Next generation cabling solutions

Cables and wires are the prime facilitators in achieving the objective of interconnecting intelligent devices
 India has a young and rapidly growing population. The latest McKinsey Global Institute report states that by 2030, about 590 million people would be living in cities. It is also estimated that about 270 million will come under the working age population over the next 20 years. It has been documented in studies that cities and towns operate as mechanisms for growth, often driving much of people’s cultural, intellectual, educational and technological accomplishment and modernisation.  About 70 per cent of new employment is estimated to be generated from cities which would increase per capita income across the nation. 
To accommodate this rapid urbanisation and economic growth, India is all set to spend close to $ 1 trillion on infrastructure. The infrastructure growth would include 700 million and 900 million square meters of residential and commercial space a year – IT parks, trade centres, gated communities etc. To improve transportation system, more than 400 kilometres of combined underground and overhead metros are being constructed. This is more than 20 times the capacity building that India has achieved in the past decade. Given India’s massive population and its rapid growth, industrialisation is vital for India. Industrialisation creates more and varied employment opportunities. While information technology and other sector development are extremely important, Industrialisation allows India to be a producer of goods, enabling it to compete with other nations and develop a revenue stream that will be able to weather market contractions as they occur in the global setting.
The road aheadIndia has also set for itself an ambitious target of increasing the contribution of manufacturing output to 25 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, from 16 per cent currently. This will result in the development of industries in the country, investment of large capital, use of modern machineries, high degree of specialisation and large-scale operations and greater productivity. India’s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025, according to a report by McKinsey and Company. There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the country’s GDP.
According to the latest report by Ken Research – “India wires and cables market outlook to 2019 – driven by government initiatives and innovations in the industry” – the wires and cables in India has witnessed a growth in recent years on account of expansion in infrastructure development, electricity consumption, increase in level of investment, rising level of disposable income and technological advancement. The surge in revenue is majorly originated from growth in power cables as a segment of wires and cables market. According to the research report, the Indian wires and cables market will grow at a considerable rate from Rs 200 million in 2015 at 9 per cent CAGR, and expected to grow to Rs 590 million at 11 per cent CAGR by 2020 due to the increasing number of manufacturers and rising investment in different sectors. Products of the wire and cable industry are needed by practically all branches of industry. Major customers include the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, the energy sector as well as the information and communication technology sectors and the construction industry.
Technological advancementTechnological advancements in wires and cables are taking place in different application industries backed by different standards and constant innovations. The technological development falls under two different categories such as power LV and Fieldbus foundation cables.
 Power LV cablesCables are ideally required for transmission and distribution of electric power. These cables are designed to have high tensile strength and good resistance at high temperature. This will help the power cable in maintaining its electrical properties, in the event of any sudden temperature rise caused during short circuit. This is an important factor to be considered while transmitting power to utility load centres, measuring and control in tool machines, production lines, process industries and electrical substations. The cables conform to IS 7098: (Part1) – 1998 and IS 1554: (Part1) – 1998 tested in CPRI (Central Power Research Institute) India.
Fieldbus foundation cableThese cables play a key role in process industries worldwide and transmit digitised data related to diagnoses in process plants. These cables incorporate digital technology that connects with field devices such as digital transmitters and with final control elements such as control valves. The cables are consistent with the data handled by the medium.
Some of the features of Fieldbus foundation cables are: Conforming to FF 844 – electrical properties, BS EN 50288-7- cable design, IEC 60332-3 flammability, IEC 61158-2 – physical layer specification. 1 to 25 pairs available in 18 AWG. FRLS and Halogen Free product variants. Unarmored and armored product variants.
While the technology behind cables has remained consistent, it has not stayed static. As with most applied sciences, cables have witnessed a relentless drive towards achieving better transmission with lesser resources. This has led to improvement and improvisations in the core conductor as well as its assembly technologies. There has also been a concerted drive towards enhancing the expanse of use-cases where cables and wires are employed. This drive has acquired greater momentum in the last decade with the rapid advancement in computing, telecommunications and the core electronics technologies. Finally, the world is moving towards a scenario where intelligent devices performing various functions are in a position to communicate with each other. The proportion of such devices is on the rise. Cables and wires are the prime facilitators in achieving the objective of interconnecting intelligent devices.
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Next generation cabling solutions

