A heavy duty tool for use with stainless steel cable ties and fixings
HDT16 Heavy Duty Tool
The new easy to use tool from HellermannTyton
For the first time, electrical contractors can access a new ergonomically-designed tool which enables the easy application of stainless steel cable ties up to 16mm wide, including HellermannTyton’s MBT and AMT-Series heavy duty fastenings.
The new HDT16 from HellermannTyton is an easy-to-use tool, designed for both one and two-handed operation. It allows contractors to achieve a very tight bundle when installing heavy duty stainless steel cable ties, which are typically used for securing large power cables in demanding environments, including the oil & gas, shipbuilding and power generation industries.
Safety concerns must always be balanced against the need for speed and performance, making the HDT16 the ideal tool for achieving a successful installation. The integrated tensioning and cutting mechanism allows for a clean, flush cut, in turn minimising the risk of injury to engineers and installers by eliminating any sharp edges. The two-way nose piece makes the tool ideal for use with stainless steel cable ties of up to 16.0mm in width. Incorporating hardened steel precision components for durability along with a uniquely designed lightweight body ensures consistent high performance in the most challenging of environments. Moreover, the handles are easily adjustable to a range of positions to provide the most ergonomic one-handed or two-handed position and ease of use for the operator.
Richard Rands, UK product manager – Fastenings and Fixings at HellermannTyton UK, explained: “Although 16.0mm wide stainless-steel cable ties have been available, this is the first time we have developed a specialist tool for installing them. While other suppliers might sell two separate tools for this application, the multi-functional design of the HDT16 makes it suitable for applying numerous types of cable ties, eliminating the requirement for additional tools and saving contractors considerable costs. The development of this product reflects our commitment to provide a complete cable management solution to our customers.”