Cable Ties for all applications.


Cable ties from HellermannTyton

Peek Cable Ties for high temperature application

Cable ties and fixing elements have to be able to meet the most varied demands these days as they are used in the widest range of operations – from the simple bundling of cables with cable ties to the absolutely specific use of cable ties under extreme conditions.

As one of the leading manufacturers of cable ties and fixing elements, HellermannTyton sets the standards in the manufacturing of inside and outside serrated cable ties, releasable cable ties and cable ties without serration. The range is completed with cable ties for direct fixing, cable ties made of stainless steel and also cable ties with fixing elements (also known as fixing ties). 

HellermannTyton offer cable ties, or also know as ty-raps, that are of superior quality material.  We offer good quality cable ties at very competitive prices and they are manufactured in the UK.  With its high-quality cable ties and fixing elements, HellermannTyton provides system solutions which can meet practically any challenge. They do not just fulfil the most up to date requirements for cable ties and cable tie systems, but HellermannTyton constantly pushes back the boundaries of what is technologically possible with its fixing elements. In these ways, new cable tie solutions or new fixing elements are developed jointly with customers which can also stand up to the most extreme and exceptional environmental influences. 

Cable ties and fixing elements from HellermannTyton meet the highest standards of quality and are at the forefront in terms of material stability. A wide variety of selections of coloured cable ties and size of cable ties and fixing elements allows customers to find just the right cable tie for every particular use. 

The latest example of innovative cable tie system solutions from the HellermannTyton company is the unique Q-series cable tie system with open head design, which is ideally suited for the blind assembly of cable ties. 

Cable tie with fixing element EdgeClip twistable

Our range of Stainless steel cable ties with metal ball locks provide extreme tensile strength. The variety of cable ties is supplemented by detectable cable ties with metal components for the food industry or our dual fastener cable tie for the parallel guiding of cables and leads in the automotive industry.  Hook and loop cable ties with hook and loop fasteners protect cable bundles and as fibre optic cables become more common the TEXTIES are an ideal method of 'soft' bundling for use on telephone cables, optical fibre and network cables.  In addition they are perfect for use in temporary installations.  Cable ties for heavy duty applications, twistable cable ties which can be rotated through 360 degrees, cable ties with glass fibre reinforced pin and all those fixing elements which users need worldwide in the most varied sectors complete the cable tie range. 

Quality and safety are always put first when thinking about cable ties and fixing elements from HellermannTyton, therefore we offer a superior product manufactured in the UK rather than a cheap product which would not withstand extreme temperatures or atmospheric conditions. Whether inside or outside serrated cable ties, whether required to cope with a temperature of -40° C or up to +240° C, whether cable ties for fixing bundles better protecting against vibrations, made of stainless steel or plastic cable ties – all meet the highest international test standards, which are defined and monitored by international certifying bodies for cable ties and fixing elements.

With such excellent quality assurance behind them, cable ties and fixing elements from HellermannTyton keep their promises more than others – and in every situation.

Cable ties tailored to your applications.

A cable ties, also known as a zip ties or tie wraps, is a type of fastener, especially for binding several electronic cables or wires together and to organize cables and wires, also known as cable routing. 

Cable ties and fixing elements are used in many industries: in the electrical installation, in harness making, in the construction industry, for preliminary installation purposes, in the packaging industry or under extreme environmental conditions like in the offshore industry. 

HellermannTyton is a global manufacturer who offers high performance fastening, connecting, routing, protecting and identifying solutions to diverse markets. For our customers we develop market solutions that uniquely meet an industry's needs - solving an application requirement, saving installation and component costs, and improving the quality of the end product - no matter what your industry. 

Cable Ties Inside Serrated Cable Ties inside serrated

HellermannTyton plastic cable ties are suitable for routing, bundling and securing of cables, lines and hoses. The cable ties are available in a wide range of materials, these cable ties all feature internal serrations allowing for a positive hold onto cable, hose and pipe bundles.  The design of the head guarantees a high tensile strength whilst allowing a very low insertion force. 

