Cable organisation

Put an end to cable chaos! There are many possibilities to sort and arrange cables. The area of cable management is becoming increasingly important in Delock's product portfolio. The most important application areas and products to organise cables are explained here.

What does cable organisation mean?

Cable organisation means the arrangement, sorting, marking, fixing and bundling of cables. The goal of cable organisation is to avoid cable chaos, ensure clarity and protect cables against damage, dust and water. Additionally, tripping hazards are avoided and the security on work space and at home are raised.

Content: Variants of cable organisation

Variants of cable organisation in details

1. Cable tie

Cable ties are used to fix and bundle exposed cables, hoses and wires. Delock offers a variety of different designs. From classic plastic cable ties, to weather-resistant or heat-resistant cable ties, to extra-sturdy, stainless steel cable ties.

1.1. Heat-resistant cable tie

These cable ties offer excellent resistance to high temperatures. They are ideal for securing cables, for example, near heaters, without tearing or breaking.

1.2. Cold-resistant cable tie

These cable ties offer excellent resistance at low temperatures and are ideal for securing cables in cold rooms, for example, without tearing or breaking.

1.3. Cable tie with flat head

The unique design with reduced head height protects cable bundles from abrasions and sharp edges. The cable ties are very flexible with good resistance to high temperatures.

1.4. Cable tie with fastening eyelet

The eyelet allows the cable bundle to be fixed or hung by means of a screw, e.g. on a wall. The cable ties are resistant even at high temperature and have good tensile strength.

1.5. UV-resistant cable tie

These cable ties are particularly suitable for outdoor use, where they are exposed to constant UV radiation. They have permanent protection against UV radiation and thus remain in optimum condition for a long time.

1.6. Cable tie with high tensile strength

These special cable ties are ultra-rugged, strong and more durable than conventional cable ties. They also offer high tensile strength to prevent premature tearing of the cable ties under heavy load.

1.7. Cable tie with label tap

These cable ties can be individually labeled or marked with various symbols to distinguish cable bundles from each other. They also offer good temperature resistance.

1.8. Stainless steel cable tie

Ideally suited for outdoor use, as they are not affected by temperature or weather conditions, these stainless steel cable ties also have excellent tensile strength up to 65 kg.

Delock cable ties variety STAINLESS STEEL Delock cable ties variety PLASTIC

2. Hook-and-loop tapes

Hook-and-loop tapes are fitting for all kind of cables. If network cables, USB cables, HDMI cables, charging and power cables, etc., if in the office, at home or on the road: The cables always remain neatly sorted, a tidy overall impression is achieved. Hook-and-loop tapes are the perfect solution to keep order and prevent cable clutter.

Advantages and specialities of hook-and-loop tape: hook-and-loop tapes are very durable and tear resistant. The fastener can be opened and closed for several times. So hook-and-loop tapes are reusable for a longer time. Additionally, hook-and-loop tapes are a gentle alternative to conventional adhesive tape because hook-and-loop tape does not messy adhesive residue left behind.

2.1. Hook-and-loop cable tie with loop

Thanks to the loop, the cable tie can be securely fixed so that it can not be lost. The hook-and-loop fastener allows the cable tie to be quickly attached and easily detached. The clip attached to the tie ensures strength, stability and secure bundling. The eyelet (on item 19537) allows the cable bundle to be fixed or hung by means of a screw, e.g. on a wall.

2.2. Hook-and-loop tape on roll

The hook-and-loop tapes on a roll can be used for space-saving bundling of individual cables, for closing bags or also as a holding strap for luggage or similar. The tape can be either sewn, nailed or stapled to the object to be fastened. The hook-and-loop fastener makes the hook-and-loop tape very easy to attach and easy to detach, making it reusable.

2.3. Hook-and-loop tape self-adhesive with hook and loop tape

This set consists of one roll of self-adhesive hook tape and one roll of self-adhesive loop tape. It can be used as a quick fastener for various applications, e.g. for furniture, components and for bundling cables.

