insider                                                                           Electrical Appliances · 2 / 2011        ...
News from plants    I. LEONI Cables Xiamen – new location    In 1991, when LEONI decided to set up a       port guarantees...
We would like to invite you to join us for a plant tour:LCX’s main products are power cords and a large         LCX’s harn...
II. LEONI Slovakia – rotary moulding system    Due to a huge wave of production reloca-    tion to Southeast Asia, R & D s...
Textile and steam tube cables                                                                                             ...
New products    Plug 3170    Plug 3170 broadens our portfolio as the    anti-tracking plug for Japan. In addition       Pl...
Plugs & ConnectorsCountry or    Approved by   Plug type   Connector     Approval mark   Cable type           Manufacturing...
Cable typesCountry or region               Approved by   Approval        Cable type             Manufacturing             ...
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  1. 1. insider Electrical Appliances · 2 / 2011 Dear Insiders,Topics This issue deals with two major accomplishments within LEONI EA since our last news- letter:■■ News from plants I. LEONI Cables Xiamen – Firstly, our operations in Xiamen, China moved into new premises. This enables us to new location implement a totally new production flow. We now dispose of much more production II.LEONI Slovakia – rotary surface, which makes it possible to set up new equipment, enhance processes, and moulding system increase output.■■ Textile and steam tube cables■■ New products Secondly, in Slovakia we recently added a new, fully automated production line to our already advanced machinery. This latest line however, excels because we made use of the most innovative moulding technology available: a rotary injection press. This will not only ensure higher flexibility in shapes, but will enable us to surpass the output speed of any other technology available for the production of power cords. Even tough such achievements represent a considerable challenge for our organisa- tion, they symbolise unmistakably the path we are pursuing: “Sustainable growth through innovation of technologies and products!”Published byLEONI Cable Assemblies GmbHRoth Best regards,Phone +49 (0)9171-804-2640Fax +49 (0)9171-804-2190Editorial staffClaudia Schertel Christoph Wolf Luc WagemansSabine Kerschbaum Senior Vice President Sales DirectorLEONI insider is a publication for Business Groupcustomers of the Business Group Electrical Appliance AssembliesElectrical Appliance Assemblies.Subject to technical changes.© LEONI Cable Assemblies GmbH,Marketing
  2. 2. News from plants I. LEONI Cables Xiamen – new location In 1991, when LEONI decided to set up a port guarantees first rate export perfor- second plant in China for the production mance, not only to Southeast Asia but of cordsets and wiring for the appliance also to Europe and the Americas. industry, Xiamen turned out to be the favoured location to serve customers in In addition to the transport connection, southern China. Approx. 970 km away the new location offered LEONI the from LEONI Cable Changzhou, the plant’s possibility to specify a completely new, successful performance underscores this state-of-the-art factory layout that decision. considers the material flow in the different production steps and allows In line with the growth of the appli- further expansion. ance industry in China in general, LEONI suceeded in obtaining new customers After exact planning of the relocation, and in enlarging its existing business LEONI finally started operations in the in both the cordset and internal wiring new building on July 26th, 2011. segments. It isn’t surprising that 20 years after its foundation, the plant bursted at the seams and had to move to new premises. With LEONI being convinced of the logistical advantages offered by Xiamen, there was no question that the new plant would be located in the same city. The province of Fujian enables LEONI to offer excellent logistical support to its custom- Changzhou ers in southern China. A new motorway leads to the city Shenzhen in the southern Xiamen province of Guangdong. Its international Shenzhen Hong Kong Facts Production area 12,000 m² Office area 900 m² Employees more than 500 New address No. 28, Pingcheng Central Road, Haicang, Xiamen, China.2 LEONI insider
