1X Technologies Your secret weapon custom cable manufacturer
How 1X Technologies became your
valued Cable Manufacturer...
Published on May 14, 2015
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How 1X Technologies became your valued Wire and Cable Manufacturer and
you didn't even know it
Have you ever been in a grocery store like Target or Whole Foods trying to make a
decision on which item you want to buy, and in your head you are mulling out the costs
and benefits of each item? As you’re price shopping and comparing you may notice that
the store brand product offers more benefits than the lower priced competitors while
costing less than the premium brands.
But a store brand couldn't be better than a premium brand, could it?
You decide to buy one of each to test them out for your future shopping trips.
When you get home you are delightfully surprised when you find out that the store
brand is actually as good or better than the premium brand and it was a good chunk of
The interesting fact that not many people know is even that premium brand who is
advertised and perceived as being much better than their competitors is sourcing their
manufacturing out to factories who use their designs to build the brands proprietary
products. So when we see Wal-Mart (Great Value) or Target (Up & Up) branded
products the stores are essentially doing exactly the same thing as those “premium
brands” are in making the products.
This practice of “Store Brands” is actually called Private Labeling. The item that you
bought that was as good or better than the premium brand may actually be manufactured
by the same factory that manufactures the premium brand products you were testing
The Electrical Cable Manufacturing Industry is no different than the consumer goods
Large companies who sell hundreds or thousands of products that are either produced at
their own facility or sourced out to partner contract manufacturing agreements just like
Whole Foods or Target does with their store brand goods.
Typically an Electrical Wire & Cable manufacturer will keep their most popular
products in house and source their more complicated products or orders that are going to
hold up a production line to one of their partner facilities.
It doesn't make sense for them to stop a line that produces hundreds of thousands of feet
of building wire to set it up for a custom cable that only needs a few thousands feet or
This is where 1X Technologies steps in to help
When a large manufacturing company needs a high quality, specialized cable
constructed quickly they often turn to 1X as their trusted partner.
When Wal-Mart wants to reverse engineer a product to make their Great Value brand
item just like a premium brand competitor they have to have that engineering work done
somewhere, and typically have to source the engineering to a different company than
the factory who is making the product.
When a Wire & Cable manufacturer needs this done they just tell 1X what they would
like the cable to do, and we design a product to meet their specification, and exceed
1X Technologies Wires and Cables have been performing under harsh environmental
tests of Oil & Gas, Mining, Space Exploration where the products are exposed high heat
and potentially corrosive substances regularly.
1X Produces custom harnesses and specialty cables for critical environments in data
centers where Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the lot of the worlds social media
companies hold their information.
Our Cables are trusted to perform, and while they don’t always say 1X on the jacket, we
are proud to support our partner organizations engineering and manufacturing needs.
This is how 1X Technologies has been your valued Custom and Specialty Cable
manufacturer and you didn’t even know it!
How Private Labeling Helped 1X
While offering Private labeled manufacturing has let 1X help our partners by helping
them obtain and fill orders, Private Labeling has also helped 1X Technologies.
We have grown our relationships with our partner manufacturers, helping us to build
our Master Distribution division to rival anyone in the industry when it comes to stock
on hard to find specialty cables.
When a popular factory has surplus of one of their items 1X is often able to purchase
from them at a discounted price and put the item into our stock for resale, or for use to
OEM other specialized products. In a recent case we had our distributor customer
come to us looking for a Belden item that needed a custom colored armor, to be
special lengths, and had to have the cable glands already applied. Luckily we had
the Belden item in stock that we bought surplus, and were able to design and
build the special armored cable product in just 1 week, and our customer had the
product delivered to their contractor’s job site just 8 days after ordering.
At 1X we take pride in finding the right solution for our customer, even if it means
using another company’s product to manufacture that solution!
Non Traditional Methods
The Electrical Manufacturing industry, and the Energy industry in general is one that is
steeped in tradition. The Baby boomer generation is in control of much of what happens
on the regular, and for many of them that means doing business on a flip phone with
large numbers, or only checking email in the evenings from a desktop computer.
At 1X we respect that tradition that has brought our industry to the place we are in
today, but we are set up to do business in non traditional methods. What does this
We know our Gen X and Millenial customers find value in working with a partner who
is quick to respond on platforms that are outside the realm of most industrial companies.
