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Posted by on Jun 02, 2016 .

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...

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 .

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...

Posted by on Dec 01, 2015 .

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...

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 .

Happy Thanksgiving from all the employees here at Trimm.  We will be spending time with our families on Thursday and Friday and back to work on Monday. 

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 .

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.

 

Posted by on Oct 02, 2015 .

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...

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 .

There’s a reason we all love Grandma’s cake more than what comes out of a box. It’s because it’s homemade.

Maybe it’s the extra dash of sugar she adds that does it. Maybe it’s that her hand-whipped buttercream icing is the perfect topping. Maybe it’s that she used to let you lick the spoon. Or maybe it’s all of the above.

Whatever it is that she does, nothing beats a slice of her prepared-by-hand, took-her-time and made-with-care cake.

 We realize that at Trimm, we’re not making cakes and our ingredients look a lot different than Grandma’s. But the concepts of hand-crafted and taking our time to make great...