There are many different types of cable tie holders on the market today. Most are designed for use on wooden structures, and they allow for the fastener to screw into the wood or to attach with a strong, pre-applied adhesive.
With industrial types of applications, these types of cable holders are ineffective. Most of the structural material in use will be metal, which creates a problem in fixing the cable tie holder to the surface.
The standard option is to still use a fastener, but that requires a two-step process. First, the base material has to be drilled to allow the insertion of the fastener. Then the holder is put into position and tightened. The process takes minutes per holder, even on straight runs and with experienced crews.
Adhesive won’t work on these surfaces, particularly if they are in environments where there may be high temperatures, low temperatures, vibration or humidity. The adhesive will, over time, simply fail.
The final option to use a standard welding process to weld a metal cable tie holder to the surface. While superior to the two other options, it is still slow and can be difficult in small spaces or on angles and concave or convex surfaces.
The Stud Weld Option
A much better option is to use stud weld system to attach a specially designed cable tie holder. These systems use a standard stud weld system or a specialized system that is highly mobile, agile and allows for welding of the metal holders in any position and in any location.
These systems can use different welding methods as well based on the type of cable holder used. Taking just seconds to install with a permanent weld, these are a permanent option on any weldable metal surface to hold cables in place to prevent abrasion and aid in overall cable management throughout a facility.