BWE first SheathEx™ 400 Machine Installed in Russia
BWE successfully installed and commissioned the first SheathEx™ 400 Machine in Russia. Rybinskkabel LLC, was established in 1949 and is now one of the leading suppliers of cable products in Russia. BWE and Rybinskkabel worked together to develop a new cable application for BWE’s SheathEx™ technology. Following the success of the larger 550 model for ‘seamless’ corrugated aluminium sheathing of High Voltage Cables, Rybinskkabel had a new enquiry and perfect application for the smaller 400 model. The oil impregnated cable is fed directly into the SheathEx 400 machine. A ‘seamless’ and ‘smooth’ aluminium sheath is extruded from 2 x 9.5mm Ø aluminium rods, directly onto the cable. The aluminium sheath is immediately cooled without any cable burn and automatically coiled onto a large cable drum. The machine was installed and commissioned in record time and BWE continue to work with Rybinskkabel to enhance and optimise the technology.