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Cable sleeving is one of the best looking and the most assorted wire management solutions on the market. The cable sleeve is the right cable management solution to help you organize your wires. It is simple to install, economical, fits tightly around wire bundles, and they can do the job with a negligible change to the weight or diameter of the bundle.

Why use cable sleeving?

Every wire comes with at least a bit of protection around them; otherwise, we will all be suffering from electric shock and fire hazards from every angle. However, the protection that comes with wiring isn’t designed to withstand several conditions when wiring is usually required most. Even without a serious condition, sleeving can still help to extend the life of your wire through protection against temperature fluctuation, moisture, abrasion, and the elements. 

Materials used for cable sleeving

Cable sleeving is available in several types of materials, with each offering its unique benefit. Popular selection of sleeving features silicone, ceramic, abrasion-resistant, and fiberglass. Fiberglass has fine strands that make and keep it flexible. On the other hand, the ceramic sleeves feature unique finishing elements that reduce friction, hence making it easier to install.

While the fiberglass/silicone combination includes an additional thick silicone barrier, which provides extra protection while maintaining its flexibility, the fiberglass/reflective sleeve had an aluminized seal film that serves as a barrier to radiant heat. With the abrasion-resistant sleeves, you get cables that are made with extra tough fibers.

Application of pin and sleeve extension power cable

In the industries with harsh weather conditions where ensured safety of a power connection is important, be it shipyards, filming, theater, live outdoor events, several industrial applications and indoor industries such as food processing facilities and wastewater treatment plants, durability and quality of a plug seal becomes of great importance. It is for applications such as these that 460c9w is designed. The 460c9w is manufactured for durability and finished with plugs precisely designed for a watertight seal.

Types of cable sleeving 

There are three primary types of cable sleeving: braid sleeving, wire loom & conduit, and spiral wraps. Wire loom tubing is designed for indoor use to help with the organization of cord and protect them from wear and tear. Although conduit is similar to wire loom, it is utilized in bigger applications where electrical, optical, low voltage and communication cables require to be routed outside or underground over long spans.

Braided cable sleeving, on the other hand, is an incredible way to protect cables while sticking to the shape you require. These cables are very easy to install and are available in carbon fiber, metal, heat shrink, fiberglass, nylon, and more. Spiral wraps keep cables protected and secure, with the extra benefit that allows you to choose precisely where each cable you bundle exits or enters the wrap.

Being a one-stop-shop for electrical products, ElecDirect offers not only the cable sleeving you need but also all the electrical items you need to make installation a breeze. Contact us today for all your cable needs.











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