02/21/2008

MAILLEFER S.A.

CV lines, Extrucell, optical dosing and more

Maillefer returns to a familiar location but with an improved island setup. Indeed, visitors will be able to discover the company's innovations from all angles. Extrusion solutions for energy, telecom, fiber optics applications will be on display (as well as tube & pipe applications for Tube visitors).

Show highlights include the latest extrusion technology, innovation in CV lines, and high-speed datacom wire & cable manufacturing. Some details about equipment are listed below, while more complete information will be released just prior the show.

In energy applications, one will discover the latest designs from building, automotive to high speed MV cable manufacturing and optimum curing for CV lines. Solutions like NCC, post heating, and splice box allow the CV lines to provide top performance and high quality product. Innovations will be revealed with the program for rubber extrusion.

For telecom, the subject will focus on recent configurations for multi-layer striped LAN constructions as well as solutions for micro-coax cable.

OEL lines are used in every step of loose tube fiber optic cable production. The OEL 40, 41, 70 and 60 lines represent, respectively, solutions for tight buffering, secondary coating, SZ stranding and jacketing.

Improved cooling is a key feature of the latest MXC extruders. The processing window is ever larger, thanks to generation three axial air cooling. Cooling capacity has grown by over 30% to include materials like EDPM and EPR, areas otherwise covered by liquid cooled machines.

The MXC will be paired with a completely new Cinegran system for material feed measurement and control. Learn how the system uses optical technology to provide immediate feedback on volume input. It is very reactive, even during start-up phases and speed transitions.

During the week long exhibition, technical presentations are made on request at the Maillefer stand. A list of topics to be presented by the specialists will be available at the welcome desk.