31. December 2012 17:25
From Lectromec and the WireFacts.com editorial staff, we would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and all the best in 2013.
To keep you coming back, here is a small preview of what we have coming to WireFacts in 2013:
- More tools: We have had such good feedback on the harness derating tool, we have been working on brining a couple more tools to WireFacts. Check back here for updates and tutorials on these tools.
- More Articles: We will continue to add new content and more articles related to new wire industry related news. Find the latest articles here.
- Tutorials: With the new US Air Force handbook on EWIS risk assessment for Service Life Extension Projects (SLEP) coming out in 2013, we will discuss how implementation and use of tools to simplify the overall process.
- More Specs: This is what WireFacts was originally built to fill; a central location for wire specs. Expect to see fiber optics included by mid year.
- More Tests: More wires means more tests to validate quality. You will be able to find them here.
If there is anything else that you would like to see from this site in 2013, we always welcome feedback.
5. October 2012 15:42
As we continue to make it easier to deliver wire related content to you, we have just created another portal to get your WireFacts.com news. This site (http://wirefacts.wordpress.com/) will contain some of the same articles that you can find here at WireFacts.com, but will also carry some articles not found on our main site here.
Also, if you have something that you would like to publish – some topic related to wire construction, installation, maintenance, best practices, new product, wire system design, research, or decommissioning – please contact us. We are always looking to provide the best and most up-to-date information possible.
21. September 2012 16:39
Just released today, the Lectromec harness ampacity tool is available on www.WireFacts.com. This tool, based on the harness derating information presented in the SAE standard AS50881, can be used to estimate the maximum electrical current on a harness made of multiple wire gauges and insulations. This tool provides much needed guidance to engineers and designers on properly derating wire harnesses to account for altitude, wire temperature rating and ambient temperature.
The derating values presented in the standard (and used in this tool) are conservative, but should only be used as a baseline for decision. Environmental factors and additional harness protection schemes (chaff protection, heat shrink tubing, etc.) will impact the harness ampacity.
If you are interested on more information on how to apply this to your design, contact Lectromec.
11. September 2012 16:25
We have just open up a new forum on forums.wirefacts.com for discussions and questions related to SAE standard AS50881. This new forum hopes to help those who have a need to use the document and help provide guidance on how to implement the best solutions for the problems.
Feel free to join the community and submit any questions, answer others, or join the discussion. We look forward to your contributions.
22. December 2011 20:53
We are proud to announce the beta release of our UL wire specification search tool. Because the process of finding the exact wire for your application is often too complicated by the large number of wires available for numerous organizations, the UL wire search tool should ease the tedious search.
We are still in the process of cleaning up some of the data, but once we do, you will be able to search through the entire WireFacts.com database to find exactly the wire you need for your application. Expect this in the next couple of months!
18. November 2011 07:30
That is right! The WireFacts.com site has reached 100 articles. Ranging from wire birth to death at the hands of arcing – this site not has 100 articles related to wire related news, technology, and research.
It is only fitting that we made it to this 100th article shortly after releasing the newest WireFacts.com website. We are now working on integrating site level searching to provide you with the best access to the data this site has to offer.
We will have some exciting new articles coming up in the next couple of months. We hope that you will continue to come back and make this your source for wire related technology information.
1. November 2011 17:08
As part of the new WireFacts.com and the improvements that have been made, we have also created WireFacts Forums. We have designed the forums as a means of exchanging knowledge and answering questions about wire selection, installation, maintenance, and wire risk assessment.
If you have any questions, post them on the forums. It is likely that there are many others looking for the answers to the same question. We can work together to answer them.
Registration is simple. All we ask for is a name and a valid email address and you can join in on the conversation. Posts are moderated, so please keep the discussions civil.
24. May 2011 02:57
Welcome to the new WireFacts.com. Yes, after four short years, we have updated WireFacts.com.
When WireFacts.com was first introduced in 2007, we tried to design a site that could be a community forum for wire industry related information. The site was launched with less than 200 wire specification and 3 articles. Today, WireFacts.com has over two thousand specifications, dozens of articles on wire related research and technology, and regular news updates… and there is more coming.
In the next couple of months, we will be updating the design and provide search and comparison functionality between various wire specs.
Additional wire specifications will be added with more detailed information making it easier to identify and gather information on wires. We will have more than 3000 specs by the end of the year.
We hope that you will continue to come back and join the community forums.