Blog - Maillefer

Multipurpose Lines Help Lead the Way for PP Cable

February 28, 2020

Multipurpose Lines Help Lead the Way for PP Cable

One of the new trends in power cable manufacturing is the rise of PP (polypropylene) based thermoplastic materials for the medium voltage application. Thus, we have two designed multipurpose line concepts suitable for PP based medium voltage cables.

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Run Times Reach New Heights

February 26, 2020

Run Times Reach New Heights

The performance of extruded high voltage XLPE insulated cables is improvable by reducing the degassing burden and realizing longer extrusion run times. Development towards those goals was rendered possible after years of close technical collaboration with material suppliers and cable manufacturers.

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AI Invests Our Product Portfolio

February 12, 2020

AI Invests Our Product Portfolio

Solutions in Artificial Intelligence are developing rapidly and have invested our product portfolio. We employ the latest AI technology to help our customers create value from their data. Based on the information compiled, AI helps human decision making and even assists in certain industrial processes directly.

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Sustainability Here and Now

February 5, 2020

Sustainability Here and Now

As the biggest plastics event took place in Germany, the question of where we stand in terms of sustainability has grown in importance. Where to begin? Maillefer looked at different functions within its organization and surprisingly realized that certain progress has been made. To move forward, however, will require us to precede towards international standards.

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Astonishing Curing Calculation for Flexible Factory Joints

January 29, 2020

Astonishing Curing Calculation for Flexible Factory Joints

Flexible vulcanized joints (FVJ) also known as flexible factory joints are typically used in extending delivery lengths of extruded subsea cables. Lengths of XLPE insulated cable core are often limited by the capacity of extrusion, degassing or basket lay-up. Factory joints overcome these constraints.

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Composite Pipe Production Doubled without trouble

January 22, 2020

Composite Pipe Production - Doubled Without Trouble

For more than two decades, Maillefer has been providing production systems for manufacturing multi-layer composite pipe with diameters ranging from 14 to 32 mm and from 16 to 63 mm. Today, our two model lines, the PCL32 and PCL63 that cover the two size ranges have evolved much.

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Look Dashing with a Bluebox

January 15, 2020

What is a Bluebox, and why blue in particular ?

Industry 4.0 has passed through here and with it a fresh way of looking at and consolidating information coming from your factory floor.

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New in EHV cable production

January 13, 2020

New in EHV cable production - Synchronized X-ray scan at cold end ///Explore

Two X-ray gauges are used in CV lines to measure thicknesses, concentricity and diameter during production of MV, HV and EHV cables. Now, the second gauge at the cold end (after end seal) is orientable to give a synchronized visual of measurements taken by the first gauge at the hot end.

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New Cutter for Medical Tubes

December 19, 2019

New in Pipe solutions - Cutter for medical tubes //Extend

The CSA 32 combines the cutting, measuring, conveying and collection of extruded tube in one swift process. The number and lengths of collection bins are customized according to product requirements. The holding capacity doubles by opting for bins mounted on both sides. Fault detection sends any scrap tube straight through to the CSA’s exit end.

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Chinaust welcomes our 100th automotive tube line

November 7, 2019

The 100th multi-layer PAL line is going to Chinaust and in particular to their facilities in Changchun in northeast China. Factory Acceptance Tests took place during the last days of June 2019 in the presence of a four person delegation led by Li Hongjie, General Manager of Changchun Chinaust. Not only was it the occasion to mark a successful acceptance by the customer, but also to highlight the delivery of the 100th multi-layer automotive tube extrusion line. Indeed, representatives from both companies began plans for celebrating Chinese style once the line ready for production.

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