The Development History of Cable Ties

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Before the invention of nylon cable ties, the method of early, to ensure that project very unorganized. The manufacturers had to adhere to friction taps, hand wrapping through lacing cords and twines. However, though they used to be secure initially, things like adhesive tape used to be at risk of getting peeled off once dry and lacing cords used to put the insulation wires at risk of being cut through.

Standard Nylon cable ties series 100pcs/pack

Therefore, the need to better protection products, not only will keep together, but also protect them from damage by their use.

The inventor of the cable ties, Thomas & Betts was established in 1898 by two engineers, Robert Thomas and Hobart Betts after they graduated from Princeton University. The purpose of the company had always been to educate the end users about its products and, therefore, in this respect is very successful.

This was the company’s strategy to generate a customer pull also by aiming at keeping the distributor’s shelves occupied by T & B products. It was in 1930 when the company expressed concern that is the goal of mutual benefit by having a commercial parthership with dealers who are very prominent reach the target audience.

Cable ties were first invented in the year 1958 by an electrical company known as Thomas & Betts. Built for aero plane harnesses, they were introduced under the brand name, ‘Ty-Rap’ and were patented in the same year. However, manufacturing is the only difference is in the beginning, ratchet is not made by nylon but metal in stead. the first cable ties have a steel claw attached based on the production process is more time consuming, so relatively low efficiency.

The result was a need to have two separate manufacturing processes, that is first molding the tie and then inserting the metallic pawl to complete a mere single tie. In addition, for vulnerable to damage and become loose in the process, or cause damage if fell on the circuit.

Industrial production progress pave the way for fine tuning, a complete cable tie. The attributes it had were self locking and a two component product. Although the new cable tie had an innovative design, fine adjustment quality and reduced installation time, it still had the time consuming two way manufacturing process. However, as time span, the cable tie industry witnessed a further development. Therefore, a self-locking nylon cable tie. Later on, came the period of modifying the design of cable ties and thus the manufacturing process further enhanced to get the product known as a ‘wire bundling device’.

1968 witnessed a time when a patented fixture manufacturers as a unique line design. This company was the first to produce a one piece nylon tie in the entire United States of America. Also the production process was not very time consuming than in the past the initial setup, so is an era of various applications and the color of the cable ties that we see today.

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