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Guide to our Cable Ties

Choosing the right cable tie

Guide to Cable Ties, Cable ties are very useful in many different places where you want to attach, hold together or close. There are a variety of types and materials of cable ties that are suitable for different purposes.

To choose the right cable tie for the right application, there are a few things to consider.

For example, choose black cable ties when using them outdoors. These bands are UV-stabilized and withstand the effects of the sun much better than natural bands.

If you want to use the tape in environments where there are other factors such as high temperatures, pollutants, chemicals, etc., you can choose a tape in another material. Examples of this can be Polypropylene, Tefzel, Stainless steel etc.

When choosing a cable tie, you should ask yourself the following questions::
• Length How far must the band be to reach around what I want to bundle together?
• Strength Is any special tensile strength required on the belt? Should it hold something heavy?
• Environment Should the cable tie be in a particularly exposed environment? Outdoors (UV rays) or it will be exposed to chemicals
• Temperature What ambient temperature is it at the place where the cable tie should sit?

Handling of cable ties
The quality of a cable tie depends on a number of surrounding factors. In part, the most commonly used material is Polyamide 66 (PA66) hygroscopically, which means that it absorbs and releases water. This in turn means that the cable tie is differently flexible at different water contents. In order to always have as good a cable tie as possible, it is important to store these in a suitable way. It is especially important not to leave an opened bag for a long time without using the straps. The risk is then that the water disappears out of the cable ties and they can be perceived as more inflexible. This is especially true during the cold season.

Some storage tips!
• Always store the cable ties in a sealed plastic bag
• Do not expose the cable ties to direct sunlight
• Do not leave the cable ties too close to direct heat sources (elements)

Cable ties for the industry

From standard cable ties to advanced fastening solutions

Cable ties must meet a wide range of requirements, as they are used in many different uses – from simple bundling of cables with cable ties for very specific use of cable ties in extreme conditions.

Kacab Teknik AB offers a comprehensive portfolio of fastening solutions for all industrial requirements:
Resealable cable ties for temporary fastening, colored cable ties for color coding, fasteners for cable tiesfor attachment to plates, welding bolts, panel edges or cable ties in stainless steel for demanding conditions.

 

Available Cable Ties at KACAB:

In several different sizes, in different colors, made of 100% high quality plastic easily applied by hand or with a process tool.

Special cable ties offered include:
• Weather-resistant and impact-resistant cable ties
• Cable ties for high temperatures
• Cable ties with low fire risk
• Openable or releasable cable ties
• Cable ties for parallel wiring
• Metal detectable cable ties


Selected products:

Detactable cable ties

Detactable cable ties was developed specifically for use in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. It is ideal for installing wiring in and around open production lines.

Detactable cable ties are made in a unique process that involves the addition of metal particles in the plastic granules This makes it possible to detect even small, cut-off parts of the cable tie with commercially available metal detectors.

These cable ties can be used to help meet HACCP requirements.. The color of the cable ties supports visual recognition, which further reduces the risk of contamination.

 

Different cable tie colors for individual applications

The classic black cable tieis still the most popular cable tie. But KACAB also offers its customers awide range of cable ties in different colors – including red, green, brown, white and transparent.

These cable ties are ideal for color coding / marking: for example, fitters can be helped to findcertain parts faster or assign them correctly. This plays an important role in the automotive industry, but also in several other industries.

Some industries prefer a certain color of cable ties: In the food industry, for example, blue is often used, while red plays an important role in the aviation sector.

This is one of the reasons why KACAB offers a wide range of cable tie solutions in different colors.

 

Metal cable ties for demanding environments

Steel cable ties are recommended for applications that require extreme tensile strength or extreme material requirements in difficult conditions. They guaranteemaximum safetyand fire resistance during the most difficult emergencies.

It is often necessary to use metal cable ties where chemicals are used. High-quality acid-resistant stainless steel protects against corrosion. As a result, stainless steel cable ties can often be found on ships,in tunnels, minesand in the petrochemical industry.

 

Coated cable ties to prevent contact corrosion

Metal cable ties with polyester coatingin SS316 (V4A) stainless steel have the same advantages as ordinary steel cable ties, but thanks to the coating, they guarantee improved installation comfort at low temperatures.

In addition, the plastic coating is particularly suitable for sensitive cable bundles and to prevent contact corrosion.

What is a cable tie?

A cable tie, also known as straps or strips, is a type of fastener that is specially made to bundle or label / organize several cables, wires or tubing.

Where is cable ties used?

Cable ties and fasteners for cable ties are used in many industries and installations, for example:
• Electrical installations
• Cabinet construction
• The construction industry for preliminary installation purposes
• The packaging industry
• Extreme environmental conditions in, for example, the offshore industry

What type of cable ties should one choose?

The range includes cable ties in different materials such as plastic or metaldepending on the area of use. Different colors such as black, red, blue, white, etc. that make it easier to mark and distinguish different cables thanks to the uniquecolor markings. Maybe your cable ties will be exposed to extreme weather conditions? Then we also have cable ties that can handle everything from high plus degrees to very low minus degrees.

The use of a cable tie is large, and the choice of material can be decisive for your application. Maybe you are looking for a cable tie with extreme tensile strength? Then it is a cable tie with stainless steel straps in combination with ball locking that may be the right combination for your area of use. The variations and areas of use for cable ties are many, including detectable cable ties with metal contentused in the food industry.

