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February 26, 2019
W-TEC cables from LQ Mechatronik-Systeme provide universal connections

High-quality assembled power cables

LQ Mechatronik-Systeme's W-TEC cables create a simple, continuous connection when used in mechanical and plant engineer-ing, on building sites or for assembling units. These precisely assembled energy carriers are also essential elements of cable carriers and complete installation assemblies.

A huge number of different energy and power cables are used in the market for electromechanical components and this results in the lack of clarity. However, there are considerable variations in quality. “It is essential to have high-quality cables if they are going to have a long service life in machines and plant or if they are going to be used in dynamic energy chains, which apart from withstanding movement also have to operate in a dusty, dirty and oily environment,” explains Roland Zeleny, who is head of cable assembly at LQ Mechatronik-Systeme in Besigheim. This is why he and his team stress the importance of 100% tested quality and excellent service when it comes to cable assembly, starting when the order is placed and continuing until dispatch.

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Zeleny goes on to explain that it is crucial for mass-produced items such as cables that the “complete package” is right for customers and systems are in place to rule out complaints right from the start. Shop floor management makes sure that organisation of customer orders is excellent, ensuring that the correct bills of materials are used for cable assemblies and dimensional accuracy is monitored as the cables pass through the production processes. He goes on to explain: “We can call up the status of every order in a very short time and thus respond to changes with great flexibility." Seamless documentation and a high service level are extremely important. Depending on what the customer requests, LQ's team delivers the goods in cardboard boxes, plastic boxes or on transport racks.

W-TEC energy cables are designed to be a perfect match for components in LQ Mechatronik-Systeme's modular EnergyLink system and the connections fit throughout. Depending on the application and requirement, various connection variants can be produced using X-TEC connectors – M12, M15, M23, M32 – to produce customised products and fit precisely.

The automatically assembled W-TEC 15 connectors provide a particularly high level of protection (IP67) against dust and sprayed water. Moulding also gives protection against tampering. Energy cables are available in shielded and unshielded versions. Connector-socket combinations can be provided on one or both sides and with angled and straight designs. Quick-locking fasteners make the connectors easy to assemble. The plug-in connector is securely locked by simply turning the fastening element through less than 90 degrees. An anti-vibration mechanism prevents the plug-and-socket connection from coming undone unintentionally. LQ has developed two different versions of add-on boxes, which are suitable for standardised assembled cables. These are available with both fixing threads and mounting flanges, offering a quick and easy means of mounting them on motors or power units. The W-TEC 15 cable is made up of six conductors (2.5mm2 each). This innovative design has capacity for rated voltage of 16 amps at 630 volts continuous operation at three power contacts and 10 amps on the two ancillary contacts. This exceptional power with such small dimensions is unique on the market to date. Units with equivalent power are usually much bigger. Furthermore, this reduces the weight, which favours the use of W-TEC 15 cables in energy cable carriers.


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LQ News

February 26, 2019

LQ Mechatronik-Systeme's W-TEC cables create a simple, continuous connection when used in mechanical and plant engineer-ing, on building sites or for assembling units. These precisely assembled energy carriers are also essential elements of cable carriers and complete installation assemblies.

February 09, 2019

Eyes light up at potential for savings – not only in purchasing and management. There are many advantages in combining electromechanical components to form functional modules – saving costs is just one of many.

February 18, 2019

Alina Entenmann and Antonia Schukraft achieved the successful conclusion to their apprenticeship that they were hoping for. The two newly qualified industrial administrators followed a popular tradition at LQ Mechatronik-Systeme and invited those who had assisted them during their training to attend a celebration that looked back over the preceding months.