New products & trends

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. A new HellermannTyton product ensures safe and efficient labelling in the railway industry. […] Continue reading


May 11, 2016 / New products & trends

Fixing Ties and Elements for High Temperature Applications (PEEK, E/TFE “Tefzel”, PA46)

Some of the world’s most exciting breakthroughs have been by chance. Take the synthesis of polyethylene, for example, the most commonly used plastic today. But the overwhelming majority of advances in plastics engineering result from application of knowledge, injection moulding experience and design competence. Enter Polyetheretherketone, better known as PEEK, considered the first “designer polymer”; polyamide 4.6 and E/TFE (Tefzel®), all of which HellermannTyton uses in its part production on a daily basis. […] Continue reading


CADANAS 3D data PARTcommunity January 10, 2016 / Company, New products & trends

Obtaining the right components more effectively by means of CAD data

To survive in international competition, manufacturers strive to keep the cost of production as low as possible. Yet even though suitable parts might be available on the market at a cheaper price, many still produce components more expensively themselves. By providing CAD data and 3D previews online for free, HellermannTyton now gives engineers an easy means of finding the right solution for their construction needs. […] Continue reading


October 5, 2015 / Markets & Industries, New products & trends

Shedding some light on photovoltaic labeling

Working proactively towards the needs of customers wherever they are located in the world is firmly anchored in HellermannTyton’s philosophy. We recently extended our understanding of regulatory requirements in the solar power sector to help operators of photovoltaic installations in Saudi Arabia with their labeling challenges.

The story begins in the United States back in 2011, when a change in Section 690 (Solar Photovoltaic Systems) of the National Electrical Code (NEC) significantly impacted labeling requirements in solar installations and […] Continue reading



August 10, 2014 / Markets & Industries, New products & trends

Metal ties withstand short circuit test to cable cleat standard

cable cleats for electrical installation, MBT ties restraining cables trefoil formation, short circuit fault, cable clamps Electrical short circuits unleash a tremendously destructive force. The risk of injury and damage from flailing cables is especially high when single-core power cables are laid in trefoil formation.

Cable cleats are the most commonly used protective equipment to fix low and medium voltage cables in industrial electrical installations.

But tests on HellermannTyton’s stainless steel cable ties conducted by the NEFI High Power Laboratory in Norway demonstrate that metal ties actually provide as much protection in the event of a short circuit as cleats.  […] Continue reading


July 10, 2014 / New products & trends, Products applications

New HellermannTyton GalvaLok PA11 series addresses issues with zinc plated solar plant mounting installations

The on-going cost reduction trend for solar plant installations means galvanised steel is frequently favoured over more costly aluminium. However, many people are not aware of an adverse effect that high concentrations of salt have on zinc plated installations in coastal areas.

HellermannTyton has performed accelerated laboratory tests on Polyamide materials in a saturated zinc chloride solution that demonstrate the pronounced deterioration of Polyamide 6.6 (Nylon), which is the main material used in most conventional cable ties.

A cost-effective solution to this dilemma is the GalvaLok series of cable ties manufactured from Polyamide 11 (PA11). […] Continue reading


June 10, 2014 / Markets & Industries, New products & trends

UV stability of HellermannTyton Products tested by Fraunhofer ISE

A crucial factor in choosing the correct fastening and fixing components for cable installations is that they are manufactured from materials that meet the individual demands and specifications of the intended application.

This is especially true of solar applications, where the effects of weathering, such as ultraviolet radiation (UV), rule out the use of many conventional materials.

HellermannTyton recently commissioned Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE to perform an extended weathering test on its range of UV-stabilised cable ties according to subsection 10.10 (Pre-Aging) of the IEC 61215 standard (Crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules). […] Continue reading