Northwire - NWI Lab360 Unleashes Severe Duty VFD Custom Cables

Osceola, WI (PressExposure) May 29, 2013 -- Northwire, Inc. (NWI) meets or exceeds the exacting requirements of severe duty VFD cable applications, leveraging over 1,200 years of tenured expertise in the design and manufacture of custom technical solutions for industrial markets. With over 41+ years of solving some of the toughest challenges in industrial cable applications, Northwire's severe duty VFD custom cable and composite solutions reduce labor installation, increase equipment up-time, minimize energy waste and achieve highly controlled electricals saving valuable time and money. NWI subject matter experts navigate the complexities of international and domestic, regulatory, agency and environmental compliance for custom technical wire, cable, retractiles, cable assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molded plastic parts and over-molded products. NWI Lab360 leverages professional certifications in Six Sigma®, Lean, Project Management and the American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing and quality to achieve the highest quality and the shortest lead times and offers no minimum order quantity for custom cable and wire technical products.

"Industrial plant environments require rugged cable solutions," stated Electrical Engineer Steve Kedrowski, Director of Operations and Engineering. "Northwire is driven to deliver severe duty VFD custom cabling solutions with physical properties that resist oil, impact, crush, sunlight and rodents. Our high flex cables feature rigorous physical and highly controlled electrical properties to ensure maximum up-time and the longest life expectancy." Designed and manufactured to withstand harsh electrical and mechanical environments, NWI's custom cable assembly solutions meet or exceed VFD, UL, CSA and AWM standards and CE Mark approval. The benefits of improved system performance include lower capacitance, lower operating temperature, longer length cables and consistent performance during spikes. Read more about NWI's custom configured electrical and mechanical attributes:


High flex cable capabilities ensure long life expectancy and equipment up-time. Increased strand count, combined with optimal material and customized cable construction options create the ideal platform required for high flex applications. NWI VFD severe duty cable installations are field-proven to resist vibration as well.


Easier to install, cost competitive custom composite signal and power constructions combine several separate cables configured into one smaller solution which reduces the installation cost and increases the length of the cable run. Economical Exposed Run (ER) ratings eliminate the need for conduit for more cost-effective installations. And, installers appreciate the smaller diameter which readily flexes and bends accommodating sharp corners and confined spaces - quickly and easily. Plus, the symmetrically round cable ensures consistent and reliable sealing.


Work with design engineers to select from a variety of rugged cable materials for optimal oil and sunlight resistance, high and low temperature bend and impact performance. Choose Direct Burial (DB) rating options to maximize resistance to crush. Featuring a variety of jacket materials including LSZH, PVC, TPE, TPU with core designs integrating insulation materials chosen for superior functionality in a dynamic range of temperatures from - 60°C to 105°C. Environmentally-friendly, anti-rodent options are available. Safe for humans and all other animals, the bio-active ingredients effectively repel rodents and help avoid: safety issues, equipment damage, productivity downtime and loss of revenue.


With field-proven third-generation solutions in a wide variety of harsh duty cord industrial applications, NWI is known for offering extreme performance with maximum reliability. Given the length and depth of experience, NWI's VFD suite of cables meet the critical-to-quality requirements of over 15 major OEMs, delivering technically advanced AC to DC current energy conversion from AC drive systems to AC motors.


Protect your data in noisy environments with robust shielding and grounding. NWI's low resistance to ground offers strong protection against low frequency interference. Combine braided shielding and aluminized wraps for high optical coverage of 85% or better for optimal EMI shielding and RFI coverage.


Get consistent performance with NWI, eliminate equipment damage and reduce downtime with VFD cable specifically designed to withstand the typical voltage spikes that occur when power voltage peaks align with standing wave peaks. Low capacitance and matched impedance cable capabilities extend the life of the motor, reduces corona discharge and magnitude of standing waves while increasing the efficiency of power conversion.


Global markets are easily accessible with internationally recognized standards of the United States and Canada. A variety of UL, CSA, AWM and CE Mark approved listings offer versatile VFD solutions for all major OEMs. Compliant to NEC Articles 336, 727, 725 -- ANSI and NFPA79 options are available including UL 1277 Tray Cable, UL 2277 Flexible Motor Supply Cable and Wind Turbine Tray Cable, UL 2250 Instrumentation Tray Cable and UL 13 Power-Limited Tray Cable. Available in sizes ranging from 30 AWG to 6 AWG, select from options compliant to RoHS2 and REACH standards.

Including custom and composite constructions for severe duty VFD applications, select from over 8,000 standard products or work with NWI engineers for a custom-configured solution - infinite options available. In their efforts to meet the program needs of their valued customers, Northwire offers Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and custom inventory management systems, including stocking programs, safety stock, kanbans and just in time delivery. Certified to Quality Management Systems ISO 13485:2003, ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C:2009, as well as CSA qualified to ISO 17025, Northwire is renowned for providing personalized service excellence with quotes in 24 hours or less, no minimum order quantity, same day custom products, free cable and wire samples and rapid cable prototyping.

Find out more about Northwire solutions and customized programs at 800.468.1516, or through Live Chat.

About Northwire
Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 41 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin, a professional sales & design engineering center in Carson City, Nevada, engineering and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding and contract engineering and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural lighting, underwater, and more. Northwire is a member of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others.

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110 Prospect Way
Osceola, Wisconsin 54020
Toll-Free: 1.800.468.1516
Tel.: +1 715.294.2121

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