TE Wire & Cable Thermocouple Solutions Blog

   

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: Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, aerospace, composites curing

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

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!

 

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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.

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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. 

 

 

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Topics: Autoclave Thermocouples, composites curing

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

 

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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.  

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

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

Top 5 Things You Should Know about Autoclave Thermocouple Junctions

Posted by Pat Durkin

Apr 7, 2017 11:37:40 AM

Whether you make composite parts for commercial aircraft, defense, automotive or sports, you know why you do what you do and how to do it. That’s why you have clients who trust your products and trust your team to make them to the highest quality every time. 

 

The good news is chemistry and physics are the same. They'll never change. It really doesn’t matter if you are making barrel section 41 for the Boeing 787, the Predator drone composite wing or a super lightweight Tour de France racing bike. Recipes for production might be different between manufacturers but the end goal is a constant: Make a lightweight structure that can contribute to advancement of aircraft, military and consumer lives.  

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