5 Maintenance Tips for Wood or Pulp and Paper Machines

Posted by TPC Team on July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The machinery used in the Wood, Paper, Pulp industry is subject to extreme environments and abuse, producing dust and other particles on a daily basis. The papermaking process produces wood chips, pulp slush and waste water (aeration ponds). Without proper maintenance, machines and cables are subject to failure.

 How can you protect your investments? Here are maintenance tips for wood and pulp machines.


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On-Board Diagnostic Trouble Codes For Automotive Technicians

Posted by TPC Team on July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Remember when you didn't need a computer science degree from MIT to diagnose automotive issues? If something was wrong, you tinkered with the parts. Sure, I might be over-exaggerating on the degree, but most new cars are, essentially, computers. They contain On-Board Diagnostics 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. It’s essential that technicians be able to understand the codes to quickly identify the problem and minimize related downtime.

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

Posted by TPC Team on June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the world of medium voltage, there are different cables and designations of which you should be aware. They may appear to be similar, but there are differences and it’s important to know where to use specific cables in your applications. Using the wrong cable in an application can be disastrous.

Medium voltage applications require cables designed specifically to handle voltages ranging from 5kV -35kV, sometime called Type-MV, Type-SH and Type MV-Concentric Neutrals. We examine the similarities and differences and ask the question; what are the differences between the three types of medium voltage cables?

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The Do's & Dont's of Installing Ethernet Cable

Posted by TPC Team on June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Planning For A Successful Plant Shutdown

Posted by TPC Team on May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Automotive Manufacturing PlantLong, summer holiday weekends are often the preferred choice for industrial plants managing a shutdown. Historically, the automotive industry tends to favor 4th of July weekend. This is not the sort of unplanned downtime that negatively affects productivity, adds unexpected materials & labor costs, and delivers a blow to revenue. This is a planned outage – the kind that’s good for business – because it leads to desired benefits like increased productivity, energy efficiencies, and expense management.

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VFD: What It Is And Why Using VFD Cable Matters

Posted by TPC Team on April 21, 2016 | 4 Comments

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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Pin the Reeling Cable on the Crane Application

Posted by TPC Team on February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments


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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How to Keep Your Applications Running In Cold Environments

Posted by TPC Team on February 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

It's February. And if you live in certain regions, there's no way to avoid it — low temperatures, snow, freezing rain and ice. Not lucky enough to live in a snow belt? Perhaps you operate in a warmer region but your plant runs applications that are frigid in nature. We're talking to you, too! Whether you're the former or the latter, freezing conditions require you to take additional steps to prepare your facility. Keep your plant operational by focusing on these three key areas.

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Wire & Cable Fit For Abrasive Applications

Posted by TPC Team on August 28, 2015 | 5 Comments


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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Keep Up With Demand From These 3 Food & Beverage Manufacturing Trends

Posted by TPC Team on August 11, 2015 | 0 Comments


Electrical cables in the food and beverage industry are constantly exposed to a variety of abusive environments, such as constant washdowns, harsh chemicals, abrasion, heat, cold, flexing, constant motion and impact.

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