TPC Wire & Cable Blog

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, engineers also commonly use THHN wire in machine tools, control circuits, and some appliances. In this blog post, you’ll learn the ingredients active in THHN wire and why, in some particularly harsh environments, it may not be the best choice. 

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Topics: Products, Chem-Gard, Food & Beverage


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, VFD, Variable Frequency Drive


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: Environments, Maintenance, 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


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

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