TE Wire & Cable Thermocouple Solutions Blog


GET SMART @ SAMPE18! Innovative Autoclave Thermocouples Solutions

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 18, 2018 10:53:15 AM

For decades, TE Wire & Cable has provided unique, innovative solutions to autoclave thermocouple problems. Our AccuClave product line has been the "go to" thermocouple for many aerospace composites manufacturing operations worldwide. 


The future of thermocouple is here and the solution just got SMARTER!



Topics: Autoclave Thermocouples, aerospace, composites curing, Tradeshows, SAMPE

TE Wire Q&A: Joe Ugalde 

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Mar 29, 2018 4:49:58 PM

What products and services does TE Wire & Cable offer?

TE Wire has been known as a master of temperature sensing and specialty wire and cable since it was first founded in 1941 during WWII. We participate in three main areas of wire and cable: aerospace/composite, OEM, and metallurgy. TE Wire & Cable maintains an in-house laboratory directly certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) allowing it to calibrate its own wire, which, in turn provides a higher quality product with lower cost and improved efficiency. TE Wire is a Marmon Wire & Cable/Berkshire Hathaway company.


Topics: low-drift cable, aerospace, composites curing, thermocouple, type n, type K

Top 10 Benefits of Using Patented AccuClave Autoclave Thermocouples

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Mar 14, 2018 9:17:50 AM

The benefits outweigh the risks when investing in new autoclave thermocouples for your composite curing operations.

In true David Letterman-like fashion, here are the top 10 benefits of using TE Wire’s patented AccuClave autoclave thermocouples. 




Topics: Autoclave Thermocouples, composites curing

TE Wire & Cable President Robert Canny appointed President of WCMA

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Mar 2, 2018 10:30:53 AM

On December 7th, 2017 in Hartford, CT the Wire & Cable Manufacturers Alliance, Inc. (WCMA) announced at its annual meeting changes to its Board of Directors and Officers, making the upcoming April 7th, 2018 WCMA Distinguished Career Award a significant event for our organization. The TE Wire & Cable team would like to congratulate our very own Robert Canny on becoming President of the WCMA. Robert Canny is known by all who attend WCMA due to his engaging personality and endless stories spanning over 38 years in the aerospace wire and cable manufacturing. 


Topics: aerospace, new year, thermocouple

Do you have an Autoclave Composites Curing Improvements Bucket List?

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 13, 2018 1:59:38 PM

The concept of a bucket list isn’t a new one. The idea is to define a list of things you’d like to accomplish before you “kick the bucket.” The same bucket list approach could easily be applied to the goals you set for making improvements to your autoclave composites manufacturing operations. 



The team at TE Wire has a bucket list of continuous improvements we help aviation/aerospace composites manufacturers address every day:

  • Reduce/Eliminate vacuum leaks
  • No stripping insulation at vacuum seal
  • No loose connections with pins
  • No reversed polarity
  • No connector covers popping off onto part or floor
  • Reduced non-conformity reporting and QC tags
  • BAC5621 Compliant, accepted during NADCAP audits

Are any of these on your bucket list? Want to learn more about how to achieve these goals and improve your bottom line?


For the fifth year in a row, we will be a vendor at the Wasatch Front Materials Expo (WFME). Hosted by the Utah SAMPE Chapter, there will be 62 vendors and close to 500 people attending.


Mark your calendar:

The 13th Annual Wasatch Front Materials Expo (WFME)

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

Where: Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, Sandy, UT  


Be sure to stop by Table 36 and chat with us about your autoclave composites curing challenges and how we can help you check-off a number of things on your autoclave operation's process improvements bucket list. 

Learn more:


Aerospace Autoclave Composites Thermocouple Resources Guide



Topics: continuous improvement, composites curing, Tradeshows, thermocouple, SAMPE

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.  


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

Major Step Forward in Type K and N Thermocouple Performance [Industrial Heating]

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 6, 2018 8:28:07 AM



Topics: high-temperature wire, low-drift cable, mineral insulated thermocouple, thermocouple, type n, type K

4 New Year’s Resolutions Every Autoclave Composites Manufacturer Should Make

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jan 24, 2018 8:51:43 AM


Many of us start out the year with grand plans and positive resolutions to change or improve something in our lives, be it personal, professional or both. Ironically, January 17th, otherwise known as “Ditch New Year's Resolution Day” is gaining popularity. Sad but true. It’s the day when many people abandon their New Year's resolutions.


Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP, continuous improvement, composites curing

Trevor Ford Presents New Low Drift Findings at NPL

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Dec 19, 2017 4:09:17 PM



Topics: high-temperature wire, industrial, low-drift cable, type n, type K

Improving Type K and Type N Thermocouple Performance in Industrial Applications (Part 2)

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Nov 9, 2017 11:23:27 AM

A major step forward in Type K and N thermocouple performance for use in industrial temperature measurement.

Written by: Trevor Ford, CCPI Europe Ltd, Sheffield, United Kingdom


Part 2: Applying New Low-Drift Thermocouple Cable Technology


In Part 1, we discussed the history of mineral insulated thermocouple as the industrial temperature measurement sensor of choice and recent developments that will further enhance the temperature range and performance of type K and type N thermocouples.


In Part 2, we’ll define how you can learn more about the new low-drift mineral insulated thermocouple cable design and development as well as what makes this new design a unique solution for industrial temperature measurement and how it can be applied to the industry.


Topics: high-temperature wire, industrial, low-drift cable, type n, type K