EuroWire March 2024

Exhibitors at wire 2024

but on our range of expertise, including our commitment to technical service, which underscores our dedication to providing innovative solutions and expertise to enhance wire drawing processes.” Mr Hunt added, “Metalube’s compre- hensive after-sales support is something we’re proud of and ensures that customers receive ongoing assistance, contributing to the longevity and efficiency of their operations and equipment. Our presence in over 100 countries ensures seamless access to our high-quality lubricants on a global scale, and our commitment to local availability means that customers can access our products promptly, no matter where they are located.”

Together, Medek & Schörner, KHU and 2M-Tech offer a complete range of advanced solutions for the cable and wire industry. Medek & Schörner will be presenting its latest developments, including a new optical fibre colouring line with production speed of more than 3,000m/ min and colouring of up to three optical fibres simultaneously; an optical fibre colouring and curing station using LED irradiation units; optical fibre ring marking system including 100 per cent supervision of the ring-marked fibre; new ring marking technology; improved FMS 5 hot foil sequential metre marker with a marking wheel that memorises and automatically aligns to different cable diameters; and cutting-edge intermittent ribbon technology. In addition to the new developments to be presented, the company’s product portfolio covers optical fibre colour coating systems, including ring marking, tight buffering and proof testing; production lines for optical fibre ribbons, compact fibre units (CFU) and intermittent ribbon; gravure printers; offset markers for irregular cable surfaces; embossing metre markers and hot foil sequential metre or footage markers; high-speed


Optical fibre UV LED curing station

embossing printers for indent or raised marking; ring markers; video systems for monitoring the printing quality of high speed printing machines; laser marking systems for cables; custom-made cable marking machines and optical fibre solutions; and IOT/Industry-4.0-ready interfaces. The joint exhibition by the three Austrian companies highlights the synergy between Medek & Schörner’s optical fibre lines and KHU’s specialised downstream machinery, tailored for the cable and wire industry. KHU’s expertise lies in developing, designing and fabricating machines and plants, enhancing the efficiency and quality of cable manufacturing processes. Sharing the stand will be 2M-Tech, a manufacturer of crossheads and equip- ment for cable manufacturing. 2M-Tech brings an array of tools for cable production, including extrusion heads, extrusion tooling and extruder screws and barrels. As the sales organisation for KHU’s cable making equipment, 2M-Tech’s presence complements the joint offering, ensuring that visitors will receive comprehensive consultation and solutions tailored to their needs. Medek & Schörner Metalube Group 11 B25 With more than 30 years of experience, UK-based Metalube specialises in manufacturing industrial lubricants that optimise production on the latest wire drawing machinery. Commenting on the company’s return to Düsseldorf in April, commercial director Douglas Hunt said, “Our focus for 2024 is not just about our first-class products

Metalube’s show stand

Metalube strategically located in Dubai, Mumbai, São Paulo and Shanghai, and a fully integrated lubricant manufacturing facility in Irlam, Manchester, UK. Its core business is the production of lubricants for drawing non-ferrous wire and tubes, with key products including Lubricool, Alumol and Tubol. Recent additions, such as the OCG range of protective greases for overhead line conductors, as well as metal forming fluids, wire rope lubricants and chain oils, demonstrate Metalube’s commitment to innovation. Metalube Group 12 E72 Mixer SpA provides solutions to cable manufacturers, and throughout its history has constantly innovated its offerings. The company’s new series of EKOgraft® moisture curable compounds allow cable manufacturers to achieve flexible and simplified production using a reinvented process. Mixer’s scientists analysed solutions and studies on the development opportu nities of moisture curable compounds, closely correlating them to real clients’ needs. This enabled the company to en hance its offering with a new solution to meet customers’ high expectations. has offices Mixer SpA


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