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A single electrical connector failure can stop production. The right connector can shorten repair time to minutes, instead of hours.
Whether that stress occurs from the dead weight of the cable, or from flexing and bending, the results can cause serious downtime. The best, and easiest solution to secure cable runs is to add a wire mesh support grip.
For the paper and pulp processing industry, Stainless Steel connectors are a cornerstone of productivity, safety and cleanliness. SS is resistant to corrosion, chemicals and the especially harsh environment of a paper processing plant.
Stainless steel electrical connectors are likely something you never give much thought. In most industries, they’re commodity components that don’t get much attention. After all, they’re just small pieces of very large water and waste water treatment systems. Until they fail.
Technology has without a doubt improved manufacturing equipment, with innovations that further automate processes to increase production, reduce downtime and limit human error.
Sudden downtime of an automotive assembly line cn be costly. Industry experts estimate that downtime can cost a manufacturer as much as $1 million per hour in lost revenue.
Cord connectors can be manufactured out of several different types of materials. Aluminum, steel and nylon are often used for these type of connectors but for harsh environments these materials do not offer the needed level of corrosion resistance.
In the 1940’s, when cord grips were first used, standard product met most needs. As grip applications expanded, usage evolved to wet locations, severe environments and into a growing range of equipment designs. Manufacturers were forced to adapt to expanding customer needs.
Often times a product that is widely used in all type of industrial facilities is categorized as a commodity. For example, cord grips are used anywhere that cable or conduit connects to an enclosure or machine. So that makes them a commodity, right?
For companies operating in a harsh environment special attention must be paid to critical electrical connections. Specifically for those applications using sensor connectors, the top most concerns are electrical integrity and premature failure.
The use of MC Cable (e.g. Metal Clad Cable) instead of traditional conduit has slowly increased in the US over the past 10 years. But that trend is changing. Electrical contractors everywhere, in every industry, are discovering how much faster and more cost effective they can get jobs done using MC Cable and fittings.