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What is Wiring Duct?

About Wiring Duct

Wiring ducts are plastic or metal troughs used to organize and protect wire and cable. Wiring ducts are designed with the purpose of easily allowing the organization, pulling, and separation of cables. Wiring ducts are commonly referred to by many other names including wire troughs, wire raceways, wire channels, and wire tracks.

Wiring Duct Features

Wiring ducts come in solid wall, round hole and slotted wall varieties. The round hole and slotted options typically come with rounded edges to protect wires from cuts and abrasions. In addition, round hole and slotted wiring ducts facilitate easy entry and exit of cables in applications that require breakouts in wire routing. Solid wall wiring duct is used for sensitive cables that need to be protected from dust, debris and other outside contaminants that threaten the cable integrity. Wiring ducts are are also available in rigid or flexible styles.

Wiring Duct Applications

Wiring ducts are utilized for a wide variety of applications such as electrical enclosures, industrial machinery, and data/communication panels and closets. Wiring ducts are typically installed using adhesives or threaded fasteners such as machine screws or rivets.

Wiring Duct Manufacturers

  • Essentra
  • HellermannTyton
  • Panduit
  • Thomas & Betts
  • TE Connectivity

Configuring Wiring Duct

When it comes to wiring duct there are many options from material to mounting style. DIN rail mounted wing duct may be a great choice for some applications but not feasible for others. To help users configure products for their particular applications wiring duct manufacturers Thomas & Betts and Panduit, both offer extensive catalogs. As always bisco product specialists are also standing to by to assist you with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 today!

Panduit: A Reputation of Innovation

In over 60 years of business, Panduit has gained a reputation for innovation. Such inventions as wiring duct have provided clients with user friendly products that meet the highest quality expectations. Today, Panduit’s commitment to innovation continues with a dedicated research and development department. Panduit has a comprehensive holistic approach to research and development that focuses on creating better products from the ground up in addition to application specific products. Through collaboration with clients, academia, and industry associations Panduit works to better understand how technologies are being used and how they can be improved.  As the video below explains, Panduit is constantly working to provide the lowest overall cost of ownership to their users.

Looking for Panduit Products?

Panduit products are available directly from authorized distributor, bisco industries. bisco stocks hundreds of Panduit items including cable ties,  wiring duct, terminals, and ID solutions. Not only that but bisco offers online pricing and ordering on Panduit items, saving you time and money.  Visit to search the complete Panduit catalog.

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