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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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Loos HotWire: LoosCo.com's Blog

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

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...

Dec 21, 2020 03:01 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...

Dec 08, 2020 12:30 AM

Reduce Cost and Eliminate Downtime: Exerflex Pro Fitness Cable

Dec 07, 2020 11:26 AM

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...

Dec 04, 2020 02:24 PM

Aircraft Cable Shelf Life

Oct 21, 2020 01:19 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...

Sep 01, 2020 01:45 PM

What Does it Take To Be a Qualified Producer?

We have mentioned time and time again that we are proud producers of military specification wire rope, strand, and aircraft cable. We take this responsibility very seriously, not only because we...

Jul 15, 2020 07:57 AM

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...

Jul 09, 2020 02:32 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...

Jun 12, 2020 03:51 PM