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Product Spotlight: Cementex UltraLite 40 Arc Rated Task Wear

Introducing from Cementex, the new UltraLite 40 Arc Rated Task Wear! So what makes the Cementex UltraLite 40 so unique from other arc rated task wear? It features a break-thru in technology that joins two different materials to form a highly protective garment. This product is light weight, in fact, it is 37% lighter in […]

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What You Need to Know About LEDs Before Your Next Project

What is an LED and how does it work? A LED, or light emitting diode, is a semiconductor diode which has the ability to conduct an electrical current.  The diodes are formed by combining two different semiconductor materials to form a P-N (positive and negative) junction.  When current is applied, the negative moves to one […]

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Product Spotlight: Hubbell Tamper-Resistant Receptacles

When it comes to common plugs on small devices like electronics chargers, lamps, appliances and extension cords, they often have flexible blades with sharp edges and burrs that catch in conventional temper resistant (TR) outlets. This can cause damage to the devices and/or safety concerns. Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems‘ patented technology resolves this issue! Their receptacles […]

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Product Spotlight: APC Server Room Cooling Solutions

One French Gerleman customer was struggling with their server room cooling challenge and came to us for some product and service options. Like many clients we work with, they didn’t have an abundance of space in their server room and were looking for alternative, space-saving ideas. In this video, Joe Dody, Manager of the Datacom […]

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Lower Installed Cost Solutions with Eaton’s B-Line Series Products

If you’re looking for lower total installed cost solutions, look no further than Eaton’s B-Line series products. In this blog, we will highlight two solutions that can help you save big: 4Dimension strut B-Line series metallic cable tray  4Dimension Strut System – Save up to 50% on Materials and Installation Eaton’s new B-Line series strut […]

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Product Spotlight: Greenlee ErgoLab

The folks over at Greenlee are making history by launching the industry’s first Ergonomics Laboratory!  The Greenlee ErgoLab, based in Rockford, Illinois, offers state-of-the-art equipment to identify the ergonomic value of a tool by using scientific testing, measurement, and analysis.  The laboratory is designed to streamline the decision making process  for utility and electrical tool […]

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Mersen New Product Launch: Surge Protective Devices

Your facility is full of expensive, important equipment that you rely on daily. Not only do down machines cost you time, they are expensive and frustrating for your team and customers. That’s why surge protection is a hot topic that you NEED to make sure is addressed. What types of damage can a surge cause […]

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Don’t Replace – Remanufacture or Repair Equipment with French Gerleman

Broken equipment? Before you panic, before you buy new, consider remanufacturing or repairing instead of replacing! At French Gerleman, we offer cost saving remanufacturing services on Allen-Bradley equipment and repair service on thousands of other manufacture’s parts. Whether it’s AC/DC drives, PLCs, servo motors and drives, or robots and controllers, we are your single source […]

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Product Spotlight: Panduit One-to-One Switch Patching

One of the key problems we see business data centers encounter is the spaghetti mess of cabling when running patch cords from their servers to their patch panels. Not only does this look disorganized and messy, but can also cause a nightmare when trying to identify a specific cord. At French Gerleman, we are currently […]

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Power Quality Problem Identification and Mitigation

Poor Power Quality: What’s the Impact and Factors? The impact of poor power quality is significant.  According to Frost and Sullivan, power-related problems cost U.S. companies more than $26 billion per year.  There are a number of different factors that can cause electrical disturbances and one of the main factors can be the user.  This […]

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