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Nicki Setterfield and David Cairns work at the centre of Aerco's operation supporting customer's requirements for cable, wire and accessories.
With access to products from world-class suppliers such as Alpha Wire, Habia Cable, Belden, Thermax CDT, Helukabel, TE Connectivity, Carlisle and Hellermann Tyton they can advise you on the best products to meet your requirements whether environmental such as LSZH and specifications such as Mil Spec, Def Stan, UL/CSA or any other standards.
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In June 2015 Aerco, the Horsham based electrical component distributor, acquired 100% of Electro Cables, the specialist distributor of wire and cable interconnection products. The purchase was due to the planned retirement of the previous owners of the business. Read more.....



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Aerco now provide Exane cabling, a high quality range of low smoke, zero halogen cables, used mainly in rail and infrastructure applications. Contact us for more information.


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Breaking Old Habits
admin 06/09/2016 11:55:37 NewsAlphaWire NewsCable News

We all do it. We stick with the familiar, the ol’ faithful, the trusted recipe and the lucky pants. It’s worked before, so we know that it will work again. But if that’s the case, why isn’t everything made of wood, bone, leather and stone?

Because every now and again, something new comes along, a new material, a better way, one that will, in time, become the new standard, and that is what is happening today.

Alpha 3070 is a 24awg, 600V  and 105°C rated, UL1015 PVC insulated hook-up wire, and as standard as you can get. A 1000ft reel weighs 2.46kg, and it has an overall diameter of 2.23mm. This is what a colleague of mine called electric string, it was the base level in any design requiring 600V and 105°C

But, Alpha 6712 is also a 24awg, 600V and 105° rated cable, part of the EcoGen™ range. Approved to UL AWM 11028 it contains no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals. The mPPE thermoplastic insulation is also easily recycled. It meets RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability. But, that’s not all. The overall diameter of this product 1.09mm a reduction of over 50%, and a 1000ft reel weighs 1.03kg, a reduction of 58%!

If it wasn’t for the other approvals that apply, this would bring it close to the requirements of cables used in avionics, and the savings in so called lifetime cost are not to be ignored either. With lighter, reduced diameter looms, the payload or the cost of transportation can be greatly reduced, decreasing the Carbon Footprint of your products.

So, if you are working in a design capacity, and you are about to go with the ol’ faithful, stop a moment, and contact us at Aerco Ltd, and we shall be pleased to help you break a habit of a lifetime

To learn more about the cable and wire services and products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.

Aerco stocks zero-halogen EcoGen cable from Alpha Wire
admin 18/08/2016 14:38:16 Cable NewsNews

As a premier UK distributor of Alpha Wire, Aerco stocks the EcoGen™ range of high-performance wire and cable products that contain no halogens, phthalates or heavy metals. With mPPE thermoplastic insulation and jacketing that can be easily recycled the product range fully meets RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability while offering considerable size and weight savings when compared to traditional PVC and XLPE wire and cable.

The dangers of PVC insulated cable when major fires occur cannot be overstated.  When PVC burns hydrogen chloride gas is formed and when this condenses with water vapour or on to a wet surface, hydrochloric acid is formed sometimes with catastrophic consequences.

This has been proved to be a major factor in conflagrations such as, in 1982, when HMS Sheffield was lost in The Falklands conflict with 22 members of the crew losing their lives and in the 1987 escalator fire at Kings Cross tube station when 31 people died.

The recognition of these dangers led to the introduction of zero halogen cable that is produced without using any of the halogen group of elements, florine, bromine, iodine and astatine, as well as the chlorine found in PVC. Materials within the polyethylene family have always been favourites for this technology as well as silicone, but recently EcoGen products with mPPE insulation and jacketing developed by Alpha Wire have taken the technology to a new level. 

To learn more about the cable and wire services and products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.

The incredible shrinking world
admin 18/07/2016 15:50:05 NewsCable News

Porthcurno Bay, CornwallIf you are ever down near Land’s End, you could do worse than visiting The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, located in the small eponymous coastal village. This was the point at which many submarine telegraph cables came ashore. The museum, which opened in May 1998, is housed in the former telegraph facility. Above the beach was a small building, where the operator would send and receive messages to and from the far reaches of the Empire.

Transatlantic cables of the 19th century consisted of an outer layer of iron and later steel wire, wrapping India rubber, under which was a layer of gutta-percha, which surrounded a multi-stranded copper wire at the core. The portions closest to each shore landing had additional protective armor wires. Gutta-percha, a natural polymer similar to rubber, had nearly ideal properties for insulating submarine cables, with the exception of a rather high dielectric constant which made cable capacitance high. Gutta-percha was not replaced as a cable insulation until polyethylene was introduced in the 1930s.

Each cable carried but a single message at a time. For the Empire. The British Empire. The biggest Empire the world has ever known until now. One line of communication for India, one for Canada and one for Australia. One. If you only have one line, what data is sent, and what isn’t?

Even so, it was the envy of the world. This was the biggest and the most important communication hub in the world. Until then, the only way to send messages was by Packet Ships, and they could take months.

This is an incredible concept in this day and age of mass, constant communication, most of which is ephemeral and inconsequential, after all, who really needs to know what you are having for lunch? One thing is certain though. Technical development and Innovation is snowballing, driven by ever increasing speeds and levels of communication. But we have to keep up. There is no point of talking if nobody is listening. We at Aerco Ltd listen. Call us with your requirements. We will tell you if there is a standard product that meets them, and if not, we will guide you through the design process to produce one that does, advising you of the pitfalls, and coming up with an affordable solution within a realistic time scale.

Modern undersea cables are constructed of armoured fibre optics, sending data at the speed of light, and we rush head long into the future, surfing on the wave of ever increasing speeds and levels of communications.

Aerco Ltd are currently looking into entering the Fibre Optic world, and hope to be making announcements in the near future, so, if you have any requirements regarding Fibre, give us a call. We shall endeavour to treat them with the level of professionalism you have come to expect of us.

And the museum? Start with a visit to their website at and as for the world, it may be getting smaller, but I wouldn’t want the job of painting it!

To learn more cable and wire services and products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.