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Industrial Electrician Services

How to Find a Qualified Industrial Electrician

When considering large scale power needs, it is vital to find the best industrial electrician in Nashville, Murfreesboro or Bowling Green has to offer. There are several main factors that you should consider when looking for the right industrial electrical engineering in Nashville, Murfreesboro or Bowling Green offers:

  • Flexibility: Due to the nature of industrial engineering and the services that industrial electricians offer, there may be situations that arise where communication or repairs are needed during off hours. It is important to know who you can turn to in case of a nontraditional request or unexpected challenges.
  • Specialization: The most qualified industrial electricians will be specialists in the field and potentially also have intimate knowledge in particular areas. Knowing your needs will help ensure that you find someone who can meet those needs.
  • Communication: The best industrial electricians will be intentional about providing excellent communication, consistently provide useful information, and allow you the ability to reach out with any questions that you may have.
  • Relatability: Since not everyone clearly understands the ins and outs of industrial engineering, it is important to work with people who can share information with you in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Efficiency: An industrial electrician needs to be a clear thinker and have the ability to prioritize important tasks. The more that an industrial electrician can be efficient, the more time and money you will save.

Although there are many different factors you may consider when choosing an industrial electrician, it is important to search for the best quality possible. Although your options may be many, the extra attention spent focusing on finding the best fit will be worthwhile in the long run.

At Schaffhouser Electric, we are focused on exceeding quality expectations and providing the best service possible. We encourage you to contact us to see why we are the top quality electric services provider in Middle Kentucky and Middle Tennessee.

Industrial Electrician Nashville

What to Consider When You Have Large-Scale Power Needs

Rapid technological advances have paved the way for more autonomy when searching for industrial electric services. Since there are numerous options when making important electrical decisions, it is vital to know what your needs are and how you can best address them. For large scale industrial electrical Nashville projects, Schaffhouser Electric prides itself in not only working to understand your needs, but also proactively seeks to address them for you. Larger scale power needs are dependent upon a team that stays ahead of emerging trends.

At Schaffhouser Electric, we work to position ourselves at the forefront of technological advances. As the industry adapts to new systems and practices, our team is committed to staying ahead of every change. When considering larger scale power needs, there are a few main goals:

Keep Costs Effective: Analyze how your expenses are being used to ensure your current situation is the best one for you.

Simplify Processes: It is crucial that your electric needs are closely monitored by a trusted team because mismanagement leads to wasted energy. Schaffhouser Electric will conduct an energy audit to help your company establish a customized energy management system.

Gain Knowledge and Understanding: Partner with a reliable and trustworthy team that can guide you through your company’s specific needs. Knowing more about your needs enables you to become a more informed decision-maker.

Schaffhouser offers the knowledge, support, maintenance and follow-through that are needed to address large scale power needs.

Call 615-325-8001 to find out how we can best help you or visit our Home Page to learn more about Schaffhouser— an industrial electrician Nashville is proud of!

Industrial Electrician Services

Professional Industrial Electrician Services in Bowling Green, KY

Did you know that Schaffhouser Electric services areas outside of Nashville & Murfreesboro, including Bowling Green, Kentucky?

Schaffhouser Electric’s comprehensive industrial electrical services are suited for business and industries of all kinds, large and small. If you are looking for an industrial electrician or electric contractor in Bowling Green, KY we guarantee that we can cater to your needs in a timely, effective, and considerate manner. Our electricians and support staff are committed to top-notch customer service and craftsmanship.

Our Industrial Services cover a broad range, including large commercial installations, electrical needs for large equipment, food processing, electrical engineering, electrical construction and control systems. Below is a brief breakdown of these services, and how Schaffhouser Electric can serve your needs for professional industrial electrician services in Bowling Green, KY.

Electrical Needs for Large Equipment: Large equipment in industrial settings is imperative to the flow of business. There is not time for a breakdown or glitch, when this equipment is the center of a business productivity. Schaffhouser Electric provides maintenance, repair, relocation and integration for a vast array of electrical systems.

Food Processing: Schaffhouser Electric has a firm understanding of the food processing industry and the electrical requirements that go along with it. By using effective time management for our projects and solutions, our efficiency is increased, while still delivering the best service available. Our food processing expertise includes pasteurization plants, bottling units, as well as any other production units and our team is well trained to design installation and handle manufacturing lines.

Electrical Engineering: Bringing on an electrical engineer can be an intimidating process, but our team is highly versed on questions about codes, standards and regulations, for both new construction and renovation projects. From the design process to installation and innovation, our expert electrical engineers are fundamental to the electric business and are some of the top authorities in their field.

