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New Ezi-Fix system attaches electrical cable, conduit and pipe without drilling or screws

Du Pont Engineering Polymers : 09 September, 2002  (New Product)
Saddle components molded from DuPont Zytel PA66 nylon resin perform a key support function in the Ezi
Saddle components molded from DuPont Zytel PA66 nylon resin perform a key support function in the Ezi–Fix system for attaching electrical cable, conduit and pipe to wall or ceiling surfaces.

Installation with the Ezi-Fix system requires no drilling or screws. Instead, adhesive-surfaced saddles are simply pressed against a pre-primed surface with the aid of a spring-loaded application tool. A full load can then be immediately applied, according to the system manufacturer. The saddle's design incorporates an integral slot for reusable cable ties.

'Zytel nylon gives us the high strength and flat surfaces needed for the fastening system,' says Ken Ranson, managing director of Ezi-Fix Fastening Systems of Caloundra, Queensland, Australia. 'The DuPont material also allows us to turn out high-quality saddles on short molding cycles.'

Ezi-Fix also benefited from DuPont experience in optimizing its production process. A DuPont specialist assisted in evaluating tooling and molding parameters. The company made the transition from outside sourcing to in-house production in 2001.

The saddles are molded from Zytel 101F, a high-flow unreinforced PA66 nylon resin. The resin carries a UL94B V2 flammability rating, a requirement of many building authorities around the world.

The saddles come in two sizes. A 30 mm square cable saddle is rated by the manufacturers to support loads up to 5 kilogram (11 pounds). A 50 mm square saddle for cable or pipe is rated for 10 kilogram (22 pound) loads. The system has been tested by the British Standards Institute (report no. 285/4000208). Both sizes have integrally molded provision for reusable cable ties, also available from Ezi-Fix.

After five years of proven commercial installations in Australia, the manufacturer is now expanding into global markets. Inquiries from prospective distributors in North America are invited. For more information about Ezi-Fix Fastening Systems, visit www.ezifix.com, e-mail -- manager@ezifix.com or call the company at +61-7-5491-9600.
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