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

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. 

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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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The incredible shrinking world
18/07/2016 15:50:05 NewsCable News

Porthcurno Bay, CornwallIf you are ever down near Land’s End, you could do worse than visiting The Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, located in the small eponymous coastal village. This was the point at which many submarine telegraph cables came ashore. The museum, which opened in May 1998, is housed in the former telegraph facility. Above the beach was a small building, where the operator would send and receive messages to and from the far reaches of the Empire.

Transatlantic cables of the 19th century consisted of an outer layer of iron and later steel wire, wrapping India rubber, under which was a layer of gutta-percha, which surrounded a multi-stranded copper wire at the core. The portions closest to each shore landing had additional protective armor wires. Gutta-percha, a natural polymer similar to rubber, had nearly ideal properties for insulating submarine cables, with the exception of a rather high dielectric constant which made cable capacitance high. Gutta-percha was not replaced as a cable insulation until polyethylene was introduced in the 1930s.

Each cable carried but a single message at a time. For the Empire. The British Empire. The biggest Empire the world has ever known until now. One line of communication for India, one for Canada and one for Australia. One. If you only have one line, what data is sent, and what isn’t?

Even so, it was the envy of the world. This was the biggest and the most important communication hub in the world. Until then, the only way to send messages was by Packet Ships, and they could take months.

This is an incredible concept in this day and age of mass, constant communication, most of which is ephemeral and inconsequential, after all, who really needs to know what you are having for lunch? One thing is certain though. Technical development and Innovation is snowballing, driven by ever increasing speeds and levels of communication. But we have to keep up. There is no point of talking if nobody is listening. We at Aerco Ltd listen. Call us with your requirements. We will tell you if there is a standard product that meets them, and if not, we will guide you through the design process to produce one that does, advising you of the pitfalls, and coming up with an affordable solution within a realistic time scale.

Modern undersea cables are constructed of armoured fibre optics, sending data at the speed of light, and we rush head long into the future, surfing on the wave of ever increasing speeds and levels of communications.

Aerco Ltd are currently looking into entering the Fibre Optic world, and hope to be making announcements in the near future, so, if you have any requirements regarding Fibre, give us a call. We shall endeavour to treat them with the level of professionalism you have come to expect of us.

And the museum? Start with a visit to their website at and as for the world, it may be getting smaller, but I wouldn’t want the job of painting it!

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