The HDT16 from HellermannTyton is a new easy to use, two in one, manual tool that gives installers a helping hand by achieving very tight bundles when installing heavy-duty metal cable ties, including stainless steel.
Richard Rands, product manager, fastenings and fixings at HellermannTyton UK, explains: “This is the first time we have developed a specialist tool for installing large metal cable ties. While other suppliers sell two separate tools for this type of application, the multi-functional design of the HDT16 makes it suitable for applying numerous types of metal cable ties.”
The HDT16 also helps minimise the risk of injury both during application and subsequently from sharp edges, as the integrated tensioning and cutting mechanism allows for a simple flush cut of the metal strap. In addition, the tool handles are easily adjustable to a range of positions so that the most ergonomic one or two handed position can be configured.
HellermannTyton points out that the two way nose piece makes the HDT16 ideal for use with different stainless steel cable ties up to a maximum width of 16mm. For example, ties with metal ball or fold locking designs such as the HellermannTyton MBT, MLT or AMT metal cable tie ranges.
These are typically used for securing large power cables in demanding environments such as on oil and gas rigs, ships and throughout the power grid. The development of the HDT16 reflects HellermannTyton’s commitment to the provision of complete cable management solutions to customers with similar requirements around the globe.
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