• unilay stranding

    Back to Basics: Conductor Stranding

    Posted on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 by Paige DiAntonio

    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.

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  • Ethernet_Special applications

    Jacketing for Industrial Ethernet

    Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    The most critical design for Industrial Ethernet cables is the jacket compound.  This blog explores the importance of having the correct jacket for industrial Ethernet applications.

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  • Ethernet cable construction

    Why Use Ethernet Cable in Industrial Applications

    Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    As the demands for reliable, real-time automation and process control in industrial environments increase, an Industrial Ethernet cabling system quickly becomes the most attractive solution.  Cables used in industrial environments must be designed to work in harsh environments of temperature extremes, humidity, and vibration.

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  • Supra-Shield Diagram

    Supra-Shield: Superior Shielding from Alpha Wire

    Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    What is Alpha Wire's Supra-Shield shielding and what makes it superior to other types of shielding?

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  • Armored for Battle

    Posted on Monday, June 8, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    In previous blog entries we discussed noise and signal interference, the types of noise, and the importance of shielding cables.  Now that we know why we use cable shielding, let’s discuss what shielding Alpha Wire can offer for our hazard-matched product line.

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  • Ethernet_Special applications

    Industrial Ethernet for Military and Special Applications

    Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    Simplify deployment of Industrial Ethernet with our new hybrid and double-jacketed cables, designed to give you additional options in IE cable at data rates to 1 Gb/s.

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  • history

    A Brief History

    Posted on Monday, March 23, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    This blog will take us through the decades of the Alpha Wire brand.

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  • Industrial Ethernet

    Xtra-Guard has an Industrial Ethernet line!

    Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by Lu Li

    A look at our Xtra-Guard Industrial Cat5e Ethernet cable.

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  • Xtra-Guard 2 (AR)

    The King of Abrasion Resistance: Xtra-Guard 2

    Posted on Monday, February 16, 2015 by Hillary Riden

    Now let's talk about our Xtra-Guard 2 cable.  Xtra-Guard 2 is a heavy-duty cable that features a specially formulated, rugged polyurethane jacket which has three times the tear and abrasion resistance of ordinary PVC.

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  • Xtra-Guard 1 (HP) Cable

    The Swiss-Army Knife of Cables: Xtra-Guard 1

    Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Hillary Riden

    Like a Swiss army knife, our Xtra-Guard 1 high performance line of cables can do a little bit of everything.  Originally launched in 1980 as "Cables Engineered for Safety" part of our communication and control family, this line has been the first choice of engineers for over three decades.

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  • Medical Products

    Alpha Wire Offers Biocompatible and Sterilizable Standard Product

    Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by Ryan Mahoney

    Many medical device and diagnostic equipment applications require biocompatibility and/or sterilization compatibility -- Alpha Wire products have it!

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  • alpha wire brands

    EcoGen from Alpha Wire. Are You Intrigued?

    Posted on Monday, January 12, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    Alpha Wire has taken a leap with branding the various product lines with Xtra-Guard, FIT, and EcoGen.  This blog will introduce our new branding efforts.

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  • Wire and Cable Connections just as Crucial as Hardened Hardware on the Battlefield: Part 2

    Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Products

    A continuation from Part 1 regarding the ever-evolving military technology and how Alpha Wire can provide wire and cable solutions for the battlefield.

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  • Wire and Cable Connections just as Crucial as Hardened Hardware on the Battlefield: Part 1

    Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 by Alpha Wire

    When it comes to technology, the military is at the forefront of both innovation and R&D. This has grown in prominence over the last decade with the War on Terror, which has allotted an increase in funds to the military on a scale never before seen in our history. As a result, new and impressive technology (mostly classified) has replaced outdated electronics, which in some cases, have not been upgraded since the Vietnam War.

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