Recently SPINNER has expanded its broadcasting portfolio by adding quite a few new products for large line sizes of 6 1/8”, 7 3/16” and 8 3/16” with 75 Ω impedance, including antenna monitoring systems, adaptors, direct access units and switches. SPINNER supplies dedicated 75Ω calibration kits for these products.
SPINNER has expanded its range of rotary joints for use in space, primarily in antenna pointing mechanisms. Many of the rotary joints already available for use in space operate in the X, K or Ka band, and SPINNER has now also developed units for the S band.
As new mobile applications debut, there is a steadily increasing need for greater bandwidth and faster transmission. The Internet of Things (IoT) poses enormous requirements in terms of capacity, data rates and latency times, and this is only the beginning. More mobile communication frequencies are essential. 5G is laying the foundation for this growth, and the new frequency range extending up to 3800 Mhz is the first milestone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.