Electrical Construction: When it comes to Electrical Construction, Schaffhouser Electric’s services embody every criterion, including the installation, design, wiring, testing and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment. This type of work is imperative for the safety and security of industrial facilities and requires the right team and expertise. Our education on the National Electric Code, vast electrical expertise and dedication to stay current on the latest technology distinguishes our electrical construction team and ensures that end result will be a job well done.

Control Systems: For enterprises and industries across the board, dedicated control systems are essential. Our experts tailor control systems to guide machines to work in sync with other installations. The integration of control systems and automation has played a large part in the innovation of many types of businesses.

If you are in the market for professional industrial electrical services in the Bowling Green area, contact us today at 615-325-8082 to learn more about how we can assist you!

Schaffhouser Electrical Construction Services

The Value of Electrical Construction

Chances are you’ve probably never given much thought to electrical construction. There’s a chance you may not even know what it is.

In case you don’t (which is not uncommon), electrical construction encompasses the installation, design, wiring, testing and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment. This type of work is critical for the safety of commercial and industrial facilities, and requires a strong skill set of electrical and wiring expertise, along with education of the National Electric Code. All of the Schaffhouser Electric technicians and executives are fully trained in this capacity and have diverse knowledge in a variety of expertise, which gives us the ability to deliver quality service that meets the latest codes and requirements for your electrical construction.

Our services are unique, in that we stay up-to-date on cutting-edge technology so that we can cater to an array of electrical requirements across a diverse range of industries. This makes it possible for Schaffhouser Electric to integrate large systems and control systems, as well as electrical fittings, wiring and lighting, ranging from new projects to add-ons and renovation work.

When add-ons or renovations do occur, we have the flexibility to work around your business. We take all measures to perform every electrical construction task safely and efficiently, without interrupting the flow of your daily tasks or production, even if that requires our service outside of business hours, or during down time. Our top priority is to insure that your electrical requirements are performed safely, within the expected time frame, and that all of your needs are met.

For more information about our electrical construction work, contact us today!



The Night Before Christmas: Schaffhouser Electric Edition

‘Twas right before Christmas, when all through the shop
The elves were beaming, knowing that no child would be forgot
The gifts had been wrapped, packed in the sleigh with care
But this is the first time in ages the North Pole has been so prepared
You see, normally Santa sits there with his hands on his head
Stressed beyond belief, and only seeing red
But this year Mrs. Clause had just had enough
So she called Schaffhouser Electric to handle the hard stuff
There’s a chance you’ve never given it much thought
But order was needed, and chaos was not
Being in charge of Christmas is a big job to manage
And just a few small mistakes can cause a lot of damage
Santa’s workshop is a huge operation
Full of cookies and cheer, but not much innovation
A control system had to be put into place
A well organized call center, proper circuits and a database
So Santa sent his reindeers on a special trip
To pick up our engineers to help Christmas come together without a glitch
So the Schaffhouser team was off to the North Pole
With their plans perfectly prepared, they knew they could achieve the goal
They promised that they would get the factory into tip top condition
But this wasn’t just any job, it was for the workshop’s very own Control System!
Our guys got to work, without a moment to waste,
And it was all pulled together in a manner of haste
By the time all was said and done Santa couldn’t believe his eyes
He smiled at Mrs. Clause and exclaimed “Oh, My!”
Mirco controllers and machinery galore!
Electrical sets and processors wired down to the core!
With the flick of a switch and the push of a button
The elves got to dancing, and some rugs they were cuttin’!
Baseball bats and race cars, tea sets and dolls
All of these toys began to quickly line the walls!
Christmas was saved with a moment to spare
The Schaffhouser guys pulled it off, they really did care!
So in celebration the mugs were filled with hot coco
And the room cheered as they heard Ho! Ho! Ho!
Old Saint Nick let out a chuckle,
Then he quickly put on his coat and gave his boots a buckle
It was time for him and his reindeer to be on their way
But not without having something to say
He looked at the kind folks that had gotten it done
He said “Schaffhouser Electric, this was fun!
This work shop runs better than it ever has,
I made sure you’re on the nice list, and all of that jazz!
I can’t thank you enough, from the bottom of my heart
Wish I could stay and chat, but it’s time for me to depart!”
Rudolph led the pack up, but before they were up and out of sight
Santa exclaimed “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

From all of us at Schaffhouser Electric, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to serving all of your needs in 2016. If you’re like Santa and need help with your control system, just give us a ring!

Audio Video Cabling

Benefits Of Audio Video Cabling For Security Purposes

The holidays are upon us, which is a high security time in corporate and commercial environments.

One of the best safety measures to take to ensure the protection of a work environment and safety of employees is the installation of security cameras. reports that, “robbery in and around commercial areas and malls is something to be concerned about during the holidays.” And the Houston Chronicle states, “Installing cameras in your business’s location will almost always reduce theft and other crime that occurs on your premises… It also deters many crimes from ever happening.” By installing high quality video and camera cabling, you are automatically reducing the risk factor.

