Cable Management

Honing in on detail: why aesthetics in wiring accessories are increasingly important

Honing in on detail: why aesthetics in wiring accessories are increasingly important

People have higher expectations when it comes to how things look, and wiring accessories is no exception. Building designers, product specifiers and installing contractors are just as interested in how wiring accessories look on the outside, as how easy they are to install and use. Soft curves, smooth lines and slim plates are some of the features that are desirable, but aesthetics no longer exist for the sole purpose of looking good. Innovative, modern and often minute external details make wiring accessories easier to use and improve safety; critical factors in the commercial buildings market. Success in this area can set an accessory apart from the rest in a competitive playing field.

 

Smooth and slimline

Setting the standard in cable safety and efficacy for public buildings

When it comes to the materials used in public buildings, such as hospitals, schools and hotels we expect that all measures are taken in order to prioritise and protect public safety. 

These materials also need to stand up to the test when something goes wrong. For example, if there were a fire in the building we would expect the materials to perform and resist the fire, and would think everything possible has been done to ensure only the best materials were in place. 

Cable manufacturers will be left out in the cold without CE marking, says BRE Global

Cable testing

 

~BRE Global turns up heat on cable CE marking as July 2017 deadline looms~

Manufacturers risk losing out on trade opportunities with Europe without appropriate CE marking for their cable products, says BRE Global, the UK leader in fire, security and environmental testing and certification of construction products.

The warning comes with just months to go to the 1st July 2017 deadline when CE marking becomes mandatory for power, control and communication cables placed on the European market.

“Despite market uncertainty following BREXIT, CE marking will remain a prerequisite for any manufacturer, importer and/or distributor wishing to sell their cable within the European Union,” says Damien Ward, senior cable certification manager at BRE Global. 

The Importance of Cleats in Cable Management Systems

Cleat

“Cable cleats should play a bigger part in the decision making process.” Head of CMP’s Technical Department, Lee Frizzell, explains why cable cleats play a crucial part in cable management systems.

Q: Firstly, what is a cable cleat?

Essentially, cable cleats are devices designed to secure cables and to ensure the retention and support of them, reducing the load that the cable may be exposed to under its own weight. They are also designed to contain the cables under fault conditions, protecting the cables and the cable management system from damage.

Marshall-Tufflex launches new Cable Management catalogue

Marshall_Tufflex

Marshall-Tufflex’s new Cable Management catalogue is the must-have resource for specifiers and electrical contractors wanting the latest product and technical information at their finger tips. 

The 328-page catalogue details a raft of new product and system developments from the UK’s market-leading manufacturer and supplier of cable management systems, together with in-depth information and images of its established range. 

Innovations include:

Sterling Curve – a development of the ever-popular Sterling range, this data compliant containment system with a curved lid looks great, is easy to clean and impossible to clutter. The triple compartment profile measures 167mm x 50mm and is available with an antimicrobial BIO option.

Prysmian specified for iconic Manchester landmark

Prysmian specified for iconic Manchester landmark

Prysmian FP200 Gold cable has been specified for the Central Library in Manchester, one of the most instantly-recognisable landmarks of the city. The Grade II* listed library was built in the 1930s, and refurbished between 2010 and 2014. The Central Library is the second-largest public lending library in the UK.

For such an important public building, fire safety was a prime concern; this was the main factor that prompted NG Bailey, a leading independent engineering, IT and facilities services business to specify Prysmian cable for installation in the building.

FP200 Gold was specified and installed to supply the emergency lighting system throughout the building by Lindsay Moody, NG Bailey’s technical manager on the project, who says;

Marshall-Tufflex launches new Cable Management catalogue

Marshall-Tufflex launches new Cable Management catalogue

Marshall-Tufflex’s new Cable Management catalogue is the must-have resource for specifiers and electrical contractors wanting the latest product and technical information at their finger tips. 

The 328-page catalogue details a raft of new product and system developments from the UK’s market-leading manufacturer and supplier of cable management systems, together with in-depth information and images of its established range. 

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Five Innovative Ways to Manage Your Office Cabling

Five Innovative Ways to Manage Your Office Cabling

In an office environment it doesn’t take long for the work space to become cluttered, files stack up, boxes get put in piles and electrical cables suddenly resemble an uncontrollable spaghetti junction. The problem with clutter is you don’t usually notice it accumulating, it is only when you are surrounded by mess that you realise that something needs to be done. 

Independent research shows that messy cabling is the worst culprit for creating a bad first impression to potential new employees and clients. Thankfully, there are lots of simple yet effective cable management solutions available, here are the top five:

Deta 2nd Generation LED dimmers

Deta has launched its 2nd generation of intelligent LED dimmers, which have been specifically designed to meet the wide ranging demands of the ever increasing variety of LED Lamps available for use within the residential market.

Compatible with both Leading and Trailing Edge dimmable LED lamps, Deta’s new intelligent Dimmers will automatically adjust on initial power-on to provide optimum dimming performance dependent upon the type of LED lamp being used, making them compatible with a wide variety of branded LED lamp types.

With a minimum load rating of 5W and a maximum of 100W in Trailing Edge and 75W in Leading Edge modes, the dimmer is suitable for single and multi-lamp applications.