Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Detectable Cable Ties offer several mounting base options.

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Detectable Cable Ties offer several mounting base options.

Feb 11, 2013 - Ty-Rap® Detectable Cable Ties include mounting bases, available as 2- and 4-way, adhesive- and screw-mount models, made from materials which can be identified by X-ray equipment, metal detectors, and visual detection equipment. Ties and accessories are made of nylon 6.6 (polyamide) or polypropylene. Both materials contain additives that increase magnetism and density, fostering recognition by metal detectors and X-ray equipment. Cable tie's bright blue color aids visual detection.

Thomas & Betts Corp. - Memphis, TN

Original Press Release

Ty-Rap® Detectable Cable Ties Line Expands to Include Mounting Bases

Press release date: Feb 05, 2013

New Thomas & Betts Products Identifiable by X-ray, Metal and Visual Detectors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Ty-Rap® line of Detectable Cable Ties from Thomas & Betts now includes Mounting Bases made from materials that are identifiable by X-ray equipment, metal detectors and visual detection equipment. Mounting bases are available as two- and four-way adhesive-mount and screw-mount models.

“Standard nylon cable ties and accessories cannot be detected,” said Chad Smith, director, product management at Thomas & Betts. “If one of these products somehow falls into a processing or production line, it will contaminate the batch. Stainless steel is detectable, but costly and hard to use. Now that mounting bases have been added to Ty-Rap® Detectable Cable Ties line, manufactures now have a more economical choice for additional detectable products.”

Ty-Rap® Detectable Cable Ties and Accessories are made of either nylon 6.6 (polyamide) or polypropylene, a polymer that gives the product buoyancy for visual detection in liquid processing applications. Both materials contain additives that increase the product’s magnetism and density, enabling its recognition by metal detectors and X-ray equipment. The cable tie’s bright blue color makes it clearly perceptible for easy visual detection, especially in food processing applications.

For more information about the Ty-Rap® Detectable Cable Ties and Accessories, visit  or call (800) 816-7809.

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  .