New Mission Critical Flat Cables Video

Cicoil is pleased to announce its newest video: “Mission Critical Flat Cables”.   View the broadcast here and learn why Cicoil is the “Go-to” source when unparalleled performance is critical and cable failure is not an option: Manufactured with high-strength, oxygen-free copper wire, Cicoil’s design is naturally more flexible than other types of round and flat

CDM Electronics Now Stocks Binder USA’s Interconnects Targeting Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Industries

CDM Electronics, a premier authorized distributor of electronic connectors and cables, is now a stocking distributor of Binder USA’s circular connectors, cordsets and adapters optimized for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries.  Engineered to provide power and Ethernet connectivity to processing automation equipment while significantly reducing production downtime, the cordsets are optimized to withstand vibrations,

Advantech’s EN50121-4 Complaint Computer Platforms

Advantech’s IIoT Automation Group announces the release of a comprehensive series of EN50121-4 compliant computer platforms for railway signaling and integrated Supervisory Control Systems (ISCS). ISCS systems facilitate integrated, centralized, and local control as well as administration of all electrical and mechanical subsystems. Railway signaling systems include interlocking, signals, points, blocks, train control, and other offers stainless-steel connectors for watertight protection is expanding its line of strain-relief wire connectors to include corrosion-resistant stainless steel connectors. The wire strain-relief products, sold under the Cantop name, are used to insulate and seal control cabinets from water and dust intrusion where wires and tubing enter the cabinets. The connectors also fasten the wires more securely to the cabinets

AFC Cable Systems announces MC Luminary HCF cables for healthcare applications

AFC Cable Systems, New Bedford, Mass., announces MC Luminary HCF (UL type MC-PCS) cables for healthcare facilities. MC Luminary HCF is a new addition to AFC’s line of MC Luminary metal-clad cables, which combine electric lighting and control circuits under a single interlocked armor. With a dual grounding path that enhances safety, MC Luminary HCF

Should you lubricate steel cable carriers?

Often used in highly corrosive environments, steel cable carriers provide a high strength-to-weight ratio and maximum unsupported spans. They usually feature a special coating to resist corrosion from chemicals and other abrasive materials. Generally, lubrication isn’t required. Should it be required, certain applications have more abrasive environments where a dry lubrication is required, but in […]

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WAGO Launches New Plug-In Current Transformers Product Video

WAGO announces the availability of a new video featuring the Plug-in Current Transformers with CAGE CLAMP® Connection. WAGO’s Plug-In Current Transformers measure AC currents in 230 V, 400 V and 690 V low-voltage mains. The current transformer can be loaded with up to 120% of the nominal current, allowing you to measure peak currents without

Magnetek Introduces New Cable Reel Product Line

Magnetek, Inc., a supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling, fluid power and marine terminal industries, announced the availability of their new cable reel product line. Magnetek cable reels are designed to be mounted on moving machinery and used to supply power for the automatic winding of flexible power or

Ethernet cabling helps upgrade F-16 aircraft

When upgrading any aircraft, proper connector-cable termination practices are crucial to ensure complete and accurate high-speed data transfer. The F-16 upgrade initiative is using Gore Aerospace Ethernet Cables. The 10-gigabit cables exceed Cat6a electrical requirements. They deliver reliable signal integrity with sufficient margin for high-speed data transmission over longer distances. These cables are qualified according

BioCompatic USP Class VI alternative suited to extreme engineering and assembly applications

Cable engineering company, Northwire, Inc., in collaboration with precision cable connector leader LEMO is pleased to launch the second generation BioCompatic II for extreme engineering and cable assembly applications ranging from health care to industrial. A cost-effective upgrade to silicone – and a USP Class VI alternative – was engineered by Northwire specifically to create a

Submersible technology in demand as wartime arenas move underwater

In this era of counter-terrorism, the need for small teams of Special Operations warfighters is continually increasing. To stay a step ahead of the enemy, these forces must be equipped with the best and most durable equipment that today’s technology can offer. Recognizing this, many recent USSOCOM Requests for Proposals for submersible equipment now require

Cables ensure power and control

Several processes in semiconductor Wafer Fab Class 1 Clean Rooms are operationally critical and need equipment that is absolutely reliable. When it comes to cabling, one option is flexible flat cables. The crystal-clear designs are free of halogens and contaminants, and are an alternative to PVC, Polyurethane and Teflon cables, especially in continuous motion and