2.4. Durable hook-and-loop tape self-adhesive with hook and loop tape

This strong hook and loop tape has a high closing force and ensures maximum hold. It can be used for various applications, such as sewing on, fastening objects or for various craft projects.

Easy application of the hook-and-loop tape sets

Both the adhesive hook tape and the loop tape on a roll have an adhesive coating on the back and are covered with a special paper. The paper can be removed and the hook-and-loop tape can be applied to a dry surface and pressed on firmly. The lengths of the tapes can be cut individually as needed.

2.5. Hook-and-loop strap

The hook-and-loop straps are provided with an eyelet that allows the cable bundle to be fixed or hung by means of a screw, e.g. on a wall. The hook-and-loop fastener allows the straps to be quickly attached and easily detached. The strap is also perfect for hanging heavy tools, such as a handsaw.

Delock Hook-and-loop tapes in overview

3. Cable holder

Cable holders, cable drills and cable clamps help again to get to order in the cable chaos and ensure that the overview is not lost. The more elaborate the cabling is, the more cluttered the whole cable tangle becomes. The cable holders are ideally suited to ensure neat cable routing and prevent clutter. Especially tripping hazards caused by lying electric cables can be avoided by cable holders.

Advantages and specialities of cable holders: The small cable holders support the order system at home and at workplaces. Exposed cables can be quickly rearranged, the affiliation of individual cables to devices becomes clearer, and accidental connection or disconnection of devices can be prevented.

Many different application options of cable holders

Plant engineering: In control cabinets, cable holders help to ensure an overview of the various cables. With the cable holders, the cables can thus be quickly organized.

Office: Tripping hazards caused by cables lying openly in disarray in the office can be avoided with cable holders. Mouse, keyboard, telephone, etc. look much more orderly.

At home: Cable holders provide a secure and firm hold, e.g. for TV cables or cables for the music system etc., promoting a tidy overall impression.

Examples of designs and applications of cable holders

Self-adhesive cable holders

The cable holders allow for clear and tidy sorting of exposed cables. They are self-adhesive and can be easily attached to any smooth surface, such as a desk, furniture or wall. They can be removed again without leaving any residue. Thanks to their unobtrusive design in restrained color tones, Delock cable holders blend inconspicuously into any space. They can be used for various cables, such as TV, USB or network cables.

Cable drills and cable clamps

These special cable holders can be attached to a circuit board or in the housing of a PC, for example, and can be adjusted to fit various cable diameters. Self-adhesive cable drills or clamps are easy to attach because they have an adhesive pad on the underside. Drillers and clamps are particularly well suited for round cables

Cable holders for wall mounting

This cable holder is suitable for wall mounting, e.g. to hang laboratory cables or test equipment and to enable clear and tidy sorting and avoid cable clutter. Cable holders for wall mounting are made of metal and vary in the type of suspension as well as in the number of cable feed-throughs.

All Delock cable holders and mounts

4. Cable hoses

Cable protection by cable hoses

Cable hoses are part of the essential protection of cables. They protect cables and surrounding equipment, for example, machine components and electrical lines. As well, they serve the occupational safety by preventing tripping hazards, and establish order and clearness.

Delock offers a wide variety of cable hoses for all possible applications, made of many different materials with different closure options, in many lengths and dimensions.

The right cable conduit for every application

Fabric hoses

Fabric hoses are made of so-called continuous fibers (multifilament) and are particularly flame-resistant and abrasion-resistant. They provide permanent protection for electrical lines, wires or cables against external influences such as moisture, heat and dust.

