Questions To Ask Before Choosing A Cable Tie Mounting Base

One of the first things that happen when searching for cable tie mounts is an overload of information on different styles, options, sizes, and configurations. There are many different options in cable tie mounting base designs, many which are only used in very specialized types of situations.

To narrow down the selection, take a bit of time and consider the specific requirements for the cable tie mounting base options required for a given job. Depending on the type of construction there may be the need for more than one mount throughout the building or the structure.

Size of Cable or Cable Bundle

A simple way to narrow down the cable tie mounting base selection is to know the diameter of the cable or the cable bundle that is going to be run. Different designs of mounts, such as the saddle mount, have an additional shape to the mount to hold the larger bundles or, the heavier cables.

Surfaces Involved

How the mounting base will be attached to the wall, floor, ceiling, rafters or beams will also be a factor to consider. Most industrial types of applications will use mounting bases that screw in or use other types of fasteners. Consider the location of the cable in relation to how technicians will be able to complete the installation.

The lighter weight options used for light cables often use adhesive, which makes them very easy to install. These are also the easiest to pull away from the surface, which makes them less than ideal for most industrial and commercial applications

Environmental Factors of Concern

Issues such as water or humid conditions should also be considered. The adhesive backed bases are not suitable for these types of applications, particularly if they are mounted on a material that may rust, peel, flake or rot over time.