Industry 4.0 needs intelligent cable

In Europe, the Internet of Things is more commonly known as Industry 4.0 or Integrated Industry. In this Q&A, Horst Messerer, Sales Manager for Data, Network & BUS Technology at HELUKABEL, discusses the cable technology requirements for the smart factory of the future. Q: What is the importance of the Internet of Things/Industry 4.0 beyond

More secure data transfer in moving applications for Industry 4.0

For the factory of the future to work, a real-time communication of machines with each other at all levels must be guaranteed. To ensure that all stations can exchange their data with each other, Ethernet cables will be increasingly used in factories. Not just on stationary, but also specifically in moving equipment. For this reason,

Cable and hose carrier installations made easy

Mark Cunningham • Sales Manager • Gortrac Division Mark Zanolla • Engineering Manager • Gortrac Division Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc. • New Berlin • Wisxonsin Cable and hose carriers may be installed as a component on new or existing equipment, but it is often possible to simplify and expedite their installation with a complete turn-key assembly

Tiny non-contact encoders provide high-resolution rotary or linear position feedback

A series of three miniature magnetic encoders suit embedded OEM motion control applications in medical applications, optics positioning, robot control, 3D printers, gimbals and hand held devices. The miniature encoders come in four different shapes and provide linear resolution up to 0.244 µm, or 753,664 cpr for rotary applications. The encoders consist of a miniature

Twelve Days of Automation

In honor of the upcoming holiday, here’s an Automation spin to the classic song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”   On the first day of Christmas An Engineer gave…

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Plastic cable carriers outperform metal harsh environments

Engineers at a modern incinerator and crane system, known as “MVA Weisweiler,” in Eschweiler, Germany, needed to find a replacement for their festoon system that had been installed in 1996. Energy Chain cable carriers from igus were selected in the hopes of reducing required maintenance, while providing protection for the cables against the severe conditions

New Subsea Cable Insures Electrical Power

When Cloverland Electric Cooperative wanted to replace the aging subsea cable that serves Drummond Island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, they turned to utility consultant GRP Engineering, Inc. to handle initial planning and design, cost estimates, permitting and installation oversight, and startup. As the successful bidder to Cloverland Electric, Kerite Co. provided the new cable. Running

Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables for Microelectronic Applications

Cicoil’s Flexible IDC Ribbon Cables have been designed for use on High-Precision Microelectronic Equipment Systems that require absolute reliability and zero failure. Unlike industry standard stiff ribbon cables that shed particulates and can only operate in moderate temperatures (-20°C to +80°C), the Cicoil version has been designed for tight routing, excessive temperatures (-65°C to +260°C)

Sensors and other components compatible with EtherCAT

Linear position transducers, network blocks, network cables, indicator lights, RFID read/write heads, tags, and processors are compatible with EtherCAT. Traceability is the act of documenting every step in a process chain to gain visibility to improve on-time delivery, lean manufacturing, enhanced quality and regulatory compliance. It is also used to track assets, logistics and material

Robotic Cable Management Made Easy

by Ellen Rathburn, Technical Copywriter, igus Inc. Managing the six-axis platform in robotics requires special consideration when designing cabling systems. In the field of multi-axis robots, industrial integrators are faced with the unique challenge of selecting and managing cables to be run on the outside of a moving six-axis platform. The complex movements made by

HOMAG Names HELUKABEL “Supplier of the Year 2012”

HELUKABEL has been selected as “Supplier of the Year 2012” by HOMAG at a ceremony held recently in HELUKABEL’s global headquarters in Hemmingen near Stuttgart, Germany. This is the first time that HOMAG, a leading global supplier of woodworking machines, has given the award twice to a supplier for excellent quality and on-time deliveries. HELUKABEL originally was

Flat cables stay strong in linear motion applications

Flexible flat cables from Cicoil, Valencia, Calif., provide uninterrupted reliability and long-term flex service life in linear motion applications. The compact, silicone encased flat cable solutions are designed…

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HELUKABEL Expands Logistics Center, Installs Solar Array

HELUKABEL has recently brought their expanded global logistics center in Hemmingen near Stuttgart, Germany online. The $50 million project allowed the company to more than double its warehousing capacity, providing a foundation for further growth in the future. The goal of the expansion is to allow the company to continue to provide rapid order delivery