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Cable Management - The Design Engineer's Application Guide

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A particular cable tie isn’t right for every application. The same goes for other cable management solutions. This guide shows you which products best suit the task at hand.

We can help you take on the challenges you face with an extensive range of fibre and cable management solutions, designed to make your application come to life and last longer. From adhesive cable clamps and cable duct to insulator sleeves and reusable cable ties, we’re here to help. You can also learn more in our guide How to Protect Cables and from our Wire and Cable Management video.

Click on the product names below to find out more, to order free samples and download CAD drawings.

Cable management solutions used in electronics and customer appliances

Consumer electronics & appliances

  • White Goods
  • Computers
  • Televisions
  • Office Equipment

While aesthetics matter to the consumer market, cabling solutions also need to be easy to install for efficient production.

Enhance your latest design project with:

Quick fit grommets

Quick fit grommets

  • Quick fit grommet snaps neatly and easily into place
  • Silicone rubber cable grommet that stands up to wide range of temperatures
Quick fit grommets Table


Examples dimensions

Learn more about these solutions in Why Should my Business Use Grommets?

Cupped base cable tie holders

Cupped base cable tie holders

  • Arrowhead cable tie mounts provide secure fastening piece into panel hole for cable tie to be passed through
  • Cupped base provides extra stability
  • Nylon 6/6
  • Rated UL94 V-2
Mounting Cable Tie Push-Fit Releasable

Mounting Cable Tie Push-Fit Releasable

  • Also known as arrowhead cable ties, combining cable tie, mount and fastener in a single part
  • Push-in cable tie snaps into pre-drilled hole
  • Performs as a releasable cable tie
  • Nylon cable tie, 6/6, mount and fastener
  • Also available as nylon heat-stabilised cable ties
  • Rated UL94 V-2
Mounting Cable Tie Push-Fit Releasable table


Example dimensions (mm) to show breath of range


You also might find our Guide to Cable Ties helpful.

Cable management solutions used in server rooms and data cainets

Data cabinets

  • Rack Enclosure Cabinets
  • Server Rooms

Organise your cables and make them easy to access. With cables safely out of the way, you can also prevent accidents and the loss of data.

Give your design smart solutions:

Twist ties with snap mount, 45˚

Twist ties with snap mount, 45˚

  • Twist ties with 45˚ angle – also available with side entry
  • Ideal for applications with limited space
  • Plastic twist ties – nylon 6/6
  • Rated UL94 V-2
Twist ties with snap mount, 45˚ table


Example dimensions (mm) to show breath of range


Learn more about these solutions in our Guide to Twist Ties.

Snap fit cable bushing

Snap fit cable bushing

  • Snap-fit bushings protect wires and cables from sharp edges on metal panels
  • Push-in design enables bushing to be easily assembled into holes already containing a bundle
  • Nylon 6/6
  • Rated UL94 V-2
  • Operating temperature range: -40˚C to 85˚C (-40˚F to 185˚F)
Snap fit cable bushing table


Example dimensions (mm) to show breath of range


Learn more in our Guide to Cable Strain Relief and Protection.

Spiral Cable Wrap

Spiral Cable Wrap

  • Spiral cable wrap
  • Ideal for protecting and securing cables
  • Lightweight and cost effective
  • Flexible cable wrap available in polyethylene
  • Also available in UL94 HB Nylon
Spiral Cable Wrap table


Examples of dimensions for nylon spiral cable wrap


Learn more with our Guide to Spiral Wrap.

Cable management solutions used in outdoor enclosures

Outdoor enclosures

  • Outdoor Telecom Equipment Cabinet
  • Generators
  • HVAC

Weather-proof solutions with guaranteed ingress protection – just what your outdoor enclosure needs to protect your cables and prevent costly repairs.

Protect your design project’s cabling with:

IP67 Sealing Grommets

IP67 Sealing Grommets

  • IP67 sealing grommet provides dust and watertight seal
  • Ideal for external applications
  • Withstands vibrations
  • Rubber cable grommet – EPDM
Cable Gland – Brass

Cable Gland – Brass

  • Strain relief cable gland
  • Cable gland, also known as a cord grip, ATEX Explosion Protection
  • Nickel Plated Brass
  • Locknuts and sealing washer available separately
  • Operating temperature range: -40˚C to 75˚C (-40˚F to 167˚F)
Cable Gland – Brass table


You can learn more in A Guide to Cable Glands.

Standard cable tie

Standard cable tie

  • Tough weather resistant cable ties
  • UV-resistant, for outdoor use
  • Non-Releasable
  • Black nylon 6/6 cable ties, rated UL94 V-2
Standard cable tie table


Examples of dimensions


You also might find our Guide to Cable Ties helpful.

Cable Management solutions used in the Automotive industry

Automotive

The perfect solutions for keeping automotive electrical wires bundled and protected from hot components and sharp edges.

Keep your design’s cables safe and secure with:

Standard cable ties, heat stabilised

Standard cable ties, heat stabilised

  • Heat stabilised nylon 6/6 cable ties
  • Cost effective, strong and flame retardant
  • Non-Releasable
  • Black nylon 6/6 cable ties, rated UL94 V-2
Standard cable ties, heat stabilised table


Examples of dimensions

Cable clamp

Cable clamp

  • Screw mount cable clamp
  • P-clip cable clamp with vinyl coating protects against vibrations
  • Aluminium Alloy 5052 H-32 & TPV
  • Rated UL94 V-2
  • Operating temperature range: 0˚C to 50˚C (32˚F to 122˚F)
Cable clamp table


Examples of dimensions


Our guide How to Choose the Right Cable Clamp can also help.

Standard Grommets

Standard Grommets

  • Protect wires against sharp edges of unfinished sheet metal
  • Quick fit grommet – snap-in design for fast, easy installation
  • Rubber cable grommet available in:
  • Thermoplastic rubber: resistant to most oils and greases; operating temperature range: -40˚C to 135˚C (-40˚F to 275˚F)
  • EPDM: heat resistant, for use in extreme temperature environments; operating temperature range: 40˚C to 125˚C (-40˚F to 257˚F)
  • Plastic cable grommet available in:
  • Black PVC: resistant to ozone, acids and sunlight; maximum operating temperature: 55˚C (95˚F)
Standard Grommets table


Example dimensions


Read more in our article Why should my business use grommets?

Download free CADs and try before you buy

Free CADs are available for most solutions to download. You can also request free samples to ensure the solutions you’ve chosen are exactly what you need. If you’re not quite sure which product will work best for your application, our experts are always happy to advise you.

Whatever your requirements, you can depend on fast despatch.

Request your free samples or download free CADs now.

Questions?

Email us at sales@essentracomponents.co.uk or speak to one of our experts for further information on the ideal solution for your application 0845 758 5070.

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