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North Bennington, VT, USA, August 29, 2016 – Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC. (THC), an international leader in consultation and technical training in the areas of optical cable, optical sensors, and cable/connector interface, announces the date and times they will be presenting Wayne M. Kachmar’s paper, Cable Strength Member to Connector Analysis.

The 65th IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium is being held in Providence, RI October 2-5, 2016.  IWCS organizes the International Cable & Connectivity Symposium for the exchange of information about product, material and process innovation for cabling and connectivity solutions and for the development of industry professionals through education and scholarships.  Online registration for the 2016 IWCS Conference is now open. (http://bit.ly/29gZQyF)

Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC.’s presentation by Wayne M. Kachmar is scheduled for Wednesday morning, October 5, 2016, 8:00 AM – 11:25 AM.   Mr. Kachmar will be presenting session #13.  He is the fourth presenter.  The location of the presentation will be announced at a later date.

The IWCS International Cable & Connectivity Symposium covers new technologies in wire, cable and connectivity products, processes and applications and generates over 100 papers and presentations in 20 sessions over three days.

Cable Strength Member to Connector Analysis

Abstract No.001:  Traditional cable designs for patchcord and other connectorized cables rely upon aramid yarns and conventional crimp type interfaces to provide strength member anchors.  This is both a legacy process from the earliest optical cable terminations and a departure from copper cable termination where the conductor itself added tensile strength.  Session: 13  Date and time: October 5, 2016, 8:00 AM – 11:25 AM

Future updates on paper content, appointments and IWC news can be followed @TechHorsepower.

About Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC.

Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC. (THC) is an international high technology consulting company.  THC was incorporated by Wayne Kachmar and built on his 38+ years of optical cable industry experience.  Wayne Kachmar has participated in many innovations and seen the maturing of the industry. Over the years, Wayne has been involved in many unique projects to provide optical cable in diverse environments such as the underwater ROV that penetrated the Titanic, as well as cable that is in service sensing sub-atomic particles in the Antarctic ice. Wayne developed a number of unique concepts and products using optical fibers as both information carriers and sensors where the cable became the sensor. These have included fiber laser ring gyroscope components and distributed acoustic sensors for terrestrial and underwater applications. As a principal investigator for many government sponsored projects, he has developed methods that push the state of the art in optical cable design and manufacture. Over his career, he has been able to fuse this state of the art knowledge with conventional fiber cable design to significantly cost reduce both materials and processes.  With over 50 granted patents in fiber optic cables, connectors and tools and over 60 patents published or in process, Wayne’s path to TE Connectivity started when he founded and ran Northern Lights Cable, Inc. in 1988.   He sold the company to Prestolite Wire in late 1997 continuing as division CEO until 2000. In 2000, Prestolite Wire was packaged with other holdings of the owner to become GenTek (a publicly held company), which also acquired Krone that year. Wayne’s position transitioned to Director of R&D, managing the RD&E center. In 2004, all Krone divisions were acquired by ADC who itself was acquired by TE in December 2010.  In 2012, Wayne was named a TE Fellow in electro-optic engineering based on the length and depth of his technical knowledge and accomplishments. This is the highest technical title within the TE structure with less than 20 persons worldwide out of 8000 scientists and engineers within TE.  In 2015, Wayne incorporated his consulting company Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC. and joined Fiber Optic Center, Inc. as their Optical Cable Technical Expert.

For further information contact: Technical Horsepower Consulting, LLC., 514 Oredbed Road, North Bennington, VT 05257 . Direct 802-379-1130  Email: wkachmar@focenter.com   

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