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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

Posted by TPC Team on February 12, 2021

It's February and if you live in a region similar to Ohio, there's no way to avoid it — no matter how much we may try. Right now, you're likely battling low temperatures, snow, freezing rain and ice. Perhaps you operate in a warmer region but your plant runs applications that are frigid in nature. We're talking to you, too!

Whether you're the former or the latter, freezing conditions require you to take additional steps to prepare your facility. Keep your plant operational by focusing on these three key areas.

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Topics: Maintenance, Wire and Cable Tips, Products

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 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

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