Variable Diameter Sleeve With Easy On, Easy Off Access
GripWrap® is a lightweight, abrasion resistant sleeving with a unique hook sealing system that eliminates spot taping and doesn't require an open end for installation. The sleeving allows easy access for inspection, rework or replacement of components. GripWrap® offers cut-through and abrasion protection, and is easily installed on existing applications restricted by breakouts and large end fittings. It can be used to bundle wire harnesses, and can also be used as an economical alternative to molded channels. The unique GripWrap® system provides a variety of sealing and mounting options to accommodate any harnessing or cable management application.
- Resists UV Damage
- Cut & Abrasion Resistant
- Adjustable Diameter
- Operating Temps: -94°F to 257°F (-70°C to 125°C)
- Halogen Free - RoHS Compliant
- Resists Common Chemicals & Solvents
- FAR 25, FMVSS 302 Approved
- Melt Temp: 482°F/250°C
What Makes GripWrap® Different From Other Braided Sleeving Options?
The variable diameter construction of GripWrap® makes it an ideal solution for tightly harnessing long runs of cable with frequent breakouts, and as a replacement for rigid wall mounted wire conduits. Double wrap over small diameter bundles for additional protection from abrasion and cut-through allow edge overlap for securing medium size bundles while allowing access. Maximumized diameter for covering inline connectors, plugs and splices while providing full protection. It can be configured for use as an alternative to bulky molded channels while providing full coverage and easy access.
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!
Tips for Installing & Terminating Braided Sleeving
How To Determine What Diameter Sleeving You Need
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!
How To Cut Sleeving 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. Watch our video on Using A Hot Knife To Cut Braided Expandable Sleeving.
How To Terminate Sleeving 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 Here.