Technical Articles

Lapp Tannehill has published these technical articles:

(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Heat shrink tubing is widely used in many modern manufacturing applications across a multitude of industries. With the rapid pace of technological advancement in the medical industry, it is important...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Ease-of-use or installation, fit-for-purpose performance characteristics (such as min/max temperature exposure, flame resistance and cosmetic appearance) and direct cost can all vary based upon the...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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What is Heat Shrink Ratio and How Do I Determine Which Tubing I Need?...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Before diving into the differences between single wall and dual wall tubing, let's look at some of the reasons and situations that people use heat shrink tubing in the first place....
(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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When selecting a cord grip, you'll need to consider the material you need (stainless steel, polyamide, nickel-plated brass, etc.), size, installation design (multi-cable panel mounting, click...
(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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Cord grips (which are also known as cable glands, connectors, strain relief, or fittings) are devices that attach and secure heavy-duty cables to equipment. They can seal around single or multiple...
(Wire and Cable)
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The flex type and application of the cable will determine how the cable is manufactured. When the cable is designed with a special flexing application, the cable has to be manufactured on a unique...
(Wire and Cable)
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some of the many advantages you may consider when designing a custom cable....
(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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With all of the possible SKINTOP® choices, it can be difficult determining which solution may be best for your application. We created a chart with the most basic SKINTOP® information, so...
(Wire and Cable)
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Whether you're an engineer designing a new product, or a purchasing agent getting ready to send a purchase order to a vendor, cost plays a large role in your daily decisions. Cutting cost is something...
(Wire and Cable)
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There are a lot of different UL styles for hook-up and lead wire, which can be confusing to determine what's the difference between them all. This table lists many of the UL styles and their main...
(Wire and Cable)
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To understand the differences between the types, you'll need to know the difference between PVC and Cross-link automotive wire. The main difference between the two is the temperature range. Cross-link...
(Wire and Cable)
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There are many types of shielding choices for your cables. Here is a list of different shielding types and a description of them....
(Wire and Cable)
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Amperage Conversions...
(Wire and Cable)
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To help you choose the Lapp cable that best suits your requirements, we suggest you review the criteria and definitions on the following pages and familiarize yourself with the different levels....
(Wire and Cable)
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Portable cord comes in a variety of materials to meet different use applications. Thermoplastic PVC vs Thermoplastic Elastomer vs Thermoset Rubber? Which one is the best? When picking which portable...
(Wire and Cable)
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When looking at the different portable cordage types, all the different letters in the types can be overwhelming and easily confusing. But did you know that each of those letters represents an...
(Wire and Cable)
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Cabling Techniques...
(Wire and Cable)
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Based on the requirements, the best insulating material for the application will be selected. The selection may involve examination of many different performance properties. The properties are...
(Wire and Cable)
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Glossary...
(Wire and Cable)
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Properties of Insulation Materials...
(Wire and Cable)
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Types of Tinning...
(Wire and Cable)
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Automation is continuing to increase on the factory floor, creating a growing need for more data exchange over sophisticated, high-performance networks....
(Wire and Cable)
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Oil can cause polymers, such as those used for cable insulation and jacketing, to degrade and crack. Selecting an oil-resistant cable is the best way to avoid this failure mode....
(Wire and Cable)
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Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of cable engineers around the world, there are cables available for an almost infinite number of applications. Welding cable, extension cords, stage lighting...
(Wire and Cable)
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Automation and networking technology continue to play a vital role in the manufacturing industry, especially mechanical and plant engineering. Along with enabling greater energy efficiency, flexible...
(Wire and Cable)
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Rather than using permanently installed equipment and machinery at each plant, Fowler takes a more efficient approach to aggregate processing by moving a portable rock-crushing plant from one location...
(Wire and Cable)
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This collection of design tips will extend the life of cable carriers and the components they protect...
(Wire and Cable)
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A cable chain is a mechanical system designed to protect, carry and guide cables (power, control, data or fiber optics) and hoses (hydraulic or pneumatic) in dynamic motion applications - to transfer...
(Connectors)
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One often-overlooked hiding place for microbes is within the machine's cabling and connectors when working in the food and beverage industry. You never want to overlook places that bacteria may grow...
(Wire and Cable)
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Learn more about the different conductors used in wire & cable...
(Wire and Cable)
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Learn more about the different flammability tests and ratings....
(Motors)
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In automated production machines, faster acceleration and deceleration of motion axes can lead to productivity gains. It's no wonder that machine builders have started to adopt new low-inertia servo...
(Wire and Cable)
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Smaller cables are being sought after as medical devices become smaller and more portable...
(Wire and Cable)
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LAPP offers different levels of each of the motion types. Find the motion level number associated with the product on the product datasheet and refer to this table for more information on what the...
(Wire and Cable)
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Most portable medical devices on the market today center on patient monitoring or diagnosing using self-application sensors (pulse, blood sugar, temperature, etc.) along with mobile devices to send...
