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Cable Cleats and their importance to Cable Management

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This short blog aims to guide you through the importance of Cable Cleats as an accessory to professional cable management. Electromagnetic fields caused by the flow of current through cables induce electromechanical forces on the cables themselves and their support structures. During a power surge or short circuit, this can cause severe damage to the support structures or to human life due to violent whiplash movements by the cables.

Cable Cleats were designed specifically to address this problem. They work by securing the cables together and opposing the electromechanical forces, even during a power surge. The European Standard, EN 50368 published in 2003, was the first standard to establish the framework for the design and application of cable cleats. This standard emphasised the risk to human life and the cable management system if cable cleats were not used.

The correct design and usage of cable cleats were further improved by IEC 61914 published in 2009 which is the international standard for these products. This standard specifies the test requirements and mechanical properties that all cable cleats should meet.

Axis Cable Cleats are made from high strength Aluminium Alloy and Engineering Plastics using the best manufacturing processes that maximise tensile strength to meet the axial and lateral loads as per IEC 61914. Our Cable Cleats also meet the resistance to impact tests as required by the standard. Our engineering plastic is low smoke, halogen-free and provides UV and environmental resistance to ensure a long and safe working life.

By making these material and design choices, Axis Cable Cleats can support your cable even during short circuits or power surges.

To learn more about the Axis range of Cable Cleats, you can download our catalogue.

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