Industry Tips & Articles

We pride ourselves on being a valuable partner to our clients, whether we’re collaborating to solve a product challenge, guiding our teams through a project, or delivering a custom solution. Here is where we share articles, best practices and industry tips to help inform and guide our customers on a variety of topics.

  • The Latest Trends in the Cable and Connectors Market- Whitney Blake is known for working with customers to create the cables, cords, and connectors they need to keep ahead of market trends. But what trends are affecting the market right now? According to a report by Technavio Research, the global coaxial cables market is being driven by greater investments and spending in the aerospace,… Read More...
  • Full-Cycle Project Management- When you need help moving from prototype to marketplace, we can help. Our project managers know cables, cords, connectors, wires, harnesses and assemblies, and how to manage the entire supply chain. Our knowledge ensures the highest level of productivity. We take your ideas from conception to production, from raw material to quick-turn delivery. We work… Read More...
  • Custom Solutions & Design: Fresh Ideas & Practical Solutions- Do you have a tough problem that needs to be solved?  We have steep history in aligning our designs to meet the needs of our customers, all while ensuring solid performance and quality built on the Whitney Blake name.  When you face tough design problems, turn to Whitney Blake, where 100 years of manufacturing experience… Read More...
  • FIRE-TUFF® cables and cords keep fire professionals safe!- Firefighters have dangerous jobs as it is, but something many of us do not consider is that their communications equipment is exposed to extreme heat repeatedly. Many cables that are exposed to high temperatures often fail to protect the wires they are encasing, and fire professionals rely on the ability to communicate with their team.… Read More...
  • Case Study Blog: We Solved a Molded Spice Junction Leaky Seal with Excellent Results- One of our customers needed a military grade communication assembly that could withstand water immersion. One of the design elements gave them trouble: a molded splice junction. The original design required multiple injection molding steps but still did not create a reliable seal against water. As a result, the assembly repeatedly failed leak testing and… Read More...
  • Tips to Speed Up Your Quote Turn-Around- We’ve received numerous requests for quotes over the years and have learned that there are some quotes that get completed much faster than others. In fact, we’ve determined that if you address four specific areas thoroughly enough, you’ll expedite your quote turn-around time. Technical Drawing. A technical drawing provides all the product specs for the… Read More...
  • Whitney Blake Acquires Sonetronics-   Bellows Falls, VT: This August, Whitney Blake announced its acquisition of Sonetronics, the industry leader through its commitment to up-to-date standards of excellence in the development of military telecommunications equipment. “This acquisition demonstrates our desire for growth and diversification, a continued commitment to best serve our customers and a promise to deliver unwavering performance,”… Read More...
  • Waterproof? Dust Tight? Check the IP Code for Connectors- If you have ever wondered whether a connector is “waterproof” or “dust tight,” the International Protection Marking (IP) code gives you the details you need. What do we mean when we say Whitney Blake’s Tuff-Seal connectors are rated IP68? The code tells you that they are dust tight and can operate immersed in over 1… Read More...
  • High Temperature Cables: FT1 and Beyond- Cables that are resistant to high heat, like Whitney Blake’s Fire-Tuff, are used in many industries, including foundries, laboratories, steel or plastic processing industries, sauna construction, HVAC and refrigeration engineering, oil and gas industry, aerospace, military, and fire protection. Standards for flame resistance are set by several different agencies, including the National Fire Protection Agency… Read More...
  • Cable Assemblies: Meeting Stringent Requirements for Medical Devices- Whether for diagnostic, monitoring, therapeutic, or surgical purposes, machines have transformed many areas of medical care. As a result, the need is growing for high-quality cable assemblies used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer-assisted surgical devices, and other medical machines. These medical-grade cable assemblies must meet stringent criteria. For example, they must: Stand up to… Read More...

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