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06 October 2017

The ODU-MAC ZERO connector has been nominated for the 2018 German Design Award which honours designers and manufacturers of innovative products and projects.

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05 October 2017

Cable Trail has added to its safety range with the completion of the heavy duty version of Cabletrail.  The product has been added due to demand from rail and defence companies keen to manage cables upto 32mm dia.

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05 October 2017

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a versatile connection system that distributes high current DC power in a compact form. Designed to connect wire to wire, wire to board as well as busbar terminations, the Amphe-PD series is said to distribute higher currents with less heat than similar-sized connectors on the market.

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29 September 2017

To meet the heterogeneous demands of applications in the field of Industry 4.0, Kabelschlepp Metool has developed its Master drag chains LE60/LE80 with a new divider system, TS3.

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21 September 2017

A brochure from Murrelektronik – Preassembled Power Connectors – features power connectors designed to make connecting motors easy.

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21 September 2017

Harting has added EtherCAT connectivity to its MICA (Modular Industrial Computing Architecture) system, an open source platform for industrial applications.

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19 October 2017

When energy chains operate in 'unsupported' mode, support trays enable the lower run of the chain to roll smoothly and securely. In addition to galvanised steel and stainless steel trays, igus now offers a lightweight option made of anodised aluminium for use in corrosive environments.

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21 September 2017

When energy chains operate in 'unsupported' mode, support trays enable the lower run of the chain to roll smoothly and securely. In addition to galvanised steel and stainless steel trays, igus now offers a lightweight option made of anodised aluminium for use in corrosive environments.

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21 September 2017

New maintenance-free conductor connection clamps from Rittal feature push-in technology to provide a fast, easy and secure method for connecting conductors to busbars.

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10 July 2017

The latest KDR-BES-U brush strip cable entry products from icotek have been developed for applications with Rittal TS8 enclosures and are available in the UK from M Buttkereit.

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27 June 2017

igus has introduced a high-temperature option for its R4.1L series of enclosed energy tubes that can withstand short-term contact with hot chips up to 850°C. 

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24 May 2017

A new energy chain from igus has been developed for machines in the food and beverage processing and packaging industries. The open design of the TH3 series, which received a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017, makes it easy to clean, while rounded corners and threadless connections prevent dead spaces where debris can build-up.

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22 May 2017

Carlo Gavazzi UK continues to expand its series of IP67 connector and cables with the latest CONB series.

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08 May 2017

While hard-wiring may appear to be the obvious choice for industrial connections, Turck Banner suggests you take a closer look. 

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08 March 2017

igus now offers fully assembled dress-packs for rapid replacement of energy chain systems on welding robots. A custom designed, drop-in replacement, these complete solutions can be connected quickly and easily to the robot, thereby minimising production downtime.

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12 February 2017

Bulgin has launched a range of industrial automation components which have been designed to offer flexible connectivity solutions for a variety of rugged automation applications.

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12 February 2017

Cable specialist SAB Bröckskes has introduced a broad range of new cable materials for medical devices.

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09 February 2017

Murrplastik Systemtechnik now offers a separable cable entry for pre-assembled cables compatible with protection class IP 65.

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09 February 2017

Cable Trail has added a heavy duty version of Cabletrail to its safety range in response to demand from rail and defence companies keen to manage cables upto 32mm dia.

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09 February 2017

Flexicon claims to have developed the world’s best conduit fitting for industrial electrical and data installations where continuity of supply is critical.

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FEATURES

28 June 2017

In the production industry, energy chains help protect moving machine cables and hoses from tensile and torsional forces, as well as external influences such as impact or welding sparks. Even then, the demands on the cables remain high. Justin Leonard, the-chain director at igus, believes that, in order to ensure reliability and predictability, continuous technological advances in materials, test standards and procedures are needed

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05 September 2016

Faced with a very tight timeframe in which to install a cable management system for ZF TRW's new site, electrical contractor, McNally & Thompson opted for Unitrunk’s Rapid Installation Systems (RIS) products

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15 September 2015

Cables connect everything within the factory so, as trends within manufacturing change, so does the need for cables to adapt to support them. Jürgen Daut, industry sales and marketing director at Nexans, explains

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14 January 2015

Tim Brown, UK specification manager at Unitrunk, discusses the common specification dilemmas that affect cable management and suggests how to address them.

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07 August 2014

While robots are becoming more complex and machine reliability is increasing, the methods used to attach and guide cables have not always followed suit, as Justin Leonard, director, igus, explains

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14 July 2014

A number of accidents are caused in factories and workshops by hose whip when disconnecting compressed air lines still under pressure. Craig Forrester, UK manager for Stäubli Connectors, outlines how this danger can be eliminated

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06 June 2014

Ken Hodge, CTO at Brand-Rex and Paul Goodbrand, director of Intelligent Buildings with Boston Networks, explain some of the practicalities associated with installing true converged and semi-converged networks

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24 January 2014

There is an increasing need for interconnection systems which offer flexibility in design and ease of installation, along with reliability and high availability in use. As a result, there is a growing emphasis on modular systems which can provide scalable interface solutions for all types of power, signal and data connections. Kevin Canham of Harting comments.

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03 September 2013

A new generation of sophisticated, high-tech hybrid cable solutions is now emerging that integrates individual power, data and signal transmission functions within a single cable. Jürgen Daut, Segment Manager Automation Europe, Nexans, explains

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04 March 2013

With increased demands for industrial plants to operate more efficiently, managers are reviewing the communications and cabling systems used throughout their facilities. 

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12 May 2015

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12 May 2015

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12 May 2015

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