Cable Ties that fall within this range are as follows:

  • T Series Cable Ties - used for bundling and securing cables, pipes and hoses.  These cable ties can be used in almost any type of application.  Available in black and natural and also available in a wide range of sizes.  Made from 100% high quality plastic, allows for good recycling.  Inside serrated for a strong hold around bundles.  Simple to insert due to the ergonomically bent tail.
  • LK Series Cable Ties - this range of cable ties in-between sizes to the T series are also used for bundling and securing cables, pipes and hoses.  These cable ties can be used for almost any type of application.  Also available in a wide range of materials and sizes.  High tensile strength with very low insertion force, makes them quick and simple to install.
  • Q Series Cable Ties - an innovative design, the open head of the cable tie enables a simple and quick installation.  Simply insert the ergonomically bent tail into the open side of the head and tighten the cable ties.
  • CTT Series Cable Ties - designed to secure pipes and gaiters where low pressures are being secured.  These ties can be used in many industries, including automotive, white goods manufacturing, medical and construction.
  • DH Series Cable Ties - Ideal for running two cables in parallel that need to be separated.  These ties allow for installation of a second cable run without the need for additional cable ties.
  • Metal Content Cable Ties - a cable tie for food industry which are detectable.  

Cable Ties Outside Serrated Cable Ties outside serrated

Outside serrated cable ties or OS Series are used in many areas where thin-walled or soft insulation wires and cables are being installed.  Particularly suitable for bundling and fixing of sensitive bundle property. The design offers high tensile strength, low insertion forces and a smooth surface to the cable insulation - minimizing any indentation or damage of cables.  Designed originally for the automotive market these ties are now being used in many areas where thin walled of soft insulation, wires and cable are being installed e.g. railways, aircraft, data cable installations and electronics. The OS Ties made from PA66VO material are suitable for applications where safety regulations are required e.g. reduction of smoke and dangerous gas.

Cable Ties that fall within this range are:

  • OS Series Cable Ties - Used in many areas where thin-walled or soft insulation wires and cables are being installed, e.g. automotive and aircraft industry.  OS tie made from PA66VO material are suitable for applications where safety requirements are required.
  • V Series Cable Ties - these cable ties have a 90o angled head and are perfectly suited for applications with restricted space, such as camera and alarm systems and automation systems.
  • PEEK Cable Ties - used in applications that require high temperature.
  • LPH Cable Ties (low profile head) - Designed primarily for use within the electrical supply industry, these ties are particularly useful in areas with limited space due to their low profile head.
  • Robusto Series Cable Ties - low profile head cable ties have many technical features which make them suitable for use in many applications.

Cable Ties Without Serration Cable Ties Without Serration

KR Range of Cable Ties - without serration

In addition to offering a secure method of bundling cables, the design of the KR-Ties makes them ideal for use as a method of securing bellows on steering racks, water hoses and vacuum lines.  This patented cable tie system has a smooth strap which is locked into place with a glass fibre reinforced pin for which assembling requires a special KR-tool.

KR Cable Ties are available in various materials, including PA12 which is less hygrsocopic.

EL-TY Series - endless cable ties with head and spacer

These cable ties are particularly suitable for use with larger diameter cable, pipes and hoses.  Designed originally for securing overhead catenary cables they are now used in many industries from the building sector through to the chemical industry to the installation of signs for traffic management.

Releasable cable ties Releasable cable ties

Releasable cable ties can be used in a wide range of industries, they are ideal where temporary installation or the addition or removal of cables is required, therefore making these cable ties an optimal solution for temporary fixings. Releasable cable ties are available in different remits, materials, lengths and colours. Ideal for where there is a need to repeatedly open and close the tie - both industrial and commercial applications, for example bundling garden hoses, extension cables and harnesses. 

