29/05/2022 – Innovative and sustainable measuring and control technologies
Online quality control of cables
At “wire” Sikora presents a broad portfolio of future-oriented measuring and control systems for an efficient and sustainable quality control for the wire and cable, optical fiber and plastics industries.
Numerous intelligent technologies, for example, for online measurement of wall thickness, eccentricity and diameter of cables, confirm Sikora’s claim to develop and provide innovative and sustainable measuring solutions for the global cable market. For almost five decades, Sikora measuring systems have contributed to quality control and a simultaneous reduction of plastic material during cable production. This saves costs and contributes to a sustainable production. Up to 5 million tons of carbon dioxide are saved annually by using Sikora measuring devices.
Maximum material savings
At wire, visitors can experience the performance of the measuring devices during extensive product demonstrations. One highlight is the X-ray measuring system “X-Ray 6000 Pro” that is used for the measurement of wall thickness, eccentricity, the diameter and ovality of cables with up to three different material layers, for example in insulating and jacketing lines. As a pioneer in X-ray measuring technology for cable extrusion, Sikora has been setting trends for 30 years. The combination of the “X-Ray 6000 pro” with the processor system “Ecocontrol 6000” allows for an automatic control of the wall thickness. By reducing the wall thickness by, for instance, 5 %, not only raw material consumption is reduced, but plastic material savings in the six-figure range are also achieved.
The quality of a cable starts with the pureness of the raw material. Thus, Sikora also offers online and offline inspection, sorting and analysis systems for plastic pellets. By using inspection and sorting systems, contamination can be detected and automatically sorted out, breakdowns eliminated and material costs saved. Besides economic advantages, the environment can be preserved at the same time due to less waste.
Fast tension measurement of optical fibers
With the premiere of the “Fiber Tension 6003”, Sikora widens its product family for quality control of optical fibers. The gauge head offers an extremely fast, reliable and precise tension measurement and control. Due to the high measuring rate of up to 10kHz and the application of the birefringence principle, the stand-alone gauge head is particularly attractive for manufacturers of high-end solutions. The “Fiber Tension 6003” is predestined for optical fibers that are further processed into premium optical fiber cables. The “Fiber Tension 6003” can be used for hot as well as cold measurement of the bare fiber.
Maintaining the availability and efficiency of the systems at the customer's site is Sikora's top priority. At wire, the service team presents the entire range of its service portfolio. From installation and commissioning of the devices to consulting and training, always fitting to the individual customer requirements.
Visions for a measuring technology of the future
Turning ideas into innovations and product developments that achieve the highest quality, sustainability and cost effectiveness in the wire and cable as well as plastic industry is Sikora’s claim. The company emphasizes this at wire with the “Solution Corner”. Customers are invited to personally discuss with experts their ideas, visions and technical requirements on the systems for quality control for the future of measuring technology in a creative atmosphere. Sikora’s presence at the wire 2022 promises pure quality, innovation and sustainability.
wire 2022, hall 9, booth A 41
Sikora AG was founded in 1973 and is today a leading global manufacturer and supplier of measuring and control technology for the wire and cable, hose and tube, sheets as well as optical fiber and plastics industries. With around 300 employees worldwide, 15 international subsidiaries and more than 30 regional representatives, the company provides customers with innovative product solutions and individual service. The measuring and control systems are exclusively made at the headquarters in Bremen/Germany. Innovation, product quality and customer satisfaction define the daily activities at Sikora AG.