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#144196 - 10/21/05 12:04 PM How a cable is made  
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From a company in Spain

Text:

http://www.topcable.com/c_actualidad.php?pId=1151

Virtual tour:
http://www.topcable.com/visitavirtual_ESP/visitavirtual.php

[This message has been edited by C-H (edited 10-21-2005).]


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#144197 - 10/22/05 06:56 PM Re: How a cable is made  
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C-H,
For some strange reason I can't get them links to work.


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#144198 - 10/24/05 12:30 PM Re: How a cable is made  
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Have you tried again Mike? They're working for me.

Interesting reading there.


#144199 - 10/24/05 04:39 PM Re: How a cable is made  
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Hmm,
I tried again but, still no joy. [Linked Image]
Could have something to do with this Firefox browser I'm using.
It just times out when trying to open the links.


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#144200 - 10/24/05 05:56 PM Re: How a cable is made  
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Using Firefox 1.0.7 (German) and it works fine?


#144201 - 10/25/05 02:22 AM Re: How a cable is made  
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Well,
Having Firefox 1.0.7 here, all I get is:
"www.topcable.com could not be found, please check the address and try again later".
I haven't got IE anymore to see if that works with the site in question.
Linux still rules though!. [Linked Image]


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#144202 - 10/25/05 07:49 PM Re: How a cable is made  
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Firefox working ok here; original version 0.9, though the first time I tried a few days ago it did say not found. What if you try pinging the URL?


#144203 - 10/27/05 09:40 PM Re: How a cable is made  
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Hmm,
Not sure what caused that to happen, but thanks to Chipmunk (Cheers mate! [Linked Image]) who sent me a link to the site, I've had a look at the virtual tour of the manufacturing process.
I had the opportunity to take part in a factory tour of the old MM Cables in Christchurch back in 1998 and watching cables being manufactured is an amazing process to witness.
Most interesting bit I saw was the PVC insulation being "sprayed" onto the bare copper wires, seemed strange watching bare copper goes into one end of a small machine and it comes red.
Not sure how they do the Green/Yellow striped earth wires though.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 10-27-2005).]


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#144204 - 10/28/05 03:58 AM Re: How a cable is made  
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Quote
Not sure how they do the Green/Yellow striped earth wires though.


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#144205 - 10/28/05 05:23 AM Re: How a cable is made  
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C-H,
It wouldn't be that difficult.
All you'd need is 4-6 bins spraying the PVC on with alternate colours in each bin.
They are in length-wise stripes here, not around the circumference of the wire.


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