Alcan Cable receives qualification to manufacture and sell ACCC® conductor in North American utility market

Alcan Cable, a business of Rio Tinto, announced today it has been granted qualification by CTC Cable – a subsidiary of Composite Technology Corporation – to manufacture ACCC® conductor. Alcan Cable can now supply product to its existing utility customers in North America as well as to CTC Cable Corporation. The ACCC® conductor certification was attained by successfully completing qualification tests at Alcan Cable’s Technology Center located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. ACCC® composite core production will continue at CTC Cable’s certified facilities in Irvine, California.

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Siemon announces DIN Rail mounted patch panels for Industrial Ethernet applications

Siemon, the network cabling infrastructure expert, announces the release of its new DIN Rail mounted patch panel.  This 4-port panel snaps securely into any standard 35mm DIN-Rail to provide a quick and flexible patching solution for RJ-45 based copper and optical fibre Industrial Ethernet connections.  This allows Ethernet connectivity to be easily mounted wherever DIN Rail is available, including in distribution cabinets, alongside DIN Rail Ethernet switches and with PLCs and other control devices.

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Belden joins UNIFE with all its product brands

Belden has been granted full membership by the Association of the European Rail Industry UNIFE (Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes), which represents over 90 manufacturers of trains, control technology, safety equipment and infrastructure. The membership covers Belden’s complete product range and all its product brands (including Hirschmann™ and Lumberg Automation™).

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Draka’s Lifeline Cable Technology Now Available for Materials Handling & Metals Processing Industries

Draka Cableteq announced today that for the first time its innovative Lifeline cable technology is being made available to the materials handling and metals processing markets. Lifeline cable technology is based on a proprietary ceramifiable insulation that can withstand a fully-involved structural fire with temperatures of up to 1850°F for as long as two hours, thus meeting the stringent UL 2196 standard.

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