Zip Tie Usage During Work Applications

18 February 2022
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Zip ties can make the job of a tradesman or woman much more efficient. Ties are constructed of varying materials and may feature different UV and thermal ratings. Consider how zip ties can be used and choose products that will support each application. 

Materials And Dimensions

The universal zip tie that you may be most familiar with is a fastener type that is constructed of plastic. Plastic zip ties may contain grooves and a buckle style feature. This type of tie is water-resistant.

Metal zip ties are sometimes called shank ties. These ties will not twist and can be used to secure bundles of thick materials that may not be sufficiently held in place with the use of a plastic tie. When using ties, the dimensions of a tie product will need to be assessed. Ties should be wide and long enough to secure bundled items. Measuring the circumference of materials that need to be secured will help you select a zip tie style.

UV And Thermal Ratings

Assess the materials that you will need to secure together. Cables and wires that could be tripping hazards can be attached together. Ties can also be used to secure long-handled tools and other essentials that need to be transported to and from a job site. Determine where items will be bundled. Indoor applications will not require the purchase of ties that contain specialized features.

Uncoated ties can be used for any items that will not be subjected to the sun's rays or fluctuating temperatures. Outdoor applications may require the use of ties that contain a high UV and thermal rating. This type of tie will not fade or crack if it is exposed to moisture, sunlight, and hot and cold temperatures. 

Color Coding

Color coding grouped materials can aid with identifying various wires and cables. If you perform applications that will require that grouped materials are identified quickly, purchase several sets of zip ties that are each a distinct color. Prepare a chart that highlights each color and the type of wires or cables that will be secured.

Take your time to separate all of the materials that will be bundled. Next, secure each group of materials separately. The color coding will eliminate the need to prepare separate labels or tags that will be used for identification purposes. Display the color chart in a conspicuous area where you and your employees can see it.

To learn more, contact a company like Grip-Lock Ties