A cable tray system is used to support insulated electric cables used for power distribution and communication. Cable trays are used as an alternative to open wiring or electrical conduit systems, and are commonly used for cable management in commercial and industrial construction.
Cable trays are a type of building material used to carry wires, cables and conduits safely through a building. Instead of allowing wires to be run throughout the walls and ceiling space unprotected, cable trays allow installers to run these wires in a controlled manner. These trays can carry electrical, telecommunications or security wires, along with any other type of electrical cables required within the building.
Depending on the application, cable trays may be made from steel, aluminum or fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP). The decision on which material to use largely depends on local building code requirements, though budget can also be a factor in this decision. The total volume or electrical load that each tray can carry is determined both by the manufacturer and by local inspectors.
Among all the cable trays, perforated type cable trays are the most used. The importance of the Perforated Type Cable Trays is explained in detail
Perforated Type Cable trays
Indiana designs and manufactures Perforated Type Cable Trays for various industries. The perforated cable trays are made available in different sizes with a variety of materials and finishes.
The perforated cable trays are fabricated / manufactured in mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, FRP, GRP and also can be provided in pre-galvanized steel, hot dip galvanized, enamel painted (delete spaces here) or powder coated
Perforated Type Cable Tray offer an effective way to manage wiring while keeping it accessible, organized and secure. These systems accommodate large number of branch line.
Perforated Type Cable Tray offer an effective way to mange wiring while keeping it accessible, organized and secure. These systems accommodates large no of branch lines and offer high load-bearing capacity. Technician can install one or more dividers to separate power and data lines and organize cabling. For added cabling protection, perforated cable tray can be specified with or without covers. Ventilated louvers can also be specified to facilitate cooling by natural convection while keeping conductors enclosed and protected. Perforated cable tray may be hung using a center rod support, C-hanger, or two hanger trapeze configuration and they can also be wall mounted using brackets.
Perforated Cable Tray
They are especially useful in situations where changes to a wiring system are anticipated, since new cables can be installed by laying them in the tray, instead of pulling them through a pipe.
Many local and national building codes require the use of cable trays in a variety of applications, though specific requirements can vary.