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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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