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

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

STAY ON TOP OF INCREASING DEMANDS IN THE FOOD & BEVERAGE INDUSTRY

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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