Jul 2015 – Chinese cable manufacturer orders stranding machinery

Photo: An MKD 630 tandem cage-type stranding machine during assembly at SKET

A long time Chinese customer of SKET Verseilmaschinenbau GmbH, one of the most important producers of cable in China, has recently placed an order for further stranding machinery from Magdeburg. The contracts placed cover the manufacture and supply of a Cage-Type Stranding Machine with back-twist Type MKRD 1+12+24×630 and a Cage-Type Stranding Machine without back-twist Type MKD 1+6+12+18+24+30+36×630. The cage-type stranding machine type MKRD is suitable for the manufacture of ocean- going cable or for the armouring of cable with 36 steel wires in single or tandem operation. The machine is scheduled for despatch in December 2015.

The second machine type MKD, which is designed to strand 127 copper or aluminium wires into round or sector shaped conductors without back-twist, will be despatched in the 1st Quarter of 2016. These new orders serve to further strengthen SKET’s market position as a supplier of machines for the manufacture of Offshore Data Cables and Power Cables in China.