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Northwire’s Marine Shipboard RIG Cable Advances with Extreme Frigid Flex

Marine Shipboard RIG Cable meeting arctic temperature, flexibility and weatherometer performance requirements.

Osceola, WI, June 24, 2012 --( Custom cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc. (NWI), announced today their next generation of Marine Shipboard RIG wire and cable. Northwire-NWI Lab360 is the premier partner for the design and manufacture of custom technical wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses and contract manufacturing for diverse markets. NWI Lab360 leverages professional certifications in Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management and the American Society for Quality to optimize design, manufacturing and quality to achieve the shortest lead times for any volume.

“Customers’ challenged Northwire to develop a custom cable solution suited for arctic conditions that has superior flexibility and longer life expectancy,” explains Kevin DePratter, director of research and development. “Our customers’ remote applications require reliability and extreme performance in sub-zero temperatures. Northwire is pleased to offer another premier custom cable solution to our valued customers that meet four top tier approvals and 1,000 hour weatherometer compliance to ensure the longest product life,” says DePratter.

Northwire’s Extreme Frigid Flex Marine Shipboard RIG cable offers superior bend flexibility across the dynamic temperature range of -60°C to 105°C. Options for shield, over-braid, foil, composite and custom designs for 300 volt signal, 600 and 1,000 volt control and low power distribution are available. Gauge range 22 – 2 AWG, over-mold and assembly compatible and can be coiled for retractile marine wire and cable applications. REACH and RoHS2 compliant, approvals include UL 1309, CSA 245, IEEE 1580 and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). Approved for all colors, visual identification aids wire and cable installers. Abnormal low temperature impact of -40°C, oil resistant to marine standards, weld slag, water and UV, Northwire’s next generation Marine Shipboard RIG wire and cable is ideally suited for applications in cold climates where extreme performance is required, space is limited and reliability is paramount, including marine environments, for offshore and fixed oil rig cable and oil rig wiring needs and onboard marine vessels, fixed or floating offshore structures where marine grade wire and cable is required.

As a leading custom cable manufacturer and wire company, Northwire delivers same day custom products, any volume, quotes in 24 hours or less, rapid solutions for connectors, assemblies, harnesses and contract manufacturing available upon request. Call customer care at 800.468.1516 or click for a quote.

Northwire is ISO 13485:2003- and ISO 9001:2008-certified and is engaged in professional company-wide certifications in Six SigmaÒ, Lean, Project Management, and American Society for Quality. The company’s quality control laboratory is a self-qualified CSA testing facility under ISO 17025. This laboratory subjects the company’s wire and cable products to tests that surpass real-world conditions, including the extremes of bending, flexing, flame, impact, crush, oil, and temperature resistance. ITAR registered, Northwire’s CAGE Code is 7V821. Northwire also maintains various UL, CSA, IEEE, SAE, MSHA and ABS approvals and works closely with strategic supply chain partners to offer FDA-approved and RoHS2- and REACH-compliant and food grade materials.

Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 40 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, harnesses and contract manufacturing for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, government, industrial, machine vision, lighting, underwater, and more. Northwire is a member of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association), NCMA (National Contract Management Association), RIA (Robotics Industries Association), AIA (Automated Imaging Association), Fieldbus Foundation, ODVA (Open DeviceNet Vendors Associations) and WAI (Wire Association International), among others. For more information, visit
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