• Reel diameter

    The Importance of Reel Size and Material

    Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by Paige DiAntonio

    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.


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  • Mechanical Requirements for Specifying Wire and Cable

    Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Paige DiAntonio

    A list containing the common mechanical requirements for specifying wire and cable.

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  • electrical requirements

    CONSIDER THIS: Electrical Requirements

    Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by Kimberly Versaw

    Choosing a wire or cable for your various applications can be tough.  Remember that when evaluating the type of cable needed, please make sure to consider the electrical requirements needed.

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  • jacket_blog

    Jackets aren't just for cold weather

    Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 by Paige DiAntonio

    This blog explores the common cable jacket compounds and their characteristics.

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  • cabling

    The Perfect Insulation Material, Does it Exist?

    Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 by Paige DiAntonio

    What is insulation and how does it relate to wire and cable?

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  • conductor materials

    Back to Basics: Conductor Materials

    Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Paige DiAntonio

    A good place to start with cable basics is to go over conductor materials, because wire and cable would be nonexistent without them.

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  • cable finder

    How to Find What You Need Fast with the NEW Cable Finder

    Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    Last week we launched our new Cable Finder tool which helps guides customers to find which Alpha Wire product fits their application needs.  In this blog we will discuss some new ways to search for the cable you need.

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    Helpful Tips for Cable Ratings

    Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    This blog provides guidelines for calculating cable ratings.

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  • endoscope

    Scoping Out the Endoscope

    Posted on Monday, April 6, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    Many people don’t like to think about an endoscopy or any endoscopic procedure but even less thought is given to the endoscope itself and what makes it such an exacting tool used to see where we normally can’t.  Let's explore the endoscope and how cable plays a role within the device.

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  • Medical Imaging

    Of Course Medical Devices Need Wires and Cables

    Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014 by Ryan Mahoney

    As the advancement of medical technology continues, it is important to note that none could have been possible without advancements in the signaling, control and power system interconnect components, including wiring and cabling.

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