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.
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.
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.
Oil & Gas,
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.
Food & Beverage,
There are a few reasons why a company might need to shut down all or a portion of its plant, such as preventive maintenance or equipment replacement. Major maintenance shutdowns can be stressful for both maintenance and operations personnel, but with careful planning and attention to details, they can also be very rewarding. Plant shutdowns can be very costly and should be handled with a maximum amount of preparation to avoid unplanned shutdowns in the future.
Very few industries involve the complex and challenging hygienic requirements like the food and beverage industry. Over time, high-pressure sprays, high temperature water, cleaners and sanitizers can wear on electrical cables and connectors. These harsh conditions result in frequent maintenance and cable failures which can cause unwanted downtime and slower production.
Wire and Cable Tips,
Food & Beverage,
TPC provides custom engineered solutions to solve some of our customer’s biggest problems. In some cases, our cables are relied upon to complete monumental tasks quickly and safely during every use. TPC has engineered a fully molded series 22 connector with patented locking systems to prevent the connector from pulling apart along with customized deployment solutions to meet the customer’s exact needs. These engineered solutions have brought success to many customers including those in the nuclear industry and in naval shipyards.
With a rising emphasis on safety protocols in facilities, many of the products and equipment used in manufacturing plants must undergo and pass rigorous testing procedures and maintain a long list of standards. For a wide range of markets, including food processing, petrochemical, transportation, and wood pulp and paper, parts strive to carry an IP69K rating.
What is an Industrial Bus?
In computing, a bus is referred to as a communication system that transfers data between components. An example would be a USB. USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and many devices use this cable, connector, and protocol to interact with a computer.
Wire and Cable Tips,
Electric wire and cable systems are imperative to any industrial application. It's not only important to choose the correct cable for the job, it's crucial to understand the environment and the ampacity of your cable. A lack of understanding can cause your cables to fail and the entire system can come to a halt leaving you with costly downtime.
Medium Voltage Cable,