Guide To Choosing A Cable Tray

Cable trays are primarily used for cable management when new wiring is required. Professionals also prefer to use cable trays instead of pulling wires through pipes. Besides supporting insulated electric cables, our cable trays can also be used as electrical conduit systems. With our extensive experience, we provide a complete solution for cable management systems – including design, manufacturing, and technical support. Our high-quality cable support systems enable us to provide world-class cable management solutions.

 

Planning stage

engineering and design support

global certification

 

Installation stage

fast and easy delivery through local facilities

latest designs and accessories for easy installation

 

Running stage

harsh and corrosive environment protection

made from stainless steel along with corrosion-resistant finishes

excellent load span classification

low maintenance

 

Our cable trays are used in various sectors:-

 

Commercial

Offices and retail stores

Resorts and hotels 

Stadiums

 

Industrial

Automotive plants

Food processing

Pharmaceutical & manufacturing

 

Oil & Gas

Petrochemical plants

Oil & Gas refineries

Offshore platforms

 

Public sector

Schools and universities

Hospitals and healthcare institutions

Government offices 

 

Infrastructure

Airports

Rail terminals

Tunnels

 

Utilities

Power stations

Water treatment facilities

 

Why Are Cable Trays Being Used? 

 

Pinax cable tray management is available in a variety of finishes such as aluminium or steel. Straight sections are available in a number of lengths and bottom types, as well as a wide range of fittings, covers, and accessories to meet all installation requirements.

 

Enhanced safety

Cable ladders are much safer to install than conduits since energized parts are less likely to be exposed. It is easier to connect the cables in a cable ladder system than to pull the cables through the conduit after termination.

 

Increased adaptability

It is more important than ever for businesses to be flexible – to expand facilities quickly, to introduce new processes or products according to market demand. The flexibility of cable ladders to changing demands and technologies is a significant benefit. Cables can enter or exit the ladder at any point, making modifications, redesigns, or expansions a simple task. There is no need to replace the entire system, ensuring minimal disruption to site activity.

 

Reduced costs

With Pinax cable ladders, cost savings can be realized by lowering installation, engineering, and maintenance costs, reducing the need to reconfigure whenever requirements change, and also reducing downtime. Environmental problems can be reduced as well, since power loss to essential equipment results in fewer environmental problems.

 

Low maintenance

Cable ladder wiring systems need less maintenance than conduit systems. In case of routine servicing, it tends to be easier, less labour intensive and takes less time to complete.

 

First-class support

With straight sections, fittings, covers, etc., Pinax provides complete, versatile cable management solutions for all kinds of buildings and environments.

 

Components Of A Cable Tray 

 

Straight section and Fittings

The sections are prefabricated from steel or aluminum and are connected by transverse rungs. All installation options are available in a range of materials, lengths, and bottom types. The section is supplied complete with splice plates so it can be connected to other sections, fittings, etc. Cable ladder fittings include bends, reducers, tees, wyes, and crosses that change a cable ladder’s direction, elevation, or size based on building design/cable run limitations. We offer two distinct aluminum cable ladder systems: H-style and U-style. The two systems can be used interchangeably.

With straight sections and fittings, cable ladder installations can follow existing or planned cable runs for new projects or existing buildings.

 

Covers

Depending on the material and width of the cable ladder, covers are available to provide mechanical protection and should be installed where falling objects may damage cable runs or where pedestrians or vehicles may access the ladders. You can choose from solid, ventilated, or peaked roof styles.

 

Accessories

Straight sections and fittings can be supplemented with a wide variety of accessories and supports, including drop-outs, hold-down clamps, splice plates, and barrier strips. Suitable for straight sections and fittings, barrier strips can be adjusted from side to side.

 

Things To Consider While Selecting A Cable Tray

 

  1. Weight of the installation – It affects the cost of the support structure and the ease of installation.

 

  1. The corrosion resistance of the material is one of the most important selection criteria. 

Cable ladder materials may react differently in different conditions. 

 

For instance, certain grades of stainless steel, may be resistant to salt water at high flow rates yet display some corrosion chipping in standing salt water. Several factors affect the corrosion resistance of a cable ladder system in a particular application, which can only be quantified by the designer.

 

  1. Melting point and flammability classification – If specified performance criteria are not met, local building rules may prohibit the usage of a certain product.

 

  1. Thermal expansion must also be considered over a large cable run, especially in places with high temperature variations. If the temperature difference is 25°F or more, expansion connections may be necessary.

 

  1. The relative cost fluctuates greatly, including material prices that fluctuate in tandem with the commodities index. Stainless steel pricing, for example, can vary dramatically depending on market fluctuations.