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Superconducting Cables

Superconducting Cables

Babcock Noell uses an AC 370 planetary stranding machine for manufacturing superconducting cables; this machine was also used for producing Rutherford cables for the LHC storage ring magnets. Moreover, the planetary strander also facilitates manufacturing superconducting cables with a central cooling channel.

For these purposes, the machine is equipped with a hollow shaft and has been modified such that an additional wire for fixing and insulation tapes can be attached in a single step.

 

  

 


Features (cable):

  • Outer diameter of central core: max 12 mm
  • Number of sc strands: 40
  • Wire wrap: NiCr wire with a 0.2 mm diameter (min.)
  • Bandaging: Up to 8 tapes (Kapton)

References:

  • Manufacturing of the cable for the SIS 100 prototype
  • Prototype cable for CERN
  • Cable production for 113 fast-ramped SIS 100 dipoles

Contact

Michael Gehring

Michael Gehring

Sales
Babcock Noell GmbH
Alfred Nobel Str. 20
97080 Würzburg
Germany

Phone: +49 931 903-6031
Fax: +49 931 903-6010

Dr. Wolfgang Walter

Dr. Wolfgang Walter

Head of Division
Babcock Noell GmbH
Alfred Nobel Str. 20
97080 Würzburg
Germany

Phone: +49 931 903-6054
Fax: +49 931 903-6010