Braided sleevings

Braided sleevings made of halogen-free, abrasion-resistant polyester, for example, offer effective protection against wear and damage to wires or cables. At the same time, they bundle and prevent dangerous cable tangles. Delock's range of braided sleeving includes a large number of closure and material variants that offer various additional benefits in addition to bundling and protection:

Examples of closure types are self-closing or expandable hoses, or those with hook-and-loop or zippers. A special type of hose is also, for example, the braided hose made of special aramid fibers, which has excellent temperature and abrasion resistance as well as tensile strength, or the hose that ensures electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) thanks to copper mesh, or also the braided hose made of rodent-proof material.

Fiberglass hoses

Fiberglass hoses are made of heat-resistant materials such as fiberglass to insulate and effectively protect cables and electrical wires on machinery and equipment from high temperatures.

Fireproof protection hoses

Fire-resistant protective hoses can be used in engine compartments, cooling water or hydraulic lines, for example, to protect sensitive parts and lines on machinery from fire and heat exposure.

Spiral hoses with pull-in tool

Spiral hoses with retracting tool are designed for practical bundling of cables. The pull-in tool facilitates the threading of the cables. This is an uncomplicated way to create neat cable or wire harnesses that are also protected from dirt and damage in the office, at home or in the workshop.

Protective hoses with snap button fastener

Protective hoses with button closures are ideal for bundling cables or lines quickly and securely and protecting them from thermal, mechanical and chemical influences. Thanks to snap fasteners, they are permanently reusable and very flexible.

Plastic conduits

Plastic hoses are characterized by their high resistance to abrasion, temperature and chemicals. In addition, they have a high degree of flexibility to protect cables from excessive bending. Thanks to their robust construction and flexibility, plastic protective conduits are often used in installation technology, automation and machine systems.

The whole variety of Delock protective sleeves

5. Cable ducts

Cable laying with cable channels

Cable ducts are versatile and ideal for hiding exposed cables, for example, on the floor, wall, window frame or baseboard. The cable channels are mostly made of plastic to protect cables from dirt or damage.

They offer plenty of space for various cables. Depending on the diameter and thickness of each cable, you can accommodate, for example, antenna cables, HDMI cables, audio cables or power cables. Thus, the cables are safely and neatly stored. Areas of application for cable ducts are the office or the workplace, the home and the industrial sector.

Cable duct / corner duct self-adhesive

The cable duct has an adhesive tape on the bottom and allows for tool-free installation, e.g. on the floor, on the wall, on the window frame or on the baseboard. The upper part of the cable channel can be easily removed by sliding it out to add or remove cables. Reuse is possible without any problems. The adhesive tape provides a firm and secure hold. Self-adhesive cable channels can be individually shortened, and are available in various looks and dimensions.

Flexible cable duct - For quick electrical installation

This cable duct is provided with an adhesive tape on the underside and can thus be easily and smoothly attached to the floor or wall, for example. Optionally, the cable duct can also be fixed with screws. The cable harnesses and cables can be fed in and out and branched over the entire length. Thus, the cable duct can be mounted quickly. The cable duct can be fastened, for example, in control cabinets or vehicles. Due to its high flexibility, it is also possible to install the cable duct at greater angles of inclination.

Cable management for height-adjustable tables

Vertical cable ducts are indispensable for optimum cable management on tables. They are perfect for bundling and concealing exposed cables under the desk. The robust plastic protects the cables from dirt and damage.

Height adjustable cable duct with easy assembly

This cable duct consists of 15 flexibly removable elements, which can be used to adjust the height of the cable duct to the height of the tabletop. The individual elements can be simply plugged in or added. The fastening element is mounted on the cable duct and screwed to the underside of the table. The stand provides a firm and secure hold on the floor.

The Delock cable channels at a glance

6. Cable markings

Whether in the control cabinet, in cable harnesses, on medical equipment, computers - in the office, in industry and trade: cable marking is important in many areas. Well thought-out cable marking makes it easier to keep track of the various cabling or cable associations and, last but not least, prevents errors during electrical installation.

Some examples of cable markers

Delock has many variants of cable markers in its range. For example, cables can be labeled with consecutive numbers from color-sorted clips with the numbers 0 to 9. There are clip sets with the letters A to Z or clips with a field for self-labeling.

