RLE Technologies uses Northwire cables for disaster prevention

  • August 21, 2013
  • Northwire Inc.
  • Case Study

August 21, 2013 – RLE Technologies builds environmental monitoring solutions for appllications ranging from Major League Baseball to national security interests. RLE has more than 7 million feet of Northwire manufactured leak detection sensing cable installed in a wide variety of systems around the globe.   RLE and NWI collaborate to design, engineer, manufacture, and support cutting edge products to protect their customers’ people and assets. While RLE manufactures all of the major monitoring controller solutions for wired and wireless monitoring of critical environments - including leak detection, facility monitoring & managements systems, and system integration, NWI provides the manufacturing support for a key input for the system: the sensing cable systems. The fluid sensing cable acts as a communications lifeline that alerts central command to the presence of water or other conductive fluids that could otherwise wreak havoc on sensitive assets.

Manufactured by Northwire for RLE, the conductive fluid sensing cable is scalable, durable, flexible, resistant to false alarms, quick to install, easy to clean and fast drying. When connected to a RLE SeaHawk single or multi-zone controller, the sensing cable assemblies detect the presence of fluid in each zone, and the controller indicates which zone is in alarm status. When connected into a SeaHawk distance read controller, the sensing cable not only determines the presence of a conductive fluid, but also pinpoints the exact location of the fluid along the cable route.   Available in standard and custom cable lengths, each end of the water leak sensor cable features mating connectors for quick and easy installation and expansion of existing leak detection systems. “Collaborating with RLE and other esteemed customers on research, test and new product development enables a more intimate appreciation of our customers’ critical-to-quality requirements and their customers as well,” expresses Kevin DePratter, Director of R&D for Northwire. “Our goal is to enhance your competitive advantage so you can win more business with your customer. For over a dozen years, our partnership with RLE has helped their customers achieve peace of mind, avoid disasters, safety issues, equipment damage, productivity downtime and loss of revenue,” elaborates DePratter.   About Northwire Cable manufacturer, Northwire, Inc., celebrating over 41 years of innovation, is a registered woman-owned small business (WOSB) with corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Osceola, Wisconsin, a professional sales & design engineering center in Carson City, Nevada and manufacturing in Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The cable engineering company is the premier partner for the design, manufacture and contract services of custom technical products including wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, injection molding, over-molding and contract engineering and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for diverse applications in life sciences, energy, mil spec, industrial, machine vision, architectural 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.

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