Press Release

Industrial Ethernet
Alpha Wire Adds Industrial Ethernet Cable to Xtra-Guard® Family

Ruggedized TPE Jacket Enables Wide Temperature Range

Elizabeth, NJ, March 23, 2012 -- Alpha Wire has added Industrial Ethernet to its growing family of Xtra-Guard high-performance cables. The new Cat 5e cables combine the advanced technology of Ethernet communication with the durability and temperature range of Alpha’s renowned Xtra-Guard 4 jacket, making it a perfect solution for demanding applications.

“The idea to use our Xtra-Guard 4 jacket on an Industrial Ethernet cable came from customers who needed a flexible and routable Ethernet cable that could withstand extreme environments,” said Tim Howlett, Director of Marketing for Alpha Wire. “We decided to take it a notch further by offering 0 minimums on this line with put-ups as small as 500 feet.”

The new Industrial Ethernet cables are available in a choice of unshielded, foil shield, or Supra-Shield® foil/braid. Alpha Wire’s Supra-Shield uses a combination aluminum/polyester/aluminum foil and tinned copper braid that offers exceptional EMI performance and flexibility. Additionally, the cables are UV and fluid resistant, meet UL 1666 Riser and CSA FT-4 flame tests, and are suitable for use in NFPA 79 applications.

This connectivity cable is available in a temperature range of -50°C up to +125°C on FEP-insulated constructions and -50°C up to +105°C on Polyethylene-insulated constructions. The TPE jacket is available in black with standard lengths of 500 and 1000 feet. Other colors, including red and teal, are available as special orders.

For additional information, contact Alpha Wire at 800-52-ALPHA (522-5742) in North America, 800-288-8809 in Europe, and 21-61498201 in Asia. Also, please visit www.alphawire.com/XGIE to download data sheets, access search filters, and place free sample requests for Xtra-Guard Industrial Ethernet.

About Alpha Wire

For over 80 years, Alpha Wire has designed and manufactured industry-leading wire, cable, and tubing products for factory automation, packaging, automotive, alternative energy, and other technically advanced applications. Beyond giving our customers the cables they trust for quality and reliable high performance, we give them the committed service they deserve. We help customers find the best possible solutions to production and manufacturing challenges with small put-ups, logistical excellence, and broad inventory for dependable, same-day shipment.

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