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    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on January 8, 2021



    Welding is a fabrication process that joins materials, usually metals, by using high heat to melt the parts together and then allowing them to cool, causing fusion. Welding is popular in several industries including shipbuilding, automotive, aerospace, and building and construction. Each industry has different demands when it comes to welding so understanding the project needs and proper welding techniques will better prepare you for a successful weld. 

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    Topics: Industry Insights, Welding, Welding Cable, Welding Safety


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on December 18, 2020



    There are a few reasons why a company might need to shut down all or a portion of its plant, such as preventive maintenance or equipment replacement. Major maintenance shutdowns can be stressful for both maintenance and operations personnel, but with careful planning and attention to details, they can also be very rewarding. Plant shutdowns can be very costly and should be handled with a maximum amount of preparation to avoid unplanned shutdowns in the future.

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    Topics: Manufacturing, Industrial Cable, Preventive Maintenance, Plant Shutdown, Unplanned Shutdown


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on November 30, 2020



    THE RIGHT CABLE FOR ABRASIVE APPLICATIONS

    Any damage to your cable’s jacketing material as it moves across a rough surface is considered abrasion. Common causes of failure due to abrasive applications are having too thin of a jacket or too soft of a jacket that fails to protect your cable’s conductors or your cable’s shielding during operation.

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    Topics: Application Sharing, Environments, Abrasion


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on October 29, 2020



    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 heat 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, Sootblower


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on September 21, 2020



    Most of us have a startling amount of tangled cables and connectors on, below, and behind our desks. Multiply that by a hundred or even a thousand, and you have a better idea of the cables and wiring that need to be managed for machinery in an entire manufacturing facility.

    Wire and cable can be found all over a manufacturing facility. They are the life source of all power equipment and are required to fit in tight spaces, reach long distances, and still manage to not get in the way of day to day operations on the floor. The answer to all this cable chaos? Cable trays.

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    Topics: Wire and Cable Tips, Industry Insights, Bus Cables, OEM, Ethernet Cables, Cable Tray


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on August 12, 2020



    Cranes are essential to the steel-making process. They’re used for quick, safe loading and unloading of materials and they keep vehicles moving throughout the facility. Cranes also handle scrap or raw materials, liquid metal, and melting buckets. Constantly running, cranes are fully integrated into a steel mill’s processes. Here are the cranes used in the steel industry and the industrial power cables they require.

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    Topics: Reducing Downtime, Environments, Steel, Cranes


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on July 27, 2020



    In order to maintain a safe shipyard, it should be guaranteed that workers keep their workplace clean and free of unnecessary tools and materials. While this goes for any working environment, it’s especially important for shipyards. The dangers of electrocution posed by electrical systems on ships and at shipyard shore facilities is significantly high and a cluttered workspace can lead to dangers posed by unseen damage to electrical cables. Both shipyard employers and employees must be fully aware of the variety of workplace hazards and dangers.

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    Topics: Wire and Cable Tips, Shipyard, Ship repair, marine cable, Shipyard Cable, Marine Maintenance, Shipyard maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Super-Trex


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on June 25, 2020



    What is a Total Cost of Ownership?

    A total cost of ownership (TCO) is the purchase price of a product plus the cost of operations. When calculating the total cost of ownership, it exemplifies the overall value of a product over time giving you a better idea of how much something is worth.

    When gathering data to make a purchasing decision, buyers should not only consider the initial price of a product, but they should also consider the long-term price of a product which would be the TCO. The item with the lower total cost of ownership is the better value overall.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Wire and Cable Tips, Manufacturing, Preventive Maintenance, TCO, CVA, Cost Reduction


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on May 19, 2020




    When it comes to an unexpected loss of power, finding yourself in reactive mode is not where you want to be. Being prepared is the only way to keep your plant fully operational in an unexpected power outage and the ability to deploy your own supplementary temporary power is now a possibility.

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    Topics: Application Sharing, Temporary Power, Temporary Power Solutions, Emergency Power Solutions


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on April 16, 2020



    Insurance, an intangible protection from a loss, provides another intangible guarantee: peace of mind. Insurance is a safety net for when things go wrong and help manage a business’s risk. It is something that can go overlooked until tragedy strikes and you’re left with unexpected financial losses. Now think about VFD cables as your variable speed motor’s insurance policy.

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    Topics: Variable Frequency Drive, VFD, AC Motor

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