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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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Hazardous Locations: NEC 2017 Code Updates

A hazardous location exists when a manufacturing, storage or handling process provides a fuel, consisting of a flammable gas vapors, combustible dust or combustible fibers are or may be present in the air in sufficient quantities to produce explosive or ignitable mixtures.

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Product Spotlight: Thomas & Betts Stainless Steel Solutions – Conduit & Fittings

Thomas & Betts Stainless Steel products are built to stand up to the harshest environments. Water, salt spray, sunlight, petroleum, chemicals and extreme temperatures are all destructive enemies that can have corrosive, degrading effects on your electrical systems. Protect your wiring with conduit, fittings, cable ties, metal framing, cable tray and accessories made from tough, […]

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With Eaton, It’s a Snap When It Comes to Color-coding Cable Pathways

When it comes to color-coding your cable pathways, Eaton has two stocked B-Line series solutions that are readily available and easy to install. Com Dangles Solution As the only data hanger specifically designed to be used with ceiling wire, the Com Dangle solution easily integrates into the ceiling grid with only tie-off wire where jurisdiction […]

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Product Spotlight: Greenlee G6 Turbo 6,000 lb Puller

Greenlee’s new G6 Turbo 6,000 lb Puller offers fast, efficient cable pulls resulting in significant labor savings! Achieving incredible speed takes the world’s best technology, engineering and intelligence. You have no time for technology that promises to keep you efficient but can’t follow through. Time is money, and Greenlee took that into account when designing […]

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Happy Independence Day! Celebrate with Products Made in the USA

In the spirit of patriotism and the Independence Day holiday, we wanted to highlight a few of our vendors who manufacture products in the USA. By supporting companies who manufacture here, you are supporting our strong, American manufacturing workforce. As a family-owned, Midwestern-based company, we are proud to support American made products like these: Eaton’s […]

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Copper vs. Aluminum Wire – Applications & Considerations

The wire and cable industry uses a variety of metal conductors, but the two most common are copper and aluminum.  Because each metal type has unique properties, they are best suited for different applications or purposes. Copper Wire The most popular conductor used in commercial, industrial and residential construction is copper.  Due to its elemental […]

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Product Spotlight: Panduit VeriSafe Absence of Voltage Tester

This new product from Panduit is a game-changer in the industry! The Panduit VeriSafe Absence of Voltage Tester automates the voltage verification process for control panels to reduce the risk of exposure to electrical hazards for improved worker safety. VeriSafe conducts the same test procedures required by NFPA 70E to verify that equipment is electrically […]

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Advantages of Bonitron Regenerative Braking Solutions

In almost every industry, the old saying “time is money” stands true. This saying is no more true than in the world of Industrial Automation. Processes that require frequent stops or continuous braking create a harsh environment for variable frequency drives (VFDs), causing overvoltage faults that stop production. Integrators are forced to sacrifice valuable time […]

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Tray Cable – What Is It & When Should It Be Used?

Efficient cabling system design can take many forms with today’s wide variety of solutions.  Tray cable can be one of the simplest and most effective solutions in your facility today. You might have heard the term “tray cable,” but do you know what it is and when you should use it? The National Electric Code […]

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