Tag: radiation resistant

October 14, 2016 / Markets & Industries, Products applications

IP codes: how to find the right cable protection system

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.
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July 10, 2016 / Markets & Industries, Products applications

Heat-resistant cable protection: what other industries can learn from a furnace manufacturer

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.

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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