for wire insulation, cable jackets and injection molded parts. These include the ELEXAR® TPR, TELCAR® TPE, and UNIPRENE® TPV product families. These exhibit exceptional low temperature flexibility and toughness, excellent electrical characteristics, and operating temperatures of 90°C, 105°C or 125°C. Newly enhanced flame retardant compounds will be presented. These advanced TPE compounds are actively used in portable power cords, robotic and coil cord cables, welding and mining cables, high-flex cables, specialty industrial cables, as well as many molded parts. Several ELEXAR compounds are available from stock, and the TPE products are supplied worldwide from the U.S., U.K., Singapore, and a newly announced China production facility. Personnel: Phil Scadding, Andy Claytor, Keith Saunders, Ben Jones, Hilarie Rubin. Teknor Color Company Tel. 401-725-8000 fax 401-724-8520 info@teknorcolor.com USA Booth 3409

Exhibiting: Teknor Color Company will introduce two new series of color concentrates comprised of 16 colors for PVC and 10 Munsell (R) colors for polyethylene, both series complying with the RoHS requirements specified by the European Union. The concentrates are for use with a wide range of PVC and polyolefin compounds used in the wire and cable industry. Personnel: Anne Upton.


Teurema Booth 2229 Thermoplastics Engineering Corp. Tel. 978-537-8135 Fax 978-537-5484 www.thermoplasticseng.com timd@thermoplasticseng.com USA Booth 2242 Exhibiting: Information highlighting TEC’s complete product line of wire and cable and fiber optic machinery. Personnel: Tim Dacey.

can provide industry standard components as well as custom shapes and sizes. Timco is the North American distributor for G.H. Sachsenroeder’s Gesadur WN trunnion rollers for wire stranding equipment that allows machines to run faster and quieter. Gesaclean cleaning systems and fluid are available to extend trunnion roller life.

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Tensor Machinery Tel. 514-636-3121 Fax 514-636-3288 sales@tensorfiber.com Canada Booth 3823 Exhibiting: Tensor manufactures equipment for the wire and cable industry for both optical fiber and copper cables. It will have information on equipment such as payoffs, coloring lines, stranders, binders, armoring lines, yarn serving, take-ups and complete turn key tube and cable manufacturing lines. Stop by and let Tensor share its latest innovations. Personnel: Ken Luterbach, George Kepes, Ellis Weatherford.

TKT Group Booth 2900 Traxit North America, LLC Tel. 901-761-2750 Fax 901-761-6076 www.traxit_international.com traxna9@bellsouth.net USA Booth 2129 Exhibiting: Traxit North America is the supplier in North America of the TRAXIT line of wire drawing lubricants, precoats and emulsions. Traxit

products are recognized as a world leader in wiredrawing lubricant technology. It concentrates its energy on providing service to its customers and on these products only. Personnel: Hubertus Damm, David Tatum, Richard Lankshear, Aidan Morrissey, Chris Huffman. Troester GmbH & Co. KG Tel. 49-511-8704-0 Fax 49-511-864028 info@troester.de Germany Booth 2835

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Tian Jin Yong Ze Metal Ltd. Booth 237 Tianjin Mei Jia Hua Trade Co. Booth 3041 *Ticho Industries Ltd. Booth 1016 Timco Inc. Tel. 914-736-0206 Fax 914-736-0395 sales@timco-eng.com USA Booth 2704 Exhibiting: Timco manufactures engineered plastic parts and distributes components for wire manufacturing and processing. It can supply all wire industry standard sheaves and can custom manufacture to specs, including custom requirements for plastic components made of nylon, Acetal, PET, compression molded fiber, UHMW, and many other materials. It also sells ceramic and ceramic-coated components and MARCH 2007 169


rates a wire feed unit for the crosswires and a frame magazine, which can be loaded directly from any UMW model or by hand. Personnel: Martin Smith, Tim Busby, John Manning. * Unimatic Engineering Booth 1012

Exhibiting: Troester GmbH, a leading supplier of machines and lines for the global cable manufacturing industry, will present information and new developments in 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. The company’s recently developed new generation of extruders, the extremely efficient and multi-purpose usable PXA series, will also be introduced. Personnel: Thomas Lerch. *Truform Equipment Inc. Booth 1000 Tubular Products Company Tel. 205-241-3400 Fax 205-856-1398 phillips@tubularproducts.com USA Booth 4214 Exhibiting: Tubular Products produces over 200 types of carriers in many standard sizes and offers specialty carriers in many finishes, including hot-rolled, galvanized and stainless steel for annealing furnaces. Tube diameters from 1”, 1 ¼”, 1 5/8” and 2”. It offers extensive processing and value engineering expertise that often proves the key to cost-saving efficiencies and innovative wire packaging solutions. Personnel: Bill Phillips, Steve Brown. Tulsa Power, LLC Tel. 918-584-1000 Fax 918-584-3421 sales@tulsapower.com USA Booth 3834

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Exhibiting: Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Tulsa Power, with 34 years of manufacturing experience, is a leading wire and cable handling equipment manufacturer. It designs and builds a wide range of material-handling equipment that includes: payoffs, take-ups, accumulators, cabling lines, linear measurers, caterpillars, coilers, rewind/test lines, twinner/quadders, concentric and eccentric taping lines, spiral striping machines and control upgrades and many specialty items. The photo is of a high-speed rewind system made by Tulsa Power, one of its many available take-up and payoff designs. Personnel: Jim Miller, Ethan Allen, Chris Rekieta. Ultimation Machines Ltd.. Tel. 44-1306-712205 Fax 44-1306-713182 sales@ultimat.com U.K. Booth 2407D

Exhibiting: Ultimation Machines will display the latest developments in its range of two axes wire forming machines, suitable for making supermarket shelving and point of purchase displays, etc. It will exhibit the well proven umw-65 , now with an increased wire range of 2.00 to 8.00mm. Fitted with an automatic frame unloading system and working in conjunction with the new UCW-65 automatic cross wire welding machine, it is designed for automatic welding of cross support wires into frames used in the manufacture of refrigerator/oven shelves and air filter frames. It incorpo-

United Wire Co., Inc. Tel. 800-840-9481 fax 203-752-1762 www.unitedwirecompany.com unitedwire@aol.com USA Booth 1036 Exhibiting: Manufacturers of flat wire, shaped wire, and square wire in stainless steels, carbon steels, nickel bases, and copper alloys. Personnel: Bob Swanson Jr., Peter Swanson, David Hitchcock, Bryan Hitchcock, Christopher McLaughlin, Paul Curcuruto. Unitek North America Inc. Booth 2413 * Universal Punch Corp. Booth 912 Uniwire International, Ltd.. Tel. 212-688-1565 fax 212-688-2311 info@uniwire.com USA Booth 829 Exhibiting: Uniwire is a long product marketing and trading company specializing in wire rod, wire, pipe and other wire specialty products. Personnel: Jonathan Tulkoff, Daniel Deutsch, Dale Duensing. UPCAST OY Tel. 358-20-7577-400 Fax 358-20-7577-401 sales@upcast.com Finland Booth 2735 Exhibiting: UPCAST® is the original upward continuous casting system for oxygen-free copper and copper alloy wire rods. This technology today is used in more than 160 installed units worldwide. Typical capacities range from 2000 to 40,000 TPA of 8 mm-30 mm oxygen-free copper and copper alloy wire rod. This year, for the first time in USA, UPCAST exhibits in Cleveland as an independent company


Urbano Associates Tel. 727-863-4700 fax 727-863-4711 www.urbanoassociates.com urbassoc@verizon.net USA Booth 1835 Exhibiting: Urbano Associates is the contact in North and South America for T Fukase & Co./Hakusan Heat Pressure Welders (Sales & Parts). It also represents the Marldon Group’s Rolling

Ring Traverses and chalkers in the same countries (sales and service). Urbano Associates also buys/sells/liquidates/appraisals used wire and cable equipment. Personnel: Anthony L. Urbano. U.S. Synthetic Wire Die Tel. 801-235-9001 Fax 801-235-9141 wiredie@ussynthetic.com USA Booth 4215

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presenting new features, such as improvements in casting machine design and cooler design enabling even better rod quality for multiwire and fine wire drawers. Also, real-life results from multiwire and fine wire drawers using the highly drawable UPCAST rod: wire breaks have been cut in half while being able to run fine and multiwire drawing machines at their full speeds. Personnel: Timo Kuusisto, Juan Carlos Bodington.

Exhibiting: US Synthetic Wire Die is the only wire die manufacturer and distributor that also presses its own polycrystalline diamond (PCD) nibs. Pressing the diamond core and finishing the die to exact specifications gives customers a high-performance, long-

lasting product that draws more pounds of wire per dollar. Its full line of PCD dies will be displayed. Personnel: Joe Memmott, Ken Jensen, Rich Ladd. *USA Carbide Tooling Booth 508 Vandor Corporation Booth 4219

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* Videx Machine Engineering Ltd. Tel. 972-3-536-4801 Fax 972-3-536-4802 videx@videx.co.il Israel Booth 212 Exhibiting: On site: high speed planetary thread roller with supported spindle, Model VA-20-ES (M16), for hitensile threaded fasteners,featuring a “Controlled Introduction” system for rolling “lap-free” threads. A 5/8” wire straighten and cutoff, Model VC-25MS, with patented mechanical servodrive, that offers unlimited length capability and high speed production with quick-change gages. Introducing Videx’s new line of straightening, cutoff and end turning machines, available with 1, 2, or 3 stations. A demo “EndTurning” station will be exhibited. Personnel: Yair Wiesenfeld, Fred Barbarotto, Mike Caesar. Vitari spa Tel. 39-035-528-900 Fax 39-035-528-999 s.vitari@vitari.com Italy Booth 2229 Exhibiting: For more than 80 years, Italy’s Vitari has manufactured wire straightening and cutting-off machinery, including advanced automatic models complete with motorized payoffs and collecting benches. It also supplies machinery for making barbed wire, chain link fencing, hexagon wire mesh and dress-hangers as well as all the necessary ancillary equipment. Personnel: Mario Vitari, Vittorio Mion.

Vollmer America, Inc. Tel. 860-824-5157 fax 860-824-0682 info@vollmeramerica.com USA Booth 3615

Exhibiting: Vollmer America has a long and successful history of supplying technology for in-line measurement of flat and special shaped wires. Both thickness and width can be measured in the same gauge structure or separate gauges can be supplied. Gauges to measure the depth of a groove or the thickness at a specific point are also fabricated. Gauges have been made for wire with profiles as small as 0.001 X 0.003 inch up to those with 0.350 X 1.000 inch and more. The gauges may be connected to Vollmer’s line of data acquisition and analysis software including full SPC and FFT analysis packages. Personnel: Dick Pechie. WAFIOS Machinery Corporation Tel. 203-481-5555 fax 203-481-9854 sales@wafios.com USA Booth 3405 Exhibiting: WAFIOS will demonstrate: a BM 41L CNC wire bending machine for up to .315 (8.0mm) steel wire diameter; SR 315 high speed rotary straight-

CONNECT WITH A WORLD OF WIRE & CABLE SOLUTIONS. RELY . ON THE LEADER. Headquartered in Northeast Ohio, no one provides the breadth of polymer solutions for the global wire & cable industry as PolyOne.

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ening and cutting machine for up to .315 (8.0mm) steel wire diameter; Strecker resistance buttwelders for ferrous and nonferrous wire and strand; and Hezel shears for burr free cutting of bar stock. Personnel: Goetz Arndt, Donald Fisher, Fred Yonkers, Michael Rief, Robert Tichauer, Jack Licht, Dan Tetreault. WAFIOS Umformtechnik GmbH Formatech, Kieserling, Hilgeland, Nutap, National Tel. 203-481-5555 Fax 203-481-9854 tichauer@wafios.de Germany/USA Booth 1014 Exhibiting: WAFIOS AG, Germany, world leader in the design and manufacture of wire and tube processing equipment, is intensifying activities in the field of miniature cold forming in North America after an enormously successful launch in Europe at wire Dusseldorf. At IFE, it will demonstrate a revolutionary 8-station micro forming center combining cold heading, thread rolling and milling operations to produce ready-to use, miniature slotted head screws at an unparalleled rate of 400 finished parts a minute. It has brought such renowned manufacturers of cold forming equipment as HILGELAND, NUTAP and FORMATECH under one roof and has combined this broad expertise with its own experience of more than 110 years to provide unmatched value and performance. All machines are state-of-the-art designs and manufactured to the high-est stan-


Wardwell Braiding Machine Co. Tel. 401-724-8800 Fax 401-723-2690 sales@wardwell.com USA Booth 4018 Exhibiting: Wardwell will be exhibiting the Dratex 1616C braiding machine, its first model being manufactured in China. Wardwell will also show a new braiding machine capable of applying two layers of braid in a single pass, as well as the W8-905-2 a 2spindle semi automatic bobbin winder with static pay-off. Personnel: John Tomaz, Bob Foisy, David Farnum, Luigi Radaelli, Paul Samek.

USA Booth 3010 Exhibiting: WCISA is a Supporting Sponsor of Interwire 2007, and many WCISA members are exhibiting at the show. WCISA is a nonprofit corporate membership organization open to suppliers of wire and cable machinery and equipment, materials, process accessories and controls. Members are based or have an established subsidiary in North America. WCISA’s mission is to promote its members’ products and services by providing its members with representation, networking/social opportunities and services at wire and cable trade events and conferences. The new WCISA 2007 Member Directory & Product Listing containing contact information, company descrip

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dards of technology and accuracy. WMC Wafios Machinery Corp., Branford, Connecticut, provides sales and assistance to ensure comprehensive market coverage and rapid service response. Personnel: Robert Tichauer, Joachim Dienst, Heiko Hofmeister.

tions and product data for all WCISA member companies will be available for free during Interwire 2007. Personnel: Michael McNulty.

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Warner Electric/Wichita Clutch Tel. 815-389-3771 Fax 815-389-3928 info@warnerelectric.com USA Booth 2811

Exhibiting: Warner Electric offers a complete line of tensioning products including permanent magnet and magnetic particle brakes and clutches, load cells, sensors and analog and digital tension controls. Warner Electric offers the solution for all tensioning needs, from the smallest of strands and wire to the heaviest of cables. Personnel: Carl Brehm. Jim Demetra, Mike Scott, Bruce Becker. Watson Parts & Service Booth 4006 WCISA, Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Assoc. Tel. 330-864-2122 Fax 330-864-5298 E-mail info@wcisa.org MARCH 2007 173


Weber & Scher Mfg. Co., Inc. Tel. 908-236-8484 fax 908-236-7001 E-mail webscher@webscher.com USA Booth 3417

RF coaxial cables, optical fiber cables and power cables. Personnel: J. William Scher, Gregory K. Scher, Dean Zhang. Welding Wire Machineries Srl Booth 3229 Whitelegg Machines Ltd.. Forming Systems, Inc. Tel. 269-679-3557 fax 269-679-3567 info@formingsystemsinc.com USA Booth 4023

Exhibiting: Weber & Scher, now in its 91st year of operation, will display equipment from its production range that includes: cable filling and smooth/corrugated metal tape shielding/armoring systems, cable payoff and take-up systems, cable accumulation systems, concentric and eccentric taping heads (see photo), caterpillar capstans, as well as continuous seam welded metal tape sheathing and corrugating systems for producing CATV cables,

Exhibiting: Whitelegg Machines will

be exhibiting its CFM series of wire forming and welding machines. The CFM machines are known for their efficiency and ease of use for production of 2D shapes, frames, rings, and automated butt welding. Personnel: Bruce Bessinger, Dan Bagwell. Windak Booth 3829 Windings, Inc./REELEX Tel. 845-878-7878 fax 845-878-7884 sales@reelex.com USA Booth 2213 Exhibiting: Windings’ 30 years of wire packaging experience provides customers with unique, user friendly and ecological solutions for wire packaging needs. It will display its complete line of REELEX packaging systems and machinery via video screen and catalogues. Windings offers coiling machines, automated boxing systems, low tension accumulators, motorized

Wire Lab Company Mechanical Descaling Machinery For almost 40 years Wire Lab Company has been developing and manufacturing innovative, industrial quality mechanical descaling systems serving the steel wire industry. Look to WILCO for the best quality and the best value in Mechanical Descaling Systems today. •Five standard models available •Two models with automatic brushing •Lubricant precoating available •Heavy duty components •All models operator friendly •Call us for details Interwire Booth2623 Wire Lab Company Model 1250 Automatic Brush Descaling System -

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15300 Industrial Parkway Cleveland, OH 44135 USA PH. 216-362-0800 FX. 216-433-0007 www.wirelab.com e-mail@wirelab.com


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Machines for the Wire Industry: All types of wire drawing machines, spoolers, coilers, and accessories. Equipment for the Wire and Wire Cold Rolling Industry: Descalers, coating, cold rolling cassettes, rod payoff equipment. Machinery and Equipment for the Steel Wire Rope and Strand Industries: Stranders, bunchers, closers, for wire rope, strand, and steel-cord plus complete PC strand lines. Leading manufacturer of Pointing Machines and Handling Equipment for Wire, Bars, Rods and Tubes: Roll pointers, swagers, milling pointers. Machinery and Engineering for the Wire Industry: Wet drawing machines, process payoff and takeup equipment including: liveblock and deadblock coilers, continuous-run spoolers. Wire Surface Treatment Plants: In-line electrolytic pickling and ultrasonic cleaning plants, in-line and batch chemical pickling and coating plants, plating lines, phosphating lines, and accessories. High quality wire drawing dies and die reworking machinery Complete OEM Services:  Service  Spare Parts  Consultation


payoffs and more to a wide range of wire, cable and fiber optic products. An industry standard for decades, REELEX continues to increase market acceptance as the preferred package of end users and manufacturers alike. Recent improvements in machinery and packaging will be emphasized at the booth, including miniature REELEX coils and extremely low cost packaging

options. Personnel: Tom Copp, Carol Swanson, Carolyn Edwards, Tim Copp. Wire & Cable Asia Magazine Tel. 44-1926-334137 paul.b@intras.co.uk U.K. Booth 2407 Exhibiting: The only wire trade publication regularly published in Chinese

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and English languages. Every two months, 8,900 copies of each issue are circulated world-wide to an unrivaled readership encompassing managers, buyers, specifiers and engineers throughout North and South East Asia. Apart from having the largest circulation of any wire related journal in Asia, the magazine provides the advertiser and reader with in-depth knowledge and penetration of the Chinese speaking markets. Providing news on new technology, processing techniques and developments within the wire and cable industry. Wire & Cable Asia is the constant representative in the Pacific Rim and Asia. Personnel: Paul Browne, David Bell, Caroline Sullens. Wire & Cable India 2008 (See Confederation of Indian Industry Trade Fairs.) Wire & Cable Technology Int’l Tel. 330-864-2122 fax 330-864-5298 mcnulty@wiretech.com USA Booth 3010

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LOWER YOUR BAR & TUBE INSPECTION COSTS The new NOVAFLUX Flux Leakage Testing System, from Prüftechnik NDT, provides huge cost savings in the testing, inspection and production of black and bright metal bars and seamless tube: • With high-speed ultra-sensitive test • With EddyTech Systems as your capabilities, the NOVAFLUX System authorized North American finds cracks as small as 0.1 mm in Distributor for parts and service, depth, dramatically reducing you also benefit from over 40 customer claims. years of experience and proven system support – before, during • With pricing that is substantially and after the sale. less than the competition, count on the NOVAFLUX System to provide Internationally call Prüftechnik NDT GmbH: Tel: 089-99616-0 or www.pruftechnik.com you a rapid payback.