Cable Ties that fall within this range are:

  • RELK Cable Ties - used in a wide range of industries, these releasable and reusable ties are ideal where temporary installation or the addition or removal of cables is required.
  • RLT Cable Ties - again a releasable and reusable cable tie available in black or natural with an extended trigger for simple and quick release of the tie
  • RT250 Cable Ties - a cable tie with inside serrated and tuck-away.  Used in a wide range of industries.
  • REL Cable Ties - inside serrated cable tie with kickdown lever ideal for applications that require the need to repeatedly open and close the tie
  • LR55 Cable Ties - outside serrated cable tie used for marking.  Releasable and reusable.
  • SRT Cable Ties - cable ties in a flexible TPU material makes them suitable to use on sensitive wires e.g. fibre-optic cables
  • REZ Cable Ties - an inside serrated cable tie can be released using one-hand.  Perfect for use in the packaging industry for tying up bags that may need to be re-opened and resealed again.
  • SpeedyTie -  a cable tie with quick release mechanism.  Highly versatile tie suitable for a multitude of applications.
  • Textie - a hook and loop cable tie, ideal for use on telephone cables, optical fibre cables and network cables.

Stainless Steel Cable Ties Stainless Steel Cable Ties

Stainless steel cable ties can be used in the most arduous of conditions or where additional strength, security and fire resistance is required. The MBT Series of Stainless Steel Cable Ties with its unique Metal Ball Bearing have a non-releasable locking mechanism.  

A wide range of products available for all applications and especially in industries like chemical, oil platforms, mass transit, shipbuilding and mining.

Cable Ties that fall in this range include:

  • MBT Cable Ties Un-coated - cable ties with ball lock mechanism ideal for applications that require high strength, reliability and fire resistance.
  • MBT-FC Cable Ties Fully-coated - a fully coated stainless steel cable tie that can be used in the most arduous of conditions.
  • Double Wrap Cable Ties - a double wrap cable tie with ball-lock and coating used where the additional security, strength and fire resistance of a metal fixing is required.
  • MST Cable Ties with punched locking system - designed for fixing loads and cables securely in hazardous industrial environments such as railway carriages, jet engines, inside power plants or on offshore drilling platforms.
  • MLT Cable Ties with fold locking - this range can be used in the most arduous of conditions or where the additional security, strength and fire resistance of a metal fixing is required.
  • LFPC Protective Channel for Stainless Steel Ties - used in conjunction with the MBT, MST and AMT range of stainless steel cable ties this channel given the cable protection against chafing, vibration and shock.

Cable Ties with Fixing Elements Cable Ties with Fixing Elements

From one piece fixing ties with arrow head and disc to fir tree and disc the diverse range from HellermannTyton offers simple and easy to use method of bundling and fixing cable harnesses, hoses and pipes in many different industries including automotive, aerospace, white goods manufacturing and panel building.  These fixing ties are easy to install most without the need for a tool.  Supplied in varying materials and configurations.

We can also supply fixing ties for edges which is our EdgeClip range these cable ties and EdgeClip assemblies are ideal for use where holes are not accepted or where due to temperature problems adhesives will fail.

As stated above the product range is so diverse ranging from 1-piece fixing ties with arrowhead and discs or wings, 2-piece fixing ties with arrowhead and disc for high temperatures, 

For  our user guide for fixing ties please click here ........

Cable Tie Mounts Cable Tie Mounts

Cable Tie Mounts are available in either screw or self adhesive mounting. Different sizes and designs of cable tie mounts offer a secure fixing with a wide variety of cable ties. Most being designed to hold heavier cable bundles.  Where speed, simplicity and a firm fixing base are required these self adhesive clips are ideal.  Particularly suitable for use in control cabinets, telecoms equipment or domestic appliances where the use of screws, nuts or bolts are impractical or undesirable.

SolidTack cable ties mounts offer an innovative fixing solution especially for low energy surfaces like PPE, PE or if drilling a hole is not possible.

MCMB-Series cable ties mounts are screwable cable ties mounts ideally suited for holding Metal Content Cable Ties in position even in areas of high vibration such as food manufacturing equipment and automated packaging machines.

