Three Finishing Products Your Warehouse Might Need

Push mount cable ties

Protection and finishing products are a vital part of many industries. If you work in IT, production machinery or tooling, or even in a traditional warehouse facility, you may find that your operations are occasionally in need of wire management, or electrical security. The cable gland, zip tie, and conduit descriptions below should help you determine if they are products that you should be using.

1. Cable Gland

At its most basic use, cable glands secure cables to equipment. When you are working with electrical, control, data or telecommunication, or instrumentation cables, a cable gland is usually also called for. The cable gland is both a sealing and a termination device, which keeps your cables stay securely attached to their corresponding equipment.

2. Zip Ties

Sometimes a zip tie is better known as a hose tie, or cable tie, and depending on the use you may need a zip tie gun to firmly secure your tie. A zip tie gun is sometimes also known as a cable tie tensioning device. Metal zip ties are typically used for freight, and nylon zip ties are general and all purpose. Releasable zip ties are also available, even though they might sound like an oxymoron. To use releasable zip ties, you will need to press a tab that is designed to release the ratchet on such ties. Alternative wire management can be achieved with the help of a comb device, which looks a lot like a very large perforated plastic honeycomb.

3. Conduit

Qualified electricians are usually required when you have a conduit installed. Electrical conduits are tubing which protect and route your wiring. Depending on the layout of your electrical wiring, you may need couplings to connect conduits together, but a qualified electrician will be able to help you determine what is required of the installation in accordance with the United States National Electrical Code. Conduit bushing may be necessary where fittings are not conductive enough to bond. A grounding bushing can bond the conduit to a grounding screw.

Ensuring safety in your work environment and for your employees is easier when you use the right tools for the job. Speak to an electrician about how proper conduit installation and cable glands can make a difference. Talk to an IT specialist to learn about how wire management devices like zip ties and comb devices might make your workplace safer.

19 Responses

  1. Jack Porter
    Jack Porter October 27, 2013 at 9:03 am | |

    Sometimes a refresher is needed, the manuals and ordering catalogs tend to really gloss over information.

  2. Jeff Rodgers
    Jeff Rodgers March 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm | |

    So how do I know if the conduits in my warehouse were installed correctly?

  3. Juan Norris
    Juan Norris April 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm | |

    So how do I know if the conduits in my warehouse were installed correctly?

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    Brian Byrd May 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm | |

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    Marshal Collins June 11, 2014 at 7:53 pm | |

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    Sarah Thomas July 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm | |

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    Perry Pearson September 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm | |

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    Casey Ward October 9, 2014 at 8:49 pm | |

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    Brandon Fowler November 8, 2014 at 9:50 pm | |

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    Keith Jenkins March 8, 2015 at 8:53 pm | |

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