Fig. 1: Electrical cable with shaped conductors. © Data M

20/03/2023 – Wire drawing / Simulation

Wire drawing / Simulation

Wire drawing with “Copra”

The new version of “Copra FEA RF Wire Rolling” now also includes a feature to simulate shaped wire drawing. The software considers the nonlinear plastic ... By  Jörg Dambock

The latest generation of high-speed pintle pay-offs are especially developed for the use in solid extrusion lines. © Kurre Systems

16/03/2023 – Cable manufacturing / Unwinding

Cable manufacturing / Unwinding

Unwinding sensitive products at highest speeds

Kurre Systems is worldwide known for innovative solutions when it comes to customer-specific requirements in the cable industry. A new generation of high-speed ... By  Jörg Dambock

Partly completed machine “NAK 60 Z” feeding unit in vertical mounting position for gentle process material transport. © Witels-Albert

14/03/2023 – Two series of feeding units

Two series of feeding units

Gentle process material transport

For the processing of flat wires, narrow strips, profiled wires and tubes, feeding units with transport belts are increasingly being used to provide the ... By  Jörg Dambock

Fig. 1. Due to their design, modern RBD lines require less drive energy than previous lines. © Niehoff

10/03/2023 – Exemplary: Niehoff’s rod breakdown (RBD) lines

Exemplary: Niehoff’s rod breakdown (RBD) lines

Investing in new machines pays off

Does it really pay off to invest in new wire and cable machines when existing ones, which are written off, are still working perfectly? This question should ... by Konrad Dengler

“BMS 50” with view of the feed area with the protective hood open. © Wafios

08/03/2023 – Wafios multi-head wire bending machines “BT” and “BMS”

Wafios multi-head wire bending machines “BT” and “BMS”

New benchmarks in output, flexibility and precision

With the “BT” and “BMS” series, the long-established company Wafios, based in Reutlingen, Germany, is setting new benchmarks in the production of complex ... By  Jörg Dambock

“VAS 20 TRH” long bolt line from coil. © Videx

07/03/2023 – Wire processing

Wire processing

Cold heading system for long fasteners

The Videx long-bolt line manufactures long bolts directly from wire coil in a fully automatic, unmanned process, which saves 100% of the material handling ... By  Jörg Dambock

The straightening machine “APR 1000” is able to straighten fine wires and microtubes with extreme levels of precision. © Simplex-Rapid

06/03/2023 – Straightening extra fine wire and microtubes

Straightening extra fine wire and microtubes

A highly reliable and extremely precise process

Besides coilers, Simplex Rapid manufactures straightening machines as well. All their products meet the highest standard of precision, which has become ... By  Jörg Dambock