Monthly Archives: December 2017

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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 over the last few years, expansion was necessary to support ongoing customer requirements.  In July of 2017, they moved to their main North American headquarters to a new 50,000 square foot facility in Glendale Heights, IL.  The new facility offers more than double the space of their previous building.

The new facility satisfies the need for expanded assembly, but also met a number of other needs.  For example, they added a larger testing facility, room for new employees and engineering support, improved on paint booth capabilities, and included a large addition to inventory space.  Currently, Nidec-Shimpo maintains inventory of nearly $4 million and with the proximity of their new headquarters, French Gerleman can offer next day delivery on several common Shimpo models.

The Midwest-based assembly operation benefits our OEM customer base by handling a wide variety of products, and assembling those they do not have available as complete units.  This satisfies small quantity orders, prototypes and helps in emergency/machine down situations.  The expansion has also opened the door to more custom product conversations.  Recently they have seen more requests from customers for custom shafts and adapters, private labeling/colors and food grade coatings.

With Nidec-Shimpo Japan now focused on product development of the robotic technologies they manufacture, this facility offers the extra space and capability for more local design in addition to the assembly resources here for those future products.  Globally Shimpo manufactures more than 70,000 robust, high quality and cost-effective planetary gearboxes per month.

For more information on Nidec- Shimpo products, to review a product sample kit or to discuss the option to tour their new facility, contact your French Gerleman Account Manager.


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Panduit and General Cable Offer End-to-End Structured Cabling Solutions, Guaranteed Network Performance & System Reliability

For more than 10 years, Panduit and General Cable have offered a comprehensive line of structed cabling solutions for a variety of institutional, commercial and industrial applications.

How businesses manage their network cable and connectivity can have a major impact on overall system performance and business productivity.  Especially if there is an unplanned downtime due to poor network reliability.

Panduit and General Cable’s combined category 6A, 6 and 5e high-performance copper and fiber systems provide a robust and optimized cabling infrastructure that exceeds electrical parameters for today and into the future.  This world-class partnership provides guaranteed network performance and system reliability for the most demanding network requirements.

The Panduit and General Cable (PanGen®) vision is to provide organizations – large and small – the ability to enable essential business applications.  These solutions are developed through advanced research and development, manufacturing excellence and rigorous performance testing.

 

Four Key PanGen Benefits:

  1. Importance of Structured Cabling – A properly designed and implemented cabling infrastructure is a fundamental strategic asset of every business and institution. Carefully planning a structured cabling solution facilitates the delivery of new services, lower network maintenance costs and increased productivity.

 

  1. High-Performance Solutions – Category 6A, 6 and 5e high performance copper and fiber systems with network connectivity and cables provide a robust and optimized cabling infrastructure that exceeds all electrical parameters.

 

  1. World-Class Installation & Technical Support – Quality installation of PanGen solutions is provided through an extensive network of specially trained and certified installers. Meeting stringent qualification requirements, installers receive continuous training on products, standards and installation practices.  PanGen solutions come with prompt, nationwide technical support for customers from the design stage to post-system installation support.

 

  1. Complete Solution Warranty – All PanGen installations are eligible for the PanGen 25-year warranty*, which offers the following advantages:
    • 100% warranty coverage to repair and replace defective components
    • Compliance with all applicable ANSI, TIA/EIA and ISO standards
    • Backed by an installed channel performance guarantee
    • One point of contact for all inquiries (usapartners@panduit.com)

 

Interested in exploring options to enhance your current network infrastructure? If the answer is yes, we can help.

French Gerleman is an authorized distributor of Panduit and General Cable’s full-line of data communication products and services.  For more information about PanGen® structured Cable Solutions visit pangensolutions.com or contact your French Gerleman Account Manager.  We can schedule a facility walk-through or assessment and help you to determine the appropriate next steps to achieve your data infrastructure goals and objectives.

Content developed in coordination with Panduit and General Cable.

*To be eligible for the PanGen® system warranty, the system must be installed by a Panduit    Certified installer, meet certain requirements, and be registered by Panduit. The PanGen system warranty is subject to various terms, conditions and limitations.


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French Gerleman’s New Mobile App: My Product Groups

French Gerleman’s new mobile app focuses on providing speed, convenience and mobility. The app has many features that personalize your experience so you can quickly find the product you are seeking.

If you consistently order the same products from French Gerleman, you can group them together to make them easier to locate and reorder in the future. These groups can be completely personalized based on your needs. Want different lists for lighting fixtures, conduit, fittings, cleaners and more? There’s no limit to the number of groups you can create or the number of items you include in each group.

You can set up your product groups either on the website or in the app. If you set up your groups at a desktop, they will show up on your app and you can easily add them to your cart to order, and change quantities based on your needs.

The app is available for both Android and iOS. Use it on your phone or tablet based on what is most convenient for you. For more information about the app, contact your French Gerleman Account Manager.