What is the cable mount base used for?

This item is mainly used for securing wire bundles to a specific location. You could also use it to hang something depending on its weight compared to the type of cable tie and the cable ties weight limit.

A little information about the mounts adhesive:

Features & Characteristics:

  1. Adhesive: Rubber based adhesive coated on both sides
  2. Carrier: White PE Foam
  3. Liner: Kraft Paper Liner
  4. Bonding Security
  5. Flexible and has a high elongation

Technical Data:

  1. Thickness: 0.8 ± 0.05mm
  2. Tack: ≥ #12 Steel Ball
  3. Peal Adhesion (N/25mm): ≥ 12
  4. Shear Strength: Over 72 hours with 2.0kgs loading stainless steel plate sandwich on 25mm * 25mm at 23˚C (73.4˚F)
  5. Normal tensile strength (N/25mm): ≥ 20
  6. Service temperature: -5˚C – 60˚C (23˚F – 140˚F)

Application:

  1. General purpose of industrial applications of mounting, fastening, and joining.
  2. Used for bonding, sealing, mounting hook on surfaces of wood, glass, metal, and other materials.
  3. Can be in sheet or die cut shapes.

Note:

All information and recommendations are given by us in good faith, based on practical experience, but without warranty. It is essential that the user evaluates the product for a period of time to determine whether it is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application.

Do you carry a flat back cutter, for cutting cable ties as close as possible?

I’ve always used a pair of side cutters or line-man’s snips. But we do have a tool specifically designed to cut cable ties. It’s our Economy Cable Tie Tensioning Tool (CTT-45). It tightens and cuts off the excess tie and works on all of our cable ties that are rated up to 75 lbs tensile strength.

What cable ties will hold up best in cold weather?

We would recommend our Stainless Steel Ties or our new Xtreme cable ties.

The stainless steel ties are 304 stainless steel for harsh, corrosive, and salt-water environments. While the Xtreme ties are made out of Nylon 66 and are rated up to 40˚ below Zero.

What is the strongest cable tie that you carry?

GB Heavy-Duty DoubleLock ties carry the high tensile strength as will as the Heavy Duty Cable Ties carry a rating 120 to 175 lb of tension strength.

Is there a way to extend the shelf life of a bag of cable ties after they have been opened?

Because cable ties are made of nylon, they will have a natural tendency to lose moisture over time as they are exposed to the air.  Drier environments will speed up this process.  To help extend the life of a bag of cable ties after they have been opened, add a drop or two of water to the bag, and then seal the top of the bag shut with tape.  Make sure there are no other holes in the bag.  If this is done each time a bag of cable ties is taken out and used, the shelf life of the ties will be greatly extended.

Standard shelf life on cable ties is 1 year from the date of production.

If natural ties are used outdoors, how long will they last?

There is no good answer for this. Since they are not designed for this application and environmental conditions are different at each place the ties are being used, we cannot accurately predict the life span of natural ties used outdoors. For these applications, black or stainless steel ties are recommended.

The Nylon 66 material carries a cold temp. rating of 32 degrees, but cable ties are highly susceptible to cold and dry weather conditions and may break or crack. When the nylon begins to lose moisture it will begin to crack and break.