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Selecting the Right Motor Supply Cable

Selecting any cable involves getting the right performance without overspecifying—and overpaying—for what you don’t need. For powering motors, the choice ranges from PVC/nylon-insulated wires in a conduit to precision VFD cables. The most obvious requirement is a cable that meets the power-handling requirements of the motor over the distances between drive and motor. For short distances and modest powers, a PVC cable may work fine. As distances and power levels increase, so do the electrical stresses on the cable’s insulation and jacket; a cable designed specifically as a motor supply cable is then advisable.   Read more…

How to Properly Inspect Heat-Shrink Tubing Size

Dave Watson, Director of Engineering at Alpha Wire, instructs and demonstrates how to properly inspect the size of heat- shrink tubing.

New FIT 2:1 Heat-Shrink Tubing – New Low Smoke Zero Halogen products are on their way!

As our world is becoming more environmentally conscious, Alpha Wire is continuously looking for ways to help improve the environmental impact of our products.  Low smoke zero halogen components are extremely important for our growing environment and Alpha Wire will be introducing an extension of our current FIT heat shrink tubing which will be flame retardant, halogen free, and will have a shrink ratio of 2:1.  Keep an eye out for this new product coming your way in May 2014!