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Aluminium Wire and Cable Conference

Sampsistemi Aluminum Conference

On December 10th, Sampsistemi Engineer Enrico Conte presents: “SAMP solutions for the aluminum wire and cable manufacturing” at the Aluminum Wire & Cable Conference 2015 in Frankfurt.

The main points of the presentations are:

  • Wire-drawing and stranding processing of aluminum and alloys
  • Processing challenges
  • An insight into SAMP product range for the aluminum wire and cable manufacturing

The Aluminum Wire & Cable conference and exhibition will assemble aluminum suppliers, wire and cable manufacturers and a multitude of end users will meet in Frankfurt to explore aluminum-based wire cable solution. Key topics on this year’s agenda include:

  • Aluminum vs. copper market supply and demand forecasts
  • Exploring the commercial feasibility of switching to aluminum wire and cables
  • Engineering and development activities for copper replacement initiatives
  • New manufacturing processes and techniques to ensure reliable performance
  • Upcoming regulations and industry standards for aluminum use in wire and cable
  • End user manufacturer case studies and making a successful transition

This exhibition and conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders from suppliers and service providers in the wire and cable industry, to electrical equipment manufacturers and global aluminum producers, to network and build cross-market relationships and to discuss the latest developments in aluminum for use in electrical applications for the manufacturing sector. For more details about the Aluminum Wire and Cable 2015, click here

For further information about our presence to the Aluminum Wire and Cable Conference or to be better advised on Sampsistemi solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Great success at Wire South America

Sampsistemi Wire South America

The wire South America show (Sao Paulo, October 6-8, 2015) has definitely confirmed its status as the most important international trade fair for the wire and cable industry in South America.

SAMP, a company of the Maccaferri Industrial Group and leader in the wire drawing and extrusion technology, was present with some of its latest developments, such as the best-selling Double-Twist Bunching Machine BM 630 and a state-of-the-art Extruder SAMP 120-25.

A number of extrusion heads developed by the long-standing technology partner CJ-TEK was also on display as the perfect complement of SAMP extrusion lines. Also its well-known Brazilian partner Cortinovis do Brasil was present on the booth. Together, SAMP and Cortinovis do Brasil introduced a joined company portfolio that allows them to be the first and only supplier in South America to locally produce the entire manufacturing line for wire and cable, from rod breakdown to the extrusion process.

The first result of this important partnership was the joined development and local manufacturing of a complete drawing line for 24 wires, which was recently installed in the plant of a Brazilian customer. “The show was really a great success”, said Federico Bussola, Sales Director of SAMP. “This was the second time for us to participate and, in comparison to last edition, we noticed an increase in the quality of meetings and discussions. We were pleasantly surprised by the interest of customers, which resulted in the sales of both of the machines that were on display and this, given the current market situation, is even more remarkable.”

Giovanni Cinti, Sales Area Manager for South America, added: “Thanks to the exhibition, we got in contact with new potential customers not only from Brazil, but also from other South American countries like Argentina, Venezuela, Peru etc. Therefore we can affirm without a doubt that the wire South America surely met and even exceeded all of our expectations.” SAMP would like take this opportunity to thank all customers, partners and suppliers that visited the stand and hope to see them again at the next wire South America in 2017!

Wire South America

Sampsistemi wire south america

Founded in 1936 in Bologna (Italy), SAMP is part of the multinational Maccaferri Industrial Group. We offer the most complete wire and cable production line programme in the world. In addition, we also provide customers with preliminary technical advice and planning as well as after sales service. SAMP equipment includes:

  • Rod breakdown lines for copper, aluminum and alloys, complete with continuous annealers
  • Single-wire drawing lines for fine / intermediate wire
  • Multi-wire drawing lines for plain and tinned fine copper wire, and for plain, tinned and silvered super-fine copper wire
  • Spooling & coiling solutions
  • Bunching machines for bunches and strands
  • Extrusion lines for insulation and sheathing of Telecom cables (LAN, Telephone and Coax wires)
  • Extrusion lines for insulation and sheathing of LV energy cables
  • Pay-off units
  • Automatic and semi-automatic take-up units

Our production and service facilities are located in Bologna (Italy), Shanghai (China), Williamsport (USA), Moscow (Russia) and Pune (India). Moreover, we work through numerous representatives all over the world. SAMP is pleased to participate to the 2nd edition of Wire South America – San Paolo SP Brazil, from 6th to 8th October 2015, at the Booth 605 – A.

This is the second time for SAMP to participate to Wire South America. At the last edition we had been positively surprised not only about the high number of visitors, but also about the good quality of meetings and discussions. Thanks to the exhibition, we hope to get in contact with new potential customers not only from Brazil but also from other South American countries like Argentina and Uruguay.

This year at the show SAMP will display a Double-Twist Bunching Machine BM 630 and a state-of-the-art Extruder 120-25. If you want to arrange a meeting, please contact us, so we can schedule our agenda in the best possible way!

We are looking forward to meeting you in San Paolo (SP-Brazil) and are at your disposal for any further information you might need.

SAMP S.p.A. – Sampsistemi Division Via Saliceto, 15
40010 Bentivoglio (BO) Italy
Tel. +39 (051) 6319411
Fax +39 (051) 370860
info@sampsistemi.com

Contact person: Mr. Giovanni Cinti, Sales Area Manager.

Wire Bangkok

Sampsistemi Wire Bangkok

SAMP is pleased to participate to Wire Southeast Asia – Bangkok, Thailand, from 16th to 18th September 2015, at the Booth E18 in the Italian Pavilion.

