Check out an excerpt below from Loos & Co.’s latest HotWire Blog
“Have you ever seen statements such as, “Meets the strength requirement of MIL-DTL-83420?” We have, and it’s those statements that confuse the consumer. Wire rope catalogs and websites are plastered in them. This is a claim we find very harmful, as it is meant to confuse the end user. Most of the time, cable that is being advertised this way is commercial grade aircraft cable that does not meet MIL-DTL-83420.”
“You can protect yourself from this, and here are a few pointers to assist you. If an aircraft cable truly is a military specification aircraft cable, it has been built by a Qualified Producer (see military specifications Qualified Producers Lists) to meet particular performance requirements. The cable has passed several levels of strength and endurance testing to achieve the military specification designation.”
To read the full article, visit Loos’ HotWire Blog.
Featured in the May/June 2013 Issue of Wire Rope Exchange
By: Peter Hildebrandt
For Connecticut manufacturer, the sky’s the limit
Wire rope manufacturer Loos & Co., Inc., is nestled in the quiet northeast corner of Connecticut. But that fact has done nothing to keep the firm from being right in the thick of things with respect to the industry’s latest developments and technologies. Since its humble beginnings in 1958 – in a garage in Pomfret, CT, the company has grown by continuing to produce quality wire rope products for over half a century.
A.W. “Gus” Loos and his wife, Joan, founded the firm by initially reselling cable, and then purchasing the machinery needed for manufacturing cable, jacketing cable, and producing cable assemblies. Today, the Loos & Company operations in Connecticut measure 220,000 square feet and employ approximately 300 people, manufacturing products that are used in aerospace, military, and commercial applications, including aircraft flight controls, elevators, fitness equipment, rigging, and scaffolding operations. Continue reading
Coming soon, Loos & Company customers can expect to see cable products arriving on reels with a new design. After a long and storied history shipping aircraft cable and wire rope on solid red flanged reels, the company has decided to make an update.
Starting in mid-June, Loos & Company reels will have a brand new look to them, moving from the familiar fully painted red flange to one comprised of two horizontal red stripes.
“We’re excited about this change,” says Sales & Marketing Manager Robert Davis. “Our old reels were always very recognizable, and our new design should be no different. These reels have a fresh new look that will be instantly visible in our customers’ warehouses.” Join us in celebrating our fresh new look. Visit www.loosco.com/newlook or contact a Product Manager for a complete overview of the design changes.