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Flexible VFD Cable
MINIMIZE your customers’ downtime MAXIMIZE the life of their drives and motors With the Manufacturing sector regaining steam after a sluggish Spring, DWC Account Managers are seeing an increased demand for industrial wire & cable products. One line item that is showing up frequently in quote requests is Flexible VFD cables. Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) control the speed and torque of electric motors by varying the frequency and voltage .
Hindsight in 2020
A look back at the year with DWC Sales Director, Keegan Bast With November upon us, we’ve started to reflect on a not so typical year at Distributor Wire & Cable. Since DWC was founded twelve years ago, there has never seen a year quite like 2020. With a global pandemic, hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, fires here in Colorado and the West, and a seemingly never-ending barrage of .
Some Encouraging Signs for the Manufacturing Sector
Like a lot of markets, the electrical industry has experienced a bumpy road in 2020. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt by the vertical markets that are supported by the electrical supply chain. Along with energy and construction, the manufacturing sector is among the segments that have been hard hit by significant disruptions in typical demand cycles. For many manufacturers, these business conditions have shifted operational .
Product Corner – Aluminum Wire & Cable
For projects with tight budget parameters, a cost-friendly wire & cable alternative to traditional copper are products with aluminum conductors. Not all project specifications are a good fit for aluminum, so it’s important to confirm the specific requirements for your customers’ project. For the savvy electrical distributor, the option of quoting a spec comprised of aluminum wire can provide valuable benefits that can help you win more bids. Reduced .
In Case of Emergency
The situation… It’s 2:30 pm on Saturday afternoon and you receive an email from a key customer who is currently retooling an assembly line at their local factory. The Project Manager that you work with misread the list of required materials and they need an additional 3000 feet of VNTC so they can finish the mission-critical project prior to the factory’s first shift on Monday morning. …Your distributor location .
Wire & Cable Management Services – A valuable project partnership for shared success!
As an electrical distributor, you depend on seamless logistics and a solid supply chain to maximize your operations. While sourcing the right products for your customers is key, being able to provide the right logistical solutions is an important advantage. The smooth flow of goods from your vendors, through your branch location, and ultimately to your customer, impacts your profitability and your ability to deliver great service. Good logistics .
Belden Equals: It’s good to have options!
Name brands can often be expensive - even in the electrical industry. Belden is an established wire & cable brand that often falls into this "premium" category. For the electrical distributor or electrical contractor that prefers a cost-effective option to the Belden brand, Distributor Wire & Cable (DWC) offers Belden equals. At DWC, we've been stocking these products since 2011 and continue to add more options to our inventory. .
Remote Control – A Few Do’s & Don’ts of Working Remotely
COVID-19 has drastically changed the typical workday for most electrical distributors. For a lot of salespeople, support staff, and others, working from home has been new and uncharted territory. The safeguards and common-sense health measures put in place by distributors to minimize everyone’s exposure to each other make sense. If someone doesn’t have to be in the building, that’s one less person to potentially spread the virus to the .
Going Underground – Get the Basics on Aluminum URD
Underground residential distribution wire (URD) is a specialty aluminum wire intended for use in residential construction and light to medium duty commercial applications. URD is typically found in underground wiring systems where it can be used in direct burial applications or installed in ducts to support secondary power distribution. This durable wire is often the go-to solution to deliver power from a pad-mounted transformer to the service entry or .
DWC’S STAYCATION SWEEPSTAKES
Now through August 31 DWC’S STAYCATION SWEEPSTAKES   Each wire & cable order of $2,500 or more gets your name entered in our Grand Prize Drawing! The more wire you buy – the better your chances of winning! PRIZE PACKAGE FEATURING OVER $500 IN BACKYARD FUN! Prize Package Includes YETI Tundra 35 Cooler Solid Wood Regulation Cornhole Set Six Player Championship Croquet Set Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock DWC Premium .