What You Need to Know Before Buying Cable and Wire Markers

Last Updated: September 30, 2020

When we think of asset management, we often picture the equipment that needs to be tracked, but the wiring, pipes, and cables that connect them are just as important. The average commercial building has an incredible amount of cables and pipes running throughout the facility, and most of them should be marked for safety, regulatory, …

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The Ultimate Guide to UL Labels and Marks

Last Updated: September 15, 2020

Equipment safety is a broad and diverse topic, with individual requirements that pertain to specific product types, regions, and applications. In order to demonstrate compliance, many commercial equipment manufacturers will mark their products with certification logos that indicate that their products have been certified by a governing or standards-issuing entity as safe and ready for …

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Polycarbonate Panels

Last Updated: September 11, 2020
Posted by: Matt Krysiak in Panels

Polycarbonate is a popular type of thermoplastic that is used to fabricate a number of products we use every day. It’s one of the main materials found in eyeglasses, digital media discs, and auto parts due to its light weight and excellent durability under normal conditions. Since high precision graphics can be printed onto polycarbonate, …

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4 Reasons to Invest in Self-Driving Semi Trucks

Last Updated: September 3, 2020

There are an estimated 15.5 million trucks that currently operate in the United States. Among them, about 2 million are semis/tractor-trailers that transport a large number of goods across the country. Recent improvements in technology, such as automation and AI, have helped carriers move freight more efficiently while reducing long-term costs. As both the number …

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Everything You Need to Know About Electrical Panel Labels

Last Updated: July 10, 2020

Industrial electrical panels are used across numerous industries to direct electric currents among the many pieces of equipment within a facility. Communicating safety and work-related information effectively can mean the difference between a low incident rate and violations or injuries. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has reported that there were over 1,500 electrical workplace …

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Weatherproof Labels

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

One of the great benefits of custom labels is that you can truly match the type of label to your specific needs. One of the most common requirements is for labels that are weatherproof and have good compatibility in outdoor environments. The term “weatherproof” can refer to a number of different environmental conditions and is …

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50 Best GPS Devices for Trucking Companies

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

According to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), nearly half of all fleets in the U.S. trucking industry (49%) have over 100 power units in operation. When also considering regional businesses with large fleets of small delivery and service trucks, we quickly end up with thousands of operators that have an extensive network of assets …

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50 Best Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) & Tools

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Commercial vehicles must remain compliant with important regional and national regulations to keep our roads safe. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) manages the guidelines that are in use today. Fleet managers across all industries must be aware of any changes to these guidelines that …

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The Expert’s Boat Switch Panel Buying Guide

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Whether you are a novice boater, a seasoned seafarer, or a boat manufacturer, you know the importance of outfitting vessels with the best and most reliable equipment on the market. Regulations written by the ABYC detail the many pitfalls that boat owners and manufacturers suffer when making decisions about electrical components – wiring, in particular. …

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Complete Guide to USCG Documentation Standards and Requirements for Boats

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Vessel documentation has a long history in the United States with some of the first requirements being outlined by the 11th Act of the First Congress in 1790. This type of regulation serves as the known standard to prove nationality for international purposes, regulate trade among coastal territories and fishing grounds, and clarify ownership of …

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5 Sanitary and Hygienic Design Training Courses

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Sanitation used to be a not-so-important subject, but that’s already in the past. Today, no matter how large or small an organization is, sanitary and hygienic practices should be regarded as a priority. Consider this: deadly microbial contamination or other serious mishaps can happen in seconds and cause negative publicity, loss of customers, and financial …

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50 Best Boat Design Software Tools

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

As technology continues to progress, designers, architects, and engineers hailing from all different disciplines are reaping the benefits of 3D design and ultra-fast modeling. Long gone are the days of flubbed designs and mountains of draft paper abandoned in the trash can. Now, the best and brightest minds can take advantage of innovative software solutions …

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Airworthiness Certificate Guide: Obtaining & Maintaining Airworthiness Certification

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Every day within the United States there are over 44,000 flights that carry over 2.7 million passengers. Given these large numbers, the airline industry is remarkably efficient, with airports and operators continuing to improve their turnaround times for planes while still maintaining all mandated safety protocol. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), along with its …

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3 Best Practices for Aircraft Maintenance

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Aircraft are some of the most complex vehicles in existence today. On any given plane there can be thousands of parts along with integrated electrical, fuel, and software systems. Yet they are also remarkably reliable, especially when effective industry maintenance practices are followed. Regardless of the size of the plane or the number of aircraft …

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4 Keys to Building Seaworthy Yacht and Boat Switch Panels

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Today’s yachts and recreational boats have a ton of wired equipment, and many boat owners add custom components. This can lead to a mess of wires, switches, and panels in some parts of the vessel with controls for things like lighting, navigation, and speakers. For boat owners and manufacturers alike, there is a true need …

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Complete Guide to ASHRAE Standards for Commercial HVAC Manufacturers

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Today’s major industries all face a push toward cleaner and more energy-efficient equipment solutions. Among them, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units remain some of the largest energy consumers at commercial sites throughout the world. Building owners and operators at these locations are regularly looking for ways to reduce cost without losing capability. As …

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6 Benefits of Durable Labels and Nameplates in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Equipment used in the aerospace and military industries require highly durable parts, including their ID labels and nameplates. Inferior materials just won’t make the cut, with abrasion, corrosion, extreme temperatures, and UV exposure causing degradation and loss of readability. As such, the aerospace and defense industries have set stringent requirements for industrial labels and nameplates, …

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What is the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), How Does It Work, and Why Use It in Commercial HVAC Units?

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is a motor controller commonly used for three-phase motors. Other names for Variable Frequency Drive include: Variable speed drive Adjustable speed drive Adjustable frequency drive Inverter AC drive Microdrive What makes VFDs unique is that they vary the frequency and voltage given to the electric motor based on its electrical …

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