  3. 3. We would like to invite you to join us for a plant tour:LCX’s main products are power cords and a large LCX’s harnesses workshop consists of one circinatevariety of cable assemblies and harnesses. production line and various independent work-The plant is equipped with 16 conventional produc- stations for forklift harnesses, washing machinetion lines and two automatic production lines harnesses, refrigerator harnesses, etc.for power cords. The lines mentioned first were For the production of PVC cables according to CCC,designed by LCX and can be adapted to produce VDE, UL, AUST, PSE and EK-MARK, LCX is equippeda huge range of local and international plugs and with five extrusion lines.connectors. The two automatic production lines LEONI Xiamen is currently certified according towere designed in Europe, one for the production of VDE, UL, PSE, ENEC, ESTI, KEMA, KEMA-BS, SPRING,Euro class 2 connector cords and the other for high IMQ, Australia, IRAM, KC-MARK, UCIEE, BSMIrunner CCC 2-core power cords. and CCC. Third Floor: – Harness area – Corridor – Office area – Meeting room Second Floor: – Extrusion line – Shaver cord lines – Raw materials warehouse – Laboratory First Floor: Power cord production – Automatic production lines – Manual production line – Extrusion line – Warehouse for finished goods Outdoor area: – Front view of the building – Entrance areaMain focus of the laboratory 3. Special tests in accordance with customer’sThe laboratory provides testing equipment for: specification: flexible for low temperature test,1. Tests on cables: flexing test, geometry, mechani- seismic resistance test, breakdown test, tension cal properties, electric tests, flame tests, and test and rotation test. aging tests according to UL, VDE, CCC and other 4. PVC compound test: melt flow rate (MFR), den- standards (PVC and Rubber). sity, migration, etc.2. Tests on power supply cord: cord anchorage test, 5. Hazardous substances test: RoHS (Plumbum dimensions, mechanical and electrical tests. Pb, quicksilver Hg, cadmium Cd, chrome Cr and total bromine Br). LEONI insider 3
  4. 4. II. LEONI Slovakia – rotary moulding system Due to a huge wave of production reloca- tion to Southeast Asia, R & D spending on further automation steps in power cord manufacturing was reduced over the past few years among our machine supplier base. However, we have now spotted one real process innovation in a new technology: the rotary mould- ing press. The idea is derived from the beverage industry, more specifically from injection moulding of plastic bottles, and has now been adapted to our industry in cooperation with one of our machine suppliers. How does it work? The rotary table is a moulding machine What are the advantages? with a rotating set-up that performs ■■ Each cavity can be set in a different one-piece flow moulding. The single way (quality). moulding cavities mould one product. ■■ Machine can use different types of cav- 12 injection units, one for each cavity, are ities on the same rotary table making it fixed on the rotary table. possible to mould 2 sides (connectors) at the same time (flexibility). By connecting the machine to a plug ■■ Speed of assembly line can be adapted assembly crimping line with a robot load- easily (output). ing system we achieve a fully automatic ■■ Fully linked in each process (quality). power cord machine. This example documents LEONI’s expectations with respect to its own performance: Process safety across the complete value chain is one of our prom- ises to our customers – and we continu- ously endeavour to improve.4 LEONI insider
  5. 5. Textile and steam tube cables 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 Textile cable 1 Mono tube 1 Steamer hose 2 Steamer iron 2 Ironing system 2 Garment steamerThe acquisition of LEONI Furas some Mono tube – H05BB – for H05GG-F Steamer hose – 17 x 24 mm Siliconeyears ago enlarged our product cable and EPDM tube or PVC tubeportfolio to include textile and steam The mono tube is mainly used for ironing The main application for steamer hosetube. With China being the main mar- systems on the European market and is is for garment steamers on the Chineseket for textile and steam tube cables, characterised by higher requirements. market. In contrast to many local manu-LEONI, as a technology leader and With each appliance manufacturer hav- facturers using PVC tubes, LEONI usesfor some technologies even exclusive ing its own requirements, the products silicone tubes. With silicone tubes, LEONImanufacturer of these solutions, pro- need to pass extensive tests such as has a unique feature in the market.duces these cable types at its Chinese flexing tests, air pressure tests or highfacilities. voltage tests. The advantages of LEONI silicone tubes are:The market requires three main types: A recent market survey published by ■■ halogen free■■ Textile cable (H03RT-H cable) GfK, a German market research institute, ■■ odourless■■ Mono tube (H05BB-F or H05GG-F cable in August 2011 shows a clear trend in ■■ high temperature resistant and EPDM tube) consumer behaviour in Europe. Steam■■ Steamer hose (silicone or PVC tube) tube irons are among the small appli- ance products that show a double-digitTextile cable – H03RT – H cable growth rate in Eastern Europe. In Europe We are proud that the world’s leadingFor the mass market of steamer irons, in general, it is not only the quantity of brands order their textile cables, textiletextile cable is used on a worldwide scale products sold that is increasing, consum- power cords, steam tubes and steamerwith the only exception being the North ers are also clearly opting for high quality hoses from us!American and Japanese market. products. This trend encourages the appliance industry to invest in new devel- opments, e.g. low-energy use, reduction of waiting times until the temperature is reached, easier ironing, ... With many key players using LEONI mono tube for their ironing systems, it became one of the most important innovative products at LEONI Cable Changzhou, China. LEONI insider 5