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In North America call EddyTech Systems: Tel: 440-234-4809 or www.eddytech.com

Exhibiting: WCTI is a bimonthly international technical magazine for manufacturers, processors, distributors and users of all types of electrical, communication and mechanical wire and cable including fiber optic cable. The print edition is delivered to readers in more than 100 countries, and the digital edition is available free at www.wiretech.com. Additional publications include the annual WCTI Buyers’ Guide, and the OVERVIEW business and market newsletter which is published 18 times per year. Magazine subscriptions are free to wire and cable industry professionals, the newsletter by paid subscription. The March/April 2007 WCTI and the May 7 OVERVIEW newsletter will be free at the booth; the Buyers’ Guide can be bought. Also, information on advertising and editorial opportunities.


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Lippincott, Michael McNulty, Tom Hutchinson. wire 2008/Messe Düsseldorf North America Tel. 312-781-5180 fax 312-781-5188 erowe@mdna.com USA Booth 3742 Exhibiting: Exhibitor and visitor information for four international wire and cable trade shows: wire 2008 (March 31-April 4, 2008 in Düsseldorf, Germany), wire Southeast Asia 2007 (October 16-18, 2007 in Bangkok, Thailand), wire Russia 2007 (May 2831, 2007 in Moscow, Russia) and wire China 2008 (September 23-26, 2008 in Shanghai, China). Wire Association International Wire Journal International Tel. 203-453-2777 fax 203-453-8384 sfetteroll@wirenet.org USA exh. floor Exhibiting: The association’s range of publications, products and services, including: Wire Journal International and The Wire Journal International 2007 Reference Guide; a range of association technical books, technical reports and videos; information and forms for upcoming WAI events, including Wire 07 Bologna, November 5-7, Bologna, Italy; as well as information on WAI membership options, the WAI chapter network and the WAI’s Internet site and Wire Expo 2008 booth availability. Personnel: Janice Swindells, Marc Murray, Chip Marsh, Jan Valois, Chuck Szymaszek, Livia Jacobs, Dave LaValley. Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp. Tel. 860-583-4646 fax 860-589-5707 sales@wireandplastic.com USA Booth 2223

Exhibiting: Wire & Plastic Machinery Corp. is the world’s largest dealer of

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secondhand wire and cable machinery. The featured highlight will be a multi media presentation of recently acquired machinery from a state-of-the art fiber optic cable, data-com cable manufacturing facilities, low- voltage cable and power cable plants. Examples of rebuilt and checked operational machinery will be on display. Also showcased will be the company’s updated interactive website for visitors to perform searches from individual items to complete lines. Knowledgeable sales staff and technical personnel will be available to assist booth visitors. Personnel: Rick Narang, Rahul Sachdev, Greg Malcervelli, David Forber, Denis Godin, Rishi Narang.

magazine can help companies find new buyers. Personnel: Amir Subasic, Gia Marie Gorbold.

Wire Forming Technology Int’l Tel. 330-864-2122 fax 330-864-5298 info@wireformingtech.com USA Booth 3010 Exhibiting: WFTI is a quarterly international technical magazine for manufacturers, distributors and users of all types of springs, wire formed products, rebar products and wire mesh. It covers the machines, material and accessories use to make a wide variety of wire products including springs, wire forms, welded wire products, rebar forms, fencing, wire mesh, etc. Subscriptions are free to wire forming industry professionals. The Spring 2007 issue will be free at the booth along with information on advertising and editorial opportunities. Personnel: Job Lippincott, Chip Lippincott, Michael McNulty, Tom Hutchinson.

Exhibiting: WILCO manufactures five standard models of mechanical descaling systems from low-cost, basic reverse bend units up to advanced wire brush descalers with completely automatic control of the brush pressure. WILCO’s large rod descaler will process up to 19 mm diameter rod. Widely used WILCO pressure die holders and lubricant applicators simply and effectively maximize lubrication during the wiredrawing operation. Personnel: Bob Fulop, Rob Fulop, Al Luikart.

Wire Industry + www.equip4wire.com Tel. 44-1727-814-400 Fax 44-1727-814-501 advertising@wireindustry.com U.K. Booth 4216

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Wire Lab Company Tel. 216-362-0800 fax 216-433-0007 e-mail@wirelab.com USA Booth 2623

Wire Machine Systems Tel. 260-483-9269 fax 260-484-0515 sales@wire-machine.com USA Booth 2232 Exhibiting: WMS is a leading supplier of equipment and supplies to the wire and cable industry. It will exhibit stateof-the-art surface treatment and coating equipment for normal steel and cold heading quality material. Also, a barrel coiler (for steel, Al and alloy wire), pointing and stringing-up machines, steel wiredrawing and stranding reels, reel tippers and handling equipment, precision diameter and profile measuring equipment as well as a wide range of replacement parts for European equipment. Personnel: Bo Knueppel, Jay Griffith, Mike Gawronski, Stefan Richter, Joerg Gerhard, Karsten Bock.


Witels Albert USA/Witels ApparateMachinen Albert GmbH Tel. 410-228-8383 fax 410-228-1813 info@witels-albert-usa.com USA Booth 3710

Exhibiting: Witels Albert will display its line of conventional wire, tube, cable and strip straightening units/semi-automatic straightening units/automatic straightening units/computerized tool/straightening machines/systems for wire diagnosis/straightening rolls/decoil straightening units/wire, tube, cable and strip guiding units/guide rolls/feeding units/length meters/cable strippers/preforming heads. Personnel: Bob Flower, Marcus Paech. Woodburn Diamond Die, Inc. Tel. 260-632-4217 fax 260-632-4388 tsieger@woodburndd.com USA Booth 2619 Exhibiting: Woodburn Diamond Die will display single crystal and PCD dies as well as tungsten carbide dies. Its product line includes dies for drawing, bunching, stranding, enameling, extruding and guides. It specializes in multiwire matched elongated sets. Personnel: Rex Farver, Bill Schwehn, Terry Sieger.

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Wire World Internet Tel. 519-754-0998 fax 519-759-8190 paul@wireworld.com Canada Booth 1642 Exhibiting: Wire World provides a premier online directory to the wire and cable industry. For 11 years this portal has been driving leads to wire and cable industry suppliers. With over 18,000 registered users from 147 countries, it is a valuable resource, with daily news, event listings, product releases and company highlights. Personnel: Paul Douwes, Jaqueline Douwes.


Worth Steel and Machinery, Inc. Tel. 708-388-6300 Fax 708-388-6467 rbender@worthsteel.com USA Booth 934 Exhibiting: Worth Steel is a steel wire warehouse that stocks low carbon wire in bright basic, galvanized and annealed. It distributes wire in carriers, coils and straighten and cut from 1” to 20’, ranging in diameters from .047 to .625. Worth will display wire with “better than standard” tolerances, as well as a slide show of current used fabricating equipment for sale. Updated lists of this equipment will also be available. Personnel: Bill Bender, Jim DeGrado, Bob Bender, Joe Micklin.

tooling including recess punches, gages, hammers, pins and cut-off knives as well as casings, adapters and an extensive exhibit of fastener recess styles that include Phillips, Pozidriv, Mortorq, Torq-set, Phillips Square-Driv, Hexlobe, Torx and ACR will be highlighted .Wrentham Tool is an ISO 9001:2000 registered company. Personnel: James Ehrhardt, Sandy Lundy, Robert Croteau.

Wrentham Tool Products Phillips Screw Company Affiliate Tel. 508-966-2332 Fax 508-966-2326 jehrhardt@wrenthamtool.com USA Booth 709 Exhibiting: Wrentham Tool Products will display a complete line of header

Wyrepak Industries Inc. Tel. 860-632-5477 Fax 860-632-5775 www.wyrepak com wyrepakdave@yahoo.com USA Booth 2713

WRCA Wire Booth 1338 * Wrentham Tool Products Booth709

Exhibiting: Wyrepak will display a full range of payoff equipment featuring the most simple and economical payoff system. Also, spool caps and tension brushes made to fit spools from sizes 6 in. (150 mm) to 49 in. (1250 mm). Easy installation, easy operation. Wyrepak will also display its belt-wrapped tension capstan and a full range of precision guide pulleys. Personnel: Dave Monighetti, Ray Browne. Ya Sih Technology Co., Ltd. Tel. 886-2-2680-5933 Fax 886-2-2680-4926 sales@yasih.com.tw Taiwan Booth 4034

DIE FLEX XA THE NEXT GENERATION OF DIE EQUIPMENT Die Quip’s new Die Flex XA is the next generation of die finishing machinery that can do the work of 3 polishing or sizing heads. Robotic die changing and removable magazines give it the flexibility to work the angle, bearing or both without handling dies. Touchscreen control is easy to use and quick to learn.

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Exhibiting: Ya Sih Technology, a manufacturer and supplier of packaging machines to the world’s cable factories, will exhibit its latest invention: an auto coiling and binding machine and dual head coiler at Interwire 2007. Visitors will be surprised how great this highperformance machinery technology can improve a company’s cable packaging processes. Personnel: Eric Hung. Yield Management Corporation Tel. 413-262-8863 bbrown@yieldmanagementcorp.com USA Booth 3539 Exhibiting: YMC specializes in braiding machinery, bobbin winding machinery and Wardwell replacement parts. Productivity enhancement accessories include low bobbin detector systems for braiding, stranding and payoff machines. Factory production monitor-


ing and reporting software is also featured. Personnel: Bob Brown, Scott Leven.

YR Products Booth 1142 Zapp USA Booth 1029 Zhejiang Minmetals Booth 1138 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group Tel. 86-512-68150395 Fax 86-512-68213756 williamlu@jsmail.com.cn China Booth 3441

Exhibiting: Zhongchen Cable Materials Group is one of China’s largest cable materials suppliers. Its six factories that produce different series of materials for wire and cable industries, with exports to Southeast Asia, Middle East areas, South America and some European countries since year 2003, including to some well-known cable manufacturers. Products mainly include: crosslinkable polyethylene & semi-conductive screen; automotive wire & cable material series; galvanized steel tape; copper and mica Tape; waterblocking and semi-conductive tape; FRP/GRP; PP filler yarn & binder yarn; LSOH compound; and Nylon 6 & Nylon 11 for wire and cable jacketing. It provides good materials at competitive prices with considerate service. Personnel: William Liu, Charlotte Chen. Zumbach Electronics Corp. Tel. 914-241-7080 fax 914-241-7096 sales@zumbach.com USA Booth 2013 Exhibiting: Zumbach’s broad range of measurement and control systems for wire insulating and jacketing, wire drawing and rod mill applications. An extensive range of proven measurement

solutions and the latest technological advancements will be demonstrated: ODAC laser diameter scanners; WALLMASTER ultrasonic wall thickness measurement and control system; ODEX laser/magnetic non-contact concentricity gauge; ZUMBACH/WST preheaters and temperature sensors; PROFILEMASTER non-contact laser/camera profile measurement systems; and more. Personnel: Sven Naegeli, Keith Donahue, Kevin Weaver, Orlando Martinez, Tim Moore, Jim Fox, Ernest Henzi, Ryan Cahill, Christine Matthias, Sara Chrysandreas.

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EXHIBITORS PRODUCT DIRECTORY Air Wipes Balloffet Die Corporation . . . . . . . . . .3235 Cable Consultants Corp . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Candor Sweden AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941 Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 T Fukase & Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Heany Ind Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2720 Huestis Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1823 Le Four Industriel Belge SA FIB . . . .3836 Merritt Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 Parkway-Kew Corporation . . . . . . . . .2729 QED Wire Lines Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1938 Urbano Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 Aluminum and Al Alloys Beneke Wire Company . . . . . . . . . . . . .736 Global Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 SARK-USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423 Shanghai Wangxun Optic Fiber Co . .1432 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . .3441 Aluminum Wire Mfg Beneke Wire Company . . . . . . . . . . . . .736 Engineered Machinery/Macbee . . . . .2700 FSP-one, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 Global Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Queins & Co GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Foreign Trade Corp/Haidian District . .236 Annealing Atmospheres Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . .741 Fabritex Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2142 Le Four Industriel Belge SA FIB . . .3836 HyRadix, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1641 RAD-CON Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2629 Annealing Equipment Buhler USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3741 Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . .741 Engineered Machinery/MACBEE . . . . 2700 EuroDraw Energy SpA . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 HOWAR Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Le Four Industriel Belge SA . . . . . . . .3836 Lesmo Machinery America, Inc . . . . .2204 Mathiasen Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3720 Niehoff Endex North America Inc . . .3423 Plasmait Gmbh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 QED Wire Lines Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1938 RAD-CON Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2629 Radyne Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2808 SAMP USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . .2626 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Assembly Systems Barbarotto International Machinery . . .512

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Foerster Instruments, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .342 Sealeze A Unit of Jason, Inc . . . . . . . .3736 Associations American Wire Producers Association .337 Confederation of Indian Industry . . . .3142 Industrial Fasteners Institute (IFI) . . . .506 International Wire & Machinery Association (IWMA) . . . . . . . . . . . .2407 South African Wire Association . . . . .4014 Wire and Cable Industry Suppliers Association (WCISA) . . . . . . . . . . . . .3010 Wire Association International/WJI . .Floor Automation Equipment AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 Automation Devices, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .120 Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . .741 Design & Engineering LLC . . . . . . . .4034 Engineered Controls System Inc . . . .2443 FACTS, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 Foerster Instruments, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .342 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Ideal Welding/Clifford Welding . . . . .1623 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 Pave Automation Design . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Sealeze A Unit of Jason, Inc . . . . . . . .3736 Simple Packaging Solutions . . . . . . .4034 TBE - T Butler Eng Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Wire World Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1642 Ya Sih Technology Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . .4034 Belts Rainbow Rubber & Plastics . . . . . . . .4225 Blank and Part Feeders Automation Devices, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .120 Cometo snc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Manufacturing Solutions, Inc . . . . . . . .702 Bolt and Nut Making Machinery AMBA (Aachener Maschinenbau) . . . .412 Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co . . . . .818 Manufacturing Solutions, Inc . . . . . . . .702 Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . .818 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Bolt Makers AMBA (Aachener Maschinenbau) . . . .412 Barbarotto International Machinery . . .512 Sacma Machinery Corporation . . . . . . .804 Foreign Trade Corp/Haidian District . .236 Power Sonics/Magnus Eqt . . . . .3811, 612 Shivalik Wires Private Limited . . . . . . .137 Braiders Niehoff Endex North America . . . . . .3423 Wardwell Braiding Machine Co . . . . .4018

