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EXRAD® High Voltage FX vs. Welding Cable Comparison
May 20, 2019
On the surface, welding cables appear to be a convenient and inexpensive choice for use in high voltage electric and hybrid vehicles. Welding cable is flexible and readily available in small quantities from a number of local distributors, perfect for prototype vehicles.Read More
Is Your Battery-Powered Hydraulic Tool Safe & Reliable?
April 29, 2019
Battery-powered hydraulic crimping tools facilitate the installation of irreversible compression connectors used to connect or terminate electrical wire in the field. The technology allows for many crimps on a single battery charge while providing the crimping force tonnage necessary to achieve certified connections. This allows the worker to bring the tool to the job rather than the job to the tool, requires no need for nearby sources of electricity, and provides consistent, reliable crimps.
When to Use Conduit & Fittings vs. a Liquid-Tight Cordgrip
March 19, 2019
Nowadays, the options seem endless when selecting a liquid-tight wire management solution for your application. With so many options, it’s easy to understand why someone might feel overwhelmed when selecting the right liquid-tight wire management device. Heyco hopes to eliminate that overwhelming feeling by answering a few common questions about liquid-tight conduit & fittings as well as liquid-tight cordgrips.
EV/Hybrid Segment Thriving Despite Weakness in Automotive Industry
May 1, 2019
Although consumer spending increased in recent years, lifting activity in much of the retail sector, activity in the automotive industry has been relatively flat recently. US light vehicle retail sales during the 12-months through March totaled 17.1 million units, up just 0.1% from the same period one year ago. Longer-lasting vehicles and ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are allowing consumers to delay or altogether forego purchasing new automobiles. While this may be good news for consumers, it is bad news for manufacturers. US total retail sales recently transitioned to slowing growth, which is an ominous sign for the already lackluster automotive industry.Read More
IEWC Announces Tim Teske as New Chief Financial Officer
May 7, 2019
IEWC is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Teske as Chief Financial Officer by its board of directors. This is the next stage in a multi-year strategic succession plan which will transition the leadership responsibilities of Jeff Siemers, who has served as IEWC’s CFO since August 2011. In his new role, Teske will oversee the financial teams of all IEWC divisions worldwide.Read More
IEWC Increases Support of Electric Vehicle and Rail/Transit Markets with HUBER+SUHNER Partnership
April 22, 2019
IEWC has been named the primary distributor stocking HUBER+SUHNER high voltage cables in North America. HUBER+SUHNER, based in Switzerland, is a leading manufacturer of low frequency cables used in electric/hybrid vehicles as well as rail and transit applications. This distribution agreement further bolsters IEWC’s position as a key supplier of cable for electric, rail, and transit vehicle and accessory developers in North America and globally.
IEWC Partners with Coroplast to Expand Industry-Leading Product Offering for Electric Vehicle Cables
March 12, 2019
IEWC will be the first distributor to stock single- and multi-conductor, shielded and unshielded versions of Coroplast high voltage (HV) products in North America. Coroplast, based in Germany, is a leading manufacturer of HV wires and cables used in electric vehicle development.