Double-press welding machine “STS 020” © Ideal-Werk

30/03/2023 – Sustainability, effectiveness and flexibility

Sustainability, effectiveness and flexibility

Everything starts from a spark

With the motto “Everything starts from a spark. Since 1923, the solution provider for your welding task”, Ideal-Werk can celebrate its 100th anniversary ... By  Jörg Dambock

This unique fibreglass suspension spring has already been put to its first real test at a major automaker. © Rheinmetall

28/03/2023 – Rheinmetall wins “SPE Automotive Award 2022”

Rheinmetall wins “SPE Automotive Award 2022”

Special accolade for new fibreglass suspension spring

Rheinmetall has won the coveted “SPE Automotive Award 2022” with its globally unique fibreglass suspension spring. The innovative new component overcame ... By  Jörg Dambock

The design of the “FC” flex coiler makes it one of the most flexible and versatile coilers available. © Windak

22/03/2023 – Windak's “FC” series of automatic coiling machines

Windak's “FC” series of automatic coiling machines

Flexible and versatile coilers

One of the Windak top products is the “FC” series of automatic “Flex Coilers”. Why this type of equipment is in great demand among their customers? The ... By  Jörg Dambock

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 / Handling

Cable manufacturing / Handling

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