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japankokura 80 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 29, 2015 5:15 PM Member since: Feb 11, 2011
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    Siemens, Nexans (NEX), GE, Tesla = SCON

    by digitalmsft Jul 29, 2015 9:25 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 29, 2015 5:15 PM Flag

    my guess is, STI delivered their CONDUCTUS to SOUTHWIRE for the demo-cable. we will get some news about this within the next couple of days

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Siemens, Nexans (NEX), GE, Tesla = SCON

    by digitalmsft Jul 29, 2015 9:25 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 29, 2015 4:39 PM Flag

    sounds more like they discuss some advance payments for buying some new machines....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Siemens, Nexans (NEX), GE, Tesla = SCON

    by digitalmsft Jul 29, 2015 9:25 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 29, 2015 4:37 PM Flag

    google "Squeezing the Cost of Superconducting Power" and you will find it

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Siemens, Nexans (NEX), GE, Tesla = SCON

    by digitalmsft Jul 29, 2015 9:25 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 29, 2015 2:02 PM Flag

    it'S true, they reduced workforce. but definbately that does not mean, they don't expect orders in the near term.
    reas the press release from last week, where it is clearly said, that they are already in talks about the conditions for orders.

    STI gradually abandon their wireless-business located in sta barbara. and STI also finished some parts of their R&D. they need to reduce expenses before they start commercial production.

    the relationship between SOUTHWIRE and the ULTERA joint venture you mentioned is already dead or at least about to die.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Siemens, Nexans (NEX), GE, Tesla = SCON

    by digitalmsft Jul 29, 2015 9:25 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 29, 2015 12:21 PM Flag

    yes, they took what was available at the time.
    AMSC's RABiTs technology is not very promising to be competative in the long run.
    as aou can read SPOUTHWIRE prefers STI as a partner...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Siemens, Nexans (NEX), GE, Tesla = SCON

    by digitalmsft Jul 29, 2015 9:25 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 29, 2015 9:44 AM Flag

    not only one of them. and there are many others. i guess we will hear soon about SOUTHWIRE also.

    btw, here's what SOUTHWIRE says on their homepage: "As part of Southwire’s efforts to reduce HTS costs, Southwire continues to work with suppliers of HTS related technologies. The latest involves an up and coming HTS wire supplier from California, Superconductor Technologies, Inc. (STI). STI's wire design is based on a HTS component manufactured for the telecom industry and promises to bring HTS wire costs down even further. Southwire is working with STI to guide their wire development toward commercial HTS cable applications.
    Knoll concludes, "HTS systems operating at distribution voltages can deliver benefits including high power densities with low loss in high-capacity distribution connections, and reduced substation footprints.""

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • AUSTIN, Texas, July 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI) (Nasdaq:SCON), a world leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, intends to release its second quarter 2015 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. STI will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast that same day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time / 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time to discuss its results. Participating in the call will be Jeff Quiram, president and chief executive officer; and Bill Buchanan, vice president and chief financial officer.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Fabrum Solutions - HTS power transformer

    by japankokura Jul 27, 2015 6:30 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 27, 2015 11:17 AM Flag

    it is not relavant what wire was used in the prototype, but what wire is suitablle for future production. STI's CONDUCTUS seems to be well positioned..

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • japankokura japankokura Jul 27, 2015 11:14 AM Flag

    AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:SCON) ("STI"), a world leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, joined with Nexans, LS Cable and RWE Deutschland AG to showcase the value proposition of superconducting fault current limiters (SFCLs) and high power superconducting cables (HPSCs) at STI's CIGRE booth 114...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Fabrum Solutions - HTS power transformer

    by japankokura Jul 27, 2015 6:30 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 27, 2015 11:09 AM Flag

    it used the ROEBEL cable that was just acknoledged STI's hts-tapes to be suitable

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • UH Launches Plans for Superconductor Manufacturing Institute
    Institute Would Speed Commercialization of High-Temperature Superconductors
    By Jeannie Kever
    May 8, 2015
    The University of Houston will lead plans for an Advanced Superconductor Manufacturing Institute (ASMI), aimed at speeding the full commercialization of high-temperature superconductors. Energetics Inc. will support UH in this effort.

    Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UH, will serve as principal investigator for a $500,000 planning grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The grant will be used to develop an industry-led consortium to address technical obstacles that have limited superconductor manufacturing, as well as to develop a business plan for the institute....

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Christchurch hi-tech manufacturer Fabrum Solutions, have developed a HTS power transformer that is
    environmentally friendly, safe and reduces energy losses compared to conventional transformers.
    The industry-led collaboration that in cludes Victoria University and ot hers, shows that energy losses are
    indeed half that of a conventional transformer especially when it was at very low temperatures. There has
    already been interest from Unites States businesses that are safety driven. Mike Staines, Robinson Institute
    HTS transformers science leader is quoted as saying, “New Zealand has developed a competitive edge in
    HTS and other new technologies.”
    for the whole article from May, 22 2015 "search "Fabrum in transformers deal"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • it seems the standards have to be changed due to a new method coolig down nitrogene developed by a german company called MESSER for the AmpaCity project.
    google "Minus 209 degrees Celsius: New cryogenic technology enables transmission of electricity almost lossless"
    this meeans hts becomes even more effective, because lower temperatures lead to much higher amperage,
    that makes hts-technology more competative of course.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Siemens

    by calrenwick Jul 24, 2015 9:30 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 24, 2015 2:09 PM Flag

    it is beeing developed because there is a market.
    what do you think will happen, if SIEMENS approves the ROEBEL cable with STI's
    CONDUCTUS?
    since STI's hts-tapes achieved "unsurpassed robustness" and high amparege the chances are not quite good, that this will happen.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • japankokura japankokura Jul 24, 2015 10:33 AM Flag

    you should replace the word "if" with "as soon as"
    your $3-forcast is a very conservative, i guess ;-)

