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May 2013 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Why using plastic as sole cable support should be banned

Why using plastic as sole cable support should be banned

Why using plastic as sole cable support should be banned

Last month Richard Shaw, managing director of cable cleat manufacturer, Ellis called for an immediate ban on the use of plastic products as the sole means of cable support in areas where fallen cables may put fire fighters’ lives at risk. He talks to WireIN about the reasons behind this seemingly controversial viewpoint. In February, […]

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Mar 2013 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Structured cabling based on new connector concepts

Structured cabling based on new connector concepts

Structured cabling based on new connector concepts

Kevin Canham takes a look at how new solutions are needed to exploit the advantages of structured cabling in industrial applications, and at how a new class of connectors provides the basis for future-proof, user-friendly infrastructure in such industrial environments: The dynamic development of data networking technology, the rapid increase in data transfer speeds and […]

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Mar 2013 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Call to re-classify cable cleats for extra safety

Call to re-classify cable cleats for extra safety

Call to re-classify cable cleats for extra safety

Richard Shaw, managing director of Ellis, has called on the IET to reclassify cable cleats as protective equipment. This move he says would eradicate virtually overnight a longstanding installation issue that causes a myriad of health, safety and system integrity problems. He talks to WireIN about this seemingly controversial claim: Richard Shaw believes that without […]

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Jan 2013 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Prysmian CEO calls for a clampdown on sub-standard cable

Prysmian CEO calls for a clampdown on sub-standard cable

Prysmian CEO calls for a clampdown on sub-standard cable

The Prysmian Group CEO, Paul Atkinson, has called for the UK Government to focus urgently on the important safety issue of sub-standard cable being imported into the country. It has been estimated that £30m worth of counterfeit electrical products reaches the UK annually. Moreover, around 20% of all fires in the UK are caused by […]

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Sep 2012 Busbar & Trunking, Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Cable management systems are still evolving

Cable management systems are still evolving

Cable management systems are still evolving

Cable management systems address a wide range of applications in many sectors, and there has been increasing take-up by those installing not just electrical cable, but cable for data communications too. The basic types, however, are conduit, cable tray, ladder and ‘basket’, cable trunking, as well underfloor systems, as James Hunt finds. One pressure within […]

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Jul 2012 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on New school modular wiring slashes on-site wiring time

New school modular wiring slashes on-site wiring time

New school modular wiring slashes on-site wiring time

Apex Wiring Solutions has been specified for the new £9m Bradford Kings Science Academy (KSA) being developed by BAM Construction. This, which will be a purpose-built school for 800 pupils when it fully opens in spring 2013, is being fitted with a modular wiring system by Apex. The benefits are significant. Apex has been specified […]

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Jul 2012 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Polymer fibre cables

Polymer fibre cables

Polymer fibre cables

A fibre optic specialist enables short-distance applications to benefit from low cost, rugged, interference-free transmission over polymer fibre. A full range of polymer fibre optic components and assemblies – together with the required expertise – ensures cost-effective, secure and interference-free data transmission: Ideally applicable in factories, machinery and other industrial applications over distances ranging from […]

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Jul 2012 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Finding the correct fixings for hard surfaces

Finding the correct fixings for hard surfaces

Finding the correct fixings for hard surfaces

Choosing the right fixing solution for an application can make a real difference to the overall quality, appearance and performance of the finished installation. What may appear to be the best or cheapest solution at first sight may not be the most efficient overall. It could actually cost more in the long-term. Therefore, what could […]

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Jul 2012 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Plug and play means safety first

Plug and play means safety first

Plug and play means safety first

Prefabricated wiring systems offer huge advantages to an installation, but make sure that the system you specify is both safe and compliant with the Wiring Regulations, argues Steve York. Using plug and play technology has always been a common solution for lighting circuits, but increasingly, prefabricated wiring systems are extending this principle right back to […]

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Mar 2012 Cable & Wire | Comments Off on Controlgear consider overall value rather than cost

Controlgear consider overall value rather than cost

Controlgear consider overall value rather than cost

Consumers have a wide choice of products from different suppliers, with different prices and buying values based on brand, function, reliability and compatibility. The same principle applies for industrial controlgear, but do you make the same evaluation when choosing what to purchase? Steve Brambley explains how to navigate through the maze and come out safely […]

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