Machine Design

Tie strap holds wires to walls

Most wire harnesses need tape to hold fasteners to the harness, which increases cost and installation time. A universal tie-strap fastener holds bundle of wires up to 36 mm in diameter and includes an anchor for mounting the fastener and its bundle of wires to sheet metal.

 

Most wire harnesses need tape to hold fasteners to the harness, which increases cost and installation time. A universal tie-strap fastener from Emhart Teknologies, Shelton, Conn. (www.emhart.com), holds bundle of wires up to 36 mm in diameter and includes an anchor for mounting the fastener and its bundle of wires to sheet metal. An umbrella protects the anchor hole from water and dirt, and it maintains compressive forces on the anchor. The anchor has a 92.7-lb tensile retention rating. The fastener is also designed to center the bundle over the anchor hole.

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