Big Liquidation!

After 60 plus years in the industrial electrical business, we’re eliminating and consolidating our pre-owned, surplus, and reconditioned stock to make space available for manufacturing new equipment in our PCI and HRC product groups. Over the next few months, we’re going to be liquidating equipment and entire product lines at significant discounts. Our goal is to move these products out of the warehouse as quickly as possible.

We are compiling comprehensive lists of our liquidation product lines, and as they become available, we will share them with our fellow dealers and others who are interested in buying bulk electrical equipment.
We are willing to take offers on entire product lines at a time and will work with anyone interested in taking all or most of a particular product line with logistics.

Are you interested in being kept up-to-date with ROMAC’s product line liquidations? You can sign up to be part of our special liquidation mailing list. Visit: www.romacsupply.com/liquidation.html

Reconditioned Electrical Equipment in Uncertain Times

It’s no secret that most businesses and municipalities are feeling the bite of a Pandemic fueled economic slowdown. When resources are scarce, it’s often not feasible to make significant changes to aging electrical infrastructure. However, the need for power continues regardless of institutions’ ability to replace or upgrade.
One solution is to use reconditioned, retrofill or surplus equipment to replace, repair, fill in, or expand existing apparatus. In many cases, it’s possible to improve older installations with compatible equipment that is virtually new because it has been completely reworked or has never been in service

At ROMAC, we frequently meet the needs of electrical professionals looking for alternatives to complete replacement. This 7700 series motor control center was custom built for a customer who required non-solid state starters and overloads to match an existing system.


In uncertain times there are always options available to anyone who needs to keep the power flowing and do it at a minimum cost. ROMAC has the equipment and resources to help. Our over 100,000 square foot warehouse is full of new, reconditioned and surplus equipment ready to ship. We have engineering, recon, fabrication, and testing teams with decades of experience. Our reconditioning work is guaranteed, and we adhere to rigorous PEARL (Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League) standards.

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Meet ROMAC’s New National Sales Manager – Chris Burgess

ROMAC is excited to welcome Christopher Burgess as our new national sales manager. Chris believes that doing what’s right for the customer is the first order of any effective sales team. Before joining the ROMAC team, Chris was a sales manager at GE and ABB, where he developed extensive experience interfacing with a wide variety of clients. In addition to his sales credentials, Chris spent many years on the technical side of the electrical field and is a Marine Corps veteran. Chris brings managerial, communications, and technical experience together to make your purchasing experience with the ROMAC team better than ever. We know you’ll enjoy getting to know him as much as we have.

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What You Need To Know About Reconditioned Circuit Breakers

 

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It would take volumes to list the wide variety of makes, models, sizes, ratings, and levels of complexity found in the circuit breaker product category. Regardless of their size or operating parameters, the one thing that ties all circuit breakers together is that they are critical to the protection of life and property. Circuit breakers make safe power distribution, that we all depend on, possible. Electrical power equipment professionals understand this better than anyone.

The critical nature of circuit breakers brings up the misunderstood subject of circuit breaker reconditioning. Contractors and maintenance professionals need to be knowledgeable about the quality of the equipment they install, and the quality of the source of that equipment. There is an obvious concern when it comes to the practice of reusing any safety device, and the more critical the application, the warier any responsible professional should be. The prospect of using reconditioned circuit breakers brings up several important questions: Is it safe to use a reconditioned breaker? Why buy a reconditioned circuit breaker? Are there alternatives to reconditioned breakers? If I do purchase and install a reconditioned circuit breaker, how can I be sure that it meets or exceeds the safety parameters for which it was designed? These are valid questions that need to be addressed to decide if reconditioned circuit breakers are right for your specific application. Here, the experts at ROMAC Electrical Power Equipment will share our sixty plus years of experience in remanufacturing to help answer these questions and make you a more informed consumer.

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Q: Is it safe to use a reconditioned breaker?

A: Yes, as long as you know that the recon shop adheres to ANSI accredited reconditioning standards. PEARL (Professional Electrical Apparatus Reconditioning League) is an example of an organization that has established standards that deal with circuit breakers and other electrical equipment. These ANSI accredited standards detail each step of the reconditioning process.