We get requests through the 1X Technologies Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages,
and we respond quickly. We know how valuable this is to our customers who are on
their iPhone or Android devices in the field who have an idea on their brain and need to
act quickly. We don’t need to design a special app for our customers, we already them
in the places they spend most of their time on social media. It makes doing business
easier, and makes the problem solving process much faster!
Types of Products and Services 1X Offers
1X offers over 10,000 cable and connectivity components (including fiber optics) for
applications in Computer/Networks, CATV, Industrial, Entertainment and Security, and
many other markets. 1X also manufactures signature brand products we just talked
about through private labeling, and stocks millions of feet of popular manufacturers
products in our 1X Master Distribution Division. Our people are what make the
difference at 1X, but our manufacturing abilities are vast. Here is some of what 1X can
do for you:
1X Technologies Custom Wire & Cable Products and Services
At 1X we go by a saying that, “If it can be manufactured than we can do it!” This
lets us make just about any product type you can think of and help in situations where
that particular product needs a bit of tweaking, custom markings, or needs a complete
overhaul. Our business is not in commodity products, but if your commodity cable
needs to be specialized 1X is second to none in quality and speed to manufacture! At
1X, We do it all – fast. Our turnaround time is the best in the industry. Contact us
now with your order and have your finished product in a matter of days, or just a few
weeks on more labor intensive projects.
With it being crystal clear that we can produce any wire & cable product you need, here
are some key areas 1X Technologies custom cable manufacturing can help you.
Custom Patch Cords & Wire Harnesses
• 1X Technologies has the custom Patch Cord & Harness Design and Manufacturing
expertise to satisfy even the most complicated and complex custom cable requests.
1X makes a full spectrum of data, voice and video cable harnesses and patch cords.
We offer connectivity solutions for the Medical, Electronics, Automotive, Telecom,
Mil Spec, Military, Robotics, Instrumentation, Audio, Marine, and Industrial
• 1X is THE valued partner to OEM’s & Electrical Distributors. Popular types of
patch cords and harnesses we manufacture:
• Custom Computer Cables: Internal, external, Audio/ Video, SCSI, USB, IEEE-
• RF Cable Assemblies: – Flexible RF cable assemblies, Semi-rigid, and
Conformable RF cables
• Custom Fiber Optic Patch Cords: Singlemode, Multimode, Duplex, Simplex ,
Multi-core fiber configurations, etc.
• SAS Cables and SATA Cables: Standard and Custom SATA, eSATA, SAS and
Drive Cables -external Raid connections and disk arrays as well as internal high
speed disk drive cables.
• Ribbon Cables: ATA, Serial ATA Cables, Internal Round Cable Assemblies,
Shielded Ribbon, eIDE and IDE cables
• Electro Mechanical Assemblies: Wire Panel Assemblies, Rapid Manufacturing,
Built to Specs, Design & Prototypes, Electro-mechanical harnesses, power cables,
signal and alarm.
• Network Cables and Patch Cords: Custom, fully tested patch cables, Cat 5e, Cat
6, Cat6e, Cat6a, Cat7, T1/E1 cables, T3/E3.
• Why do Customers choose 1X Technologies for their Wire Harness, Cable Harness,
and Patch Cord needs?
• RoHS Compliant Products
Custom Tray, Instrumentation, & Control Cable
• Tray, Instrumentation & control cables are used in control and power applications in
chemical plants, steel mills, industrial plants, utility substations and generating
stations, as well as commercial buildings. Two popular types of Instrumentation &
Control Cables that 1X Manufactures is 600V Tray cable and 300V Power Limited
Tray Cable. 1X Tray Cables are available with variable types of insulation and
jacketing combinations, and are designed to meet the demands of everything from
light to heavy-duty industrial applications.There are many options to choose from,
but you can get custom colored jackets and conductors, custom shields, custom
armor, and custom private label printing. 1X is your best source for Custom Flexible
Control Cable, Custom Traffic Signal Cable, Custom Substation Control Cable,
Custom Thermocouple Cable, and of course, Custom Tray Cable.
