Lock in Allied Wire & Cable’s Best Prices on PTFE Products

2018 Teflon Wire Email-PTFE CHANGE

Avoid sticker shock and lock in Allied Wire & Cable’s best prices on PTFE products now through Friday, April 20. A number of suppliers have informed us in recent weeks that they have had shouldered commodity price increases and are compelled to raise the cost of their PTFE wire and cable products. As a result, Allied Wire & Cable must also raise its prices on these PTFE wire and cable products.

Allied Wire & Cable is grateful to be your leading distributor of PTFE wire and cable products and is reaching out to give you an opportunity to lock in our best prices on PTFE products through April 20. We’ve increased our inventory by 30 percent to help our valued customers buy now to beat the price increase!

We are extending this special opportunity to all our valued customers to lock in our best price on PTFE products through April 20. We encourage all our customers to think strategically and save thousands of dollars down the road by making blanket orders through April 20. Allied Wire & Cable’s inventory of PTFE products is bountiful and able to meet your needs. Make your orders through April 20 to lock in our best price on PTFE products and receive large-volume shipments from Allied Wire & Cable when your business needs them. We will hold firm pricing through July 31 on blanket orders.

Allied Wire & Cable, whose headquarters are located in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, has served global markets—including the aerospace, automotive, commercial, industrial and mil-spec—since 1987. Our company’s owners and sales representatives—located in Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, New York and Wisconsin—boast a combined 500-plus years of experience and are ready to address your needs. The Allied Wire & Cable team prides itself on providing outstanding pricing, quality and service, assigning individual sales representatives to each customer.

Contact an Allied Wire & Cable sales representative today to lock in the best price on PTFE wire and cable products for your company now and for the foreseeable future.

Supplier Letters and Emails

Following are letters and emails we’ve received from our suppliers about recent price increases they’ve faced.
We would like to bring to your attention changes to the pricing for the following base metals: Tensile-Flex (A135), Cadmium Copper (C162), HPC-80EF, HPC-35EF, and 40% Copper Covered Steel. During an annual review of internal manufacturing costs and supplier pricing it was revealed that gaps exist between published pricing and actual costs. As a result, [we are] forced to pass along price increases related to these metals. These changes are effective January 16, 2018.

Having held off from price increases for several years now, and this in spite of increased cost incurred by our company to provide you the known levels of product quality, service and innovation, we are obliged to raise your fabrication prices in 2018.

Our quality records, on-time delivery performance and overall responsiveness in service have been continuously high and our goal is to keep it that way and secure future growth, performance and excellence in everything we do for you.

We thank you for your understanding in this matter and look forward to continuing and growing our business relationship with you next year.

As a valued customer, we want to make you aware of the fact that the following products are in very tight global supply:

PTFE: all grades
FEP: some grades
PFA: all grades
ETFE: all grades

We request that you work closely with your account manager to enter your forecast and purchase orders in a timely manner so that we can ensure our continued excellence in product quality, reliability, delivery and service.

We value your business and strive to meet all your fluoropolymer needs. Your account manager will contact you within the next few days to discuss your specific situation, product availability and timing.

Sustained inflationary pressures have forced us to evaluate our pricing. We have absorbed and sheltered from our customers the impact of constant rising raw material and labor costs over the last 10 years but unfortunately, we can no longer absorb the impact and continue to provide the quality and service that our company is known for without implementing a price increase.

Effective 5–1–2018, our company will implement a 3% price increase on all standard products with the exception of our identification products. Any standard products purchased within standard published volumes after this date will be subject to the price increase.

Our company remains committed to providing our valued customers with the broadest offering while maintaining a high level of service.

In recent years, we have seen meaningful increases in our cost of manufacturing. So far, we have delayed passing these costs on to you in order to offer the most competitive quality product possible.

As an example, energy and freight make up a growing portion of our cost of goods sold and is more impactful to costs than for most polymers, particularly for the smallest batches. In addition, we have incurred increased costs for regulatory compliance and personnel as we continuously work to provide our customers with the best service over the long term.

More recently, we have seen our raw material prices (fluoropolymers up +2% to +15% depending on the grades, high-temperature polymers up +6%, and pigments particularly whites and blues) start to increase as of a few months ago.

Market dynamics are currently strong and supply of some products has tightened. We find ourselves having no choice but to share the burden of these increases, and announce a price adjustment effective April 1, 2018.

We hope for your understanding and cooperation by supporting us through this time as we move to adjust our pricing in order to remain a trusted long-term supplier.

New EZ-240-NMH-RA-X Connector by Times Microwave

We are pleased to announce the newest product from Time Microwave Systems, the EZ-240-NMH-RA-X connector. The EZ-240-NMH-RA-X includes an N-Male (plug) crimp right angle (non-solder pin) hex/knurl nut, along with no braid trim. This new connector also features: a combination hex/knurl coupling nut, tri-metal plating instead of nickel, chamfered cable entry hole for ease of termination, ridged landing area on the aft end for better grip and sealing of the heat shrink boot, and optimized impedance matching for low VSWR. In addition, this connector can be used with the WSB-240 boot and LMR 240 Cable line, and striped using the standard CST-240A cable prep tool. Contact your Allied Wire sales rep or request a quote to purchase the newest exciting product from Time Microwave Systems.

