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Electro Wire connects rail industry with cable needs

Posted on June 17, 2015 by METRO Staff

Exane is used to perform all electrical functions, including power, control, instrumentation and data transmission on the rail vehicle.
Exane is used to perform all electrical functions, including power, control, instrumentation and data transmission on the rail vehicle.

Electro Wire, a division of EIS Inc., is the leading supplier of Exane insulated wire and cable in the U.S. “Our extensive footprint of stocking locations across the country allow us to ship quickly and economically,” says Kevin McNamara, VP, Genuine Cable Group, the parent company of Electro Wire. Over the past 36-plus years, the company has established lasting relationships with most of the leading rail and transit companies and subcontractors, he adds.  

Exane is the preferred electrical wire and cable for use in wiring transit vehicles of all kinds, including heavy and light rail, push-pull cars, airport peoplemovers, and high-power locomotives for both passenger and freight service. It is used to perform all electrical functions, including power, control, instrumentation and data transmission on the vehicle.

Made from a proprietary irradiation cross-linked polyolefin compound (XLPO), Exane exceeds all of the physical and electrical requirements including the flame, smoke and toxicity of the NFPA 130, AAR-5-501 and RP-585 rail/transit industry specifications.

In addition to its Exane wire and cable inventories, Electro Wire has an in-house cable assembly division, which designs, tests and manufactures assemblies to meet customers’ most exacting standards. Services offered include prototype, specialized low-volume, quick-turn, high-volume and end-of-life phases of production, McNamara says.

Electro Wire can take customer ideas from the design stage through testing, as well as build to existing specs and prints. Its facilities, automated equipment and lean manufacturing process reduce labor content and minimize waste resulting in significant cost savings for standard or custom cable assemblies, box builds or other electromechanical builds.

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