Heat shrink tubing and heat shrink moulded shapes for your applications!
The perfect Cable Protection System every time you use heat shrink tubing from HellermannTytonYou are looking for the heat shrink tubing meeting your application requirements best?
Areas where heat shrink tubing is used vary greatly. This is why HellermannTyton focuses on matching all of its heat shrink tubing optimally in the jobs for which it will be used in developing, manufacturing and distributing its heat shrink tubing and heat shrink moulded shapes.
This means HellermannTyton sets the pace with each new piece of heat shrink tubing when it comes to providing protection against mechanical, environmental, chemical or electrical effects.
The key factors to which we owe our success are the unique and quite specific properties of our heat shrink tubing. Starting with the choice of material, for example, the different requirement demands raised by being used in the sensitive aerospace industry or rail transportation sector are focused on the self-extinguishing fire protection properties of heat shrink tubing.
According to the requirements set, the shrink ratio, that is to say the precise size to which heat shrink tubing is capable of shrinking, can be just as important in this process as dispensing with halogeneous materials in the manufacturing of heat shrink tubing.Every single piece of heat shrink tubing has to match its specific area of work to the highest degree of accuracy – from batch production, for example as the insulating handles of tools, to heat shrink tubing sleeves for maintaining underground cables which have already been laid and which would be extremely expensive to repair in terms of resources and costs without using corresponding specialised heat shrink tubing (heat shrink cable repair sleeves).
From adhesive lined heat shrink tubing to transparent heat shrink tubing which allows the identifying elements to remain visible on cables to be insulated, HellermannTyton offers a comprehensive range of heat shrink tubing products that meets the highest international standards.
HellermannTyton provides workers and decision-makers involved in manufacturing with a solution fit to their specific needs, which is tailor-made for their specialist area or, to put it another way, every piece of HellermannTyton heat shrink tubing makes problems shrink, even before they arise.
Heat shrink tubing fitting your requirement best!Heat shrink tubing is extruded plastic tube that is expanded and will shrink back to its extruded size when heated.
Heat shrink is used to electrically insulate cables and wires offering also mechanical and chemical protection.
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 industry needs -
solving an application requirement, saving installation and component costs, and improving the quality of the end product - no matter what your industry:
without (single wall) or with adhesive liner (dual wall). Heat Shrink Tubing made of Polyolefin (POX), Elastomer (PES),
Fluoropolymer (FPM), Polyvinylidenefluoride(PVDF) and Polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE). Available in various shrink ratios from 2:1 up to 6:1 for different applications.
90°and 45° angle boots, Transitions, Y-outlets, VG-style shapes. End Caps and Breakouts for low voltage applications, two component epoxy adhesive and hot melt adhesive tape.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or Silicone (SI) as well as Hellerine lubricating oil for rubber and plastic sleeves.
With the wide range of high-quality heat shrink products in different materials, colours, sizes, wall-thicknesses and shrink ratios HellermannTyton offers the right product for every application
The range consists of HIS-3 and HIS-A (Adhesive lined tubing) with 3:1 shrink ratios. With their ideal shrink ratio of 3:1 these products replace many differently sized tubing solutions by fitting almost any heat shrink task. The handy dispenser boxes allow for proper storage and the tubing can remain dust-free even after breaking open a package.
extremely robust connections and excellent corrosion protection at branches in string cabling.
insulation and mechanical protection of cables in power inverters.
for example to mark the phase of power cables
When selecting the correct heat shrink tubing it is important to consider the following parameters:Wall thickness of heat shrink tubing:
The material thickness will be indicated in mm after complete shrinkage. "Nominal" defines dimensions without any tolerances.
Generally you can distinghuish between thin wall, medium wall and thick wall heat shrink tubing.
Heat shrink tubings are also available with adhesive liner. They are also called dual tubing.
Diameter of heat shrink tubing:
For thin wall tubing with a shrink ratio of 2:1 (standard tubing) the diameter is usually in inch sizes 25.4 mm equals 1 inch.
Depending on the used compound material and wall thickness heat shrink tubing can be extruded to a different degree.
