Wire and Cable Services Overview
Wire and Cable Distribution Services
WesBell started in 1988 as a distributor that bought in bulk from manufacturers and sold spools of 100’, 250’, 500’ and 1000’ at a time to customers. During that time it was a benefit to buy from WesBell because we would cut any random length the customer requested. It was normal for distributors to spool 15-20 lengths of 100’ for customers on a daily basis instead of cutting each specific length.
Wire Spiral Striping
WesBell was asked to add a spiral stripe to hook up wire after being in business for a few years, so we bought the equipment to do it for all of our customers. We accept spiral striping orders for as little as 100’ by choosing a color and a stripe color. Once you have it striped we can also perform other services on it as well (below).
WesBell started twisting wire together to help block EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). We twist it and send it to customers on 100-1000 foot spools and also cut hook up wire to length (6”) and twist two wires together.
Wire and Cable Cut to Length
Our machines cut hook up wire and small diameter cables, along with stripping the insulation off both ends. We hold tight tolerances to 1/16” and sometimes less when necessary. As the quantity of pieces increases on our website, the price will be adjusted down (per piece) as a quantity discount. WesBell is an ISO 9001 certified company that has strict quality processes in place to make sure we don’t ship product out of tolerance.
Wire Harness Assembly
Once our equipment cuts the wire, crimps the terminals and semi-strips the insulation our assemblers will follow customer data sheets in order to construct the complete wire harness assembly. We use various materials such as plastic zip ties, heat shrink tubing, plastic housing, clamps, expandable sleeving and solder. We also have numerous tooling products such as hand tools, hydraulic tools, foot pedal operated tools and various wire cutters. Our ISO 9001 QMS has processes and procedures in place to manage risk associated with creating assembly jobs that require first article approvals, quality checks throughout the assembly process and final quality control signatures from management before shipping.
Wire and Cable Tin Dipping
Once hook up wire is cut to length the copper strands can fray when bumped, handled, bagged and shipped. In order to avoid fraying we can “semi-strip” the insulation by leaving the small cut insulation on the end of the wire, which can be easily pulled off by hand. We can also remove the small piece of insulation and tin dip the copper wire into solder. The solder will hold all of the copper strands together as one and allow for a better connection when soldering it to the application.
Single Conductor Portable Cord with Burndy Lugs
Single conductor portable cord is welding cable, DLO cable, Type W, Stage Lighting cable and Super Vu-Tron Welding cable. We cut it to the requested length and crimp Burndy Lugs to one end or both ends depending on the request. We can also add heat shrink tubing to cover the transition between insulation and lug if needed.
Multiconductor Portable Cord Preparation
As you’re checking out with you purchase of multiconductor portable cord you can also purchase our services of cutting it to length, removing the outer jacket on both ends, and stripping the insulation from each conductor. Be sure to add some notes as to exact dimensions, tolerances and other requirements you might have.
Multiconductor Electronic Cable Preparation
As you’re checking out with you purchase of multiconductor electronic cable you can also purchase our services of cutting it to length, removing the outer jacket on both ends, stripping the insulation from each conductor, and tin-dipping each conductor so that the copper strands don’t fray. Be sure to add some notes as to exact dimensions, tolerances and other requirements you might have.