• 1X manufactures many different styles of Tray Cables including: XL-CPE, EP-CPE,
XLP-CPE, XLP-PVC, VN/VNTC, LSZH and more. Whatever insulation or jacket
type you require for your custom Instrumentation & Control Cable 1X will do it
Custom Electronic Cable
• 1X Manufactures a massive array of customized electronic wire’s and cables. Our
products are used in some of the most important electronic systems not just in the
world, but in the universe! 1X products help the space shuttle perform, and are part
of SpaceX’s new Falcon 9 transportations system. 1X makes custom electronic
cables to meet your unique needs.
• Some of our most popular electronic wire & cable types: Wire & Cable Bare Nickel
Chromium (BNC), Coaxial / Coax / Broadcast Cable, Data Grade Cable, Flat
Cable, General Line Wire and Cable, Guitar/Microphone Cable, Hook-Up
Wire, Local Area Network (LAN) Cable, Magnet Wire (PE) (SCS) (S
Therm), Multi-Conductor Cable, Multi-Pair Cable, Plenum Cable, Portable
Cordage/Lamp Cord, Process Control Cable, Security/Fire Protection
Cable, Speaker Cable
Custom Flexible Cable and Cord
• 1X manufactures specialized SOOW and SJOOW as well as many other custom
cord styles that are used in flexing applications and will make you as little as 500
feet of a custom flexible cable that is rated to withstand millions of continuous
flexes. (1X Master Distribution team also stocks Continuous Flex European
• 1X manufactures a complete line of control, data, video and power cables
specifically designed to handle the rigorous speeds and near-constant motion
encountered in automated equipment such as robots, pick and place machines,
automatic handling systems, multi-axis machine tools and conveyor systems.
1X Flexible Cord Features and Benefits
When the application demands highly flexible cables offering exceptional cable life and
performance, specify 1X Technologies.
• Key cable attributes include:
1. Reduced Cable Memory – 1X’s Unique design and neutralized cabling, results in
cables that are relaxed, with almost no memory.
2. Greater Flex Life – Superior flexibility means that these cables are able to handle
the vigorous motions and high speeds encountered in automated equipment.
3. Greater System Uptime – 1X combined specialized manufacturing techniques with
precision copper stranding and rugged insulation and jacketing compounds to
maximize the cables’ flex life and reliability.
4. No Talc Problems – Unlike the potentially harmful talc used in other cables, 1X’s
inert, non-irritating slipper compound facilitates flexing and also complies with
OSHA regulations. It’s safer for employees and operators and is less likely to
contaminate solder joints or mechanical compounds.
5. CE Conformity – 1X Flexible cables can be CE marked per the Conformite Eu. low
voltage directive, allowing European market access.
• Material Handling
• Assembly Machinery
• Packaging machinery
• Semiconductor manufacturing
• And others where the cable is subjected to continuous motion
Unique Custom Designs to solve your biggest problems Applications 1X
Continuous flex custom cables are popular with:
Specialty Mil Spec Wire / Mil Spec Cable
• 1X Technologies features one of the largest stocking inventories of wire and cable
for Mil-Spec Wire & Cable. Our experienced engineering department provides top-
notch design assistance, and our fully staffed quality test lab ensures the reliability
of our high-quality products in the field. To further guarantee mission assurance in
the products we provide, we serve on several technical and military committees, and
implement LEAN manufacturing techniques—and we’re certified to ISO9001 and
AS9100 standards. With a small minimum order requirement, our off-the-shelf
turnaround is fast and reliable.
Mil Spec Wire and Cable Specifications and Applications
• Popular 1X Mil Spec items are:
M16878, M22759, M25038, M5086, M8777, M81044, M81381, M81822, QQ-B-
575, QQ-W-343, MIL-C-17, M27500, M55021, M24640, M24643
• To accommodate our clients’ diverse applications, we offer several specification
• 1000 MCM to 40 AWG
• Single conductor discrete wires to complex composite cables
• Low temperature to high temperature (-100° C to 260° C)
• Low voltage to high voltage
• Completely Customized Mil spec cable configurations
• 1X’s Valued clients in the military and aerospace industries rely on our mil spec
wire and cable to perform within a wide array of applications. Military ground
vehicles, avionics, satellites, jet engines, and weapon systems are just a few of the
places you’ll find our cables hard at work.
Specialty High Temperature Wire & Cable
• 1X Manufactures a variety of super high temperature electrical wire and cable. 1X
products can be used in a variety of internal and external wiring situations and
applications. 1X high temperature cables can be used in environments with
temperatures exceeding 150 degree C.