If you haven’t yet considered video and camera cabling, now is the time to look into it. Quality video, photography and the related cabling can be a huge asset to any business, but it’s best to leave these installations to a professional. At Schaffhouser Electric, our specialists are highly skilled at determining the best products for your needs, and providing top-notch installations. Even with rapid changing technology trends, we make sure to stay informed on which cable arrangements will provide the best results. Our services range from video and camera cabling to speakers, amps, control devices and the necessary cables and extenders. We can handle the technology process so that all you have to worry about is the material being produced.

When it comes to the distribution of audio and video signals, our comprehensive cabling services will make sure that all of your needs are met, while providing superb quality and speed, while also directing you towards the most cost efficient and reliable options. Our experts can explain the full capabilities of your products and integrate them with your current systems to make the overall process seamless to use. Whether you’re looking for an easy way to send information from a computer to a monitor, or provide quality background music without complications, we can get the job done.

The benefits of audio video cabling for security purposes include theft and break-in prevention, evidence should a theft or break-in occur and safety precautions—which foster a more secure atmosphere for employees and clients.

Some of our video cabling options include: Radio Frequency, Composite Video, Component Video and Digital Video.

If you’re ready to look into video and cabling options to benefit the security of your corporate or commercial setting, contact Schaffhouser Electric today!

Fire Alarm System Services

Fire Alarm System Installation By Schaffhouser Electric

Fall is upon us, and October is the official fire safety month. Are you prepared?

According to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, Tennessee ranks as 6th in the nation for highest fire mortality. However, there are many preventative measures you can take towards fire prevention and when it comes to commercial settings, proper installation of a fire alarm system can be crucial.

First, it is important to understand that a fire alarm system is far more complex (and effective) than just having a smoke detector. While smoke detectors are a central component of fire alarm systems, they typically do not provide the security and safety needed in commercial environments.

A fire alarm system is responsible for regulating an entire system of fire alarm modules within a building, and can operate through mechanical or electronic activation. The benefits of a fire alarm system include reports and notifications of fire, smoke or excess heat within a facility, as well as a source for emergency evacuation and fire extinguishment. These systems will also alert the appropriate staff of water flow issues within a sprinkler system or pull system. Recent updates and development within modern fire alarm systems include the ability to identify the exact location of possible fire danger.

A fire alarm system functions in at least one of three modes: regular (normal), alarm, and trouble—and this mode is updated and accessible in real time via the system’s control panel. When a system goes into alarm or trouble, the building will be notified so that all occupants can take the proper precautions to make a safe exit.

When it comes to fire system installation, it is imperative that this procedure is done by highly qualified professionals to guarantee that the design is conducive with a building’s structure and that there are absolutely no wiring or operational setbacks. This is necessary in corporate and industrial settings, to ensure the safety of all employees.

To give you an idea of what a fire alarm system typically consists of, you can expect the following:

  • Smoke/ heat detectors
  • Fire Alarm System Boxes
  • Sirens/ strobe lights that provide immediate warning of danger
  • Positioning throughout building that determines the exact problem area
  • Mitigation and sprinkler systems to reduce injury and damage

If you already have a fire alarm system installed, and haven’t had it inspected recently, now is the time.

Schaffhouser Electric provides inspections that can verify proper use and function of your system, by methodically examining every portion of the system, including your power supplies and the functionality of the system itself.

Here are a few other safety tips to make sure your corporate environment is prepared in the event of a fire:

  • Schedule regular inspection and maintenance of all firefighting equipment
  • Ensure that all receive proper fire protection and prevention training
  • In areas of hazard, enforce a no-smoking policy
  • Create a fire emergency plan for all areas of your corporate environment, and make sure it is always visible

If you are interested in the system of a fire alarm system, or would like an inspection on your current system, contact Schaffhouser Electric today!

Schneider Electric EcoXpert

Is Your Company Interested in Going Green? Now is the Time

As summer comes to an end, the weather will soon be getting colder and the sun will be setting earlier—thus your energy expenses are likely to peak. If your company has considered going green, the time is now!

The Schaffhouser Electric team has undergone the Schneider Electric EcoXpert training and certification program. This process has allowed our energy-conservation experts to identify key sources of energy mismanagement, and develop solutions that can not only minimize waste, but also cut down on energy expenses. According to Forbes, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings produce energy waste that adds up to an estimated $60 billion every year.

With today’s technology, energy expenses are a given, but there are several ways that Schaffhouser Electric can help your business keep the cost and waste to a minimum.

Our company has undergone the Schneider Electric ExoXpert training and certification program, which gives us valuable knowledge to identify energy mismanagement, as well as the skills to develop waste minimization and reduce overall energy expenses. By providing a custom business evaluation, Schaffhouser Electric can help your business cut costs and become more environmentally friendly.

