21/06/2024 – Niehoff looks back on a “wire 2024” of superlatives

Trendsetting wire and cable manufacturing equipment

The “wire 2024” trade fair was a great success for Niehoff. The company, one of the largest exhibitors in Düsseldorf, presented a series of innovations in the fields of wire drawing, bobbin rewinding, braiding, and automotive wire packaging system (NPS) as well as its new, extended service concept “Niehoff LifeCycle+”.


Nearly 120 passengers participated at the flight and bus trip from Düsseldorf to Nymburk to visit the NCZ in-house exhibition. © Niehoff


Rod breakdown line type “MSM 88 + R 503”. © Niehoff


One of the innovations, the next-generation rod breakdown (RBD) line type “MSM 88 + R 503” for copper and aluminum wires, received particular interest from the visitors. The brand new series is comprised of several models of rod breakdown machines (“MSM 84/MSM 88”) and annealers (“R 403/R 503/R 603”). On the fair the line was presented in in a special showroom, the Innovation Cube, where the visitors followed the guided presentations in small groups. By the end of the trade fair week, around 600 guests had seen the new RBD line and listened to Niehoff experts explaining it to them.

Ground-breaking technology

The centerpieces of the line on display were the new drawing machine type “MSM 88” driven by torque motors and the new “R 503” type continuous resistance annealer using the patented “Niehoff HEAT system” (High Efficiency Annealing Technology). This ground-breaking technology, together with the fact that the whole line can work at up to 100 % higher production speeds, enables users to realise enormous cost benefits, including huge savings in energy costs and CO2 emissions. The Niehoff experts were able to calculate solid figures for individual customer cases directly at the event, giving an idea of how great the benefits are for the customer.

Special journey

Niehoff added an extraordinary highlight for its customers on the last day of the trade fair with a one-day flight and bus trip from Düsseldorf Airport via Prague Airport to Niehoff’s Czech subsidiary NCZ in Nymburk, where an in-house exhibition awaited the visitors. The focus was on the demonstration of a “D 2002” type double twist stranding machine in front of 120 interested customers, which stranded 61 copper wires to a conductor cross-section of 400mm². Designed to strand and compact class 2 conductors for power cables and flexible class 5 conductors as well as to strand insulated wires, the “D 2002” provides cable manufacturers with the ability to produce larger size power cables, increasingly in demand due to the growing global need for electrical energy. This highly efficient and powerful line has a performance of over 11t/h with 400mm² class 2 conductors.

Complete solutions from a single source

With more than 70 years of experience in the wire and cable industry, Maschinenfabrik Niehoff builds machinery for the production of non-ferrous wires and their processing into automotive, power, data and special cables.

Niehoff pays great attention to the longevity of its products and is committed to manufacturing machinery that is characterized by reliability, process stability, high productivity, energy and materials efficiency, and reduced CO2 emissions.

Niehoff is certified by the German Environmental Auditors Board EMAS, belongs to the Blue Competence sustainability initiative of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and with regard to its corporate social responsibility (CSR) cooperates with the international platform for sustainability ratings EcoVadis. Niehoff Group has a workforce of around 1200 employees worldwide and is comprised of its headquarters, manufacturing subsidiaries in Brazil, the US, the Czech Republic, India, China, and Sweden along with sales and service centers in Japan, Singapore, and Mexico.

Maschinenfabrik Niehoff GmbH+Co. KG
Walter-Niehoff-Strasse 2, 91126 Schwabach/Germany
Contact person is Norbert Meyer
Tel.: +49 9122 977-291