TE Wire & Cable Thermocouple Solutions Blog

   

To twist or not to twist that is the question!

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

Nov 9, 2018 11:31:08 AM

Recently, I received a number of questions regarding junctions. Most of the questions are related to the effect of twisted vs. parallel junctions on measurement and performance long term.  To answer this question, I approached my friend and colleague at CCPI, Trevor Ford.

 

Below are some of the questions he answered in his reply. I hope they help you on your next project or simply answer some of the basic questions you might have while working with thermocouples.

 

Trevor, using your vast thermocouple sensing expertise, would you be able to provide some pros and cons of twisted (weld/no weld)/parallel welded exposed junctions?

 

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Topics: type K, thermocouple, composites curing, aerospace, Thermocouple 101, accuclave, products, Q&A, Quality, customer service, Aerospace Composites

Aerospace Composites Products Overview

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Nov 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For decades, TE Wire has been working with aerospace composites manufacturers and learning about their toughest challenges. Our patented pre-made thermocouple assemblies are designed for demanding high temperature aerospace autoclave applications. In use across the industry, AccuClave Series products deliver a proven ROI in labor savings, ease of installation/replacement, simple TRAC traceability and reduced non-conformances. 

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Topics: products, accuclave, smart thermocouples, thermocouple, Aerospace Composites, aerospace

Visit TE Wire at CAMX 2018!

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Oct 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo 2018 will be taking place from October 16-18 in Dallas, Texas! We invite you to visit TE Wire & Cable at Booth K31.

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Topics: thermocouple, Tradeshows, aerospace, Aerospace Composites, CAMX

Attention Aerospace Autoclave Composite Manufacturers

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 24, 2018 3:22:49 PM

Aviation/aerospace autoclave composites manufacturers face numerous challenges when it comes to accurate temperature monitoring during composite curing. We hear first-hand about those challenges when we meet with clients at shows like SAMPE and CAMX. Those challenges include...

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Topics: composites curing, aerospace, Autoclave Thermocouples, Aerospace Composites

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

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.

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

4 Key Takeaways from SAMPE 2017 regarding Autoclave Composites

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jul 20, 2017 8:12:00 AM

As I mentioned in my previous blog “Aerospace Doesn't Need Inconsistent Autoclave Composites Quality”, the impending show was something I was looking forward, not only for the new experiences but to share what I’ve learned about our Failure is NOT an option commitment to providing 100% tested pre-made autoclave thermocouple systems to aviation/aerospace autoclave manufacturers.

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Topics: SAMPE, Autoclave Thermocouples, Aerospace Composites

Happy 2nd Anniversary to the CCPI Europe Team as Part of Marmon EW&C!

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jul 13, 2017 5:12:34 PM

I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge another milestone for one of our sister companies, CCPI Europe. On July 2nd, they celebrated their second anniversary as an integral part of the Marmon Engineered Wire & Cable Group / a Berkshire Hathaway Company.

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Topics: Innovation through Synergy, low-drift cable, Aerospace Composites

Aerospace Doesn't Need Inconsistent Composites Quality [SAMPE Seattle 2017]

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

May 15, 2017 12:13:48 PM

Ever since my childhood, I've been wildly fascinated by planes, rockets, and the very cool idea of deep space travel. Buzz Lightyear was my hero. As an adult, the idea of traveling to the stars has continued to intrigue me and has led me into a career focused in the aerospace industry. The Herculean effort required in order to accomplish such an engineering feat seems to becoming more and more of a reality.

 

Beyond funding, one of the countless important items that could hinder our progress of space exploration is the impact of inconsistent or poor composites quality.  

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Topics: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples

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: Autoclave Thermocouples, Aerospace Composites, Tradeshows