Use Case: Wire protection for racks & enclosures in vertically integrated critical power/climate solutions
Client: A major OEM/integrator with critical power, thermal management, racks & enclosures expertise
Solution: Spring-Fast ® BT Series Grommet Edging — BT1-0025-ER02
- To ensure the performance of its integrated rack solutions that combined PDU’s, UPS’s, inverters, switches, multiplexes etc., our client required UL94V-0 compliance as well as abrasion protection for all the cables that had an ingress to, and egress from the units in order to prevent loss of functionality.
- Other solutions like standard nylon grommets were evaluated but were rejected for several reasons:
- They did not meet the required flammability UL94 V-0 standard as they are designed and manufactured using non-UL compliant polyethylene thermoplastic materials.
- The product form did not meet their desired conformance requirements. Nylon often suffered from coil set and could dis-bond from the edge it was meant to protect.
- The use of glues or PSA strips to offset coil set could also lead to dis-bonding- even at room temperature – which could threaten the efficacy and performance of their integrated solution.
- Create the rack integration with Spring-Fast BT Series Grommet Edging which solved the problems quickly and easily
- The BT series has a steel substrate encapsulated with fusion bonded nylon for superior abrasion resistance, conformance and a polymer cushion for greater wire and cable protection.
- UL94 V-0 flammability compliant
- Fast easy application with simple finger pressure without PSA’s or applied adhesives
- Strong edge retention – tested to aerospace standards for mechanical shock and vibration.
- Spring-Fast is a high performance, conformable, low profile grommet that dovetails with the desired brand aesthetic.
- Solved the problems-abrasion protection, UL94 V-0 and the desired form factor
- Saved ~49% of total installation costs
- Increased the specific task productivity by 9.5x (far faster with fewer steps)
- Best in class performance.
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