Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Motor Supply Cable suits harsh-duty VFD applications.

Press Release Summary:

Apr 18, 2013 - Featuring cable power up to 1,000 V and control circuits, available in retractile cord, composite, and custom options, UL 2277 listed Resilience™ Flexible Motor Supply Cable offers mixed conductors and insulation selections including XLPE and PVC/nylon engineered for variable frequency drives. Cable comes in 22–2 gauge range with TPE or PVC jacket. Construction options are available for extreme cold to -40°C, extreme heat to 90°C, and direct burial as well as oil, chemical, and UV resistance.

Original Press Release

Northwire-NWI Lab360's Newly Diversified Resilience(TM) Cable Products Provide Cost and Time Savings for Harsh-Duty Flexible Motor Supply, Variable Frequency Drive applications and More

Press release date: Apr 16, 2013

OSCEOLA, WI. –  Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc. (NWI), launched their latest proprietary innovation, UL 2277 listed Flexible Motor Supply Cable approved for CE Mark.  Due to demand, Northwire debuted Resilience™ Alternative Energy Cables a couple of years ago.   The line featured Northwire’s UL 2277 listed Wind Turbine Tray Cable, a rugged, technically advanced construction with high-performance stranding that’s rated for constant flex per NFPA 79.  Northwire-NWI Lab360 is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract engineering services of custom technical products for diverse markets.  NWI Lab360 leverages professional certifications in Six Sigma®, Lean, Project Management and the American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing and quality to achieve the highest quality and the shortest lead times for any volume of custom wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molded plastic parts and over-molded products.

“Leveraging our proprietary tooling, our experienced design engineering team creates assembly-friendly cable constructions ensuring over-mold consistency and quick and easy interconnects for our valued customers,” explains Harold Nevin (retired Brigadier General), senior vice-president of operations.  “Flex tested to over 5 million cycles, purpose designed and manufactured to withstand the rigors imposed on variable frequency drives, our Resilience™ Industrial solutions offer torsional, rolling, variable, bending and continuous flexibility across a wide temperature range of -40°C to 90°C wet and dry.  NWI is pleased to offer our valued customers and the marketplace vibration resistant, optimal EMI and RFI resistant wire, cable and retractile cord solutions with the superiority of precisely controlled electrical cable performance,” says Nevin.

Featuring cable power up to 1000V and control circuits, available in retractile cord, composite and custom options, NWI’s Resilience™ Flexible Motor Supply flex cable offers mixed conductors and insulation selections including XLPE and PVC/nylon options engineered specifically for the extremes of Variable Frequency Drive applications.  Highly flexible jacket options include TPE and PVC.  With a gauge range of 22 to 2, NWI’s Flexible Motor Supply flex cable features a smaller diameter and is ideally suited for applications with limited installation space in harsh-duty industrial environments. Construction options include: Extreme Cold/-40°C, Extreme Heat/90°C, Flame Resistant/FT4, Direct Burial, Wet Use, Oil Resistant, Chemical Resistant, UV Resistant, Weld Flash, Weld Slag, Silicone Free as well as Torsional, Rolling, Variable, Bending and Continuous Flex features.

From Concept to Completion, NWI design engineers engage with customers through every process phase from R&D, new product development, rapid cable prototyping, pilot models, clinical trials, low volume through high volume production, life-cycle innovation and logistics.   

Cable manufacturer, Northwire Inc., offers same day custom wire and cable products, no minimum order quantity, quotes in 24 hours or less, rapid solutions for connectors, assemblies, injection, over-molding, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and contract manufacturing services.  

Northwire is ISO 13485:2003- and ISO 9001:2008-certified and is engaged in professional company-wide certifications in Six Sigma®, Lean, Project Management, and American Society for Quality.  The company’s quality control laboratory ISO 17025 qualified by CSA Group.  This laboratory subjects the company’s wire and cable products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush, oil, and temperature resistance and more.   ITAR registered, Northwire’s CAGE Code is 7V821. Northwire also maintains various UL, ANSI, CSA, cUL, CE, NFPA, ABS, IEEE, and MSHA approvals and works closely with strategic supply chain partners to offer FDA-approved and RoHS2- and REACH-compliant and food grade materials.

About Northwire
Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 40 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin, a professional design engineering center in Carson City, Nevada and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.  The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding and contract engineering and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) services for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater, and more.   Northwire is a member of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

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