Posted on 1/23/24 11:49 AM
Cable is a sleek composite of resins and metals which are vital materials of making world-class power cords and cord sets. While dependable and durable, even essential to modern-day life, cable is also susceptible to acute bending, especially near the point where the cord exits the equipment. Underneath the smooth resinous skin of our example cord, lay three conductors of extruded copper wire. If those wires are extremely bent or otherwise damaged, the result could be loss of electrical continuity or shortened lifespan—protecting your cord’s bend radius helps maintain connectivity. And understanding your cord’s recommended minimum bend radius for cable is critical to the maintenance and longevity of the cable and the machines and equipment powering them.
Posted on 12/20/23 2:13 PM
At 7 a.m., Jess, an Interpower Level 2 molder, prepares the ENGEL injection molding machine to mold Continental European (CEE) Cord sets. The CEE plugs will be molded onto 1 mm² international cable, and Jess checks to make sure the 100-lb. CEE mold and proper steel inserts are in place. An additional team member verifies that the correct mold inserts are in place.
From Bare Wire to Eye-candy Resins—An American Electrical Cable and Cord Set Manufacturer Holds the Line
Posted on 11/21/22 8:21 AM
Before cord sets are ready to be boxed for shipping, the colorants used in the resins, and the shiny brass and alloys of blades and pins may often resemble an electrical work of art that catches the eye—especially the orange and red cord sets preferred by Australian and Denmark hospitals respectively. Or maybe it’s a clear molded plug, or a hand-wired plug where one can see inside to tell whether every wire retains electrical continuity around the stainless steel ring that binds the conductors. Even standard colors like black and gray offer a semblance of eye candy while manufactured to carry hundreds of volts to equipment across multiple environments.
Posted on 7/25/22 9:16 AM
If your electrical products are manufactured for North America or any other market outside of Europe, or if you want to buy electrical products to use outside of Europe, the European RoHS Directive Does Not Apply. The Directive applies within the European market only. Which countries represent the European market?
Posted on 3/28/22 8:51 AM
Interpower Product Development & Marketing Facility in Ames, Iowa U.S.A. Product Development In 2020, Interpower celebrated its 45th anniversary as an electrical cord set and component manufacturer. In March of 2022, the Interpower facility in Ames, Iowa, celebrated its 20th year as a Product Development and Marketing facility.