Frequently Asked Questions: Rowe Industries

Rowe Industries

Rowe Industries

Who is Rowe?

Rowe Industries is a leading manufacturer of wire & cable that specializes in high voltage silicone wire & tape. Rowe is also known for making UL 3239 Silicone Wire with voltage ratings from 5kv-50kv.

Did you know Allied is an Authorized Rowe Industries Distributor?

An Authorized Distributor is a stocking distributor designated by Rowe Industries as one of the approved outlets for their products.  Allied provides a wide range of their products and can offer competitive pricing.

What are some of the products Rowe manufactures?

  • Braidless Silicone Rubber Wire - This Rowe cable is an alternative to Fiberglass Braided Wire including SRML, SF-2 and SF-1 and features:
    • Conductors sizes ranging from 24 AWG - 750 MCM
    • Great mechanical properties and physical strength
    • Includes silicone rubber which has excellent resistance to chemicals, heat, ozone & moisture
    • Ideal for use in high temp applications - stoves, lighting fixtures, generators and motors
    • Meets MIL-W-16878/30, MIL-W-16878/29, MIL-W-16878/8 and MIL-W-16878/7
    • UL and CSA recognized
  • High Voltage Coaxial Cable - These cables come in a variety of voltages ranging from 10 - 90 KVDC and silver coated or tin coated copper conductors.
    • Created for use in: radar, ECN systems, X-Ray, instrumentation, accelerators and RFI/EMI applications
    • Radiation/Ozone resistant
    • Featured cable types include:
  • High Voltage Silicone Lead Wires - These cables were specially designed for high abrasion resistant applications and show dielectric properties in extreme environments. UL3229 and R790 also have the same functions - anywhere the application calls for flexibility, high abrasion resistance or high voltage as the main requirement.
    • Both also feature radiation resistance, flame resistance (per UL VW-1), great ozone and corona resistance and high flexibility.
    • UL3239 Silicone Wire - Also known as “High Voltage Braidless Silicone Rubber Wire” features tin-plated copper stranding, white Rowe compound R800 silicone insulation and ranges in temperature from -40°C to 150°C.
      • Wire Marked with UL UL3239 Wire
      • Conductor sizes range from 22-10 AWG
    • R790 - Also known as “R790 Super Tough” High Voltage Silicone Lead Wire features a stranded, silver plated copper conductor, white Rowe’s silicone compound R790 and ranges in temperature from -40°C to 200°C.
      • R790 Meets MIL-W-16878 requirements
      • Conductor sizes range from 22-12 AWG
  • High Voltage Silicone Coated F.E.P. Wire - This wire features a small diameter (required in various package designs) while offering great dielectric strength and can easily be secured to many RTV’s which erases the need for chemical etching of fluoropolymer insulated wire.
    • The construction features fluoropolymer insulation with a silver plated copper conductor and extruded silicone jacket.
      • Silicone coated fluoropolymer wire, with a special flame resistant braided jacket, jointly offers temperature up to 200°C continuous, abrasion resistance and added strength.
    • Highly flexible, ability to be autoclaved and the option of a Nomex braid
    • Applications include systems where minimal size and maximum operation is a must such as airborne systems. Other apps include: laser/radar systems, CRT displays and ECM’s.
  • Military Hook-Up Wire:
    • Features white extruded silicone insulation with a tinned copper or silver plated copper conductor conductor
    • Rated to 600 or 1000 volts
    • Offers high flexibility, radiation resistance, flame resistance and exceptional ozone resistance
    • Applications include the internal wiring of electronic equipment and meter panels
    • Meets MIL-W-16878 Wire requirements (Chemical, Fungus, Abrasion, Ozone, Flame & Moisture resistance)
  • Fiberglass Jacketed Lead Wire:
    • Applications include high temp - clothes dryers, ovens, lighting fixtures, generators, motors, stoves, transformers, internal wiring of equipment/appliances and electronic and therapeutic devices
    • Meets MIL-W-16878/31 and MIL-W-16878/32
    • Meets UL and CSA standards
  • “SRML” Apparatus and Motor Lead Wire:
    • Ranging in size from 18 AWG - 1 AWG and rated to 600 volts
    • Featuring a tinned plated copper stranded conductor, extruded silicone insulation and a fray-resistant fiberglass braid
    • Highly flexible, flame retardant and radiation resistant
    • Designed for use in electrical circuits, transformers, motors, or any other circuit where operation requires a high temp environment and a flexible conductor

Does Rowe Distributes manufacturer any other types of products?

  • Extruded Silicone Rubber Tubing:
    • Polyurethane Extruded Tubing - This tubing is flexible and resistant to chemicals, abrasion and kinking. Frequent uses include: laboratories, lubrication lines, chemical transfers, automation and sensor lines, etc.
    • Kynar Extruded Tubing - This tubing features Kynar PVDF (fluoropolymer compound) created for strength, extreme purity and resistance to bases, acids, solvents, corrosion and low smoke generation. Applications include high purity water systems, aquariums, food and beverage, laboratories, ozone disinfection systems and much more.
  • Versimold Silicone Rubber Material - This custom rubber molds simply into any form you desire while being resistant to UV rays, salt water, oils, fuels and acids. This rubber stays durable at room temperature and only molds when heat is applied. Great for use in marine, electrical, plumbing and automotive and bonds to other rubber items. USA made.
  • Versiwrap Silicone Rubber Tape/Emergency Repair Tape- This self-fusing tape, originally made for the US Military, features silicone rubber to create a high pressure, air & water tight seal with no sticky mess. Versiwrap tap is made in the USA.

Looking for more Rowe products not listed in our catalog?

As an authorized Rowe Industries distributor, our experienced sales reps can find the exact Rowe wire, tubing or tape product you need. Call us at 800-828-9473!


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