The Most Flexible Welding Cable

We pride ourselves in being the manufacturer of the industry’s best welding cable, ToughFlex, and the reasons that cable continues to be the best-selling cable on the market. Many of those qualities overlap onto our other welding cables – such as how we draw our own copper for superior material control you can trust, having over 60 years of history in manufacturing cable to perfect our products for higher quality and our vigorous testing regimens we put all products through to create products you can thoroughly rely on. In this post, we want to share about our sister welding cable of ToughFlex – FlexWhip

FlexWhip is th most flexible welding cable on the market. Where our standard, ToughFlex is already extremely flexible, FlexWhip takes it even further.  Let us explain how.

What Makes FlexWhip™ Flexible? 

The major difference between ToughFlex and FlexWhip is that ThoughFlex is a 30 (0.010) gauge bare copper conductor whereas FlexWhip we draw down even finer to Class M stranding which is 34-gauge bare copper conductor. This extra drawing of the copper makes the cable even more flexible than its competition.  The design of FlexWhip welding cable provides superior flexibility which is helpful in giving you ultra flexibility when needed where leads, stingers/ whips, and grounds are used.  

Flexible, but also Durable? 

Our process of heating the copper rod and drawing it, allowing it to cool slowly, removes internal stresses and toughens it while also increasing its flexibility through how fine a gauge we make the copper strands. The result – a cable you can twist, bend, and move with ease because of its high flexibility that can equally withstand the harsh environments welding often requires.  

Safety is a big deal when it comes to selecting the welding cable you choose, and we take that seriously. We understand that the more flexible and fine the copper strand becomes, the more we need to assure the cable’s safety. There are serious safety issues if stranding is uneven, too thin, or prone to break, which definitely needs to be understood by the manufacturer you choose when buying a product like this from. That’s why we share with all of our customers the vigorous testing FlexWhip undergoes and the certifications it holds to assure its safety, reliability, and durability 

What Makes FlexWhip™ Better than the Competition? 

It took us years, but through vigorous testing and refining, we have created an ultra-flexible yet just as durable welding cable that touts unmatched reliability compared to the competition in the market. Combine that with our numerous customization options, Kalas’ 60+ year history of manufacturing, and our excellent customer service and you have a product that rises above the other options.  

Durability: 

Here’s what gives FlexWhip its sustained durability. First, it is insulated with a high-grade RoHS compliant EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) jacket proven to resist cuts, tears, abrasion, grease, oil, water, and flame. It also has a paper separator to enhance stripability. FlexWhip™ has an operating temperatures range from -50°C to + 105°C, is rated to 600 Volts, and meets the National Electrical Code article 630 for electric welders and UL VW-1 flame test outlined in UL1581. We want to provide the fool-proof assurance you need when selecting the flexible welding cable you buy that you’ll receive a reliable product every time you buy FlexWhip. 

Customization & Options: 

We offer FlexWhip in gauges, #2 – 2/0, in the industry-standard orange jacket signifying flexible whip cableFlexWhip comes standard in 250 ft. and 500 ft. Reels, making those lengths easy to ship and get in-hands quickly while also offering custom lengths upon request. Each cable is sequentially marked with the option to customize the print legend and even use PermaPrint™ indent print which will not wear off. We offer custom packing of all welding cable giving you the option to purchase cable coiled, boxed, or shrink-wrapped in 25, 50, or 100 ft. Lengths. And one of the things that makes us unique is we also offer fully finished assemblies. You can order FlexWhip in the unique configuration your work requires with Lenco & Tweco connectors creating the custom ultra-flexible welding lead you are looking for. 

Conclusion 

We hope that reading through this helps you understand the difference between FlexWhip and ToughFlex while also revealing several reasons why FlexWhip rises to the top when it comes to selecting an extremely flexible whip cable. If you have any questions about FlexWhip or any other product we sell, reach out and one of our kind, intelligent proactive customer support team members will get back to you quickly. If you’re ready to begin your journey of better cable and service, you can fill out our request a quote form today.  Next time you’re in need of an ultra flex welding cable – shop FlexWhip™ for the best performance every time!

For indepth details and specifications, visit our FlexWhipinformation and read our product data sheet.  

