Although cable ties first got their start as a method of organizing wires in electrical applications, their uses today are many. Cable ties now come in an assortment of sizes, styles and colors for a diverse range of applications. They can be made of plastic, nylon, stainless steel and even Velcro. They can be tiny and they can be huge. They can be tightened with a cable tie tool and some are now even releasable.
Here are some things to consider before purchasing a supply of industrial cable tie fasteners:
1. What you will use the cable fasteners for
2. Whether the cable ties will need to hold weight, be mounted or be releasable
3. The conditions your cable ties will need to withstand
Determine how you will use the cable tiesAre you going for a traditional use such as holding wires together, or does your need call for a special type of cable tie? No matter your need, there's a cable tie fastener out there to fill it.
Consider whether your industrial cable ties will need to serve double dutySome factors to consider are whether your cable tie fasteners will need to be releasable or reusable, whether they'll be mounted, whether they'll need ID tags and whether they'll be used to hold weight.
Know the environment and conditions to which your cable ties will be exposedIndustrial cable tie applications often call for cable ties that can withstand extreme conditions or exposure to harsh chemicals. Knowing your environment is paramount to selecting the right cable ties.
- Even if you don't have a specific need right now, it's always a good idea to keep a supply of general-purpose cable ties on hand. You might be amazed at the uses you'll find for a plastic cable tie.
- Use colored cable ties for coding, identification, packaging continuity and bundling aesthetics.