Las Vegas Livens up Electrical Boxes and Transformers

Electrical distribution equipment which includes Electrical Boxes, transformers, switchboards and panel boards are used to power homes, businesses, hotels and casinos and industrial facilities throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The enclosures for these typically come in very bland colors to not draw attention to them, or to blend them into the surrounding environment. Because of […]

Mining Cable Basics

Mining cable is a generic term that describes cable used for distributing power to equipment in mining tunnels, large shovels and drills. It is specifically designed to hold up to the harsh environments found in coal, industrial and precious metal mines including being dragged over rocks, strung from cables and run over by equipment weighing […]

Temporary Power Cables

Factors to Consider When Selecting Temporary Power Cable

Temporary power projects usually involve running temporary power cable between a source, which is typically a generator, to a load which could be a spider box (or Beetle Box), a transformer cart, a portable panelboard or an automatic transfer switch. Choosing the right cables depends on factors including the physical environment such as temperature and […]

Generator Maintenance Kit

The Importance of Generator Maintenance On Your Mobile Generator

Table of Contents1 Generator Maintenance is important! 2 Generator Maintenance Basics2.1 State and Federal Maintenance Standards 2.1.0.1 Kits for Maintaining Mobile Generators Generator Maintenance is important! Mobile generators are a critical source of temporary power during power outages caused by natural disasters, or in areas where utility power is not available.  They can range from […]

ISO Compliance

ISO Compliance Versus ISO Certification, What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?

Table of Contents1 ISO aka International Organization of Standardization2 ISO Certification2.1 ISO Compliance ISO aka International Organization of Standardization ISO Compliance and ISO Certification are quality standards that are important to almost every company in every industry. Everyone wants to be known for having great quality. Manufacturers want to make high quality products and business […]

Temporary Power Products

Natural Disasters Natural disasters can be devastating to power grids that feed residences and businesses creating the need for Temporary Power Products. States like Texas, California and Florida have several power outages each year due to hurricanes, ice storms, wildfires and earthquakes. Although these states are especially vulnerable, no part of the country is immune […]

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Essential Tools for Setting up Temporary Power Systems

It takes a great deal of knowledge and expertise to set up temporary power systems safely and effectively. In this article, we’ll share some of the best resources to help you get the job done right. Table of Contents1 Regulations and guidelines2 Calculators3 Books4 Software and apps5 Articles, videos, and other information about temporary power6 […]

Electrician Apprentice

How to Become an Electrician Apprentice

When a student finishes secondary education studies, they have an opportunity to become an Electrician Apprentice in-order to gain the work experience.  Students are often faced with the dilemma of not having any work experience to be qualified for the job openings in their desired work industry field. One solution to eliminate this dilemma is […]

Hurricane Season Preparedness

Hurricane Season Preparedness… What you need to Know

Hurricane season is upon on. We’ve all been there… last minute store runs and the constant juggle of thoughts trying to ensure that you have everything you need before things get too windy. Beat the mad dash and gain a peace of mind by always staying prepared during hurricane season, stock up and prepare now […]

Selecting the Perfect Pair of Electrical Safety Gloves

Table of Contents1 Overview2 Classification System3 Additional Tips Overview Electrical Safety gloves are are important when handling electricity as protective gear is always a top priority. In order to be effective, electrical safety gloves must incorporate dielectric properties and physical strength. When selecting electrical gloves, you must check for qualities such as fit, durability, dexterity, […]

A Guide to Hurricane Power Outage Protection in Florida

Hurricane power outage protection is critical during the most intense hurricanes in different regions of the country. Table of Contents1 How Hurricanes are Formed2 Types of Emergency Power Systems2.1 Permanent Systems2.2 Temporary Systems How Hurricanes are Formed Hurricanes are formed when a low pressure system develops over warm ocean waters and the water evaporates, spinning […]

A Brief Summary of FEMA

Table of Contents1 What is FEMA2 FEMA Funding for States3 How does the FEMA funding get allocated4 Where does the funding go?5 More Information What is FEMA FEMA stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was created by the Presidential Reorganization Plan in 1978 and was implemented when Jimmy Carter signed two executive orders […]

Led Lighting

Calculating Return on Investment for Industrial High Bay Retrofits

Table of Contents1 Getting Started2 Product savings over the life of an LED lamp3 Energy Savings Getting Started It seems everywhere you look, there is advertising for LED lighting. It’s the new cool thing in electrical distribution, and if you are a owner of a building that is more than 10 years old, you can’t […]

Memorial Day

3 Ways You and Your Business Can Honor Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a great time to reflect on the sacrifice and service provided by the fallen soldiers of the United States military.  It is a day for remembering and honoring those who sacrificed their lives in battle and are no longer among us. With Memorial Day approaching, now is the perfect time to give back […]

How Chemistry Can Make Your Temporary Power Cable Last 50% Longer

A couple weeks ago I was in a meeting with a client who uses a large amount of temporary power cable for a variety of big jobs and applications.  This company recently started buying from a variety of manufacturers, not wanting to do too much with one vendor. After all, the buyer said, “cable is […]

Three Factors to Consider When Choosing A Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

Table of Contents1 What is a PLC?2 Choose a PLC from one of the major manufacturers3 Availability of Components and Updates4 Support What is a PLC? A PLC, or Programmable Logic Controller, is basically a computer that is used to automate industrial processes. It consists of circuitry that makes decisions based on 1 and 0’s […]

ATI Electrical Launches a New & Refreshed Website

Las Vegas, Nevada: This week ATI Electrical a full line electrical distributor, specializing in switchgear & controls for both industrial and commercial markets launched a new and refreshed website, the updated site is easier for users to navigate and easy to view on both desktops and mobile. “Our goal is to ensure that the experience […]

Engineering

Demystifying Engineering in A Complicated World.