• 1X Technologies makes high temperature cable products that come in a range of
materials and configurations that will work with most industrial, commercial and
household applications. 1X High temperature cables can be used in Food Warming,
vehicles, aircraft, and technologically advanced products that require wiring for high
temperature environments. With product designs available from 2 to 1000
conductors in various AWG sizes, our high temperature cable options can fit most
• 1X can help you with many types of wires with insulation utilizing FEP, PFA,
PTFE, and ETFE (Tefzel®), Kapton® Polyimide film, modified silicone rubbers,
magnesium oxide, polyurethane, mica tapes, TPE, Foamed FEP or Tefzel®,
thermoset cross-linked polyolefins, and many more. 1X conductor materials range
from; Grade A Nickel, 2% and 27% Nickel-plated or clad coppers, Tin-Plated
Copper, Silver-Plated Copper, High Strength Copper Alloys, and various other
materials used in Coaxial cables.
Custom Composite Cable
• Custom composite cables are the best way to integrate all of your wiring needs for
different applications based in common locations. Combining different types of wire
and cable within the same jacket not only speeds up installations and eliminates the
guess work in installation, but it also reduces pulling stress on the wire cutting down
on costly installation errors. 1X has the ability to give you the custom coloring of
each conductor, striping, and printing capabilities to help improve
installation.Custom Composite cables save on total project costs through the
quicker, easier, installation of one cost efficient cable.
Custom Solar & Renewable Energy Cables
• Typical Photovoltaic (PV) Wire is a PV listed UL 4703 and is either rated for 1000
Volts or 2000 Volts. The size most used is #10 AWG. So what about this is custom?
1X Manufactures solar photovoltaic wire and cables in large sizes like 500 MCM,
750 MCM, and 1000 MCM! While the typical Solar PV cables are black, 1X
manufactures colored PV wire and cable! Another option for your custom solar PV
wire is to have it double jacketed, helping it with additional heat resistance.
Speaking of heat… If you have a critical solar project that needs high heat rated PV
cable 1X manufactures cables rated over 1000 degrees celsius that will do the job!
When you’ve run out of options with your regular vendors give 1X a call for your
custom renewable energy wire and cable.
• 1X solar cables and photovoltaic wire are designed for the harsh environments of
solar energy applications-the hot and cold of climate extremes, ozone and UV
radiation, moisture, oil and direct burial. The cables use a specially formulated PVC
jacket that can withstand the potential environments without failing or degrading.
Available in a wire range from 14 to 2 AWG, the photovoltaic wires come in two
versions to meet either UL 4703 PV wire/TUV Pfg 1169 requirements or UL 4703
PV wire requirements. UL 4703 PV wire/TUV photovoltaic wires are made with
low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) materials which do not emit toxic gases when
burned. The UL PV wire products use a cross-linked polyethylene insulation and
PVC jacket. Solar cables, in sizes from 18 to 12 AWG and conductor counts from 3
to 9, are available shielded or unshielded. The TC-ER and MTW-rated cables have
an abrasion-resistant jacket. Both the PV wire and solar cable are designed
specifically for solar environments-they are sunlight and oil resistant and withstand
temperatures from -40 to +90C. The solar cables meet requirements for direct burial
Hard to find, and Non Stock Cable Sizes
• Large factories can not afford to shut down their lines to manufacture odd cable
sizes unless the customer buys a large minimum run of 10,000 to 20,000 feet. 1X is
a great secondary source to brands like Southwire, Coleman Cable, General Cable,
Nexans, AmerCable, RSCC, Philatron, Prysmian, Belden, Encore, United Copper,
Service Wire and more for your non stock cable sizes. 1X manufactures 2500
MCM, 2000 MCM, 1500 MCM, 1000 MCM, 900 MCM, 800 MCM, 700 MCM,
600 MCM, 400 MCM, 26 AWG, 28 AWG, 34 AWG, and many of these sizes only
require a small 500 or 1000 foot minimum run to make. 1X will make you what you
need, and have it on the job fast if we don’t already have what you need in stock.
(We just may!)
Send us your requirements now or give us a call at 888-651-9990 and let us get to
work on a better cable solution.
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