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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