When your application calls for more protection than the standard Flexo® PET 10 mil sleeving provides, 15 mil Flexo® Heavy Wall is the ideal solution. Heavy Wall is commonly used in industrial and marine applications where extreme abrasion protection is critical. The durability of Heavy Wall makes it ideal for protecting hoses and cables that have to withstand constant contact with rough and abrasive surfaces. Heavy Wall is the perfect solution for use on chains and cables to protect painted or laminated surfaces from scuffing and wear. This product is halogen free and fully RoHS compliant.
Heavy Duty Braided sleeving is ideal for use in applications where protecting wires & hoses from abrasion damage is a primary concern. These sleeving products are designed to endure high abrasion environments where flying debris & dragging along abrasive surfaces are common. These products also provide protection again dirt & grime. Heavy duty braided sleeving is designed to withstand exposure to the elements and can provide protection against UV rays, moisture, and other environmental factors, making it a good choice for outdoor applications. Some common industries that require the extra protection of heavy duty sleeving include: Marine, Mining, Construction, Agriculture, Automotive, & more.
Bundle the cords that you’ll be covering and measure the diameter of the bundle. If you want a snug fit, choose a braided sleeving option with a slightly smaller diameter than that of your cables. If you want a loose and flexible fit, choose a braided sleeving option with a diameter that is equal to or slightly larger than that of your cables. Keep in mind that braided sleeving loses 2% to 3% of its length when it expands. Be sure to plan accordingly!
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. Watch our video on Using A Hot Knife To Cut Braided Expandable Sleeving.
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 Here.