Niehoff and NENA at Interwire 2015

PUBLISHED: 11 Feb 15

MMH 121 + RM 201 multiwire drawing line
MMH 121 + RM 201 multiwire drawing line

Maschinenfabrik Niehoff, one of the leading manufacturers of machinery engineered for the wire and cable industry, and its subsidiary Niehoff Endex (NENA), will present at the Interwire 2015 trade fair, booth 740, the following equipment:

  • MMH 121.E2.1.A.16.2622 + RM 201.1.S.16.5000 multiwire drawing line
  • D 632.2.A double twist bunching machine with NBAT and pay-off ARH 800.1.3.R
  • BMV 16 / BAS 800 rotary braiding machine
  • ECC 42.S.RTT (no pusher)

Description of the exhibits:

The multiwire drawing machine MMH 121 is designed to draw simultaneously 16 wires with a final diameter of up to 0.20 mm (32 AWG) which can be processed to intermediate multiwire bundles. Based on a modular principle, customer-specific MMH machines suitable for copper wires, aluminum wires, wires made from their alloys and from non-ferrous metals can be built. The wires drawn on such lines have homogeneous physical properties along their whole length and exceed the highest processing requirements. Meanwhile, more than 1,100 MMH lines are working world-wide.

The D 632 type double-twist bunching machine is foreseen to produce strands with 0.09 to 6.00 mm2 cross section and a steplessly variable lay length of 6 to 100 mm. The maximum number of twists is 6,500 twists/min, the maximum speed 300 m/min. A special feature is the patented opto-electronic NBAT system (NIEHOFF Bunching Automatic Traverse), which allows spools to be perfectly spooled. Spooled wire can then be payed-off tangle-free at extremely high speeds with no damage. Other features include the service proven energy-saving single bow (ECO-Bow) design, the contactless transmission of machine data within the machine and the NMI touch-screen display with color user interface and simplified navigation structure.

The 16-carrier lever arm rotary braiding machine BMV 16 can process bare or coated copper wire, aluminum wire and stainless steel wire with a single-wire diameter ranging from 0.05 to 0.3 mm (40-28 AWG) as well as artificial yarn and fibers. The machine features an infinitely variable electronic control of line speed and braiding pitch as well as an automatic central lubrication system. With an integrated central taping device, the braiding and the subsequent taping processes are completed in one step. By means of integrated and optionally available quality assurance systems, BMV braiders can work for a long time unattended and without operator intervention. The machine on display is equipped with a BAS 800 take-up and pay-off unit for spools with a flange diameter of up to 800 mm.

The ECC 42 continuous down coiler developed and manufactured by Niehoff Endex (NENA) is designed for inline operation with extrusion, tinning or drawing lines and suitable for bare and plated copper, aluminum wire as well as insulated solid and stranded cable. It is designed for coiling of soft and hard solid copper wire with 0.8 - 4.1 mm diameter (20 - 6 AWG) and insulated stranded conductor with 0.8 - 5.2 mm diameter (20 - 4 AWG). The maximum production speed is 43 m/s (8,500 fpm). The ECC type coilers are suitable for use with cardboard barrels, stems or baskets. The Endex Coiling System guarantees a high barrel filling weight and a safe pay-off of up to 8 m/s (1,600 fpm) of coiled cables even after long transport distances.

Complete Solutions from a Single Source
Maschinenfabrik Niehoff develops and builds with an experience of more than 60 years all machinery needed for the production of non-ferrous metals wires and the further processing into automotive, data and special cables, with the exception of extruders. In addition, the portfolio contains technical assistance by professional specialists who speak the customers' languages. The reliable supply with original Niehoff wear parts and spare parts, machinery inspection, refurbishment and maintenance measures as well as machine operator and maintenance training courses complete the range of services. Niehoff Group offers custom-tailored solutions from development and planning to turnkey projects of complete cable factories.

The Group with nearly 750 employees worldwide is comprised of the headquarters, five manufacturing subsidiaries (in Brazil, the US, the Czech Republic, India, and China) as well as sales and service centers in Japan, Singapore and Russia.

Niehoff Endex North America, Inc. (NENA), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Niehoff Group, with manufacturing and engineering capabilities in NJ, USA, is responsible for the sales, supply, and service of the entire Niehoff product range in the USA, Canada & Mexico. NENA was founded in 1999 by the combination of Niehoff of America, Inc. and Endex, the former Bekaert Engineering of North America.

Maschinenfabrik Niehoff GmbH & Co KG, Germany
Tel: + 49 91 22977 0

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