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Food scientist examining plant for FSMA compliance

Products from ABB to Achieve and Maintain Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act

In 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), giving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) broad powers to regulate how food is grown, harvested, and processed. The FSMA enables the FDA to strengthen the food safety system by focusing more on preventing problems than reacting to them after they […]

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Solving Commercial Power Issues with SolaHD

Lights flickering in the office. Machines on the factory floor experiencing lapses in power. Unpredictable IT and phone system outages. Sound familiar? According to recent Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research, power-related problems cost U.S. companies between $119 billion and $188 billion per year. And 80% of the time, the source of those problems is […]

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Global IEC Global Enclosure Portfolio

French Gerleman Now Offering a New Range of IEC Rated Enclosure Solutions as an Authorized Distributor of nVent HOFFMAN’s Global IEC Enclosure Portfolio

Engineered to meet global enclosure ratings, the nVent HOFFMAN Global IEC Enclosure Portfolio accelerates the specification and assembly process through interchangeable accessories and tool-free assembly. French Gerleman is excited to offer nVent HOFFMAN’s new Global IEC Global Enclosure Portfolio. Designed for global specifications, this new portfolio covers virtually every application, including: Floor Standing Modular Enclosures […]

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Build an Organized, Secure Plant Network with Network Segmentation

On a recent blog, we discussed best practices for industrial network design, reviewing the structure and benefits of Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) network design for combining information technology with operational technology in a secure and organized manner. A primary method for organizing a network lies in proper network segmentation. At French Gerleman we understand that […]

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LED Lighting: There’s More to the Story than Lumens Per Watt (LPW)

When it comes time to choose your LED lighting, there are more options on the market now than ever before. Each manufacturer boasts the best product, but how can you tell which one is right for your application? Lumens per watt (LPW) is often how LED options are compared, but there are many other key […]

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Cooling Cabinet Audit

Identify & Mitigate Thermal Issues with a Control Cabinet Cooling Audit

As the summer heat sets in, proactive identification of critical hot spots can mean the difference between equipment failure and cool running. Heat’s damaging effects can cause weak links in your control system. Failure to identify these potential issues can lead to an array of obstacles. With the current social distancing protocol in place across […]

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2020 Energy Efficiency Incentives Announced for Ameren Missouri & Illinois

At French Gerleman, we recognize that commercial and manufacturing facilities utilize a great deal of energy for their daily operations. Fortunately, Ameren does as well, and once again this year, is offering incentives to help to make your business more energy efficient and save you money in the process. The initial cost to move your […]

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Live Chat Now Available at frenchgerleman.com

Many of our customers rely on the convenience and wealth of information available on the French Gerleman website, so we’re always focused on anticipating what enhancements will bring value and save time. Today, we are excited to announce the latest tool we have put in place to accomplish this – live chat! Live chat offers […]

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Enhance Electrical Safety in Your Facility with an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis

An electrical explosion, and subsequent arc flash and arc blast, can happen in any facility. There are many causes for this type of event, including power irregularities, equipment faults, corroded parts, or even a lightning strike. We’ve recently written about understanding arc flash hazards, as well as National Electric Code changes put in place in […]

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Industrial Network Design: Best Practices for Today’s Needs & Tomorrow’s Growth

Today’s modern industrial facility is only as productive and profitable as its network allows. The more failsafe a network, the less worry of loss of connectivity and production downtime. While most understand the importance of their networks and smart manufacturing, many facilities find that their networks aren’t ideally structured for efficiency or sustainability. Many networks […]

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