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  1. TEW Wire

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    In the wire and cable world, there are thousands of different types of cabling designations. Within these thousands of wires there are certain ones used consistently and others only relied on for unique applications. Today Sycor will be breaking down one of the more popular types of cabling products, Thermoplastic Equipment Wire or more commonly known as TEW.

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  2. Building Wire

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    In the last one hundred years, mankind has developed and evolved more than ever before. From technology to infrastructure, everything we know has changed drastically. We now live in a time where buildings are so tall they touch the skies and technology so advanced were able to keep in touch with people half a world away. The topic Sycor wants to dive into is the wiring behind the advanced infrastructure of today. With buildings reaching over 800 meters in the sky, the designs of these mega structures are continuously becoming more complex as engineers continue to push the limits. Power distribution is one of these major concerns and can become increasingly difficult when pushing boundaries.

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  3. Blanket Orders: How to Save Money & Time!

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    Sycor Technology has been around since 1981 and has built up a loyal customer base from the products supplied and how certain services can save our customers time and money. 

    While other distributors and manufacturers will simply supply wire at the highest price possible, Sycor offers a very beneficial method to help our customers reach their desired price and lead times.

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  4. High-Temperature Wire Basics

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

                Have you ever wondered where the warmest place on earth is? The answer may be surprising to most as it’s not a geographical location, rather small confined areas. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stated the highest temperature ever recorded on the surface of the earth was discovered in 1913, in Death Valley, where temperatures reached 56.7°C. In today’s society that may seem extremely warm, but in the grand scheme of things it really isn’t.

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  5. Mil-Spec Wire Explained

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    Why is Military wire so much different than every other wiring or cabling product?

    Military wire or Mil-Spec wire is unique because it’s one of the only wiring products with its own designation, unlike hook-up wire or high-temperature wire both of which are designated by UL and CSA. Similar to UL and CSA, Mil-Spec wire has a specific set of standards that must be followed in order for that product to be considered “real” mil-spec wire.

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  6. Friday Fun Facts: Week 5

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    This weeks Cabling Fun Facts: Elon Musk proves China can be completely powered by solar power and how solar power is now cheaper than fossil fuels and continuing to lower in price.

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  7. Friday Fun Facts: Week 4

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    This weeks Friday cabling fun facts were going to be looking at the 2 largest blackouts ever and how hydropower reuses the same water over and over again.

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  8. Friday Fun Facts: Week 3

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    Happy Friday everyone! This week we'll be looking into some amazing electrical discoveries and trends that are taking place all over the world. From harnessing the electrical power of cheese in France to Africa where an entire cinema is powered by bicycles. 

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  9. Customizing Cables & Design Considerations

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    Custom Cable & Design Considerations

    Customized cables are extremely complicated, at least at first glance. Once you break down the different sections of the wire and the different options it becomes a much easier process. The first thing to keep in mind before choosing any of your materials is to fully understand what your custom cable will be subject too. Will your cable be surrounded by other cables, in a high-temperature environment or even be subject to contact with acidic chemicals?

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  10. Automation & Robotics

    Post by : Sycor Marketing

    What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “robot” or “robotic automation”? Is it a robot from a Sci-Fi movie, perhaps a Kiosk at Mc Donald’s, an automated cooking machine that turns on when designated or maybe even an automated factory comes to mind. The reality is that all of these are either in the development or already integrated into society.

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