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Product Training: Unistrut Cable Tray

 Ep.8 – Weekly product training, this week we cover Unistrut Cable Tray with Roy Harmer.

Cable trays are mechanical support systems that can support electrical cables used for power distribution, control, and communication. They are the perfect solution for running large quantities of power or data cables overhead or under-floor.  It can be installed in industrial facilities, commercial buildings, or data centres, and it is easily customisable for any specific requirements.

Standard unistrut cable tray is made from pre-galvanized steel and is supplied in 3M lengths.  A variety of sizes are available with widths ranging from 50mm up to 900mm.  And depths range from 15mm known as light duty, to 25mm which is most known as medium duty return flange.  Lastly, the heavy-duty return flange which is 50mm deep.  There is also scope to manufacture bespoke trays to specific requirements.  Unistrut Cable tray is usually pre or hot-dip galvanised – however other finishes, like powder-coating, magnelis and stainless steel, are available.  These finishes are mainly used where more corrosion-resistance is required.

A full range of fittings are available such as tees, intersections, risers and bends to speed up the installation time.  Cable tray divider is for keeping two types of cables separate.  This is generally the case with data cables and power cables which eliminates interference.

Fixing and suspending

There are a few different ways to do this.  Firstly, overhead cable tray hangers.  They can be fixed to a ceiling, then the cable tray fixes to the bracket flange.  Next, there are the stand-off brackets for fixing the tray to the floors, walls & ceilings.  Lastly, there are straight or wrap-over connectors, that connect two pieces of tray.

In summary, whether you’re looking to improve safety, efficiency, or organization within your facility, Unistrut Cable Tray is a solution worth considering. Trust it to keep your cables organized, secure, and easily accessible.

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