Visit our Welding Cable Industry Pages for More Information:

We look forward to serving you and providing you with a better cable and ordering experience! 

FlexWhip™ REel

FlexWhip™ Welding Cable

We stock 250 ft. and 500 ft. reels, making orders in those increments extremely easy to ship right out the door quickly including cut lengths in 25’ increments.

FlexWhip™ The Welding Industry's Most Flexible Orange Welding Cable

Welding Cable Assemblies

We offer full-service completion of assemblies so customers can buy finished whips, leads, and grounds right from us in a wide array of welding connectors from top brands such as Lenco and Tweco.

Colored ToughFlex™ Welding Cable

Customization

FlexWhip™ comes in #2 – 2/0 and a vast array of possibilities for customization. Custom lengths, print legend, packaging, and more.

Industry’s Best Welding Cable

We know it’s a tall claim – claiming our ToughFlex™ welding cable is the industry best. We stand behind that statement. By the end of this article we are confident you will too.

What Makes a Welding Cable Quality?

When it comes to welding, there are many critical qualities important for choosing the best welding cable for your job. Here we cover the top components of a quality welding cable:

Durability

Your cable needs to be durable. If not, you are looking at serious hazards. ToughFlex™ cable is jacketed with EPDM that resists cuts, tears, abrasion, grease, oil, water, and flame – tested to prove its long-lasting durability.

Safety

If you don’t know your welding cable’s safety ratings, you put end-users of the cable at risk. ToughFlex™ is rated to meet National Electrical Code Article 630 electric welders with operational temperature ranges from -40C to 105C. Meets UL VW-1 flame test as outlined in UL1581.

Conductivity

Once you have durability & safety covered, then you want the benefits of high conductivity. ToughFlex™ is manufactured with high-quality annealed 30-gauge bare copper conductor – making its conductivity top-notch!

Flexible

Along with excellent conductivity, you don’t want to sacrifice ease of use. ToughFlex™ comes with both exceptional conductivity and high flexibility. A combination of our copper stranding and EPDM jacket allows superior flexibility above other welding cables.

What Makes ToughFlex™ The Industry’s Best Welding Cable?

ToughFlex™ meets all the criteria above as we touched on already. This is why we believe it has continued to be the best-selling welding cable available and are confidient it will continue to do so.

ToughFlex™ is extremely durable. It is jacketed with an EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). This synthetic rubber jacket excels in resistance allowing ToughFlex™ to prevent cuts, tears & abrasion and withstand grease, oil, water, and flame.

ToughFlex™ undergoes intense testing and analysis proving its safety for welding. ToughFlex™ is rated to 600 Volts, meets the National Electrical Code article 630 electric welders, and UL VW-1 flame test outlined in UL1581. Along with the extensive testing, Kalas’ has more than 60 years in manufacturing copper wire & cable, touting a history of expertise. Therefore we are able to put our customers’ minds at ease by knowing they are receiving a product manufactured by experts in the field.

One of the top reasons ToughFlex™ is the best welding cable is its conductor – our copper. It’s Annealed 30 (0.010) gauge bare copper conductor with class K stranding. We start with 5/16” copper rod and with our rod mill we are able to draw down the copper to a finished gauge ready for jacketing. This gives Kalas complete control of the quality, efficacy, and craftsmanship of each product. The fine Annealed 30 gauge (0.010) bare copper conductor makes ToughFlex™ extremely flexible and easy to work with, coil and store. At Kalas, we are proud of our manufacturing process and the complete control it offers to our customers.

Lastly, something Kalas offers through owning the manufacturing process of our cables – is options in lengths, colors, packaging, finishing, and more. So whether you are looking for bulk welding cable or a bulk order of welding cable leads and extensions, we offer that. ToughFlex™ comes in #6 – 250MCM and virtually endless possibilities of customization. We offer ToughFlex™ in the standard black along with Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow jacket colors. We stock 250 ft. and 500 ft. reels, making orders in those increments extremely easy to ship right out the door including cut lengths in 25’ increments. Some colors and gauges are made to order or not stocked items, so reach out to the Sales team for ordering.

