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Published on 7/6/2011

AWC eUpdate Newsletter July 2011

Allied to Stock Rowe Industries Coax

Allied's Referral Appreciation Program

Allied Wire & Cable is proud to announce a new partnership with Rowe Industries. Allied will be stocking Rowe's High Voltage Coaxial Cable, including their 15KVDC, 30KVDC and 50KVDC products. Rowe specializes in high-voltage and high-temperature silicone cable products, and they hold their motto above all else: "Quality is our Commitment."

Rowe manufactures 4 types of High-Voltage Coax: R5743-1, R5234-1, 2R1032-4 & R1006-1. Allied is the exclusive distributor of these cables, which are used in accelerators, lasers, radar machinery, x-rays and more. In addition to their coaxial cable offerings, Rowe manufactures High-Voltage Lead Wire, Mil-spec cable, Silicone Tubing and more.

We have already begun stocking Rowe's 15KVDC R5743-1 coax. Constructed of 20AWG silver-coated copper, Rowe's specialty silicone insulation and jacket, and a tin-coated copper braid, R5743-1 coax cable is rated to 150°C and is corona resistant. Even though this cable has the lowest voltage rating of Rowe's offerings, it is still much, much higher than the average coaxial cable's voltage rating of 300 or 600V. Considering that Rowe manufactures 20KVDC, 30KVDC and even 50KVDC, you are certain to find the high-voltage cable that will work for your specialty application.

We are all very excited about this new venture with Rowe Industries. If you have any questions about Rowe's coaxial cable, or any other Rowe product, please send us an RFQ or e-mail, or contact your Allied Sales Rep directly.


Manufacturer Price Increase Alert - Raw Material Prices Still on Increasing

Price Alert

Much like the heat in most of the country, prices are still on the rise. Major producers of FEP, PTFE and other raw materials followed through with the price increases they announced last month at the beginning of July. As a result, the second round of manufacturer price increases is beginning to emerge. So far this month, three manufacturers have issued price increases due to the continued rise in costs of raw materials like copper and silver, as well as the price increases from the producers of PTFE.

The three manufacturers issuing increases this month include:

  • General Cable - Effective July 11th - 4-6% increase on all portable cord, cordsets and industrial flex cable products
  • Unified Wire & Cable - Effective July 15th - 1.5% increase on all products
  • Belden Cable - Effective August 1st - 2-10% increase on select products

Remember to always check out our Bargain Bin for any discounted items. Just this month we added Type E, EE & ET pieces, so take advantage of the discounts while you still can!



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Ding Dong the NFL Lockout is Dead!

Price Alert

With news of the lockout ending in time for preseason to begin as scheduled, it's also time to get ready for Allied's annual Football Pick 'Em Challenge. The regular season is scheduled to begin on September 8th, so study those stats and get ready to choose wisely when our tournament selection opens before the first game. We will be using the same format as last year, so make sure you have your website login information at hand.

Be on the lookout for more information as the season creeps closer!


Joke of the Month!


An unemployed guy got a new job at the zoo. They offered him to dress up in a gorilla's skin and pretend to be a gorilla so people will keep coming to the zoo.

On his first day on the job, the guy puts on the skin and goes into the cage. The people all cheer to see him. He starts really putting on a show, jumping around, beating his chest and roaring.

During one acrobatic attempt, though, he loses his balance and crashes through some safety netting, landing square in the middle of the lion cage! As he lies there stunned, the lion roars. He's terrified and starts screaming, "Help, Help!"

The lion races over to him, places his paws on his chest and hisses, "Shut up or we'll both lose our jobs!"

Source: www.workjoke.com/zookeepers-jokes.html


Blog Corner


Here are the newest additions to our blog!

Allied Encyclopedia – RoHS and REACH
RoHS stands for the "Restriction of Hazardous Substances." It is a directive that limits the use of potentially harmful substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

REACH stands for "Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals." It is legislation aimed at making businesses responsible for proving that the chemicals they use are safe. It is also designed to inspire the chemical industry to research new and safer substitutes for hazardous substances. Click here for the full RoHS and REACH Cable article

Allied Encyclopedia – Plenum Cable
If you aren't a builder, an electrician, or a building inspector, you may not know what a plenum is let alone what you should look for in a cable to be used in a plenum space. Well, we are here to fill you in. First off, a plenum is any space in a building used for the air circulation with heating and air conditioning systems. This includes the space beneath raised floors and above most dropped ceilings. Many times these areas house the building's communication and network cables. Read more about Plenum Cable

Allied Enclyclopedia – Flame Tests
Fire safety is a major concern when working on any wire or cable job. Precautions should be taken to ensure that the wire or cable you choose meets all fire prevention requirements deemed necessary for your application, whether it be riser, plenum, or otherwise. Standards organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and CSA International work hard to develop testing and standards that promote quality and safety consciousness in all products, including wire and cable. These standards play an important role in the wire and cable industry for both the manufacturer and the end-user. Get more info on Flame Tests

Supporting the Troops for the Nation's Birthday
From previous posts, we've detailed many of the charity efforts that Allied and our employees have contributed to over the years (Make-A-Wish, Charity Week, Angel Tree Gifts, etc). As we near Independence Day, we'd like to highlight another effort our employees have taken on: Sending care packages to our troops in Afghanistan. Read on

Allied Encyclopedia – UL AWM Styles
AWM stands for "appliance wiring material." It falls under UL Standard 758 and is a UL Recognized Component used in the manufacture of UL Listed and UL Classified products. This means that it is UL approved to be included in the production of other items, but that it doesn't necessarily meet the requirements to be considered "listed" or "classified" as a stand-alone product. Learn more about UL AWM Styles

Allied Encyclopedia – VFD Cables
VFD cable stands for "variable frequency drive cable." A VFD is a system used to control the frequency with which electrical power is supplied to an alternating current (AC) motor. This is done using a method called pulse width modulation (PWM). Controlling the power is a means of controlling the rotational speed of the motor. For this reason, these systems are also called ASDs or "adjustable speed drives." Continue reading about VFD Cables