Baling, April 9th - A delegation of staff and postgraduate students led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muzamir Isa, visited Southern Cable Sdn. Bhd. located at Kuala Ketil Industrial Estate, Baling Kedah. Southern cable is well established facilities and internationally recognized for producing high-quality ranges of cables and wires including low voltage cable, medium voltage cable, high voltage cable, fire resistance cable, telecommunication system cable, instrument and control cable and overhead transmission line cable.
Our delegations has been greeted by Mr. Zen Azhar Shuib, Senior Manager of the company along with the several others technical members of Southern Cables suprisingly comprised mostly from our school's previous batch of graduates. In the opening remarks, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muzamir introduced all the team members from our schools and greatly appreciated the effort from Southern Cable in welcoming the team for the industrial visit. The main objectives for the visit is to gain knowledge and experience pertaining to the process of cable production and to understand the detail measurement and quality control process performed throughout the production. In addition, the team also bring into the table potential research collaborations in particular of Partial Discharge (PD) localization and measurement that will proved to be beneficial to both parties.
During the visit, the team has the opportunity to see closely the overall cable production from the forming of core winding, sheathing, the insulation process up untill the finished products. The team also has been briefed of the whole measurement and inspection process that has to be performed in order to maintain the quality and standards before cables being shipped to the client. In conclusion, the visit to Southern Cables has greatly increased the industrial knowledge of cable production while opening up to a several new potential collaboration with Southern Cable that will benefit our school in the near future.