Q-Mounts CTQM screw fixing cable tie mounts are suited for holding our innovative Q Series Cable Ties.  They would perfectly fit to all applications where a reliable and durable fixation is required and where space is limited.

Many other types of cable ties mounts can be found in our Product Catalogue section 1.7

Fixing Elements Fixing Elements

A wide variety of fixing elements offer a direct fixation in holes of a panel or at the edges. Offering a simple and easy method of securing cables or pipes these fixing elements have many applications within a wide range of industries.   Ideal mount for space-saving applications with restricted access.

Again HellermannTyton offer a very wide range of fixing elements from Heavy Duty Mounts for 3-way routing,  to bundling clips, connector clips, to a comprehensive range available in our Automotive Catalogue which can be downloaded opposite.

Arrowhead Cradle - SFC - offers a simple and easy method of securing cables or pipes, these fixing accessories have many applications within a wide range of industries.

LOK series fixing bases - in conjunction with a cable tie can be used either indoors or outdoors for a diverse range of applications from holding climbing plants to securing cables running between buildings.

Clips, Clamps and Plugs Clips and Clamps and Plugs

A multiplicity of clips and clamps made of plastic, aluminium or steel also with protection profile, Snapper Hose Clips and Klam Clips (strain relief clips for gripping cables up to 8.5mm bundle diameter).  Ideal for use in applications which are difficult to access, or we have ranges for areas where self adhesive is the only possible fixing method.

Originally developed for the automotive industry for various applications they are easy to assemble.

RA-Series of self adhesive clips with round design -  these clips are ideal for use in applications which are difficult to access, or for areas where self adhesive is the only possible fixing method (for example, where fixing 'holes' would be unacceptable).

SAC self adhesive clip with flexible flat design -  these clips are for use in applications which are difficult to access, or for areas where a self adhesive solution is the only possible fixing method.

The new cable tie system Q-Series offers intelligent, innovative fixing solutions with tailor-made components, from pre-locking to long lasting identification.

The Q-tie cable tie is a unique and innovative product for bundling and fixing cables for a wide range of applications.The innovative design of the open head tie provides an easy insertion even under difficult circumstances.

The integrated pre-locking function of the Q-tie offers the ability of a temporary and also a final cable fastening solution with the same cable tie and without additional effort. This cable tie also allows a very quick and simple installation even under difficult circumstances like work gloves and a restricted view.

 

 

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Cable Ties T-Series

Cable Ties T-Series

Available in a wide range of materials, these cable ties all feature inside serrations allowing for a positive hold onto cable, hose and pipe bundles. The head design of these cable ties guarantees a high tensile strength whilst allowing a very low insertion force, this, combined with the bent tail design of many of the ties, ensures a simple and quick installation.

The cable ties of the T-Series are used for the routing, bundling and securing of
cables, pipes and hoses.

Cable Ties SOFTFIX

Cable Ties SOFTFIX

SOFTFIX cable ties are elastic, tear-proof and weather resistant. In addition, these cable ties can be removed and thus used multiple times.The SRT cable ties are often used for temporary tie-offs in service or maintenance work.

The SRT cable tie range offers solutions to numerous bundling applications. The soft, flexible material makes these cable ties particularly suitable for use on data and fibre-optic cables.
The elasticity of the material makes the SRT cable ties ideal for securing young trees to support poles, and other applications within the gardening and landscaping industry as well as bundling cables in temporary applications such as musical events, theatres, cable harnesses. Due to larger packaging units SOFTFIX cable ties can also be delivered in industry quantities.

Cable Ties KR-Series

Cable Ties KR-Series

The special curved head design of the KR cable ties ensures a seal around the full circumference of the hose/pipe. The patented design of this cable tie offers a smooth strap which is locked into place with a glass fibre reinforced pin, and when assembled the cable tie offers a very secure and vibration resistant fixing.
 

In addition to offering a secure method of bundling cables the design of the KR cable ties make them ideal for use as a method of securing bellows on steering racks, water hoses and vacuum lines.

