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  • Making Wire Pulling Easier, Safer, Faster

    Late last year, Encore Wire updated its already quite popular and robust wire pulling tool PullPro.

    The company’s pre-filled wire caddy sits upright at a job site, with an ergonomically-friendly top handle, reducing the act of stooping to pick up a spool of heavy, cumber-some conductor.

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  • Cable Pulling Solutions

    Large or long cable pulls can be costly and time-consuming and, without the proper tools and equipment, sometimes difficult, back-straining work.

    Encore Wire offers two solutions most contractors might want to know about.

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  • Are You Sending the Right Signals?

    We’ve used signals for communication for eons. One of the most famous signaling scenarios allegedly happened during the American colonies’ struggle for independence. Memorialized in the poem “Paul Revere’s Ride,” written by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the passage is quoted here:

    “One if by land, and two if by sea;
    And I on the opposite shore will be,
    Ready to ride and spread the alarm
    Through every Middlesex village and farm,
    For the country-folk to be up and to arm.”

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  • Choosing the Right Panelboard for Your Project Location

    I've installed and worked on more circuit breaker panelboards that I can remember. After 30+ years of work, it's got to be at least … one bunch!

    Maybe more.

    But most of the panelboards I've had the pleasure of meeting were fairly simple, straightforward circuit panels. Single phase and three phase panels, from 120/208 to 277/480… you get the idea, right?

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  • Nonmetallic Electrical Enclosures

    I’ve installed (and replaced) a lot of enclosures over the last 30 years. And I’ve probably used just about every type of enclosure, from small metal EMT boxes with knockouts to stainless steel behemoths that needed drilled or punched.

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  • Managing Industrial Control Equipment with the Right Transformer

    Industrial automation equipment presents a unique challenge for the transformers used to step power down to levels required by their electromagnetic control devices. Such solenoids, contactors and timers are typically inductive loads, and they can create brief periods of high inrush current when they first start up that general-purpose transformers aren’t designed to handle.

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