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    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on July 24, 2019



    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.

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    Topics: Application Sharing, Wire and Cable Tips, Environments, Bus Cables, Network, Industrial Cable, Ethernet


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on July 11, 2019



    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. 

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    Topics: Environments, Medium Voltage Cable, ampacity, correction factor, reeling cable, conductor


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on June 13, 2019



    The shipyard industry is full of harsh conditions that can impact the operational life of traditional electrical wire and cable.

    From welding to building cable connections to running cable for both short-and long-term power, there are a lot of cord and cable applications in a shipyard. Most importantly, all these marine cables are exposed year-round to water, extreme temperatures, and weathered by elements daily. 

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    Topics: Shipyard, Ship repair, Ship maintenance, marine cable, Shipyard Cable, Marine Maintenance, Shipyard maintenance


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on May 22, 2019



    In the mining industry exposure to abrasion, impact, vibration, and tension are common causes for cable failure. Choosing a high quality, high performance mining cable, assembly, or accessory is critical. TPC can provide tough, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)-approved products suited for the mining industry that you need in order to get the job done right.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Custom Cable, Mining


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on May 9, 2019



    Electrical tape is a common household item that can be used for more than simply insulating electrical wires. The wide variety of uses and applications requires a product that can withstand a wide range of environments. Unfortunately, the simplicity of electrical tape can fall short in industrial applications. Electrical tape relies on adhesive and adhesive fails in dirty, oily and high temperature conditions. Regular electrical tape is also thin which requires substantially more tape in order to get any level of dielectric strength or abrasion protection. The quality of tape can mean be difference between a safe fix and a severe problem.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Environments, Products, Safety, Oil & Gas, Ship maintenance


    Posted by TPC Team on April 16, 2019



    Not all wire and cable are created equally, with only a small elite group of solutions designed to withstand aggressive routine and harsh abuse. With the high price tag associated with electrical failures due to downtime and constant cord and cable replacement, it’s important to take a close look in the areas where cables are replaced most often. 

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    Topics: Application Sharing, Reducing Downtime, Environments, Engineering


    Posted by TPC Team on February 5, 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. 

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    Topics: Products, Food & Beverage, Chem-Gard


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on January 25, 2019



    There is no doubt that 2018 was a whirlwind here at TPC Wire & Cable Corp. From a year of great growth to winning our first NorthCoast 99 award to focusing in on some new markets as a company, we came out better for both our employees and our customers. Watch the below video to learn more about TPC and how we serve our customers in North America and beyond.

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    Topics: TPC Wire & Cable, TPC Wire News


    Posted by TPC Team on January 15, 2019



    Can you think of at least one area where you’re replacing electrical wires and cables often?

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    Topics: Automotive, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Mining, Wood, Paper, Pulp, Steel, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Transportation


    Posted by TPC Team on January 7, 2019




    You don't have time for downtime. As an industrial manufacturer, you are tasked with pushing your production equipment to capacity while simultaneously trying to reduce downtime. Maintenance management and service are essential for your plant to operate at the highest level possible while continuing to optimize efficiencies.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime

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