Press Release Summary:
Constructed of heat-treated aluminum and pre-drilled for expansion and mid-span splice applications, 13 in. wide T&BÂ® Cable Tray Super-Duty Splice Plate™ eliminates need for additional supports at expansion joint. Reinforced design provides rigidity, resistance, and strength and allows for true contraction and expansion under full loads. Nylon washers facilitate movement by reducing friction and do not require lubrication of side rail during installation/maintenance.
Original Press Release:
T&B® Cable Tray Super-Duty Splice Plate Reduces Number of Required Structural Supports
New Product from Thomas & Betts Also Serves as Mid-Span Splice
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The T&B® Cable Tray Super-Duty Splice Plate™, new from Thomas & Betts (T&B), reduces costs by eliminating the need for additional supports at the expansion joint that the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) would otherwise recommend. It also can be used for mid-span splicing.
“The Super-Duty Splice Plate™ is designed for expansion splicing, which reduces the number of additional supports required for structural integrity,” said Ralph Donati, product marketing director at T&B. “By also doubling as a mid-span splice, it provides the contractor with greater flexibility in the use of materials and further reduces cost by reducing the number of stock-keeping units [SKUs the contractor needs at the jobsite.”
The T&B® Cable Tray Super-Duty Splice Plate™ also eliminates the need to drill and install additional hardware on the flange, saving additional installation time. It also features nylon washers that facilitate movement by reducing friction and require no lubrication of the side rail during installation or maintenance. The reinforced design of the Super-Duty Splice Plate™ provides rigidity, resistance and strength, and allows for true contraction and expansion under full loads.
Made of high-strength, heat-treated aluminum, the Super-Duty Splice Plate™ is 13 inches (330 mm) wide and rated for 6-inch aluminum side rails (Series AH36-AH66). The plate is pre-drilled for expansion and mid-span applications, and is supplied with all hardware needed for both types of installations.
For more information about the new T&B® Cable Tray Super-Duty Splice Plate™ from T&B, please visit www.tnb.com and look for “T&B®” on the “Brands” tab, or call (800) 238-5000.
Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, 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.