Superior Essex and ZwickRoell Partner to Help Power an Interconnected Society
Connectivity is a buzzword in today's world. As a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of wire and cable products, Superior Essex helps power our interconnected society. From electric vehicles, power transformers, and commercial generators to data communications cables linking our homes and businesses, Superior Essex produces materials for a wide variety of industries including automotive, telecommunications, and industrial equipment. Ensuring its products meet strict industry standards is a top priority and the reason the company turned to ZwickRoell for its materials testing needs.
At the Product Development Center in Kennesaw, Georgia, Christin Ford and her team run numerous tests each day on materials such as metal tapes and armor, copper conductors, steel support wire, aramid and other textile yarns, and various plastics, to name a few. As the lab manager for over 13 years, she and her team use three ZwickRoell materials testing machines to test at both low and high forces, and perform tests such as tensile elongation, compression, friction, flexure modulus, and torsion on extruded and raw materials.