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    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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    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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    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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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