At the last editions of the show we have been positively surprised not only about the high number of visitors, but also about the good quality of meetings and discussions. Thanks to the exhibition, we hope to get in contact with new potential customers not only from Thailand, but also from other countries of South-Est Asia.

If you want to arrange a meeting, please contact us, so we can schedule our agenda in the best possible way!

We are looking forward to meeting you in Bangkok and are at your disposal for any further information you might need.

SAMP S.p.A. – Sampsistemi Division Via Saliceto, 15
40010 Bentivoglio (BO) Italy
Tel. +39 (051) 6319411
Fax +39 (051) 370860
info@sampsistemi.com

Contact person: Mr. Massimiliano Perrone, Sales Area Manager

Life Inno Pro Wire

Sampsistemi Life Inno Pro Wire

A new website, LifeInnoProWire, dedicated to the all-Italian LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire sustainable challenge project was launched by its two founders, the Italian multinationals Maccaferri Industrial Group (through its companies Officine Maccaferri SpA and SAMP SpA) and RadiciGroup (through Radici Novacips SpA).

Objective of LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire: to design an innovative process with a lower environmental impact for producing extruded steel wire to be used in metal net protection and containment structures. The sustainability aspect of the project is the use of polyamides as a viable alternative to PVC for coating the steel wire.

Now LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire is on the web. After its official presentation at a kick off meeting last October, the LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire pilot project – stemming from a partnership between the Maccaferri Industrial Group and RadiciGroup and financed by the European Commission’s LIFE+ programme – is now on the web at www.lifeinnoprowire.eu. The site was designed and laid out in a user friendly way to provide all the information available on the all-Italian LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire project, which has as its objective the development of an innovative process with a lower environmental impact for producing extruded steel wire to be used in metal net protection and containment structures.

From the LIFEINNOPROWIRE.EU homepage, the user can directly access any of the five main sections of the site – Project, Partners, documents, News and Gallery –, each containing more detailed information about the project. On the site, the user can find a complete description of the project and its financing by the European Commission’s LIFE+ programme (the European Union’s environment fund), its objectives and achievements, and its developmental stages. And more: information about the industrial groups engaged in the project, brochures, news and images about activities related to LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire, Find out about the sustainable challenge on www.lifeinnoprowire.eu

Kick off meeting

Sampsistemi life kick off meeting

Enthusiasm is the word to describe the kick-off meeting for LIFE.Inno.Pro.Wire – an all-Italian pilot project supported by the European Commission’s LIFE+ programme and stemming from the partnership among SAMP, Officine Maccaferri and RadiciGroup – which was held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Officine Maccaferri headquarters in Zola Predosa (Bologna).

Among the speakers at the meeting were Ruggero Targhetta, sole administrator of EURIS European Research Investments Services, and Stefania Biasuzzi, EURIS project manager; Francesco Ferraiolo, corporate technical director of Officine Maccaferri; Claudio Colibri, corporate R&D manager of Officine Maccaferri; Cesare Clausi, Europe business manager of the RadiciGroup Plastics Business Area, and Erico Spini, marketing & application development director of the RadiciGroup Plastics Business Area; and Roberto Bazzani, sales and marketing VP of SAMP.

The target of LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire is to design an innovative process with lower environmental impact for producing extruded steel wire to be used in making metal net protection and containment structures. The sustainability aspect of the project is the use of polyamide 6 (PA6 engineering plastics) as a viable alternative to PVC for coating the steel wire. Tests will be conducted not only on conventional PA6 but also on PA6.10 engineering plastics produced using 64% biopolymer manufactured from sebacic acid.

The traditional process for producing extruded steel wire, in which steel wire is plated with a very thick zinc coating layer and then PVC coated, is an energy hog. Hence, the idea put forth by Officine Maccaferri – world leader in the research, design and manufacture of advanced environmental civil engineering solutions – to develop a new and innovative production process in which the zinc coating process is minimised. Polyamide 6 plays a central role in this project, because, compared to PVC, it ensures better technical and environmental performance.

“We expect many benefits from this project,” stressed Claudio Colibri, corporate R&D manager of Officine Maccaferri, in his presentation, “from the development of a replicable methodology for the eco-sustainable production of steel wire coated with polymeric material using new materials and new processes, to the set-up of a demonstration production line to show the savings in materials and energy by properly documenting process yield and product performance. But that is not all. We also expect to contribute to the application of the experimental PEF methodology for the environmental evaluation of processes and products, to promote wider acceptance of the environmental factor as a parameter in public bidding for road construction and maintenance and, last but not least, to raise awareness of the advantages of embarking on an environmental sustainable path in industrial production through an effective communication strategy.”

The technical aspects of RadiciGroup’s contribution to the Life-Inno.Pro.Wire project were illustrated by Erico Spini, marketing & application development director of the RadiciGroup Plastics Business Area. “Polyamide is a viable lower environmental impact alternative to PVC as material for use in extruded steel wire coating. The excellent technical characteristics of this material has allowed us to set ambitious objectives for the LIFE-Inno.Pro.Wire challenge, such as a 20% reduction in wire coating thickness and a 30-50% increase in the service life of the final product, the metal gabion. Among the advantages of using polyamide are a reduction of about 20% in wire weight for a coating of equal thickness and improved resistance to mechanical damage during the installation and servicing of the gabions.”