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How to Choose the Right Crimping Tools

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Oct 27, 2016 12:26:12 PM

Proper crimping is paramount, but getting the right crimp requires the right tool. While this may sound simple enough, there are several considerations when selecting from the myriad of crimping tools on the market-- here are a few of the most important: 

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Crimping, Wire & Cable

The 2 Things You Must Double-Check When Sizing Battery Cables - a Quick Reference

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 22, 2016 2:39:26 PM

The battery cable is among the most important cables in a battery management system. It ensures you have power, stay on task, and avoid battery drain. But to enable this, you need to make sure the sizing is correct. Below, we reference the two things you must double check when sizing your battery cables.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Battery Management, Wire & Cable

4 Steps to Extend the Life of Your Automotive Wiring

Posted by G. Christianson on Sep 7, 2016 1:56:45 PM

Automotive wiring has a tough job to do. Keeping your fleet up and running isn't easy, and often the electrical system takes the brunt of it. There's a lot you can do to keep your wiring functioning in top form, such as ...


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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Wire & Cable, Automotive

Automotive Cross-Link vs. PVC Wire: What Are the Differences?

Posted by G. Christianson on Aug 18, 2016 1:42:46 PM

There are many types of automotive wire, but two of the most commonplace are cross-link polyethylene and PVC wire. The following are some key differences between the two that are important to remember as you look to resupply your shop and build new products and circuits.


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Topics: Resources & Tools, Buying Guides, Wire & Cable

Heat Shrink 101

Posted by G. Christianson on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Heat shrink protection is an excellent technique for protecting crucial electrical connections and keeping wire connections secure. However, some confusion lingers over the procedure and how it's used. Here's what every fleet needs to know about heat shrink.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Basics, Wire & Cable, Heat Shrink

Marine Wiring: The Top 3 Things You Must Consider

Posted by G. Christianson on Jun 30, 2016 1:53:28 PM

Wiring a boat can seem like a simple proposition for a boat builder. After all, the principles of electricity don't change when you're on the water. But there are concerns that any marine wiring job needs to keep front and center. So before you design a circuit diagram for your next boat, keep this in mind.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Marine, Design, Engineers, Wire & Cable

Wire Crimping Techniques & Tools by Molex®

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on Jun 9, 2016 2:41:06 PM

Molex® has a history of making industry leading crimp tools, so it's no surprise they have some excellent resources for crimping wire.

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Topics: How To, Resources & Tools, Crimping, Molex, Wire & Cable

Top New Product Picks from the 2016 Wire Processing Technology Expo

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on May 26, 2016 2:17:33 PM

The Wire Processing Technology Expo is always a great place to see new products, and the 2016 show was no exception. When visiting our vendors, we were almost overwhelmed by sea of new parts, however there were a few that stood out from the pack.

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Topics: New Products, New Technologies, Wire & Cable

Scene & Heard at the 2016 Wire Processing Technology Expo: Hot Topics & Trends

Posted by K.E. Gregoric on May 19, 2016 1:58:59 PM

Last week, Waytek attended the National Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo in Milwaukee, WI. As always, it was a great opportunity to network, catch some seminars and see some familiar faces. But these things are all just the "coating on the wire", because for us, the best part of attending industry events like this is catching up on the latest trends, innovations and hot topics- here are some we heard the most buzz about this year.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Wire & Cable

6 Commonly Asked Questions about Automotive Wire

Posted by G. Christianson on Feb 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When buying automotive wire, there's a lot to keep track of. And if you're taking over purchasing, it can be a frustrating experience to untangle jargon and technical terms from the product you need. Here are a few frequent questions we get about automotive wire, and some no-nonsense answers.

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Topics: Resources & Tools, Wire & Cable


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