Always check the operating temperature, especially if the cable tie is to be installed in an application where extreme temperature may occur. Not all ties are made with the same material characteristics and some can become brittle at low temperatures and soften at high temperatures.
Establish if the cable tie is being used inside or outside. Exposure to sunlight and UV rays can damage and break down the material causing the tie to weaken and fracture. Always choose a UV protected cable tie for external applications.
Consider the load that the cable tie will need to deal with. Tensile strength is the maximum stress that a material can withstand while being stretched or pulled before failing or breaking.
Are halogen free cable ties required? Halogens are a group of highly reactive elements. Products containing halogens can produce highly dangerous gases when burned, and can therefore be life threatening in the event of a fire.
INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL TEETH
Cable ties with external teeth are particularly useful in applications where internal teeth could cause damage. An example of this is for suspended lines, where damage to insulation needs to be avoided.
Ensure that the cable ties are resistant to any external agents they may be exposed to, such as oils, greases, petroleum products and chlorinated solvents. This is particularly important for extreme environments.
Is there a fire risk? This will affect the type of cable tie required. We would always recommend fire resistant cable ties to guarantee the safety of persons and property in the event of a fire.
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