The way in which the respective marking is attached to the cable is also solved differently, so that all needs are covered as far as possible. Last but not least, Delock also offers cable markers in the handy dispenser box for unrolling and individual cutting, ideally suited for transport and to protect the content from dirt and dust.

The variety of cable markers at Delock

7. Heat shrinkable tubings

Heat shrink tubes are used for protection and insulation of cables, electrical lines or wires. When exposed to heat, the heat shrink tube contracts and completely enclosures the cable. Thus the cables are protected against temperature fluctuations, weather impacts and mechanical damage.

What shrinkage rates there are and what do they mean?

When buying a heat shrink tube, the shrinkage ratio plays determinating role. At a shrink ratio of 2:1, the hose shrinks to half its original diameter when heated with a heat gun.

At a greater shrinkage ratio, as for example 3:1 and 4:1, the original diameter is very wide and initially there is more space to accomodate the wires and / or cables. The original diameter then shrinks to a third of its "starting size" at a shrinkage ratio of 3:1, and to a quarter at 4:1. A heat gun is best suited for shrinking all variants.

Areas of application

  • Plant engineering: For insulation of cable ends and bundling of cable harnesses, e.g. in control cabinets; protection against weather and mechanical influences
  • Industry: For insulation of cables or cable harnesses, e.g. for machine parts; protection against heat, cold, dirt and moisture
  • At home / workshop: For insulating open cable ends or bundling cables; handicraft projects and repairs

Heat shrinkable tubing sample products

Assortment box 116 pieces

This heat shrink tube set includes double-walled tubes with six different diameters and two shrink rates for versatile use in industrial applications, in the workshop or at home. The adhesive on the inner wall of the tubing bonds the tubing material to the shrink-wrapped wire or cable. The handy box is ideal for protecting the shrink tubes, keeping it free of dirt and dust. The box can also be reused for storing various tool accessories, e.g. screws, nuts or nails, etc.

X-pattern non-slip heat shrink tube

This heat shrink tube is particularly suitable for use with items that require a non-slip grip, such as tools, fitness equipment, tennis rackets or fishing rods. When exposed to heat, the tubing completely encloses the handle and contracts. This protects the surface from weathering and mechanical damage and provides the user with a long-term secure, non-slip grip.

All Delock heat shrink tubings

8. Cable glands

What are cable glands?

Cable glands provide a seal to the housing for the feed-through of cables and electrical lines. In doing so, they protect the housing from the effects of the weather, such as moisture, as well as from dirt and dust.

The two most commonly used cable glands are PG cable glands, also called armored threads, and the new metric cable glands. Another function of cable glands is strain relief; it ensures that cables cannot come loose or be pulled out of the gland. Cable glands are applied to junction boxes and boxes, distribution boxes and control cabinets, in the fields of:

  • Automation
  • Machinery
  • Robotics
  • Electrical installation

Cable glands according to your needs

Delock meets as many requirements as possible in the field of cable glands. The type of cable, the possible environment and additional benefits are taken into account. For example, there is a cable gland for round cables in the range, which creates a watertight seal to the housing and is particularly suitable for round cables.

If there is little space for installation, the 90° angled gland is a good choice. Another example is the robust cable gland with screw-on strain relief, which fixes the cable and protects it from excessive bending. This is particularly suitable for machine installations, as the cable remains in its original position even in the event of vibrations and cannot fall out. Cable glands with two, three or four cable guides, also in various thread sizes and thread lengths, are of course also part of the range.

Discover the Delock variety in cable glands

9. Cable bushings

Cable grommets are ideal for installation in the (writing) table to pass cables through and create order at the workplace. Usually the grommets have a hinged cover and nylon brushes. This prevents dust and dirt from entering and ensures a safe cable passage. Delock offers cable bushings with different dimensions for a different number of cables, in plain black and noble silver.

All Delock cable grommets in the overview