They’re fasteners that bundle your cables and wires together to keep them organised and prevent damage. They come in different sizes, lengths, materials and even colours. The different uses of Cable Ties vary across industries, but what they all have in common is that they’re the most effective way to manage your cables.
The most common material for cable ties, nylon is a tough material with good thermal, and abrasion resistance. It also resists fuels and most chemicals. Nylon 6/6, the grade most often used for cable ties, meets UL 94 V-2 flammability ratings and has a working temperature range from -40°C to 85°C.
Nylon Cable Ties can be heat stabilised for continuous or extended exposure to high temperatures of up to 121°C. The cable tie manufacturing process can also produce UV stabilised ties for outdoor use. For example, you can have the same cable tie, but manufactured for different applications.
Cable Glands - What Are They?
A Cable Gland (more often known in the U.S. as a cord grip, cable strain relief, cable connector or cable fitting) is a device designed to attach and secure the end of an electrical cable to the equipment. Cable Glands address an essential requirement in cable management planning and implementation. Their foremost purpose is to grip and seal electrical cables where they pass through a dividing barrier, such as upon entry to a piece of equipment or where they pass through a bulkhead or panel. This is achieved by gripping either the outer sheath of the cable or the armour wire, or by a combination of the two. Cable glands are available in countless designs and features but these can be distilled down to four essential functions.
How Do Cable Glands Work
Electrical Flexible Conduit and Conduit Fittings in external appearance resembles its close relative, liquid-tight flexible nonmetallic conduit. Both have smooth grey outer jackets that are liquid tight. Type Liquid Tight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit has an internal steel shield, which makes it more powerful and much less at risk to kinking. Either of these raceways can be created in mild curves to change instructions and also to stay clear of challenges. Additionally, the versatility works for ending at motors where there is likely to be heavy vibration.
Metal Flexible Conduit is not to be used were subject to physical damage.
Electrical Connector is a device that joins electric conductors mechanically and electrically to other conductors and to the terminals of apparatus and equipment. The term covers a wide range of devices designed, for example, to connect small conductors employed in communication circuits, or at the other extreme, large cables and bus-bars.
A Hose Clamp is designed to secure a hose over a fitting, by clamping the hose down, it prevents the fluid in the hose leaking at the connection. Popular attachments include anything from car engines to bathroom fittings. However, hose clamps can be used in a variety of different industries in order to secure the transportation of products, liquids, gases and chemicals.