Machine & Equipment Builders

See Real Time Rockwell Automation Inventory on frenchgerleman.com

At French Gerleman, we strive to listen to your needs and stay in front of evolving industry trends. Customers have requested better access to real-time inventory availability, and it’s a trend we expect to grow. We’ve enhanced the French Gerleman website to show product availability at Rockwell Automation’s distribution center in addition to our local […]

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Saving Space With Panduit’s Smart Control Panel Solutions

When it comes to your manufacturing floor, efficiency is everything. Time management and energy efficiency are often the top-of-mind issues related to this topic but using your space efficiently can be just as important. That’s why Panduit is not only designing their control panel solutions to include the latest efficiency demands, but also to be […]

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Ergonomic Hand and Power Tools

Ergonomic Hand & Power Tools

It’s important to have ergonomic hand and power tools to help save labor and time on jobs and projects. The CDC defines an ergonomic tool as one “fits the task you are performing, and it fits your hand without causing awkward postures, harmful contact pressures, or other safety and health risks.” Ergonomic Risk Factors There […]

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Jan-San-Flu

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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vfd preventative maintenance

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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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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industry 4.0

Process Summit Review: Burkert & Industry 4.0

Here at French Gerleman, we host a full complement of educational events to help arm our customers with the latest information they need to make their facilities more efficient, safer, and more profitable. Our recent Process Summit certainly fit that bill and included so much valuable information that we’re presenting a recap in a blog […]

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French Gerleman - What’s Next for Your Digital Transformation Journey?

Network Technology Summit Review, Part 2 – What’s Next for The Connected Enterprise

The Connected Enterprise, also known as digital transformation, is becoming an essential part of any business, offering minimized downtime, increased security, and better profitability. At our Network Technology Summit, our manufacturer partners reviewed new solutions to help upgrade your current practices. In the first part of our event recap, we covered the best services and […]

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French Gerleman's Network Technology Summit

Network Technology Summit Review – Laying the Groundwork for Efficient Networks

Did you attend our recent Network Technology Summit? If you didn’t have the opportunity to join us, or if you did and could use a refresher, we’re creating a two-part blog series to recap what we and our manufacturing partners covered!  This comprehensive session reviewed best practices for business systems improvements, equipment upgrades, cost reduction […]

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