Alpha Wire Unveils Pro-Tekt™ European Cable System

New Cable Line Tailored to the Demands of the European Industrial Sector

Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, UK, February 9, 2011 – Alpha Wire’s new cable line, Pro-Tekt™, is specifically designed for the needs of the Industrial European marketplace. With a host of features customized for the European customer, Pro-Tekt is ideal for applications ranging from industrial process controls and machine tools to medical electronics and motor supplies. The high-performing cable line leverages Alpha’s more than 80 years’ experience and reputation for quality and reliability to ensure that Pro-Tekt cables are up to the challenging demands of industrial applications.

“Although Alpha is growing internationally at an impressive pace, we wanted to design a cable better suited for European customers. An international organization like Alpha Wire strives to maintain high service levels in every market,” said Harry Quinn, Director of Sales, Europe at Alpha Wire. “Part of those high service levels involves customizing our products and processes for the needs of each region. In the case of Pro-Tekt, its approvals and construction are personalized for the European marketplace while removing other costly international ratings.”

Pro-Tekt is offered in the following constructions to suit the needs of various applications:

• Pro-Tekt Cable: UL 2464 and UL VW-1 for rugged, reliable performance in demanding applications. Features a unique, premium-grade PVC insulation and jacket for easy routing in small, tight spaces. Rated from -30° to + 105°C.

• Pro-Tekt Plus Cable: UL 20668 and UL VW-1 approvals make it ideal for industrial applications where abrasion and mechanical abuse is common. Features a specially formulated polyurethane jacket offering three times the tear and abrasion resistance of PVC. Rated from -30° to + 90°C.

• Pro-Tekt Flex Cable: UL 2661 specified for excellent performance in C-track and continuous high-flex applications. Rounded geometry for easy, liquid-tight installation per IP67 or NEMA 6. Rated from -10° to + 105°C (static) and +5° to + 105°C (dynamic).

Pro-Tekt is available in conductor sizes from 0.09 mm2 to 1.32 mm2 and up to 80 conductors or 77 pairs. All Pro-Tekt products are sunlight resistant with RoHS and REACH certifications, CE LVD 73/23/EEC, and EN 60332-1 and -2, in addition to the aforementioned specifications. The line is available unshielded or with a foil, braid, or foil/braid shield for environments with potential EMI/RFI interference. Colour codes are also set to European RAL matching system. Finally, Pro-Tekt is in stock and available in bulk and in put-ups of 50, 100, 500, and 1000 m for convenience. Samples are available on request.

For additional information, contact Alpha Wire at +44 (0) 800 288 8809 or visit the company's website at

About Alpha Wire

For over 80 years, Alpha Wire has designed and manufactured industry-leading wire, cable, and tubing products for factory automation, packaging, automotive, alternative energy, and other technically advanced applications. Beyond giving our customers the cables they trust for quality and reliable high performance, we give them the committed service they deserve. We help customers find the best possible solutions to production and manufacturing challenges with small put-ups, logistical excellence, and broad inventory for dependable, same-day shipment.