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Need one-to-one practical advice on interconnect solutions, cable & wire, thermal managment, solenoids, filters ,shield components or other components? Our product managers can save you time and effort with their expertise through our Design Support service from these leading manufacturers.

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Breaking Old Habits
06/09/2016 11:55:37 NewsAlphaWire NewsCable News

We all do it. We stick with the familiar, the ol’ faithful, the trusted recipe and the lucky pants. It’s worked before, so we know that it will work again. But if that’s the case, why isn’t everything made of wood, bone, leather and stone?

Because every now and again, something new comes along, a new material, a better way, one that will, in time, become the new standard, and that is what is happening today.

Alpha 3070 is a 24awg, 600V  and 105°C rated, UL1015 PVC insulated hook-up wire, and as standard as you can get. A 1000ft reel weighs 2.46kg, and it has an overall diameter of 2.23mm. This is what a colleague of mine called electric string, it was the base level in any design requiring 600V and 105°C

But, Alpha 6712 is also a 24awg, 600V and 105° rated cable, part of the EcoGen™ range. Approved to UL AWM 11028 it contains no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals. The mPPE thermoplastic insulation is also easily recycled. It meets RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability. But, that’s not all. The overall diameter of this product 1.09mm a reduction of over 50%, and a 1000ft reel weighs 1.03kg, a reduction of 58%!

If it wasn’t for the other approvals that apply, this would bring it close to the requirements of cables used in avionics, and the savings in so called lifetime cost are not to be ignored either. With lighter, reduced diameter looms, the payload or the cost of transportation can be greatly reduced, decreasing the Carbon Footprint of your products.

So, if you are working in a design capacity, and you are about to go with the ol’ faithful, stop a moment, and contact us at Aerco Ltd, and we shall be pleased to help you break a habit of a lifetime

To learn more about the cable and wire services and products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.

Aerco stocks zero-halogen EcoGen cable from Alpha Wire
18/08/2016 14:38:16 NewsCable News

As a premier UK distributor of Alpha Wire, Aerco stocks the EcoGen™ range of high-performance wire and cable products that contain no halogens, phthalates or heavy metals. With mPPE thermoplastic insulation and jacketing that can be easily recycled the product range fully meets RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability while offering considerable size and weight savings when compared to traditional PVC and XLPE wire and cable.

The dangers of PVC insulated cable when major fires occur cannot be overstated.  When PVC burns hydrogen chloride gas is formed and when this condenses with water vapour or on to a wet surface, hydrochloric acid is formed sometimes with catastrophic consequences.

This has been proved to be a major factor in conflagrations such as, in 1982, when HMS Sheffield was lost in The Falklands conflict with 22 members of the crew losing their lives and in the 1987 escalator fire at Kings Cross tube station when 31 people died.

The recognition of these dangers led to the introduction of zero halogen cable that is produced without using any of the halogen group of elements, florine, bromine, iodine and astatine, as well as the chlorine found in PVC. Materials within the polyethylene family have always been favourites for this technology as well as silicone, but recently EcoGen products with mPPE insulation and jacketing developed by Alpha Wire have taken the technology to a new level. 

To learn more about the cable and wire services and products at Aerco, please message us  or call us on 01403 260206.

Wide range of military connectors, cable and components from Aerco on Stand C3-309 at DVD 2016 exhibition
08/08/2016 10:54:06 News

DVD2016 Oxley and Aerco

Aerco is showing a wide range of military components on Stand C3-309 at DVD2016 to be held on September 7th and 8th at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedfordshire.

A comprehensive selection of military connectors will be on display.  As an assembling distributor for TT Electronics (AB Connectors), Smiths Connectors (Hypertac) and TE connectors (Deutsch) Aerco is able to supply high performance connectors in a wide range of formats at very competitive prices with small or no MOQs with a delivery from 24 hours to five days, and to compliment these there will be the Glenair range of connector accessories and backshells.

Also on show will be a wide range of cable and accessories from Alpha Wire and Habia Cables

Aerco is the Oxley master distributor and stockist in the UK and will show a range of Oxley components that include; RFI discrete filters, LED indicators, data capture products and LED night vision compatible indicators designed for use in all defence applications that use NVG/NVIS systems.

As a leading Honeywell Mil-Aero stockist and distributor, Aerco will display Honeywell  switches and sensors designed to the highest specifications for the aerospace, military transportation and ordnance markets.

Completing the display will be a collection of high reliability components from Carling Technologies, L3 Communications and Eaton Cooper Bussmann.

Key members of the Aerco team will be on hand to offer expert advice

Here is a link to the exhibition website, information for visitors

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