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Alpha Wire

AlphaWire LogoAlpha Wire has the branded products and the expertise that today’s advanced technology companies have come to rely on for their most critical applications. They offer a wide range of cable products from the tough, durable XTRA•GUARD® high performance electronic cables to the manufacturing-critical Alpha Wire Industrial Series through to a comprehensive range of heat shrink products.

Based in New Jersey, Alpha Wire, a division of Belden Wire and Cable, has been supplying cable products for over seven decades and with a product list of well over 10,000 items, delivers the industry's widest range of wire, cable and tubing products. Alpha Wire provides high performance cable & wire & tubing products that insure superior systems reliability. Aerco was appointed as a franchised distributor for Alpha Wire in 2009.


Design Support : Paul Bandy

Paul Bancy - Aerco's EMC Expert

Need advice on Components?

Paul Bandy has been immersed in electronic component issues for years, but says he is still learning something new every day.

With an excellent technical understanding of the challenges and with access to EMC, Fans, Circuit protection, Switching, Lighting, Data Capture and hi-rel interconnect products from leading manufacturers, Paul is able to give practical advice that can save designers many hours of searching and experimentation.

Contact Paul and find out how he can help or call us on 01403 260206.

Alpha Wire News
AlphaWire News
20/10/2020 13:52:30



AlphaWire have added a new member to the EcoGen™ family of 100% recyclable wires and cables: Metric EcoWire®. EcoGen™ products are the new generation of eco-friendly, high-performance wire and cable designed to provide better performance, in a smaller package. EcoGen™ products contain no halogens, phthalates or heavy metals. Their innovative mPPE insulation and jacket materials allow them to meet RoHS and WEE Requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability.

Image of Alpha Wire Metric EcoWire

Metric Ecowire is manufactured precisely to sizes that are multiples of 0.25mm2 as opposed to AWG sizes.. In metric applications where size and weight matter, a 600V PVC wire may be overly large and occupy valuable space.  Alpha Wire’s 600V Metric EcoWire® solves this problem with its more compact size and weight.  Up to 45% smaller and 40% lighter, routing and installation is easier while meeting design requirements.

Aerco has invested in a full stock package of all colours and sizes. The standard reel sizes for the Metric EcoWire® range are 50m, 100m and 500m. Sample lengths for evaluation are also available.

Aerco are fully approved to UL for respooling cable & wire to whatever length required, meaning that full lot traceability is maintained.


For a quote or for more information contact Aerco by email or call on +44(0)1403 260206.

20/03/2017 09:02:18

Alpha Wire and Aerco are pleased to announce the launch of its Alpha Connect product line offering high-performance solutions for industrial connectivity.  Alpha Connect’s broad offering includes: M8, M12, M23, MINI, and RJ45 cordsets; M8 and M12 passive distribution boxes; splitters; M8, M12, and MINI field attachables and receptacles.  

Alpha Connect products comply with IP65, IP67, IP68/NEMA 6P, IP69K standards and provide customers with reliable solutions for industrial environments while minimizing up front installation costs and downtime.  Alpha Connect builds upon the quality our customers expect from Alpha Wire, providing a complete end-to-end solution for connecting sensors and actuators on the factory floor. 

About the Author:

Jason Slaughter specialises in advising on technical issues to provide practical solutions to cooling problems.  He can be contacted at Aerco, a stockist and franchised distributor of electrical components that partners with world-class manufacturers to supply aerospace, defence, medical, industrial, rail and transportation markets throughout the world. 

Message or phone Jason on +44(0)1403 260206 and find out how he can help.

04/01/2017 14:10:03

Various coloured wires with a field and the sky in the backgroundAerco now stocks a wide range of Alpha Wire EcoGen™ hook-up cable that has a diameter 50% and a weight 58% less than traditional PVC insulated hook-up wire. 

Approved to UL AWM 11028, the cable contains no halogens, phthalates, or heavy metals and the mPPE thermoplastic insulation meets RoHS and WEEE requirements for the elimination of hazardous substances and recyclability. 

Cable technical sales executive at Aerco, David Cairns, explains the advantages of using modern cable designs saying: “A popular cable is the Alpha 6712, a 24awg, 600V, 105°C rated cable with an overall diameter of just 1.09mm, a reduction of more than 50% over standard UL1015 PVC hook-up wire.  This improves design flexibility of modern, densely packed assemblies and its ‘green’ characteristics significantly decrease the carbon footprint. But, what is not always considered is that a typical 1000ft reel of PVC insulated cable weighs 2.46kg whereas a similar reel of Alpha 6712 weighs just 1.03kg, a reduction of 58% dramatically reducing transportation costs.”

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

04/01/2017 14:15:41

Close up of cable split into 4 various coloured wiresWe 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.

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