(Wire and Cable)
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American Wire Gauge (AWG) sizes may be determined by measuring the diameter of the conductor (the bare wire) with the insulation removed. Refer to the Wire Gauge Diameter table for dimensions. When...
(Wire and Cable)
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The Internet has reached the factory. Controls, drives, sensors, and machines are all networked, exchanging data ceaselessly. Data volumes and interconnectedness, from the sensor to the cloud, will...
(Wire and Cable)
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Cables and plug connections have to withstand a great deal, but this is especially true for the food and beverage industry, where the right choice of material is crucial....
(Wire and Cable)
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The demands of the industrial environment are ongoing, with ever-changing trends....
(Robotics)
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In this paper, we'll show you new trends in advanced robotics, as well as some tips for properly specifying and installing cables into your robot....
(Wire and Cable)
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In today's medical device market, front-end decisions on wire and cable, connectors, and process aids that designers make can have a lasting impact on manufacturability, patient and practitioner...
(Wire and Cable)
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Portable cordage is available in different jacket insulation materials - Thermoset (rubber), Thermoplastic (plastic), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE). Here's a little more information about them to help...
(Data Input Devices)
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The Future of Industrial Ethernet...
(Wire and Cable)
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Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) was founded as a non-profit organization which provides testing for products and UL “Recognition� or “Listing� for manufacturers. In the United States UL...
(Motor Controls and Drives)
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VFDs - also commonly referred to as Adjustable or Variable Speed Drives - improve the efficiency of motor-driven equipment and allow for accurate continuous control over a wide range of operating...
(Connectors)
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Reliability is of paramount importance in all the advanced electronics found in modern operating rooms. Although it doesn't happen often, with the numerous different applications in which...
(Wire and Cable)
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When it's time to make an investment that will impact long-term business continuity, uptime, and effectiveness, you want to make sure you get it right. There's little room for error or guesswork....
(Wire and Cable)
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What are the similarities and differences of Ethernet cable, and what does it mean for your next factory automation project? Also learn about 3 considerations you should have in mind when designing,...
(Wire and Cable)
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What are the similarities and differences of Ethernet cable, and what does it mean for your next factory automation project?...
(Connectors)
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Connectors systems with integrated micrchips such as EEPROMs offer an easy pairing of devices and connectors....
(Wire and Cable)
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Answers to the most common questions asked about custom cabling...
(Wire and Cable)
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As the use of ETHERNET is becoming more and more prominent, especially in industrial settings, industrial protocols are becoming normalized terms when looking for products for systems such as...
(Wire and Cable Accessories)
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Take a look at some lesser-known aspects of maintaining good cable hygiene when working in the food and beverage industry....
(Wire and Cable)
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In today's world, everything is getting smaller, faster, and miniaturized. Not every application is the same, and all cables are not created equal. Every application has its own specific pain points...
(Wire and Cable)
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If you're in manufacturing and looking to save money in purchasing and procurement for wire, cable, connectors, and other electrical materials for your engineers, then you're not alone....
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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To navigate the nearly infinite variety of heat shrink tubing in the market here are 5 steps to determine the right type of heat shrink for your application....
(Wire and Cable)
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The AWG is the U.S. standard for wire and cable gauge measurements. Read the article to learn more about converting AWG to the metric system for use outside the U.S....
(Wire and Cable)
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Glossary of Cable terms...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Heat shrink tubing is widely used in many modern manufacturing applications across a multitude of industries. With the rapid pace of technological advancement in the medical industry, it is important...
(Wire and Cable)
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NEMA WC27500 is the widely used Standard for Aerospace and Industrial Electric Cable replacing the obsolete MIL-DTL-27500 in 2001. NEMA released an update to the standard at the end of 2020 taking to...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Both single wall and dual wall polyolefin heat shrink tubing are very similar in form, fit, and function, but you will want to pick the one that is best for your application and environment. How do...
(Wire and Cable)
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Why did the manufacturer/distributor ship me more/less than the wire or cable quantity I ordered?...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Heat shrink tubing is a versatile product that can be used in a variety of applications where you find wire and cable. Even though it's a commonly used product, there are still some things that you...
(Wire and Cable)
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What makes a tray-rated cable different from a standard multi-conductor?...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Cold shrink tubing is tubing that shrinks in normal temperatures, so there is no need to heat the tubing to shrink it. It's supplied on a removable core in a pre-stretched shape. The inner core is...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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How to calculate longitudinal change in heat shrink tubing. You can't forget to factor this in....
(Industrial Heaters and Heating Elements)
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Essential Elements of a Heat Gun...
(Wire and Cable)
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The food and beverage industry adheres to very strict hygienic practices to reduce the risk of contamination and surfaces are frequently treated with aggressive cleaning agents and hot steam. Cables,...