Installation Enhancement





From cutting wire to DOA testing and firmware updates, Wesco’s installation enhancement services keep your projects on time and the manufacturing facility running smoothly.


Skilled labor is one of your most valuable resources. By limiting the amount of non-productive effort, we help you focus your team on delivering outstanding results. Wesco’s installation enhancement services modify the packaging, preparation, and readiness for use or installation.



Ready-to-Install Services and Products


Ready-to-Install Camera Service

Our ready-to-install service accelerates camera installation and helps you avoid unexpected delays. By delivering cameras IP addressed, firmware updated, tested, documented and labeled, all you need to do is open the box, mount and connect the camera. You cut costs by reducing non-productive labor and eliminating the need for on-site configuration and storage space.

Service Offerings

  • Removing the camera from OEM packaging
  • Attaching the camera to the PoE network switch
  • DOA check for power
  • Setting the IP address
  • Checking/updating camera firmware
  • Affixing a temporary label to the camera
  • Capturing serial number and MAC address
  • Repackaging device in original OEM box
  • Labeling the box
  • Providing a spreadsheet with all IP and MAC addresses and serial numbers by the sales order

Ready-to-Install Network Device Service

Our ready-to-install service accelerates device installation and helps you avoid unexpected delays. Wesco can deliver devices IP addressed, firmware updated, tested, documented and labeled. You cut costs by reducing non-productive labor and eliminating the need for on-site configuration and storage space.

Service Offerings

  • Removing the device from OEM packaging
  • Powering the device and connecting to a switch
  • DOA check for power
  • Setting the IP address
  • Checking/updating device firmware
  • Affixing a temporary label to the device
  • Capturing serial number and MAC address
  • Repackaging device in original OEM box
  • Labeling the box
  • Providing a spreadsheet with all IP and MAC addresses and serial numbers by the sales order

Ready-to-Install Display Service

Our ready-to-install service accelerates display installation and helps you avoid unexpected delays. Wesco can deliver your displays fully tested and kitted with cables and consumables. All you need to do is open the box, mount and connect. We can even install mounting plates and develop installation instructions. 

Service Offerings

  • Pixel and DOA testing
  • Video and audio input testing
  • Display mounting plate and wall mount installation
  • Kit with specialty cables and consumables (zip-ties, booties, hook and loop wrap)
  • Develop install instructions
  • Serial number capture
  • Asset tagging

Ready-to-Install Racks and Cabinets

Wesco will pre-assemble your racks and cabinets with passive gear such as fiber enclosures, patch panels, cable management, blanking panels and other ancillary components. Each rack or cabinet is pre-configured according to your specifications. With pre-assembly, you reduce non-productive labor, increase speed to market, and reduce variable costs and packaging waste.

Service Offerings

  • Rack and cabinet layout
  • Specification support
  • Installation of passive gear
  • Secure packaging and crating for safe shipment


Wire Cutting, Stripping, Tinning, Dying and Twisting

Cut and strip service provides wire cut to specific lengths within tight, machine-controlled tolerances. In addition, the insulation can be stripped from one or both ends and optionally tinned for solderability, making a finished product ready for termination. 

These services are ideal for OEMs who require large quantities of the same short wire lengths in their manufacturing process, helping them streamline production and optimize labor. 

Worker cutting wires

  • Cut to length
  • Strip one or both ends
  • Terminate one or both ends
  • Twist one or both ends
  • Tin one or both ends


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Utility Wire and Cable Management

Utilities face many challenges with wire and cable, including long lead times, difficulty storing, handling and cutting large reels, product waste and much more. Wesco’s wire and cable management supports utility providers with a holistic suite of services designed to reduce risk and help them achieve maximum return on investment capital.


  • Wire and cable assembly
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Wire cutting programs
  • Supplier contract administration and OEM coordination
  • Wire SKU rationalization and standardization
  • Spooling, re-spooling and hand coiling
  • Reel and partial reel management
  • Vendor managed inventory
  • Sustainability, salvaging, and reverse logistics
  • 24/7 emergency, storm and outage support



Utility Metering Services

Maximizing the efficiency and productivity of your first-line utility workforce is critical to achieving and sustaining optimal utility operations. To assist, Wesco provides various meter services both in the field and at our multiple service centers. Our automation team has a long history of providing the highest quality service to the utility market, including over 70 years of metering solutions and support.