Braiding and Weaving Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . .2605 Easen Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738 Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 Gavlick Machinery Corporation . . . . .2719 The Hilliard Corporation . . . . . . . . . .1841 Nevatia Steel & Alloys Pvt Ltd . . . . . .936 Steeger USA, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3638 Wire World Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1642 Yield Management Corporation . . . . .3539 Brakes and Clutches The Hilliard Corporation . . . . . . . . . .1841 MAGPOWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2602 Sjogren Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3738 Warner Electric/Wichita Clutch . . . . .2811 Bunchers - Bows Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . .2738 Frontier Composites and Castings . . .3733 Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Lesmo Machinery America, Inc . . . . .2204 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Niagara Composites Industries Inc . . .2632 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 OM Lesmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Pourtier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Setic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Bunchers - Machinery Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . .2738 CM Caballe, SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3806 Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . .2605 Dynamex Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .3713 Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Lesmo Machinery America, Inc . . . . .2204 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Niehoff Endex North America Inc . . .3423 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 OM Lesmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Pourtier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Queins & Co GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Roteq Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2829 SAMP USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023 Setic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 SKET GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1629 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . . .2626 Thermoplastics Engineering Corp . . .2242 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Cable Accessories Easen Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738 Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 Huestis Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1823 Sealeze A Unit of Jason, Inc . . . . . . . .3736 Shenzhen Woer Heat-Shrinkable Mat .1432 Shi Jiazhuang Kingway Metal Prod . .1142 Cable Jacket Strippers Witels Albert USA, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .3710


Chain Making Machinery Fortune Machinery Company, Inc . . .1633 Gavlick Machinery Corporation . . . . .2719 Vitari Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Chemicals and Coatings ASB Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2444 Aztech Lubricants LLC . . . . . . . . . . .1941 Condat Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1933 Condat SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1933 Crown Technology, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .3537 Gem Gravure Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2218 Heany Ind Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2720 JJI Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4209 MacDermid Incorporated . . . . . . . . . .1833 Parkway-Kew Corporation . . . . . . . . .2729 Power Sonics/Magnus Eqp . . . . .3811, 612 Traxit North America, LLC . . . . . . . .2129 Wire Industry/wwwequip4wirecom . .4216 Cleaning and Plating Chemicals/Systems Aztech Lubricants LLC . . . . . . . . . . .1941 Boockmann GmbH/Slover Group . . .1038 Candor Sweden AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941 Galvacor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 Heatbath Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .1932 MacDermid Incorporated . . . . . . . . . .1833 Process Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2810 QED Wire Lines Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1938 RichardsApex Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3626 Cold Forming Machinery/tooling AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 All Forming Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . .1242 Barbarotto International Machinery . . .512 Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co . . . . .818 Enkotec Company, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .4000 Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Huestis Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1823 Numalliance/Numamerica . . . . . . . . .2000 Pressure Welding Machinery . . . . . . .1823 Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . .818 Reg-Ellen Machine Tool Corp . . . . . . .400 RTM Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704 Sacma Machinery Corporation . . . . . . .804 Videx Machine Engineering Ltd . . . . . .212 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Wire Industry/wwwequip4wirecom . .4216 Cold Headers AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 AMBA (Aachener Maschinenbau) . . . .412 Cemanco LC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co . . . . .818 Numalliance/Numamerica . . . . . . . . .2000 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . .818 Sacma Machinery Corporation . . . . . . .804 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405

Cold Pressure Welding August Strecker GmbH & Co Kg . . . .3405 T Fukase & Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 Urbano Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Wire Industry/wwwequip4wirecom . .4216

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Capstans Parkway-Kew Corporation . . . . . . . . .2729

Compounds, Thermoplastic Domeks Makine Limited . . . . .2238, 2438 JJI Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4209 PolyOne Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .1632 Setic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Sylvin Technologies, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .2044 T & T Marketing, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2702 Teknor Apex Company . . . . . . . . . . . .3409 Teknor Color Company . . . . . . . . . . . .3409 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . .3441 Compounds, Thermoset PolyOne Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .1632 T & T Marketing, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2702 Teknor Apex Company . . . . . . . . . . . .3409 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . .3441 Computer Hardware/Software AXIS Computer Systems, Inc . . . . . . .3008 Base Ten Consulting/Software Inc . . . .841 Data M Software GmbH . . . . . . . . .2407B Metal Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . .606 Proton Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 Scientific Forming Tech Corp . . . . . . . .700 Witels Albert USA, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .3710 Continuous Casting Machinery and Auxiliary Equipment

Mathiasen Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3720 Properzi International . . . . . . . . . . . . .3600 UPCAST OY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2735 Wire World Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1642 Copper and Copper Alloys CN Wire Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1232 Copperweld Bimetallics, LLC . . . . . .1032 FSP-one, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 Global Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Leoni Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1229 MacDermid Incorporated . . . . . . . . . .1833 MAGPOWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2602 Radcliff Wire, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432 SARK-USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423 Sarkuysan AS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423 UPCAST OY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2735 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . .3441 Copper Wire Processing AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 Boockmann GmbH/Slover Group . . .1038 Central Wire/Tech Alloy . . . . . . . . . . . .832 CN Wire Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1232 IWG/High Perf Conductors . . . . . . . .1223 Leoni Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1229 MacDermid Incorporated . . . . . . . . . .1833 Power Sonics/Magnus Eqp . . . . .3811, 612 Radcliff Wire, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432 SAMP USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023

Crossheads and Extrusion Tooling ACM AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Balloffet Die Corporation . . . . . . . . . .3235 Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 GENCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 Huestis Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1823 Microdia, Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . .3429 Pressure Welding Machiness . . . . . . .1823 Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 Troester GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . .2835 Crosslinking Equipment E-BEAM Services, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .2041 Maillefer SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2200 Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 Descaling, Cleaning and Plating Equipment Boockmann GmbH/Slover Group . . .1038 Candor Sweden AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941 Cheng I LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1441 Drawing Technology, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .220 ECD Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932 EVG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Fabritex Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2142 Fortune Machinery Company, Inc . . .1633 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 HOWAR Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . .2823 OM Frigerio Mario & C Srl . . . . . . . .2823 Ernst Koch /Morgan Koch . . . . . . . . .4031 MacDermid Incorporated . . . . . . . . . .1833 Plasmait Gmbh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 QED Wire Lines Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1938 Rockford Manufacturing Group . . . . .1018 Sealeze, A Unit of Jason, Inc . . . . . . .3736 Wire Lab Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2623 Wire Machine Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 WTHK - GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3623 Die Grinding and Finishing Equipment Canterbury Engineering Company . . .2018 Conoptica AS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3629 Die Quip Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2113 Heritage Wire Die Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .1830 Mikrotek Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .1935 OSG Tap & Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1008 Sanxin Wire Die, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4043 Dies and Die Compounds Ace American Wire Die Co . . . . . . . .3632 Balloffet Die Corporation . . . . . . . . . .3235

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Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 ESTEVES-DWD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3200 Fort Wayne Wire Die, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3818 GENCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 Heritage Wire Die Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .1830 Mikrotek Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .1935 OM Frigerio Mario & C Srl . . . . . . . .2823 Hall Ind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Ideal Welding/Clifford Welding . . . . .1623 Paramount Die Company . . . . . . . . . .3623 Precision Die Technologies . . . . . . . . .2706 Sanxin Wire Die, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4043 SCOB Paul Schaaf GmbH . . . . . . . . .4029 Sterling Die, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1008 Summit City Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . .4220 US Synthetic Wire Die . . . . . . . . . . . .4215 Wire Industry/wwwequip4wirecom . .4216 Wire World Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1642 Woodburn Diamond Die, Inc . . . . . . .2619 Distribution / Warehouses Baker Division/Sonoco . . . . . . . . . . . .2118 Carris Reels, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2818 Gibbs Wire & Steel Co, Inc . . . . . . . . .332 Witels Albert USA, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .3710 Drawing Machines and Auxiliary Equipment Barbarotto International Machinery . . .512 Boockmann GmbH/ Slover Group . . .1038 Cheng I LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1441 Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . .2605 Drawing Technology, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .220 Engineered Machinery/Macbee . . . . .2700 EuroDraw Energy SpA . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Fenn Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1437 Fortune Machinery Company, Inc . . .1633 Ernst Koch /Morgan Koch . . . . . . . . .4031 Mario Frigerio SpA/MFL USA . . . . .3229 . Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Gavlick Machinery Corporation . . . . .2719 GBC Technologies, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 Hefei Smarter Technology Co, Ltd . . .1432 The Hilliard Corporation . . . . . . . . . .1841 HOWAR Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Lesmo Machinery America, Inc . . . . .2204 M+E Macchine+Engineering Srl . . . .4031 Mathiasen Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3720 Niehoff Endex North America Inc . . .3423 NOVA-S as . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3719 OM Frigerio Mario & C Srl . . . . . . . .2823 Plasmait Gmbh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Pourtier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Properzi International . . . . . . . . . . . . .3600 Rockford Manufacturing Group . . . . .1018 SAMP USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023 Schlatter Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2423 Setic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . . .2626 Team Meccanica SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032 Urbano Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Witels Albert USA, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .3710 Worth Steel and Machinery, Inc . . . . . .934 WTHK - GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3623

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Drilling, Cutting, Grinding and Secondary Operations Manufacturing Solutions, Inc . . . . . . . .702 Parkway-Kew Corporation . . . . . . . . .2729 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Drives and Controls Action Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2443 AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 Cemanco LC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Design & Engineering LLC . . . . . . . .4034 Engineered Controls System Inc . . . .2443 FACTS, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 FMS AG/FMS USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .3732 Gemco Electrical and Mech Cont . . . .2443 MAGPOWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2602 Merritt Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Tulsa Power LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3834 Warner Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2811 Witels Albert USA, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .3710 Electric Utilities Action Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2443 Electrical Wire and Cable Mfg AFA Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 FSP-one, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 JI Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4209 Queins & Co GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 SARK-USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423 Sealeze A Unit of Jason, Inc . . . . . . . .3736 Stolberger GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2815 Foreign Trade Corp/Haidian District . .236 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417 Environmental Services/Plant Maint. Filtertech, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2613 Extruders and Auxiliary Equipment ACM AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . .2605 Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Design & Engineering LLC . . . . . . . .4034 Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 FACTS, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 Maillefer SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2200 Mathiasen Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3720 Merritt Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Microdia, Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . .3429 NOVA-S as . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3719 Plastore, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4231 Process Control Corporation . . . . . . . .3613 Queins & Co GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 SAMP USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023 Thermoplastics Engineering Corp . . .2242 Troester GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . .2835 Videx Machine Engineering Ltd . . . . . .212 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Wire Industry/wwwequip4wirecom . .4216

Extrusion Accessories ACM AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Balloffet Die Corporation . . . . . . . . . .3235 Cable Consultants Corp . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Canterbury Engineering Company . . .2018 Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 FACTS, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 GENCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 Hefei Smarter Technology Co, Ltd . . .1432 Merritt Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Metal Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . .606 Microdia, Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . .3429 Process Control Corporation . . . . . . . .3613 Rolf Schlicht GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3341 SAMP USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023 Shenzhen Woer Heat-Shrinkable Mat .1432 Fabrication & Bending Machinery AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 All Forming Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . .1242 Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Fortune Machinery Company, Inc . . .1633 Jaykase Manufacturing Company . . . .4023 Numalliance/Numamerica . . . . . . . . .2000 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 TBE - T Butler Eng Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Videx Machine Engineering Ltd . . . . . .212 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Whitelegg Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Fastener Wire Mfg Beneke Wire Company . . . . . . . . . . . . .736 ECD Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932 Easen Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738 Galvacor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel Prd . .234 Nevatia Steel & Alloys Pvt Ltd . . . . . .936 ORT Italia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Power Sonics/Magnus Eqp . . . . .3811, 612 Raajratna Metal Industries Limited . . .733 Radcliff Wire, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432 RAD-CON Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2629 Foreign Trade Corp/Haidian District . .236 Wire Industry/wwwequip4wirecom . .4216 Fasteners Mfg/Tooling Ace Metal Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1930 Cable Consultants Corp . . . . . . . . . . .2008 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 ORT Italia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Power Sonics/Magnus Eqp . . . . .3811, 612 RTM Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .704 Fiber Manufacturing Equipment Conductix Delachaux . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Nextrom Oy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417 Wire World Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1642 Fiber Optic Cable Mfg AFA Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417


Fiber Optic Components Seaway Yarns Limited . . . . . . . . . . . .1443 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . .3441 Fiber Optic Machinery AFA Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 Bartell Machinery Systems LLC . . . .2029 Caballe, SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3806 Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . .2605 Conductix Delachaux . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Dynamex Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .3713 Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 Mathiasen Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3720 Merritt Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Microdia, Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . .3429 Nextrom Oy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2418 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 Reel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2135 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 Roteq Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2829 Taymer Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3619 Tensor Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Thermoplastics Engineering Corp . . .2242 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Fiber Optics and Related Products Ace Metal Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1930 Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 Nextrom Oy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 Steeger USA, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3638 Tensor Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Zumbach Electronics Corp . . . . . . . . .2013 Filtration and Cooling Systems Cable Consultants Corp . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Filtertech, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2613 GBC Technologies, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 The Hilliard Corporation . . . . . . . . . .1841 Process Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2810 Fine Wire Mfg Bow Shing Metal Manufacturing . . .4239 ECD Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932 Easen Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738 Fisk Alloy Conductors . . . . . . . . . . . . .429 FSP-one, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 Global Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel Prd . .234 Leoni Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1229 Loos & Co, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937 MAGPOWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2602 Nevatia Steel & Alloys Pvt Ltd . . . . . .936 Raajratna Metal Industries Limited . . .733 Reel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2135

Sarkuysan AS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423 Shi Jiazhuang Kingway Metal Prd . . .1142 Shuster-Mettler Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2710

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Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 Maillefer SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2200 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417

Forming Tools and Dies Ace American Wire Die Co . . . . . . . .3632 All Forming Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . .1242 Conoptica AS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3629 Erocarb SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4211 Metal Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . .606 North American Spring Tool Co . . . . .2611 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 OSG Tap & Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1008 . Precision Tool Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 Wrentham Tool Products . . . . . . . . . . . .709 Furnaces/related replacement eqpt CM Furnaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2603 Can-Eng Furnaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404 Conductix Delachaux . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . .741 Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 HSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Le Four Industriel Belge SA FIB . . . .3836 Plasmait Gmbh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Properzi International . . . . . . . . . . . . .3600 QED Wire Lines Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1938 Qual-fab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2442 RAD-CON Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2629 Radyne Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2808 UPCAST OY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2735 Gases, Industrial HyRadix, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1641 Hand Tools Cemanco LC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 Foreign Trade Corp/Haidian District . .236 Header Tools and Dies GENCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2018 Numalliance/Numamerica . . . . . . . . .2000 Precision Tool Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 Push-Up Tools Udyog Pvt Ltd . . . . . . .504 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Wrentham Tool Products . . . . . . . . . . . .709 Heat Treating Atmospheres Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . .741 HyRadix, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1641 RAD-CON Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2629 Plasmait GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 at Treating Equipment and Heat Treating Eqt/Services BMR Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1643 Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . .741 HSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Johnstown Wire Technologies . . . . . . .604 Plasmait Gmbh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Process Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2810 QED Wire Lines Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1938 RAD-CON Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2629 Radyne Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2808 Hot Forming Machinery Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . .818

Radyne Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2808 Industry Events wire 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3742 wire Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3742 Wire & Cable India 2008 . . . . . . . . . .3142 Insulated Wire Mfg FSP-one, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 JJI Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4209 Maillefer SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2200 Shenzhen Woer Heat-Shrinkable Mat .1432 Insulation Materials Chhaperia International Company . . . .123 FSP-one, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 JJI Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4209 NEPTCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3108 Sylvin Technologies, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .2044 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . .3441 Local Area Networks Stolberger GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2815 Wire World Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1642 Lubricants/Metal-Working Fluids Aztech Lubricants LLC . . . . . . . . . . .1941 Baum’s Castorine Co, Inc . . . . . . . . . .2742 Blachford Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2435 Boockmann GmbH/ Slover Group . . .1038 Bulk Chemicals, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .941 Condat Corp/Condat SA . . . . . . . . . . .1933 Etna Products, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3110 Heatbath Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .1932 Houghton International . . . . . . . . . . . .2908 MacDermid Incorporated . . . . . . . . . .1833 RichardsApex Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3626 Traxit North America, LLC . . . . . . . .2129 Wire Industry/wwwequip4wirecom . .4216 Machine Rebuilding/Upgrading AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 Bartell Machinery Systems LLC . . . .2029 BMR Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1643 Barbarotto International Machinery . . .512 Bongard Drummond Trading LLC . . .1826 Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . .2738 Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co . . . . .818 Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Design & Engineering LLC . . . . . . . .4034 Drawing Technology, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .220 Engineered Machinery/Macbee . . . . .2700 FACTS, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 Fenn Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1437 Gauder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

Interwire 2007 presents “Wire in Motion” with the following features

TRANSPORTATION • Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and the I-X Center during show hours. • Complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided for attendees staying at any of the show designated hotels.

PARKING • On-site parking at the I-X Center is readily available at a cost of $7 per day, free parking is available during exhibitor move-in and move-out.

SPECIAL ONSITE FEATURES • Multiple food outlets will be open on the exhibition floor during show hours. • Wide Bandwidth, High Speed Internet service available throughout the facility. • All attendees are invited to a fun new event, Wire in Motion Happy, Happy Hour, which will be held on Wednesday afternoon on the exhibition floor. • The Opening Reception will be held on Monday evening at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in downtown Cleveland. • Single registration provides access to both the Interwire and IFE exhibitions. • Sessions listed as Special Presentations and Production Solutions are open and free of charge to all attendees.

➠ FOLD OUT


CLEVELAND, OHIO AREA MAP

1. Renaissance Cleveland Hotel (headquarters hotel) (11 miles from I-X Center) 2. Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade (11 miles from I-X Center) 3. Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center (11 miles from I-X Center) 4. Crowne Plaza Cleveland City Centre (11 miles from I-X Center)

5. Cleveland Airport Marriott (4 miles from I-X Center) 6. Radisson Inn Cleveland Airport (4 miles from I-X Center) 7. Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel (0.5 miles from I-X Center) 8. International Exposition Center (I-X Center)

Shuttle bus service will be provided to and from all convention hotels and I-X Center.