We also offer full-service completion of assemblies so customers can buy finished whips, leads, and grounds right from us in a wide array of welding connectors from top brands such as Lenco and Tweco. You can also order custom packaging for distributors – uncrushable boxes, coils in shrink wrap bags, and large reels are all available options. Want to customize your cable even further? You can order custom print legend and even indent print that will not rub or wear off.

So, whether you are looking for a custom welding extension cut and ready to weld, or bulk welding cable reels you can use for various applications, we are here to support you. Reach out to our customer support team who are ready and able to support every need large and small. Have questions? Fill out our contact form and our sharp & caring team members will answer them. Ready to have a welding cable you can trust to do the job, suit your needs, and not fail you? Reach out through our request a quote form today!

We look forward to supplying your welding cable needs and satisfying your desire for a cable that is better than the rest!

Looking for orange jacketed welding cable with even greater flexibility? Check out our FlexWhip™.

Kalas ToughFlex™ Reel

ToughFlex™ Welding Cable

We stock 250 ft. and 500 ft. reels, making orders in those increments extremely easy to ship right out the door quickly including cut lengths in 25’ increments.

ToughFlex™ Kalas Welding Cable

Welding Cable Assemblies

We offer full-service completion of assemblies so customers can buy finished whips, leads, and grounds right from us in a wide array of welding connectors from top brands such as Lenco and Tweco.

Colored ToughFlex™ Welding Cable

Colored Welding Cable

ToughFlex™ comes in #6 – 250MCM and virtually endless possibilities of customization. Available in the standard black along with Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow jacket colors.

Happy Holidays from Kalas – 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, we want to wish all of our customers and Kalas family and healthy & joyful holiday. It’s been an eventful two years. We are extremely grateful to be able to serve our customers through this time with clarity & quality and we couldn’t do it without each caring & dependable member of our Kalas Family. 

Our Kalas associates were invited to enter their children’s drawings to be chosen as our holiday cards this year. To wish everyone a happy holiday, we selected two winners from the cheery entries to send out as our official holiday card.  

Congratulations to the winners –

  • Hannah Tobias, Grade 6, daughter of Roxanne Welsh, Lancaster plant 2nd shift Production Supervisor (Merry Christmas Card)

  • Alexis Bair, Grade 4, daughter of Jaime Bair, Lancaster plant 3rd shift Production Supervisor (holiday wreath & snowy scene)

We hope these cards bring you a smile this season. Thank you to all who entered their drawings! 

Have a wonderful holiday & we wish you a happy New Year!

Kalas Exhibits at FABTECH 2021 in Chicago

This week Kalas exhibits at the FABTECH Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

After one year hiatus due to Covid-19, it’s s great opportunity to meet our Kalas team, see the quality of our products in person and browse the wide range of first-class suppliers in the metal forming, fabricating, and welding industry.

Stop by to see the Kalas team in booth B33034. The show runs today, September 13, through Thursday, September 16. You can view events and speakers live at fabtechexpo.com as well as find details about the show.

We are excited for the chance to bring our products and our exceptional customer service to Chicago this week to reach more of our Kalas partners and meet attendees looking for quality welding cable with reliable programs that suit their needs. Can’t wait to see attendees there! 

 

Honoring Over 1,000 Years of Service at Kalas

This past year of social distancing and safety precautions meant putting a pause on any in-person gatherings. Before 2020, we would celebrate several times a year our associates who had reached milestone anniversaries of working at Kalas. It had been over one year since Kalas had the chance to gather all associates who reached a service anniversary of 5 years or more.

With the return of safely being together, our HR team coordinated a big two-day celebration for all of our associates who reached a memorable anniversary during 2020 and this first half of 2021. Under a big tent, we invited all honorees and their supervisors for a time of celebration to honor and recognize their presence as a part of the Kalas family. During both events, each honoree was specially thanked and was given space to share if they wanted memories or comments from their time with Kalas. It was so heart-warming to hear repeated how many of our long-tenured associates truly considered Kalas a family. There were also special memories shared of how much change had been seen over some 30-40+ years with Kalas.

