Recent Blog Posts

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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Electric Motor Bearing Failure and Use of the Proper VFD Cable

What causes bearing failure to occur between the variable frequency drives (VFD) and electric motors?  What can be done to minimize the potential for failure? For starters, the ball bearing is the connection between the shaft and the motor frame.  There are two rings: an inner ring (which is in contact with the shaft) and […]

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French Gerleman Gives Back Through Rebuilding Together

If you’ve never heard of Rebuilding Together, it’s a great organization that we’re proud to be a part of at French Gerleman. Rebuilding Together hosts an annual Rebuilding Day – a single day in the spring where volunteers come together to lend a hand to low-income homeowners in the St. Louis area to improve the […]

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We Solve a Customer’s Issue & the Result Wins a Readers’ Choice Award

We often meet customers who are frustrated with a current product they are using and they can’t seem to find a solution. We enjoy helping identify new, better solutions for customers to improve their efficiency and profitability.  Here’s a great testament to our success… About 18 months ago, we had a customer reach out to […]

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French Gerleman Columbia Branch Spotlight- Standing Together to Support our Families

You might not realize how close-knit our locations are as part of the French Gerleman family. Our Columbia, MO, branch is located in a city with attractions such as the University of Missouri and The District with unique restaurants and shops as well as many great annual festivals. The Columbia branch features 17 full time […]

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French Gerleman Product & Technology Expo 2016 Video

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Product and Technology Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center! We had a great turnout with nearly 400 attendees from more than 200 companies. The Expo show floor was filled with more than 70 booths of vendors and industry representatives. Educational breakout sessions were held on more […]

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Brady Presents the Five Steps for HazCom for GHS Implementation

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) full compliance deadline is fast approaching on June 1, 2016.  At our Product and Technology Expo, Brady gave us a closer look into labels, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) changes, and top questions. To help you gauge your compliance, review the five steps to compliance and key questions and checklists presented […]

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Success Depends on the Crimp: Understanding the UL-486F Standard for Bare and Covered Ferrules

If you were not able to attend our Product and Technology Expo, we didn’t want you to miss out on some great information! Panduit hosted a seminar on Understand the UL-486 Standard for Bare and Covered Ferrules. Let’s dive right in! First of all, what is a ferrule? Ferrules are terminals that only have a […]

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