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Why Use Tinned Copper Wire?

The sole purpose of electrical wire and cable is to conduct an electric current from one point to another, but if the cable starts to corrode, it can quickly become damaged and result in loss of performance. While bare copper is fairly resistant to corrosion, tinned copper conductors prevent accelerated corrosion against wet and contaminated environments. Read More...
Katy Martin Published June 2019 by:

Katy Martin
Content Marketing Associate at Service Wire Company
 


Why Choose Metal-Clad (MC) Cable Over Electrical Conduit?

Metal-clad (MC) cable constructions are a cost-effective alternative to traditional pipe and wire. These high-performing solutions offer significant cost savings by eliminating the need for electrical conduit and the labor required for installation. Contractors who use armored cable require limited pulling equipment, fewer reels, and less time setting up pulls. Read More...
Katy Martin Published April 2019 by:

Katy Martin
Content Marketing Associate at Service Wire Company
 


Understanding UL Dual Rated Tray Cable: What Are the Advantages?

UL 1277, the standard for electrical power and control tray cable, was recently updated, allowing manufacturers with UL approved tray cable to market their product as 600V/1kV rated. To be dual rated, products must use a recognized 1kV rated conductor and pass a higher voltage AC Hipot test on the completed cable. Read More...
Lee PerryPublished February 2019 by:

Lee Perry
Engineering Manager at Service Wire Company
 


What Are the Key Differences Between ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015?

All ISO standards are reviewed every five years; however, revisions are only made when the information isn’t relevant for the current marketplace. ISO 9001:2015 places a greater importance on risk and includes an updated structure compatible with other management system standards. Read More...
Katy Martin Published January 2019 by:

Katy Martin
Content Marketing Associate at Service Wire Company
 


THHN-2 vs. XHHW-2: What's the Difference?

Thermoplastic and thermoset are two common types of cable insulation, and it's important to understand their strengths and weaknesses when designing and building a new facility, machine, or appliance. Read More...
Lee PerryPublished November 2018 by:

Lee Perry
Engineering Manager at Service Wire Company
 


2018 NFPA 79 Requirements: Are Your VFD Cables Compliant?

The latest version of NFPA 79 establishes very specific wire and cable requirements for VFD applications in an effort to accumulate the decades of industry experience into a wire and cable design document. ServiceDrive® VFD Cable System designs have always met the new 2018 NFPA 79 cable requirements.  Read More...
Lee PerryPublished September 2018 by:

Lee Perry
Engineering Manager at Service Wire Company
 


How Reel Return Can Reduce Disposal Costs and Your Environmental Impact

Reel disposal can be a real hassle–with significant costs. To expand the service our customers depend on, Service Wire is proud to announce our Reel Return Program–a free service to help our customers manage the disposal of wood reels. Just call your Service Wire representative with the pickup site contact information, size of reels, and number of reels. Read More...
Mary Brown
Published August 2018 by:

Mary Brown
Marketing Manager at Service Wire Company
 


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