Optional : Rounding
Rounding the spooled sleeving opens it up and “sets” it so that it remains open along the entire length. The sleeving retains all of its original properties, and installation is even easier for long runs of wire or cable.
NOTICE: Longer lengths of product may lose some of its shape when applied to or shipped on a spool. Adding the rounded option may increase the processing time of your order by up to 48 hours.
Optional : Splice Free Spooling
Some splices are normal during the braiding process. Usually, not more than one or two splices will be on any given spool. Ordering splice-free spools guarantees the maximum continuous yield on your spools. This option is suggested when ordering large lengths of sleeving or for important and precise projects.
Cutting with a Hot Knife
To ensure a frayless, professional end on any installation, it is recommended that expandable braided sleeving be cut with a hot knife, rope cutter, or similar tool. We offer a wide variety of Hot Knives for different applications, including handheld knives, table knives, and replacement blades. You can find a guide to properly using a hot knife for the cutting of braided sleeving at Wirecare.com's Learning Center.
Terminating with Heatshrink Tubing
Heatshrink Tubing is the ideal way to create a tight, professional finish on any wire, hose or cable management project. Once shrunk, the tubing will hold its reduced state, even at elevated temperatures. This application can be used to protect, color code, brand, or secure ends or sections of braided sleeving. A Heat Gun is required to properly apply heatshrink tubing. You can find a guide to the proper technique for working with heatshrink tubing at Wirecare.com's Learning Center.
Installing with the Rapid Installer Tool
The Rapid Sleeving Install Tool eliminates the mind-numbing process of applying expandable sleeving to a cable bundle. With the Flexo Sleeving Rapid Install Tool, the process is dramatically speeded up, considerably reducing labor costs. The system is simple to set up and interchangeable components accommodate diameters up to 2". Simply slide the desired length of sleeving over the properly sized pipe, and insert the desired wires or cables. The machine will quickly unravel the sleeving over the application and give it a smooth finish.