Power Transmission

Minimize PowerFlex Drive Startup Time with Connected Components Workbench from Rockwell Automation

If you have ever had to troubleshoot or commission your plant’s variable frequency drives (VFDs), you’ve likely wrestled with finding the correct parameters to get back up and running. In this blog we will explore how Rockwell Automation’s Connected Components WorkbenchTM is eliminating the hassle and headache commonly associated with drive startup and troubleshooting. What […]

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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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Motor Repair & Replacement: How Fast Can You Get Back Up & Running?

When a motor goes down in your facility, the clock starts ticking. You’re facing downtime on that machine, and chances are, a costly interruption in your overall production. Do you have a clear process in place to make quick decisions to repair or replace? The faster you can act, the sooner you can get your […]

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Your One-Stop Shop for Power Transmission Products, Service & Repair

You may know us well as the regional source for automation, electrical supplies and more, but did you know that French Gerleman began as a motor rewind shop? It all started in 1914, when French Gerleman founder Albert O. French, Sr. opened a motor repair shop in downtown St. Louis. In 1923, French Gerleman was […]

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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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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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When It Comes to Motor Repair, You Have Options

Motors are what keep many companies running, so when one needs repair, a quick turnaround is essential. At French Gerleman, we understand minimizing downtime is important, so we make the process as simple as possible for you, and respond quickly. We can assist with pick-up and delivery when you have a motor in need of […]

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Tolomatic: Electric Rod Actuator Cleans up After Hydraulics

Hydraulic cylinders are well-known linear motion workhorses in industrial machinery.   They’re reliable, familiar, capable of high force, and affordable, but they’re not without disadvantages. The leading ones are fluid leaks, large footprint (with hydraulic power unit or HPU), cumbersome changeovers due to lack of programmability, and high maintenance costs. The introduction of electric high force […]

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LUTZE DRIVEFLEX® Cable for VFD and Motor Applications

Variable frequency drive (VFD) cables have distinct advantages over traditional cables when used in drive and motor applications. When installed properly, VFD cables reduce cross coupling between drives and the shield contains and drains the electrical noise created by the drive. Their noise mitigation helps with the proper function of adjacent control systems and they […]

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Reduce Downtime with HydroDuty Washdown Motors

Introducing the best stainless steel washdown motors in the industry: the HydroDuty from Bluffton Motor Works WEG Group! Designed and manufactured in Bluffton, Indiana, the HydroDuty is designed for dependable operation in harsh, high moisture environments. Typical applications for this motor line include food and beverage processing, car washes, pharmaceuticals and marine applications. Electrical Specifications […]

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