Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion – Week 4 Question

Thank you for taking part in our 4th annual Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge!

To qualify for our random weekly blog drawing, you must be a registered participant in our Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion. You may register by clicking here.

Good Luck!



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Process Solutions and the French Gerleman Process Summit

At French Gerleman, we have offered our customers the best manufacturing solutions for more than 90 years. We can provide all your control system and process manufacturing solution needs in one simple place, with friendly customer service representatives who are experts in the field.

We pride ourselves on being a one stop shop for our customers offering the latest comprehensive products along with logistical and technical services to help you improve your efficiency and profitability.

We’re having an exciting event on Tuesday, October 6, at our St. Louis office. Join us at the Process Summit to receive the latest process automation updates through our relationships with key process automation partners. This seminar gives you the opportunity to see the latest in technology as well as a look at opportunities for lowering operational costs, improving downtime and added safety considerations.

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Event Details:
Process Summit
Tuesday, October 6
7:30am- 4:30pm
French Gerleman Customer Center
2023 Westport Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

Everyone will attend general sessions in the morning, after lunch and to close the event. The other time will be filled with your selection of breakout sessions, allowing you to tailor the event to meet your personal, operational and safety needs. See the class schedule and sessions available HERE. The Process Summit is great for plant managers, operations managers, engineering and maintenance staff.

Topics Include:

  • PlantPAx Update
  • Process Safety
  • Process Network Security
  • Spectroscopy
  • Industrial Weighing Systems
  • Electric Heat vs. Oil/Gas Fired Heat Systems
  • Sequence Management & Batch Solutions
  • Advanced Instrumentation
  • Benefits of VMware

Now let’s get down to business. Why should you attend this event?

  • Are you considering ways to lower your total cost of ownership (TCO) across your facility?
  • Are you achieving your desired level of operational efficiency from your operations?
  • Are you faced with unscheduled downtime due to older equipment failures?
  • Are you satisfied with support with your older DCS system?
  • Are you looking for ways to easily integrate technology into other plants or locations?

With that being said, we hope to see you at the Process Summit! Learn more about the event and RSVP HERE.

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Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion – Week 3 Question

Thank you for taking part in our 4th annual Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge!  

To qualify for our random weekly blog drawing, you must be a registered participant in our Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion. You may register by clicking here.

Good Luck!



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KwikSplice Aluminum Cable Tray Helps Reduce Cable Tray Splicing Labor up to 50%

Eaton’s B-Line series KwikSplice™ cable tray system utilizes a patent-pending side rail design that helps provide contractors with a lower installed cost solution. The system includes a full line of straights, fittings and innovative accessories that enable labor and materials savings.

The system is ideal in settings such as:

  • Light industrial
  • Commercial
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Education
  • Government buildings
  • Data centers

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“Installation time and complexity are critical elements in construction environments,” said Patrick Keller, Product Manager, Eaton’s B-Line division. “This industry-first design allows for a quicker installation and reduces hardware, helping customers improve the bottom line on their construction projects.”

The KwikSplice cable tray system features a splice retention groove I-beam side rail which allows installers to easily guide and snap the splice plate into position. With just two bolts, the installer can secure the connection, and still maintain structural integrity and electrical grounding.

Additional accessories, such as the universal fitting, feature a tool-less splice design and easy side panel removal that allows installers to create a horizontal bend, horizontal tee, or horizontal cross. The engineered I-Beam design of the cable tray reduces labor during handling and installation.

Key features and benefits include:

  • Light-weight aluminum construction
  • Patent pending I-beam splice retention groove to secure splice connection
  • Splice maintains structural integrity and electrical grounding
  • Rated for NEMA 12A and NEMA 12B load classes
  • UL, CSA and IEC approvals
  • Full line of labor saving accessories and fittings
  • Standardized ¼” hardware
  • Manufactured and stocked in the U.S. and Canada

Ask your French Gerleman representative for information on how the KwikSplice system can help you reduce labor costs on your next cable tray project!

Complementary Support and Design Tools from Eaton’s B-Line Business

CoSPEC™ Specifier Center

With nearly 100 different CAD, BIM, and graphic formats, customers can easily select, view and download B-Line products in 2D and 3D.

TrayCAD™ Software

This cable tray design software is intended to minimize design time and associated costs. It assists contractors and engineers in developing project designs and making purchasing decisions by incorporating the full cable tray breadth of products from Eaton. The free add-on software works with the latest versions AutoCAD® to create a 3D representation of the cable tray system and builds a full bill of materials once the cable tray layout is complete.

On-Line Calculators

Helps calculate the potential material and labor savings in your project by utilizing the KwikSplice cable tray system.

eLearning Videos

Eaton’s B-Line business offers a variety of eLearning product and services videos from basic to advanced.

