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White Paper: Stainless Steel Thread Galling

June 19, 2018 8:30 am

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA, June 19, 2018 — Talon Products has published a white paper titled, Stainless Steel Thread Galling.  Charles Darnell, President of Talon Products stated, “Peter, a longstanding customer called to explain that his installation contractor experienced a problem when fastening stainless steel hardware with an impact wrench.  One of the fasteners completely seized!  We forwarded a copy of an internal company report on fastener installation to clarify and demystify the phenomenon of thread galling, which he shared with the contractor.  When he began receiving additional requests for the report, Peter suggested we publish a white paper and share it... View Article

Talon Products Unaffected by Tariff Increase

April 10, 2018 7:30 am

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA, April 10, 2018 — Talon Products expects to remain largely unaffected by the proposed steel tariff increase. Charles Darnell, President of Talon Products stated, “While legacy cable cleats are made overseas from foreign steel, Talon® cable cleats are 100% made in the USA. To limit exposure to price volatility, Talon Products maintains long-term blanket purchase orders with our valued raw materials suppliers. A robust supply chain is vital during periods of economic uncertainty and we take a collaborative approach to assure the highest value for our customers.”   Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the... View Article

Talon® Cable Cleat Cross Reference Guides – Updated

January 9, 2018 8:30 am

Talon Products has updated its cross reference guides to include more manufacturers and OEM’s. Charles Darnell, the President of Talon Products stated, “This web-based tool expands the knowledge base for engineers all over the world. Talon Products maintains a large inventory of cable cleats. Prepare your order. We’re ready to ship.” SINGLE CABLE CLEAT CROSS REFERENCES are available on the dropdown box at the bottom of the Talon® T1 Cable Cleats page TREFOIL CABLE CLEAT CROSS REFERENCES are available on the dropdown box at the bottom of the Talon® T3 Cable Cleats page   Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the... View Article

Power Grid Products appointed for IA, IL, IN, MI and WI

December 5, 2017 8:30 am

Power Grid Products has been appointed the Authorized Sales Representative for Talon® cable cleats in Iowa and Wisconsin, as well as Northern Illinois, Lake County, Indiana and Northern Michigan.  Charles Darnell, the President of Talon Products stated, “The professionals at PGP provide knowledgeable product representation, as well as superior customer service and technical support.”  More information is available at powergridproducts.com. Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA.  You can trust Talon® cable cleats to maintain constant vigilance over your cables and cable support systems.  More information on Talon® cable cleats is available at www.HugTheRung.com. Talon Products is located in Hammond, Louisiana, USA.... View Article

Talon Products to Present at IEEE ICC Meeting

October 17, 2017 8:30 am

Charles Darnell, P.E., president of Talon Products is presenting, “Cable Protection… Beyond the Time-Current Curve” at the 2017 fall meeting of the IEEE PES Insulated Conductors Committee meeting in Hollywood, Florida.  Mr. Darnell explains, “In today’s arc-flash conscious world where perfect selectivity is mandated, time-current curves are no longer an adequate tool to optimize the dynamic performance of cable systems.  Protecting electrical infrastructure and personnel requires an understanding of the physics of cable movement.  Through pictures, videos and case studies, I will offer an enlightening perspective on what happens when conductors heat up to short circuit temperature.” Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA.  You can trust Talon®... View Article

MC Cable Damaged by Cable Tie

August 15, 2017 8:30 am

Talon Products recently received a damage report involving jacketed metal-clad cable. While investigating the cause of cable swelling, the electrical inspector discovered a metal cable tie had cut through the cable jacket. Once the cable’s environmental barrier was penetrated, moisture attacked the aluminum armor, which began corroding. Charles Darnell, president of Talon Products stated, “There are inherent risks when using metal banding or clamps on cables… including armored cables. When one compares the clamping area of both products, it is easy to see how electrically insulating Talon® cable cleats with their large clamping area can provide a high level of axial strain relief... View Article

Purchase Talon® Cable Cleats with your AMEX

May 23, 2017 8:30 am

Talon Products now accepts American Express credit card payments.  Charles Darnell, president of Talon Products stated, “Recently, Kim, a purchasing agent with an electrical distributor asked about using her corporate AMEX card to purchase Talon® cable cleats.  Although we have always accepted Visa and MasterCard, we were pleased to expand our merchant account to facilitate our customers’ purchasing choices.” Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA.  You can trust Talon® cable cleats to maintain constant vigilance over your cables and cable support systems.  More information on Talon® cable cleats is available at www.HugTheRung.com. Talon Products is located in... View Article

Talon® T1 Cable Cleats — Hold the Cables. Hug the Rung.®

March 14, 2017 8:30 am

Talon Products is pleased to introduce the newest member of the Talon Products cable cleat family.  The patented Talon® T1 Cable Cleat is optimized for single cable applications, but also accommodates cable bundles.  Similar to the T3 cable cleat, the T1 limits cable movement and is easily mounted in ladder-type cable tray.  Charles Darnell, president of Talon Products stated, “Customer reception has been overwhelming.  The T1 cable cleat may quickly become our most popular product.” Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA.  You can trust Talon® cable cleats to maintain constant vigilance over your cables and cable support systems.  More... View Article

Lou Ucci Associates Appointed for DE, NJ, PA and Metro NY

October 4, 2016 8:30 am

Lou Ucci Associates has been appointed the Authorized Sales Representative for Talon® cable cleats in Delaware, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Metro New York.  Charles Darnell, the President of Talon Products stated, “As soon as I saw the picture of cable tray on his business card, I knew Lou Ucci was the right person to represent Talon Products in the territory.  Lou has strong relationships in the engineering, construction and electrical distribution communities and specializes in cable tray applications.”  More information is available on www.LouUcci.com. Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA.  You can trust Talon® cable cleats to maintain constant vigilance over your cables and... View Article

HiTek Marketing Appointed for the Canadian Maritimes

September 20, 2016 8:30 am

HiTek Marketing has been appointed the Authorized Sales Representative for Talon® cable cleats in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada (the Maritimes).  Charles Darnell, the President of Talon Products stated, “HiTek Marketing capitalized on the opportunity to add NAFTA certified Talon® cable cleats to their strong line-up of industrial products.”  More information is available on www.hitekmarketing.ca. Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA.  Talon® cable cleats utilize a high-strength interlocking frame that simultaneously encloses cables and a support rung.  In addition to securing cables subject to axial, lateral and torsional forces, Talon® cable cleats provide... View Article