Stainless Steel Cable Ties MBT-FC-Series

Stainless Steel Cable Ties MBT-FC-Series

The rustproof MBT stainless steel cable ties resist acids and high temperature. These cable ties are available both coated and uncoated. Their patented, non-releasable locking mechanism with one or two balls is a major safety feature.

Stainless Steel cable ties with a polyester coating are chosen when a high tensile strength is demanded and a sensitive harness requires a carefully bundling. These cable ties are used in various industries, like shipbuilding, coal mining or in the petrochemical industry.
This cable tie series guarantees safety when used on data and fibre-optic cables as well as for applications in theatres or at fairs.

Cable Ties OS-Series

Cable Ties OS-Series

The ever increasing demands within the mass transit, automotive and data cable installation industries for tighter bundles has led to problems with the conventional inside serrated cable tie design causing damage to cable insulations, especially in vibration environments. The OS range of outside serrated cable ties have overcome these problems. The design of these cable ties offers high tensile strengths, low insertion forces and a smooth surface to the cable insulation - minimising any indentation or damage. The curved shape of the head allows the cable tie to follow the contours of the cable and takes up less space than other designs of cable ties.

Designed originally for the automotive market these cable ties are now being used in many areas where thin-walled or soft insulation wires and cable are being installed, e.g. railways, aircraft, data cable installations, electronics. With T50LOS a minimum bundle diameter of 1.6 mm is possible.
The T120ROS is suitable for heavy bundles with a minimum tensile strength of 535 N.

Cable Ties MCT-Series

Cable Ties MCT-Series

The Metal Content Tie is a cable tie specifically designed for use in the food & pharmaceutical processing industries. A unique manufacturing process, involving the inclusion of a metallic pigment, enables even small 'cut-off' sections of the cable tie to be detected by standard metal detecting equipment. The MCT cable ties have metal content dispersed throughout the head and strap of the cable tie. These cable ties can be used as part of the HACCP process. The 'unique' blue colour of the cable ties assists in the visual detection and greatly reduces the risk of contamination.

The Metal Content Tie is a cable tie specifically designed for use in the food & pharmaceutical processing industries. Ideally suited for the installaton of cabling in and around the manufacturing process.

1-Piece Cable Tie with fixing element, with Arrowhead and Disc

1-Piece Cable Tie with fixing element, with Arrowhead and Disc

A simple one-piece bundling and fixing cable tie with an arrowhead mount. When inserted into the hole the arrowhead locks into place and the 'disc', between the fixing and the head of the cable tie, covers the hole and minimises the ingress of dust, dirt and water, whilst adjusting for variations in panel thickness thereby ensuring a secure fixing at all times.

With a diverse range of fixing possibilities this range of cable ties with fixing elements is ideal for use in many different industries, for example:
automotive, aerospace, white goods manufacture and panel building.

1-Piece Cable Tie with fixing element with Arrowhead, with Disc, sealed for Round holes

1-Piece Cable Tie with fixing element with Arrowhead, with Disc, sealed for Round holes

One-piece cable ties with fixing elements assembled with a cellular rubber disc bring together a solution for the need to bundle a product whilst at the same time providing a fixing solution especially for the door and tailgate harnesses used for car body applications.
HellermannTyton's one-piece cable ties with fixing elements combined with the specially designed cellular rubber discs offer a high protection against the ingress of dust and water. Tested according the IEC 60529 standard the articel types T50SOSSFT6.5E-MD and T60SOSSFT62x122-
E-MD produced from PA66 heat stabilised material fulfill IP67.
As an additional protection against the loss of the seal disc during transportation, the cellular rubber disc of T50SOSSFT6.5E-MD is welded to the fixing tie by an automatic laser welding machine.

2-Pieces Cable Ties with fixing elements with Arrowhead, with Disc

2-Pieces Cable Ties with fixing elements with Arrowhead, with Disc

PEEK cable ties with fixing elements are the combination of proven design and modern raw material.
The two piece design of cable tie and foot part enables the head of the tie to be oriented to the required position to ease the assembly, whilst the arrowhead base will easily push into pre-punched holes for a tight fixing. Additionally the footparts made of PEEK withstand temperatures from -55°C up to +240°C. Their chemical resistance, even against acid and gamma radiation is excellent.

