Journey into the world of Lanview, first stage: the choice of materials. Copper or aluminium? What are the pros and cons? And how can a period like the pandemic be overcome without damage?
The Lanview brand, which recently entered the EET “stable”, has brought a wide range of cabling solutions all sharing one characteristic: quality. Lanview tends to distinguish itself from all the other brands that deal with cables: the technological and construction choices are always based on the search for the best results for each type of cable or application.
Starting with the choice of materials which, when we talk about cables with a metal core, is certainly not a secondary detail. In fact, aluminium is an economically more convenient choice, especially over long distances. On the other hand, soft aluminium is also more prone to failures and damage: the aluminium cable heats up more easily than the copper one, and this is detrimental to the life of the wired system. Therefore, an aluminium wiring requires greater maintenance by the user.
Copper, on the other hand, offers one of the highest rates of electrical conductivity among metals, and also allows the use of conductors with the smallest diameter, in terms of AWG (American Wire Gauge, the international standard for the thickness of cable cores) Copper is more stable and durable than aluminium, and has a high tensile strength, which allows it to withstand even strong stresses.
For these reasons, and for many other considerations of an even more strictly technical and engineering nature, Lanview decidedly opts for copper cables, which are also – to the test of the market – more expensive than aluminium ones. An additional cost which is definitely amortised by the longer life and higher reliability of “100% copper” systems. They are entirely made of copper, with thicknesses on the AWG scale of 23 or 24 – much thinner, lighter and more portable than those of other manufacturers. In this context, the spotlight is particularly focused on unshielded Lanview Cat6 LSZH cables, produced and tested according to ISO / IEC 11801, EIA / TIA 568B and EN50173-2 standards. Each cable consists of 4×2 PE insulated conductors (AWG 23 solid copper) and colour coded. It is a perfect type of cable for telecommunications and high-speed data transmission in structured cabling systems.
The pandemic has slowed down cable production all over the world, over the last year and a half. Lanview reacted to this crisis by playing in advance! Realising the difficulty in finding raw materials that the lockdowns and limitations due to the health crisis would have caused, the company has equipped itself with a robust stock of materials that allows it to produce at full capacity, a choice that pays off especially now that, in all the world, projects and investments are restarting with determination.
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