The engineering design process usually goes something like this: Perform research, define requirements, determine feasibility, conceptualize, design and redesign, review and modify…. Can we just release for production, yet!? Sound familiar? Perhaps to improve upon this process we need to return to where it all started: our childhood! Take the example of a young girl […]

The Beetle Box a Portable Power Distribution Box

Construction sites, outdoor concerts and fairgrounds all require temporary power for a variety of applications. Construction sites are often in areas where the utility power has not been connected yet and require temporary power for tools and lighting. Outdoor concerts and fairgrounds are designed for portability and fast set up and tear down, and often […]

Blank Panther Leadership Lessons

4 Leadership Lessons from the movie Black Panther

The movie Blank Panther was an absolute masterpiece. A lesson on leadership, a showcase of artistry, culture, and different types of leadership styles – below are four leadership lessons from the movie. Table of Contents1 1. Never underestimate the power of constant improvement in leadership.2 2. “The wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers,”3 […]

How Cutting One Hole Using Cam Panels Will Save You Money

Labor costs are some of the biggest expenses for anyone doing electrical installations. According to several employment websites, electrical installers and electricians have an average pay rate of $30 an hour. Time savings activities can often determine whether a project is profitable or not.  Several manufacturers have capitalized on the need to reduce labor costs […]

NAED Conference

How to get the most of an NAED Conference!

Table of Contents1 Know the Conference2 NAED Tips Know the Conference Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the NAED Western Region conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix Arizona. The conference took place from January 15th to the 17th. Although ATI has been an NAED member for several years – this […]

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ATI Electrical Supply is Turning on the Power for Concerts and Sporting Events in Las Vegas

Table of Contents1 T-Mobile Arena timeline2 The bid and award process for the electrical products3 The products4 Putting ATI’s 25 years of project management to work T-Mobile Arena timeline The T-Mobile arena, as it is now known, was originally conceived in early 2013 as a joint venture between MGM Resorts and Anschutz Entertainment Group, or […]

CAM Lock Connection Switch – What you should Know

Table of Contents1 Specifications of CAM Lock Connection Switch2 How to Install CAM Lock Connection Switch?3 Features and Benefits of CAM Lock Connection Switch4 Description of CAM Lock Connection Switch Specifications of CAM Lock Connection Switch Ampere range: 200-4000 Amps Switch configuration: Single and Double throw Voltage range: 240-600 Volts NEMA standard: 1, 3R, (12, […]

Portable Power Cable Assembly

Portable power cable assemblies what three important factors to consider when deciding to build or repair your own.

Purchase and repair costs are some of the most common considerations for a company that makes their living by renting portable power cable assemblies. Examples of these types of assemblies include type W cable with camlock connectors for generator applications, and type SC wire with twistlock connectors commonly used by electrical contractors that connect to […]

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Are Your Industry Best Practices Really the Best, or Outdated?

Table of Contents1 Getting Started2 Why industry standards are dated3 What you can do Getting Started Are your best practices really the best? When you buy a new smartphone, do you use five-year-old information to pick the right one? When you research healthcare options, do you leverage decade-old data to evaluate them? When you need […]

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Business Reputation Management: How to Preserve Your Good Standing

Your business has a great reputation, and you’re reaping the rewards through referrals and positive word of mouth. However, in today’s world of instant communication, it’s easy for a simple slip-up to destroy in seconds the reputation you’ve taken years to build. Here are five tips to help you implement strong business reputation management practices […]

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3 Great Business Tax Breaks for the Electical Industry & Beyond

As the end of the year approaches, most businesses look for ways to save money on their taxes. There are a lot of tax advantages to utilize, especially in the electrical industry. You can leverage them to subsidize equipment purchases and grow your business. Here are three business tax breaks you probably don’t know about that could […]

portable power generator

Temporary, Permanent or In Between? How to Choose the Right Power Source

Just a few years ago, it was relatively easy to decide whether a temporary or permanent electrical power solution was the better one for a particular worksite. Temporary power installations were used when electricity was needed for a limited period of time at a construction site, remote location, new section of a mine, or outdoor […]

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Electrical Safety & Business: It Pays to Go Above and Beyond

Your employees follow the National Electrical Code (NEC) and OSHA rules when setting up electrical power systems at worksites. While these industry rules have been designed to keep workers and consumers safe, it’s important to find out why they were created and whether they’re the only guidelines you should use in your business. In this […]

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7 Ways to Stay Current in the Electrical Industry

The electrical industry is constantly evolving. New equipment, changing regulations, and ongoing innovation make it difficult to stay up to date on the latest industry trends. Here are a few resources that will help you learn all you need to know to stay current. Table of Contents1 Organizations2 Publications3 Chat and videos4 Courses5 Conferences6 Licensing […]

portable power generator

Temporary Power Equipment: Should I Build or Buy?