Q: Why buy a reconditioned circuit breaker?

A: Availability is the primary driver that forces professionals to purchase other than new circuit breakers. In applications where downtime is an issue, a matter of hours can make a real cost difference. Reconditioned circuit breakers are very often in stock and ready to ship immediately in situations where new breakers will take days or even weeks to arrive. Reconditioned circuit breakers also allow you to maximize your use of existing electrical equipment. Circuit breaker manufacturers continue to develop new breaker product lines while discontinuing support for previous models. In many cases, circuit breakers for a particular panel board may no longer be in production. Manufacturers will encourage you to upgrade the entire panel board to facilitate their newer product lines. A complete upgrade isn’t always plausible. Reconditioned breakers that are unsupported are available and ready to install. Stock and ready to ship. Purchasing reconditioned breakers from accredited suppliers can save you significant amounts of time and money. It doesn’t hurt that reconditioned equipment helps to reduce waste and pollution as well.

Q: Are there alternatives to reconditioned breakers?

A: If you have equipment that a manufacturer no longer supports, you will likely be forced to upgrade. Some manufacturers will sell new backward-compatible breakers, but at significant cost and usually with a long lead time. There are used and surplus circuit breakers on the market that have not been reconditioned or tested. Unless you are a recon shop, you should avoid any unqualified equipment. Under no circumstances should you buy any electrical equipment based solely on price. Be aware that very low prices may also mean that the equipment has not been properly verified.

Q: If I do purchase and install a reconditioned circuit breaker, how can I be sure that it meets or exceeds the safety parameters for which it was designed?

A: Recon shops that follow ANSI accredited standards have taken care of this concern for you. The PEARL process of reconditioning involves multi-point inspection, testing, reconditioning, post-reconditioning testing, and post-reconditioning inspection procedures for every component in a particular circuit breaker. Each breaker type has a separate and meticulous procedure to ensure that no stone is left unturned during the reconditioning process. Components are inspected, tested, reworked, or replaced, and then tested and inspected again. No circuit breaker, or other equipment, reconditioned in a PEARL recon shop will ship until it has been qualified through this rigorous process.. The ability of a recon shop to provide you with test reports and work scopes speaks to the quality of that shop. Always insist on documentation when you purchase reconditioned equipment.

Reconditioned circuit breakers are an excellent option when you can’t get new breakers in the timeframe that you need them, or you can’t get them at all. They can save enormous amounts of time and money, and—like all reconditioned products—they are environmentally friendly. If you want to find out more about PEARL, visit their website: http://www.pearl1.org and learn more about the advantages of quality reconditioned equipment. If you’re looking for new, used, surplus or reconditioned electrical equipment, visit http://www.romacsupply.com. ROMAC has tens of thousands of products to meet your electrical power equipment needs and is a founding member of PEARL.

ROMAC Launches In-House Powder Coating

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ROMAC’s first powder coat expert.

ROMAC Electrical Power Equipment is celebrating the full functionality of our in-house powder coating facility. It took months of preparation, licensing and training to get things working perfectly, and now that they are ROMAC’s efficiency is skyrocketing.

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With the addition of in-house powder coating to ROMAC’s already full-featured production capability, we can provide more product flexibility and even shorter lead times for our customers. We’re now capable of painting any metal or other material that can be powder coated.

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Powder Coating has been around since 1945. It’s something that many people take for granted, but it has some real advantages:

  1. Powder coatings contain no solvents and release little or no amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) into the atmosphere. Thus, there is no need for finishers to buy costly pollution control equipment. Companies can comply more easily and economically with the regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.[
  • Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
  • Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences than liquid coated items between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces.
  • A wide range of specialty effects are easily accomplished using powder coatings that would be impossible to achieve with other coating processes.
  • Curing time is significantly faster with powder coating than with liquid coating.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the powder coating process, which is pretty extensive, take a look at this Wikipedia article on the subject: Powder Coating.