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How a cable is made #144196
10/21/05 12:04 PM
10/21/05 12:04 PM
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C-H  Offline OP
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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Re: How a cable is made #144197
10/22/05 06:56 PM
10/22/05 06:56 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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Posts: 8,250
SI,New Zealand
C-H,
For some strange reason I can't get them links to work.

Re: How a cable is made #144198
10/24/05 12:30 PM
10/24/05 12:30 PM
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pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Have you tried again Mike? They're working for me.

Interesting reading there.

Re: How a cable is made #144199
10/24/05 04:39 PM
10/24/05 04:39 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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Posts: 8,250
SI,New Zealand
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.

Re: How a cable is made #144200
10/24/05 05:56 PM
10/24/05 05:56 PM
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Wolfgang  Offline
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Posts: 153
the very West of Germany
Using Firefox 1.0.7 (German) and it works fine?

Re: How a cable is made #144201
10/25/05 02:22 AM
10/25/05 02:22 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,250
SI,New Zealand
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]

Re: How a cable is made #144202
10/25/05 07:49 PM
10/25/05 07:49 PM
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aussie240  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 223
Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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?

Re: How a cable is made #144203
10/27/05 09:40 PM
10/27/05 09:40 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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SI,New Zealand
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).]

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


Ohhhh, now you ruined next nights sleep for me, Mike. [Linked Image]

Re: How a cable is made #144205
10/28/05 05:23 AM
10/28/05 05:23 AM
Trumpy  Offline

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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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