LASELEC develops system to reduce wire waste in industry

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 21-févr.-2013 05:50:16
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. About LASELEC 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:   LASELEC Ms. Marie-Line Laval Sales Director Tel: +33 (0) 582 950 555 Email: Web:

Biggest ever French contingent at InnoTrans 2012, International Trade Fair for Transport Technology

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 24-sept.-2012 05:54:10
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 2 nd “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.  For further information: Ms. Marie-Gabrielle Vaillandet Rail project manager Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 32 34 Fax: +33 (0)1 40 73 32 03 E-mail : PRESS RELEASE CONTACT Regional press contact (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia): Ms. Ratchaneekorn MEKCHAI French Trade Commission - UBIFRANCE, French Embassy in Thailand Tel: + 66 (0)2 352 41 19 Email:

httv acquires majority stake of Singapore based company SindiTV

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 21-sept.-2012 11:34:45
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 f rom pure broadcast (DVB-T/T2/S/S2/ C front-ends), pure IP (IPTV, OTT) to hybrid . SindiTV develops high end software solutions based on both ST and Fujitsu chipset devices. It has long standing relationships with major Asian device manufacturers and is highly involved in the German HD+ market. With 50% of the market share, SindiTV is the largest STB software provider for the new HD+ market in Germany (over 600,000 STBs). Beyond the obvious geographical synergies, this acquisition will reduce the cost, the complexity and the implementation time of httv software solutions. The joint forces of both companies will also provide them with a critical mass of over 60 skilled iTV engineers to address larger scale projects and strengthen their product offering to pay-TV operators, broadcasters and STB/TV manufacturers. “ SindiTV’s long experience with chipset vendors will complement our software expertise for the httvBox solution. It will give our solutions a better “time to market”. W ith this presence in Singapore , httv will be able to efficiently distribute its broadcast head-end products (datastreamers) and end-to-end solutions (Push-VOD, Catch-up TV, Video Mosaic…) to the fast growing South East Asian market,” declared Bernard Dupin, CEO of httv . Michel Guillien, CEO of SindiTV commented:   “W ith httv’ s experience in the TV services and Pay-tv market, we will be able to enlarge our existing value proposition to our existing clients. We will also benefit from httv ’s strong expertise in HbbTV, the new growing European standard for hybrid CE devices.”   Discover httv’s solutions at BroadcastAsia2012, Singapore, 19-22 June, Booth 4H3-06 Contact -Anne-Sophie FROSSARD, Communication Manager +33.623.393.443 - UBIFRANCE Trade Commission:

Laselec unveils new laser marking process for aluminium wire

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 18-avr.-2011 07:24:45
  Laselec has developed a marking process specially designed for aluminium wire. Produced at the request of international aerospace group Airbus, this novel process, which has resulted in the lodging of several patents, involves pre-marking spots with laser. A high degree of precision is required in order to position the dots: this was a challenge for Laselec, which the specialist in laser wire marking managed to overcome.   In order to meet current weight-reduction constraints, aluminium wire is being used extensively and increasingly in the latest generation of aircraft. To give an idea of the significance of the issue, an A380 aircraft, manufactured by Airbus, requires over 500km of wires and cables of various kinds, and each section must be clearly identified in order to facilitate maintenance.   Further to requests from Airbus, Laselec has designed and developed a specific process for the marking of aluminium cables that is perfectly adapted to their characteristics. Laselec has a proven track record in the field, having successfully developed the first-ever system for stamping and identifying cables with the help of UV-laser technology, as early as 1989.   The latest technology developed by Laselec consists in a pre-marking of the spots by laser. The spots need to be positioned with the utmost precision in order to guarantee the safety of the crimping process. The key issue is that, on this type of aluminium cables, the contact points are totally leak-proof, without any openings that would enable the operator to check, by the end of the process, that the operation has indeed been carried out correctly.   At present, cabling companies use ‘felt-tip’ markers. As Eric Dupont, CEO of Laselec, explains: "The main disadvantage of this manual method stems from the imprecise and non-permanent nature of the resulting markings, which precludes any verification, after the event, of the crimping operation. Pre-marking the cables with laser-printed dots that are positioned with great precision solves these problems and, thus, guarantees the security of the operation.”   The novel process for the marking of aluminium wires, which has resulted in the lodging of several patents by Airbus and Laselec, has been approved, and should shortly be deployed by wiring and cabling companies across the aerospace industry.   The use of a laser system guaranteeing a permanent marking solution that does not damage the insulator represents a genuine technological breakthrough in the cable and wire marking sector. Widely used in both civilian and military programmes, this technique has proved very successful in various sectors. This is particularly true of the automotive industry, for top-of-the-range, competition and rally vehicles.   The models available in the ULYS Modena range, developed by Laselec, are upgradeable, enabling the end-user to meet all marking requirements. Designed for low-volume production sites, the basic ULYS 110 units can be adapted to achieve the unrivalled productivity levels offered by the ULYS 990, which is equipped with two lasers. The MRO 200 , for its part , has been developed by Laselec to meet the specific requirements of aircraft maintenance, modification and repair centres. ULYS Modena and MRO 200 are computer-controlled and fully automated, which makes them easy to use and guarantees a high level of productivity.   Laselec has also designed a sample tester, the MT 200 , in order to verify the UV markability of cable and wire types currently under development, and to carry out periodical inspections of the cables (or wires) during production. The new EN 4650 standard underlines the manufacturer’s responsibility for the composition of wires and their various characteristics, which must remain unchanged after undergoing laser marking.   More than ever before, the MT 200 is emerging as a vital tool for verifying the suitability of the contrast level under the laser irradiation conditions applied by the users. The COMET system completes this range of equipment, offering the possibility to check the contrast of the markings once they have been applied. The software integrated into the COMET system performs the real-time analysis of the data obtained from a digital camera and a dual optical-fibre sample lighting system.   Laselec’s cable and wire marking equipment is widely used by the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers, including Agusta Westland, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopters, Boeing, Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, Changhe Aircraft, EADS, Embraer, Eurocopter, Gulfstream Aerospace, HAL, Hawker Beechcraft, Honda Aircraft, IAI, MIG, Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Shanghai Aircraft, and Tusas Aerospace.     About Laselec   With over 80% of its turnover generated internationally, Laselec is focusing extensively on Asia and on the American market in 2011.   Laselec has been represented in India since 2004, and equips some of the largest Indian prime manufacturers, including HAL. A new site will be set up in the Asia-Pacific region this year, with stocks of spare parts stored in ‘service stations’ strategically located within easy reach of the main users.   Laselec is well-established on the American continent, where the company provides its clients with high-quality products and customer service from its main facility in Dallas (Texas). Laselec’s US team will be attending four trade shows in 2011.   The latest products and technologies developed by Laselec will be showcased at the following trade shows in 2011: from 9 to 13 February, at AERO INDIA in Bangalore (India); from 5 to 8 March, at HELI EXPO in Orlando, Florida (USA); from 17 to 20 April, at the Army Aviation Association of America/Quad-A in Nashville, Tennessee (USA); from 10 to 11 May, at a trade event held at Thai Airways Technical Department (Thailand); from 18 to 19 May, at the Wire Processing Expo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA); from 20 to 26 June at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, north of Paris (France); and, finally, from 10 to 12 October, at the NBAA in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).   For further information about Laselec, please go to:   LASELEC Marie-Line Laval Sales Director Tel: +33 (0) 582 950 550 Email: Web:  
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