The shrink ratio indicates the rate, the product shrinks (supplied diameter in relation to recovered diameter). The shrink ratio varies from 2:1 to 6:1. The higher the shrink ratio, the more varying diameters of the object can be covered. Thus, fewer sizes of heat shrink tubings are needed.
This helps to reduce stock and so requires less space.
Longitudinal change after shrinkage:
Heat shrink tubings do not shrink only in diameter, but generally also in length. This change in length after shrinking is indicated in a percentage
Minimum shrinkage temperature:
Heat shrink tubings do not all shrink at the same temperature. It strongly depends on the type of compound they are made of and their wall thickness.
The operating temperature varies per tubing type. This is dependent of the compound used for the tubing type
When selecting the correct heat shrink tubing size, it is recommended to follow the 80:20 rule.
Heat shrink tubing should shrink by at least 20% and not more than 80% of the supplied diameter to achieve the optimal result.
In our application overview for heat shrink tubings you will find the recommended heat shrink tubing size for every cable diameter.
The 80:20 rule has of course been taken into account.
Heat shrink tubings are used for cable harness assembly in general. The application of heat shrink tubings covers insulation, cable identification and, besides esthetical reasons, mechanical protection as well.
Find the right heat shrink tubing even quicker: The practical heat shrink tubing selection guide.With the comprehensive range of heat shrink products it can sometimes be difficult to choose the product that best fits your needs.
Therefore HellermannTyton has designed a very practical selection disc for our heat shrink tubing which takes you straight to the product you are looking for. Order your heat shrink tubing selection guide today and convince yourself!
The selection disc shows the important properties of our tubing at a glance and quickly finds the right solution for your specific requirements.
The heat shrink tubing selection disc gives you the overview you need and helps you navigate through our wide variety of products.
The symbols indicate which heat shrink tubing has the properties you are seeking.
The colour coding helps you focus on the relevant properties.
The reverse side of the heat shrink tubing selection disc gives you an overview of the different heat shrink tubing sizes and guides
you in selecting the correct heat shrink tubing size.
Useful tools for selecting the right heat shrink tubing
Simply enter your data and the calculator presents the fitting sizes according to the 80:20 rule.
Hint: The heat shrink calculator also checks, whether the chosen heat shrink tubing really fits your application. Among others heat
shrink tubing can be selected by using the product search on our website www.hellermanntyton.co.uk/site/calculators/heatshrinkcalculator
Application guidelines for heat shrink tubingsNote 1: For shrinking tubing it is advisable to start the shrinking process in the middle section of the tubing and then gradually proceed to one end and then from the middle again to the opposite end. Thus avoiding air becoming trapped under the tubing.
Note 2: Heat shrink tubing will also shrink longitudinally. This has to be considered when cutting the tubing.
Note 3: It is possible to minimise the longitudinal shrink by shrinking the ends first and then the middle section.
However avoid air gets trapped and prevents the middle section from shrinking.
Alternatively the tubing should be shrunk down by starting at one, the most critical, end and shrinking down slowly towards the other end.
Note 4: If the object to be covered is metal or heat conductive care must be taken to ensure the object is pre-heated to avoid “cold spots” or “chill marks” so to ensure a tight and smooth fitting of the tubing.
Note 5: When cutting heat shrink tubing and wrap around sleeves to the desired length special care has to be taken to ensure smoothly cut ends. Poorly cut and irregular edges can cause heat shrink tubing and sleeves to split during shrinkage.
Note 6: When choosing the tubing size it is important to consider the 80%/20% rule. This means the tubing size should be chosen to allow minimum shrinkage of 20% and a maximum of 80%. Discover a complete application overview in our product catalogue.
Note 7: During shrinking you should always make sure that the workplace is well ventilated.
Heat shrink products
Find the right heat shrink tubing in our wide range of insulation products!
Heat shrink products
Find the right heat shrink tubing in our wide range of insulation products!
Heat shrink moulded shapes
A complete overview of our heat shrink moulded shapes you will find in the moulded shapes brochure:
Pinched end caps PEC
Discover the variety of pinched end caps PEC with adhesive liner which can be processed the same way like a heat shrink tubing:
Heat Shrink Tubing Selection Disc
Hot Air Tool E4500
With the cordless Hot Air Tool E4500 the shrinking process will be much more convenient, even for working in cramped spaces: