Industrial

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Manage Cold & Flu Season with Jan-San Products from French Gerleman

We are in the midst of cold and flu season with several higher risk months still ahead of us. Most common colds, just like the flu, are brought on by a virus and are contagious. Any contagious virus spreads through airborne respiratory droplets such as coughs and sneezes, skin to skin contact like a handshake, […]

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Automation Fair 2019

Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair Event & Process System Users Group Recap

Every year we look forward to Rockwell Automation’s Automation Fair event, and we recently joined thousands in the windy city of Chicago. As always, the Fair featured sneak peeks at all of the new automation technologies from our partners at Rockwell Automation. Automation Fair 2019 broke the record as the largest to date! But it […]

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Benefits of Our Stock Optimization Program

One of the best ways to reduce business costs is to properly manage your inventory.  Keeping your bins adequately stocked – but not overstocked – ensures you have product you need to maintain your operations and reduces your expense of carrying too much inventory. French Gerleman’s Stock Optimization Program (SOP) will bring these savings, and […]

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold Without Winter Work Gloves

When it gets cold, many from the Midwest think they can just “tough it out.” Even if workers are wearing the proper winter clothing, bulky winter work gloves can get in the way, and may get taken off anyway. Hands are the first and most vulnerable place people experience the cold weather, and the workers […]

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Save Time with the Hubbell inREACH Cord Reel Series

What if you could take a three-person task and complete it with only one person? We know how important it is to save time and labor on job these days, so imagine what a difference this could make. Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems has made it happen with the release of their new inREACH industrial cord reel […]

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VFD Preventive Maintenance – Why It Matters

Most people know the rules of thumb when it comes to preventive maintenance. In personal life, it might be changing a car’s oil every few thousand miles. In the workplace, it includes inspecting variable frequency drives (VFD) annually. But why is VFD preventive maintenance so important rather than just performing maintenance on an as-needed basis? […]

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How To: Installing Wire & Cable in Cold Weather

We’re entering the coldest months of the year, which can impact the products on job sites, including wire and cable. But when the temperatures drop, your need to install and maintain these products continues! That’s why it’s important to handle these products cautiously in cold weather to prevent damage. What counts as cold weather? Cold […]

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The Evolution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the invention of one of the most recognizable and important pieces of personal protective equipment.  The invention of the hard hat is credited to Edward W. Bullard who developed it in 1919 based on “doughboy” helmets worn by troops during World War I. Worker safety equipment has come […]

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Stratus | Industrial IT for the Connected Enterprise

As discussed throughout many of our partner presentations at the Process Summit, it’s become more important now than ever to find IT solutions for the OT world.  Stratus is an Edge Computing company that focuses on avoiding failure rather than just recovering from it. All of Stratus’s fault-tolerant servers require no IT skills, have no […]

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Process Summit Review: Rockwell Automation & The Connected Enterprise

Our manufacturer partners joined us at our recent Process Summit to share their expertise. In our last blog, we highlighted Burkert’s take on the latest standard in Industry 4.0 and how it may apply to your workplace.  Today’s blog features a high-level overview of Rockwell Automation’s presentation on modernizing your workplace with The Connected Enterprise, […]

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