While cable ties are the most common method of wire dressing, there is an alternate method known as cable lacing. This method has been used on aircrafts, ships, and military equipment for many years. Lacing Tape meets Military Specification MIL-T-43435 and is made of braided Nylon, Polyester, TFE-Fluorocarbon, Fiberglass or Flexo NX. The basic concept of lacing is to use a flat cord to tie the cable bundle together. While lacing may be somewhat of a lost art - it ™s easy to learn, and you will be lacing your bundling projects in no time. Why lacing tape? Lasts longer than cable ties. Cable ties turn brittle and degrade over time due to environmental exposure and loss of plasticizers. A roll of lacing tape can manage any size cable bundle, from a couple of 22AWG wires to a fistful of heavy power cables. Cable ties leave a sharp edge where the tail was cut off that can snag or get hung up. Some applications such as aerospace and aviation may specify laced harnesses as a design requirement. Lacing tape is ideal for lashing wires or cables to ladder bars, conduit and other wire management solutions. Unlike cable ties, the insulation on wires bundled with lacing tape has less chance of cold flowing and shorting. No sharp edges to cut installer ™s hands when reaching into a tightly packed wiring cavity. Lacing tape is available in a wide range of materials, sizes and finishes to accommodate any engineering requirement. MIL Finishes: Finish A = No Finish; Finish C = Synthetic Elastomer (Rubber) Finish; Finish D = TFE-Fluorocarbon Finish
- Short Product Description:
- Superior knot tying properties to Nylon; available in Red. Suitable for aerospace/NASA applications. Finishes: A-No Finish or C-Synthetic Rubber.