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What Can I Use Steel Cable Ties For?

What Can I Use Steel Cable Ties For?

Cable ties (often called zip ties) are among the straps used to fasten or hold items together in different industries. Stainless steel cable ties are among the commonly used and most versatile types of cable ties used in light and heavy-duty applications. They also come in different types i.e. one-piece steel cable ties (it has a slot in the tail where the self-locking blade is inserted into) and two piece steel cable ties (they tend to take more robust application).
Apart from their versatility (wide applicability), there are other many reasons why people use steel cable ties. They’re easy to use and are quite affordable. The durability and reliability of steel cable ties are on point. Installation is also straightforward especially when you have the right tools like the iCrimp WCT322KIT Stainless Steel Cable Tie Gun.

Let’s explore various ways stainless steel cable ties are used.

Application of Steel Cable Ties:

1. Cable management 

One of the common applications of steel cable ties is securing/bundling cables/wires in different setups such as industrial environments (manufacturing), construction sites, data centers, home and residential electrical wiring systems, offices, and hospitals. Steel cable ties are also significant in preventing cables from tangling or sagging especially where there is potential to create a hazard.

2. Automotive industry 

Steel cable ties are also commonly used in the automotive industry for different purposes. First, they are used to organize and secure wiring harnesses in automobiles ensuring safety and reliability. They are also used to secure some parts such as the exhaust pipes where traditional welding techniques are not recommended. Another common application of steel cable ties in the automotive industry is to secure water and air inlet and outlet pipes/hoses.

3. Logistics and transport industry 

The transport and logistic industry is one sector where steel cable ties are used the most. Heavy- duty steel cable ties are primarily used to secure cargo loads in shipping containers and vehicles for transit.

4. Oil and gas industry 

The oil and gas industry is another place where steel cable ties are commonly used due to their robustness, reliability, and ability to withstand high temperatures and harsh conditions. They are used to secure and fasten pipes and cables in oil and gas infrastructure and equipment.

5. Outdoor applications 

Since steel cable ties are resistant to corrosion and strong, they’re commonly used in various outdoor and recreational activities. For instance, campers use steel cable ties to secure gears and equipment in the campsites. Hikers also tend to use steel cable ties to mark trials temporarily helping them avoid getting lost. Lastly, gardeners use cable ties to secure fencing and other irrigation systems.

6. Aerospace 

Aircrafts have a lot of cables and electrical wiring and steel cable ties come in handy in bundling and keeping them organized ensuring safety and reliability. More importantly, steel cable ties can withstand high temperatures and vibration making them suitable for aerospace applications.

7. Marine and boat industry 

There are different ways steel cable ties are used in the marine and boat industry. First, they’re used to tie anchor and secure cargo in place. They’re also used to secure and organize electrical cables, wires, and hoses in ships and boats to prevent them from tangling.

Bottom line

Steel cable ties support a wide range of applications across different industries. They are also durable and sturdy making them an excellent solution for securing different things even in harsh conditions such as extreme temperature and constant mechanical vibration.
Do you have a project needing to use steel cable ties? iCrimp offers high quality and user-friendly stainless steel cable tie guns for fastening and cutting cable ties of different widths.






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