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Electrical Trends & Standards event recap

Stay Ahead of Electrical Trends & Standards

Last month, at our St. Louis branch, we offered customers the chance to learn about the latest trends and standards within the electrical industry at our Trends and Standards Update. Attendees gained knowledge on the latest innovative products that can help customers stay compliant with standards and the latest trends to help drive safety, technology […]

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New Teal Ethernet Cat5e Cable from LUTZE

Reliability is one of the most important features any product can have, especially in a manufacturing environment. Reliability in data transmission has become increasingly critical. LUTZE has come out with a new Ethernet cable to help provide the reliability you need. LUTZE’s new flexible teal Cat5e Ethernet Cable is specially engineered to provide long-term protection […]

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Are You Correctly Applying Line & Load Reactors on VFDs?

Today’s electronic equipment requires clean, consistent power for optimal performance.  The presence of power distortions between VFDs and motors can damage equipment, jeopardize productivity, and decrease profitability. We see line and load reactors are often applied on AC variable frequency drives (VFD) without a solid understanding of when and why they should be used. VFDs […]

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Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems Advantage Series Pin & Sleeve Devices

Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems always provides quality Pin and Sleeve connections, and now they have even more to offer! Hubbell’s new Advantage™ Series Switch-Rated IEC Pin and Sleeve devices are the highest performing for harsh environments. They are now available in both 30 and 60 amp. As the name implies, this series has many new advantages. The […]

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Arista Industrial PCs – Reliability in Demanding Environments

Do you need a reliable industrial computer or thin client to withstand demanding environments? Arista’s Industrial PCs are durable and ready to perform in tough conditions. That is part of what makes them so popular in automated processes and operator stations. Since plant environments are not typically clean, Arista designed their industrial fanless PCs to […]

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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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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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