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    Posted by TPC Wire & Cable Corp. on May 9, 2019



    Electrical tape is a common household item that can be used for more than simply insulating electrical wires. The wide variety of uses and applications requires a product that can withstand a wide range of environments. Unfortunately, the simplicity of electrical tape can fall short in industrial applications. Electrical tape relies on adhesive and adhesive fails in dirty, oily and high temperature conditions. Regular electrical tape is also thin which requires substantially more tape in order to get any level of dielectric strength or abrasion protection. The quality of tape can mean be difference between a safe fix and a severe problem.

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    Topics: Maintenance, Environments, Products, Safety, Oil & Gas, Ship maintenance


    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 November 2, 2018



    Flexibility is Key

    Flexible wire and cable is beneficial across various industrial applications from crane hoists to conveyors. It is important to understand that this flexibility doesn't happen by accident. It is achieved by maximizing best practices 
    and using high-quality materials throughout each and every wire and cable product.

    Now more than ever, better designs are are crucial for developing wire and cable that stands the test of time. Take a look as Mary Gannon, Senior Editor at Design World, spoke with the problem solvers at TPC for expert advice on achieving flexible cable. 

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    Topics: Wire and Cable Tips, Environments


    Posted by TPC Team on October 11, 2017



    In an industrial setting, it’s imperative to be aware of the chemicals coming into contact with your cable and how they may impact the life of the cable. The cable’s jacket can swell, bloat, or harden after exposure, and even penetrate to the cable itself. Being armed with this knowledge will help you choose a proper cable that will last.

    Here are some of the common chemicals to which your industrial power cables may be subjected.

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    Topics: Environments, Food & Beverage, Chem-Gard, Wood, Paper, Pulp


    Posted by TPC Team on September 7, 2017



    WHY HAVE AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN?

    If we've learned anything from recent events, having an operations plan in case of an emergency plays a very important role in keeping your facility up and running and your people safe. Your plan can provide guidance to employees during an emergency and highlight potential issues in your facility, such as hazardous conditions and a lack of resources, that you may be able to fix prior to an emergency happening.

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    Topics: Temporary Power, Environments, Disaster Preparedness


    Posted by TPC Team on August 30, 2017



     

    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


    Posted by TPC Team on July 24, 2017



    The Wood, Pulp & Paper industry is known for producing wood chips, pulp slush, and waste water (aeration ponds). The paper-making process results in a lot dust and other particles that can put machinery and cables at an increased risk for failure. 

    Without proper maintenance, it is hard to protect your investments. Here are 5 maintenance tips for wood and pulp equipment: 

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    Topics: Maintenance, Environments, Products, Wood, Paper, Pulp


    Posted by TPC Team on February 10, 2016



        

    Choosing the right reeling cable for your crane application can feel like a game of chance. You’re not sure which one will do the trick so, with blindfold on and fingers crossed, you choose a cable, install it on the application, and hope for a win. If this particular game of chance sounds risky & reckless to you, you're in good company. Check out our handy-dandy guide for matching the right reeling cable to your crane application - simply scroll for the low-res embedded images or click to download the high-res .pdf. Then, read on to solve your biggest challenge related to a more elusive type of reeling cable.

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    Topics: Wire and Cable Tips, Environments, Products


    Posted by TPC Team on August 28, 2015



    THE RIGHT CABLE FOR ABRASIVE APPLICATIONS

    Any degredation of 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


    Posted by TPC Team on June 19, 2015



    industry-cable-designMary Gannon, Senior Editor at Design World, recently spoke with the experts at TPC for expert insight into which industries are making the most impact on electrical cable designs.

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    Topics: Wire and Cable Tips, Environments, Industry Insights

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