  6. 6. New products Plug 3170 Plug 3170 broadens our portfolio as the anti-tracking plug for Japan. In addition Plug 3170 LAS-16 to the 3 versions for 2-pole power cords, plug 3170 now makes the first 3-pole ver- sion deliverable. LAS-16 Its additional anti-tracking capacity is This 2.5 A connector is available in a hal- consumer electronics to supply TVs and achieved by partial insulation of the ogen-free version and thus enhances our DVD players with power. The CW4771 poles. The plug is made at LEONI’s Xia- portfolio of halogen-free products. The version continues to be available for PVC men plant. LAS-16 connector is used especially for cables. LEONI’s portfolio of halogen-free products now comprises the following plugs and connectors: Plugs & Connectors Country or Approved by Plug type Connector Approval mark Cable type Manufacturing plant region type Europe KEMA CW3061 KEMA H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 LS H05Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1 CW4014 ENEC H03Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,5 LS/LCC/LCX H03Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 CW4771 ENEC H03Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,5 LS H03Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 LAS 16 ENEC H03Z1Z1H2-F 2x0.5 LCC/LCX H03Z1Z1H2-F 2x0.75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2x0.75 705 ENEC H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 730 ENEC H05Z1Z1-F 3x0.75 LS/LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1-F 3x1.0 H05Z1Z1-F 3x1.5 286 KEMA H03Z1Z1-F 3X0,75 LS/LCC/LCX H03Z1Z1H2-F 3X0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X1 H05Z1Z1-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2X1 300 KEMA H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,50 LS/LCC/LCX H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1,5 365 KEMA H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 LS/LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1,56 LEONI insider
  7. 7. Plugs & ConnectorsCountry or Approved by Plug type Connector Approval mark Cable type Manufacturing plantregion typeSwitzerland ESTI 205 S+ H05Z1Z1-F 2x0,75 LS/LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1-F 2x1 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2x0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2x1Italy IMQ 206 IMQ H03Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 LS/LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X1 H05Z1Z1-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2X1UK KEMA CW3201 KEMA UK H03Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 LS/LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X1 H03Z1Z1-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2X1 H05Z1Z1-F 2X1,5 H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1,5UK KEMA CW3202 KEMA UK H03Z1Z1H2-F 2x0,75 LS/LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1H2-F 2x0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2x1 H03Z1Z1-F 2x0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2x0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2x1,0 H05Z1Z1-F 2x1,5Singapore KEMA CW3201 KEMA UK H03Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 LS/LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2X1 H03Z1Z1-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2X0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2X1 H05Z1Z1-F 2X1,5 H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1,5Singapore KEMA CW3202 KEMA UK H03Z1Z1H2-F 2x0,75 LS/LCC/LCX H05Z1Z1H2-F 2x0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2x1 H03Z1Z1-F 2x0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2x0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2x1,0 H05Z1Z1-F 2x1,5 LEONI insider 7
  8. 8. Cable typesCountry or region Approved by Approval Cable type Manufacturing mark plantEurope VDE HAR VDE H03Z1Z1H2-F 2 x 0,5 LS(+ HAR Recognizing countries) H03Z1Z1H2-F 2 x 0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2 x 0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2 x 1 H03Z1Z1-F 2 x 0,5 H03Z1Z1-F 2 x 0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2 x 0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2 x 1 H05Z1Z1-F 2 x 1,5 H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G 0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1,5 VDE H03Z1Z1H2-F 2 x 0,5 LCC / LCX H03Z1Z1H2-F 2 x 0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2 x 0,75 H05Z1Z1H2-F 2 x 1 H03Z1Z1-F 2 x 0,5 H03Z1Z1-F 2 x 0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2 x 0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 2 x 1 H05Z1Z1-F 2 x 1,5 H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,50 H03Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G0,75 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1 H05Z1Z1-F 3G1,5 LEONI insider 8

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