Nexans marks new era in heat-shrinkable joints

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Cable joints are an instrumental part of the electrical network, guaranteeing the continual stream of electrical current. Fueled by a passion to electrify the future, Nexans has released JTS, a new heat-shrinkable joint with triple layer tube.

The triple layer tube allows installers to heat only one tube instead of three for 12 to 24kV applications, and two tubes instead of three for 36 to 42kV applications. This simplifies and shortens the installation process and minimises the risk of the joint failure.

Nexans JTS heat-shrinkable joints bring a range of innovative features and operational benefits, such as a short and slim design, advanced screen connection, armour continuity, and heavy wall tubing for high mechanical strength and impact resistance. It also provides stabilised UV protection and protection against water penetration and chemical aggression.

JTS is compatible with single or three-core cables, with copper or aluminum screens. Its standard design was adapted for all types and brands of mechanical connectors.

To meet the ongoing evolution of market needs and customer demand, Nexans has been continually investing in R&D to improve heat-shrinkable (HS) technology.

Jo de Buyst, Global Segment Manager for Joints at Nexans, says: “Nexans has a strong track record in creating next generation power accessories and building a sustainable future. Our power accessories activity has five industrial sites in Europe and commercial presence worldwide. We continue to set industrial standards and European norms for power accessories. The JTS heat-shrinkable joint range is the latest example of this.”

Nexans has several highly respected comprehensive training centres in France, Belgium and the UK, which provide competency certified training for joints, separable connectors, terminations, from 1kV to 72.5kV. Nexans also proposes installers to be trained at their premises or directly at construction sites.

Lars Dybdal Hansen, Material Specialist of Nexel, comments: “In our Heat-Shrink accessories tender, we requested a strong product training at ours facilities to ensure our 120 installers are getting familiar with the new products. We finally chose Nexans and its distribution partner Solar, because we’ve been convinced that in addition to a great knowledge of the accessories, they proposed a clever and modern training on-site service, which all trainees finally highly appreciated!”

With several hundred installers trained worldwide in 2021 on heat-shrinkable technology, Nexans is driving the market to continue rolling the innovative JTS throughout the world.

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