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3 Considerations when choosing Vinyl Coated cable

So you've decided to order a vinyl coated cable for your next application. A cable coating can add a lot to the appearance and performance of an aircraft cable, from nearly unlimited color options...

May 20, 2019 10:56 AM

3 Factors that Drive Wire Costs

If you order a small soda, you pay less than if you order a large soda. Then why if you buy a small wire are you paying more per pound than if you buy a large wire? What are the factors that...

Dec 18, 2018 03:17 PM

2 Reasons “Bright and Shiny” are hard to define in Fine Medical Wire

We are often asked: How shiny is your medical wire? That’s a great question! And also a frustrating question. There is a lot of variation in bright and shiny, and currently no good method of...

Dec 17, 2018 03:07 PM

Tips for Choosing Lashing Wire Material Grades

Lashing wire is used all over our country to support the telecommunications and electricity delivery systems that keep us connected and productive. From the long winters of New England to the dry...

Oct 24, 2018 12:51 PM

Cut and Strip: Tips to Prepare Jacketed Aircraft Cable for Assemblies

As you know, Loos & Company manufactures plastic jacketed aircraft cable. Jacketing aircraft cable can provide added cable smoothness in cycling applications, extra corrosion resistance in...

Oct 03, 2018 12:48 PM

What is the Difference Between Prestretched and Restricted Stretch?

Here at the HotWire, we are often asked technical questions about our products from customers and readers alike. In the realm of our journalistic responsibilities, we like clearing up any...

Sep 19, 2018 03:59 PM

Wire Appearance and Wire Finish: Bright vs. Shiny Wire Rope

Working  tirelessly here in the offices of The HotWire: LoosCo.com’s blog , sometimes we  hear things that aren’t exactly correct (think of the magnetism test from our recent blog “Enough with...

Sep 05, 2018 12:41 PM

Important Tariff Surcharge Pricing Information: June 1st, 2018

Re: Section 232 Steel Tariffs

Jun 01, 2018 04:45 PM

Tips for Pairing the Right Pulley With the Right Aircraft Cable

Peanut Butter and Jelly. Sonny and Cher. Sunday and Football. Some things were just made to go together. What about peanut butter and meatballs? Charlton Heston and Cher? Sunday and chores? True,...

May 31, 2018 09:26 AM

Aircraft Cable: Save Now and Pay Later

Math. While some of us love it, to others it was the dread of their school days. To the latter, I apologies but this is going to be a math posy. Fortunately, I’ll be doing it all on my end and I...

May 30, 2018 09:18 AM