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Product Spotlight: Panduit Cable Tie Installation Tools

Choosing the right cable tie installation tool increases productivity and promotes worker safety resulting in the lowest installed cost. The GTS-E and GTH-E tools are part of the Panduit ergonomic series of hand-operated, tool-controlled tension, and cut-off cable tie installation tools. Their improved cable tie cut-off mechanism minimizes the impact of the installer’s hand by more than 40% which is the lowest in the industry!

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Product Spotlight: HellermannTyton Helawrap Sleeving

Helawrap is innovative protective tubing that was created to provide a quick, easy solution for shielding cables, wires and hoses in industrial and data networking environments. Its unique design allows cables to branch out at any point along the cable harness and be easily removed and reapplied. Material options for Helawrap sleeving include rugged Polypropylene (PP) and flame-retardant Polyamide 6 V0 (PA6V0).

Helawrap Applications

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What is a Strain Relief?

Strain Relief Description

Strain reliefs or strain relief bushings, like their moniker suggests, offer support and relieve strain to areas of cables that are prone to cracking or breaking due to frequent movement. Effective strain reliefs prevent any electrical loads applied to the cable from being transferred to conductor terminations. Also called bend reliefs, strain reliefs are integral part of electrical reliability in products and ensure overall performance.

Strain Relief Applications

Strain reliefs are often attached to a plug or connector that connects a wire to an electrical outlet. Strain reliefs may also be used at contact points or bends in the wire to prevent wear and tear on cables. Many strain reliefs have a series of ridges which allow for greater flexibility at vulnerable areas of cables or cords. It should be noted though, that strain reliefs are extremely customizable and most manufacturers can design them to meet the requirements of the end product.

Strain Relief Manufacturers:

  • Altech
  • Amphenol
  • Heyco
  • Molex
  • TE Connectivity

Learn More About Strain Reliefs

bisco industries is a premier source for all of your cable protection needs including strain reliefs. If you’re interested in learning more about strain reliefs check out this helpful brochure from Heyco or visit our Heyco strain relief product page.

Product Spotlight: HellermannTyton Ratchet P Clamp

Introducing The Ratchet P Clamp

HellermannTyton’s Ratchet P Clamp is an innovative wire bundling solution that offers convenience without sacrificing reliability or functionality, compared to traditional ratchet clamps. Users can clamp wires by hand and listen for the audible clicks to ensure the clamp has locked in place. To release the clamp users simply apply pressure with a small flat-head screwdriver between the ratchet rails. The Ratchet P Clamp also aligns wires as they are secured which centers the cable and reduces pinching. All these features and more make the Ratchet P Clamp easy for users to quickly install and adjust.

Ratchet P Clamp Key Features

  • Offers three lengths of mounting plates and 180°, 15°, 30°, and 90° angle orientations
  • Adjustable settings for cable bundles ranging from 0.24″ (6.2 mm) to 2.00″ (51 mm)
  • Capable of withstanding extreme temperatures, chemicals, salt spray and heavy UV light exposure.
  • Can be closed manually or with an EVO Series hand tool and tension tabs
  • Offered in four sizes and multiple mounting configurations

Ratchet P Clamp Applications

  • Heavy duty equipment manufacturing
  • Automotive  
  • Solar installations (e.g. solar photovoltaic system)

Your Authorized Source for Ratchet P Clamps

bisco industries is your authorized HellermannTyton distributor and now offers the entire line of Ratchet P Clamps.  bisco’s long standing partnership with HellermannTyton means you’ll receive expert service, competitive pricing, and expedited lead times. To learn more about Ratchet P Clamps download the product brochure.

Product Spotlight: Panduit PanelMax DIN Rail Wiring Duct

Cost Saving Wire Management

PanelMax DIN rail wiring duct is an innovative wire management solution from Panduit that maximizes the amount of useful space inside of industrial enclosures. In fact, PanelMax DIN rail wiring duct provides more flexibility in the panel layout and reduced material and installation costs.

Panel Layout with Standard Wiring Duct
Panel Layout with Standard Wiring Duct
Panel Layout with PanelMax DIN Rail Wiring Duct
Panel Layout with PanelMax DIN Rail Wiring Duct

PanelMax Wiring Duct Design Overview

The unique design of the PanelMax DIN rail wiring duct raises components (i.e. terminal blocks) above the panel surface and feeds wires directly into the wiring duct. The result is easier access to wires and components and faster terminations. Not only that, but PanelMax DIN rail wiring duct creates at least a 30% smaller footprint in the panel layout. PanelMax wiring duct is compatible with common DIN rail and DIN mounting components and satisfy a wide range of applications. In addition, all Panduit wiring ducts are UL Recognized and CSA certified with most carry the CE mark.

PanelMax Wiring Duct Key Features and Benefits

  • Unique slot progression for aesthetics and maximum slot capacity
  • Hinged and flexible cover acts as a ledge for wire installation and flexes for easy opening and increased channel access for maintenance
  • Integrated fastener slot accepts supplied screw fasteners to install DIN rail (user supplied rail)
  • Score-lines for easy removal of duct fingers and sidewalls
  • Accessories and tools that increase productivity and lower the installed cost
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Authorized Source for Panduit PanelMax Wiring Duct

bisco industries is your authorized distributor for Panduit PanelMax DIN rail wiring duct and accessories. bisco offers easy online access to product specifications as well as online pricing and availability. Bisco also conveniently offers associated items including enclosures, DIN rail terminal blocks, insulated wire, and ID labels. Make bisco your one-stop-shop and visit biscoind.com today!

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