Cable ties with fixing elements

Our shop offers a wide range of top quality cable ties with fixing elements, from well-known and trusted brands such as HellermannTyton. The variety of models ensures that every customer will find a product perfectly suited to their individual needs and preferences. We offer cable ties in different sizes, with different fixing methods and adapted to different conditions and workplaces. The basic division of these cable ties is the type of the fixing element, and whether they are one-piece (the fixing element is an integral part of the tie) or two-piece (the tie consists of two independent elements assembled together – the cable tie and the fixing element). Depending on the type, these are available in packs of 25 – 500 pieces.

Cable ties with arrowhead fixing (for through holes)

Cable Ties with arrowheads are designed for fixing into through holes, both round and oval. The fixing element of the tie is equipped with elastic arms, which expand on the other side of the hole after being pushed through it, effectively blocking its withdrawal. The arrowhead element can be provided with additional wings to prevent excessively loose clamping or with a disc which, in addition to clamping, also provides protection against the penetration of contaminants (e.g. dust) through the clamping hole. In special designs, the disc can be fitted with an integrated seal to further increase the level of tightness.

Cable ties with arrowheads provide a very high tear resistance and are most commonly used for fixing cable bundles in holes in metal sheets and plastic or composite panels, up to a few millimetres thick.

Cable Tie from the well known manufacturer HellermannTyton with a fixing element – an arrowhead. After being pushed through the hole, the arms of the arrowhead unfold, locking the tie in place. The FBS version of the tie is made in the form of a ladder, which makes it more flexible. Used for bundling and fixing of cables, pipes and hoses in the automotive, aerospace and switchgear industries.

Cable ties with fir tree fixing (for through holes)

Cable ties with fir trees, like cable ties with arrowheads, are designed for fixing cable bundles in through holes, both round and oval, however they differ in the construction of the fixing element. The fir tree is made as a cylindrical or oval pin (depending on the type of hole it is designed for) with several or more (depending on length) equally spaced flexible fins positioned perpendicular to it. Thanks to this construction, although the pull-out strength is lower than that of the arrowhead, we obtain greater fixing versatility in terms of panel (sheet) thickness. In addition, the fir tree fixing can also be used for mounting in blind, threaded holes. The heads of the fixing elements are usually equipped with discs, ensuring better fixing in the hole and greater tightness.

This two-piece fixing tie consists of a cable tie and a fir tree foot part, assembled together and ready for use. The fir tree fixing element is simply pushed into the pre-prepared hole, which can also be a blind hole. Several layers of fins ensure a very good, secure fit. The head of the element is additionally equipped with a disc, which partially prevents dirt and water from entering through the hole. Initially designed for the automotive industry, the product has, thanks to its simplicity and speed of assembly, been used in many fields of industry, from aviation, through the assembly of switchboards, to the manufacture of washing machines.

Cable ties with deep hole anchor (for blind holes)

One of the newer types of fixing ties are cable ties with a deep hole anchor, suitable for use within blind holes with or without thread. Their design is similar to a fir tree fixing and consists of a composite pin, however the soft plastic fins have been replaced with metal spring steel ones, as with the EdgeClip fixing elements. The steel fins act as a locking anchor and allow the cable ties to be fixed in both threaded and plain blind holes.

Fixing cable ties for edges

These cable ties with to have been specifically designed for routing cables and wires close to edges of sheet metal or plastic panels. The fixing element has special metal teeth, which make the tie extremely resistant to being torn out. The edge fixings are conventionally designed for metal or plastic panels of a thickness of 0.5 to 2.5 mm, 1.0 to 3.0 mm and 3.0 to 6.0 mm. Installation is carried out by manually pushing the element onto the edge, without the need for tools. The only limitation of these fixing ties is the hardness of the sheet metal. When fixed on stainless steel sheets there is a risk of the tines of the fixing element slipping from the surface.

A two-piece fixing tie from HellermannTyton’s EdgeClip product family is designed for bundling and routing cables and wires around edges. Installed by pressing onto an edge of sheet metal or plastic between 1 and 3mm thick, it is very convenient to use. No drilling into the fixing hole is required, making these ties ideal for areas where drilling is not possible or, for example, high temperatures make adhesives unsuitable. Pre-fixed, the head of the tie can be moved after bundling.

EdgeClip ties are widely used in the automotive and electrical industry, harness making and panel building.

