Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Ball-Lock Cable Ties provide safety and corrosion resistance.

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December 14, 2012 - Constructed of marine-grade 316 stainless steel, Ty-Rap® Ball-Lock Cable Ties feature low-smoke, halogen-free polyester coating for protection against corrosion, impact, abrasion, and cracking. Units have pointed tail and low-profile ball in wedge-shaped head that locks tie securely in place. Rolled edges on strap eliminate risk of damage to cables and injury to installers. Operating from -40 to 302°F, ties are suited for offshore drilling rigs, petroleum refineries, and chemical processing plants.

Thomas & Betts Corp.

8155 T&B Blvd., Memphis, TN, 38125, USA

Original Press Release

Ty-Rap® Polyester-Coated Stainless Steel Ball-Lock Cable Ties Provide Greater Safety and Corrosion Resistance

Press release date: December 11, 2012

New Thomas & Betts Product Features Halogen-Free Polyester Coating

MEMPHIS, Tenn., – Ty-Rap® Polyester-Coated Stainless Steel Ball-Lock Cable Ties from Thomas & Betts provide greater safety than other stainless steel cable ties by featuring a low-smoke, halogen-free polyester coating, which releases fewer toxins if burned. Additional safety features include rolled edges on the strap, which eliminates the risk of damage to cables and injury to installers.

The polyester coating also provides the cable ties, constructed of marine-grade 316 stainless steel, with additional protection against corrosion, including corrosion from contact with dissimilar materials, as well as against impact, abrasion and cracking. Ty-Rap® Polyester-Coated Stainless Steel Ball-Lock Cable Ties also are resistant to extreme temperatures, with an operating range of minus 40 F to 302 F (minus 40 C to 150 C).

“These cable ties add an extra level of safety, while operating under continuous exposure to extremely harsh environments,” said Chad Smith, director, product management at Thomas & Betts. “These products are ideal for the demanding applications of offshore drilling rigs, petroleum refineries, shipyards and chemical processing plants. The unique design features and materials also reduce risks to personal safety and cable integrity.”

As with all Ty-Rap® stainless steel ball-lock ties, Ty-Rap® Polyester-Coated Stainless Steel Ball-Lock Cable Ties feature a pointed tail to enable fast and easy insertion and a low-profile ball in a wedge-shaped head that locks the tie securely in place.

For more information about Ty-Rap® Polyester-Coated Stainless Steel Ball-Lock Cable Ties from Thomas & Betts, visit www.tnb.com and look for Ty-Rap® on the "Brands" tab, or call (800) 238-5000.

Thomas & Betts Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com .

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