Cable trays are metal components used in the wiring of buildings to support insulated cables. They offer an alternative to open wiring or electrical conduit systems and are necessary for cable management in commercial and industrial construction. Cable trays are made in different materials such as aluminium, galvanised, powder coated, etc depending on their usage. Cable tray accessories are the fittings and add-ons accompanying cable tray components.
What are cable tray accessories used for?
A functional tray system consists of various clamping, supporting and splicing accessories. Other add-ons include plastic nuts, bolts, swift clips, wire baskets, couplers, tees, crosses and brackets. These fittings are used in conjunction with cable trays to support cables in ventilation holes, assist with directional change of piping systems, and cable channelling around obstacles
The type of table tray used determines which cable tray accessories are needed
● Solid-bottom trays provide maximum cable protection. Cutters are required to make enter and exit openings.
● Ventilated trays have openings in the bottom, but may need slots or holes to be punched into the tray for smaller cables.
Cable trays have support for the cables with a traverse bar and require solid cover fittings to protect cables from dust, water and falling objects
Coupler or a Tray Jointer is a device used to connect two things. It is a screw like object that helps to secure additional trays joined with the cable tray. Depending on the type of application customised tray jointers can be manufactured.
Cable tray Tee bend is used for turning the path of two cables to one way cable management.
Tee bend can be made in any degree turn in horizontally as per requirement and it can be in
any size from big to small and small to big dimension.
A range of fittings makes the system customizable to accommodate varying configurations. Users can achieve design flexibility with numerous sizes of horizontal and vertical elbows, adjustable elbows, cross pieces, tees, reducers and branches.Hutaib Electricals can help customers select the right fittings for specific applications.
Horizontal Band can be attached to cable trays to change their direction. It helps the cable trays to continue by curving their path. It brings a 90 degree bend in a cable tray.
Wall Bracket projects from a wall, usually to carry weight and sometimes to strengthen an
angle. Being an open structure, it is more effective and safe for ventilation, control and
management of the cable
It effectively reduces installation and wiring time because of its "easy to form" structure and "quick assembly”. It also effectively reduces the impact of electromagnetic interference.
These supports and accessories are used to provide support to cable trays while hanging from the ceiling or hanging cable tray via wall or also provide support above ground level too.