We are humbled and grateful for each individual we get to call family and especially want to thank those who surpassed a meaningful anniversary over this past year and a half. Please read through the names below, congratulate and thank them for their time, and enjoy the photos from our corporate celebration.

Thank you, honorees! We are so grateful we get to call you family.

Below is a list of our honorees recognized alongside the number of years they have been a part of our Kalas family:

DAVID HACKMAN 40
CRAIG HERSHEY 40
GREGORY SMITH 35
KIMBERLY WEACHTER 35
DANIEL FRITZ 35
TERRY SHREINER 35
MARK NAUMANN 35
TIMOTHY GARDECKI 30
STEPHEN FRITZ 30
PHILIP ENTERLINE 30
CHERYLL HIGH 30
STEVEN REINHART 30
NGIA KHA 25
ROBERT LUDWIG 25
TAMMY WENRICH 25
JANET EBERLY 25
SHERRI EBBERT 20
SHANE BERGMAN 20
JULIAN MUNOZ 20
PAUL SWEIGART 20
JAIME BAIR 20
GWENDOLYN WAGNER 15
EDWIN GUTIERREZ CORREA 15
CASPER HANG 15
JUAN DIAZ 15
LANCE ELTZ 15
JAMES ROMAN 15
LEGAYEUR CELISSAINT 15
MIA YVETTE CRAFT 15
JENNIFER JOHNS 15
HOUA SCOTT KUE 15
JANELLE ZWALLY 15
NYDIA ACEVEDO-GALVAN 15
LIZETTE VELEZ-COLLAZO 15
TRAVIS WEITZEL 15
JOHN PRICE 15
SONYA SIMS 10
CINDY PELKER 10
BRIAN MITCHELL 10
MICHAEL MORGAN 10
MATTHEW BACK 10
LISA MARIE MARTZALL 10
ALEX MERCER 10
ANDREW STONE 10
MAXINE LEE KURTZ 10
ANGELICA PENA 10
LUE VANG 10
KYM CALABRETTA 10
COLIN STARKS 10
RICHARD SCHWEITZER 10
TERRY TEMPLIN 10
ERIC DOTSON 10
DONNA HENRETTY 10
DAVID BOERNER 10
RONALD SHANK 10
CARLA SWEIGART 10
CHRISTIAN MAY 10
SHELLY ACEVEDO 10
ERIK WEITZEL 10
CAMERON WOYURKA 10
GARY BOYER 10
CYNTHIA DEA HOFFNER 10
KELLY SHIRK 10
CHRISTIAN NIETO 5
EVELYN DAVID 5
CHRISTOPHER FISHER 5
JERRY HARTWELL 5
JEFFERY CHAAPEL 5
EDWIN SILVA 5
ROXANNE WELSH 5
LUKE LONABERGER 5
AMADOU GARBA 5
DANIEL BARDSLEY 5
PATRICIA HOBBS 5
JESSE FOULK 5
WESLEY MORALES 5
OMAYRA GONZALEZ 5
VERONICA JOHNSON 5
STEVEN ENSOR 5
GEORGE HITCHENS 5
JOHN PORTILLO 5

If you’d like to work at a place that feels like family and celebrates your milestones:

Apply today to join the Kalas family!

Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition
Kalas Manufacturing Honoring and Celebrating Associates - Employee Recognition

2020 Kalas Christmas Card Designs

This year we once again went to our associates to design our 2020 Kalas Christmas card designs. We opened the contest to all associates with dependent children to create and send in drawings to be selected. The entries were all adorable and we are grateful for each child who created a design as well as for the associates who participated. It was a treat to see them come in!

This year we selected 2 card designs and made equal quantities of each to send to our associates, customers & community to say Happy Holidays and how thankful we are for each of them.

Congratulations to the winners –

  • Easton Hall, age 5, son of Dan Hall, Kalas plant 2 Supervisor who drew the snowman
  • Alexis Bair, age 8, daughter of Jamie Bair, Kalas Lancaster Supervisor who drew the reindeer

We hope each and every recipient of our holiday cards this year and every person reading this blog post has a safe, joyful, and healthy holiday. Here’s to making the most of the season in this unique year and toasting to a great start to 2021!

2020 Kalas Christmas Card Designs