Panel Builders & Systems Integrators

Mobile Apps Help You Get the Job Done

The world has changed drastically in the past several years. You can pull up an app to have a driver come pick you up to go somewhere. With a few clicks you can set up a reoccurring order to get groceries delivered to your doorstep every week. Too busy to go to the store before […]

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Save Time with the New Cablefix® X Cable Entry System by LUTZE

Industrial facilities must continuously identify products and processes to enhance operational efficiencies. That’s why French Gerleman works closely with our manufacturer partners to identify products to help streamline projects. One example is the installation of cable into panels or enclosures. It’s a basic process, but it can be very time-consuming for workers in your facility […]

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Announcing myRockwellAutomation Enhancements

French Gerleman’s partner, Rockwell Automation*, is expanding their online offering within myRockwellAutomation! Their latest release went live July 1 and included updates to improve user experience. What is myRockwellAutomation? The myRockwellAutomation platform offers users a personalized digital experience. Users can personalize their account to find the information they need faster, bringing tools and information into […]

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Panduit’s New Circular Data Access Port Can Save You Up to 50% in Labor Time

Panduit has launched a new Circular Data Access Port. The programming port is mounted permanently to let users safely manage and reprogram internal controllers for various industrial networks that the data access port can be connected to. This means the panels do not have to be opened for regular maintenance, substantially decreasing a worker’s chance […]

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Safely Address Flood Damage at Your Facility

Flooding has swept over much of the Midwest over the past weeks and months, with river levels reaching near-record highs in many areas. Countless homeowners and businesses find themselves under water, anxiously waiting for the day the rivers settle back into their beds. Once this happens, it will be cleanup time. When it comes to […]

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Quick, Local Access to Enclosure and Thermal Management Solutions Now Available with HOFFMAN on Demand

Introducing HOFFMAN on Demand nVent HOFFMAN on Demand is a new quick ship program offering quick access to industry-leading enclosure and thermal management solutions. As an authorized HOFFMAN on Demand distributor, French Gerleman is committed to providing you swift access to ready-to-ship stock to help you meet your business needs. Our stock is based on […]

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How to Select the Correct Tools for Proper Terminations

Properly terminating electrical wires is important to avoid terminal failure and potential electrical fires. ABB Installation Products, formerly known as Thomas & Betts, has been working on improving that process for years, and now are introducing the biggest step forward in compression connections since 1957 when they trademarked “Color-Keyed” connections to reduce installer errors.

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The 2018 Tariffs & the Impact on Your Business

For the last several months, talk of tariffs has been ever-present in the news, and perhaps even in your business. In simple terms, a tariff is an additional fee imposed on goods which are imported into the United States. Earlier this year, tariffs were put in place for a variety of raw materials and finished […]

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Reform Capacitors to Keep Your Spare VFDs Ready for Use

Having spare VFDs on hand can help reduce the amount of downtime when a failure occurs, but these spares require regular maintenance to keep them ready for use. When VFDs are stored for long periods of time, typically 12+ months, the internal chemistry of the DC bus capacitors begins to deteriorate if power is not […]

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Workplace Safety Starts with First Aid

First aid is crucial—especially in the workplace. It’s important to make sure you have the correct supplies stocked to comply with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and keep your employees safe. The ANSI 2015 standards for first aid went into effect summer of 2016, updating minimum performance requirements. First aid kits should be checked […]

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