Time really is money when it comes to installation or maintenance in electrical control panels and switch cabinets. Whenever cables are chaotically arranged in wiring ducts, panel builders waste valuable time. It pays to be tidy in more ways than one. … Continue reading
A typical problem in the automotive industry: the integrated cable guides in the bumper are already laid down. There is only room left on the rounded and angled surfaces for additional cables for sensors. Until now, conventional rigid mounts for cable ties could not be affixed here at all, or only by using excessive layers of adhesive as a foundation. … Continue reading
It’s almost time to go home when the phone rings at an industrial light manufacturer: a customer’s shop floor lighting has failed. Fortunately, the manufacturer knows exactly what spare parts are needed because the lights were equipped with a radio frequency ID cable tie that allows them to be precisely identified. … Continue reading
A typical Monday morning in the winter: there is gridlock in the tunnel carrying thousands of commuters into the city. Endless queues of cars are pumping out clouds of exhaust emissions. Melting snow from the vehicles drips and mixes with grit, oil and brake dust in muddy rivulets between the lanes. Humidity is high, in spite of the cold. Once the traffic starts flowing again, salty, muddy spray fills the air.
But all systems are working properly. If a vehicle caught on fire, the alarm would activate. Fortunately, the tunnel was equipped with a carefully planned cable protection system.
Read this article to discover how you can also find the correct system to protect your cables. … Continue reading
The non-stop tying and cutting of cable ties is an energy-sapping task for many assembly line workers. The jarring recoil that occurs when standard tools shear off the excess plastic band behind the tie head places great strain on the joints and ligaments. This can lead to injury and illness-related absences. Thanks to a piece of clever engineering, help is now at hand in the form of HellermannTyton’s EVO9 – a safer and more effective manual cable tie tool.
Picture a manufacturer of industrial furnaces. The new production facility is up and running, but the machines are not working as they should. Time and again there are unexpected problems and finally, production has to be stopped. Apparently, high temperatures and electromagnetic radiation (EMC) from the electrical cables are causing interference between the machines. Read this article to find out why you should include a professional cable protection system in your parts list.
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. … Continue reading
Your food and beverage production facility is state of the art. You comply with all relevant regulatory standards. Yet one day, during routine maintenance, a plastic cable tie is accidentally cut and lands somewhere on the processing line, the batch is contaminated. Suddenly your reputation for safety and hygiene is on the line. How can you avert a minor drama turning into a major crisis? … Continue reading
A quick look under any desk, in any server cabinet or electrical enclosure will show you that clear, professional labelling of cables and wires is indispensable. But not only legal requirements regarding the identification of electrical equipment and devices make clear labelling of cabling and wiring necessary.