Kabelwerk Eupen AG/ Hartmann Group

Kabelwerk Eupen is today a leading cable manufacturer in europe and one of the few cable manufacturers that has all the manufacturing facilities on one site

Kabelwerk Eupen AG Hartmann Group

This enables flexibility in all stages, from design, through manufacturing up to final product testing.

EUPEN has solid experience with all major national and international standards as IEC, VDE, BS, NF, NBN, NEN, SEV, ... and has the expertise in the field of:

  • Medium Voltage Power Cables
  • Low Voltage Power and Control Cables
  • Instrumentation Cables
  • Fibre Optic Cables
  • Halogen Free Fire Safety Cables
  • Signaling Cables
  • Airfield Lighting Cables and Connectors
  • Safety Cables for Nuclear Power Plants (LOCA tested)
  • Rubber Cables
  • Coaxial Cables & Accessories (50 Ohm & 75 Ohm)
  • Wave guides and accessories

KABELWERK EUPEN’s customer base includes, but is not limited to: wholesalers and agents, processing companies as electrical contractors, assembly workshops and industries and end users as telecommunication companies, electricity supply companies, private operators and other industrial end users. The development, manufacture and delivery of high-quality products along with first-class service are among the declared goals of the company.

Hartmann Group

The core of the portfolio is made up of professional system solutions in three key segments: Wound Management, Incontinence Management and Infection Management.
HARTMANN is present in the most important countries with its own sales and production companies. The focal point of the activities is Europe, though HARTMANN also operates in America, as well as the regions Africa, Asia and Oceania. As a company with global operations, the HARTMANN GROUP purchases on a worldwide basis. HARTMANN currently collaborates with around 1,500 suppliers from a broad spectrum of sectors and regions. The company employs 10,257 staff worldwide and generated sales of EUR 1,794 million in 2013 (status: as at 31.12.2013).
The application can also be utilized in offices with suspended ceilings.

The challenge

Coverage of a warehouse of WLAN including HIGH-DENSITY-SHELFS

A warehouse is always in motion: Sometimes it is totally full of goods and next day it is almost empty. That will lead to disruptions and errors, e.g. interferences, roaming problems and – as a result – connection disrupts. Neither a well-done site survey can not predict this.
A well-sectored concept is essential in the 2,4-GHz-band as only three channels work without overlapping.
The HARTMANN GROUP was faced with this problem. The international medical and healthcare specialist owns warehouses in over 30 countries all over the world.
The question was: Is there any way to prevent such problems in a “moving” warehouse world?

The solution

Radiating Cable

Today HARTMANN GROUP is using WLAN with Radiating Cables in their sites in Heidenheim (Germany), Anderstorp (Sweden) and Moscow (Russia). The SIEVERS-GROUP-RF-specialists visited all sites and designed the concept for a full-coverage-antenna-solution. The installation was done by a SIEVERS-installation-team (sites in Germany) and with local electronics companies supervised by SIEVERS-engineers.
By using Radiating Cable the number of the installed access points diminishes about to one third of a conventional solution. Additionally you need much less cabling to connect the access points, the high frequency inside the warehouses falls; further less channels mean less interferences and roaming-processes in WLAN.
Redundant WLAN-surroundings can be installed by feeding-in several access points with so-called combiners. An intrusion of DECT-signals is also possible (2,4 GHz cable).
Such like High-Density-Warehouses in critical surroundings Radiating Cable can guarantee an all-over coverage. The application can also be utilized in offices with suspended ceilings.