Take-Off Services

For large project bids and final detailed drawings, Eaton can provide the details you need to quickly help you estimate costs and a bill of material. For custom requirements, B-Line’s team of sales engineers can help with advanced quotes and custom solutions as required.  Contact your French Gerleman representative for additional information.

 


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Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion – Week 2 Question

Thank you for taking part in our 4th annual Pro Football Pick ‘Em Challenge! We have over 450 participants registered this year and we appreciate your help making our promotion a success.

We are giving away two prizes each week. The first is to the player who has the best picks each week (the Pick Winner). For an extra chance to win a $50 gift card, visit this blog site to answer our question of the week. Winners of this prize will be chosen at random from the entries received each week. You must submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Mondays to be entered in the weekly random blog drawing.

To qualify for our random weekly blog drawing, you must be a registered participant in our Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion. You may register by clicking here.

Good Luck!



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Are The Hazardous Locations in Your Facility Safe?

I’m sure you are reading the title of this blog and are thinking to yourself, “well of course, safety is our main concern!” As much as we all hope that this is true, the reality is that some of these hazardous locations might come as a surprise, you might be using the wrong products or not following the proper safety procedures.

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So what exactly is a hazardous location? A hazardous location exists when a manufacturing, storage or handling process provides a fuel, consisting of a flammable gas, combustible dust, combustible flying or fiber, or some combination of these three elements. Those flammable components can be mixed with enough oxygen from the ambient air to form an explosive atmosphere between the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) or Lower Flammable Limit (LFL) and the Upper Explosive Limit (UEL) or Upper Flammable Limit (UFL).

Lives are lost every year when electrical components are misapplied.  Things get even worse when electrical components enter the complex world of hazardous locations.  The presence of volatile compounds and elements can cause even the most seasoned industry veterans to scratch their heads.  Coupled with the presence of multiple volatile elements, liabilities can make manufacturing and production susceptible to litigation when proper application and installation procedures are not followed.

Appleton put together a great Hazardous Locations Guide that provides a concise explanation of the various global classifications for hazardous locations.

The Hazardous Locations Guide can be downloaded HERE.

When specifying and installing hazardous location listed material, the ultimate responsibility lies on the end user coupled with their insurance underwriter.  A pro-active audit by your insurance company can help ensure compliance and provide a certified safe environment for your employees.

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Using the proper products that are designed for the specific classifications and ensuring they are properly installed will lessen the chance of safety issues.  If you need more information regarding hazardous location products or require an assessment of your hazardous classified locations or installed product base, contact us today. We look forward to helping you maintain a safe workplace!


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Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion – Week 1 Question

This is the first week of Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion. Throughout the 17-week football season, we will be giving away two weekly prizes ($50 gift cards).

Each week, the person who picks the most correct game winners for the week will win a $50 gift card.

For an extra chance to win a $50 gift card, visit this blog site to answer our question of the week. Winners of this prize will be chosen at random from the entries received each week. You must submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Mondays to be entered in the weekly random blog drawing.

To qualify for our random weekly blog drawing, you must be a registered participant in our Pro Football Pick ‘Em promotion. You may register by clicking here.

Good luck to everyone! We’re excited for the football season to start and we look forward to seeing how everyone does with their picks!

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Sack the Competition: Pro Football Pick ‘Em Customer Promotion

Category : FG News

You’re invited to make game predictions throughout the 2015 Pro Football regular season for a chance to win great prizes from French Gerleman! There is no cost to enter, what are you waiting for?

Prizes will be awarded to the top five finishers at the end of the season.  In addition, two weekly prizes will be given.

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Prizes for the top 5 finishers:

Grand Prize: 60 inch LED TVGrand Prize_TV

2nd Prize: 50 inch LED TV

3rd Prize: 40 inch LED TV

4th Prize: 32 inch LED TV

5th Prize: 24 inch LED TV

  • To register and play, visit frenchgerleman.com and create your Pick’Em account.
  • To make your weekly picks, go to frenchgerleman.com and follow the link to the promo page. From there you can make your weekly picks.

 

Weekly Winners:

Each week, the person who picks the most correct game winners for the week will win a $50 gift card.

For an extra chance to win a $50 gift card, visit fgblog.com weekly and answer our question of the week. Winners of this prize will be chosen at random from the entries received each week.

Best of luck to everyone, we’re excited for the football season to start and we look forward to seeing how everyone does with their picks!

 

Thanks to our great vendors for sponsoring this promotion:

  • Appleton
  • B-Line
  • General Cable
  • Hubbell Wiring Device-Kellems
  • Panduit
  • SolaHD
  • Thomas & Betts

 

Fine print

Our promotion is for fun only.  There is no cost to participate.  Employees and sponsors are ineligible to enter.  The contest is not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by the National Football League (NFL), its teams or its institutions.  See official rules on website for details.

 

2015 Pro Pick Sponsors