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AlphaWire LogoAerco was appointed as a franchised distributor for Alpha Wire in 2009. Based in New Jersey, Alpha Wire, a division of Belden Wire and Cable, has been supplying cable products for over seven decades and with a product list of well over 10,000 items, delivers the industry's widest range of wire, cable and tubing products. 

Alpha Wire has the branded products and the expertise that today’s advanced technology companies have come to rely on for their most critical applications.  We offer a wide range of cable products from the tough, durable XTRA•GUARD® high performance electronic cables to the manufacturing-critical Alpha Wire Industrial Series through to a comprehensive range of heat shrink products.

Alpha Wire provides high performance cable & wire & tubing products that insure superior systems reliability.

Alpha Wire has the branded products and the expertise that today’s advanced technology companies have come to rely on in their most critical applications – from the tough, durable XTRA•GUARD® High Performance Electronic Cables to the manufacturing-critical Alpha Wire INDUSTRIAL SERIES to FIT® Preferred Heat Shrink Products.

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Design Support : Nicki Setterfield

Nicola Setterfield - Aerco's Cable and Wire Expert

Need advice on cable?

Nicki Setterfield works 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 and Hellermann Tyton she can advise you on the best products to meet your environmental specifications and Mil Spec,Def Stan, low smoke or UL/CSA standards.

If you need one-to-one advice on cable or wire email Nicki and find out how she can help. Call Nicki on 01403 260206.

 

 

Alpha Wire News
AlphaWire News
31/07/2017 11:00:14

AlphaWire’s new ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire delivers outstanding high temperature performance in an ultra-thin package

Now Available at Aerco

ECA Fluoropolymer insulation; exceptionally wide temperature range; suits oil and gas, chemical, medical, military and other applications

Exceptionally thin and lightweight, Alpha Wire’s new ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire offers outstanding performance for a wide range of demanding applications and environments. ThermoThin is now available from Aerco, the distributor and stockist of electrical and electronic components servicing hi-rel markets. ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire delivers 600V performance across an exceptionally wide temperature range of -150degC to +300degC, and is well suited for applications where premium performance must be matched with space and weight savings. Strategic industries for ThermoThin include medical devices, semiconductor production, geothermal energy generation, energy production, military equipment and the oil and gas industry.  For military use, ThermoThin is suitable for applications where MIL-W-16878/4/5/6 type wires have been specified, but where a Mil Spec rating is not actually required.

ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire features ECA fluoropolymer insulation, a new material that combines the beneficial properties of perfluoroplastics while maintaining operational performance under extreme temperatures and harsh environmental conditions. ECA has excellent dielectric properties making ThermoThin resilient, as well as ultra-thin and light weight.  ThermoThin has similar characteristics to PTFE hookup wire but in a thinner and therefore far lighter form, saving space and weight. ThermoThin also boasts outstanding UV, chemical and water resistance, while its abrasion resistance is comparable to PTFE.  One stark difference between PTFE and the ECA material is ThermoThin’s ability to run longer continuous lengths. 1000 feet of PTFE typically consists of three separate pieces while ThermoThin can run for 5000 continuous feet.

ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire features nickel-plated copper conductor wire in sizes 36 to 16 AWG. In sizes 30 AWG to16 AWG it is approved to UL AWM 11540, UL 80degC Oil, UL Gas Res, horizontal flame and CE approved.  36 – 32 AWG sizes are CE approved.  It has Reach approval and is RoHS compliant. ThermoThin Hook-Up Wire is available in black, white, red, blue, green, orange, yellow, brown, violet, and slate with additional colours available on request and is in stock now at Aerco.    

Message or phone Nicola on +44(0)1403 260206 and find out how she can help.

20/03/2017 09:02:18

Alpha Wire and Aerco are pleased to announce the launch of its Alpha Connect product line offering high-performance solutions for industrial connectivity.  Alpha Connect’s broad offering includes: M8, M12, M23, MINI, and RJ45 cordsets; M8 and M12 passive distribution boxes; splitters; M8, M12, and MINI field attachables and receptacles.  

Alpha Connect products comply with IP65, IP67, IP68/NEMA 6P, IP69K standards and provide customers with reliable solutions for industrial environments while minimizing up front installation costs and downtime.  Alpha Connect builds upon the quality our customers expect from Alpha Wire, providing a complete end-to-end solution for connecting sensors and actuators on the factory floor. 

About the Author:

Jason Slaughter specialises in advising on technical issues to provide practical solutions to cooling problems.  He can be contacted at Aerco, a stockist and franchised distributor of electrical components that partners with world-class manufacturers to supply aerospace, defence, medical, industrial, rail and transportation markets throughout the world. 

Message or phone Jason on +44(0)1403 260206 and find out how he can help.

04/01/2017 14:10:03

Various coloured wires with a field and the sky in the backgroundAerco now stocks a wide range of Alpha Wire EcoGen™ hook-up cable that has a diameter 50% and a weight 58% less than traditional PVC insulated hook-up wire. 

Approved to UL AWM 11028, the cable contains no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals and the mPPE thermoplastic insulation meets RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability. 

Cable technical sales executive at Aerco, David Cairns, explains the advantages of using modern cable designs saying: “A popular cable is the Alpha 6712, a 24awg, 600V, 105°C rated cable with an overall diameter of just 1.09mm, a reduction of more than 50% over standard UL1015 PVC hook-up wire.  This improves design flexibility of modern, densely packed assemblies and its ‘green’ characteristics significantly decrease the carbon footprint. But, what is not always considered is that a typical 1000ft reel of PVC insulated cable weighs 2.46kg whereas a similar reel of Alpha 6712 weighs just 1.03kg, a reduction of 58% dramatically reducing transportation costs.”

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

04/01/2017 14:15:41

Close up of cable split into 4 various coloured wiresWe 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.

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