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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


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


Posted by TPC Team on January 2, 2019



When unexpected downtime occurs because of a lack of proper tools and accessories, the result can be both frustrating and costly. Electrical maintenance professionals need the right industrial grade cable tools and accessories to get the job done safely, accurately, and efficiently while simplifying repairs and replacements.

 

Having the right tools readily available for wire and cable maintenance needs can make a big difference in scheduled and unscheduled repairs.To reduce downtime and get the best use out of each tool, there are some key properties
for electrical maintenance professionals to consider. 

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Topics: Maintenance, Wire and Cable Tips, Products


Posted by TPC Team on December 21, 2018




A variable frequency drive (VFD) is a type of controller that varies the frequency of the signal and voltage to control motor speed. Other common names for VFD include variable speed drive, adjustable speed drive, constant torque drive, inverter drive, and pulse width modulation (PWM) drive.  

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Topics: Maintenance, Wire and Cable Tips, Products, Direct Current, Alternating Current

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