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.
Why Use Braided Sleeving?
We believe sleeving is the best of all worlds when it's time to deal with harnesses, snakes and bundles, and we want to convince you that some type of sleeving will be the perfect balance of economy, ease of use and long term usability for your applications. Unlike other products designed for cable management, expandable sleeving is quick and economical to install on applications of virtually any length. In addition, the reduced weight and volume of sleeving is negligible to the overall diameter and weight of the application. The visual appeal of braided sleeving is an important factor as well. Many companies and individuals the world over use Techflex brand braided sleeving for their wires, tubes, cords, and more. For professional applications, home installations, and even arts and crafts projects, Techflex braided sleeving is your best solution!
Using The F6 Installation Tool
The F6 Split Sleeving Install Tool eliminates the mind-numbing process of applying self wrapping sleeving to long cable bundles. With the Flexo F6 Rapid Install Tool, the process is dramatically sped up, considerably reducing labor costs and work time. The tool is easy to use, and comes in several sizes for different braiding sizes. Simply slide the desired length of cables inside the chamber of the installer, twist closed the barrel of the device, place the desired sleeving onto the nub of the tool, then slide the tool along the length of the application.
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.