Value-Added Services from Allied Wire & Cable

Allied Wire & Cable is a full line value-added distributor and a leader in custom cable manufacturing. Our mission is to provide all services related to the wire and cable industry, so you can have the most convenient wire buying experience possible. We go out of our way to ensure that our customers receive the service and personal attention they deserve. As always, we are committed to being the best supplier in the industry.

From identification and installation solutions, to customized packing, shipping, and labeling, Allied will go the extra mile to get you the cable you need, the way you need it. We also offer inventory management solutions to take the stress out of stock management. Watch our video, “Spotlight On: Value-Added Services,” for a helpful overview of Allied’s value-added services.

Read our article Value-Added Services: Customization Techniques Serving Wire Harness Manufacturers and OEMs written by Craig Smith, Hans Nelson, and Pat Wilson. This article appeared in the May/June 2007 Issue of Wiring Harness News.

Section Identification

Make identification and branding quick and easy. Dye cable to match existing wiring. Add spiral or ring-band striping for identification when you go beyond the ten standard colors. Hot stamp or print the cable with custom text, numbers, or logos for brand recognition or to meet internal standards.

 

Wire Striping

Wire Striping

Most specifications limit the number of colors allowed to the ten standard colors. Adding contrasting stripes helps identify the wires when more than 10 conductors are present. Allied can add up to 3 spiral stripes to most wire insulations, including plastics like PVC, fluoropolymers like PTFE, cross-linked insulations like XLPE, and even nylon jacketed materials like THHN Wire. We can stripe almost any size, from 4/0 to 32 AWG. We also offer ring-band striping, which creates parallel stripes rather than spirals. Look for the striping icon Wire Striping on items that can be striped.

Dyed Wire

Dyed Wire

A wide variety of wires can be dyed to individual specifications. To help facilitate proper identification of existing or custom installations, Allied also provides dyeing to custom colors as well as color matching. Look for the paint bucket icon Dyeing Wire on items that can be dyed.

Ink Jet Printing

Ink Jet Printing

Using our ink jet printers, we can custom print your wire with black or white ink at a low cost. Custom text, numbers and even logos can be printed onto the insulation or jacket. We can also add text and/or logos to various types of tubing. Look for the Custom Printing Wire on items that can be printed.

Laser Printing

Laser Printing

If you want high quality, permanent text or graphics, choose our laser printing services. In this process, a laser is directed at the cable jacket where it reacts with the material to create markings. Laser printing can be done on Teflon and PVC, but not on untreated polyethylene. This printing method is common for military and aerospace cable.

Hot Stamping

Hot Stamping

This process is similar to printing. However, hot stamping impacts the surface of the cable, pressing the image into the material for extra durability. Hot stamping can be done on wire and tubing.

Section Installation

Rely on Allied’s installation solutions to save you time and labor in the field. We offer custom lengths, cut and strip, braiding, tape jacketing, twisting and paralleling, triplexing and quadraplexing, etching, speed pulls, and termination solutions to minimize waste and simplify your installation process.

 

Cut & Strip

Cut & Strip

To help streamline your manufacturing process, Allied can cut your wire to the specific length you need, whether it is a few inches or a few feet. We can then strip the insulation to your specifications, removing a small section of the insulation material from the conductor it covers. Want the ends tinned? We can do that too. Look for the scissor icon on items that can be cut & stripped.

Custom Lengths

Custom Wire Lengths

In order to avoid waste, Allied will custom cut your cable or tubing to the exact length you require.

Twisting and Paralleling

Twisting Wire and Paralleling Wire

To help facilitate your handling and installation process, Allied can group single conductor wires into various multi-conductor configurations. This cuts installation time dramatically. Depending on the AWG size, we can group up to fifty conductors. Look for the twisting icon on items that can be twisted.

Triplexing and Quadraplexing

Triplexing and Quadraplexing Wire

To help facilitate three-phase operations, Allied will triplex or quadraplex cable to enable you to do single pulls. Messengers can be added for aerial installations.

Etching

Etched Wire

Have cable etched to reduce slippage, make surfaces more bondable, and to allow for processing on automatic cutting machines. This process is used to create a rougher, more workable surface on otherwise difficult-to-handle fluoropolymers such as PTFE and FEP. Cables are etched chemically with a sodium solution.

Braiding

Braid Jacket over Cable

Allied can add an overall braid to any wire, cable, or twisted wire. Braiding adds physical strength and abrasion resistance, while maintaining flexibility and flex life. Braids can also reduce signal interference. They generally provide 80-95% coverage and can be constructed of bare copper, tinned copper, nickel, or silver.

