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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 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 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 December 20, 2017






    The Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) market is positioned for growth with some reports predicting a market value greater than $20 billion by 2021. What's driving this growth? Advantages to using VFD such as tighter process control and cost savings achieved through improved efficiency, reduced energy usage, and decreased maintenance. While controllers and motors combine as the two primary components to VFD, there is one additional component that is often overlooked and yet it is key to achieving the above-outlined benefits: the cable. 

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    Topics: Maintenance, Wire and Cable Tips, Products, Direct Current, Alternating Current, Variable Frequency Drive, VFD


    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 June 15, 2017



    Ethernet cable becomes increasingly important in our world of constantly evolving technologies, industrial automation and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT). So, what does this have to do with installing it? Here are the Do's and Don'ts of how to install ethernet cable.

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    Topics: Application Sharing, Wire and Cable Tips, Products

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