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Loos and Company has over 50 years of experience in the wire and cable industry. With our knowledge and experience, we can offer the highest quality products available on the market. Our general product lines and capabilities are listed above. As a manufacturer we can provide customized products for any application. If you have any questions or wish to learn more about our products and capabilities, visit our product specific pages or contact us.

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Does Lubrication Affect Cable Strength?

When comparing lubricated cable to nonlubricated cable, it may be tempting to ask yourself, “does lubrication Affect strength?” While the simple answer is no, because it does not change the...

Jun 21, 2021 09:00 AM

Three Considerations When Buying Aircraft Cable

Picking the aircraft cable best suited for your applications can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be. Understanding the importance of features of aircraft cable ensure you pick the product...

Jun 18, 2021 01:15 PM

How Durometer Impacts The Abrasion Resistance of Coated Aircraft Cable

Poly-vinyl-chloride (PVC) is the most common plastic used to jacket aircraft cable. It offers a desirable balance of cost efficiency and weatherability, making it suitable for a wide range of...

Jun 15, 2021 02:00 PM

4 Considerations When Selecting Wire Packaging

Wire is used in everything from the harsh oil and gas industry to the clean and precise medical industry. Although these two industries look for very different performance characteristics in the...

Jun 08, 2021 02:24 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...

Jun 01, 2021 01:15 PM

Safety Lock Wire: Grades, Sizes and Colors Explained

Safety lock wire, or locking wire, is a physical locking device that holds nuts, bolts, or other fasteners in place and counteracts the forces, such as vibration, that are acting upon a connecting...

May 20, 2021 01:30 PM

Common Questions for Custom Cable Assemblies

You wouldn’t buy your peanut butter in one store and your jelly in another, would you? So why should you buy your cable from one vendor and fittings from someone else? Within our 200,000 square...
Apr 29, 2021 10:15 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...

Apr 28, 2021 03:17 PM

Power Brush Wire Makes Quick Work of Surface Finishing

Power brush wire is a heavy-duty wire product that can withstand tremendous amounts of wear and tear in the field. It has a high fatigue life, which means it is able to survive the rigors of...

Apr 12, 2021 01:53 PM

Determine Drum Winding Direction: A Quick and Easy Guide

Smooth drums are a common means of handing and transportation for wire rope and cable. However, special care must be taken to ensure the cable is properly wound around the spool in order to...

Apr 01, 2021 01:53 PM