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Published on 3/25/2014

AWC eUpdate Newsletter March 2014

Just a Few Days Away - Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo 2014

Aerospace Cable Expo

Getting geared up for the 2014 Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo? It’s just a few days away, April 1st – 3rd in Long Beach, California, and we can’t wait to see you there!

At Allied’s Booth #3053, you’ll be able to learn more about some of our popular aerospace and aircraft cables, including:

  • In-flight entertainment cables – network quad cables
  • Boeing spec (BMS) cables
  • Mil spec cables – M5086, M16878, M22759, M81044, M27500 (we’re QPL approved to manufacture M27500 constructions!), M85485, and more
  • Coaxial cables – low loss cables, M17 coaxial cables
  • Custom aerospace cables – designed for challenging applications, including high temperature environments

We have lots of product info to offer, but there will be lots of extra fun too. Make sure you sign up for a free t-shirt if you’re attending the expo, and when you come to pick it up, be sure to drop your business card for a chance to win an awesome 55” 1080p Smart LED HDTV!

See you soon, Long Beach!



Allied Wire – Cable that is Out of this World
Powering the U.S. Navy

Wire Out of This World

As one of the largest mil-spec cable distributors in the United States, Allied Wire & Cable provides many of the cables used in new projects for all branches of the US military, including the Navy.

A few months ago, we told you about the Allied Wire M16878/4 cable and low smoke zero halogen M24643 and M24640 shipboard cables featured in the USS Zumwalt. The ship is known for its impressive warship technology, including advanced sonar, radar and computing capabilities. It also features a special design which reduces the ships detectability in the water – it is a 610 by 81 foot warship that appears to be the size of a fishing boat when sensed by enemy radar.

Allied Wire is also part of the Spearhead, a high-speed military ship that has an average speed of 40 miles per hour (and has been tested to approximately 40 knots – over 46 miles per hour)! To give some perspective, other military ships used to transport US Marines and their equipment travel at about 24 miles per hour (many cruise ships also travel at about this rate).

The Spearhead is a joint vessel and can be used by the Army, Navy, or Marines to transport people and equipment like tanks or containerized portable hospitals needed for all types of missions, including disaster relief or combat missions. The Spearhead also offers space and flexibility unmatched in many other Naval ships. It houses more than 300 seats, can land helicopters, features 20,000 square feet of cargo storage, and can be reconfigured to transport nearly anything else that needs to be transported. Unlike many other ships, it can also operate in very small or damaged ports.

Allied is proud to be a part of all types of Naval vessels, including both warships and high-speed ships designed for transport. To learn more about the different types of wire and cable found in military applications like these, view our online catalog of mil spec cable.



Allied Acquires Alan Wire Assets

AWC Acquires Alan Wire Assets

Allied’s inventory of mil spec and aerospace cable is larger than ever following our purchase of all Alan Wire assets. Alan Wire, based in Irwindale, CA, recently closed its doors after 27 years in business. The company specialized in hard-to-find cables, and we are proud to offer those parts to Allied customers.

Nine full trailers of product have made their way to Allied’s Headquarters in Collegeville, PA, loaded with M27500, M22759, and NEMA Type E cables, among other standard and hard-to-find parts. Allied is also able to distribute Judd Wire.

All value-added machinery was included in Allied’s Alan Wire purchase as well. We now have two laser printers, giving us the ability to add permanent custom markings to your cable in-house. We also received other equipment to expand on our existing value-added capabilities.

We are happy to continue improving our services, providing the larger inventories and increased value-added capabilities necessary to get you the wire and cable you need, quickly. Thanks to our recent purchase of Alan Wire assets, we hope you find that we have even more of the mil spec items you’re searching for in-stock and ready to ship.

Learn more about our Alan Wire acquisitions in our full press release.





Copper Pricing

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Joke of the Month!


A man was proudly showing off his new apartment to a friend late one night after they got home from the bar. When they reached the bedroom, the friend saw a big brass gong sitting on the floor.

"What's that brass gong for?" asked the friend.

"It's not a gong. It's a talking clock," the man replied.

"A talking clock? How's it work?"

"Watch this," said the man. He took a hammer, gave the gong an ear-shattering pound and waited.

Someone on the other side of the wall screamed: "Hey, you jerk. It's 3:00 in the morning!"

Source: myrtlebeachramblings.blogspot.com




Blog Corner


Here are the newest additions to our blog!

Price Increase Alert – Southwire/Tappan – TWe’re sorry to say it’s not an April Fools’ joke; starting April 1st, 2014, you can expect to see a 3% increase on electronic products from Southwire. Although copper pricing has dropped recently, other raw material costs are still on the rise and current metal prices do not account for the actual cost of materials at their time of purchase. Read more about the reasons for this Southwire price increase…

M25038 Aerospace Cable – M25038 cable is electrical cable for flight critical circuits. These circuits are the ones whose failure or malfunction could lead to catastrophic problems, including engine shut-down or serious damage to the aircraft. Learn more about MIL-DTL-25038 aerospace cable…

Cable Sleeving 101 – Sleeving serves similar functions to heat shrink tubing in wire and cable applications. While heat shrink tubing is generally the preferred option, sleeving can often meet the same basic needs at a lesser cost and without the added step of heating and shrinking the product. Depending on the priorities of an application, sleeving could be the more appropriate choice. Read more about cable sleeving and how it compares to heat shrink tubing…

Price Increase Alert – Carol Brand Cord Products – In addition to rain showers and flowers, this spring we’ll be seeing price increases on General Cable Carol® Brand Cord Products, effective Monday, March 10, 2014. Learn more about the Carol Cable price increase…