Cable ties for weld studs

These cable ties have a fixing element which enables them to be pushed into reeded or threaded pins and bolts. Modern welding techniques allow weld studs and threaded bolts to be fitted to metal structures very quickly. This makes it possible to use these fixing points for the installation of cables and wires. Even protruding threaded bolts act as perfect fixing points for these types of cable ties. The design of the fixing elements of these ties is reverse to that of the fir tree elements. Instead of a bolt with fins, the fixing elements have a tube of the appropriate diameter with fins inside of it. The assembly takes place either by manual pushing of the fixing without the use of tools (soft push) or by hammering in the fixing e.g. with a hammer (hard push).

One-piece, dual clamp cable tie for weld pins and parallel routing of cables, wires and hoses, especially in heavy duty applications, while maintaining a defined distance between them. 

The tie from HellermannTyton’s WideStrap product family is ideal for a clear and neat parallel seperation of installations into electrical bundles and pneumatic or hydraulic ones. The minimum diameter of the bundle is 6mm, the maximum is 58mm. Thanks to the reduced thickness of the tie, it is very flexible, which increases the comfort of assembly. The fixing element is mounted on a weld stud by simply being pushed in, this requires neither the use of tools nor great force. The folded end makes the threading through the head of the tie quicker. Primarily designed for use in the automotive industry, these parts can be used in a wide variety of applications where weld studs or ISO bolts are used and cables need to be bundled and secured.

Cable ties for screws or bolts

Although the development of the automotive industry has resulted in a huge advance of fixing elements that speed up application times, there are still areas where installation time is not as crucial as, for example, mechanical strength. For such areas, cable ties fixed with screws are the best option. A screw or bolt going through the hole in the fixing element fixes the tie to the surface.

In the case of very heavy duty components, the hole can be reinforced by means of a steel bushing integrated into the fixing element. Cable Ties for screws and bolts can be fastened using normal screws or bolts, but also by means of threaded bolts, which are welded to the metal base.

Cable ties for metal cable trays

One of the less typical type of cable ties with fixing elements is made for metal cable trays. Cables routed through a cable tray sometimes require fixing e.g. for vertical routes or to clearly separate specific sections. The standard method used in such cases is to thread the classic cable ties through the perforations of the trays. This is a labour intensive and time consuming operation. To make it easier and quicker, cable ties for cable trays were created. They look similar to the classic ties, the only difference being two special anchors, that look like small flat bars, about 1/3 of the length from the head.  The part of the tie between these two anchors is thinner than the rest of the tie. This is where the tie is broken in two. Installation of the cable tie into the metal cable tray is carried out by inserting one of the anchors into the oval hole in the cable tray and turning it by 90 degrees, and inserting the the second one into the second hole, placed opposite the first and also turning it by 90 degrees. The anchors lock the two parts of the tie in the tray, allowing the cable tie to be fastened and binding the cables. Cable Ties for cable trays are available with both the anchors positioned flat and rotated by 90°. This makes it possible to fix the cable ties in trays with both longitudinal and transverse hole orientation.

HellermannTyton’s inside serrated CTF cable tie is made from Polyamide 6.6 and it is used in the most common metal cable trays. It provides a simple and convenient way to bundle and fix cables and wires. These ties are broken into two parts at the marked point. Both parts have special pins at the ends, which are fixed into the oval holes in the cable tray. This method of fastening guarantees a firm and solid fixing of the cables in the trays. Easy to use, there is no need to pull the entire cable tie underneath the cable harness.

Cable ties for single hole application (Chassis ties)

Cable ties for single hole applications are also knows as chassis ties. Using a single hole, these ties have been designed for use primarily in the automotive industry, for securing electrical or pneumatic bundles in truck, bus and trailer chassis. The design of chassis is based on a frame made of very thick sheet steel, which for structural reasons cannot be interfered with (e.g. drilling). However, technological holes are available, and can be used. Special ties have been developed for this purpose, with an unusual clamping head in the form of a disc. The band of the tie is threaded through the hole, wrapped around the other side of the item to be fastened (e.g. a bundle of cables) and then passed back through the same hole and threaded through the head of the tie (the centre of the disc). Tightening the tie makes the head, which is larger than the fixing hole, act as a locking element for the tie. In order to separate the mounted cables from the metal frame (which is normally pressed against it), suitable spacers are available.

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