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    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on January 20, 2020



    Last year was a time for growth and improvement at TPC Wire & Cable. From a year of successful advancement in acquisitions including CiCoil®, EZ Form Cable, and Pittsburgh Wire & Cable Inc. to working to expand into new markets as a company, we have accomplished a lot. Focus was not only on business success, but also our distinct culture that makes us stand out from the rest. 

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    Topics: Products, Oil & Gas, OEM, Culture


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on November 26, 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 for the job.

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    Topics: Products, Food & Beverage, Chem-Gard


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on November 20, 2019



    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 October 15, 2019



    Very few industries involve the complex and challenging hygienic requirements like the food and beverage industry. Over time, high-pressure sprays, high temperature water, cleaners and sanitizers can wear on electrical cables and connectors. These harsh conditions result in frequent maintenance and cable failures which can cause unwanted downtime and slower production.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Wire and Cable Tips, Food & Beverage, Connectors, Chem-Gard, Chemical, High Temperature


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on September 12, 2019



    TPC provides custom engineered solutions to solve some of our customer’s biggest problems. In some cases, our cables are relied upon to complete monumental tasks quickly and safely during every use. TPC has engineered a fully molded series 22 connector with patented locking systems to prevent the connector from pulling apart along with customized deployment solutions to meet the customer’s exact needs. These engineered solutions have brought success to many customers including those in the nuclear industry and in naval shipyards.

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    Topics: Temporary Power, Safety, Shipyard, Ship repair, Shipyard Cable, Marine Maintenance, Shipyard maintenance


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on August 26, 2019



    With a rising emphasis on safety protocols in facilities, many of the products and equipment used in manufacturing plants must undergo and pass rigorous testing procedures and maintain a long list of standards. For a wide range of markets, including food processing, petrochemical, transportation, and wood pulp and paper, parts strive to carry an IP69K rating.

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    Topics: High Temperature, High Pressure, IP69K Rating


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on July 24, 2019



    What is an Industrial Bus?

    In computing, a bus is referred to as a communication system that transfers data between components. An example would be a USB. USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and many devices use this cable, connector, and protocol to interact with a computer.

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    Topics: Application Sharing, Wire and Cable Tips, Environments, Bus Cables, Network, Industrial Cable, Ethernet


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on July 11, 2019



    Electric wire and cable systems are imperative to any industrial application. It's not only important to choose the correct cable for the job, it's crucial to understand the environment and the ampacity of your cable. A lack of understanding can cause your cables to fail and the entire system can come to a halt leaving you with costly downtime

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    Topics: Environments, Medium Voltage Cable, ampacity, correction factor, reeling cable, conductor


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on June 13, 2019



    The shipyard industry is full of harsh conditions that can impact the operational life of traditional electrical wire and cable.

    From welding to building cable connections to running cable for both short-and long-term power, there are a lot of cord and cable applications in a shipyard. Most importantly, all these marine cables are exposed year-round to water, extreme temperatures, and weathered by elements daily. 

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    Topics: Shipyard, Ship repair, Ship maintenance, marine cable, Shipyard Cable, Marine Maintenance, Shipyard maintenance


    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on May 22, 2019



    In the mining industry exposure to abrasion, impact, vibration, and tension are common causes for cable failure. Choosing a high quality, high performance mining cable, assembly, or accessory is critical. TPC can provide tough, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)-approved products suited for the mining industry that you need in order to get the job done right.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Reducing Downtime, Custom Cable, Mining

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