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Friday, 26 October 2012 08:39

DWC Adds Twinning / Twisting Machine to Value Add

Distributor Wire expanded their value added service in April by purchasing a new wire twisting machine for their Denver, CO location. This state-of-the-art twister has the ability to twist cables, such as MTW and THHN, from sizes 10 AWG to 28 AWG at very fast speeds. The speed of the new twister is very important and it allows us to process and fill your orders faster than ever. “We can run our twister at over 1500 R.P.M. allowing us to twist a 2500 ft spool in less than 8 minutes,” commented Marcos Hernandez, assistant logistical manager at DWC in Denver.…
Friday, 26 October 2012 08:39

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC as most commonly known was discovered by sheer accident in the 19th century. First in 1835 by Henri Victor Regnault and then in 1872 by Eugen Baumann. But it wasn’t until 1926 when the B.F. Goodrich Company developed the method to plasticize PVC by blending a number of additives with it that it really took hold. This allowed the PVC to be processed much more easily while increasing the flexibility and strength of it. Opening the doors for widespread commercial use across the globe. Classified as a thermoplastic polymer, PVC is the third most widely produced…
Friday, 26 October 2012 08:38

Diesel Locomotive Cable vs. Welding Cable

A frequent question these days in the specialty wire and cable world is the difference between Diesel Locomotive Cable, or DLO, and welding cable. This article briefly highlights the main differences for the reader. While both DLO and Welding Cable use a stranded copper conductor, welding cable is a bare copper while DLO has a tin coating. This tin coating is highly resistant to corrosion helping DLO fair better in outside environments over a longer period. DLO cable utilizes a rubber, EPDM, insulation over the tin copper conductors. Over that insulation is a hard usage jacket typically constructed of CPE.…
Friday, 26 October 2012 08:38

Chilean Earthquake & Copper Pricing

The country of Chile, located in South America, was rocked by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on February 27, 2010. The 8.8 magnitude earthquake had a devastating effect on the country and could mean another sharp increase in copper over the coming months. Chile is one of the largest producers of copper. Estimates have it producing over 1/3 of the world’s supply each year. The earthquake shut down power to most copper mines over the weekend creating an immediate spike in copper prices when the commodity markets opened on Monday March 1st. “It is hard to say how…
Friday, 26 October 2012 08:37

Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Wire

Solar energy, along with wind energy, are by far the two most popular forms of renewable energy sources in the world today. In this article, we will shine the light on the benefits and uses of solar power energy as well discuss the different type of solar wire commonly called photovoltaic wire. Where wind energy is the harnessing of the earth’s natural winds into power, solar energy is the harnessing of the sun’s rays into energy. Some of the greatest benefits to the sun’s power are that it’s pollution-free and inexhaustible. Today’s world economy is almost completely reliable on fossil…
Friday, 26 October 2012 08:36

Who Is A Master Distributor?

The term “Master Distributor” is thrown around a lot these days in the electrical industry, yet it seems that many people are unsure of what it actually means. Over the next few minutes we will try to clarify the meaning of being a master distributor. We will go over the qualifications of being a master distributor and how they vary from a traditional distributor, as well as the biggest challenges they face. And finally we will discuss the future for master distributors. The accepted definition of a “master” distributor is that of a distributor whose main business is selling a…
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