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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

Posted by TPC Team on January 9, 2023

Is your facility facing issues from extremely cold temperatures or the elements of mother nature during winter? Heat trace cables and assemblies can decrease downtime, increase safety and ultimately save your water pipes from bursting.  

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Posted by TPC Team on October 25, 2022

The majority, if not all electrical wire and cable sold, will have specific ratings and/or certificates to define its intended use while providing end-users with a level of confidence in the cable's safety and reliability. The certification process ensures the cable meets the requirements of published safety standards such as OSHA and other safety organizations.

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Posted by TPC Team on August 18, 2022

Part numbering disciplines and processes have changed over the years and most manufacturers use either Non-Intelligent or Intelligent part numbering schemes. If you are trying to decide what part numbering system works best for you, read below and consider all the advantages and disadvantages of intelligent vs. non-intelligent part numbering commonly used in industrial manufacturing today.  

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Posted by TPC Team on March 31, 2022

Your cable has failed! Your operation has come to a halt and every minute down is costing your operation resources. Even though you cannot turn back time, you can help prevent costly downtime in the future by understanding why your cable has failed. 

Selecting the appropriate cable for your harsh industrial environment is vital to your operation. Let’s look at six common types of cable failure modes. 

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Posted by TPC Team on December 10, 2021













A planned outage is good for business because it leads to desired benefits like increased productivity, energy efficiencies, and expense management. To maximize the success of your shutdown, approach it with a team effort and develop a solid process you can implement time and again.

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Posted by TPC Team on November 17, 2021

Choosing the right cable and proper installation of that cable is essential to having a long-lasting high performing electrical application. With a multitude of cables available for industrial markets, selecting the right one can be an overwhelming task.

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Posted by TPC Team on March 31, 2021

Welding is important in the shipbuilding process because it can create joints that are water and oil-tight. As you can imagine, a strong weld is essential to the integrity of the ship. On one large ship, it can have hundreds of joints that require welding.

Shipbuilders face many challenges in the shipyard that could prevent progress and create downtime during operation. The need for durable equipment and an experienced welder that can address the demands of different applications is vital. Gaining the best results is all about having the right equipment and right person for the job, so it’s important to assess the application and choose your equipment and professional accordingly.

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Topics: Maintenance, Wire and Cable Tips, Products, Shipyard, Shipbuilding, Welding, Welding Cable, Welding Safety, Weld Cable

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