Tape Jackets

Tape Jackets

Allied can add a tape jacket to your cable in order to group individual wires together creating a multi-conductor cable, as well as adding a little extra protection. Choose from Mylar, PTFE, Kapton or Aluminum/Mylar. Tape jackets are also availabe in a wide range of colors.

Tube Cutting & Marking

Tube Cutting and Marking

Similar to a cable, tubing can be cut to length and marked to exact specifications.

Termination Solutions

Termination Solutions

Allied possesses the capabilities to construct cable to exact termination specifications.

Packing & Shipping Solutions

Have orders packaged and shipped to your specifications. Our UL approved re-spooling process allows us to reel your cable into coils, reusable containers, or disposable cartons. Allied can also drum pack cable for easy handling. Shipping overseas? We’ll lag your reels and help you deal with the logistics.

 

Custom Reel Sizes and Materials

Special Reel Sizes for wire

In order to avoid waste, Allied will custom cut your cable or tubing to the exact length you require.

Drum Packing

Drum Packing wire

Allied will pack wire and cable in large drums for easy removal later on. Storage capacity in any given Drum can be thousands of feet depending on the gauge of the wire.

Overseas Shipping

Overseas Shipping

Allied has the ability to customize reels for overseas deliveries. Our export-packaging centers can lag reels over 100 inches in diameter and handle logistical issues with overseas carriers.

Labeling Solutions

Need to meet internal or external certification requirements? Allied offers UL, CSA, RFID, government, and custom labels to meet your specifications. Bar coding is also available.

 

UL & CSA Labeling

UL & CSA Labeling

This service allows customers to receive pre-labeled product with UL/CSA tags to meet their internal certification needs.

RFID & Government

RFID & Government Labeling

Allied will produce Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Government labels to help meet the necessary identification and tracking standards.

Custom Shipping Labels

Custom Shipping Labels

Shipment labeling may be customized to your specifications.

Bar Coding

Bar Coding

With the latest technology, Allied can provide Barcoding if needed on any package.

Inventory Management Solutions

You'll never have to stress again, thanks to our inventory management solutions. Allied offers Just-In-Time (JIT), Supply the Job, and consignment services to simplify inventory management and save storage space. We also offer kitting, and our own Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program, CHIMP (Customer Hassle-Free Inventory Management Program). Want to save money? Place blanket orders to lock in current pricing.

 

Just-In-Time (JIT)

Allied has a long tradition working with customers by means of Just-In-Time inventory management. JIT is a production philosophy that decreases stock-in-hand, reducing production costs and freeing up valuable floor space. Through constant planning, all materials, parts or finished goods can be received from numerous suppliers and shipped to any number of locations within 24 hours of a request.

Supply the Job

Allied Wire's supply and inventory programs are designed to meet the daily demands of customers, while simultane¬ously eliminating the problems and expense of dealing with multiple manufacturers. Allied will receive, store and break down bulk shipments enabling us to deliver orders composed of items from more than one supplier. We can cut and ship exactly what you need to avoid toler¬ance overruns and field cutting errors.

Consignment

Allied offers consignment services, which store your products until they are needed in a network of distribution centers. While Allied assumes all the cost and responsibility of the material held in its warehouses, you can control its use, determining when and where deliveries are to be made.

Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Let Allied monitor your inventory for you! When your stock is running low, the VMI system alerts us and we will automatically ship out more. There is no need to contact us to reorder. We offer our own package, C.H.I.M.P., or we can work with any existing in-house solution you have. With a VMI package and Allied, you can forget about stock outages and other inventory issues.

Blanket Orders

You can depend on Allied to keep your products in stock and deliver them in a timely manner. To help alleviate the growing cost of wire and cable, customers may place blanket orders to lock in current prices. Knowing how much wire you will need in the near future and buying it now, will help save money down the line.

Kitting

Allied can provide the necessary items to install cable. If a job requires the use of tools and connectors, we will supply these in a separate package.

CHIMP

What is C.H.I.M.P.?
C.H.I.M.P is a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program designed to automate ordering of frequently used products. It is a web-based program that automatically reorders products as you use them.

What does C.H.I.M.P. Stand For?
Customer Hassle-free Inventory Management Program

Benefits of C.H.I.M.P.:

  • Decreased stock-outages
  • Improved inventory turnaround time
  • Improved delivery performance
  • Full Inventory Visibility: Search by parts, orders, location, ownership
  • Highlight Inventory Issues: Spot part shortages, late orders, and other inconsistencies

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Private Label

Need to drop ship, but want your customers to see YOUR name? Allied can blind ship your order using unmarked boxes and your company's packing slip.

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