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Nov 2017 Cable & Wire, Latest News | Comments Off on ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

ACI finds more unsafe cable for sale in the UK

Dangerous flexible cord cable that could cause injury or death has been found on sale in the UK, following random market place sampling by the Approved Cables Initiative (ACI). The cables, manufactured by Italian company Triveneta Cavi, failed the British and European Standards flex test, exposing copper conductors. The ACI is warning that the exposed […]

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Nov 2017 Cable & Wire, Lighting | Comments Off on Driving change

Driving change

Driving change

LED lighting is being used to improve traffic flow on many of the country’s most congested motorways, says Scott Jones, technical manager of Northern Connectors The emergence of LED lighting as a valuable alternative to energy-guzzling, traditional lighting methods has had a significant impact on a number of different industries, as both businesses and consumers […]

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Oct 2017 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on The evolution of manufacturing

The evolution of manufacturing

The evolution of manufacturing

Batch Size 1 and Industry 4.0 may seem like the aspirations of cutting-edge high-tech industry, but according to Richard Shaw, managing director of world leading cable cleat company Ellis, they are both very much of the here and now To appreciate where manufacturing currently stands, it’s worth looking back at the way in which it […]

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Aug 2017 Cable & Wire, Data Communications | Comments Off on Take charge

Take charge

Take charge

People want to charge their smartphones and tablets wherever they go, says Crabtree national sales manager Jim Hutchison, so make sure your wiring accessories make the process as safe as possible The rate at which the public use socket outlets in commercial builds has increased dramatically in recent years – you only have to take […]

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Jun 2017 Cable & Wire, General | Comments Off on Can your cable management cut it?

Can your cable management cut it?

Can your cable management cut it?

Contractors could be forgiven for going for the cheapest cable management product. However, says Emma Segelov of MK Electric, quality can differ between manufacturers and it’s important to buy from a reliable, reputable source For electrical contractors, reputation is everything. Many rely on word of mouth referrals to generate new business, and therefore it is […]

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Sep 2016 Cable & Wire, Enclosures & Racks | Comments Off on Plus points for the customer

Plus points for the customer

Plus points for the customer

Schneider has listened to its customers to produce stylish, customisable consumer units with no compromise on performance, says category marketing manager Deepak Sharad In light of the new BS7671 Amendment 3 regulations, Schneider Electric identified an opportunity to create a new product range from the ground up. As such, the Easy9+ and Resi9+’s fully compliant […]

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May 2016 Cable & Wire, Test Instruments | Comments Off on Take the strain out of cable testing

Take the strain out of cable testing

Take the strain out of cable testing

When it comes to testing data cabling, there is a wide range of equipment available. But how do you know what to look for to ensure it will suit your needs? IDEAL Networks’ Tim Widdershoven explains the common challenges that come with cable testing and how to ensure you’ve got the right tool for the […]

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Jan 2016 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Trends in smart wiring accessories, control and communication devices

Trends in smart wiring accessories, control and communication devices

Trends in smart wiring accessories, control and communication devices

The smart home is one of the fastest growing trends in the UK for a number of very good reasons, but what of smart wiring accessories that do not, on their own, a smart home make, but which certainly provide convenience, extra safety and energy saving to any home? WireIN Editor James Hunt takes a […]

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Nov 2015 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Urban mining could today’s buildings turn into tomorrow’s copper mines?

Urban mining could today’s buildings turn into tomorrow’s copper mines?

Urban mining could today’s buildings turn into tomorrow’s copper mines?

It takes a whole tonne of ore to produce just one kilo of pure virgin copper. Copper resources are dwindling fast in the face of rapidly growing demand. Kennedy Miller describes how the new concept of urban mining can help to preserve natural resources by re-using old and forgotten copper cable. The exponential growth of […]

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Jan 2015 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Regulations for fire resistant cable supports what you need to know

Regulations for fire resistant cable supports what you need to know

Regulations for fire resistant cable supports what you need to know

The IET has just published Amendment 3 to the IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition (BS 7671: 2008). The changes have already taken effect, with new regulations brought into force to tackle the issue of plastic fastenings and fixings. Richard Rands explains more about the changes ahead and outlines the need for secure and fire resistant […]

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