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The move includes the slitting and related assets for the production of coated and uncoated copper and aluminum cable wraps and armor tapes. © LLFlex

25/09/2020 – Cable wraps and armor tapes

Cable wraps and armor tapes

LLFlex acquires “Wire+Cable Armoring Tapes Segment” from Web Industries

The assets of the Web Industries’ Bare Metal Armoring Tapes Slitting Division will be integrated into the state-of-the-art production infrastructure at ... By  Jörg Dambock

Fig. 1: Cellular metals from wire developed at the ITM of TU Dresden. © ITM, TU Dresden, Mirko Krziwon

24/09/2020 – Weaving technology

Weaving technology

Woven cellular metals made of wires

A team of researchers at the TU Dresden has succeeded in producing three-dimensional cellular metals from wires with the help of weaving technology. The ... By  Jörg Dambock

The DC Laboratory at Fraunhofer IPA tests components for converting production plants to direct current. Electronic power converters and a stationary battery storage system at Fraunhofer IISB. © © Fraunhofer IPA/Rainer Bez

22/09/2020 – Powered by direct current

Powered by direct current

DC smart grids for production halls

Most production plants today are still powered by alternating current. In the long term, however, research teams from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Manufacturing ... By  Jörg Dambock

© Wolfram Industrie

21/09/2020 – On our own behalf - Wire

On our own behalf - Wire

Week 38 in retrospect

Here, we present you the top articles from our four categories. This week, the most read one comes from the category „Reports“. By  Daniel Keienburg

Böllinghaus Steel and Outokumpu, both renowned exhibitors at the fair, will not be represented in Dusseldorf. © Böllinghaus

21/09/2020 – Not be represented in Dusseldorf

Not be represented in Dusseldorf

Böllinghaus Steel cancels participation in “wire” and “Tube” 2020

Böllinghaus Steel GmbH will not be exhibiting at „wire” and “Tube” in Dusseldorf, the world's leading trade fair for the wire and cable industry, in December ... By  Jörg Dambock

Meet Sikora virtually from November 17-20, 2020 instead of at “wire” . © Sikora

21/09/2020 – Save the date

Save the date

Meet Sikora virtually instead of at “wire”

After evaluating the possible scenarios, it is with much regret that Sikora has decided against participating in the “wire” show. Despite all, the company ... By  Jörg Dambock

In addition to the tension, the available processor system visualizes measuring values of further Sikora gauge heads in the drawing tower. © Sikora

18/09/2020 – Tension measurement faster than ever before

Tension measurement faster than ever before

Advanced stand-alone gauge head for quality control of optical fibers

Tension has an important impact on the optical fiber quality which influences the uncoated fiber. Sikora AG has developed a stand-alone gauge head with ... By  Jörg Dambock