Trimm News and Announcements
Congratulations to Trimm Inc. on just recently receiving the ISO-9001 2015 Certification for Quality Management Systems. This is the up-to-date most recent revision to the ISO standard. This achievement is the result of many hours of work and dedication to make our Products and Processes the best that they can be. While we continue to focus on continuous improvement in everything we do, it’s nice to be acknowledged for hard work. Our employees are very proud of this accomplishment and continue to drive innovation and improvements wherever we can. As a part of our ongoing commitment to Quality, we have set our sights on another goal of...
We regularly ask our customers what factors they consider when choosing Trimm. A leading response is that our lead times are short, often outranking other considerations like functionality and price.
Trimm’s standard lead times for the products we manufacture are generally 2-3 weeks. How do we determine standard lead times? A standard lead time in this case should be developed from data that establishes the mean process time from customer order to receipt. Variables to this standard lead time will statistically contain both shorter intervals (early delivery) and longer intervals (longer delivery). The standard interval is...
Fuses or circuit breakers? How do I decide? Which is best for my application? These are questions that power designers and decision makers wrestle with everyday. We looked into this issue, and the results may surprise you!
Fuses and circuit breakers are classified as Overcurrent Protective Devices (OCPDs). Article 240 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) defines them as:
Fuse – An overcurrent protective device with a circuit-opening fusible part that is heated and severed by the passage of overcurrent through it.
Circuit breaker – a device designed to open and close a circuit by non-automatic means and to...
During the month of November, Trimm employees participated in a canned food drive.
Employees were able to collect over 2300 pounds of food to benefit the Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM) Food Bank, located in Oxford, NC.
ACIM is a non-profit organization that provides food, utility, and medical assistance for those in need in Granville County.
On Wednesday, Nov. 25th, employees participated in a Volunteer Day by going to the Food Bank and helping unload, sort and stack the food. They were also able to get a tour of the facility and some background information about the programs offered at ACIM. The staff was very...
First, we’d like to say thank you to the men and women who have served our country. Your sacrifice is immeasurable.
In honor of Veterans Day, we thought we’d share some photographs we happen to have from WWII (thanks to the government using Trimm Dependable Headsets that we manufactured during that time). The photos are of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard men serving in the war.
This photo snapshots a moment of what it was like on a U.S. Battleship in the Navy. With a second class seaman at the wheel, a first class seaman and a chief petty officer monitor the gauges. The photo was distributed on February 1, 1943.
Today is Manufacturing Day!
We're so glad there's a day set apart to recognize the value of manufacturers in the United States! And we especially appreciate all the hard work of our manufacturing team here at Trimm! It's because of them that we're able to provide the solutions that our customers need.
The folks over at NIST have put together an awesome infographic about manufacturing in the U.S. Take a look!
So you have a project that requires 70 amps, or maybe 80 or 100. And maybe you’d like to simplify. Maybe cut down on the cable costs, or the installation process, or even the space requirements. Well what if you could, and what if you could do it while also saving money?
We think you can. Below are 3 ways we believe using a mini-BDFB will help with your next high current project.
1. A mini-BDFB can eliminate the need for excessive cable. If the mini-BDFB that you're using will fit in a rack beside the equipment it is powering, that will cut down on the amount of cable needed.
2. If the mini-BDFB did not reside next to...