M.M. Newman Corporation’s Heli-Tube® spiral cable wrap is protective tubing used to organize cables, hoses, and wires. Spiral cable wrap sizes and materials are designed to meet application requirements large or small in any environment—industrial, manufacturing, automotive, laboratory, medical, aviation, or office networking—wherever power and control systems, and pneumatic or hydraulic lines are present.
Heli-Tube® spiral cable wrap sizes and materials will vary depending on the application requirements. Material choices include PTFE, Nylon, Polyethylene, and Fire Resistant Polyethylene. These materials have a range of properties including fire-resistance, UV-resistance, and resistance to fuels, detergents, and chemicals.
Material choices or spiral wrap cable sizes will be determined by a number of factors, such as whether the spiral wrap is used indoors or outdoors. If the bundle is used indoors it will not need UV-resistance, whereas outside in tough environmental conditions it would, in most instances, require UV-resistance. A UV-resistant black polyethylene spiral wrap not only can be applied for use in direct sunlight, but its properties also resist saltwater, oils, fuels, and detergents. If the cable is exposed to high heat or operating in extreme temperatures, then PTFE should be the choice material to meet the bundling requirements. Whereas, for general purpose bundling requirements, natural polyethylene material would be suitable for organizing cables, hoses, or wires.
M.M. Newman Corporation manufactures the largest range of spiral cable wrap materials, sizes, and colors on the market today. Spiral cable wrap products are UL recognized and RoHS-compliant. Heli-Tube® spiral cable wrap offers complete organization of cables and wires and permits breakouts in any direction.
Here is a brief overview of Heli-Tube® spiral cable wrap materials and sizes.
Heli-Tube® Spiral Cable Wrap Material Selection
Natural polyethylene is an ideal low-cost material. With an operating temperature ranging from -76 F to 190 F, it is highly abrasion resistant and unaffected by most solvents.
For coding or decorative purposes, polyethylene also comes in a variety of colors—red, white, blue, yellow, brown, gray, green, orange and purple, and Day-Glo colors of pink, green, yellow, and orange.
Black polyethylene offers ultraviolet resistance but has the same properties as natural polyethylene. It features a UV absorber for use in direct sunlight over extended periods of time.
There is also fire-resistant white or black colored polyethylene for bundling applications requiring self-extinguishing material. The white and black fire-resistant polyethylene has operating temperature ranges of -4 F to 176 F.
Natural nylon is a ubiquitous synthetic material known for its wear resistance and low frictional properties. It is self-extinguishing and does not produce toxic fumes or byproducts when exposed to flame or high operating temperatures. Because of these properties nylon is recommended for use in enclosed, high-heat environments. Lightweight, durable, and highly abrasion-resistant, nylon performs over a wide temperature range (-40 F to 250 F).
Spiral cable wrap also comes in black nylon for outdoor applications that require ultraviolet resistance.
PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) is an extensively used synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. It has the widest operating temperature of any material meeting application requirements of ranging from -450 F to +500 F. It is UV-resistant, non-flammable, and chemically inert, and available in a wide variety of colors including black.
Heli-Tube® Spiral Cable Wrap Sizes
Natural polyethylene is available in 12 sizes that range from 1/8 of an inch to 1 ½ inch. The nominal inside diameter (I.D.) range is .061 to 1.30.
Polyethylene materials in colors are available in six sizes that range from 1/8 inches to 1 inch. The I.D. range is .061 through .840.
Ultraviolet-resistant black polyethylene is manufactured in twelve sizes. Starting at 1/8 inches and running through 1 ½ inch, it has an I.D. as low as .061 up through an I.D. of 1.30 inches.
Fire-resistant white polyethylene comes in eight sizes. Beginning at 1/8 inches through 1 inch, the spiral cable wrap has an I.D. range of .061 inches to .840 inches.
Fire-resistant black polyethylene is manufactured in six sizes ranging in size from 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with an I.D. range of .061 inches to .840 inches.
Nylon spiral cable wrap sizes run in eight sizes. It ranges from 1/8 inches with an I.D. of .095 inches to 1 inch with an I.D. of .936 inches.
Black nylon is available in nine sizes that range from 1/8 inches to 1 inch, with I.D. range of .095 to .936.
PTFE spiral cable wrap is manufactured in 9 sizes that range from 1/16 inches with a nominal inside diameter of .030 inches to 1 inch with an I.D. of .920 inches.