You might not realize, but wire and cable are the lifelines to the functionality of robotic systems.
IoT: The intersection where the physical and digital world meet.
Silicone comes in many different shapes and sizes. It is also one of the most biocompatible materials used in the wire and cable industry!
Are your cables being used in a plenum space? If so, plenum cables may be the best choice for you.
Do you know the difference between UL Listed and UL Recognized Approvals?
Variable Frequency Drives and servo motors have similar applications, but what makes them different?
Ever receive a reel of wire or cable and the cable is bulging out past the reel circumference? That happens due to the improper sizing of the reel during the spool-down process.
HiPot, short for high potential test, checks insulation quality.
Receiving, handling, and storing cable reels isn't always as easy as you think. Here are some basics steps you can take to ensure your cable doesn't get damaged.
Tray Cable is designed for installation in cable trays, as specified in the National Electric Code, for industrial control systems, factories, wind turbines, and more.
This blog explores the anatomy of coaxial cable and the various types that are used.
This blog explores the common cable jacket compounds and their characteristics.
What is a shield and why are they used?
Now that we’ve discussed the different types of thermoplastic insulation compounds, let’s talk about Fluorocarbon insulation. These compounds contain fluorine in the molecular structure, thus having less hydrogen atoms. Below are some examples of materials used in wire and cable insulation construction.
Polyethylene is an insulation material within the thermoplastic family. Learn more about the compound and the forms of the compound used in wire and cable insulation.
Thermoplastics make a great insulation material because they can be repeatedly heated, softened, and formed into any shape when hot, due to their chain of molecules that separate when heat is applied. This blog defines the most popular thermoplastic insulation materials.
What is insulation and how does it relate to wire and cable?
The gauge or AWG size of a conductor is crucial when specifying a wire or cable project. This blog will cover the different gauge sizing systems and some tools for gauge sizing success.
There are various stranding formations used in the wire and cable industry, and similar to conductor materials, it is crucial to understand the properties of each conductor stranding arrangement before choosing which accommodates your application best.
A good place to start with cable basics is to go over conductor materials, because wire and cable would be nonexistent without them.