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Product Advice: Bracket Spacing Considerations

Bracket Spacing Considerations

Bracket Spacing Considerations:  At Armaflo, we understand the importance of optimizing efficiency and cost-effectiveness in every aspect of your cable containment installation projects. One common question that arises during such installations is whether brackets need to be spaced at intervals as close as every 1 meter along the cable tray or if spacing can be increased without compromising safety and integrity.

When it comes to installing cable containment systems, such as cable trays, finding the right balance between structural support and cost efficiency is crucial. It’s essential to ensure that cables are adequately supported to prevent sagging and maintain safety standards.  But it’s also important to minimize the number of brackets used to avoid unnecessary expenses.

Traditionally, it has been recommended to install brackets approximately every 1 to 1.5 meters along the length of the cable tray. However, this guideline isn’t set in stone.  There are factors to consider when determining the appropriate bracket spacing for your installation.

Optimizing Bracket Spacing:
    • ◼️Weight Distribution: The weight of the cables and the tray itself is a critical factor in determining bracket spacing. Heavier loads may require closer bracket spacing to ensure adequate support and prevent sagging.
    • ◼️Material and Strength of the Tray: The material and strength of the cable tray play a significant role in determining how much weight it can support over longer spans. Tray manufacturers typically provide load capacity guidelines that can help inform your bracket spacing decisions.
    • ◼️Installation Environment: Consider the installation environment, including factors such as vibration, wind load, and temperature fluctuations, which can affect the stability of the cable tray system. In harsher conditions, closer bracket spacing may be necessary to maintain structural integrity.
    • ◼️Regulatory Requirements: Be sure to adhere to relevant industry standards and regulations regarding cable containment installation. While there may not be specific guidelines on bracket spacing, ensuring compliance with safety standards is paramount.

Strategies for Cost Savings:

Increasing bracket spacing is one way to reduce the total number of brackets required for your installation.  Thereby saving on material and labour costs. By assessing the load requirements and installation conditions, you can determine the optimal bracket spacing while maintaining safety and integrity.

At Armaflo, we offer a range of cost-effective containment and support solutions designed to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Our experienced team can provide expert guidance on optimizing bracket spacing and selecting the right products for your installation project.

In conclusion, the traditional guideline suggests bracket spacing of approximately every 1 to 1.5 meters.  However, there is flexibility to increase spacing based on specific project requirements. By carefully considering factors such as load distribution, tray strength, and installation environment, you can strike the perfect balance between structural integrity and cost efficiency in your cable containment installations.

For reliable containment and support solutions that prioritize efficiency and performance, trust Armaflo as your partner in first-fix solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services tailored to your needs.


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