Visit our stand # 2818 at Interwire 2007


Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 Kuhar Metallizing Co, Inc . . . . . . . . .2718 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 MAGPOWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2602 Mathiasen Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3720 Merritt Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 NOVA-S as . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3719 Parkway-Kew Corporation . . . . . . . . .2729 Properzi International . . . . . . . . . . . . .3600 Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . .818 Queins & Co GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Reg-Ellen Machine Tool Corp . . . . . . .400 Rockford Manufacturing Group . . . . .1018 Roteq Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2829 Schlatter Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2423 Shuster-Mettler Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2710 Stolberger GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2815 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . . .2626 Tensor Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Wire Machine Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 Yield Management Corporation . . . . .3539 Marking and Coding Equipment Cable Consultants Corp . . . . . . . . . . .2008 T Fukase & Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 Gem Gravure Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2218 W Gillies Technologies, LLC . . . . . . .2413 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 Hitachi America, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3633 InfoSight Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124 Leibinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1637 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 Manufacturing Solutions, Inc . . . . . . . .702 Printsafe Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3232 Taymer Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3619 Material Handling and Storage AFA Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 Baker Division/Sonoco . . . . . . . . . . . .2118 Boxy SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3604 Core Furnace Systems Corp . . . . . . . . .741 Fabritex Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2142 GMP-Slovakai Sro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Mossberg Reel LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3604 Plastore, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4231 Process Control Corporation . . . . . . . .3613 Reel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2135 Rockford Manufacturing Group . . . .1018 Taymer Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3619 Tulsa Power LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3834 Measuring and Testing Equipment ACM AB - KSM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Beta LaserMike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3413 . Cable Consultants Corp . . . . . . . . . . .2008 CERSA-MCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3436 Clinton Instrument . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2715 Conoptica AS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3629 Data M Software GmbH . . . . . . . . .2407B Die Quip Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2113 EddyTech Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .134

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EVG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 Mario Frigerio SpA/MFL USA . . . . .3229 . Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 Gimax Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Huestis Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1823 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Ideal Welding/Clifford Welding . . . . .1623 Ernst Koch /Morgan Koch . . . . . . . . .4031 Lesmo Machinery America, Inc . . . . .2204 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 M+E Macchine+Engineering Srl . . . .4031 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Niehoff Endex North America Inc . . .3423 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 Pourtier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 PS Costruzioni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 Reel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2135 Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 Roteq Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2829 SAMP USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023 Setic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Stolberger GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2815 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . . .2626 Thermoplastics Engineering Corp . . .2242 Troester GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . .2835 Tulsa Power LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3834 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417 Wire Machine Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 Spring Making Machinery All Forming Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . .1242 Fenn Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1437 FH Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618, 1429 Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 HTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 InterWire Products Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .436 NOVA-S as . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3719 TBE - T Butler Eng Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Shuster-Mettler Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2710 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Spring Testing Equipment Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 HSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Spring Analysis Systems, Inc . . . . . . .4023 Stainless Steel Wire Mfg Anbao (Qinhuangdao) Wire & Mesh . .434 Carpenter Technology Corp . . . . . .541-542 Central Wire/Tech Alloy . . . . . . . . . . . .832 D & S Wire, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .933 ECD Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932 Foreign Trade Corp/Haidian District . .236 Garg Sales Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634 Gibbs Wire & Steel Co, Inc . . . . . . . . .332 Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel Prd . .234 KEI Industries Limited . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Loos & Co, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .937 Manidhari Stainless Wire Pvt. Ltd. . . . .638 Nevatia Steel & Alloys Pvt Ltd . . . . . .936 Power Sonics/Magnus Eqp . . . . .3811, 612

Raajratna Metal Industries Limited . . .733 Radcliff Wire, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .432 Shanghai Great Concord Ind Corp . . . .938 United Wire Co, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1036 Steel, Rod, Bar and Bare Wire Anbao (Qinhuangdao) Wire & Mesh .434 Atlantic Wire Co LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .232 Bow Shing Metal Mfg Ltd . . . . . . . . .4239 Carpenter Technology Corp . . . . . .541-542 D & S Wire, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .933 Foreign Trade Corp/Haidian District . .236 Galvacor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 Garg Sales Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .634 Keystone Steel & Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . .732 King Steel Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .338 Leggett & Platt Wire Group . . . . . . . .1023 Mittal Canada Lachine Inc . . . . . . . . . .729 Nevatia Steel & Alloys Pvt Ltd . . . . . .936 Shivalik Wires Private Limited . . . . . . .137 Taubensee Steel and Wire Company . .636 United Wire Co, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1036 Worth Steel and Machinery, Inc . . . . . .934 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . .3441 Stepcones BMR Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1643 Cemanco LC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3717 Kuhar Metallizing Co, Inc . . . . . . . . .2718 Parkway-Kew Corporation . . . . . . . . .2729 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . . .2626 Timco Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2704 Wire Machine Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 Straightening and Cutoff Machinery and Equipment/Services AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 All Forming Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . .1242 AMBA (Aachener Maschinenbau) . . . .412 Cometo snc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 ERA Wire, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .836 Fenn Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1437 FH Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618, 1429 Fortune Machinery Company, Inc . . .1633 Gavlick Machinery Corporation . . . . .2719 GÄVLE TRÅD AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2045 Manufacturing Solutions, Inc . . . . . . . .702 Mathiasen Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3720 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 Pave Automation Design . . . . . . . . . .2823 . Reel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2135 Rockford Manufacturing Group . . . . .1018 Schlatter Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2423 Shuster-Mettler Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2710 Ultimation Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . .2407D WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Witels Albert USA, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .3710 Worth Steel and Machinery, Inc . . . . . .934 Stranders and Auxiliary Equipment Bartell Machinery Systems LLC . . . .2029 Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . .2738 CM Caballe, SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3806 Cable Consultants Corp . . . . . . . . . . .2008 Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . .2605 Conductix Delachaux . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Dynamex Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .3713


Systems and System Design Automation Devices, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .120 AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 Bartell Machinery Systems LLC . . . .2029 Design & Engineering LLC . . . . . . . .4034 Engineered Controls System Inc . . . .2443 FACTS, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 Foerster Instruments, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .342 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 Gemco Electrical and Mech Cont . . . .2443 Simple Packaging Solutions LLC . . .4034 Tensor Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Take-ups and Payoffs AFA Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 Amacoil, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3709 AW Machinery LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3038 Bartell Machinery Systems LLC . . . .2029 BMR Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1643 Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . .2738 CM Caballe, SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3806 Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . .2605 Conductix Delachaux . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Davis-Standard, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 Design & Engineering LLC . . . . . . . .4034 Domeks Makine Limited . . . . .2238, 2438 Dynamex Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .3713 Engineered Machinery/Macbee . . . . .2700 EuroDraw Energy SpA . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 EVG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 Fenn Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1437 Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 FLYMCA SL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3437 FMS AG/FMS USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .3732 Fortune Machinery Company, Inc . . .1633

Mario Frigerio SpA/MFL USA . . . . .3229 . Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 GBC Technologies, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 Gimax Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2008 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 The Hilliard Corporation . . . . . . . . . .1841 HOWAR Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Ernst Koch /Morgan Koch . . . . . . . . .4031 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 M+E Macchine+Engineering Srl . . . .4031 Maillefer SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2200 Merritt Davis Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . .3400 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Niehoff Endex North America Inc . . .3423 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 NOVA-S as . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3719 Numalliance/Numamerica . . . . . . . . .2000 OM Lesmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Parkway-Kew Corporation . . . . . . . . .2729 Pourtier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Properzi International . . . . . . . . . . . . .3600 PS Costruzioni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 Queins & Co GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Reel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2135 Rockford Manufacturing Group . . . .1018 Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418

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Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 FLYMCA SL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3437 Fortune Machinery Company, Inc . . .1633 Mario Frigerio SpA/MFL USA . . . . .3229 . Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Gavlick Machinery Corporation . . . . .2719 GCR Eurodraw SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3000 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 HOWAR Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Lesmo Machinery America, Inc . . . . .2204 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 Niagara Composites Industries Inc . . .2632 Niehoff Endex North America Inc . . .3423 OM Lesmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Pourtier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Properzi International . . . . . . . . . . . . .3600 Queins & Co GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 Roteq Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2829 Setic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 SKET GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1629 S N T N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3238 Stolberger GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2815 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . .2626 Tensor Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Urbano Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 v Hagen & Funke GmbH . . . . . . . . . .2008 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Wire Machine Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .2232

Roteq Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2829 SAMP USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2023 Schlatter Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2423 Setic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Simple Packaging Solutions LLC . . . .4034 Stolberger GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2815 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . . .2626 Tensor Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Thermoplastics Engineering Corp . . .2242 Troester GmbH & Co KG . . . . . . . . . .2835 Ultimation Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . .2407D Urbano Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Wire Machine Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .2232 Witels Albert USA, Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . .3710 WTHK - GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3623 Wyrepak Industries Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .2713

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Ya Sih Technology Co, Ltd . . . . . . . . .4034 Yield Management Corporation . . . . .3539 Tape - Machinery AFA Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3417 Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . .2738 Conductix Delachaux . . . . . . . . . . . . .3826 Dynamex Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . .3713 Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 Northampton Machinery Co . . . . . . . .3223 OM Lesmo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2204 Queins & Co GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2005 Rosendahl Maschinen GmbH . . . . . . .2418 Rosendahl Nextrom Technologies . . .2418 Roteq Machinery Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2829 Stolberger GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2815 Team Meccanica SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . .2032 Tensor Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417 Tape - Materials Fine International Corporation . . . . . .2400 Shanghai Wangxun Optic Fiber Co . .1432 Zhongchen Cable Materials Group . . .3441 Testing, Measuring and Inspecting ACM AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Atlantic Wire Company LLC . . . . . . . .232 . CERSA-MCI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3436 Clinton Instrument Co . . . . . . . . . . . . .2715 Conoptica AS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3629 EddyTech Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 FACTS, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1037 FMS AG/FMS USA, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .3732 Foerster Instruments, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .342 T Fukase & Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 HOWAR Equipment Inc . . . . . . . . . . .2823 LaserLinc, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3617 Leibinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1637 Mectron Inspection Systems . . . . . . . . .200 MGS Manufacturing, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3223 Proton Products International Ltd . . . .3417 SIKORA International Corp . . . . . . . .3814 Spring Analysis Systems, Inc . . . . . . .4023 Zumbach Electronics Corp . . . . . . . . .2013 Testing Services Foerster Instruments, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .342 Intertek ETL SEMKO . . . . . . . . . . . . .1937 Mectron Inspection Systems . . . . . . . . .200 Thread Rolling Dies Barbarotto International Machinery . . .512 ORT Italia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 Precision Tool Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . .800 Push-Up Tools Udyog Pvt Ltd . . . . . . .504 Videx Machine Engineering Ltd . . . . . .212 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Thread Rolling Machinery AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 AMBA (Aachener Maschinenbau) . . . .412 Barbarotto International Machinery . . .512 Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co . . . . .818 Fortune Machinery Company, Inc . . .1633

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EW Menn/Fastener Eqt Corp . . . . . . .1004 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 ORT Italia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .315 Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . .818 Sacma Machinery Corporation . . . . . . .804 Videx Machine Engineering Ltd . . . . . .212 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Training Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . .2738 Foerster Instruments, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .342 GBC Technologies, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . .3013 Microdia, Switzerland . . . . . . . . . . . . .3429 Pourtier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 Setic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3209 WTHK - GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3623 Transfer and Progressive Headers Asahi Sunac Corporation . . . . . . . . . .1004 Chun Zu Machinery Industry Co . . . . .818 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . .818 Tubular Wire Carriers Ace Metal Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1930 Bow Shing MetalMfg Ltd . . . . . . . . . .4239 Fabritex Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2142 GMP-Slovakai Sro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2823 Tubular Products Company . . . . . . . .4214 Turntables All Forming Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . .1242 Drawing Technology, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .220 Engineered Machinery/Macbee . . . . .2700 Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Reel-O-Matic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2135 Rockford Manufacturing Group . . . .1018 Schlatter Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2423 Shuster-Mettler Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2710 Used Equipment and Machinery All Forming Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . .1242 Barbarotto International Machinery . . .512 Bongard Drummond Trading . . . . . . .1826 Buonforte Machinery Works LLC . . .2738 Commission Brokers Inc . . . . . . . . . .2605 Engineered Machinery/Macbee . . . . .2700 Gauder/Gauder Group Inc . . . . . . . . .3209 Gavlick Machinery Corporation . . . . .2719 Lloyd & Bouvier, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .2413 Mathiasen Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . . . .3720 Quality Rebuilding Corporation . . . . . .818 T Fukase & Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 Talladega Machinery & Supply . . . . .2626 Urbano Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 Wire and Plastic Machinery Corp . . . .2223 Warm Forming Machines Sacma Machinery Corporation . . . . . . .804 Welders: Butt, Resistance, Jig, etc AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 August Strecker GmbH & Co Kg . . . .3405 Engineered Machinery/Macbee . . . . .2700 Hall Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3223 Huestis Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1823 Ideal Welding/Clifford Welding . . . . .1623

LORS Machinery, Inc/ Tecna . . . . . .1638 Micro Products Company . . . . . . . . . .2432 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 Pressure Welding Machines . . . . . . . .1823 Schlatter Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2423 T Fukase & Co Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 Tensor Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3823 Ultimation Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . .2407D Urbano Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1835 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Weber & Scher Mfg Co, Inc . . . . . . . .3417 Whitelegg Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Wire Bending, Forming Machines AIM Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3800 All Forming Machinery, Inc . . . . . . . .1242 Fenn Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1437 FH Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .618, 1429 Forming Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Gavlick Machinery Corporation . . . . .2719 HTC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Jaykase Manufacturing Company . . . .4023 Mang Systems, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3432 NOVA-S as . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3719 Numalliance/Numamerica . . . . . . . . .2000 OMCG North America . . . . . . . . . . . .2037 Pave Automation Design . . . . . . . . . .2823 TBE - T Butler Eng Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Ultimation Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . .2407D Videx Machine Engineering Ltd . . . . . .212 WAFIOS Machinery Corporation . . . .3405 Whitelegg Machines Ltd . . . . . . . . . . .4023 Worth Steel and Machinery, Inc . . . . . .934 Wire Mfg - Building Beneke Wire Company . . . . . . . . . . . . .736 Easen Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738 Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel Prd . .234 JJI Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4209 MacDermid Incorporated . . . . . . . . . .1833 Maillefer SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2200 Mittal Canada Lachine Inc . . . . . . . . . .729 Shi Jiazhuang Kingway Metal Prd . . .1142 Foreign Trade Corp/Haidian District . .236 Wire Mfg - Cold-Heading Quality Atlantic Wire Company LLC . . . . . . . .232 . BCS Industries LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .834 Bekaert Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .333 Beneke Wire Company . . . . . . . . . . . . .736 ECD Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .932 Easen Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .738 Foreign Trade Corp /Haidian District . .236 Galvacor Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .238 InterWire Products Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . .436 Jiangyin Kangrui Stainless Steel Prd . .234 Keystone Steel & Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . .732 Mittal Canada Lachine Inc . . . . . . . . . .729 Nevatia Steel & Alloys Pvt Ltd . . . . . .936 Raajratna Metal Industries Limited . . .733 RAD-CON Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2629 Shivalik Wires Private Limited . . . . . . .137 Wire Mfg - Communication (Voice/Data) FSP-one, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 Global Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 MacDermid Incorporated . . . . . . . . . .1833


Seaway Yarns Limited . . . . . . . . . . . .1443 Shi Jiazhuang Kingway Metal Prd . .1142 South African Wire Association . . . . .4014

Wire Mfg - Computer FSP-one, Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .632 Global Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223 SARK-USA Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .423

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Nanotechnology: how small is the nanoworld in the cable industry This tiniest of technologies offers potentially huge long-term opportunity for the wire and cable industry as its use finds more product applications. By Hasan Cizmic anotechnology (NT) is seen as a way N forward in developing improved performance and cost -effectiveness in cable products, allowing easier production processes and more attractive products for the customer. What are the nano-achievements in the wire and cable industry today? This paper, although limited to material issues, sets out some examples of significant progress that have already been made and looks at future potential in areas such as: crosslinking and fluoroplastics; carbon nanotube and nanoclay as fillers for fire resistant cables; metallic powders in semiconductive layers; and superconductivity and nanoceramics.

The production process is discussed in the context of special cables (SC), a group of products that are able to alert users of their own electrical faults, heal themselves when damaged or to stay clean with a coating that refuses to become dirty. A high prospect of achieving cost effectiveness on virtually every single cable product brings a great deal of excitement, but challenges with it as well. New nano materials must be fully environmentally friendly and non-harmful. The industry cannot afford to lag behind in this new, developing technology. It has faced the challenge of new materials before, and must cope with these new ones in all their complexity.

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Nano everywhere Many materials display fundamentally different physical properties which become apparent only at nanoscale dimensions (less than 100 nm). Those properties are: electric conductivity, thermal capacity, Young’s modulus, surface free energy, mechanical strength, etc., that can be used to making “smart cables” that are able to respond to their surroundings in a way that traditional “dumb cables” do not. The reason why NT is coming to the surface and becoming influential now is that the tools to “see,” measure and manipulate matter particles at the nano scale now widely exist. The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) is well suited for the characterization of nano-composite materials when compared to traditional electron and optical microscopes. Furthermore,

Table 1. A look at some nano-materials that offer potential for the production of special cables.


Fig. 2. Technology that can improve visualization and repeatability and starting-stopping in trials is important in the cable industry in terms of throughput, machinery and raw materials.

