10/11/2022 – WIRE 4/2022 November
The new issue is available now!
The current WIRE issue 4/2022 contains a report on the ‘NE Drahtforum’ in Nuremberg, a non-ferrous wire conference. Its five organisers – Aurubis, Balloffet, Bechem, Deutsches Kupferinstitut and Niehoff – celebrated a fully booked in-person event on the topic of ‘Sustainability in the supply chain to the NF wire industry’.
At the third Reutlingen E-Mobility Days at the end of October, Wafios presented, among other things, machines for the production of electric power trains. WIRE introduced a new development in hairpin production. Alongside Gehring and other co-exhibitors on the programme, visitors were provided with an overview of developments in the field of e-mobility. At the ‘IZB’ supplier fair in Wolfsburg components for electrical drives were again a dominant theme, including for example magnets for the automotive industry.
Several articles are devoted to exhibitors at the ‘K’ plastics fair in Dusseldorf, on topics such as recycling and the production of cable materials. Here, too, sustainability is of ever greater importance. Businesses in these sectors are investing both in products and in manufacturing. Renewable energy is intended to make production climate-neutral and reduce the CO2 footprint.
In addition to cable materials, this edition also tackles digitalisation and automation in cable production. An extruder manufacturer reports on digital servicing and maintenance, while several other articles highlight innovations in quality assurance and marks.
Researchers from Karlsruhe are working on automating the production of cable harnesses. The sector is showing a lively interest, in a field where most production has hitherto been by hand.
In the field of wire ropes, there is an introduction from a producer based in China. Quality assurance in stranding is the subject of an article by Swiss company FMS. And a contribution from Spain looks at how to identify faults in wire production using artificial intelligence.
We wish you an enjoyable read!