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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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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VFD: Installing Cable That Powers & Protects

Posted by TPC Team on December 20, 2017 | 8 Comments




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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5 Maintenance Tips for Wood or Pulp and Paper Machines

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

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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VFD: What It Is And Why Using VFD Cable Matters

Posted by TPC Team on April 21, 2016 | 7 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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How to Keep Your Applications Running In Cold Environments

Posted by TPC Team on February 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

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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Useful Tools & Accessories for Electrical Wire Maintenance

Posted by TPC Team on May 22, 2015 | 4 Comments

Electrical maintenance professionals need the right cable tools and accessories to get the job done correctly and efficiently. Safe, effiicient industrial grade tools and accessories make great additions to any toolbox.

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Keep Boilers Clean & Efficient With Soot Blower Systems

Posted by TPC Team on April 28, 2015 | 4 Comments

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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