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    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on September 21, 2020



    Most of us have a startling amount of tangled cables and connectors on, below, and behind our desks. Multiply that by a hundred or even a thousand, and you have a better idea of the cables and wiring that need to be managed for machinery in an entire manufacturing facility.

    Wire and cable can be found all over a manufacturing facility. They are the life source of all power equipment and are required to fit in tight spaces, reach long distances, and still manage to not get in the way of day to day operations on the floor. The answer to all this cable chaos? Cable trays.

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    Topics: Wire and Cable Tips, Industry Insights, Bus Cables, OEM, Ethernet Cables, Cable Tray


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on August 12, 2020



    Cranes are essential to the steel-making process. They’re used for quick, safe loading and unloading of materials and they keep vehicles moving throughout the facility. Cranes also handle scrap or raw materials, liquid metal, and melting buckets. Constantly running, cranes are fully integrated into a steel mill’s processes. Here are the cranes used in the steel industry and the industrial power cables they require.

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    Topics: Reducing Downtime, Environments, Steel, Cranes


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on July 27, 2020



    In order to maintain a safe shipyard, it should be guaranteed that workers keep their workplace clean and free of unnecessary tools and materials. While this goes for any working environment, it’s especially important for shipyards. The dangers of electrocution posed by electrical systems on ships and at shipyard shore facilities is significantly high and a cluttered workspace can lead to dangers posed by unseen damage to electrical cables. Both shipyard employers and employees must be fully aware of the variety of workplace hazards and dangers.

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    Topics: Wire and Cable Tips, Shipyard, Ship repair, marine cable, Shipyard Cable, Marine Maintenance, Shipyard maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Super-Trex


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on June 25, 2020



    What is a Total Cost of Ownership?

    A total cost of ownership (TCO) is the purchase price of a product plus the cost of operations. When calculating the total cost of ownership, it exemplifies the overall value of a product over time giving you a better idea of how much something is worth.

    When gathering data to make a purchasing decision, buyers should not only consider the initial price of a product, but they should also consider the long-term price of a product which would be the TCO. The item with the lower total cost of ownership is the better value overall.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Wire and Cable Tips, Manufacturing, Preventive Maintenance, TCO, CVA, Cost Reduction


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on May 19, 2020




    When it comes to an unexpected loss of power, finding yourself in reactive mode is not where you want to be. Being prepared is the only way to keep your plant fully operational in an unexpected power outage and the ability to deploy your own supplementary temporary power is now a possibility.

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    Topics: Application Sharing, Temporary Power, Temporary Power Solutions, Emergency Power Solutions


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on April 16, 2020



    Insurance, an intangible protection from a loss, provides another intangible guarantee: peace of mind. Insurance is a safety net for when things go wrong and help manage a business’s risk. It is something that can go overlooked until tragedy strikes and you’re left with unexpected financial losses. Now think about VFD cables as your variable speed motor’s insurance policy.

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    Topics: Variable Frequency Drive, VFD, AC Motor


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on March 26, 2020



    Since 2001, CAT5e (Category 5 enhanced) has been the Ethernet cable of choice.  Operations have specified CAT5e for reliable network and industrial automation performance. After decades of using CAT5e, why would you change specifications? Ethernet cable standards have evolved and with advancing technology, the need for more bandwidth, faster speeds, and the ability to be compatible with CAT5e, improved Ethernet cables have been created. New options include CAT6, CAT6A, CAT7 or CAT7A Ethernet cables.

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    Topics: Ethernet, Ethernet Cables, CAT5e, CAT6, CAT7


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on February 24, 2020



    Whether you are new or a veteran welder, it’s important you know the differences of welding cable before starting a job. Welding cable can be a simple design. Copper strands make up the inside of the cable, while the outside is jacketed. The combination of copper stranding and jacket material, usually rubber, determines the cable’s flexibility and durability.

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    Topics: Products, Super-Trex, Welding, Welding Cable


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on January 20, 2020



    Last year was a time for growth and improvement at TPC Wire & Cable. From a year of successful advancement in acquisitions including CiCoil®, EZ Form Cable, and Pittsburgh Wire & Cable Inc. to working to expand into new markets as a company, we have accomplished a lot. Focus was not only on business success, but also our distinct culture that makes us stand out from the rest. 

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    Topics: Products, Oil & Gas, OEM, Culture


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on November 26, 2019



    THHN is the most popular type of building wire. As defined by the National Electric Code (NEC), its intended use is for construction. However, it's commonly specified by engineers in machine tools, control circuits, and some appliances. Read more to find out what the active ingredients in THHN wire are and why it may not be the best choice for the job.

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    Topics: Products, Food & Beverage, Chem-Gard

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