Digital utility meter

  • In-house utility metering services:
    • Prewiring capacitor banks, sockets, meter loops and transformer-rated metering packages per customer specifications
    • Programming, testing and refurbishing residential and commercial meters
    • Inventory stocking of meter modules to reduce lead times
    • Testing and certification to NIST watt-hour standards with state-of-the-art equipment
    • Factory-certified retrofitting and technical support for various meter brands

 

  • In the field utility metering services:
    • Testing of 1-phase and 3-phase kilowatt-hour meters
    • 3-phase service analysis, including current transformer (CT) and potential transformer (PT) testing
    • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) meter deployment exchange services


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Rubber Good Testing and Managed Services

Safety is your number one priority and having your rubber goods inspected and certified is critical. Wesco’s certified dielectric laboratory provides specialized testing services, including inspections, cleaning and exchanges to ensure your rubber gloves, sleeves, blankets, line hose, hoods and boots are available and in safe working condition.


  • Rubber good testing services:
    • Best clean you’ve ever seen — Detailed cleaning process
    • Testing to ASTM standards — Checked for 24 irregularities using visual inspection, inflation and rolling
    • Detailed reporting — Printed test reports accompany every order, and digital records are kept on file

 

  • Post-testing services:
    • Certification stamping — Passing items are stamped with certification and expiration date based on your requirements
    • Rejection stamping — Failed rubber goods are stamped as “Visual Test Failure” or “Electric Test Failure” and returned to you rendered useless
    • Failures can be used for training purposes, further review, monitoring and tracking

 

  • Rubber good exchange services:
    • Customization — Exchange programs are tailored to each organization's unique needs accommodating varying volumes, cycles, or logistics
    • Automatic, hassle-free exchanges — Arrive on-site and OSHA/ASTM compliant for scheduled exchange dates
    • Spares and broken pairs — Incomplete sets are stored for use as replacements, reducing new purchases, eliminating waste and minimizing turnaround time
    • Expert customer service — Provides support, communication and order updates every step of the way
    • Emergency inventory support — Certified dielectric equipment can arrive on-site in as little as 24 hours - anywhere in the U.S.



Patch Cord Labeling and Bundling

Spend less time confirming color coding, printing and affixing labels on the job site. We offer custom labeling for copper patch cords, trunks, fiber trunk box reels and flange labeling. Wesco can also bundle your labeled copper patch cords for an efficient installation.

Utility cords bundled

  • Custom labeling
  • Copper patch cord labeling
  • Fiber jumper labeling
  • Fiber trunk labeling
  • Fiber trunk box reel and flange labeling
  • Copper patch cord bundling


 

Wire and Cable Handling Solutions

Wesco’s dispensing solutions optimize labor, reduce waste, support worker safety, and can help you excel at project execution. With PARASPIN, SLIM-SPIN, INSTA-REEL and pre-installed pulling heads, your wire and cable arrive ready to pull.


PARASPINSM

Pull cables of varying diameters simultaneously using PARASPIN’s independent spinning chambers. Perfect for primary feeds, PARASPIN allows load conductors and the ground wire to be pulled simultaneously. It also eliminates the need for jack stands, reducing the number of people required for each pull. The narrower version of PARASPIN, SLIM-SPIN, easily fits through standard doorways for maneuverability on the job site.

INSTA-REEL

INSTA-REEL reduces non-productive labor and risk by eliminating the need for jack stands. INSTA-REEL’s inner reel spins independently of the outer flanges, creating a reel with a built-in payout stand. Just roll the INSTA-REEL into place, chock the flanges and pull your cable. INSTA-REEL is pre-loaded with the cable of your choice and delivered completely assembled. After use, INSTA-REEL is returned to Wesco, making it eco-friendly and cost-efficient.

Pre-Installed Pulling Eyes

Wesco’s pre-installed, single-use pulling eyes for medium-voltage cables reduce on-site labor, material handling, need for tooling, eliminate messy residue and leave less conductor scrap. Pulling eyes with staggered lanyards make cabling easier to pull in conduit, provides greater security than grips and prevent long-term moisture with end caps.




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