Case Studies

      We needed a better cable in critical areas of our control system so TPC showed us their Super-Trex® and Trex-Onics® products but TPC challenged us to try anything to cause a failure. We decided to try the most abusive thing we could think of — run the cable over with a 60,000 lb track rig. When the initial test didn’t cause a failure, we performed a 0 degree turn, pivoting directly on the cable. The only damage to the cable was the abraded outer casing. Since this experiment 3 years ago, we have been using Super-Trex® and Trex-Onics® for our mission-critical cable assemblies, without a failure.
      Al Creely
      Senior Control Engineer Schramm, Inc.

      Potato Chip Manufacturer Keeps their Spice Machine Moving

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      CUSTOMER PROBLEM:

      Our customer makes potato chips in multiple flavor profiles. In order to do this, they require the use of a spice machine that moves constantly to add flavor to freshly cooked chips. They were having problems due to the inflexibility of the cable that was on the machine.

      TPC SOLUTION:

      To keep the spice machine in top working condition, we suggested they try our Super-Trex® Ultra-Gard™ portable cord for the flexible specially compounded TSE jacket that resists abrasion, tearing, impact, oil and most chemicals.

      CUSTOMER’S RESULT:

      When we checked in with the customer at six months, TPC cable was still in the application. With the previous cable, they were changing it out twice a month! In these six months, we’ve saved this facility over $5,500 in material costs, nearly $2,500 in labor and 84 hours in increased production.

      TPC PRODUCT: Super-Trex® Ultra-Gard™ Portable Cord

      Total Savings in Material and Labor = $8,000 and Increased Production by 84 Hours
      Source: TPC Cost Value Analysis Report #2417

       

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      We needed a better cable in critical areas of our control system so TPC showed us their Super-Trex® and Trex-Onics® products but TPC challenged us to try anything to cause a failure. We decided to try the most abusive thing we could think of — run the cable over with a 60,000 lb track rig. When the initial test didn’t cause a failure, we performed a 0 degree turn, pivoting directly on the cable. The only damage to the cable was the abraded outer casing. Since this experiment 3 years ago, we have been using Super-Trex® and Trex-Onics® for our mission-critical cable assemblies, without a failure.
      Al Creely
      Senior Control Engineer Schramm, Inc.

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