SPINNER @ NAB 2018: Solutions for Repack

At SPINNER we take pride in being one of the world’s leading suppliers of RF broadcasting systems. We play a major role in DTV-rollouts all over the world and know the challenges of large-scale and nationwide deployments. Our production capacity is extremely high and able to build over 1000 complex multichannel combining and switching systems per year.

Transmitter power levels in the USA are among the highest in the world. SPINNER now supplies many of its signature products in sizes up to 9 3/16”, including the patented Antenna Monitoring System (AMS) and our Direct Access Units. New additions to our portfolio include a complete line of 75Ω adapters from N to 6 1/8”, 7 3/16” and 8 3/16”.
Our switches already have the highest power handling of any coaxial switch we could find on the market (e.g. 6 1/8” 69kW @ 600MHz) and our range of Smart Loads has been extended up to 55kW.

V-, E- and W-Band Rotary Joints and Flexible Dielectric Waveguides for Measurement Applications

Full-band designs for V-, E-and W-Band rotary joints—covering the frequency ranges from 50 to 75 GHz, 60 to 90 GHz and 75 to 110 GHz, respective­ly—have been added to SPINNER’s rotary joint portfolio, which initial­ly covered narrowband W-Band. For high-end testing applications requiring very low insertion loss, high stability and good VSWR, flexible dielectric waveguides for the E-band  and W-band are available for supplementing the rotary joints. This reduces weight and results in extreme flex­ibility, very low transmission loss and high stability, offering a high-performance alternative to a tradi­tional flexible waveguide section or test cable.

4.3-10 on the Way to Number 1

When the 4.3-10 connector system was first introduced in 2013, it was not obvious that it would be such a resounding success. In retrospect, today we can say that during the roughly four years since its launch, 4.3-10 has conquered a remarkable share of the market (in terms of quarterly sales) and is well on its way to becoming the most-supplied connector system in the mobile communication market by the end of this year. Here you can learn a few facts about its origins and road to success.

SPINNER Certified acc. to ISO 9001, 14001 and 50001

In November 2017, SPINNER performed and passed re-audits for ISO 9001 (quality) and 14001 (environment) and a monitoring audit for ISO 50001 (energy).

For the first time, both management systems were audited based on the 2015 revisions of ISO 9001 and 14001, which introduced a much greater process orientation and focus on risk management.

The audits took place at the company’s facilities in Munich and Westerham, Germany and Szekszárd, Hungary. The renewed certificates, which are valid for three years, provide our customers and business partners with yet another guarantee of the high quality of SPINNER products and services.

New 50 kW SPINNER SmartLoad Reduces Energy Consumption

SPINNER has just launched a new generation of loads with greater energy efficiency and optimized designs. Applying what we have learned from experience, we have expanded the portfolio by adding a new 50 kW SPINNER SmartLoad version.

The 50 kW load, like all SPINNER SmartLoads, features an intelligent controller that only switches on the pump and fan when these are actually needed, remaining in standby mode the rest of time. The full nominal power can be immediately absorbed from standby mode. Simple RF reflections won’t automatically start the cooling circuit. All of this ensures greater energy efficiency with significant power savings compared to continuously running loads.

SPINNER Begins Supplying CPR-Compliant Jumpers

To reduce fire hazards, with effect as of mid-2017 the EU’s Construction Products Regulation (CPR) was extended to communications cables. Now only CPR-compliant, fire-resistant cables may be installed in new building .

The regulation currently only applies to unterminated cables that are provided with connectors at the construction site. SPINNER, however, has already gone a step further by starting to supply not only CPR-certified coaxial cables, but also suitable jumpers for them. It is our conviction that this is vital for improving the safety of people who use buildings.

Retrofitting of Pitch Slip Rings in Wind Power Stations

There is a steadily increasing need for high-quality data transmission in rotating applications in the wind power industry. Older technologies are gradually reaching their limits. As a result, wind turbines frequently grind to a halt and stop generating power. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most common is faulty data transmission for turbines’ pitch control, which until now has relied on conventional slip rings. SPINNER has developed a solution to the problem. The new contactless rotary joints replace part of the slip ring, which then no longer rely on direct physical contact and therefore ensure fault-free transmission of Ethernet data in real time at a rate of 100 Mbit/s.

SpinnerFlex Cables Certified with Reaction to Fire Class B2ca acc. to the EU Construction Products Regulation

With the aims of reducing emissions of smoke and toxic gases, delaying their spread and extending the available time for leaving burning buildings, in 2013 the European Union issued the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), to establish harmonized rules for the marketing and use of construction products.

SPINNER Plast2000 Sealing Compound Now Also Available for 4.3-10 Connectors

When seals need to meet extreme demands due to harsh environmental conditions, or simply to play it safe by relying on a highly effective product, SPINNER CAF® Plast2000 is first choice. SPINNER CAF® Plast2000 connectors have a threaded opening through which the Plast2000 sealing compound is injected into the cable clamp. The compound enters and fills even the tiniest cavities to completely seal the connector.

Music in the Air: SPINNER MNCS© Providing Mobile Connectivity at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

The Elbphilharmonie concert hall is acoustically and mechanically isolated from the rest of the building, and its exteriors are designed to block all radio signals. But because the structure also integrates apartments, a hotel and a public area, the only way to enable mobile communications inside was to install an in-building solution. There are several thousands of visitors a day, who send countless photographs and videos and generate huge data volumes that have to be managed somehow. This called for a first-class solution, so those in charge naturally opted for the SPINNER Mobile Network Combining System – MNCS©.

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