March 15, 2018 / Products applications

What you can do if you hit an electrical cable when drilling in a wall?

Damage to electrical wiring from drilling into walls is a surprisingly frequent phenomenon – especially when buildings are being renovated.  Not only do the lights go out, but you usually blow a fuse as well. With a bit of luck, you might only have to repair the cable sheath. But if you damaged or severed a wire, just using a terminal strip, insulation tape and some silicone sealant are not recommended – you need some professional kit!
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July 20, 2015 / Company, Products applications

Cable spaghetti – Help to prevent that tangle of wires in the office or at home

There are no known human limits when it comes to the causes of “spaghetti syndrome”, that chaos of cables under the desk, or behind the hi-fi system. And we often dig deep into the improvisation drawer when looking for the optimum solution to resolve the mess of cables and leads. Yet for a long-term remedy it is better to rely on a well-thought out, tried-and-tested solution like the Helawrap cable cover system for bundling and protecting cable.
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January 8, 2020 / Company, New products & trends

Good, better, SA47-LA: How a shrink tubing sets new standards in terms of tightness

Length, material, colour, shrink ratio: Depending on the application, the requirements for heat-shrink tubing can vary considerably. That’s why the range of products is so large. If, for example, special protection against moisture and other environmental influences is required, customers prefer shrink tubing lined with adhesive. SA47-LA is one of these ‘dual wall’ products. However, this is no ordinary tubing. Especially where aluminium-copper connections need to be sealed it is the market leader. Read here what makes SA47-LA so special and in for which applications it is ideal. … Continue reading


June 2, 2019 / Products applications

HelaTape Power: Professional, efficient cable jacket repair for electricians

Damage to cable jackets is often the cause of errors in wiring systems. Electricians usually track down the origin of the fault quickly during a visual inspection if the cable is accessible – especially if the insulating sheath is ruptured to the extent that the inner shielding is shining through. This article outlines self-amalgamating mastic tapes from HellermannTyton’s HelaTape range that help you professionally and efficiently re-upholster and seal damaged electrical cable jackets or insulate splices and joints.
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March 27, 2019 / Products applications

Cable ties with low-profile heads – bundling without any snags

You can use cable ties to organise, bundle or fasten cables. But in restricted spaces like control panels, domestic wiring or in the electrical industry, the raised heads of conventional cable ties can often be a hindrance. Cable ties with low profile or flat heads reduce the risk of damage to things around them. If you aren’t familiar with flat head ties, read on to find out more. … Continue reading


Tape als Kantenschutz, scharfe Kanten, Kabelbeschädigung
March 14, 2019 / Products applications

Soft and strong – special fabric tapes protect sensitive cables and reduce noise at the same time

A final test run is all that remains before a brand new manufacturing hall commences operation. But when the switch is thrown, nothing happens. The responsible electrician quickly finds the fault – damage to the insulation of cables where they enter the control panel cabinet. In this article you’ll discover a simple and cost-effective way of guarding against such mishaps:  fabric tapes from HellermannTyton’s HelaTape Protect range of technical tapes. … Continue reading


February 6, 2019 / Products applications

Electrical tape: Quality pays off when the going gets tough

Picture this scenario: Electricians are installing exterior lighting on a new building. They’ve mounted the lights just need to connect and insulated the cables. But then the weather changes and the outdoor temperature suddenly drops. As most PVC electrical tapes don’t adhere properly when it’s cold or wet the choice of materials can have an impact on both the short- and long-term success of the installation. The following article introduces HelaTape Flex 1000+ electrical tape and demonstrates that premium quality equates to excellent material performance even under challenging weather conditions.
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December 5, 2018 / Company

Industry 4.0: How RFID cable ties simplify traceability in harsh production conditions

Between dirty shrink discs, hydraulic oil and muck: the workplaces of industrial mechanics in the hydraulic service are not exactly the cleanest. Anyone who services hydraulic components and systems can find that important product labels and informative barcodes are no longer legible due to the dirt. The air pressure and last service date may no longer be recognisable. … Continue reading


1. The HellermannTyton product range spans 7 categories covering all aspects of fastening, fixing, installing, connecting, insulating, protecting and identifying electrical cables and network connectivity solutions
July 25, 2018 / Company

HellermannTyton is much more than just cable ties

Wherever power flows along a wire or data is transferred along a fibre optic cable, a HellermannTyton product isn’t far away. From humble beginnings 85 years ago in Germany, the company has become one of the leading global suppliers of a wide range of products used to fasten, fix, connect, insulate, protect and identify electrical and digital cabling. Discover more about where we come from in our feature article. … Continue reading


ACADEMY, training
June 25, 2018 / Company

Knowledge is power – welcome to the HellermannTyton ACADEMY

Knowledge is a precious resource. Businesses that share and multiply knowledge are sustainably more successful. That’s the mandate for the HellermannTyton ACADEMY – the mainstay of our knowledge management. It’s the common umbrella under which we offer guests and staff all over the world training opportunities relating to our vast product range, as well as workshops where we work together to discover custom solutions to challenging cable management issues. … Continue reading


April 27, 2018 / New products & trends

Two in one: how a new diesel resistant and halogen free marker helps a locomotive manufacturer increase safety

The mistakes of the past have taught us that fire protection in the rail transport sector is a very serious concern. Legislators and standardisation bodies have defined strict requirements for the components in rail vehicles. The highest demands are placed on the safety of passengers in the event of a rescue from a long tunnel. However, the fulfilment of these standards is often challenging for manufacturers of locomotives. … Continue reading