EuroWire May 2023

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New moisture curable compounds Mixer SpA has been completely focused on the cable industry since 1996. The firm provides solutions for cable manufacturers with the aim to grow productivity in power cables. from industrial and building cables to automotive and offshore sectors, as well as windmills and the marine industry.

and optimisation of the production process. Mixer recently developed a new series of moisture curable compounds named Ekograft®. The production process was designed completely in-house, with a line dedicated to the new compounds. The Ekograft range includes grades for photovoltaic cables according to EN 50618 and TÜV specifications. New compounds for railway and offshore cables are currently under development. Mixer SpA

Since its foundation, Mixer has constantly consolidated its business, investing in research and development with an approach oriented towards technology and innovation. All compounds are based on proprietary technology from formulation to production. The company has also invested in a compounding facility, designing and assembling custom machinery. A manu- facturing execution system controls the equipment, allowing real-time control

The company’s Ekopren® crosslinkable rubber compounds can be customised for continuous vulcanisation or e-beam cable production lines. The range also includes thermoplastic bedding com- pounds with enhanced fire perform- ance and flexibility. These tailored rubber-based solutions are designed to support the customer’s process and to meet stringent international requirements for several applications,

Packaging equipment for cable and wire

The line can accommodate flanges from 350 to 630mm in diameter and from 220 to 520mm in width; barrel diameters from 125 to 200mm; and a maximum full spool weight of 250kg. The line has already been installed by some of the company’s most demanding customers around the world. As with all PS Costruzioni machinery, the company can ensure complete in-house production, from mechanical/electrical

Growing demand for packaging solutions for solar cables has increased enquiries for PS Costruzioni’s model PS 630/15-2B double head spooling line. Apart from its linear speed, the main advantage of the line is that it can execute the manufacturing process fully automatically. The operator only needs to load an empty spool on the store and unload full pallets from the automatic pallet unit.

design to construction, including imple- mentation of electrical panels, together with software. PS Costruzioni Meccaniche Srl 630/15-2B double head spooling line


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