Kalas Foundation Donates Hand Sanitizer

The Kalas Foundation was established in 2009 to ensure a steady stream of financial assistance remained available – in good times and bad – to support the agencies throughout the communities in which the associates of Kalas Wire & Cable lived and worked. At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to prioritize our 2020 disbursements specifically to causes & people impacted by the virus and preventing its spread.

Most recently, we have purchased 500 gallons of hand sanitizer and filled 900 bottles for their distribution. Pictured below, is our recent donation to Declaration House and Real Life Ministries, who were grateful to have the ability to safely distribute food to families in need. The Kalas Foundation is honored to be able to partner for this very worthwhile community cause.

If you should have a request for hand sanitizer for a community organization in Lancaster or Berks counties, please email KYM at kcalabretta@kalaswire.come or RACHEL at rlheisey@kalaswire.com and together, we can improve the lives we touch!

The Kalas Foundation
Kalas Foundation donates hand sanitizer
Kalas Foundation donates hand sanitizer

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 to ToughFlex – FlexWhipFlexWhip is our most flexible welding cable. Where our standard, ToughFlex is already extremely flexible, FlexWhip takes it even further.  

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 conductorThe design of FlexWhip welding cable provides superior flexibility, 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 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 which can equally withstand the harsh environments welding can often require.  

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 copper strand becomes, the more assured customers need to be of 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 to buy 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 extremely 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 it’s 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. It’s our hope that that provides the fool-proof assurance you need when selecting your flexible welding cable 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 is 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 assembly you desire. 

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 a very 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.  

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 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.

Kalas Receives Bronze Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process Award from CAT

Kalas is honored to receive, from our valued partner Caterpillar, the Bronze Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) award in 2020. Kalas provides cable products that power Caterpillar equipment around the world and across a variety of vehicle platforms.

Caterpillar’s SQEP certification recognizes their supplier’s dedication to providing superior quality and is only awarded to companies that demonstrate measurable world-class performance on an ongoing basis. Each year, suppliers are evaluated with increasingly strict criteria for distinguishing outstanding supplier quality performance, exceptional service, delivery performance and continuous improvement.

We are grateful for the opportunity to service Caterpillar as a trusted member of their strategic supply plan, and it is with pride that we accept this prestigious award and commit to upholding the standards which achieved it.

Ready to learn more or start to order your superior quality cable products?

Visit our Bulk Wire & Cable Products to learn more about each industry we serve with bulk wire & cable. Visit our Terminated Battery Cables section of our website to learn the capabilities we offer. The options are endless. We are able to create the exact cables you need with the quality that gives you peace of mind and the customer service that helps every step of the way.

Questions? Reach out through our Contact Us form. If you’d like to inquire about specific products and receive a quote, fill out our Request a Quote Form. We look forward to serving all of our customers as thoroughly as we serve CAT while consistently improving for better and better service! 

Do You Have Questions About Kalas or Our Products? We'd love to help.

Let us know what you need & how we can serve you best. We love new challenges and are able to create the wire or cable product you need. Reach out today!

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, and by the end of this article we are confident you will too.

What Makes Up a Quality Welding Cable?

When it comes to welding, there are many critical qualities important for choosing the best welding cable for your job.

Durability

EPDM jacket resists cuts, tears, abrasion, grease, oil, water, and flame.

Safety

National Electrical Code Article 630 electric welders. Operational temperature ranges from -40C to 105C. Meets UL VW-1 flame test as outlined in UL1581.

Conductivity

High quality annealed 30-gauge bare copper conductor.

Flexible

A combination of our copper stranding and EPDM jacket allows superior flexibility.

 

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

ToughFlex™ meets all the criteria above plus more which we will share here. This is why we believe it’s also continued to be the best-selling welding cable available.

First, 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.

Second, 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. 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 quickly including cut lengths in 25’ increments. 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. We also offer custom packaging for distributors – uncrushable boxes, coils in shrink wrap bags, and large reels. We also offer custom print legend and even indent print which will not rub or wear off.

So, whether you are looking for a custom assembly cut and ready to weld, or bulk welding cable 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 team members will answer them. Ready to have 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!

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.

Foundation Makes Masks for All Associates Possible

The Kalas Foundation is proud to share their latest initiative in response to the outbreak of Covid-19.  In an effort to ensure the safety & protect the health of our valued associates, the Foundation has partnered with the local Lancaster Unit of Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) to offer free, handmade masks to all Kalas employees. The team of 20 volunteers from MDS has been producing 21,000 masks every 72 hours – and all complete while safely practicing social distancing!

The Kalas Foundation began distributing the masks Wednesday, April 15, right before the statewide announcement that face coverings would be mandatory to all Kalas facilities throughout Lancaster and Denver, PA. We are grateful for the prompt response and call to action of all the MDS volunteers: cutting fabric, sewing masks, collating orders and delivering masks to nursing homes, daycare centers, hospitals, businesses and private households.

Mennonite Disaster Service is a volunteer network that responds to provide relief to disaster events throughout the United States and Canada. The local Lancaster Unit is based out of their Lititz, PA location, but the mask effort extends throughout the country. For more information or to lend your support, visit https://mds.mennonite.net/covid-19-volunteers-in-action/

The Kalas Foundation is grateful to lend its support to MDS and extends HEARTFELT THANKS for the good work they are doing to keep people healthy!

Kalas Foundation Supports Girl Scout Junior Troop

The Girls Scouts is a global organization started in 1912 as an “inclusive, all-female environment…(that) creates a safe space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and just be themselves.” The 1.7 million girls within its membership rely heavily on the annual Cookie Program, which funds the various programs, enrichment and experiences they plan each year.

The spread of Covid-19 created unforeseen challenges to the annual cookie sale. Cocalico Area Girl Scout Junior Troop 70514 received their allotment of cookies just as local business and retailers were being closed in compliance with state laws to keep residents at home and out of public spaces. Unfortunately, this also meant the Troop was left with more than eighty cases of cookies and no immediate outlet to sell them.

The Kalas Foundation saw the opportunity to lend support to a local agency in need. On Monday, April 6, they coordinated the purchase of (38) cases of cookies to distribute to their valued associates. This created a tasty solution to the cookie problem and satisfied customers on both sides of the deal! The Kalas Foundation is grateful to lend its support to Junior Troop 70514 and appreciates the investment the Girl Scout organization worldwide makes into building strong & confident female leaders for the next generation and beyond.

For anyone interested, you can lend your support to Girls Scout Council by visiting https://www.gshpa.org/