• FEP

    Fluorocarbons and Insulation

    Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    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.

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  • XG5 death star

    Xtra-Guard 5 and the Death Star - A Perfect Match, We Think So!

    Posted on Monday, May 4, 2015 by Kimberly Versaw

    It’s May 4, 2015, and what better way to pay homage to a cinema classic or two than telling you about a tough cable that could most certainly hold up to the extreme environment of the Death Star and even MegaMaid. 

     

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  • Xtra-Guard 5 (MAX) Cable

    Need maximum temperature and chemical resistance? Xtra-Guard 5 is what you need!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by Justin Dubow

    There are many different factors to consider when selecting the right type of wire or cable for your application.  Two of the most important factors in cable selection are the temperature and chemical resistance of the environment where your cable will be operating.

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  • Brittle Point

    Time to Think about Brittle, but not the Peanut Kind

    Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 by Dave Watson

    You may have noted that with the Holidays approaching, there is a chill in the air.  The mercury is dropping and we’ve had snow falling as well.  Seems like a good time to think about the cold temperature performance of cables.

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  • How to Strip a Cable Using a Rip Cord

    Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014 by Kimberly Versaw

    Director of Engineering, Dave Watson, demonstrates how to strip a cable using a rip cord.

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  • More Choices for Cleanrooms

    Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 by Alpha Wire

    Makers and users of semiconductor equipment are always trying to pack more capabilities into less space. Fabs are expensive and users want to use every square foot to maximum benefit. Thus, the relentless drive to lessen the footprint of equipment.  Alpha Wire has solutions for cleanroom environments!

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