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TPC Wire & Cable Blog

Posted by TPC Team on October 17, 2023

Industrial automation has revolutionized manufacturing and production processes across various industries. Different forms of automation technologies play crucial roles in enhancing efficiency, precision, and control. In this blog, we'll explore four key types of industrial automation: Robotics, PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems, and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines, along with their applications. 

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Posted by TPC Team on October 9, 2023

To handle medium voltage safely and efficiently, it's essential to have a thorough understanding of the various cable types and designations. While they may appear similar, recognizing the crucial differences between them can mitigate potential hazards and enable you to choose the right cables that meet your specific requirements.

Medium voltage applications require cables that are designed specifically to handle voltages ranging from 5kV to 35kV, sometimes called Type-MV, Type-SH, and Type MV with concentric neutrals. Let's examine each of these three medium voltage cables more closely and go over the similarities and differences between them.

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Topics: Temporary Power, Industry Insights, Utility Industry, Medium Voltage Cable

Posted by TPC Team on September 19, 2023

As the shipping industry faces increasingly stringent environmental regulations, shore power provides a sustainable solution to meet emission reduction targets and comply with local, regional, and international environmental laws. Shore power contributes to global efforts to alleviate climate change and limit its impact on the environment. Let’s break down what is shore power and what are the benefits.

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Posted by TPC Team on August 15, 2023

Mobile STATCOM (Static Synchronous Compensator) systems are compact, portable units designed to provide reactive power support to the grid. They are used to stabilize voltage levels and reduce power losses in the transmission and distribution networks, particularly during periods of high demand or when there is a fault in the system. 
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Posted by TPC Team on July 24, 2023



Shielded and unshielded industrial cables are two types used to transmit electrical power or data signals in various industries. 

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Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on June 13, 2023


Very few industries like the Food and Beverage Industry involve complex and challenging hygienic requirements. Over time, high-pressure sprays, high temperature water, cleaners, and sanitizers can breakdown electrical cables and connectors. These harsh conditions result in frequent maintenance and cable failures which can cause unwanted downtime and slower production. It's important for businesses in the food and beverage industry to work with reputable suppliers or manufacturers who specialize in providing industrial wire and cable solutions that meet the industry's specific requirements and regulations. 

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Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Wire and Cable Tips, Food & Beverage, Connectors, Chem-Gard, Chemical, High Temperature

Posted by TPC Team on June 6, 2023


The steel market has faced many challenges such as supply chain issues and project halts due to the worldwide pandemic trials throughout recent years. Don’t let cable failure add to the mix!  

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Posted by TPC Team on May 3, 2023

Industrial and commodity wire and cables are truly two different types of cables used for different applications. Industrial wire and cables are designed and manufactured for use in industrial settings such as Industrial Automation, Metals, Manufacturing, Military, Utility, Transit, and other heavy-duty industries and applications.  

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Posted by TPC Team on April 18, 2023

If you work in the Shipyard or Marine Industry, you come face to face daily with the harsh conditions that wreak havoc on your operating equipment’s wire and cable. You constantly are struggling with environments causing premature cable failures. Shipyards are typically exposed to various factors that can damage cables, including moisture, extreme temperatures, corrosive materials, and heavy loads.

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Posted by TPC Team on March 9, 2023


Mining is an inherently harsh environment. Applications expose wire and cable to serious abuse, which is a common cause of failure in commodity cables. Choosing a high-performance industrial cable, assembly or accessory is critical to maintaining safety, and reducing labor, material, and downtime costs.


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Topics: Mining

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