Product Spotlight: Panduit One-to-One Switch Patching

One of the key problems we see business data centers encounter is the spaghetti mess of cabling when running patch cords from their servers to their patch panels. Not only does this look disorganized and messy, but can also cause a nightmare when trying to identify a specific cord. At French Gerleman, we are currently […]

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Power Quality Problem Identification and Mitigation

The impact of poor power quality is significant.  According to Frost and Sullivan, power related problems cost U.S. companies more than $26 billion per year.  There are a number of different factors that can cause electrical disturbances and one of the main factors can be the user.  This includes wiring and grounding errors, load interactions, […]

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Electric Motor Bearing Failure and Use of the Proper VFD Cable

What causes bearing failure to occur between the variable frequency drives (VFD) and electric motors?  What can be done to minimize the potential for failure? For starters, the ball bearing is the connection between the shaft and the motor frame.  There are two rings: an inner ring (which is in contact with the shaft) and […]

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French Gerleman Gives Back Through Rebuilding Together

If you’ve never heard of Rebuilding Together, it’s a great organization that we’re proud to be a part of at French Gerleman. Rebuilding Together hosts an annual Rebuilding Day – a single day in the spring where volunteers come together to lend a hand to low-income homeowners in the St. Louis area to improve the […]

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We Solve a Customer’s Issue & the Result Wins a Readers’ Choice Award

We often meet customers who are frustrated with a current product they are using and they can’t seem to find a solution. We enjoy helping identify new, better solutions for customers to improve their efficiency and profitability.  Here’s a great testament to our success… About 18 months ago, we had a customer reach out to […]

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