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Published on 1/4/2012

AWC eUpdate Newsletter January 2012

Allied Presents Charity Week Check to CureSearch!

The best part of our entire Charity Week season comes when it's time to hand over the donation to the deserving charity. On January 19th, two representatives from CureSearch for Children's Cancer stopped by to accept the donation that our amazing customers helped us raise in December.

Your orders, placed the week of December 19th through the 23rd, raised $15,818.78, which is the largest amount we've ever collected! The ASPCA & Autism Speaks each received a $1000 donation, and the National MS Society and American Diabetes Association each received $250. That means we were able to donate a total of $13,318.78 to CureSearch!

Chelsea Kasai, CureSearch's Northeast Regional Director, and Kelli Very, the Regional Development Manager for the Northeast, stopped by to accept the donation. Also in attendance to accept the donation was Stephanie Thomas, who nominated the charity for our annual vote. With her daughter in her other arm, Stephanie held up a photo of her son Michael, who passed away from childhood cancer last year.

Allied will be supporting CureSearch again in May, as the Presenting Sponsor of the first Philadelphia CureSearch Walk. Held on May 20th in Franklin Square, CureSearch will walk to celebrate and honor those from the area affected by childhood cancers. Visit the CureSearch Walk website for more information and to donate or register. If you're in the area, we hope to see some of you there!

Thank you to everyone that placed an order during the 2011 Charity Week. With your help, CureSearch will be able to put the funds toward finding a cure for childhood cancer so no one has to lose a child to cancer.



Allied Now Stocks Harbour Specialty & Low Loss Coax

New Products at Allied Wire & Cable

Allied is proud to announce that we are now stocking Harbour's vast selection of Specialty and Low Loss Coaxial Cable products. Harbour offers stranded and solid LL Low Loss Coax, Strip Braid Coax, Spiral Strip Coax and Spiral Flex Coax specially designed for the radio frequency and microwave markets.

Harbour's innovative coax products are constructed with lighter weight materials and construction techniques all while offering better shielding and flexibility. By keeping these coaxial cable products in stock, you'll get even faster service!

If you're looking for lower attenuation than flexible MIL-C-17 cables at lower frequencies, Harbour's Solid Conductor Low Loss Coax is a great choice. Thermally stable, using a combination of braiding and PTFE dielectrics, it offers the flexibility and performance you need without added size or weight. Harbour's Stranded Low Loss Coax offers much of the same benefits, with added flexibility from the stranded conductor. However, it does have slightly higher attenuation than the solid version, but it's still lower than other options.

Harbour's Strip Braid Coax cables are constructed of silver coated copper clad steel or silver plated copper, with an inner and outer braid for excellent shielding. They offer similar dimensions to Mil-C-17 cables with lower attenuation. And if it's chemical resistance plus flexibility that you need, Harbour offers Spiral Strip Coax with an FEP jacket that provides resistance to oil and chemicals. Even more flexible than the spiral strip coax is Harbour's Spiral Flex Coax. Resistant to cut-through, tear, abrasion and chemicals, Spiral Flex Coax Cable is constructed with a Polyurethane jacket over stranded silver-plated copper or silver-plated copper clad steel, PTFE dielectric and an inner and outer braid.

For more information on Harbour's Specialty and Low Loss Coaxial Cable options, contact your Allied Sales Rep or submit a RFQ online!



2012 NFL Playoff Promotion!

2011 Charity Week

Our 2012 NFL Playoff Promotion is almost over, so make sure you get your orders in with the name of your favorite team on your PO!

Whether you're still celebrating or mourning your favorite team's performance in the super bowl (or just watched it for the commercials), get ready to watch the 2012/2013 season in style with your favorite team's jersey.

We'll be collecting entries until the Friday before the Super Bowl, on February 3rd. Every order you place gives you another chance to win, so enter as many times as you'd like! The drawing for the winner will take place on Monday, February 6th. Check out the flyer for more information.



Copper Update January 2012

Click here to see the history of Camden Copper
Click here to see the most up-to-date Comex Copper Prices


Joke of the Month!


Top 10 Engineer's Terms and Expressions (What they say versus what they mean):

  1. A number of different approaches are being tried. (We are still guessing at this point.)
  2. Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive. (The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.)
  3. Test results were extremely gratifying! (Unbelievable, it actually worked!)
  4. Please note and initial. (Let's spread the responsibility for this.)
  5. All new. (Parts are not interchangeable with previous design.)
  6. Rugged. (Don't plan to lift it without major equipment.)
  7. Years of development. (One finally worked)
  8. Energy saving. (Achieved when the power switch is off.)
  9. No maintenance. (Impossible to fix)
  10. I didn't get your e-mail. (I haven't checked my e-mail for days.)

Source: www.ahajokes.com



Blog Corner


Here are the newest additions to our blog!

DLO Cable in Stock at Allied!
DLO cable is a popular power cable option for locomotive and industrial use. It is often called diesel locomotive cable, but it is also found in oil rigs, power generation, mining equipment, and shipyard applications, among others. DLO cable also happens to be one of the products available in Allied’s on-site inventory! Read more about DLO Cable..

Spotlight On: Coax Cables RG142, RG174, RG174B/U, and RG179 (Series 1)
Our “Spotlight On” series continues to expand; giving you useful information on Allied’s most popular types of wire and cable. Watch our first collection of coaxial cable videos, which highlights RG142 cable, RG174 cable, RG174B/U cable, and RG179 cable. To help you wade through the countless RG cable options, these educational minute-long clips tell you about each product’s materials, ratings, and uses, getting you one step closer to the coax cable that’s right for you. Read more about RG142, RG174, RG174B/U, and RG179 Coax Cables

Spotlight On: PVC Hook Up Wires – UL 1007 Wire, UL 1015 Wire, and UL 1061 Wire
We are proud to announce some exciting additions to Allied’s YouTube channel. Our new “Spotlight” series features educational videos about some of our most popular wire and cable products. Each video is around one minute long and includes information on the construction, ratings, and usage of each wire. Be sure to watch the first three videos in our series, which highlight PVC hook up wire products: UL 1007 wire, UL 1015 wire, and UL 1061 wire. In this post, we’ll compare and contrast these three popular types of lead wire to give you a sneak peek! Read more about our PVC Hook Up Wire Videos on UL 1007 Wire, UL 1015 Wire, and UL 1061 Wire...