In the automotive industry, for example, double-bundle straps are used for parallel pulling, especially soft straps with Velcro fastening to protect the cables. Regardless of which industry or application, we have the cable tie for you Whether you are looking for cable ties that can be rotated 360 degrees, cable ties with fiberglass-reinforced locking pins or fasteners in different colors and materials, we have something to suit you!

Polyamide 66, what is it?

Polyamide is one of the most important synthetic thermoplastic materials. Thermoplastic can be formed by heat as often as required without having to undergo chemical decomposition or other adverse changes. This makes polyamide ideal for machining by plastic injection molding inhigh quality products.

Approximately 90% of all cable ties and fasteners from KACAB are made of this material. Polyamide is also known under the brand name Nylon®, which was introduced by the company Dupont in 1937.

Polyamide PA66 has many properties that are advantageous for HellermannTyton’s cable ties and fasteners, such as:
• High strength, stiffness and hardness
• High-dimensional stability, even under the influence of heat
• High wear resistance

A wide range of polyamides and additives makes it possible to adapt the properties optimally for the final product to meet the respective requirements.

 

What is the minimum tensile strength of a cable tie?

The minimum tensile strength is an important parameter when choosing cable ties It expresses how much load a cable tie can withstand. The minimum tensile strength of a cable tie is determined in accordance with military specifications and US standards. The test result in MIL-S-23190E includes:
• Conditioning of the test parts of the cable ties
• Construction of test equipment
• Application of a cable tie to the test jig
• Test speed

 

How do I store cable ties correctly?

Do notexpose cable ties to direct sunlight. Do not store cable ties in sunlight.

Always store cable ties in the sealed plastic bag made of polyethylene.When the bag is opened, use the cable ties as quickly as possible to ensure optimal application results. If the straps become brittle, they may break during use

Do not store cable ties near direct heat sources. Avoid contact with heat: eg do not place on elements.

The perfect storage conditions for cable ties are the standard European climate.

For optimal handling of cable ties, it is important that the material is in an equilibrium ratio with a water content of about 2.5%.

What is a cable tie?

A cable tie, also known as straps or strips, is a type of fastener that is specially made to bundle or label / organize several cables, wires or tubing.

Where is cable ties used?

Cable ties and fasteners for cable ties are used in many industries and installations, for example:
• Electrical installations
• Cabinet construction
• The construction industry for preliminary installation purposes
• The packaging industry
• Extreme environmental conditions in, for example, the offshore industry

What type of cable ties should one choose?

The range includes cable ties in different materials such as plastic or metaldepending on the area of use. Different colors such as black, red, blue, white, etc. that make it easier to mark and distinguish different cables thanks to the uniquecolor markings. Maybe your cable ties will be exposed to extreme weather conditions? Then we also have cable ties that can handle everything from high plus degrees to very low minus degrees.

The use of a cable tie is large, and the choice of material can be decisive for your application. Maybe you are looking for a cable tie with extreme tensile strength? Then it is a cable tie with stainless steel straps in combination with ball locking that may be the right combination for your area of use. The variations and areas of use for cable ties are many, including detectable cable ties with metal contentused in the food industry.

In the automotive industry, for example, double-bundle straps are used for parallel pulling, especially soft straps with Velcro fastening to protect the cables. Regardless of which industry or application, we have the cable tie for you Whether you are looking for cable ties that can be rotated 360 degrees, cable ties with fiberglass-reinforced locking pins or fasteners in different colors and materials, we have something to suit you!

Polyamide 66, what is it?

Polyamide is one of the most important synthetic thermoplastic materials. Thermoplastic can be formed by heat as often as required without having to undergo chemical decomposition or other adverse changes. This makes polyamide ideal for machining by plastic injection molding inhigh quality products.

Approximately 90% of all cable ties and fasteners from KACAB are made of this material. Polyamide is also known under the brand name Nylon®, which was introduced by the company Dupont in 1937.

Polyamide PA66 has many properties that are advantageous for HellermannTyton’s cable ties and fasteners, such as:
• High strength, stiffness and hardness
• High-dimensional stability, even under the influence of heat
• High wear resistance

A wide range of polyamides and additives makes it possible to adapt the properties optimally for the final product to meet the respective requirements.

 

What is the minimum tensile strength of a cable tie?

The minimum tensile strength is an important parameter when choosing cable ties It expresses how much load a cable tie can withstand. The minimum tensile strength of a cable tie is determined in accordance with military specifications and US standards. The test result in MIL-S-23190E includes:
• Conditioning of the test parts of the cable ties
• Construction of test equipment
• Application of a cable tie to the test jig
• Test speed

 

How do I store cable ties correctly?

Do notexpose cable ties to direct sunlight. Do not store cable ties in sunlight.

Always store cable ties in the sealed plastic bag made of polyethylene.When the bag is opened, use the cable ties as quickly as possible to ensure optimal application results. If the straps become brittle, they may break during use

Do not store cable ties near direct heat sources. Avoid contact with heat: eg do not place on elements.

The perfect storage conditions for cable ties are the standard European climate.

For optimal handling of cable ties, it is important that the material is in an equilibrium ratio with a water content of about 2.5%.

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