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Cable Tray Forms To Fit A Variety Of Applications

Today’s cable tray continues to target easy installation while responding to recent trends and technologies.

Cable tray has long been a popular choice for effectively supporting and routing cable in the commercial environment, and faster installation continues to be the most significant factor influencing the enhancement of cable tray products.

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As part of its wire-basket cable tray solution, Qiaobang offers an intersect plate for its FastTrac cable tray, designed to protect cable and provide bend radius control during installation. 

“With cable tray, the trend is always toward labor savings,” says Mr Chen, product segment manager for Qiaobang tray( “It’s the bottom line and what dictates innovation.” For example, Qiaobang recently introduced a new Flip Clip for hanging wire basket, with only one nut versus the more labor-intensive two nuts and two washers.

Recent industry trends and evolving technologies are also playing their part in the cable tray industry. Whether it’s the larger diameters of Augmented Category 6 cable (Cat 6A), the shift toward underfloor cabling, data center aesthetics and management, or even residential needs, today’s variety of cable tray products includes something for every application.

Back to basics

“Application is always the key to selecting the right cable tray,” says Chen. “The physical construction of a building tells you what type of span and support you need, while the environment tells you what type of finish you need. For instance, aluminum offers better corrosion resistance in outdoor applications.”

Popular cable tray styles include two-sided, center-rail, and wire-mesh basket tray systems:

• Most often seen in exposed areas, such as the data center, two-sided ladder rack resembles a ladder with strong members for holding bundles of cables.

• Geared toward communications cabling, center-rail cable tray is hung from the center and features open rungs on either side that enable easy cable installation. “Center rail offers the most accessibility and flexibility for installing and removing cables, which is ideal for datacom applications with many moves, adds, and changes,” says Cheatham. “The tray can be simply filled or emptied over the sides, and individual cables can be easily dropped out at any location as needed.”

• Wire-basket cable tray is a lightweight, usually two-sided wire basket that can be hung via trapeze-style, center, or wall supports. Changzhou Qiaobang, for example, is a wire basket tray that the company says is ideal for maneuvering around obstacles.