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Shielded cable is offered in a variety of wire and cable products such as shielded tray cable, shielded cat 5 cable and VFD cable. The most common reason for a shielded cable is to cut down on cross talk between conductors, neighboring cables and any other electromagnetic energy that the cable encounters. A shielded cable […]

The chemical element Copper, with the symbol Cu and the atomic number of 29, is one of the first known metals and possibly the most important discovery in the evolution and development of the modern day human race. This pinkish or peachy colored metal is one of a few to occur naturally in nature as […]

Due to the increasing popularity and need for alternative energy sources, Distributor Wire & Cable has decided to stock inventory specifically used for the wind farm industry. Beyond just a business decision, DWC also viewed this as part of their efforts towards being socially responsible. “Although we’re not a pioneer in this growing form of […]

This article talks about the various types of sound and security wire available today. Sound and security wire is most commonly purchased as a stranded copper product. These types of wires are manufactured with a riser or plenum rating. Riser, which is commonly referred to as CMR, uses a PVC construction. Plenum, called CMP, can […]

The term “Master Distributor” is thrown around a lot these days in the electrical industry, yet it seems that many people are unsure of what it actually means. Over the next few minutes we will try to clarify the meaning of being a master distributor. We will go over the qualifications of being a master […]

Solar energy, along with wind energy, are by far the two most popular forms of renewable energy sources in the world today. In this article, we will shine the light on the benefits and uses of solar power energy as well discuss the different type of solar wire commonly called photovoltaic wire. Where wind energy […]

The country of Chile, located in South America, was rocked by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on February 27, 2010. The 8.8 magnitude earthquake had a devastating effect on the country and could mean another sharp increase in copper over the coming months. Chile is one of the largest producers of copper. Estimates […]

A frequent question these days in the specialty wire and cable world is the difference between Diesel Locomotive Cable, or DLO, and welding cable. This article briefly highlights the main differences for the reader. While both DLO and Welding Cable use a stranded copper conductor, welding cable is a bare copper while DLO has a […]

Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC as most commonly known was discovered by sheer accident in the 19th century. First in 1835 by Henri Victor Regnault and then in 1872 by Eugen Baumann. But it wasn’t until 1926 when the B.F. Goodrich Company developed the method to plasticize PVC by blending a number of additives with it […]

Distributor Wire expanded their value added service in April by purchasing a new wire twisting machine for their Denver, CO location. This state-of-the-art twister has the ability to twist cables, such as MTW and THHN, from sizes 10 AWG to 28 AWG at very fast speeds. The speed of the new twister is very important […]