The fact that not only outstanding examiners work in the VDE Institute but also talented technical authors was demonstrated by our appearance at SPS IPC Drives from 28 to 30 November in Nuremberg. Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Bör, test coordinator for cables and wires at the VDE Institute, presented his book "Cables and Cords for Moving Industrial Applications" at the booth of the VDE Verlag.
Safe cables and cords in automation – A look back at the SPS IPC Drives 2017
At SPS IPC Drives, the trade fair for electrical automation technology, around 1,700 exhibitors presented solutions for industrial automation. A special focus of the exhibitors this year was Industry 4.0 and the digital transformation. At our stand visitors to the fair were given interesting information on the certification of cables and cords for use in automation. Because the expertise of the testing and standardization expert Bör naturally flows into the tests in the laboratory. The VDE specialists are currently working on a test specification for the certification of cables and cords in automated applications, i.e. for use in industrial robots and other production facilities. The purpose of the provision is to define test methods that can be used to prove the suitability of different cables and cords for corresponding continuous application conditions. These load tests are designed for all types of cables to depict the practical use of permanently moving cables, such as garland suspension, cable drag chains, robots and similar.