AFM gives direct 3-D measurement of the surface and differentiates the types of materials at a surface level. It should be noted that many techniques that led to the nanoera are extensions in development of existing scientific advances rather than techniques that were devised with the sole purpose of creating NT. Typical examples of this are products such as KevlarTM or TeflonTM. Both of them went from concept to market and when these products appeared only a few people recognized it as nanotechnology (it was called “polymer chemistry”) even tough it used nano-sized materials. Historically, polymers were characterized solely by their bulk properties including stiffness, impact and modulus, elongation and chiefly electric performance. Because the bulk polymers were essentially homogeneous, characterization of substructure was not that important. But, it is important now. Listed in Table 1, new materials have desirable properties that opens the door for a wide range of SC novelty designs. In fact, nano-composite materials show a dramatic increase in physical properties with a small amount of nano additives. See Fig.1. There is plenty to do. 2005 will be remembered as the year when science demonstrated meta-materials that have a negative refractive index in the visible and IR regions. This turned the fundamental laws of optics upside down. Also there is nano-foam, the material with the lowest density reported for solids, that holds “permanent” magnetic moment when freshly produced, but for a couple of hours only. A full explanation of the HTS principle is still a theoretical challenge; superconductors and carbon nanotubes do not comply with Ohms law as a bulk material does. The classic quantum mechanics theory is not sufficient to give a full explanation; to fully understand condensed matter physics, elec-

tron pairing, spinning and vibration of material crystalline lattices, NT scientists have to come up with a new sophisticated theoretical model. Despite, or perhaps because, of all this, the wire and cable industry is going through a very challenging time. One can say: a steam engine is better than a horse, aluminum alloy is a better material to make wings out of than feathers, nano-glue is better than wax. There are many examples of materials applied in the wire and cable industry that are much better than the ones nature has provided. But, one can learn from nature as nature did it first in a number of cases. Before the radical form of NT (if it ever comes!) the first concern is rather an immediate one that relates to the suggestion that fine dispersed matter is intrinsically more toxic than in the form we normally encounter. This challenge has been faced before. Special cables and ‘smartness’ There is a large group of SC products that have to outperform their specified function within their lifetime (over 25 years) and be fully environmentally friendly. These SC products, which have multiple performance requirements and often are custom designed, placed a burden on manufacturers and posed strong production challenges even before the nano-era. Continued demand for enhancement of performance characteristics of SC has necessitated the development of new polymeric, metallic and ceramic materials for the cable industry. The properties exhibited by nano composites and their ability to promote fire retardancy at very low filling levels in the standard cable materials are of great interest. As an example, society heavily relies on electric power being distributed to homes by solid copper cables9. In various “smart house” programs in the EU, America and

Cizmic Hasan Cizmic is a freelance consultant/engineer and independent specialist at is U.K.-based company, HComLtd. His areas of expertise include cable design evaluation and trial runs; technical support for continuous production processes and optimal throughput; and SZ steel armor, and corrugation tape processes, among others. He has more than 25 years of experience in the cable industry, including experience in Eastern Europe and Asia. He holds an M.Sc. degree. This paper was presented at WAI’s 76th Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, May 2006.

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Fig. 3. Nanotechnology research includes magnetic wire that can achieve hydrophilic, self-cleaning features.

Asia, there is a demand to provide safety, security and energy management as well as entertainment all on the same building wire. Bottom line, the typical household will have at least 30 percent more copper in the electrical system than a similar home of a decade and a half ago. (Building wire is already copper’s largest market). There is a big challenge that comes from NT and molecular electronics and it is likely that in a few years a material will exist that would be a cheaper replacement for copper. What would come first, the nano replacement for bulk copper or a series of smart equipment that would need little or no electric power? It remains to be seen. In the telecom sector copper is squeezed from a long haul network, but (surprise, surprise), no matter how smart FTDH is, copper is still there. Will use of Holey fibers and optical computing kick out E/O and O/E conversion from telecom system completely? Progress of the MEMS based networks with 40 and 80 Gb/s over 1000 km shows that there is constant demand for bandwidth in telecom. But it remains to be seen whether embedded computing, brought by NT, will reduce drastically the demand for info transmission. On other side, fiber optics is taking an important role as a distributed sensor, especially in electric power grids. The technique uses Raman back-scattered signal analysis for parameters such as temperature, strain, position, CO concentration, and so on. One sensor (fiber) is stretched over many individual measurement points in the field. This puts “smartness” into the system for just a little extra money, reducing overall maintenance costs. Distributed sensing is now standard practice, being ranked with EM compatibility as SC that provides high reliability to the system. NT offers many smart solutions: it is possible to test electric deteriora-

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tion, predict partial discharge, see “water treeing” in the insulator in power and exhibit a full “self-healing” property. It is very important to consider a full distributed sensing technique with future superconductive projects. Traffic control monitoring, as well as weather, tsunami, earthquake and other monitoring systems will be revolutionized by mimicking mobility and the “smart dust” brought by NT. Lab-on-a-chip One nano spin off, Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology, is a rapidly growing influence in instrumentation and testing within the wire and cable industry. The principle is to reproduce an automated macroscale “cab-lab” to enable sample preparation, fluid handling and analysis and detection steps within the confines of a single microchip. See Fig. 2. How much time was spent in the past around stranders, extruders, corrugators and other shop floor giants during the trial runs? With LOC, there is the potential for a smarter way by employing combinatorial circuits to simulate part of or sometimes the whole production process. This is where LOCs become dominant. In return, this leads to increased quality and production volumes and greatly reduced costs. Fluoropolymers, fire performance and cross-linking Each carbon atom in a polymer has four electrons that participate in covalent bonding. If all the hydrogen atoms in the polymer chain are replaced by fluorine the results is PTFE (poly tetra fluoroethylene - Teflon ™) and from there other combinations in the family of fluoropolymers. When heated above 340°C, these materials are transparent, amorphous and do not ignite. Outstanding properties of the fluoroplastics are chemical inertness, high and low-temperature stability, excellent electrical properties and low friction. However, for production of, for instance, power cables, requires substantial quantities of these materials. Fire performance is the single most complex issue, and is improved dramatically by mixing non-combustion agents into basic compounds supported by the cross linking technique. Cross linking is the effect on a polymeric substance of reconnecting the individual monomer chains so as to effectively produce one large molecule. Polymers in use are toughened and made infusible by moderate doses of high energy ionic radiation. This was shown in the early 1950s

when the irradiation of PE produced a crosslinked, insoluble, heat resistant material and was indeed the first step into NT. The linking into a 3D molecular bonded structure improved the polymer, chiefly its melting point, where at high temperature the polymer neither flows nor makes flaming droplets. But, that was not enough. To meet customer’s specifications, the industry introduced a whole range of the new type of materials. It is essential for cable designers to minimize the likelihood of fire but if the materials used in their construction are combustible they can add to the fire and in some circumstances cause its spread from one area to another. Fillers such as aluminum trihydrate or magnesium hydroxide are widely used. This showed in some cases disadvantages as a very high proportion of the filling, 60 percent or more, was necessary to achieve suitable fire retardancy. The filling imparts to materials such as PE, PA, PVC or others a lack of flexibility, higher density, easier water permeation and even some problems in the extrusion process. Beyond this, intumescent systems are relatively expensive and the consequent reduction of their electrical performance can restrict the use of these products. To overcome this, two types of nanofillers have been most widely discussed and the first to break into commercial use are nanoclay (modified layered silicates, montmorillonites) and carbon nanotube. The content of the filler is ranged between only 2–7 percent of the overall weight of the final compound. Carbon nanotubes also enhance electrical conductivity. While the price for nanoclays is low, £5.5/kg, the price for carbon nanotubes is still very high, £80/gr, due to the fact that production is still on the lab level, but these costs would reduce significantly in mass production. The introduction of nanocomponents makes no drastic change into extrusion conditions for a variety of polymers, although difficulties may occasionally arise from saturation and dispersion of nanoparticles inside the polymer. Magnetic wire and metal powders Another example of NT application is where magnetic wire was produced with silica powder finely dispersed and chemically bonded in the polyimide insulation. The silica was in the form of spherical particles having a uniform grain size, approximately 100 nm in diameter. Nickel-plated copper was used for the conductor and the hybrid layer


was formed around the conductor in a solgel process. Reportedly,4 this technique improved the wire quality and lifted its thermal index to 280ºC; which exceeds the 240ºC index of conventional enamelled wire. The nanoparticle technology with magnetic (like Fe2O3) or functional particles (TiO2, CeO2, BaTiO3, CaCO3) uses various tailored chemical processes that avoid the disadvantages of agglomerates, donor enrichment and small molecule surface modifications. In this context it is important to mention that there are a number of reports on attempts to achieve “squeaky clean” nano wire, which does not collect water, oils or dust particles. The potential exists to extend the life time of coils and cores for motors and magnets in this way, utilizing a firing process for the wire surface. See Fig. 3. The metal powders with high conductivity (Cu, Ni, Al or Au) are used in extrusion compounds, conductive pastes, fillers and tapes in cable applications. Conventionally obtained by a crushing process, these powders are usually irregularly shaped, or flaked, and of non-uniform size. The semiconductive insulation layers for power cable design are used to “round up” interstices of the copper conductor in order to achieve a uniform electric field in the insulator. When the metal powders are applied to gain the required conductivity, it is necessary to either increase the overall volume of metal powder or use a more costly material such as silver. As a countermeasure, a uniformsized nanopowder (particle size: 200 nm or smaller) with an established method of fabrication, has been produced. This powder also finds applications in multi-layered structures, ceramic capacitors, electronic equipment and nano-imprinting technology for making circuits of submicron-wide wiring. Conductive nano-paste will be used in printing technology and also for applications to build up superconductor structures. Various smart mechanisms for parallel orientation of nanoparticles for improved barrier properties (i.e. gas and water) have been considered. The industry has developed a technology to produce magnetic powders with a particle size of several tens of nm. When a magnetic metal (such as nickel) is fabricated into nano-sized powder, each particle functions as a mini-magnet and forms chain-like structures. Also, heat conductivity toward a specific direction can be improved by aligning chain-like powders in that direction.

Using nanopowders in conductive layers, tapes or paste gives much lower resistance than with conventional methods. This means that the same resistance can be fabricated with less polymer volume allowing miniaturization and material savings. Superconductivity Diamagnetic materials with the unique ability to conduct electrical current with little or no resistance below a certain critical temperature are closely related to achievements in NT. The discovery of so called YBCOs ceramic-based High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) during the 1980s opened the possibility to achieve the superconducting state at temperatures of liquid nitrogen (77K), rather than the liquid helium required by the low temperature superconductors (4K). Applying this technology in power distribution networks and high field magnets, small motors, generators and magnetic levitation trains now become a reality. Using innovative DT (deformation texturing) technology, superconductor tape may carry over 1000 A/cm2 current level. There are basically three components in what is called the coated superconductor tape, namely the metal substrate (typically 25-50 μm thick nickel or Ni-based alloy produced by DT), followed by deposition of buffer layer and the superconducting YBCO or bismuth layer (produced by sol-gel and MOCVD). Many problems in superconductivity have been overcome through NT progress. A film that supports very high super-currents can now be grown in suitable lengths. Wires can be made by packing a bismuth-based superconductor into silver tubes which are then heated and rolled to make a more uniform microstructure. These wires are already used as current leads for ultra-cold superconducting magnets, much reducing the refrigeration power required. Science has gone well beyond stage one and two: finding the right material and checking out properties. Good progress is being made on stage three with some working installed lines starting to appear. But the critical stage four–integrating the HTS into working system–is still in its infancy. Extensive R&D efforts related to those materials and nano-processing of the tape technology are underway in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

text. Also, with respect to company ELKA and cable experts, now in retirement: .Juraj Trzec, Branko Paic and Rudolf Feis. References 1. D.R Lide, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 1994 Edition. 2. J. F. Shackelford, Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers, Fourth Edition, 96. 3. V. Balzani, M.Venturi and A.Credi, “Molecular Devices and Machines,” WileyVCH 2003. 4. K. Suzuki, et al., “New Heath Resistant Magnetic Wire: Polyimide Silica Hybrid Enamelled Wire,” Hitachi Cable Review, No. 20, August 2001. 5. R. B. Greed, et al., “Microwave Applications of HT Superconductors,” GEC Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, 1999. 6. DTI Review of the UK National Program: “Superconductivity,” Jan. 1991. 7. G. Beyer, “Carbon nanotubes - a new class of flame retardants for polymers,” C & Wire Technology, Feb, 2001. 8. J. Grosman, New Generation of Nanocomposites for Thermoplastic Polymers, Oct 2004, Presentation for K2004, Düsseldorf. 9. H. Cizmic, HVDC vs HVDS: It’s all Down to Cable Design, W&C Technology International, Jan/Feb 2006. ■

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Analyses and prevention methods for wire breaks in ultrafine gold wiredrawing

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Inclusions were found to be the primary cause for drawing breaks of superfine gold wire. Suppressing inclusions and reducing the reduction per pass reduced break frequency. By Tsutomu Yamashita and Kazunari Yoshida

ire bonding using ultrafine gold wires W has been widely used for connecting IC chips and external electrodes, such as a lead frame, in semiconductor packages. See Fig. 1. Inexpensive and high-quality semiconductor equipment is always in demand. To respond to this market demand, it is important to improve the processing technology of ultrafine wires, the fabrication technology of long wires and the reduction of processing costs. This paper classifies the fracture surfaces of ultrafine gold wires with diameters in the range of 21μm to 350μm, referring to cases that have been reported thus far1-2, and specified the causes and examined the preventive measures 3 . Furthermore, regarding wire breaks due to inclusions, results reported by Arashida et al.4 and Yoshida5 are applied to ultrafine gold wires to determine the relationship between the wire diameter and the size of inclusions when wire breaks occur6. On the basis of the results obtained through these experiments by FEA, the mechanism underlying wire breaks was determined and the pass reduction (Rp) conditions required to prevent wire breaks7 was calculated. In this study, on the basis of the findings reported thus far, the state and causes of wire breaks generated during continuous wiredrawing of ultrafine gold wires with diameters in the range of 15μm to 20μm are examined, and preventive measures and the effects of such measures are discussed.

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Observation of wire breaks A total of 152 fracture surfaces of ultrafine gold wires with diameters in the range of 15μm to 50μm were classified occurred during drawing into six categories depending on the shape of the fracture surface3. The 152 wires were divided into two groups: in the first group, wires broke when the diameter was in the range of 21μm to 50μm (107 cases); in the second group, wires broke when the diameter was in the range of 15μm to 20μm (45 cases). Fig. 2 shows the percentages of fracture surfaces in the six categories for the two groups. For the wires that broke when the diameter was in the range of 21μm to 50μm (first group), more than 80% of fracture surfaces are classified as ‘inclusions’ and ‘hollow ends,’ where inclusions are the main cause of breakage. Similarly, for wires in which wire breaks occur when the diameter was in the range of 15μm to 20μm (second group), inclu-

Fig. 1. Bonded superfine 25μm diameter gold wires on IC chip.

sions are the main cause of approximately 70% of wire breaks. According to previous research results, the average size of inclusions that are incorporated in the ultrafine gold wires in this study is estimated to be in the range of 20μm to 25μm3. Therefore, the reason for the slight decrease in the percentage of inclusion breaks for the second group of wires is considered to be the peak diameter of inclusions being larger than the wire diameter. Figs. 3 and 4 show scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images of fracture surfaces classified as inclusions and hollow ends, respectively. For six fracture surfaces (five in which inclusions are observed, and

Fig. 2. Percentages of fracture surface types generated in the ultrafine gold wire during drawing.


Fig. 3. “Inclusion” fracture surface generated in the ultrafine gold wire during drawing.

Fig. 4. “Hollow end” fracture surface of generated in the ultrafine gold wire during drawing.

