Research & Development

May 11, 2016 / Research & Development

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, Research & Development

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, Research & Development

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, Research & Development

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 / Products, Research & Development

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, Research & Development

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


May 10, 2014 / Markets & Industries, Research & Development

Introducing the EVO7 Cable Tie Gun − Engineered for Maximum Worker Comfort and Productivity

hellermanntyton ev07 cable tie gun, manual cable tensioning tool, installers, installing, EVO7Innovation often comes from thinking about an existing product in new ways. Recently at HellermannTyton we took this to heart when appraising our manual cable tensioning tool MK7, which has been loyally serving cable installers and wire harness manufacturers for almost 30 years.

In developing the successor to the MK7, we took the design of the manual cable tie gun back to the drawing board. We asked ourselves the question, “Can we alter the design of a cable tie handgun to reduce the risk of repetitive strain on the operator and at the same time increase productivity?[…] Continue reading