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

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

Finding the Right TE Wire Product: Industrial Application Guide

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Oct 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

TE Wire & Cable manufactures a full line of thermocouple wire and cable, from iron and nickel-based alloys, and copper instrument and control cable. All of us at TE Wire & Cable LLC are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products in temperature measurement available today. We are committed to continue our more than 75 year history of being the most widely respected and recognized name in thermocouple wire and cable, and related products. Our products can be applied to broader industry classifications such as Metallurgy, Industrial OEM, and Aerospace & Composites. 

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Topics: Applications, industrial, thermocouple, products

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: Aerospace Composites, aerospace, Tradeshows, thermocouple, CAMX

TE Wire & Cable LLC hires Scott Harden as VP General Manager

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Aug 9, 2018 5:10:27 PM

TE Wire & Cable announces that it has hired Scott Harden to the position of Vice President/General Manager effective August 1st. He will manage sales, marketing, and engineering. Harden holds a B.S. from University of South Carolina, an M.S. from Florida Tech, and an MBA from Waynesburg University. Prior to TE Wire & Cable, he worked for 24 years at West Penn Wire/Belden in progressively advancing roles in engineering, operations and sales and marketing, culminating as President/General Manager for the last 7 years. Scott will report directly to Robert Canny, President of TE Wire & Cable and Harbour Industries.

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Topics: aerospace, new year, thermocouple

IIoT Smart Thermocouple™ Architecture and Use Cases

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jul 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Have you been following TE Wire & Cable and Plataine recent partnership to develop the next generation of smart thermocouples? The IIoT Smart Thermocouple will be the first ever Smart Thermocouple system for the aerospace composite curing industry. This state of the art system is optimized for automated traceability of thermocouples! It's simple architecture connects our Smart RFID embedded Thermocouples and delivers never before seen intelligence to your production process. But what does this product mean for thermocouples in the Industry 4.0? With the combination of Plataine software, hardware infrastructure, and TE Wire's New Smart AccuClave Thermocouples, the AccuClave Smart Thermocouple System tracks location and duty cycles and run analytics. For the end user can generate important insights to your composite manufacturing, improve efficiency and quality, and optimize thermocouples refurbishment and retirement. 

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Topics: thermocouple, smart thermocouples, Quality, products

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

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

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. 

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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

 

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