These cable ties with fixing elements P1SFT6,5 and P2SFT6,5
are ideal when the requirements for temperature or chemical resistance are
very high. This cable tie series is used for cable harnesses in the automotive industry.

1-Piece Cable Ties with Fir Tree, with Disc

1-Piece Cable Ties with Fir Tree, with Disc

The one-piece cable tie and fixing offers a simple and easy to use method of bundling and fixing cables, the design of the fir tree ensures a positive and secure fixing into panels with thicknesses from 0.8mm to 7.0mm or threaded blind holes.
The 'disc' on the top of the fir tree covers the hole and minimises the ingress of water and dirt.

This one-piece cable tie was primarily designed for fixing cable harnesses in the automotive industry their simplicity, and ease of use, has seen these parts used in everything from aircraft, to switch-gear, to washing machines.

Bundling Clips with Arrowhead for Distance Routing SOC

Bundling Clips with Arrowhead for Distance Routing SOC

Various StandOffClips have been developed especially for banding of cables and cable looms. The cable looms are fastened onto the winding bar by means of twine, adhesive tape or cable ties which can be applied manually or automatically with Autotool 2000 or ATS3080.
The various fixing types allow the use in a wide variety of metal plates and hole diameters. The base of the CHA holder can be moved along the axis in order to equalise tolerances. The BundlingClip CHDP66 is noted for its vertical winder bar, which means that 2 leads or cable bundles can be run in parallel.

Originally designed for the Automotive industry, these clips (fixing elements) offer simple and easy methods of securing cable hoses or pipes. These fixing elements have many applications within a wide range of industries.

Bundling Clips with Fir Tree (Fixing elements)

Bundling Clips with Fir Tree (Fixing elements)

Various BundlingClips have been developed especially for banding of cables and cable looms. The cable looms are fastened onto the winding bar by means of twine, adhesive tape or cable ties which can be applied manually or automatically with Autotool 2000 or ATS3080.
The various fixing types allow the use in a wide variety of metal plates and hole diameters. The base of the CHA holder can be moved along the axis in order to equalise tolerances. The BundlingClip CHDP66 is noted for its vertical winder bar, which means that 2 leads or cable bundles can be run in parallel.

Originally designed for the Automotive industry, these clips (fixing elements) offer simple and easy methods of securing cable hoses or pipes. These fixing elements have many applications within a wide range of industries.

1-Piece Cable ties with EdgeClip

1-Piece Cable ties with EdgeClip

These cable ties with edge clips are ideal for use where holes are not acceptable or where due to temperature problems adhesives will fail. Once the cable tie is fastened around the cables the edge clip is presented ready for attaching to the panel.
Simply pushed onto edges with thicknesses from 1.0mm to 3.0mm, they offer a very secure and simple fixing method.

Widely used within the automotive and panel building industries these cable ties and edge clips save time and money.

Connector Clips for round holes

Connector Clips for round holes

The connectors are mounted simply by pushing them onto the corresponding clip.

The connector can be removed without damage, a practical and cost efficient benefit in the case of maintenance, repair work and a later recycling. The additional turnstop on some of the ConnectorClips prevents the rotation of the clip within the hole after assembly.

The connector clips used here have been designed for electronic cables and cable sets used in the automotive industry.

AHC-Series

AHC-Series

The AHC clips can be attached to the panel prior to installing the cables. Simply pushing the cable into place, closes the clip which activates the automatic locking feature. The parts prefixed with an 'I' can be interlocked giving a greater choice of installation options.

Offering a simple and secure method of attaching cables to panels. Originally designed for the automotive industry they are finding a wide variety of applications in all industries using sheet metal panels.

