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    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 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


    Posted by TPC Team on December 19, 2018



    Improve Boiler Efficiency with Soot Blower Systems

    Many of today's heating and processing applications are powered by steam and hot water. The technology used for generating heating or process energy is called a boiler.

    As you may already know, boilers can be both a highly efficient and a cost-effective solution for generating energy. One way to keep your boiler running efficiently is to make sure it is kept clean.

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    Topics: Application Sharing, Maintenance, TPC Wire & Cable, Products


    Posted by TPC Team on December 6, 2018



    Remember when you didn't need a computer science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to actively diagnose automotive issues? If something was wrong, you just tinkered with the parts.

    Sure, maybe we're over-exaggerating, but most new cars are, essentially, computers. They contain On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) systems that monitor the performance of major components and generate codes to indicate if something has gone awry.

    Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are how an OBD II Interface system pinpoints and transmits issues to automotive technicians, so it’s essential that technicians be able to understand the codes to quickly identify the problem
    to minimize associated downtime.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Products, Custom Cable, Automotive


    Posted by TPC Team on December 3, 2018



    Electric wire and cable systems are the lifeline of any industrial application. If one of your cables fail — the entire system comes to a halt, leaving you with costly downtime.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Products


    Posted by TPC Team on November 28, 2018



    As you know, the medium voltage cable business is full of risk if not carefully handled. When working within a 5kV to 35kV medium voltage range, it’s easy to keep your schedule top of mind, but safety has to come first. Do you have a deployment strategy? How does it perform for you?

    Many companies talk about how safety is their top priority and promote the extra precautions they are taking to ensure personnel safety, but all too often, we hear of recordable injuries that could have been prevented by taking a few extra steps.

    Think about these five considerations when choosing how to deploy your medium voltage power cables:

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    Topics: Temporary Power, Utility Industry, Medium Voltage Cable

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