Recent Blog Posts

New Technology Makes UV Disinfection Safer & More Effective

Lighting professionals have always played a role in workplace safety. But thanks to new advances in UV technology, lighting experts will soon have an opportunity to make the world a safer place to live and work. With the right technology and application, UV disinfection can target a broad range of pathogens, including both bacteria and […]

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Strategic Network Design: When Good Enough isn’t Good Enough Anymore

In most manufacturing facilities, there is a point person everyone turns to for their shop floor network needs. When a new device needs to be plugged in, a change needs to be made, or a problem is encountered, they rely on their de facto architect and keeper of the Frankenstein Network. For the purposes of […]

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Rockwell Automation to Host Automation Fair At Home in November

Rockwell Automation announced that their largest annual event, Automation Fair®, is going virtual in 2020. Automation Fair At Home will feature the newest solutions and innovations and give attendees the opportunity to interact with tech experts and executives. Online attendees will have the opportunity to participate in engaging hands-on labs, training sessions, industry-focused forums, and […]

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Solar Incentives Make Now the Right Time to Switch to Solar

The popularity of solar power systems continues to grow as the technology behind harnessing sunlight as a renewable energy source evolves and improves. Thanks to lower power bills, tax credits, and utility incentives, it is one of the few improvements building owners can make that has a measurable return on investment (ROI) over the life […]

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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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French Gerleman Celebrates 20 Years Serving the Washington, MO, Community

In 2000, French Gerleman first opened the doors to our Washington, Missouri, branch to support the growing regional market. We began with just one employee, occupying only half the building we continue to operate from today. Twenty years later our on-site staff has tripled, not including our outside sales and product management team. Our physical […]

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What to Look for in a Solar Distributor Partnership

Whether you are a new or established solar integrator, your choice in distribution partners is an important one. With a nearly 100-year history as an electrical distributor and a 10-year history specifically serving the solar industry, French Gerleman understands what is critical to you, the solar integrator. This article will explore the most important qualities […]

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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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Why Switchgear Fails and How to Fix or Prevent It

When it comes to dealing with complex power systems, the adage is: “It is not a matter of if, but when it will fail.” And when that day comes will you be prepared? Here at French Gerleman, our goal is to help our clients with identifying weak links in your power system and knowing how […]

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Cut Seismic Bracing Installation Time in Half with Eaton’s B-Line Series Seismic Cable Kit

The ground rumbles and you feel a sudden jolt. You brace yourself for a second, hoping it isn’t what you fear. The floor beneath you and the rest of the building begin to shake violently. You struggle to maintain your footing. Less than 30 seconds later… it’s over. You’re thankful to be safe, and the […]

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