Belden Adds the OZD Profi G12 ATEX 1 Device to its Hirschmann™ Range of Products

Fast Fibre Optic repeater for Ex Zone 1

Belden has now launched the Hirschmann™ OZD Profi G12 ATEX , Profibus FO repeaters certified for use in hazardous locations, zones 1, 2, 21 and 22. The optical ports are intrinsically safe and have got op-is approval. With a transfer rate of up to 12 Mbps, the repeater is available with a stainless steel or plastic housing. The optical function module, which has its own Ex approval, is also available without a housing. This enables it to be installed in the same housing as other components, so saving valuable space. The optical performance of the FO repeater can be continuously monitored using signal strength outputs which can be integrated in the process control system. As the Hirschmann™ OZD Profi G12 ATEX 1 repeaters also support ring redundancy, it is now possible to implement highly available Profibus networks using ring or line topologies in potentially explosive environments such as those found in the oil and gas sectors and in some areas of the food industry.

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Dow Wire & Cable Participates at Jicable 2011

Dow Wire & Cable will participate at Jicable 2011 in Versailles, France (19-23 June), a quadrennial conference which focuses on the latest innovations and global experience with insulated power cables. With over six decades of experience in the power industry, Dow Wire & Cable will have an experienced team on hand to interact with both cable makers and end users.  During the event, Dow Wire & Cable representatives will present technical papers on its next generation water tree retardant insulation compounds (TR-XLPE) for medium voltage (MV) power cables, materials assessments for high voltage direct current (HVDC) applications and information on voltage stabilizing additives for polyethylene (PE) insulation.

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Borealis and Borouge present pioneering cable systems for renewable energy sources at Jicable 2011

8th International Conference on Insulated Power Cables June 20-23, 2011 Versailles, France

Pioneering cabling advances to support growing electricity demand and the trend towards alternative generation will be unveiled by Borealis and Borouge at the Jicable 2011 conference held from June 20-23 in Versailles, France.

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Dow Wire & Cable Set to Deliver the Experience of Dow Inside at CIRED 2011

Dow Wire & Cable today announced that it will participate at CIRED 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany (June 6-9, 2011), using the biennial forum for the international electricity distribution community to showcase innovations in its next-generation DOW ENDURANCE™ tree-retardant crosslinked polyethylene (TR-XLPE) compound, as well as the broad range of uses for DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers.

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Huber+Suhner Selected IBA for the Supply of Three Electron Beam Accelerators

IBA has entered into an agreement with HUBER+SUHNER for the supply of three Dynamitron® electron beam accelerators. Two Dynamitrons® will be installed in HUBER+SUHNER’s facility in China and one in Switzerland. The supplied Dynamitrons® will mainly be used for the production of cross linked RADOX® cables for the fast growing photovoltaic and railway markets.

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R&M’s High Density Patch Panels to optimize Data center space

Swiss cabling specialist R&M is helping data centers to gain valuable space with a high-density patch panel. The new HD panel packs 48 RJ45 ports into a single compact unit in the 19” rack. That means less room is used up for cabling and a larger number of active components fit into the cabinet. The patch panel incorporates several innovations. Among other accomplishments, R&M has designed a compact unit incorporating module holders, cable tie guide and strain relief. It can be installed without tools from the front in no time, thus reducing the assembly and maintenance work involved. Thanks to the effective strain relief, the cable lies in a straight line and cannot be twisted. This is an important prerequisite for stable signal transmission in copper cables.

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New certifications for WLAN devices for Belden’s range of Hirschmann™ products


Belden’s WLAN access points and clients belonging to the Hirschmann™ BAT54-Rail and BAT300-Rail series of products now have both ATEX IEC/EN 60079 Zone II and ISA 12.12.01 Class 1 Div 2 certification. Equipped with suitable protective cases, they can be used anywhere in the world in potentially explosive environments such as oil, gas or mining industries. Mountable on top-hat rails, these devices are also flexible enough for a wide range of applications, such as installation in control cabinets or distribution boxes. What’s more, in combination with BAT WLC controllers, they can be centrally configured and managed.

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Borealis and Borouge spotlight expertise in plastics materials and applications at Russian wire and cable exhibition

Borealis and Borouge, the world’s leading providers of innovative, valuecreating plastics solutions for the wire and cable industry, will present their latest advanced polyolefin compounds for power transmission, distribution and communication applications at “wire Russia 2011.” The international wire and cable industry trade fair will be held in Moscow from May 23-26.

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