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iSTRETCH® 1

An Electrical Conductor that Stretches 40% while Maintaining Electronic Performance

iSTRETCH Wire and Cables with connectors.
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iSTRETCH is an electrical conductor that stretches and returns to its original size. It will stretch 40% while maintaining electrical properties.

The working length of 40% allows for generous movement with a nominal pull force. When an iSTRETCH cable reaches the end of its working length, it stops expanding.

There are a variety of cable configurations available. The greater the gauge the greater the pull force needed to expand. iSTRETCH cables are designed for extended flex life. They have increased flexibility and durability over standard cables. iSTRETCH is RoHS compliant, lightweight, and washable.

iSTRETCH shielded cables are protected with a 44 AWG serve shield that promotes signal integrity. iSTRETCH is unique in the cable industry. Potential applications include medical, body function monitoring, sports (high-risk equipment), defense and aerospace (soldier-borne systems, first responders, and body-borne vest systems).

Visit SOLIDshot to see iSTRETCH in use.

The iSTRETCH Advantage

Greatly improved flex life and durability over standard cables

Up to 40% elasticity to allow for a full range of motion

Allows movement without affecting the electrical signal integrity

Unchanged current resistance as compared to standard wire

RoHS compliant

Conforms to movement when embedded in clothing

Washable

Temp Range: -35ºC to 80ºC

Elongation consistent resistance

iSTRETCH Wire and Cable Stretch Test

iSTRETCH Engineering

iSTRETCH® 3

iSTRETCH 6 Conductor, 26 Gauge with Polyurethane Jacket

iSTRETCH is available in a variety of configurations.

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iSTRETCH Technology

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Shielded iSTRETCH

iSTRETCH shielded cables are protected with a 44 AWG serve shield that promotes signal integrity.

A REVOLUTION IN POSSIBILITIES

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mCube is the provider of the world’s smallest MEMS motion sensors.

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iSTRETCH Tracer Wire

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Available in spools of 75′, 150′, 500′, 1000′, and larger

iSTRETCH Tracer Wire is engineered to eliminate the problems commonly associated with conventional tracer wire: price volatility, reliability, breakage, lightning strike damage, corrosion, and theft.

At Minnesota Wire we use proprietary composite materials in a unique spiral construction to produce iSTRETCH Tracer Wire. Our tracer wire does not contain copper.

iSTRETCH Tracer Wire gives you a new option—a reliable and cost-effective tracer wire that provides long-term protection for buried infrastructure.

Ease of Installation

Jacket finish designed for conduit pulling

Lightweight

Stretches 40% with no loss of conductivity

Works with industry-standard connectors and terminations

Industry Standards and Enviromental Compliance

RoHS and REACH Compliant

Inherently green technology that is environmentally stable

Available in spools of 75′, 150′, 500′, 1000′, and larger

Advantages

Detection

Highly detectable—easier to locate than traditional 12 and 14 AWG tracer wire

No specialized locator or detection equipment required

Rugged Design

Sacrificial “fuse” properties that arrest and localize lightning strike damage

Abrasion, crush, chemical, oil, and moisture resistant

Resistant to virtually all man-made and environmental corrosion hazards

Contact Minnesota Wire to learn more about our elastomeric iSTRETCH.

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MN WIRE CEO PAUL WAGNER SPEAKING AT THE IPC E-TEXTILES 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMIT.

IPC E-Textiles 2020 Virtual Summit, October 1-2, will consist of three educational workshops and virtual demonstrations by the University of Minnesota Wearable Technology Lab.

MN WIRE CEO PAUL WAGNER SPEAKING AT THE IPC E-TEXTILES 2020 VIRTUAL SUMMIT.

IPC E-Textiles 2020 Virtual Summit, October 1-2, will consist of three educational workshops and virtual demonstrations by the University of Minnesota Wearable Technology Lab.

iSTRETCH in Defense

5 Conductor, 26 Gauge with PV Jacket coil Assembly

Minnesota Wire has begun manufacturing 8,568 specialty coil assemblies utilizing our patented iSTRETCH wire for a defense contractor. Each of the assemblies contains a sixteen-foot, six-lead cable. The sale represents the largest single sale of iSTRETCH in the company's history!

A Revolution in Possibilities

As Seen at CES 2019

MEMS STRETCH

Think—boundless. Wrap a flex circuit around Minnesota Wire’s patented iSTRETCH, attach mCube’s MEMS-based motion sensors and experience a complete revolution.

FOCUS ON INNOVATION

iSTRETCH and The Greenland Ice Sheet

An ambitious research program involving the Greenland ice sheet will utilize Minnesota Wire’s iSTRETCH cable. The project endeavors to understand how climate is affecting the flow of the Greenland ice sheet, the second largest ice mass on the planet and the primary cause of global sea-level rise.

MN WIRE RECEIVES MINNESOTA FAMILY BUSINESS AWARD.

MN Wire is proud to announce we have received the Minnesota Family Business Award from the Twin Cities Business Magazine!

MN WIRE FEATURED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE MAGAZINE.

MN Wire has been featured in the May 2020 edition of the National Defense Magazine.

LEE EISENBRAUN: A PASSION FOR LEARNING, COMMITMENT, AND A CAN-DO ATTITUDE.

Lee Eisenbraun began working at Minnesota Wire in 2008 as a Process Technician. Lee’s natural talent and intelligence were immediately apparent, and he was promoted to Process Technician II.

R&D Funding Through the U.S. Government

 If you have an innovative concept but are leery of costly R&D, the federal government may be able to help.

Critical Steps for Developing a Successful Medical Device Interconnect Cable

Don't miss this article written by our very own Steve Pape. Steve is Minnesota Wire's Design Engineering Manager. The article first appeared in the Medical Design Briefs, January, 2016 issue. The article is loaded with solid information.

SOLIDshot

SOLIDshot is a new wearable basketball shot improvement system that utilizes Minnesota Wire's iSTRETCH. SOLIDshot tracks and records a player's arm movement. A digital readout displays information that highlights changes the shooter needs to make—improving the form and consistency of a player's shots.

Select the link and check out the video—high scores for technology!

VETERAN'S DAY MESSAGE

Each year Minnesota Wire honors local veterans. This year we created a special video, click the link below to watch it.