Heat shrink tubing is one of the most used organizational tools for wiring and cables. As electrical currents flow freely and quickly through the wires and cables, it is important to ensure these hazardous elements are properly identified and organized.
Cable management is an important aspect of the design, manufacturing and maintenance of equipment. Whether the wires and cables are tied or clamped into place, there are easy ways to manage wires and cables to protect and organize the electrical system. As well heat shrink tubing can help identify each wire and cable.
What Is Cable Management?
As wires and cables are part of a delicate but hazardous electrical system, it is crucial to properly manage all components. The more complex an electrical system is, the higher the risk of wires and cables becoming entangled or disconnected. It is important to ensure the wires and cables are managed in a way to provide access in case of repair or replacement.
Easy Ways to Manage Wires and Cables
There are several methods to ensure the wires and cables are well-protected. Here are a few options.
- Heat Shrink Tubing and Cable Sleeving
Heat shrink products in Canada are commonly referred to as heat shrink sleeves. In addition to encasing wires or cables, heat shrink is used as a protective layer to insulate and shield the wiring from environmental factors. A tight-fitting casing can be achieved with the use of heat to shrink the tubing around the wiring. Different colors of heat shrink may be used, with or without custom printing to identify a wire’s function.
- Cable Ties
Cable ties are used as a management tool for wiring and cables. Cable ties are available in sizes ranging from 10 centimetres to 90 centimetres in length. Choose from various materials and colors to enhance the organization of the wires and cables. Some cable ties include a mounting hole.
- Cable Clamps
Cable clamps are used to organize and bundle cables from various electronic means. Choose from non-conductive, flame-resistant, and chemical resistant clamps for multi-purpose use. These types of clamps can be mounted securely on a wall, wooden beam, or along the flooring.
- Cable Tie Mounts
Cable tie mounts are easy to use to secure bundled wires and cables. While ties and clamps help to keep the wiring and cabling held together, the mounts can be attached to panels and walls. Select from screw, anchor, metal detachable, and adhesive mounts.
- Electrical Tape
Many people use electrical tape to act as an insulator for cables and wires. As this tape is available in various colors, using a specific color to identify wires based on their use can help technicians differentiate the wiring. Use a color that can blend into the background of where the wires are located.
Buy Cable Management & Heat Shrink Products from ShrinkShop
ShrinkShop is the leading online supplier of Thermafix® and Thermafix Plus® tubing. All of our top-quality products can protect your equipment from harsh environmental weather and elements. We offer custom cuts and customized printing with our state-of-the-art equipment. Choose from our wide selection of heat shrink tubing materials and other cable management products. Contact us with any questions!