Fig. 5. Frequency distribution of Di/D0 of wire breaks.

one in which a small number of inclusions are observed at the hollow ends), SEMenergy dispersion X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDS) was carried out to analyze the composition. Regarding inclusions, the oxides of aluminum and silicon comprise 67% and iron-related material comprises 33%. Therefore, most of the wire breaks caused by inclusions are considered to be due to aluminum and silicon oxide contaminants in the wire. Fig. 5 shows the frequency distribution of wire breaks with respect to the ratio of inclusion diameter to the drawn wire diameter Di/D0 for breaks when the wire diameter was in the range of 20μm to 50μm. Arashida et al.5 reported that the risk of wire breaks during drawing of Cu wires significantly increases when Di/D0 is 0.5 or larger. The results show a similar tendency even if safety margins are taken into account. It was also found that most wire breaks occur at Di/D0 of 0.7. As shown in Fig. 2, the percentage of wire breaks due to “tension” significantly increased. Fig. 6(a) shows a typical example. Also, in some cases, a ‘hollow end’ is induced due to excessive tension, as shown in Fig. 6(b). Here, Di is approximately 5μm, and Di/D0 is 0.3; this is slightly different from the wire breaks due to inclusions where Di/D0 = 0.7. Therefore, in the drawing of an ultrafine gold wire, even a small inclusion causes a significant effect, and wire breaks tend to occur more frequently.

er, they reported the analysis results of copper wires. In this study, material contents for gold are used in the FEA, and as inclusions, both alumina, which is a general aluminum oxide, and SUS304, which is a typical structural material, are used. Commercially available software, Marc, was used in the FEA. Wire with inclusions was analyzed using a two-dimensional model, with the elements of the inclusions connected to those of the wire, as shown in Fig. 7. Work hardening is estimated on the basis of the stress-strain curves obtained in the drawing experiment of ultrafine gold wires of 25 μm diameter, and the FEA was carried out under the conditions summarized in Table 1. Fig. 8 shows the deformation of matrix estimated by FEA after three passes drawing. Alumina with a high deformation resistance rarely deforms, while SUS304

is deformed similarly to drawn gold wire. Therefore, in the case of an alumina inclusion, with an increasing number of drawing passes, the ratio of inclusion diameter to the drawn wire diameter, i.e., Di/D, increases, leading to the facilitation of wire breaks. When hard inclusions are included in a wire, complete prevention of wire breaks is difficult. To eliminate wire breaks, contamination by such hard inclusions in the wire must be completely avoided. Fig. 9 shows the change in non-dimensional wire drawing stress for one pass when the wire is drawn in the vicinity of an alumina inclusion. The non-dimensional wire drawing stress is obtained before and after the die passes the inclusion. The drawing stress sharply increases immediately before the die passes the inclusion, and sharply decreases after the die passes the inclusion. This tendency is significant

FE analysis of wire breaks caused by inclusion On the basis of the analysis results of the fracture surface, the wire breaks caused by inclusions are analyzed by FEA. Yoshida5 and Cho et al.8 reported the FEA of a fracture surface caused by inclusions. Howev-

Kazunari Yoshida is a professor of precision mechanics at the school of engineering at Tokai University, Japan. He conducts research into the process of wiredrawing, extrusion and forming. He served as a member of the steering Japanese Wire Drawing Committee. He earned a doctoral degree in engineering in 1982. He wrote a prize-winning paper for the Japan Society for Technology of Plasticity in 1984 and won medal awards from the WAI for the best paper in the nonferrous division in 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2004. At the time this paper was written, Tsutomu Yamashita was a graduate student of the

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mechanical engineering department at Tokai University. Dr. Yamashita is now in the engineering department at Tanaka Denshi Kogyo K.K. This paper, which was presented at WAI’s 76th Annual Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, May 2006, won a Silver Certificate Award in the nonferrous category.

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Fig. 7. FEA model of wiredrawing containing an inclusion. Fig. 6. “Tension” and “Hollow end” fracture surfaces generated in the ultrafine gold wire during drawing.

for Di/D0 of 0.6-0.7. This finding qualitatively represents the result that wire breaks rarely occur for Di/D0 of less than 0.4, whereas wires tend to break for Di/D0 of approximately 0.7, as shown in Fig.5. Prevention methods of wire breaks To prevent wire breaks due to inclusions and hollow ends, it is indispensable to prevent contamination by the inclusions. On the basis of the results of EDS analysis, the heat-resistant material used in the dissolution process is pointed out as the main source of such contamination; therefore, it is effective to change such heat-resistant material to one that does not produce dust. Furthermore, assuming that wire breaks frequently occur when Di/D0 = 0.7, since the average diameter of inclusions in wires of 15-20μm diameter should be less than 10.5-14μm, a smaller heat-resistant material is required. Note that the source of contamination may differ depending on the heat-resistant materials produced by different manufacturers, hence it is essential to determine the inclusion material by the composition analysis of inclusions that exist at the fracture surface. For wire breaks due to tension, it is considered that high Rp, nonuniform surface

of capstan and vibration in the wire generated due to components associated with a drawing machine, such as a roller and sheave, are the causes. Fig. 10 shows the relationship between drawing diameter and tensile strength and that between drawing diameter and drawing force. The ordinate represents both tensile strength and drawing force. As drawing diameter decreases, tensile strength decreases; the tensile strength of drawn 15μm diameter wires is approximately one-tenth that of drawn 50μm diameter wires. Therefore, it is easily estimated that higher accuracies in the fabrication of the die and capstan are required in the continuous drawing of 15μm diameter wires than in the continuous drawing of 50μm diameter wires. Also, it is necessary to use defect-free rollers and sheaves with a high rolling capacity. Regarding foreign inclusions, such as contaminations and pressed hollows,

Fig. 8. Deformation of FEA model with different materials of inclusions.

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Table 1. Conditions for FEA.

which infrequently occur in the drawing of ultrafine wires, improving the cleanliness of the roller in the rolling process and the use of a smaller mesh of lubricant filter during the drawing process are effective. Split ends tend to occur at both ends of a thick wire during processing. Flaws on the material surface caused during handling may also result in split ends. Table 2 summarizes the causes of and preventive measures for wire breaks; the effect of these preventive measures was confirmed in the drawing experiment using ultrafine wire of 15μm diameter under the drawing conditions summarized in Table 3. The average drawn length LA, which is calculated by dividing the total drawn length LT by the number of wire breaks NB, is summarized in Table 4. Although the total drawn length is different, LA after incorporating the preventive measures increases 2.8 times compared with that without any pre-

Fig. 9. Variation of wiredrawing stress as the die passes along a wire with an inclusion, determined by FEA (Rp =10%).


Fig. 10. Variation of tensile strength and drawing force based on tensile strength of gold wire which diameter is less than 50μm.

Table 2. Origins of inclusions and preventive actions to them in superfine gold wire drawing.

Table 3. Drawing conditions to attain final diameter of 15μm.

ventive measures, demonstrating the efficacy of these preventive measures. There is a limitation in the minimum value of Rp, due to the tolerance of the die; therefore, the optimization of various conditions, such as the material to be drawn and the selected lubricant, is necessary. A decrease in Rp leads to an increase in the cost due to an increase in the number of dies. Therefore, it is desirable to optimize various conditions considering several factors, such as product yield, cost and work efficiency. Conclusions The fracture surfaces observed during drawing of ultrafine gold wires in which wire breaks occurred when the diameter was in the range 15-20μm were classified according to the fracture surface shape, and the frequency (percentage) of each fracture surface shape was calculated. FEA demonstrated that the deformation behavior of an inclusion differs depending on its hardness. The preventive measures against each type of fracture surface were clarified, and the effects of these preventive measures dur-

Table 4. Results of drawing test when Rp = 7%.

ing drawing of ultrafine gold wires were demonstrated. Reference 1. H. Tanaka et al., “Analysis of copper wire breaks,” Furukawadenko-jihou, Vol. 59, 1976, pp. 91-98. 2. J. Togashi et al., “An analysis of copper wire breaks during drawing,” Furukawadenko- jihou, Vol. 66, 1979, pp. 25-32. 3. T. Yamashita and K. Yoshida, “Classification of wire breaks and countermeasures in superfine gold wiredrawing,” Wire Journal International, March 2005, pp.180-184. 4. M. Arashida et al., Optec review, Vol.5, 1994, pp.8-11. 5. K. Yoshida, “FEM analysis of wire breaks in drawing of superfine wire with an inclusion,” Wire Journal International, March 2000, pp.102-107. 6. T. Yamashita and K. Yoshida, “Preven-

tion of Wire Breaks and Its Analysis by FEA in Superfine Gold Wire Drawing,” Proceedings of the 10th international conference on metal forming, 2004, pp. 193197. 7. T. Yamashita and K. Yoshida, “Analysis of wire breaks and its countermeasure in superfine gold wiredrawing,” Journal of the Japan society for technology of plasticity, Vol. 46, No. 529, 2005, pp. 161-165. 8. H. Cho, et al., “Effect of the reduction ratio and inclusion size of wirebreaks on Cu fine wiredrawing,” Wire Journal International, February 2003, pp. 48-52. ■

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Electromagnetic (EM) non-destructive evaluation of steel wire ropes: a preview Non-destructive evaluation cannot test for fatigue but it can improve the reliability of initial identification of locations on a wire rope that has significant degradation.

By Debasish Basak

A ssessment of rope condition either by

visual examination or drawing a specimen rope length and subjecting it to destructive evaluation seldom speaks about integrity of the entire rope length in the installation1. Further, ropes that are used on friction winders and aerial ropeway passenger cable car installations cannot be assessed at any cost due to non-availability of rope length for destructive investigation. Under these situations, non-destructive investigation is the only means for its evaluation to study the behavior. Magnetic flaw detectors are used to determine rope wearing2. The detectors can measure loss of metallic area (LMA) and detect local faults (LF) such as broken wires and other faults of the rope. Deterioration of a rope during its lifetime leads to a reduction of the rope safety and to its possible destruction. Electro-magnetic nondestructive testing allows an increase in the safe use of steel ropes due to objective, reliable and documented evaluation of the real rope condition and by ensuring timely rope replacement. Objectives Following are the main objectives for nondestructive evaluation of steel wire ropes used in mine winders and in aerial ropeways: • study of the condition of ropes over a period of time at regular interval of three months/six months/one year depending on age, condition of ropes etc. in the installation; • assessment of the suitability of ropes by

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non-destructive evaluation: and • achievement of the optimum safety, economy and reliability during operation of the ropes in their current installation. Available methods and scopes The most conventional inspection method for wire ropes is visual inspection where experts observe the surface and assess the rope condition empirically. They cannot evaluate inner failure such as corrosion. The visual method can also be an inadequate inspection due to its subjectivity. On a practical basis, it is hard and nearly impossible to review thoroughly a rope covered by lubricant. Only surface faults of the rope can be detected and this is insufficient to define its condition correctly. Visual inspection alone is inadequate to provide a real definition of the rope degradation level, even if the inspection is fulfilled conscientiously. Using the electromagnetic method, a rope expert is better able to estimate rope condition. Electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation of wire ropes has been in regular use in a number of countries for inspection of hoisting ropes in deep mines and inspection of aerial ropes. The principle of operation for electromagnetic non-destructive evaluation of wire rope systems employ3: measurements of fringe fields near the surface of the rope to detect local defects such as broken wires, corrosion pitting, local wear; and measurements of changes in magnetic flux passing through a short length of rope to quantify changes in metallic cross-section.

Instrumentation recently used for nondestructive testing of steel wire ropes generally uses the “DC Magnetic Method”4 for magnetization of the rope with permanent magnets and detection of the changes of magnetic field around the rope and total magnetic flux. Discontinuity in the rope, such as broken wire or corrosion pit, creates radial magnetic flux leakage and the sensor detects it as the rope passes through the sensing head. Other sensor measures total axial magnetic flux in the rope. It provides information about loss of steel due to missing wire, continuous corrosion or abrasion. Detectability of rope defects depends mainly on the sensing head employed but readability of its signals and ease of operation depends mainly on the recording/processing instrument. The sensing head brings the running sector of wire rope to a condition close to magnetic saturation and provides signals from its sensors. Rope rejection criteria can be divided into qualitative and quantitative ones. The qualitative criteria are: various types of deformation; damage as a result of high temperature or of a flash influence; and strand or metallic core break. The qualitative criteria are: diameter change, surface or inner abrasive wear and (or) corrosion of wires which lead to loss of metallic cross-sectional area (LMA), quantity of breaks of outer and inner wires per definite length (usually per 6d, 30d or 40d, where d in mm is nominal rope diameter). The last criterion belongs to the rope local faults (LF) whereas the first one (LMA) belongs to the dispersed faults. The LF and LMA signals of the non-


destructive evaluation instruments represent the electronic equivalent of the mechanical anomalies present in the wire rope. The saturating magnetic field of the instrument makes the anomalies visible to the magnetic sensors placed around the rope. This process is somewhat similar to making non-destructive examination of a human body with Xrays, where density variations of the patient are made visible by greater or lesser absorption of these rays. Critical rope assessment and evaluation A few case studies5 in mine conveyor system, mine winders and aerial ropeways have been cited below: Two steel wire ropes each of 51 mm dia., 6X25 FW construction, fiber main core, in a material handling cable belt conveyor system have been considered investigated insitu in four phases for evaluation of the condition over nearly three years. A concentration of flaws (broken wires) in different places on the ropes has been noticed in the last phase. Within a few splicing zones, broken wires have also been observed.. The last phase investigation has revealed more flaws compared to the results found during the previous one. An increase in fatigue resulting significant raise in broken wires over stipulated length of 2.04 meters (40d) has been observed. Immediate replacement of those two ropes has been recommended. Two cage ropes and two skip ropes (each of 28 mm dia., full locked coil construction, right hand Lang’s lay, galvanized) used for a multirope friction winder in uranium mines in India have been considered over nearly 48 months at regular interval for nondestructive evaluation. The cage ropes have been replaced after 36 months and the skip ropes the first time after 26 months and then after 24 months from the date of installation. Cage rope 2 has shown a higher number of flaws/100 m lengths. Skip rope 1 has registered comparatively more flaws/100m lengths during the first study after 25 months whereas skip rope 2 (new) has shown more flaws/100 m lengths during the second study after 17 months in the installation. Relative losses in the metallic crosssectional area compared to the healthy portion of cage and skip ropes have been observed as nearly equal in each investigation. Lay lengths of winder ropes range from 6.3 to 6.7 times the nominal diameter. Locked coil ropes have constant cross sectional area. Comparatively less effect of cor-

rosion has been noticed during the study. Steel cross-sectional area for locked coil rope has been assumed about 85% of the full (nominal) cross-sectional area. Two ropes (each 60 mm nominal dia., construction 6X49, preformed, right hand Lang’s lay, galvanized, Independent Wire Rope Core [IWRC]) used in two Koepe cage winders for coal mines have been considered for non-destructive evaluation. The relative loss in metallic cross-sectional area compared to a healthy portion of the rope is negligible in all six observations in both the cage winder ropes. The steel cross-sectional area for the IWRC rope has been taken about 60% of the full (nominal) cross-sectional area. The trend of occurrence of flaws as observed per 100 meters length of ropes is nearly the same in the ropes in the two cage winders. The lay length values have been found within the range of 6d to 8d. The ratio of observed dia. and nominal dia. has decreased with time. Presence of corrosion has also been noticed. The wire rope length of about five meters each from both cappel ends are not subjected to non-destructive evaluation due to infrastructural disadvantage. It has been experienced through a destructive study with the 3 m sample of ropes from cappel ends that generally broken wire criteria is not observed throughout this length from cappel ends. Localized

Debasish Basak received B.E. (Electrical Eng.) in 1986 from National Institute of Technology (formerly Regional Engineering College), Durgapur, India and M.E. (Electrical Engg.) with specialization in System Eng. & Operations Research in 1988 from I.I.T. Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee), India, and an MBA degree in operations management in 2002 from IGNOU, New Delhi, India. He has worked nearly one year at IIT Kharagpur, India as “Junior Research Engineer” in a project sponsored by ISRO, Bangalore, India. In 1989, he joined Central Mining Research Institute, Dhanbad, India

flaws in the form of broken wires generally concentrate near the point, which crosses and halts in the pulley whenever the cages/skips stop at boardingdeboarding/loading-unloading stations. Typically, they are caused by bending-oversheave fatigue cycling. A haulage rope of approx. length of 4.5 kms in continuous monocable with automatic grips of passenger cable car6 has been considered for non-destructive evaluation. For calculation of relative loss in cross-sectional area, it has been taken into account that steel cross-sectional area for stranded rope is about 55% of the full (nominal) cross-sectional area. This non-destructive evaluation on the rope has been carried out nearly seven years after its installation. The maximum length of the rope has been found as heavily corroded. A significant number of flaws, 52, have been observed and maximum relative loss in metallic cross-sectional area is more than 6% compared to a healthy sector except splicing. There exists five numbers of splices in the total length of rope. The haulage ropes at six different monocable aerial ropeway installations have been studied using non-destructive evaluation method and the findings have been detailed below: First investigation has been carried out on

Basak where he is currently Scientist “EII” and head of the Electrical Laboratory. He has published about 20 papers in national/international conferences/ journals. His research interest includes support vector machines, optimization, reliability, nondestructive study of steel wire ropes etc. This paper was presented at WAI’s International Technical Conference, New Delhi, India, October 2006.