Cables and wires are the prime facilitators in achieving the objective of interconnecting intelligent devices
 India has a young and rapidly growing population. The latest McKinsey Global Institute report states that by 2030, about 590 million people would be living in cities. It is also estimated that about 270 million will come under the working age population over the next 20 years. It has been documented in studies that cities and towns operate as mechanisms for growth, often driving much of people’s cultural, intellectual, educational and technological accomplishment and modernisation.  About 70 per cent of new employment is estimated to be generated from cities which would increase per capita income across the nation. 
To accommodate this rapid urbanisation and economic growth, India is all set to spend close to $ 1 trillion on infrastructure. The infrastructure growth would include 700 million and 900 million square meters of residential and commercial space a year – IT parks, trade centres, gated communities etc. To improve transportation system, more than 400 kilometres of combined underground and overhead metros are being constructed. This is more than 20 times the capacity building that India has achieved in the past decade. Given India’s massive population and its rapid growth, industrialisation is vital for India. Industrialisation creates more and varied employment opportunities. While information technology and other sector development are extremely important, Industrialisation allows India to be a producer of goods, enabling it to compete with other nations and develop a revenue stream that will be able to weather market contractions as they occur in the global setting.
The road aheadIndia has also set for itself an ambitious target of increasing the contribution of manufacturing output to 25 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, from 16 per cent currently. This will result in the development of industries in the country, investment of large capital, use of modern machineries, high degree of specialisation and large-scale operations and greater productivity. India’s manufacturing sector could touch US$ 1 trillion by 2025, according to a report by McKinsey and Company. There is potential for the sector to account for 25-30 per cent of the country’s GDP.
According to the latest report by Ken Research – “India wires and cables market outlook to 2019 – driven by government initiatives and innovations in the industry” – the wires and cables in India has witnessed a growth in recent years on account of expansion in infrastructure development, electricity consumption, increase in level of investment, rising level of disposable income and technological advancement. The surge in revenue is majorly originated from growth in power cables as a segment of wires and cables market. According to the research report, the Indian wires and cables market will grow at a considerable rate from Rs 200 million in 2015 at 9 per cent CAGR, and expected to grow to Rs 590 million at 11 per cent CAGR by 2020 due to the increasing number of manufacturers and rising investment in different sectors. Products of the wire and cable industry are needed by practically all branches of industry. Major customers include the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, the energy sector as well as the information and communication technology sectors and the construction industry.
Technological advancementTechnological advancements in wires and cables are taking place in different application industries backed by different standards and constant innovations. The technological development falls under two different categories such as power LV and Fieldbus foundation cables.
 Power LV cablesCables are ideally required for transmission and distribution of electric power. These cables are designed to have high tensile strength and good resistance at high temperature. This will help the power cable in maintaining its electrical properties, in the event of any sudden temperature rise caused during short circuit. This is an important factor to be considered while transmitting power to utility load centres, measuring and control in tool machines, production lines, process industries and electrical substations. The cables conform to IS 7098: (Part1) – 1998 and IS 1554: (Part1) – 1998 tested in CPRI (Central Power Research Institute) India.
Fieldbus foundation cableThese cables play a key role in process industries worldwide and transmit digitised data related to diagnoses in process plants. These cables incorporate digital technology that connects with field devices such as digital transmitters and with final control elements such as control valves. The cables are consistent with the data handled by the medium.
Some of the features of Fieldbus foundation cables are: Conforming to FF 844 – electrical properties, BS EN 50288-7- cable design, IEC 60332-3 flammability, IEC 61158-2 – physical layer specification. 1 to 25 pairs available in 18 AWG. FRLS and Halogen Free product variants. Unarmored and armored product variants.
While the technology behind cables has remained consistent, it has not stayed static. As with most applied sciences, cables have witnessed a relentless drive towards achieving better transmission with lesser resources. This has led to improvement and improvisations in the core conductor as well as its assembly technologies. There has also been a concerted drive towards enhancing the expanse of use-cases where cables and wires are employed. This drive has acquired greater momentum in the last decade with the rapid advancement in computing, telecommunications and the core electronics technologies. Finally, the world is moving towards a scenario where intelligent devices performing various functions are in a position to communicate with each other. The proportion of such devices is on the rise. Cables and wires are the prime facilitators in achieving the objective of interconnecting intelligent devices.
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Marc Jarrault, Managing Director, Lapp India Pvt. Ltd.

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