Here are a few of our services that will become especially helpful as the fall and winter seasons approach:

Lighting and Lighting Controls: As the days become shorter, there is less natural light available, which often leads to an increase in electricity use. Unfortunately, lighting contributes to an enormous amount of energy waste in commercial settings. We have the expertise and know-how to establish a system that minimizes energy waste without cutting down on productivity.

Energy and Power Management Systems: In the cases of large corporations and industrial facilities, an assessment for an energy and power management system often provides significant insight as to where the most energy waste is stemming from. Energy and Power Management systems can significantly improve the amount of energy saved, while also providing savings in overall operational costs.

HVAC Controls: Many interior and exterior factors from a building can effect the operation of HVAC units. To maintain the comfort level of your office, Schaffhouser Electric offers HVAC control solutions, which can conveniently cut down on operating costs.

Schaffhouser Electric’s energy-conservation experts are trained to provide top-notch expertise when it comes to electricity efficiency, which will reduce the consumption and demand of energy, while also providing valuable financial savings. Interested in saving energy before the days get longer and colder? Give us a call!


Schaffhouser Energy Management System

How An Energy Management System Can Benefit Your Business

Energy Management System

If you are looking to reduce the energy costs in your industrial or commercial business, it may be time to consider an Energy Management System (EMS).

An Energy Management System is a methodical and efficient process for constant improvement of energy function and performance. An EMS is applicable for businesses of all sizes and divisions, but can be especially beneficial for companies that require rigorous energy operations.

Energy Management Systems provide substantial insight on the performance of your equipment and systems, as well as their energy consumption. An EMS allows you to monitor, control and conserve energy, which will not only reduce costs, but can also reduce environmental damage and the amount of energy that your company consumes. Energy Management Systems are commonly recognized as a top solution to reduce energy consumption and costs.

Five Advantages of an EMS:

1. Savings- Cutting costs is typically the valuable reasons for installing an EMS. By lessening energy, the risk of energy price fluctuations and supply shortage is greatly reduced.

2. Insight on energy usage- An EMS not only allows you to reduce and conserve energy—it also provides an innovative solution that will allow you to understand the performance of devices and systems, as well as their energy consumption. This allows you to gain insight into energy savings, efficiency and sustainability. An EMS allows you to predict your energy costs, optimize and reduce waste, as well as increase your operational efficiencies. You gain the visibility to your energy spending.

3. Improve efficiency and productivity- An EMS establishes the best energy practices for your industry, thus allowing your employees and staff to become aware of energy-saving techniques, thus reducing time and improving the overall efficiency of your business.

4. Integrate systems- An EMS will allow your systems to work together and save energy while doing so. This streamlines your systems, and makes them far easier to use.

5. Qualify for a federal tax deduction- By conserving so much energy; you can receive a tax deduction, which attributes to less spending and more profitability.

Schaffhouser Electric will conduct an energy audit for you company to customize an energy management system that works for your needs. The audit will closely examine your business energy consumption and will detect areas of high usage/waste, and then we will establish the best services and systems that will reduce energy demand or control how much energy is used.

If you are interested in learning how an Energy Management System can benefit your business contact us today!

Industrial Data Cabling

Industrial Data Cabling Infrastructures

Industrial data cabling is the cabling infrastructure used in businesses and facilities to provide coherent data communication and automation.

When it comes to running a business, efficiency and communication are key, and there are few things more frustrating than when problems arise with a computer network-cabling infrastructure, also known as Industrial Data Cabling. This infrastructure is used to manage a business technology needs, ranging from computer networking and wireless Internet to video/audio cabling, fiber cabling installation, and data center installation.

As these services are typically the backbone of modern day companies, proper installation and operation is imperative to running a business.

Improper data cabling is often a leading cause of Internet, computer software and data center issues. At Schaffhouser Electric, our industrial data cabling services come guaranteed with proper installation and operation, which is backed up with a lifetime warranty. If there is ever an issue with the cabling from our end we will replace the affected parts at no charge.

The most fundamental piece of data cabling is computer networking, which connects all computers to a single server so that they run together as a unified system. Our professional installation provides a neat, orderly appearance so that your cables are not spread throughout your office, which also protects the cords from connection breaks.

Our other data cabling services include the following:

  • Wireless Internet and Router Installation, which also includes installation of related software and secure password setup.
  • Video and Audio Cabling.
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and Voice installs, which consists of integrating voice and communications units within your office’s network.
  • Fiber Cabling Installations- typically used in factories or warehouses, fiber optic cabling that is capable of processing thousands of data transactions instantly.
  • Data Center Installations: This typically involves any or all of our other cabling options, and requires proper systemization and routing. This may involve connecting phones, a computer network, a wireless system for overflow computer connections, and video cabling.