Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Steel-barbed cable ties from 3M promise strong, reliable fastening
By Anthony Capkun
February 26, 2014 – 3M now offers an alternative for electricians requiring “rugged, reliable cable ties”: steel-barbed cable ties. Designed to fasten wire bundles and harness components, the cable ties consist of a smooth nylon strap with a head (or pawl) containing a stainless steel barb.
When engaged, the barb presses into the nylon strap, providing a tight grip and a strong, long-lasting hold. The barbed cable tie has infinite locking positions, as it is designed without notches; the barb can be locked at any point along the strap, allowing more precise positioning than typical ratchet-style cable ties, says 3M. The nylon strap’s ribbed pattern provides extra grip to prevent slippage. The cable ties are available in Black and Natural, and in seven different lengths ranging from 4 in. to 28 in.