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Rockwell Automation to Host Automation Fair At Home in November

Rockwell Automation announced that their largest annual event, Automation Fair®, is going virtual in 2020. Automation Fair At Home will feature the newest solutions and innovations and give attendees the opportunity to interact with tech experts and executives. Online attendees will have the opportunity to participate in engaging hands-on labs, training sessions, industry-focused forums, and […]

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solar incentives

Solar Incentives Make Now the Right Time to Switch to Solar

The popularity of solar power systems continues to grow as the technology behind harnessing sunlight as a renewable energy source evolves and improves. Thanks to lower power bills, tax credits, and utility incentives, it is one of the few improvements building owners can make that has a measurable return on investment (ROI) over the life […]

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Minimize PowerFlex Drive Startup Time with Connected Components Workbench from Rockwell Automation

If you have ever had to troubleshoot or commission your plant’s variable frequency drives (VFDs), you’ve likely wrestled with finding the correct parameters to get back up and running. In this blog we will explore how Rockwell Automation’s Connected Components WorkbenchTM is eliminating the hassle and headache commonly associated with drive startup and troubleshooting. What […]

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French Gerleman Celebrates 20 Years Serving the Washington, MO, Community

In 2000, French Gerleman first opened the doors to our Washington, Missouri, branch to support the growing regional market. We began with just one employee, occupying only half the building we continue to operate from today. Twenty years later our on-site staff has tripled, not including our outside sales and product management team. Our physical […]

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solar integration

What to Look for in a Solar Distributor Partnership

Whether you are a new or established solar integrator, your choice in distribution partners is an important one. With a nearly 100-year history as an electrical distributor and a 10-year history specifically serving the solar industry, French Gerleman understands what is critical to you, the solar integrator. This article will explore the most important qualities […]

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Gain Confidence in Managing your Inventory of Critical Spare Parts

If you work in manufacturing or on a commercial jobsite, you’ve likely found yourself in the middle of a project when you realized that you don’t have the spare parts on hand to get the job done. You’re stuck. You’re facing costly downtime while you track down and secure what you need. The project is […]

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switchgear

Why Switchgear Fails and How to Fix or Prevent It

When it comes to dealing with complex power systems, the adage is: “It is not a matter of if, but when it will fail.” And when that day comes will you be prepared? Here at French Gerleman, our goal is to help our clients with identifying weak links in your power system and knowing how […]

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Cut Seismic Bracing Installation Time in Half with Eaton’s B-Line Series Seismic Cable Kit

The ground rumbles and you feel a sudden jolt. You brace yourself for a second, hoping it isn’t what you fear. The floor beneath you and the rest of the building begin to shake violently. You struggle to maintain your footing. Less than 30 seconds later… it’s over. You’re thankful to be safe, and the […]

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Grace Technologies VTS

Enhance LOTO with Safety-by-Design

Before you begin working on equipment in your facility, how can you establish and verify a deenergized state to identify when it is safe to begin work?  Grace Technologies’ Voltage Test Station (VTS) can assist your team with a safer and more productive Lockout Tagout (LOTO) procedure. The Voltage Test Station (VTS) is Grace’s flagship […]

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FSMA Compliance - food safety

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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