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the rope (nominal dia. 40 mm) for the first time after five months in the installation. The lay-length is 6.7d and the spliced length is 1212.5d where d is the diameter in mm. No flaw has been observed and the % loss in relative cross-sectional area has been negligible. Second investigation has been carried out on the rope (nominal dia. 40 mm) for the first time after eight months in the installation. The lay-length is 6.8d and spliced length is 1075d where d is the diameter in mm. Eight numbers of flaws have been observed and the relative loss in cross-sectional area has been found as 1.6% in corroded rope. A third investigation has been carried out on the rope (nominal dia. 36 mm) for the first time after nine months in the installation. The lay-length is 6.9d and spliced length is 1167d where d is the diameter in mm. One flaw has been observed and maximum % loss in relative cross-sectional area has been found as 0.87%. A fourth investigation has been carried out on the rope (nominal dia. 40 mm) for the second time after 72 months in the installation. There are two splicing zones in the total length of approx. 2150 meters. The number of flaws has been observed as 56 (48 found after 51 months) and the maximum % loss in relative cross-sectional area has been found as 4.07%. The lay-length and spliced lengths are 7.3d and 1325d respectively where d is the diameter in mm. A fifth investigation has been carried out on the rope (nominal dia. 33 mm) after 24 months in the installation. The splicing portion is not good enough. The number of flaws and maximum % loss in relative cross-sectional area compared to a healthy portion of rope has been observed as 7 and 5.4%. The spliced length is 1242d. A sixth investigation has been carried out on the rope (nominal dia. 36 mm) after 24 months in the installation. The number of flaws and maximum % loss in relative cross-sectional area compared to a healthy portion of rope has been observed as 8 and 3.5%. The spliced length is 1138d. Wirerope Defectograph MD 120B, with its magnetic head 2-sh suitable for wire ropes varying dia. from 20 to 60 mm, of Polish origin has been used for the present investigation7,8. All the ropes have been calibrated first with metallic rod of known cross-sectional area of 80 sq mm/20 sq mm before actual scanning of ropes. The rope speed has varied from 0.6 to 1.2 meter/sec-

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ond. The lay-lengths observed are within the range of 6d to 8d. The spliced lengths are from 1000d to 1300d where d is the nominal diameter in mm. Conclusions A complete documentation of gradual rope deterioration throughout a rope’s entire service life by periodic inspection from rope installation would enable the operator to arrive at a decision for preventing premature rope failure under adverse conditions or extensions of rope life in deserving cases9,10. The study depicts the present condition of ropes only. The measurements are intended to identify rope wear and other deterioration so that a wire is removed from service before it becomes hazardous to use. Application of non-destructive evaluation procedures makes it possible to improve the reliability of detecting broken wires over the available rope length for evaluation. This non-destructive investigation on winding ropes does not include the aspect of fatigue that may develop in rope in course of time. The reliability of electromagnetic inspection has made it a universally accepted method for the inspection of wire ropes in mining, for ski lifts, chair lifts, cable cars and many other applications. With this in view, the Electrical Laboratory of the Central Mining Research Institute (CMRI), Dhanbad, India has been engaged over a considerable period of time in performing nondestructive evaluation on steel winding ropes used in mine winders and in aerial ropeways in different parts of the country and abroad. Acknowledgements The author is grateful to the Director, CMRI, Dhanbad, India, for his kind permission to publish the paper. The views expressed in the paper are of the author’s and not of the organization he serves. References 1. D. Basak, “Periodic Nondestructive Evaluation of Steel Wire Ropes; Its Importance and Practical Relevance,” NDT.net–The e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing – ISSN: 1435- 4934, June 2006, Issue Vol. 11, No. 6. 2. D. Basak, “Nondestructive Evaluation of Drive Rope: A Case Study, Nondestructive Testing & Evaluation,” Taylor & Francis, U.K., Vol. 20, No. 4, December 2005,

221-229. 3. University of Reading, 2000, Wire rope non-destructive testing – Survey of instrument manufacturers, UK Health & Safety Executive. Offshore Technology Report OTO 2000064. Prepared by The University of Reading. 4. K. Zawada, Magnetic NDT of Steel Wire Ropes, NDT.net, 1999, Vol. 4, No. 8. 5. CMRI Project Reports on Nondestructive investigation on Steel Wire Ropes. 6. D. Basak, “Comparison of Condition of a Haulage Rope with Nondestructive Evaluation Standards: A Case Study,” Journal of Nondestructive Testing & Evaluation, Volume 4, Issue 2, September 2005, pp 4346. 7. Zawada NDT www.zawada.z.pl/ 8. MD 120B Wire Rope Defectorgraph. 9. T. Moriya, “A Magnetic Method for Evaluation of Deterioration of Large Diameter Wire Ropes,” 15th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing, Rome, 2000. 10. H.R. Weischedel and C.R. Chaplin, The Inspection of Offshore Wire Ropes: The State of the Art, 24th Annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Houston, Texas, May 4-7, 1992, paper number OTC 6969, 227-239. ■


Products Lightweight storage box reduces cable loss, is stackable to maximize usage of space U.S.-based JDV Products reports that its new CR2000 Reel Saver is a lightweight, weather-resistant, stackable and reusable cable storage box. The CR2000 eliminates disposal fees and packaging waste by minimizing cable loss due to inaccurate measurement of remaining wire quantity, a press release said. Unlike other models, the CR2000 helps save on storage and transportation costs by using a standard coiled wire, which maxi-

mizes cube efficiency, it said, adding that its unique “stackable” design frees up valuable workspace. The CR2000 Reel Saver is very adaptable, able to handle almost any wire or cable such as aerial drop wire 2 pair, station wire (JKT),

Two color series to be introduced at Interwire U.S.-based Teknor Color Company announced that it will introduce two new series of color concentrates comprised of 16 colors for PVC and ten Munsell® colors for polyethylene comply with the RoHS requirements specified by the European Union. The concentrates, a press release said, are for use with a wide range of PVC and polyolefin compounds used in the wire and cable industry. “These new concentrates have been formulated with pigments that comply with RoHS regulations yet provide the same coloring efficiency

and electrical performance obtained with standard concentrates,” said Anne Upton, wire and cable market manager. “They make it possible for wire-industry manufacturers in the Americas to serve customers in Europe as well as to meet growing restrictions on the use of certain metalcontaining compounds in the domestic market.” Both series are available in bead form (the exception is PVC black, which comes in dice form). They include 16 concentrates for use with PVC. The carrier resin for these concentrates is lead stabilizer-free PVC. It comes in 16 colors and for use with PE and TPEs there are 10 Munsell colors. Contact: Teknor Color Company, tel. 401-725-8000; www.teknorcolor.com.

Payoff handles fine wire with low process tension U.S.-based Huestis Industrial reports that it has introduced a compact fine wire payoff for strand annealing furnaces that is extremely compact, less than two sq ft, allowing for a single or multiple station installation. The FWP1000 is designed to handle fine wire applications with very low process tension, a press release said. The stand incorporates an AC variable speed drive and an integral dancer utilizing a dancer duty potentiometer, it said, adding that combined with an 208 WIRE JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

adjustable counterweight, the unit is capable of handling fine wire as small as XXX diameter. Built for maintenance-free operation, the stand uses lightweight aluminum sheaves with ball bearing and hard coated vgrooves, it noted. The payoff has quick lock arbor collars that allow for spool changes without tooling, the release said. The dog-pin plate includes an adjustable dog pin. Contact: Huestis Industrial, tel. 401-253-5500; www.huestis.com.

inside 3 or 4 pair and more, the release said. It is very user-friendly, making it easy to operate, reload and install a new cable reel in less than a minute as well as eliminating twisted wires for on-site working technicians, it said. Contact: Michael Crawn, JDV Products, tel. 201-796-1720 ext. 13, www.jdvproducts.com.

Roblon Engineering says its latest addition does the work of 2 machines Roblon Engineering reports that its SE LAN system, one of the latest additions to the Danish company’s product range, literally does the work of two systems. A press release said that the SE LAN cable system, presented at the last wire Düsseldorf show, is used for stranding flexible strength members on cardboard tubes (aramide and glass yarn) and tight buffered fibers (on reels) in one operation. Roblon also presented its high-speed, low-tension server. The SE LAN cable system strands tight-buffered fibers and, in the same operation, strands aramid or glass yarns around them, the release explained. The strength members/yarns and the tight-buffered fibers are stranded in the same direction, it noted, adding that the multi-functional machine can also, if required, be operated as a single-sided yarn or tightbuffer server. The SE LAN server features a constant tension level that is adjustable in the range of 1 to 24N, it added. Roblon’s SE TBF (server for tight buffered fibers) is a machine that is used for stranding tight buffered fibers (on reels) in one operation. Contact: Roblon, tel. 45-96-2033-00, sales.ind@roblon.com, www.roblon.com.


Company’s cord product line is expanded with latest intro U.S.-based Southwire Company announced that it has expanded its line of cord products with the introduction of Viper™ rubber cord and QuantumTPE™ cord products. Made in the U.S., the Southwire flexible cord family is available with 300V and 600V ratings, have sunlight resistant jackets rated for outdoor use and conductors rated for wet locations, a press release said. Conductor insulations and outer jackets are oil-resistant and available configurations include up to five conductors, it noted. Conductor sizes range from 2 AWG to 18 AWG in most constructions. Viper rubber cord products are designed to deliver exceptional performance and durability for the extreme operating environments found in industrial plants and contractor job sites. They resist extreme heat, oil, chemicals, abrasion and other hazards found in the most abusive settings, the release said.

QuantumTPE cords offer extreme flexibility under a broad range of operating temperatures, from as low as -60ºC up to

105ºC, the release said. Ideal for contractor-and commercial-grade applications, these cords are light in weight, easy to handle and do not leave scuff marks on floors, it said.. Southwire notes that it “now provides one of the industry’s most comprehensive offerings of rubber, TPE and PVC flexible cord solutions for industrial and commercial applications.” Southwire also provides PVC-insulated 300V and 600V flexible cords and flexible 2,000V portable power cable products. Contact: Southwire Company, www.southwire.com.

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Meter is called a low-cost way to display web tension U.S.-based MAGPOWR reports that its Digital Tension Meter can display web tension in applications where access to control parameters is not required. A press release said that the meter is a low-cost solution that features DIN Rail Mounts and simplified wiring connections for easy installation. The unit has a simple LCD readout with 0.6” (15.2 mm) bright red digits, a selectable decimal point, a high impact plastic case and a sealed front panel to ensure operation in wash-down or dusty environments, it said. The DTM features DIN Rail Mounts and simplified wiring connections for easy installation. Contact: MAGPOWR, tel. (800) MAGPOWR; www.magpowr.com.

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Power-driven compact stacker models can lift 2,200 lb to heights up to 122 in. U.S.-based Presto Lifts Inc. is offering a new line of fully powered stackers that have lift heights of 62”, 98” and 122” and a full 2,200 lb capacity. A press release said that the Power Stak® line’s narrow mast design and offset control handle provide operators with a clear view of what is in front with virtually no blind spots. An ergonomically designed handle puts all controls within easy read for maximum operator comfort and convenience, it said. Forward and reverse drive “thumb” switches are located on both sides of the

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Powered by two 12-volt maintenance free batteries, the Power Stacker is built on an extremely stable, yet short wheel base to provide maximum maneuverability even in tight quarters, the release said. Units are available in fork-over design for use with open bottom pallets, or adjustable straddle design for use with closed bottom pallets. Contact: Presto Lifts Inc., tel. 508-222-0177; www. prestolifts.com.

Versatile melt-processible elastomer can provides outstanding extrusion performance U.S.-based Advanced Polymer Alloys (APA) recently introduced its DuraGrip® TPE 6300 series, which it described as a versatile melt-processible elastomer (MPE) with outstanding properties. DuraGrip TPE 6300, a press release said, provides outstanding extrusion performance, offering a low-gloss fin-

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Compact wire cutter for solid wire can handle 12-26 awg sizes U.S.-based Xuron Corporation reports that its Model 505 Adjustable Wire Stripper/Cutter is a compact, industrialduty wire cutter and stripper that is able to process a wide range of solid wire, from 12 to 26 awg. A press release said that the unit features a thumb-adjustable cam for matching the wire gauge size and also locks closed for easy storage. It can easily accommodate

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Mica substitute coating can be used as non-blocking film over cable insulation U.S.-based S.T.A.R Corp. announced that it is offering a mica substitute that is a liquid elastomeric water coating that forms a non-blocking film over the insulation. The product, a press release said, can be used to replace dry powders such as mica and talc that are dusted on surfaces to prevent blocking. Such powders, it noted, are classified as dust nuisances and also cause accidents when spilled on the floor. The mica substitute does not cause blistering

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baking cycle. The mica substitute must form a film before reaching the take up reel and surface temperature should reach 212ºF to initiate the cure process, it said. On twisted constructions it is suggested that the singles be protected with Mica Substitute prior to twisting. Contact: Carmine Spatola, S.T.A.R Corp., tel. 732-968-6776; e-mail starspatola@aol.com. ■

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For quality and innovation in Wire & Cable extrusion, look to Canterbury Engineering. Our vast design and manufacturing capabilities offer a complete line of tooling products and services for your every need, including: Crossheads, In-Line Heads, Tip, Dies, Screws, Barrels, and more. For more information contact: Canterbury Engineering at 1-800-241-7650, or see us online at www.canterburyengineering.com

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Media Company launches new web site for extrusion business Davis-Standard Corporation has updated its web sites for the company’s Extrusion Systems and Converting Systems Business Groups. The new sites have a new look and improved features, redesigned to enable easier navigation and provide more specific equipment information, including additional graphics and photos. Both sites offer access to updated news and events as well as safety bulletins for a variety of product areas to help customers optimize the maintenance and safety of their equipment. Extrusion Systems customers will find information at www.davis-standard.com about specific types of extruders, complete systems and applications. They will also have access to a

new online parts store to conveniently place orders for commonly ordered parts. Davis-Standard manufactures complete wire and cable systems for building and communication wire, construction wire, coaxial cable, automotive wire, high temperature wire, 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. Contact: Davis-Standard Corporation, www.davis-standard.com.

Website makes it easier to market, find fasteners Italy’s fasten.it Srl notes that its website, www.fasten.it, is dedicated to the world of fastener and fixing elements and producers, with the focus on e-procurement. The website is divided into two parts, one part providing free access and the other part accessible via a subscription fee, a press release said. The free part enables visitors to look for a producer of a known brand or type of screw, machine, treatment, etc., by scrolling through the categories listed on the site’s home page and then using the select function. The subscription-access section includes a worldwide database of pro-

Book covers plastic coating and drying defects A book offered through the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) provides step-by-stop guidelines for conducting every phase of the troubleshooting process, including defect prevention, are provided and all major processes for the coating and drying of continuous film on sheets or webs. “Coating and Drying Defects: Troubleshooting Operating Problems, 2nd Edition,” by Edgar B. Gutoff, Edward D. Cohen, arms readers with a systematic, nonmathematical method-

ology within which to assess and analyze virtually any defect that may arise, a press release said. The 337page book provides manufacturing and quality-control personnel, equipment operators and supervisors, plant engineers and scientists with proven tools and techniques for detecting, defining, and eliminating coating defects and operating problems, it said. Contact: Society of Plastics Engineers, www.4spe.org

ducers, technical tables and access to the names in the E-Procurement section. The worldwide database provides a more comprehensive listing of global fastener and machinery suppliers, the release said. Subscribers access this broad resource by clicking on the world map under “Date worldwide base,” and then choosing from the Asia, Europe or America zones. Contact: fasten.it Srl, tel. 39 031620172; e-mail info@fasten.it; Internet www.fasten.it.

CD covers new hexavalent chromium standard and compliance requirements A free Arc Welding Safety CD from The Lincoln Electric Company features industry and product news, including the new OSHA Hexavalent Chromium Standards and OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance for Hexavalent Chromium Standard. The CD (MC06-209) details how the new standard lowers OSHA’s permissible exposure limit (PEL) for hexava212 WIRE JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

lent chromium, and for all Cr(VI) compounds, to five micrograms of Cr(VI) per cubic meter of air/an 8-hour timeweighted average, a press release said. The new PEL is a tenth the old PEL. The new standard requires industries to control worker exposures to Cr(VI) so the new PEL is not exceeded, the release said. The CD, it said, explains what companies fall under the rules

and also serves as an additional resource for the following topics: welding safety, written with welders in mind; fume extraction equipment; MSDS Updates; and resources, links to industry information on safety & health topics. Contact: The Lincoln Electric Company, www.lincolnelectric.com.


WJI Classified Ad Information Wire Journal International classified advertising is the most cost-effective way to get your sales message out through WJI’s circulation of more than 15,000. Your ad will also appear on wirenet.org and wcexpo.com, adding thousands of viewers. WIRE ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS seeking employment positions are entitled to FREE “Position Wanted” classified ads. Limit: one ad per issue, maximum three ads per year. This WAI membership benefit is not transferable to nonmembers or to companies. CLASSIFIED AD RATES: • $1.25 per word for Wire Journal International and on-line classifieds at wirenet.org and wcexpo.com (20 word minimum). • Blind box numbers, add $10. • Boldface headlines, add $5 per line (up to 18 characters per line). Be sure to specify category. BLIND BOX INFO: Blind box numbers assure the confidentiality of the advertiser in both the WJI and the on-line publication. Responses are mailed out within two business days after

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ENGINEERING MANAGER. General Cable’s Willimantic, CT facility currently has an opening for an Engineering Manager. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager and will have supervisory responsibilities for 7 direct reports. The successful candidate must have excellent Leadership and project management skills coupled with extensive experience in CV and Plastics extrusion. Must be able to drive change and introduce innovative solutions for productivity improvements. Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, 7-10 years experience in manufacturing management with Lean/6 Sigma experience preferred. Please mail resumes to HR Manager, General Cable Corp, 1600 West Main St, Willimantic, CT 06226. General Cable is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V and a drug free workplace SALES. A manufacturer of wire and wire products seeks a highly motivated entreprenerial person to act as a sales reprsentative for sales throughtout the northeastern states. The candidate should have 3-5 years experience in the wire, decking and collapsible container industry. Salary and bonuses. Please forward resume in confidence to info@norfilinc. com.

receipt. Responses to Blind Box ads should be addressed to: Wire Journal International, Box number (as it appears in print or on-line), P.O. Box 578, Guilford, CT 06437-0578 USA. PAYMENT POLICY: No agency commissions or cash discounts allowed. Ads are billed upon publication, or on secure cyber-cash sites on-line. DEADLINES: Copy is due a full month in advance, i.e., it must be received by March 1 for publication in the April issue. Classifieds booked on-line, run for at least one-month on-line, from the date of booking. Wire Journal International “Print classifieds” booked on-line as an “add-on” to an “on-line classified” booking will run in the next available issue of the WJI. USE OF THE WIRE JOURNAL CLASSIFIED ORDER BLANK located on the reverse side. Please type all copy submitted. Fax copies are acceptable; our fax number is 203-4538384. Telephone orders will not be accepted.

