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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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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

3 Reasons to Get ISO Certified

In the years since Loos and Company got its start and we set out to be the finest wire and wire rope manufacturer, we have diversified quite a bit. From a business that focused mainly on aircraft...

Apr 20, 2021 12:30 AM

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

What are the Colored Threads in my Cable?

Here at the Hotwire, we often find ourselves clarifying questions that customers have about our products. The other day, we received this question:

Mar 10, 2021 09:30 AM

What are the Requirements for Domestic Wire Rope?

 Whether you are looking for Mil-Spec wire rope, domestic wire rope, or wire rope which conforms to the Buy American Act, Loos and Company has what you need. In the infographic below, we explain...

Mar 04, 2021 03:59 PM

The Aircraft Cable Magnet Test

Feb 16, 2021 09:18 AM

Upcoming Changes to the Buy American Act: Steel Cable and Wire Rope

UNDERSTANDING HOW RECENT CHANGES TO THE BUY AMERICAN ACT WILL AFFECT THE QUALIFICATION THRESHOLD OF AMERICAN MADE STAINLESS STEEL AIRCRAFT CABLE AND WIRE ROPE  

Feb 15, 2021 03:24 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...

Dec 30, 2020 03:59 PM