Machine & Equipment Builders

Hoffman Steinhauer Enclosure modification system

Custom Enclosure Modification Minimizes Human Error and Cuts Lead Times

An off-the-shelf solution has its advantages. It’s often the quickest and most affordable way to get what you need. But when selecting electrical enclosures, off the shelf doesn’t always cut it. Historically, that meant panel builders, OEMs, and end users had two options for making modifications to their enclosures or back panels. They could custom […]

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Carlisle Gold-Ribbon Cog-Belt

Carlisle Gold-Ribbon® Cog-Belts® Increase Energy Efficiency, Power Ratings, and Belt Life

How much are your drive belts costing you in unnecessary energy expenses? That’s probably not a question that keeps you up at night, but maybe it should be. You work hard to get the most from your kilowatt dollars. You’ve invested in premium, energy efficient motors and high efficiency air moving equipment to reduce your […]

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Managing spare parts inventory with a Rockwell Automation parts management agreement

Parts Management Agreements Provide Economical Access to Critical Spares

How much time and money does your organization lose each year waiting for spare parts to arrive? However bad it seems, it’s likely worse. Most companies underestimate their downtime because more than 80%  are unable to correctly calculate downtime costs. What if there was a way to minimize downtime and inventory costs while simplifying your […]

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reducer fuses from Mersen

Decrease Current Rating Safely & Permanently with Reducer Fuses from Mersen

Forward thinking manufacturers don’t build for today’s needs, but for tomorrow’s. In a new or newly expanded manufacturing facility there’s often a ramp up period for production and electrical demand. What does the electrician do with available power the facility isn’t yet ready to use? To answer that question, Mersen introduced Reducer Fuses. Reducer Fuses […]

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industrial lubrication storage and organization solutions

Industrial Lubrication Simplified with Lubriplate® & French Gerleman

What is the state of your facility’s lubrication program? For many customers we talk to, it’s not exactly the picture of order and organization they wish it was. Over time, as maintenance staff members come and go, old machines reach end of life, and new machines enter the plant floor, causing disorganization with your lubrication […]

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An N95 mask sits on a table while the wearer takes a break.

Facemask Standards Explained: Choosing the Right Mask for the Job

Over the course of the past year, the average person has learned more than they probably ever thought they would about masks and face coverings. While we’ve come to understand the role masks play in reducing the transmission of viruses, it’s important to understand how each type of mask works so you know which applications […]

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Hoffman universal free stand electrical enclosure

Protect Your Equipment & Employees with Universal Free-Stand Enclosures from nVent HOFFMAN

With more than 75 years of industrial enclosure expertise, nVent HOFFMAN has paved the way as a leading manufacturer of systems designed to safely and reliably protect electronic controls and mission-critical electrical systems. And they’ve done it again with the new Universal Free-Stand enclosure product line. nVent HOFFMAN Universal Free-Stand Enclosure Benefits nVent HOFFMAN’s Universal […]

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Finding the Right Glove for the Job: The Basics of Hand Safety Ratings

Nearly everything that’s been invented, built, or written exists because of human hands. When you consider how important hands are, on both an individual and societal scale, keeping them protected is a paramount concern. Hand protection, specifically through the use of gloves, is critical in today’s manufacturing world. It can be a cost-effective way to […]

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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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