Recent Blog Posts

Register for French Gerleman’s Bracketology Battle!

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is just around the corner, and with it comes our annual Bracketology Battle! Test your prediction skills to choose the best bracket and win some awesome prizes. Signing up is easy, just go to our Bracketology Battle site to learn more and create an account. If you participated in previous […]

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A Fresh Look at Distribution Waste

Waste production is a vast issue across all industries worldwide. Hundreds of millions of tons of waste are sent to landfills nationwide from businesses alone every year. By taking a fresh look at waste, businesses can lessen their environmental impact. Recently, French Gerleman has taken a new approach when it comes to waste, focusing on […]

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The French Gerleman Motion Summit Recap

Recently we hosted a Motion Summit, a complimentary event at our St. Louis branch covering the latest motion control updates with Rockwell Automation and our other motion automation partners. We demonstrated tools to design, develop, and troubleshoot motion control systems. If you weren’t able to attend, here are some highlights from the presentations:   Rockwell […]

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Save the Date for French Gerleman’s Product and Technology Expo

Are you looking to learn more about new automation technology? What about best safety practices? Or new electrical or lighting trends?  At our Product and Technology Expo, you can learn about those topics and more!  The Expo will be held on Tuesday, April 24, at the St. Charles Convention Center.  The event will kick off […]

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French Gerleman’s New Mobile App: Photo Inquiry

Have you ever needed a product and weren’t sure where to find it? Thanks to French Gerleman’s new mobile app, finding what you need has never been easier. With the French Gerleman photo inquiry option, you can take a picture, include a quick note and press send.  Our inside sales support team will review your […]

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Switchgear Lifecycle, Technologies & Safety Seminar Recap

Recently we hosted a Switchgear Lifecycle, Technologies & Safety Seminar covering the product life cycle, preventive maintenance, and planning for future capacity. If you couldn’t attend, here are a few highlights from the seminar. Electrical systems are essential to almost every other system a building has, and maintenance is required to keep them running properly. […]

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The Responsibilities of Authorized, Competent and Qualified Persons

Like those in any field with its own esoteric language, we in fall protection often take for granted that when we use a term, everyone else knows what we are talking about. For example, if I said, “For that Fall Arrest application, you’ll need an SRL-LE – and make sure the shock-absorber is attached to […]

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Reform Capacitors to Keep Your Spare VFDs Ready for Use

Having spare VFDs on hand can help reduce the amount of downtime when a failure occurs, but these spares require regular maintenance to keep them ready for use. When VFDs are stored for long periods of time, typically 12+ months, the internal chemistry of the DC bus capacitors begins to deteriorate if power is not […]

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French Gerleman’s New Mobile App: UPC Scanner

Today most manufacturer products include a UPC (barcode). When you’re looking to replace an existing item or replenish inventory, the French Gerleman UPC scanner, a feature available in our new mobile app, can help you quickly locate the products you need. Ordering a product from French Gerleman is easy.  Simply scan the UPC with your […]

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Nidec-Shimpo Offers OEMs Faster Turnaround on High Precision Servo Gearboxes & Custom Product Assemblies

French Gerleman’s partnership with Nidec-Shimpo offers customers increased access to a wide-range of high-precision servo gearbox products, inventory and custom assembly options. Gearbox options include economy, standard duty and high-performance class, inline and right angle planetary, and right-angle worm products that offer many standard features superior to competitive products. With the success Nidec-Shimpo has seen […]

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