Cable Ties (also known as wire ties, hose ties, or zip ties) are economical and sturdy fasteners used for holding items together, primarily wires and cables. Because of their low cost and ease of use, cable ties are ubiquitous! They find uses in a wide range of applications in every industry for e.g. Electrical and Hardware, Aviation, Telecommunications, Automobiles, Packaging, Home Improvement, and even Gardening! Press Fit’s Cable Ties have a higher material stability for use in harsh conditions. Suitable for outdoor applications, Nylon-6,6 Cable Ties are UL-approved. Additionally, with the wide range of colours and sizes, with Press Fit, you can find just the right cable tie for your use.
The common cable tie, normally made of nylon-6.6, has a flexible section with teeth that engage with a “lock” in the head to form a ratchet so that as the free end of the tie is pulled, it tightens and does not come undone. Hence, cable ties are generally viewed as single-use devices; they are typically cut off rather than loosened and reused.
It’s fascinating to realise that ranging from complex processes like building an aircraft to simple ones like locking a carry bag at the supermarket, the simple cable tie is constantly in play. It remains, hands down, one of the most versatile tools in the world. You are as likely to find cable ties at a SpaceX launch as in a local plant nursery.