New Kits for LMR-195 EZ and LMR-200 EZ X Connectors

New Kits for LMR-195 EZ and LMR-200 EZ X ConnectorsWe are excited to announce the newest addition to the Times Microwave LMR product line – The WSB-195-200 kit. The WSB-195-200 kit is compatible with the LMR-200 EZ X and LMR-195 EZ series crimp connectors. Each kit includes: ten pieces, a WSB flexible silicone boot strain relief/weatherproofing kit to replace older methods, easy hand assembly to save time in the field, no heat requirement and is RoHS, REACH and I967 compliant. Contact your sales rep to request a quote for the WSB-195-200 kit for your LMR-200 EZ X and LMR-195 EZ series crimp connectors today!

Alpha Wire Introduces Alpha Connect

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Alpha wire has recently launched a new product line called Alpha Connect which offers high performance solutions for industrial connectivity. This new line provides end-to-end solutions for actuators and connecting sensors on the factory floor. Included in the Alpha Connect line are: M8, M12, M23, MINI and RJ45 cordsets, M8 and M12 distribution boxes, splitters, and M8, M12 and MINI field attachables and receptacles. All Alpha Connect products comply with IP65, IP67, IP68/NEMA 6P, and IP69K standards.

Easy To Use

Alpha Connect products are easy to use. LEDs in distribution boxes are an option to speed up repairs and simplify troubleshooting if there are any malfunctions. In addition, they save space and simplify wiring from sensors to the controller. These also can eliminate the need for more enclosures and some support two I/O channels. This results in an 8 port box having 16 signals.

Flexible Cordsets

Within Alpha Connect’s Flexible Cordsets there are many connector options that are used in factory floor applications, have flex life cycles or are industry standard mid-power connectors. Alpha Connect also has the option of flexible cordsets for ethernet. These cables have a two pair construction, meet Cat 5e applications to support data rates, and have the option to choose between unshielded small diameter or foil/braid shield for signal integrity.

Distribution Boxes

Distribution boxes are another component of Alpha Connect. These distribution boxes feature different components for different needs. M12 boxes feature three different housings: thermoplastic for industrial use, stainless steel housings for food/beverage and medical applications, and die-cast housings for increased ruggedness. The M8 distribution boxes also have thermoplastic housings for industrial use. The thermoplastic distribution boxes for M8 and M12 both have a flame-retardant insert.

In addition, the Alpha Connect line also features field attachable connectors, receptacle connectors, and splitters.

For more information on Alpha Wire or Alpha Connect, submit an RFQ through our website.

Alpha Wires Introduces FIT Brass Braid Sleeving

General Cable EXZEL High-Endurance Electronic CableAlpha Wire has recently added Brass Braid Sleeving to their FIT wire management product line. FIT Brass Braid Sleeving is a functional product that serves the purpose of protecting cables in all different environments. It is an alternative to stranded copper braid, and is known for its sleek appearance.

FIT Brass Braid Sleeving has a tough exterior that provides protection against electromagnetic interference, as well as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. The product is ideal for medical devices, and food, beverage, and semiconductor equipment because of its ability to kill and inhibit the growth of germs and microorganisms and continuously reduce bacterial contamination, achieving 99% reduction within two hours of being exposed.

FIT Brass Braid Sleeving is highly flexible and expandable, making it fit for installations of all kinds, but especially when adding extra shielding to a cable in retrofit applications. It can also be used to create a point-to-point ground strap.

For more information on FIT Brass Braid click here, or call your sales rep today at 800-472-4655.

A-A-59544 Cable

Did you know that Allied is the only manufacturer for A-A-59544 cable listed on the A-A-59544A military specification? The mil-spec covers commercial electrical wire used in fixed installations and applies to many popular types of industrial building wire, including UF wire, NMC wireRHW wire, XHHW wire, THHN wire, and more.

A-A-59544 cable is available in a wide range of materials and constructions. As specified in the mil-spec, each element of the cable is represented in the part number. Part numbers begin with the mil spec, AA59544, followed by the UL type, and codes representing the cable’s maximum working voltage, conductor material, type of conductor(s), number and size of conductors, insulation type, outer covering, ground wire, and the color code of a single conductor.

Get more information and request a quote today.

General Cable Introduces Halogen-Free XHHW-2 Cable and Carol® Brand 17 Free™ SOOW and SJOOW Cord

General Cable EXZEL High-Endurance Electronic CableGeneral Cable is adding to their halogen-free line of cable with XHHW-2 cable and Carol Brand 17 Free Type SOOW cord and Type SJOOW cord. These “green” cables offer an environmentally friendly alternative to standard portable cords.

General Cable’s line of 17 Free cables does not contain any of the halogens in Group 17 of the periodic table.  They are free of chlorine, fluorine, bromine, or iodine. This absence of halogens leads to a less toxic cable and more environmentally friendly product. 17 Free products also have the potential to earn LEED credits under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Pilot Credit 62 and 54 programs.

The 17 Free product line features GenSPEED® Brand Riser cables, NextGen® Brand Tight Buffer Distribution Type OFNR cables, and Carol Brand RG59/U coaxial cables. Carol Brand Carolprene SOOW and SJOOW are the most recent additions to the 17 Free line. They feature reduced toxicity and are safer cable options for the environment. XHHW-2 cable is now available in a halogen-free version from General Cable as well.

These new products provide eco-friendly cable solutions without affecting safety and performance. For pricing on halogen-free cable, submit an RFQ online.

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