Hexatronic Officially Opens New Duct Production Line
29 Jun 2016
Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems ultramodern new duct production is now in operation after an official opening ceremony at the company's factory in Hudiksvall.
The high capacity microduct production line will be able to produce duct at a rate nearly four times higher than today's common standard on the market. The increased capacity and flexibility will improve lead times for customers and a broader portfolio of microduct and microduct assemblies with dimensions from 3 to 25mm will be introduced in the fall.
The design team, led by Product and Process Developer Patrik Bergman, combined the most up to date software and cutting edge machine and production technology available to create the high speed duct line. This innovative solution was a result of theoretical and practical knowledge as well as excellent teamwork.
“The development of this new duct production line shows how Hexatronic keeps improving and pushing forward to provide our customers with the best solutions on the market,” says Håkan Bäckström, Sales and Marketing Manager.
The investment is a result of increased sales and a part of Hexatronic’s strategy to increase both the capacity and breadth of its production to meet higher demand.
“The opening of the new microduct production line is an opportunity for us to say thank you to all those involved in making this possible. Together with our partners and suppliers we have jointly increased sales which has led this new production line in order to meet these needs. It’s an exciting time for the factory in Hudiksvall as our team now get the chance to work with one of the best machines we have ever had and expand our production,” says Henrik Larsson Lyon, CEO Hexatronic Group.
Hexatronic’s New Duct Production Line:
- Produces duct at a rate nearly four times higher compared to today’s common standard on the market for duct lines
- The total length of the line is 93m and the cooling section is 72m
- Has an infeed capacity of 950 kg polymer per hour which is a huge improvement from the previous line with the capacity of 150 kg per hour
- Manufactures all types of micro ducts with an outer diameter of 3-25mm for fiber optic micro cables, nano cables and blown fibers
- Optimizes raw material use of polymer
The official opening
The duct production line development team, from left: Fredrik Skärgård, Oscar Selin, Patrik Bergman, Claes Lindy and Magnus Holmqvist
From left, CEO Henrik Larsson-Lyon and Sales and Marketing Manager Håkan Bäckström