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Siemens

    by calrenwick Jul 24, 2015 9:30 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 24, 2015 10:22 AM Flag

    here's another file from the Robinson Research Institute that mentions STI and SIEMENS:
    WAMHTS-2_Nick_Long_final.pdf
    definately worth reading!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    Siemens

    by calrenwick Jul 24, 2015 9:30 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 24, 2015 10:13 AM Flag

    indeed SIEMENS is definately a hot candidat for STI's CONDUCTUS.
    SIEMENS develops SFCLS.
    and SIEMENS works together with the Robinson Research institute on the ROEBEL cable.
    here's a file that proves it: WAMHTS-2_Nick_Long_final.pdf or google: "HTS Roebel Cable strand alignment within cables and during coil winding"

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    The PR Mentions

    by calrenwick Jul 21, 2015 3:36 PM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 24, 2015 5:33 AM Flag

    r2, Callaghan Industrail Research (as a crown agency) is not really a commercial company. they don't compete with other companies. here's what they say: "WE DO NOT COMPETE WITH OTHER PLAYERS IN THE INNOVATION SYSTEM; WE ARE BUILDING NETWORKS FOR BUSINESSES TO GAIN
    ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE NEW ZEALAND RESEARCH AND INNOVATION INFRASTRUCTURE"
    they focus on R&D and connecting new technical and other developments with the industrie. i am not suprised that GCS did not provide any profit to Callaghan. they have a big staff and their R&D costs a lot of money. besides the supply of hts-material was very limited. The Robinson Research Institue continues the work of Callaghan in finding industrial partners. but they also still produce the ROEBEL cable by themselves, it seems. i guess as soon the big orders for the ROEBEL cable come in, they might have to find a different structure because a university is also not a commercial company. maybe they did not cut the ties to GENERAL CABLE and will continue in some way together with them. maybe they will sell licenses to other companies to build the ROEBEL cable and this is the background of their cooperation with STI and their effort to find business partners in asia...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    What's been going on with SCON

    by archarch_60477 Jul 22, 2015 10:12 AM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 22, 2015 12:59 PM Flag

    STI Advances Development With SFCL Customers
    Completes Qualification of Conductus Wire for Robinson's Roebel Cable

    AUSTIN, Texas, July 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Superconductor Technologies Inc. (STI) (Nasdaq:SCON), a world leader in the development and production of high temperature superconducting (HTS) materials and associated technologies, achieved positive results with multiple superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) customers following the Conductus® wire evaluation and testing completed in June and July 2015. The SFCL results demonstrated dramatic improvement compared to tests completed earlier. In addition, STI successfully completed qualification testing with the Robinson Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington. Conductus wire is now approved for use in making Roebel cable, a winding cable, which is used in high-field magnets, transformers, utility-scale generators and large motors.

    "As we rapidly approach final qualification, our customers are quickly providing detailed guidance that we believe will result in Conductus wire soon attaining all of the performance parameters required for SFCLs," stated Jeff Quiram, STI's president and chief executive officer. "We believe our SFCL customers have transitioned from a specification driven pass or fail testing methodology to a much more collaborative effort that involves business items such as forecasts, delivery lead times and price. Conductus wire is very close to passing all tests, and we are encouraged by our customers' confidence that our wire will be qualified in the next few months. In parallel, we have initiated business discussions to ensure product availability matches demand.

    "In conjunction with our partner, the Robinson Research Institute, we are engaged with multiple end use customers that plan to deploy Roebel cable in superconducting devices. With the successful qualification of Conductus for use in Robinson's Roebel cable, we believe we are well positioned to continue to aggressively pursue numerous opportunities in Asia."

    Test Description

    SFCL customers require Conductus wire to pass extensive engineering models and electrical testing that simulate characteristics of the wire performance in the SFCL device. The electrical tests replicate the thermal cycling of the superconducting wire in high-current operation. The latest results show that Conductus wire has made significant performance improvements in this area. Customers verified STI's 550 Amp current handling performance and recognized that the mechanical properties of Conductus provide unsurpassed robustness. The goal of SFCL manufacturers is to standardize on high performance wire that will ensure they have the best in class product to protect the grid in a majority of existing substations.

  • Reply to

    Ownership of GCS Ltd of New Zealand.

    by mask_ipx_spx Jul 21, 2015 3:31 PM
    japankokura japankokura Jul 21, 2015 4:08 PM Flag

    according to GENERAL CABLE's SEC Filings
    10-K GENERAL CABLE CORP /DE/ filed this Form 10-K on 03/02/2015
    and some other information i already posted
    GSS is a 100% subsidiary of GC

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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