MB-Series Square-Cut

MB-Series Square-Cut

Each mount is designed to offer the maximum surface area, and in conjunction with the specially developed adhesive ensure that a very high pull-off force is achieved.
The MB mounts offer '4-way' entry for the cable tie enabling quicker and more flexible installation.

Where speed, simplicity, and a firm fixing base are required these self adhesive clips with either synthetic rubber or acrylate adhesive are ideal.

These cable tie mounts are particularly suitable for the use in control cabinets, telecoms equipment or domestic appliances where the use of holes, screws, or nuts and bolts is impractical or undesirable.

Paste Adhesive Mount PMB5

Paste Adhesive Mount PMB5

The PMB5 paste adhesive mount is suitable for fixings with paste/liquid adhesive. With several holes in the plate a firm closure between the mount and the cured adhesive is achieved.
The PMB5 is made of heat resistant material so that it can also be applied in combination with hot-melt adhesive. The mount can be used with a variety of cable ties up to 4.8 mm width.

PMB5 pasty mount offers a fixing solution wherever screw fixing is not allowed. Due to a larger diameter the mount can even be installed onto uneven surfaces.

PMB5 pasty mount is used in the railway industry as well as in the renewable energy industry. Further applications are in the ship building industry, in the electrical industry and the production of switching cabinets.

Screw Fixing Mounts CTAMCTAM with small space requirement

Screw Fixing Mounts CTAMCTAM with small space requirement

CTAM and CTAP mounts are suitable for applications with minimal space. They are mounted onto the equipment prior to cable installation as they are installed 'in line' and take up no more space than the cable itself.
The CTAM has a '4-way' entry design and can be used either 'in line' or at 90 degrees to the cable run.
The CTAP mounts offer an adjustable 'stand off' feature allowing the cable run to be precisely positioned.
CTAM mounts made of PEEK withstand temperatures from -55° C up to +240° C. They are ideal for high temperature applications, e. g. installation at exhaust systems or within the motor compartment.

In the semicondutor industry PEEK mounts are used in test laboratories due to their minimised outgassing.
The excellent chemical and radium ray resistance is predestinied for applications in medical engineering, chemical industry and power stations.

Locking technologies used for cable ties

Cable ties with plastic pawls

Cable ties with plastic pawls technology

This technology is used in 90% of all polyamide (PA) cable ties applied by HellermannTyton. In order to cover a variety of applications, there are different variants of this system, for example: releasable versions, in-line versions, open head versions.  

These are one-piece cable ties, that is the pawl is moulded as an integral part of the cable tie, thereby building in inherent strengths. Positive locking is achieved by engaging the pawl with the strap serrations.

Locking technology:  Positive locking is achieved by engaging the pawl with the strap serrations.  This allows the cable tie to perform to the published minimum tensile strength, that is the loading that the cable tie can hold under application.

Cable ties KR series

This cable tie is distinguished by its smooth strap and unique locking mechanism. With the KR cable tie series the chamfered head achieves an especially firm fit around the bundled material.

Locking technology:  This patented lock technology takes advantage of the excellent deformation properties of polyamide (PA).  Here the glass fibre-reinforced (GRP) locking pin (yellow) is forced into the strap by the use of an application tool - either the KR6/8  or KR8PNSE.  The strap is deformed into the head of the tie by the application of the pin, thereby locking the cable tie in position and allowing for the bundling of heavy loads.


Cable ties KR series        Cable ties KR series

MBT series of cable ties

Made of stainless steel grades 304 or 316, the MBT range of cable ties have no serrations on the strap and are threaded parallel through the head, gliding under a metal ball-bearing locking mechanism. The strap is locked into the head by means of the small ball-bearing.

Locking technology:  The strap is locked into the head by means of the small ball-bearing.  The ball locks into the small end of the wedged shaped housing, forming a positive locking with the strap.  This cable tie is not suitable for rigid objects.  Retraction of the ball bearing (see drawing below) is required into the small end of the wedged shaped housing to allow for a positive locking of the strap and also to make a flush cut of the end of the strap.  Retraction, therefore, cannot take place with the bundling of inflexible materials.  To bundle rigid objects LFPC channel should be laid as buffer between strap and bundled material to compensate for this retraction.  This locking technology allows for minimum tensile strength of up to 7,000 Newton.

