Plastics and Textile technology
LASELEC, a leader in the UV-laser industry, has designed a new wire-marking system that will reduce wire waste in industry. The company has developed a method that uses ULYS Modena wire markers and an automatic feeding system to reduce waste from 1 metre to between 4 and 12 centimetres.
Each time production begins on a new type of wire, up to a metre is wasted, which can lead to substantial costs due to the price of aeronautical wire, for example. LASELEC, a worldwide leader in the UV-laser industry, has developed a method that can reduce such waste to a length of between 4 and 12cm, using ULYS Modena UV-laser wire markers and automatic feeding.
The system can be mounted on both single-spool and multi-spool dereelers and, thanks to LASELEC’s innovative design, the system can also be retrofitted on all ULYS Modena machines that are already installed.
Using UV lasers to identify electric wiring is currently a method in widespread use in both military and civilian projects, as it is a process that provides indelible marking without damaging the insulation, thanks to the machine’s robust and reliable wire dereeling and cutting system.
The ULYS Modena UV-laser range perfectly meets all wire-marking requirements, from the ULYS 110, which is an entry-level machine that is suitable for low-production rates, to the ULYS 990, which has unmatched productivity.
Entities involved in modification, maintenance and repair of aircraft are showing growing interest in this technology. The MRO 200 was developed by LASELEC specifically to meet the needs of such aerospace companies. Devoted to small and medium-size production runs and to unit-by-unit production, this range of markers is used in workshops producing such runs and can be used for rework.
The French-based company’s computer-controlled laser cable markers are easy to operate, reliable and efficient. The marking ranges are constantly evolving and have had new models added this year.
A key benefit of direct UV-laser marking is a reduction in the wiring weight, which subsequently reduces the weight of the wire-equipped devices, lowering users’ energy costs. Such wire marking is gradually replacing sleeving in the aeronautics industry, and LASELEC equipment is used by all the main aircraft manufacturers, including Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, Embraer, Eurocopter, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky and Westland Helicopters.
The rail industry has also begun using LASELEC equipment, including Canadian rail specialist Bombardier Transportation. Similarly, workshops for industrial vehicles, as well as those for upscale, competition and rally vehicles, feature such equipment, which is specifically suited to their particular requirements.
In 2012, LASELEC began to take part in VESUVE, a collaborative R&D project that aims to improve considerably the productivity of aeronautical-cable production by developing the laser solutions of the future. VESUVE will take place within the framework of the French government scheme known as the Fonds Unique Interministériel (FUI) and will be supported throughout by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project was selected by ERDF thanks to its innovative approach to wire waste, along with the business that it will generate.
LASELEC makes over 80% of its turnover outside France. Since 2004, the company has had great success in India, signing contracts with HAL Group and its subcontractors, including ROSSEL and AMPHENOL-SEFEE Group, in 2011 and 2012.
The reliability and quality of LASELEC products and its customer service are acknowledged worldwide, especially in Japan where the company founded a support centre in 2011 and established relationships with FHI, JAMCO, MHI and SANYU.
Moreover, LASELEC is successful in China, where it has a range of customers, including Changhe Aircraft, Lode Technology and Shanghai Aircraft. LASELEC is also well-established in America, thanks to the Customer Support Service provided by LASELEC Inc. from its offices in Dallas and Queretaro.
LASELEC is a French-based specialist in laser technology with over 20 years’ experience. The company provides UV-laser systems for wire and cable marking.
The company will attend the following trade shows in 2013:
- HELI-EXPO (USA) from 4 to 7 March 2013;
- Paris Air Show (France) from 17 to 23 June 2013;
- MAKS Air Show (Russia) from 13 to 18 August 2013;
- NBAA (USA) from 22 to 24 October 2013.
For further information about LASELEC, please go to: www.laselec.com
Ms. Marie-Line Laval
Tel: +33 (0) 582 950 555
Rail and Urban transport
With more companies than ever before attending InnoTrans, France was once again be the foreign country with the largest number of exhibitors at the world’s leading trade fair for the rail and urban transport sector. Up to 90 companies showcased their innovative products and services in the French pavilion. Occupying 1,100 sq.m. and three halls dedicated to rail technology and infrastructure, the pavilion was organised by UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development. Charged with promoting French exports, UBIFRANCE took advantage of the exhibition’s international standing to organise the 2nd “International rail and urban transport meetings”. These meetings were designed to help French companies identify opportunities on international markets and meet global decision-makers from the sector.
InnoTrans, a biennial event in Berlin, traditionally consists of indoor and outdoor exhibitions and a convention. The only trade fair of its kind, each InnoTrans event attracts even more visitors than the last. In 2010, some 2,250 exhibitors from 45 countries welcomed more than 103,000 professional visitors. This year, exhibitor numbers in the France pavilion will be up 13% from 2010. Six regions were present: Auvergne, Bourgogne, Centre, Pays de la Loire, Nord Pas-de-Calais, and Picardie. The SMEs and clusters attending the fair provided visitors with a snapshot of the French rail industry. Much of the machinery on display will come from the electronics, smelting, metallurgy, subcontracting, machining, paint, pneumatics and cables sectors.
Building on the success of the first “International rail and urban transport meetings”, UBIFRANCE organised a second event from 19-20 September. Aimed at French companies, these meetings were designed to help businesses develop a better understanding of potential international markets through multi-country information workshops and B to B meetings with rail experts from 17 UBIFRANCE overseas offices. Participants were able to meet with decision-makers from different countries to discuss possible partnerships. The meetings were complemented by a business reception at the French Embassy in Berlin attended by players from the French and German rail sectors. These meetings were sponsored by the SNCF, which enjoyed a very strong presence at InnoTrans 2012. Two other companies sponsoring the event: the security parts designer and manufacturer SCOMA, and Leroy Automation, which specialises in automation products for railways.
The French rail industry generated a turnover of 4.82 billion EUR in 2010, including 1.65 billion EUR in exports, an increase on 2009. The French rail sector is an internationally-recognised centre of excellence for all sub-sectors, from rolling stock and tracks to engineering.
Innovative French products and services showcased in Halls 21b, 11.2 and 3.2.
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Paris/Singapore - France based httv recently announced that it acquired a majority stake in the Singapore based company SindiTV. The acquisition creates synergies with httv software deployment activities for connected devices and also optimizes httv international presence. The joint company will be able to offer advanced HbbTV and HD+ Interactive solutions for connected TVs and STBs.
httv has been a leading international technology and solutions provider for interactive digital TV satellite, cable, DTT and IPTV/hybrid operators for the last 12 years. At the IBC show Amsterdam, httv launched “httvBox”, its innovative software turnkey solution for STBs available for all TV distribution platforms from pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/S/S2/
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