Cable trays are components used in the wiring of buildings to support insulated cables and organise them to be hidden from view. They offer an alternative to open wiring or electrical conduit systems and are necessary for cable management in commercial and industrial construction, as well as preventing health and safety hazards such as entanglement and tripping.Cable tray accessories are the fittings, add-ons and supporting components used in conjunction with cable trays. RS offer a great range of high-quality cable tray accessories from industry-leading brands including Legrand, Cablofil International, Schneider Electric, Phoenix Contact and MECATRACTION.
What are cable tray accessories used for?
A functional cable tray system consists of various clamping, supporting, and splicing accessories in order to achieve the best possible system. Other add-ons include plastic nuts, bolts, swift clips, wire baskets, couplers, tees, crosses, and brackets. These fittings are used in conjunction with cable trays to support cables in ventilation holes, assist with directional change of piping systems, and aid cable channelling around obstacles.
What types of cable tray accessories are there?
There are several different types of cable tray accessories, which are available in heavy-duty, medium-duty, or light-duty strengths. The type of table tray used will determine which cable tray accessories can be used to improve your system:Solid-bottom trays provide maximum cable protection. Cutters are required to make enter and exit openings for the cables to be fed through.Ventilated trays have openings in the bottom but may need slots or holes to be punched into the tray to provide access to/for smaller cables.Ladder trays support the cables with a traverse bar and require solid cover fittings to protect the cables from dust, water, and falling objects.Cable Tray Hangers are a special type of cable tray accessory. They are designed to support horizontal runs of tray from overhead structures.A cable tray support is a bracket used to support your cable tray at various points of installation. They are fixed securely to the wall via a supporting flange.