Tag: Solar Industry

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


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