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COMMISSION BROKERS, INC. EQUIPMENT SPECIALISTS TO THE ELECTRICAL WIRE & CABLE INDUSTRY APPRAISERS • COMMISSION BROKERS • INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR ENTIRE PLANTS

FOR SALE 1 - DAVIS STANDARD 2"/1.25" Extrusion Line 1 - DAVIS STANDARD 2" 30:1 Hi-Temp Extrusion Line 1 - WATSON 36" Rotating Cabler w/25-Wire Payoff 1 - EJR Triple Head Taper 1 - NEB 12-Head 18” Planetary Cabler 1 - COOK BH36 Cabler 1 - SYNCRO FX-13 Rod Breakdown Drawing Line, Copper 1 - VAUGHN 10-Die Rod Breakdown Drawing Line, Aluminum 1 - D/S 3.5” 36:1 L/D Nitrogen Gas Extrusion Line 1 - D/S 2.5” 30:1 L/D Nitrogen Gas Extrusion Line 1 - D/S 3.5” 24:1 L/D Jacket Extrusion Line 1 - D/S 2” 24:1 L/D Hi-Temp Extrusion Line 1 - ENTWISTLE 4.5” 24:1 L/D PVC Extruder 1 - DAVIS STANDARD 2.5” 24:1 L/D Nylon Extruder 1 - MERRITT DAVIS 1.25” 24:1 L/D Vertical Extruder

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BARTELL 60”, 72” Payoffs and Take-ups 30” Core Neutralizer Payoff CORTINOVIS 72-Wire 16” Rigid Strander NEB 18-Head 22” Rigid Strander CEECO 7-Wire 22” Tubular Strander, Encircling Bearing 1 - ENTWISTLE 36” Dual Reel Take-up, Model THE 24/36 1 - DAVIS STANDARD 36” Parallel Axis Dual Reel Take-up 1 - DAVIS STANDARD 30” Dual Reel Take-up 1 - SYNCRO DFH Spooler, 30” Reel w/ENDEX Dancer 1 - DAVIS ELECTRIC Model CRS30 Rewinder 1 - VIDEOJET Model 37e InkJet Printer, new 2000 1 - SCHLEUNIGER Model PF3000 Payoff 1 - ADVANTAGE Chiller, Model MK-25AM41HBX, 9/98 1 - Complete PVC Compound Facility 100 - 760mm x 410mm ID x 400mm x 127mm Steel Reels

Contact: Martin Kenner

COMMISSION BROKERS, INC. P.O. Box 8456 • Cranston, RI 02920-0456 • Tel. (401) 943-3777 • Fax: (401) 943-3670 WEB: www.commissionbrokers.com • E-MAIL: marty137@aol.com

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER. Gerdau Ameristeel is searching for a Sales Manager for our Carrollton, Texas Wire

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location. This position is responsible for all managerial and sales revenue of a team of inside and outside sales representatives. You must have the ability to disseminate national and global market conditions and trends, in efforts to create a business plan that is in line with operations and corporate goals and expectations. A degree and seven to ten years of experience in a progressive sales role is essential. Experience in industrial wire, wire rod or related industries is preferred but not required. We offer a competitive salary with incentive as well as a full range of benefits including life, medical, dental, vision, disability coverage, retirement plan and 401(k). We encourage continued learning through our tuition

refund program. If you meet the above qualifications, please email your resume to: jstevenson@gerdauameristeel.com and apply directly to this position through our eRecruitment syste via the Internet at www.gerdauameristeel.com/careers/index. cf. EOE M/F/D/V.

Ethernet and high-end data cables to assembly houses and system integrators. The ideal candidate will have intimate knowledge of the US cable market and the networking connections necessary to reach new customers. The position is presently defined as half-time. Qualified candidates should email their CV to Mr. Elisha Ben Nachum: elishabn@eldor.com.

CABLE SALES MANAGER. Teldor Wires & Cables, Ltd., (www.teldor.com) a highly respected manufacturer offering a wide range of copper and fiber-optic cables with an international reputation for high quality and specialization is searching for an experienced marketing development and sales professional. Teldor will increase its US market share in the area of Industrial

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Serving the non-ferrous and ferrous industries since 1983

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PRODUCT ENGINEERING MANAGER. Radix Wire Company. We seek a Product Engineering Manager for our Cleveland, Ohio location to be responsible for coordinating the development of new and modified products and certification programs, providing technical support for introduction of new and modified products, and reviewing and evaluating existing products and identifying improvements. The Product Engineering Manager will review safety, health and environmental aspects of new and modified products, establish contacts with strategic customers and suppliers to support new product development programs, coordinate business system cost information with manufacturing, participate in NEMA technical sessions and other related association meetings, and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives. We seek an individual with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with 5+ years of wire and cable industry experience. Working knowledge of


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UL, CSA and other agency requirements, TQM background, and involvement in business related associations such as UL, CSA, NEMA, GAMA, and ASTM. Please e-mail all resumes (in Word format) along with salary requirements to Hugh Fisher at hfisher.cohencpa@sendoutsmail. com. Please include job code RW-PRODUCT in the subject line of your reply. Visit us at www.radix-wire.com. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

absolute confidence. Contact: WIRE RESOURCES, INC. 522 E. Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830, tel: 203-622-3000 or 800-394-WIRE, email: wri@wireresources. com, Internet www.wireresources.com.

CARBIDE SPECIALISTS, INC. offers excellent quality, price and delivery on all your carbide wire die needs (R2-R12). Yes, you can have all three! Give us an opportunity to prove it. For personal attention to your specific requirements, contact Ray Northern at 440951-4027 or fax 440-954-9094.

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“LET OUR SUCCESS BE YOUR SUCCESS.” Wire Resources is the foremost recruiting firm in the Wire & Cable Industry. For 30 plus years our clients have secured the services of thousands of key individual contributors, managers and executives. For corporations we provide recruitment, outplacement, and salary assessment functions. For the job seeker exploring new opportunities, we provide a wealth of information. Our services are performed in

MOLONEY DIE COMPANY. Low prices on all sizes of new, used and recut carbide dies. We also recut tapered nibs. Fast turnaround. Quality service since 1985. Tel. 904-388-3654.

DUNHILL PROFESSIONAL SEARCH OF GREENWOOD. Serving the Wire and Cable Industry since 1978. Phone: 864-3665555; e-mail dunhill@ wctel.net. Contact: Hal Freese.

APOLLO DIA-CARB COMPANY. Buy & sell new/used Natural & PCD DIAMOND DIES. Fair prices & excellent lead times. Contact Paulette, Owner-Sales, by telephone at 1-508-226-1508 or by e-mail at apollodie@wmconnect.com.

MACHINERY AJAX #5 (1") AND AJAX #4 (3/4") Wire draw/straighten/cut off machines complete with uncoilers, shot blasters, tooling, 1978/1979. Contact Westway Machinery Ltd., tel. 905-803-9999, fax 905-803-9109. WWW.URBANOASSOCIATES.COM. For New & Used Wire & Cable Equipment. Tel. 727-863-4700; fax 727-863-4711; or by e-mail at urbassoc@verizon.net. ■

FOR SALE FROM FORTUNE MACHINERY Rod Breakdown Koch KGT 1000/2 + 600/11 + DDB + Spooler, 30m/s 6/7HRS Vaughn, 5.5 - 1.4mm, db, 18m/s 6BW Morgan, 300hp ac, db, (2) 5/6HRM Vaughn, enter 7mm hc, db, SCR 3HRX Vaughn, enter 12.5mm hc, db, SCR

Mesh Machines Jaeger, T/S, 1987 G5/102 EVG, T/S Vitari Barbed Wire Machines Tainan Cheng Descalers CNC-Benders Drawing Deadblocks

Nail Machines #5 Glader, 9.5 x 305mm SPIKES (2) #3 Glader, Duplex (10)

WAFIOS n51 (16) N6 (2) N5 (18) N4 (6) N100 (2) N3 N50 (9) Available all or in part Micro Welders • Pay offs & take ups • Straighteners & Cutoffs • Fence Machines

BOOTH 1633 INTERWIRE, CLEVELAND — May 7-10

FORTUNE MACHINERY

www.fortunemachinery.com e-mail wfortune@snet.net 471 Pemburn Drive, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824, phone 203 367 5150, fax 203 366 1556

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Advertisers’ Index/Key Contacts ADVERTISER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PAGE

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AIM, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C3 Zoe Borys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 630- 458-0008

Canterbury Engineering Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Brian Schemenaur, Bill Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 770-458-4882

Anbao Wire & Mesh Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .211 BJ Hur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 86-335-389-3600

Carris Reels, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189 David Ferraro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 802-773-9111

Arkema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C4 Aurélie Cornu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 33-1-49-00-80-80

Central Wire/Techalloy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Stan Merrick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 800-638-1458

Axis Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133 Joanna Hoiberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 508-481-9600

Cheng I Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149 Philip Wang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 770-931-8338

Balloffet Die Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .151 Richard Barthod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 915-592-5252

Clinton Instrument Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 860-669-7548

Barbarotto International Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 516-594-1300

CM Furnaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 973-338-6500

Bartell Machinery Systems LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Robert Reynolds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 315-336-7600

Commission Brokers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213 Martin Kenner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ph. 401-943-3777

Bergandi Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 951-361-8000

Condat S.A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .179 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 33-478-073-838

Beta LaserMike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Rick Kristensen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 937-233-9935

Conneaut Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 John Santos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 800-955-YARN

Blachford Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 815- 464-2100

Copperweld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C2 Anthony Hale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 931-433-0465

Bongard Drummond Trading LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181 John Drummond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 260-625-6275

Cortinovis America LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Tony DeRosa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 908-236-0400

Boockmann GmbH/ The Slover Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157 Richard Slover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 713-468-1795

Davis-Standard LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Phl. 860-599-1010

CM Caballe SA/Technical Marketing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Patrick Carney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 860-844-8646

Die Quip Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 Tom Maxwell, Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 412-833-1662

Can- Eng Furnaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .93 Julie Bond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 905-356-1327

D&S Wire Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 847- 766-5520

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EUROPE

Robert J. Xeller Anna Bzowski Wire Journal International 1570 Boston Post Road P.O. Box 578 Guilfordd, CT 06437-0578 USA Tel: (203) 453-2777 Fax: (203) 453-8384

U.K., France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Denmark & Scandinavia Jennie Franks P.O. Box 33 Moulton Newmarrket, Suffolk, England CB88SH Tel: +44-1638-751132 Fax: +44-1638-750933 E-mail: franksco@ btopenworldd.com

FAR EAST Germany, Austria, & Switzerland Dagmar Melcher Media Service International P.O. Boxx 103 D-82402 Seeshaupt Germany Tel: +49-8801-914682 Fax: +49-8801-914683 E-mail: DMelcher@t-online.dde

Anand Bhagwat Pune, India Tel: +91-985-083-8467 E-mail abhagwat@wirenet.org

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Domeks Makine Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 90-216-3643904

Hearl Heaton/Pentre Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .167 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Phl. 44-1924-406-721

EddyTech Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176 Rich Fisher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 440-234-4809

Henrich GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 49-2772-506-0

Esteves-DWD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186 Steve Marcum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 260-728-9272

Hitachi America Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 914-631-0600

Eurolls SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 39-0432-796-511

HOWAR Equipment/Metavan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Chris Hauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 905-738-4010

George Evans Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169 David Evans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ph. 309-757-8300

HOWAR Equipment/GMP Slovakia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Chris Hauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 905- 738-4010

Fabritex Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .156 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 706-376-6584

Huestis Machine Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Paul Cugno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ph. 800-972-9222

Fenn Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 860- 677-7976

IFMSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Ray Zirkle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 203-794-0444

Fine International Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 Bruce Ceres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 973-586-3868

Imaje . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .177 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 770-421-7700

Fisk Alloy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Eric Fisk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 973-427-7550

IWG High Performance Conductors Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 864-472-9022

FMS Force Measuring Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Paul Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 847-392-7872

Jouhsen-bungdens USA LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 770-889-0689

Fort Wayne Wire Die, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Don Bieberich/John Downey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 260-747-1681

Kamatics Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Doug Voge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 860-243-9704

Fortune Machinery Company, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .215 Bill Fortune . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 203-367-5150

Kinrei of America/Donnelly Reels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193 Steve Hess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 973-677-9500

Frontier Composites & Castings Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Peter Moffatt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 905-685-3480

Leibinger Numbering LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 203-853-0222

Karl Fuhr GmbH & Co., Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Volker Gerth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 49-5234-84980

Leoni Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 413-593-6618

T Fukase & Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 81-43-276-0630

Lesmo Machinery America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135 Allan Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 905-761-6165

GBC Technologies Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 770-214-2358

Maillefer SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .161 Andy Gosselin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 41-21-694-4111

Gem Gravure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 David Gemelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 781-878-0456

Mathiasen Machinery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214 Mark Mathiasen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 860-873-1423

Genca Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 Brian Schemenaur, Bill Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 727-524-3622

Metavan/HOWAR Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171 Chris Hauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 905-738-4010

W. Gillies Technologies LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134 Mark Spencer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 508-852-2502

Micro Products Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Bill Keiler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 630-787-9350

Gimax Srl/Cable Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-18 Enrico Romagnolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 39-0444-551790

Morgan Koch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175 Bob Strauss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 281-992-7850

GMP Slovakia/HOWAR Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Chris Hauer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 905-738-4010

National Standard/Heico Wire Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 800-350-7851

Guil Tool & Engineering Co Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .148 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 401-828-7600

Niagara Composites Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137 Ross Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 905-641-1056

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Paramount Die Company Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Richard Sarver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 410-272-4600

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Sanxin Wire Die . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Doug Thornton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 434-906-2340 Schlatter Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Daniel Wenker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ph. 815-874-9471

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PLA535 CONAIR DHD-30 desiccant dryers (new) & CLR156 (2) Reelex D1000 DHD4, coiler with controls, Model SC-30, CD30, DHD6, CD200. ceramics, RA5, 300 KVAdual annealer, 30” spooler, dancer/accum. CBR897 SUMITOMO 60” fork style single twist cabler, Mfg 1980’s. dual capstan. CLR154 (2) Reelex S500 (1) LH, 1 RH, single w/ WRD690 Syncro F13 13 die, 350double HP drive, CBR899 NORTHAMPTON SLB800 twist controls,(5) dancer. RA5, 300 KVA annealer, 30” spooler, 30” drop CLR155 (2) Reelex D500, (1) RH, single w/controls, R, w/Cook DH4+8 Drawer, Endex Annealer, Syncro 36” coiler. dancer. Coiler. WRD691 (4) Syncro C13 inter. Dwg. Machine, BRAIDERS WRD797 SYNCRO Barrel Packer, ENDEX Head ceramics, 100 HP18” DC, C3 annealer, 30” spooler. upgrade w/motor control panel. BRD3031145, (10)Wardwell 16Carrier Rebuilt, Model H, on TUBULAR STRANDER wire, mot 30” x 16” frames. (still in crates) TBR143 30” Stolberger 12+ wire tubular stranINSULATING/JACKETING LINES BRD302 Wardwell 16 Carrier, on wire, motorder, dual(41) Bartell takeup. EXPL217 3cap, 1/2” 84” D.STD Therm. III Line. R L. 30” Clipized, Model G/H, 30” or 24C braider frames. per payoff, tensioner, Zumbach 3001+6 preheater, LaserTBR145/TBR146 (2) 630mm (2) 1+12 BRD305 Wardwell 24 Carrier mike SA4010, Conair loader, 18”cable. D.Std. encircling capstan, Gem 630mm Ceeco tubular stranders, SUPER MCH printer, vert. dancer, 30” Clipper PA 30 DANCERS/ACCUMULATORS bearing, spin safe 7’cradles. takeup, Tulsa drumpacker. DAN187 (6) Reelex motorized AC300 dancers. MISCELLANEOUS EXPL253 3 1/2” D.STD. 24: 1 Therm II, (2) Skaltek DAN184 (16)Hall Hallpayoff dancers 10’ +/ Energy Sciences Irradiation Unit Mfg. 1990, 1.2m payoffs, accum, (2) 40”Yr. Hall S/L Take nitrogen generator. up. Viteck accum. WIRE DRAWING LINE EXPL230 6” D.STD.1224:1 II Jacketing line, WRD717 Nextrom wireTherm multiwire drawer w/anneal(1987), 40” MGS/Hallspoolers, belt caterpuller, 60” Bartell er, (2) 630/800mm 12 stem(2)payoff, 100 HP takeups, 10 ton Zumbach CAPAC, Beta DC drawer, 50 chiller, HP annealer. (1995). Enter 12laserAWG mike, footage counter, trough, Viteck TDV 240 4 22” vert 2.05mm, Finish 38 AWG 0.10mm, 29 dies, 5000 FPM, 16’ accumulator. MGH529A. EXPL229 4 1/2” D.STD. 24:1 Thermatic III, 1997, JackWRD718 Syncro AG-16 Wire eting Line, (20) 40” Hall belt Machine caterpuller, Viteck TDVDrawing 400 4 Machine, 5000-FPM, WST 22” vert. accum, (2) 60”Syncro Bartell Annealer/spooler, takeups, footage counter, annealing Videojet, 20controls ton chiller, trough, fusion UV cure oven, hopper dryer, (2) Skaltek A12PS payoffs.

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