‌• You’re on a job site and have to get electrical power to a new location fast. You don’t have the right cables, connectors, and other temporary power equipment to do the job immediately. ‌• You’re planning for a new work site. It has unique temporary power requirements you’ve never faced before. ‌• You’re laying out a plan […]

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How to Avoid Portable Power Loss

A loss of portable power can be devastating for a business. It can lead to significant financial losses, reduced productivity, accidents, injuries, and damaged reputations. The good news? It’s easy to avoid a portable power system failure. Here are 10 things you can do to ensure something like this never happens to you and your company. Table […]

Temporary Power Options

Which Portable Power Solution Is Right for You?

More often these days, contractors, mine operators, electrical equipment rental companies and others need advanced portable power solutions to run their businesses effectively. The industry has responded by developing new and innovative ways to create and distribute portable power, including: Spider Boxes Generators Generator Docking Stations Transformers Portable Power Panels This may leave you wondering: Which solution […]

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Adjustable Motor Control: Why You Need a Variable Frequency Drive

For companies that depend on electrical equipment to run their businesses, any opportunity to lower utility costs, improve system efficiency, and reduce equipment maintenance will contribute significantly to the success of the business and ultimately improve its bottom line. Believe it or not, there’s a simple device that can do all these things, and most […]

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37 Tips for Electrical Safety in Mines

Using electrical equipment on the job is always hazardous. According to a report prepared by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, there were 1,962 electrical-related workplace deaths during the ten-year period ending in 2013. Almost 200 of those occurred in mines. Compared with other industries, mining is among the most dangerous when it comes to working […]

Spider box temporary power

Spider Boxes: Temporary Power When & Where You Need It

Does your firm do work in hard-to-reach locations that don’t have electrical power? Do you require a safe source of power for outdoor locations or temporary situations? A spider box or spider box system may be the perfect option for you. Spider boxes (also known as temporary power supplies) are economical portable power distributors that use […]

electrical cable safety

How to Ground Electrical Safety in Your Business

It’s easy for people who work with electricity and electrical equipment every day to forget how dangerous it can be. They often become complacent about staying safe. At a minimum, improper contact with electrical elements can cause minor shocks and burns. At the extreme, it leads to major injuries, including loss of hearing, heart and […]

CRM Software

How to Choose the Right CRM System for Your Business

In our previous article, we explained how a CRM system could help you make better business decisions by utilizing customer data and automating important sales, marketing, and customer service functions. Now let’s take a look at some factors you’ll need to consider to select the right CRM system for your company. Be sure to reach the end of this […]

CRM

A CRM System Could Increase Sales by Almost a Third

So, how do you manage your customer relationships? If words like “phone,” “notebook,” “cocktail napkin” or “old computer system” come to mind, then you’re missing out on a big opportunity. That’s because even though customers are human, building and managing today’s customer relationships has gone high-tech. Companies are investing in customer relationship management (CRM) systems to […]

Small Changes, Big Impact: 5 Ways to Make Your Business More Efficient

Small problems can create big barriers for business, and countless companies face them each and every day. Even worse, most don’t realize just how distracting, time consuming and destructive they really are. Do any of these “little” problems ring true for your business? It takes too long for your team to locate common, everyday supplies and […]

5 Ways to Keep Customers From Jumping Ship

You are a leader in your field. Everything you do is top-of-the-line, and you offer the highest level of service. Your customers are happy. Everything seems to be going well, and your business will continue to be successful. Or will it? In today’s competitive world, it’s easy for your customers to search out and connect […]

How to Avoid Developing a Product or Service that Fails

As a contractor or end-point service company, you may not build a ton of products, but you probably create new processes all the time. I was fascinated to learn that the MVP (minimum viable product) concept applies not only to making products, but to creating processes. Let’s take a closer look at this concept. According to a […]

How to Do Staffing Changes Right

You know it’s time to make some changes to your workforce. You’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Maybe you added new systems to your business that have made managing it more efficient. Now that the systems are up-and-running, it’s time to lay-off some employees because you’re over-staffed. Perhaps you’ve reorganized how you […]

Why Deadlines Can Be the Best Thing To Happen To Your Company

Deadlines scare most people. They try to avoid them. Or go soft when it comes to meeting them. In fact, there is a whole movement against deadlines and how they suck creative energy and innovative thinking. But they shouldn’t frighten you. And you definitely shouldn’t avoid them. Why? Because a deadline could be the best […]

An Insider’s Look at Portable Power Cables

The market for portable power needs is growing, and growth projections for power cables are stunning. A $70 billion increase in spending from 2014 to 2019 has been projected by this study. Table of Contents0.1 Why?0.2 More Choices.0.3 Picking the Best Option.0.4 What do you Need?1 Three Steps to Portable Power Solutions2 Evaluation2.1 How Do […]