Connectors and Cables

Is aluminium a viable alternative to copper for cable and wire manufacturers?

The rising commodity price and lacking supply of copper is increasingly pushing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to consider alternative metals, such as aluminium, for wire and cable applications. Despite being lighter and cheaper than copper, the widespread adoption of aluminium has historically been tainted by the drawbacks of using the …

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Aqua Control fountains feature leakproof Bulgin connectors

Rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin has announced a major design win with water features manufacturer Aqua Control Inc. (ACI). Bulgin’s 900 Series Buccaneer PX0291 Flex in-line cable connectors are now used as an integral part of every ACI water feature design. ACI uses extensive engineering to develop new innovative products with an emphasis on pumps that …

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Podium place for Bulgin connectors in international school ROV competition

A school robotics team sponsored by rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin won third place overall in the 2019 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition, with connectors from Bulgin featured in the design. Among the 24 other schools that qualified in the Explorer age group final, a California-based high school’s robotics …

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IDEAL Networks to demonstrate cable certifiers and more at BICSI Winter Conference

IDEAL Networks will showcase its range of certifiers, data cable testers, network testers and IP CCTV testers at the BICSI Winter Conference in Tampa, Florida, USA from February 10-12, 2020. A team of experts will be available at stand 531 to discuss and demonstrate some of IDEAL Networks’ most popular …

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Convert’s expansion doubles capacity of cable loom and harness assembly area

Convert, a manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, is celebrating doubling its assembly area from 5,500 sq ft to 11,000 sq ft after investing in additional premises. Established in 2006, Convert supplies the automotive, transport, marine and scientific sectors, manufacturing cable looms and harnesses for car lights and a range …

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Phoenix Contact decides to expand executive board

In the context of the succession planning for CHRO Prof. Gunther Olesch (Human Resources) and CTO Roland Bent (Technology), both to retire in the next twelve months, Phoenix Contact has announced a restructuring of its Executive Board and the associated departments. Effective 1 August, the Executive Board will expand with …

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Speed record: Printing on cables at over 60 km/h

Companies in the wire and cable industry are geared to quality and maximum output. The speed of the extrusion line is what determines production efficiency. At the wire trade fair, Leibinger will be presenting a coding system that marks cables, wires, pipes and tubes at speeds of up to 1,000 …

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Kontron CEO considers five technology trends for 2020

Hannes Niederhauser, CEO at Kontron and Chairman of the Management Board of the S&T Group, considers five technology trends to be the defining themes for the industry in 2020, including edge computing, real-time networks including 5G, new standards for embedded platforms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Niederhauser is convinced that …

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OMC’s FDH1M SMA fibre optic housing wins Elektra Award for Excellence in Product Design, High Reliability Systems

OMC, the pioneer in optoelectronics design and manufacture, has won the coveted Elektra Award 2019 for Excellence in Product Design, High Reliability Systems.  The Cornwall, UK-based company has an enviable reputation for producing high-quality, innovative fibre-optic systems and providing solutions for challenging applications in industries ranging from aerospace through to …

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Convert secures cable assembly order to power 100 electric quadbikes a year

Convert, a leading manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, has secured an order to design cable assemblies to power 100 electric all terrain quad bikes a year. Convert will design and manufacture the cable assemblies for Aspire Engineering, specialist in sustainable engineering solutions for the electric vehicle industry, who then …

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