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Cable Ties & Mounts
What are Cable Ties & Mounts?
Cable ties and mounts are wire management materials that are used to secure or mount wire and cable runs as well as other materials. Cable ties are the most versatile product in use today for bundling and harnessing. How do they work? Cable ties have a flexible body with teeth that engage with the pawl in the head of the tie to form a ratchet. It is this ratcheting effect that ensures that as you pull the tail, the cable tie tightens. What should they be used on? They are perfect for wire, cable, hoses, etc. Cable ties are easy to use, quick to install, and are low cost. Pacer carries standard cable ties and mounting ring cable ties in natural and black. Use cable ties with adhesive-backed mounts or screw-down mounts to secure bundles to a surface. Now that you have a better idea of exactly what cable ties and mounts are, let us take a look at what makes them advantageous.
"Cable ties are the most versatile product in use today for bundling and harnessing."
What Types of Cable Ties are Available?
Where are these products implemented?
Cable ties and mounts are implemented in applications where wire and cable bundles need to be protected. These types of wire management materials are so easy to use that they have gained massive popular in recent decades. All Pacer cable ties and mounts are useful in both new installations as well as when replacing parts. Supposed you have cracked cable ties or damaged mounts, then these might just be the perfect option for you. All you will need are the proper marine wire and marine wire and battery cable.
What separates the different types of cable ties?
In order to provide the most solutions possible, we offer a wide range of cable ties. It is easier to break the cable ties we carry into categories based on their functions rather than looking at each type individually. Below we will take a look at each of the major types that we carry.
These are your average cable ties that most people are familiar with. The kind that you will find in most hardware stores and private garages. They are so common for a reason; they are high quality and built to last. They offer a range of tensile strengths as well as lengths and perform under a variety of conditions.
Barb-Ty cable ties offer a higher level of protection than your standard cable ties. With a smooth rounded head and a stainless-steel locking barb, they protect sensitive wires and prevent cable wear and damage. Barb-Ty cable ties offer high strength and low thread force making them an ideal choice in a range of applications.
Mounting ring cable ties offer a unique advantage over the other styles we offer. They have a hole in the top designed to hold a screw which is then used to mount them to a surface. This way you can easily attach these mounting ring cable ties to just about any surface that will accept them. The best part, you can get them in both standard and Barb-Ty styles.
These are the toughest of the tough when it comes to cable ties. Made from AISI 316 stainless steel, they offer the highest tensile strength and overall durability. These are the proper choice when you are looking for long term protection. Designed to be easy to install and offered in various lengths, stainless steel cable ties are the ideal choice for the toughest jobs.
What makes cable ties and mounts advantageous?
Cable ties and mounts are advantageous for a variety of reasons including, ease of use, rapid installation, and their versatility in a wide number of applications. They are a commonly used tool and are found in numerous industries for these very reasons. You can teach someone to use cable ties in just about two minutes and that includes explaining proper removal. That is how easy they are to use. Similarly, cable tie mounts are equally easy to use often requiring only a single screw or in some cases, no screw at all. So now that we have covered just how easy cable ties and mounts are to use and how quickly they can be used, it is important to understand just how many uses these tools can offer. Cable ties and mounts can be used to secure wire runs, mount wire or cable runs, reduce stress and flux by limiting the movement of secured objects, repair plastics, secure lightweight objects, bundle objects, and even more.
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How do I know which cable ties are right for my project?
The thing about cable ties is that they are available in a wide range of styles, sizes, and strengths. The two most important factors to consider when choosing cable ties are the length of the tie itself and the tensile strength. The length is obvious; if the tie to too short, it will not work. That makes sense, but tensile strength is a little trickier. Tensile strength refers to the amount of pressure, or tension, required to break an object. So, a cable tie with a tensile strength of 18 lbs. can withstand up to 18 pounds of pressure, or tension before it will break. So how do you know what tensile strength is right for your project? The truth is, it’s not easy to answer that question. A good rule to apply is to go a step above what you think you need. That way you are getting greater protection than required which ensures the cable ties will hold up even if additional stress is added. If you need the highest level of strength possible, then you would choose stainless steel cable ties.
Why offer stainless steel cable ties?
Stainless steel cable ties are the strongest option possible which is why many industry professionals choose to use them. They handle a tensile strength of up to 450 pounds depending on the type you choose to get. Stainless steel cable ties offer a self-locking head and can handle corrosive environments seeing as how they are made from AISI 316 stainless steel. Additionally, we offer a type of protective padding known as cushion sleeving for our stainless-steel cable ties. Cushion sleeving encases the body of the tie to provide added protection to whatever you are securing. Using cushion sleeving with stainless steel cable ties can improve gripping, keep dissimilar metals separate, and even offer ultraviolet protection. Now that we have a better understanding of the various types of cable ties let us take a look at the tools that are designed to be used with them.
What types of mounts are available?
By offering you a range of mount options, we give you the ability to find your own solutions. This is why we offer adhesive-backed mounts, screw-down mounts, and multiple-tie mounting plates. Below we will take a look at each of these types and where they excel.
Adhesive-backed mounts are so easy to install that it is literally peel-and-stick. That is all there is to it. With 4-way cable entry and superior adhesive, these are a long-term solutions that can be utilized in a wide range of applications. Fast, easy to install, available in white or black, and available in multiple sizes to match application load.
This type of mount offers some of the highest stability and durability you can get with mounts. One simple screw is all it takes to hold these in place for years to come. Low profile and built for longevity, these have quickly become a popular choice with manufacturers. Screw-down mounts are available in white or UV resistant black.
Multiple tie mounting plates offer the unique ability of holding several wire runs simultaneously. They are commonly used to uniformly anchor parallel wire bundles, cables, and tubing and can reduce the number of fasteners needed for applications. Multiple tie mounting plates are a solid choice in just about any environment.
Where would I use cable tie mounts?
Cable tie mounts can be used in a vast array of applications that make them beneficial to everyday boaters. They can allow you to attach a wire run to the underside of a table, to a wall, or even a ceiling. All it takes is a single screw or peeling the label off of an adhesive backed mount and you’re ready to go. It makes sense why they are so useful when you consider how quick installation is with cable ties and mounts. Many of our customers use these tools on their boats and cars but don’t think that is the only place that they can be used. You can literally use these tools in just about an application you can think of. I’ve seen cable ties on four-wheelers, in private garages, in big box stores, you name it. This is why they are one of the most common tools you’ll find.
What industries use cable ties and mounts?
Cable ties are one of the most ubiquitous tools you’ll find on job sites across the globe. They are utilized by such industries as automotive, marine, transportation, industrial equipment, database management, solar, communications, power management, and many, many more. They are so useful in fact that you will also find them in use in marinas, repair shops, and even private garages. This goes to show just how useful these tools are. The fact that cable ties and mounts are so trusted by professionals from a range of industries all over the world speaks for itself. Trust a proven product from a trusted supplier.
*This page was updated on 2/08/2023*