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Vlad Fedorchak

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TE Wire & Cable Partners with Plataine for Smart Thermocouples Solution

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

May 21, 2018 12:59:00 PM

Joint solution integrates IIoT, AI and thermocouple technologies,
dramatically advances manufacturing efficiencies and quality 


Long Beach, CA, USA, May 21, 2018
– TE Wire & Cable, the world’s largest manufacturer of thermocouple wire, and Plataine, a leading provider of Industrial IoT and AI-based optimization software for advanced manufacturing, today announced a partnership for Smart Thermocouple solutions for aerospace autoclave composites manufacturers. Plataine’s IoT-based AI software tracks and analyzes the location, status and duty cycles of TE Wire & Cable’s thermocouples, enabling thermocouple users to view analytics, receive actionable alerts, insights and optimized recommendations. 

 

 

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, composites curing, thermocouple, smart thermocouples

Aerospace Composites Life: What the last 12 months taught me

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Feb 8, 2018 11:37:32 AM

It has been a while since I posted a blog with some personal thoughts and experiences. For those of you that take the time to read them, thank you. To my loyal followers, leave a like, share, or maybe even provide your thoughts and comments. I welcome the exchange.

 

The last 12 months went by fast. I think it’s the first sign that I’m getting old. Around this time last year, I was getting ready to depart on my eight-week tour of aerospace customers in Europe. For some reason, I didn’t feel like a superstar while boarding the United Airlines flight to Amsterdam. After visiting over 200 cities in 15+ countries, I did learn a few lessons and made some new friends along the way.  

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Topics: supplier relationships, aerospace, customer service, composites curing, thermocouple

3 Factors Affecting Thermocouple Calibration, Advances to Solve Drift

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Aug 17, 2017 12:01:03 PM

Thermocouples are the most frequently used temperature sensor in the heat process and control industries, with the majority of applications falling within the range of 500 to 1500°C. There are newer technologies like fiber optic distributed temperature sensing systems, wireless sensing, laser IR temperature sensors, IR Cameras, and thermal noise thermometers. However, most exhibit high error, packaging problems, high price or a combination of these issues.

 

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Topics: high-temperature wire, low-drift cable

ICYMI: JEC Paris 2017 & the (Sonic) Boom of Composites Industry Growth

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Apr 11, 2017 12:02:25 PM

I have to admit, it’s absolutely amazing to be a part of the composites industry and witness the steady growth, continuous improvement and developing technologies. Business is booming. As reported by JEC*, from 2014 to 2016, the market grew in value to $82 billion USD, or by 11%. Not too shabby. Every indication is the growth will continue.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, Tradeshows

5 Increasingly Hot Thermocouple Wire & Cable Market Trends

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Mar 9, 2017 10:31:17 AM

In the past year, I jotted down a number of wire and cable market trends that I’ve noticed. Let’s review a few recent trends and perhaps we can get a discussion going on how we all must evolve to become more dynamic businesses going forward. Some of these trends are general in nature and some are industry-specific, but relate in some way to the overall wire and cable market.

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Topics: low-drift cable, aerospace, automotive

Results of our 2016 Survey Revealed!

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Mar 2, 2017 2:47:27 PM

Last year, I posted a blog titled, How can I help YOU do YOUR job better? that included a brief survey. The survey respondents provided us with valuable information to help us formulate a number of our activities in 2017.

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Topics: high-temperature wire, low-drift cable, survey, customer service

Need metallurgy thermocouple wire that can take the heat? [Titanium 2016]

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Sep 21, 2016 12:16:21 PM

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Topics: high-temperature wire, metallurgy, heat treat

The Greatest Thermocouple Wire Innovation in over 50 years! [FNA 2016]

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Sep 21, 2016 11:10:56 AM

 

TE Wire to showcase high accuracy thermocouple wire and cable solutions for metallurgy applications at Furnaces North America 2016... including the greatest thermocouple wire innovation in over 50 years!

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Topics: ISO17025, high-temperature wire, metallurgy

Temperature Measurement with Expendable Load Thermocouples in Aerospace, Metallurgy Applications

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Sep 6, 2016 10:56:34 AM

In heat treatment applications there are two important considerations concerning temperature: the furnace temperature and the load temperature. Both are measured with thermocouples. These thermocouples are often referred to as control and load thermocouples.  

 

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4 Pitfalls of Invar Tool Thermocouples and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Jun 23, 2016 1:15:52 PM

The molds or tools used for forming and mass producing composite parts can be made of many materials. However, for mass production of complex high performance aerospace composite parts, the material has to be hard enough to maintain its dimensional and surface finish characteristics. The most common material for commercial and military programs that I have seen during my plant tours is invar (64FeNi), a high performance metal with low coefficient of thermal expansion.

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples