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What to Know About the ANSI/TIA 568 Standard

Posted by CADDY on Jan 24, 2018 8:02:00 AM

What is the ANSI/TIA-568 Standard Series?

ANSI/TIA 568.0-D for Generic Telecommunications Cabling requires a minimum bend radius of four times the cable diameter for four-pair balanced twisted-pair cable during and after installation. For a typical CAT 6A cable (about ¼” diameter), the bend radius for cable supports such as a J-Hook needs to be at least 1 inch. This standard is meant to ensure quality performance and connectivity, support technological innovation, and provide superior, globally accepted products.

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Topics: Cable Support Systems, Datacom

Four Ways Wire Rope is Better than Metal Strap

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Jan 17, 2018 2:26:18 PM

CHOOSING A SUPPORT SYSTEM:

Wire rope support systems provide many benefits that make them superior to threaded rod, jack chain, and metal strap. Learn more about how wire rope performs better than metal strap.

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Topics: Cable Support Systems, Electrical, Datacom, HVAC

Wire Rope’s Popularity Expected to Continue in 2018

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Jan 5, 2018 10:52:26 AM

MARKET CONDITIONS:

As the construction market remains tremendously competitive, contractors must stay ahead of market trends, embrace new and innovative products, and continuously improve efficiency without compromising quality. As a result, manufacturers like CADDY are preparing for another strong year for wire rope support systems.

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Topics: Cable Support Systems, Electrical, Datacom, HVAC

Three Parts of a Wire Rope Support System

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Nov 29, 2017 7:00:00 AM

SELECTING A WIRE ROPE SUPPORT SYSTEM:

Contractors use wire support systems because they are effective and easy to install. Although many different factors and features make some systems better for different applications, all wire rope support systems are comprised of the same basic components.

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Topics: Cable Support Systems, Electrical, Datacom, HVAC

How Prefab Helps Site Owners

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Nov 15, 2017 1:41:57 PM

Prefabrication offers countless benefits to installers, and many of these advantages are passed on to everyone involved with the project. When installers use prefabrication, it also helps building owners in the following ways:

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical

Four Tasks Not Necessary when Prefabricating Trapeze

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Nov 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Prefabrication can undeniably reduce the amount of time required for installation. However, prefab offers additional ways to make a contractor’s job easier. By moving most work off-site, several timely tasks become unnecessary:

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Prefabrication

Three Benefits Prefabrication Gives to Installers

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Oct 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Prefabrication can greatly reduce the amount of time needed to complete a variety of job site tasks. In particular, it can make an installer's job much easier.

Read on to learn about prefabrication's top three benefits to installers.

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Topics: Electrical, Datacom, HVAC, Plumbing, Mechanical, Prefabrication

Limiting Exposure to Crystalline Silica Dust

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Oct 2, 2017 9:04:08 PM

CRYSTALLINE SILICA

One of the biggest health risks to installers who frequently work with concrete is exposure to crystalline silica dust. Crystalline silica is found in many naturally-occurring minerals and is common in concrete. Although harmless in a set slab, when the set concrete is drilled or cut, the dust flies into the air and can be easily breathed in by a contractor who is not taking proper precautions. An estimated 2 million workers are at risk of negative health effects in the United States alone.

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Topics: Electrical, Fire, Datacom, Plumbing, Mechanical, Prefabrication

The Importance of Wire Rope Packaging

Posted by Adrien Le Roux on Sep 27, 2017 2:40:54 PM

PERKS OF WIRE ROPE SUPPORT SYSTEMS

Installers enjoy using wire rope support systems because they are flexible, adaptable and have a great strength-to-weight ratio. However, in order to enjoy all of the benefits of the system, it is important to select a product that is user friendly.

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Topics: Cable Support Systems, Electrical, Datacom, HVAC

Three Reasons the TSR1220R was Named Product of the Year

Posted by CADDY on Sep 13, 2017 9:50:50 AM

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR:

Called a one-of-a-kind product, the CADDY Telescoping Strut Replacement has been recognized as an award-winning alternative to using strut-based trapeze. EC&M named the CADDY TSR1220R its 2017 Product of the Year platinum award winner for fasteners, hangers and accessories—and the reasons are simple.

This tool-free solution eliminates the need to handle long lengths of strut and cut sections of strut to size. The innovative design also allows contractors to install a trapeze on existing threaded rods without disrupting functioning services. 

The motivation behind its product design? “To help end-users save time and money on the job site,” according to Eric Osborn, CADDY Brand Leader. How does it achieve this? Discover three reasons why the TSR1220R earned its Product of the Year nod:

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Topics: Electrical, Fire, Datacom, HVAC