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How to Select the Right Cable Tie

AGM Cable Ties
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While the majority of cable ties appear identical but the design and the quality of the materials may differ among brands. With all the options available to choose from, how do you ensure that the tie you choose is the right one for your specific needs? Here are some suggestions to aid you in avoiding the most common mistakes made by people when choosing the appropriate cable tie.

The first step is to be aware of what the requirements for fastening are for the application you are considering and what the cable tie needs to withstand during the course that the fixture will face. Some of the things to consider when choosing an appropriate cable tie include:

Material

Cable ties typically come in a two-piece or one-piece construction. This refers to the method of manufacture by extrusion, whether in one piece or made from two components joined together.

Common cable tie materials include:

  • Nylon
  • Fluoropolymer
  • Polypropylene
  • Stainless Steel

Certain cable ties may include additives to give them extra performance or other properties for example:

  • UV stabilisers
  • Metal additives for detection

Bundle Diameter

Each cable tie has the maximum diameter of bundle that can be accommodated depending on how long the tie. Be sure to check this guideline to make sure that the length you pick is appropriate for the products you want to secure or bundle.

Tensile Strength

The strength of the tensile of the cable tie is one of the most important aspects to consider before choosing the right cable tie. Tensile strength determines how much the weight a single tie can support before breaking. Knowing the weight of what you have to secure as well as the strength capacity of tensile of the cable tie you can calculate the number of cable ties needed to complete the task. Make sure you have the correct kind, size and spacing of cable ties, to ensure you don’t exceed the maximum power of the tie at any time.

A heavy-duty cable tie will mean that less cable ties are needed to tie the bundle together and can result in total cost savings and labor savings. For applications that require high strength We recommend heavy-duty cable tie, ultra heavy cable ties that are heavy duty, or the NEW Double Lock range.

Environment

Do you have any environment issues that pose a risk for the cable installation? Some cable ties are not suitable for high temperatures and could be susceptible to chemical attack as well as UV. For instance our black nylon tie has a special additive that makes them suitable in outdoor usage. The natural cable tie is designed for use inside.

Purpose Or Industry

Are the cables employed for a specific reason or be required to meet specifications of a specific sector? Specialties ties are offered for use in applications like colour-coding and medical applications as well as marine environments. You must be aware of what you need to know for installation. For example places for food or beverage could require a visible cable tie.

Installation

How do you install the cable tie? If you’ve got thousands of ties that need to be put in place before you’re finished You’ll likely require an adjustable tensioner for your cable tie to reduce stress and reduce labor. For large-scale installations you can try one of our trusted cable tie tensioners.

If you are working on an easier job, but want your results to be top-quality It could be worth purchasing a self-cutting cable tie. This kind of tie is equipped with a blade that cut through the tie’s tail using a simple twist. The result is the most secure, clean and secure end without the need for a knife.

 

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