 

MBT series of cable ties    MBT series of cable ties

More information on our cable ties and fixing elements can be found here: 
Cable_ties_technical_information.pdf 

Determination of minimum tensile strength of cable ties

The minimum tensile strength is a critical selection criteria for cable ties. It expresses how much loading a cable tie can bear. This minimum tensile strength of a cable tie is determined in accordance with the Military Specification and Standards of the USA. Test conditions being laid down precisely in MIL-S-23190E:

 

  • Conditioning of the cable tie test pieces
  • Construction of the test apparatus
  • Application of the cable tie on a split test probe
  • Test speed

The test procedure to determine minimum tensile strength of a cable tie

tensile strength of a cable tie

 

 

The cable tie is fixed onto a split mandrel test probe with the suitable cable tie application tool.

tensile strength of a cable tie

 

 

The mandrel is opened at a defined speed.    

tensile strength of a cable tie

 

 

The loading at which the cable tie fails is determined.  This value is stated in Newtons (N) and is recorded through a computer programme reading the tests.

Tool testing - Determination of tensions for cable ties

Cable tie tensile strength formula

To date, no generally applicable test method has been established for this market. The companies within the HellermannTyton group work with a usual force meter with minimum 10.000 Hz frequency of data sampling to determine the tensile forces of the cable tie tools and to guarantee the quality of the cable tie processing tools. It is more difficult to test cable tie tools than would appear at first glance. It is of supreme importance to comply with a standardised test procedure and consistent test conditions. This means for example the size and not only the cross-section of the cable ties, but also the water content of the cable tie. A test using different cable ties and/or different conditioning can easily result in two different values.

In general, the speed of cut off, the position of the tool with respect to the cable tie, the condition of the wearing parts in the tool and the state of the cable tie play a fundamental role in the determination of tensile forces. Therefore we must point out that any values we provide can only ever be regarded as guide values for your information. The values cannot be transferred into practice like for like. In our user instructions, we specify an adjustment range for each type of cable tie. If tension values must be documented or comply with a specification, we recommend that you adjust them with the aid of a force meter. Also, as a guideline, half the minimum holding strength of the cable tie should be used as tensile force.

The minimum tensile strength (also referred to as minimum unlocking strength) is the least force which the cable tie can withstand before it tears or stretches.This strength is determined using a threaded cable tie, hence the following formula should be used for guidance as to the correct tensile force of the tool:

Optimum storage conditions for cable ties made of polyamide (PA)

HellermannTyton cable ties, fastenings and fixings are manufactured from high-quality polyamide (PA).  This industrial synthetic material is mainly processed using injection moulding, but can also be extruded.

Polyamide is a hygroscopic material.  This means that the material absorbs and loses moisture.  For optimum handling of cable ties it is important that the material is in a condition of equilibrium with a water content of approximately 2.5%.

The packaging used by HellermannTyton ensures that the water content in the material remains constant.  Therefore, it is important to store the products in their original packaging to preserve the quality of the ties.

Store cable ties in sealed plastic bag
  • Always store cable ties in the sealed plastic bag made of polyethylene. 
  • Once opened you should use the cable ties as quickly as possible.

 

Do not expose cable ties to direct sunlight
  • Do not expose cable ties to direct sunlight
  • Do not store cable ties in sunlight; for example, on the windowsill
Store cable ties away from direct sources of heat
  • Store cable ties away from direct sources of heat
  • Avoid contact with heat: for example, do not place on the radiators
The ideal storage conditions and humidity for cable ties
  • The ideal storage conditions for cable ties are those of the central European standard climate:
  • For optimum handling of cable ties it is important that the material is in a condition of equilibrium with a water content of approximately 2.5%.

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Update: 18/11/2017 © HellermannTyton 2017
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