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On-Board Diagnostic Trouble Codes For Automotive Technicians

Posted by TPC Team on December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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How To Extend The Life of Your Electrical Wires & Cable

Posted by TPC Team on December 3, 2018 | 6 Comments

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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5 Top Considerations for Choosing Flexible Medium Voltage Cables

Posted by TPC Team on November 28, 2018 | 1 Comment

As you know, the medium voltage cable business is full of risk if not carefully handled. When working within a 5kV to 35kV medium voltage range, it’s easy to keep your schedule top of mind, but safety has to come first. Do you have a deployment strategy? How does it perform for you?

Many companies talk about how safety is their top priority and promote the extra precautions they are taking to ensure personnel safety, but all too often, we hear of recordable injuries that could have been prevented by taking a few extra ste ps.

Think about these five considerations when choosing how to deploy your medium voltage power cables:

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Examining Type SH, Type MV, Concentric Neutrals Medium Voltage Cables

Posted by TPC Team on November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the world of medium voltage, there are specific cables and designations to be aware of. While they may appear
to be similar, there are important differences that can help you avoid potentially dangerous risks by understanding which cables to use for your precise applications.

Medium voltage applications require cables that are designed specifically to handle voltages ranging from 5kV to 35kV, sometimes called Type-MV, Type-SH, and Type MV with concentric neutrals.

Let's examine each of these three medium voltage cables more closely and go over the similarities and differences between them.

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The Benefits of Flexible Wire & Cable

Posted by TPC Team on November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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3 Maintenance Management Practices To Reduce Downtime

Posted by TPC Team on July 11, 2018 | 7 Comments


You don't have time for downtime. As an industrial manufacturer, you are tasked with pushing your production equipment to capacity while simultaneously trying to reduce downtime. Maintenance management and service are essential for your plant to operate at the highest level possible while continuing to optimize efficiencies.

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Mining Applications Begging For A Better Cable

Posted by TPC Team on May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mining is an inherently harsh environment. Applications expose cable to serious abuse, which is a common cause for failure in commodity cable. Choosing a high-performance cable, assembly or accessory is critical to maintaining safety and reducing labor, material and downtime costs. Even better, mining cable that is MSHA-approved will keep your site in good standing.

Mining is a tough job. Here's a look at the areas where your cable needs to be even tougher.

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The Top 3 Ways TPC Wire & Cable is Serving Shipyards

Posted by TPC Team on May 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

It’s no secret that the shipyard industry is full of harsh conditions that threaten the operational life of traditional electrical wire and cable.

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THHN, Meet Your Replacement

Posted by TPC Team on April 6, 2018 | 1 Comment

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 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. And you’ll make a new friend known by the name of Chem-Gard®.

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4 Quick Tips for Selecting the Right Electrical Wire & Cable for your Application

Posted by TPC Team on March 26, 2018 | 1 Comment

Can you think of at least one specific area in your plant where you’re replacing electrical cable pretty often?

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