Cable ties are common low-cost consumables in workshops, offices and on construction sites and can also be known as wire ties, zip ties or hose ties. They are used to secure, fasten and separate cables and wires for the purposes of safety, identification and organisation but can also be used for more heavy duty applications, used to secure heavier objects (to an extent) or keep wires, cables and other components secured under vibration or tension.
At RS Components, we have listed all of our products with their tensile strength converted to Newtons (N) in order to make our customer's journeys easier. We know that what constitutes as 'heavy duty' can be subject to different opinions, but we have decided to classify any of our products with a tensile strength of 750N or over as 'heavy duty', a choice we made with consideration of guidelines from nelco.com.
At RS Components, we have a wide range of cable ties suitable for a multitude of applications, industries and environments. Our range of cable ties features products from well-known and respected brands such as Legrand, HellermannTyton, and Thomas & Betts, as well as our own professional brand RS PRO.
For more information on how to choose the type cable ties that most suit your needs, you can consult our bespoke Cable Ties Guide.
There are endless uses for cable ties. Generally, they are used to tie cables and wires together for organisation and identification, but other uses can include training plants, securing zips, identifying keys, securing loose items when transporting, and many more.