What is a Cable Clamp - Cable Clamp Definition, Functions, Types and Working Principle | Diecasting-mould

Cables appear everywhere in the high-tech age, they are running between various electrical appliances and equipment, charger cables are also widely used because of the development of mobile devices such as smartphones. To ensure the cables realize their functions better, the use of cable clamps is critical to keep a number of cables in order and organized. In this article, follow us to get a basic understanding of electrical cable clamps, if you are requiring custom cable clips, die casting services at Junying can provide low/high volume quality die-cast cable clamps according to your requirements. 

What is a Cable Clamp?

Cable clamps, also known as cable clips, are a type of mechanical device designed to secure cables when installed at intervals along the length of cables, it defines a route for one or more cables along the building wall or within electrical enclosures, in order to restrict the cable movement, support and retain the cables, and offer resistance to electromechanical forces, so the cable clamps are commonly used in cable and electrical installation to ensure the installation is correct, then reduce the risk of damage and safety. Electrical cable clamps can be fabricated in different sizes and specifications using casting aluminum alloys. A wide range of surface finishes can be selected, such as zinc plating, tin plating, etc.

What are Cable Clamps Used for? - Functions & Advantages of Cable Clamps

Nowadays, different cables are applied in almost all of the buildings, whether the household, commercial or industrial applications, such as computers, speakers, video players, tablet PCs, laptops, telephones, printer stations, CNC machines, and other devices or controls. Why cable clip clamps are required? They can not only assist the installation but also provide big benefits. 

– Well-planned cable path ensure technicians can trace the cables easily and find the problems

– Support and fix the cable, prevent excessive movement, enable the circuit to be restored

– Eliminates the possibility of random inductive coupling and resulting interference problems

– Reduce the risk of damage from shock, stress, vibrations, and other activities

– Prevent cable from becoming the source of obstruction or danger

– Provide restraint and protection for electric power generated during short circuit fault or ground fault

– Reduce the mechanical load the cable and cable termination may be exposed to

– Helps a neat and orderly installation, impart a sense of order and professionalism

How Do Cable Clamps Work?

The cable clamp is typically composed of a clamp body, a spring, a pin shaft, a switch pin, etc. Custom cable clips such as circular connector clamp and straight cable clamp may come in different shapes and constructions, the cable clamp can be designed based on the desired function. A cable clamp should contain a mechanism to gather cables together, and another part for holding the entire cable clip, along with the gathered cables against a single spot on a surface.

Types of Electrical Cable Clamps

– Terminal connector: Fittings for connecting wires to terminals of electrical equipment to transfer electrical loads.

– Parallel groove clamp: Contact fittings with parallel connecting wires to transfer electrical load.

– Tension clamp: Clamp for hanging conductor to tension insulator string or tower and bearing conductor tension.

– Suspension clamp: Fittings for suspension conductor to suspension insulator string.

– Self-aligning clamps: designed with rounded edges to reduce the wear of cables.

– Hinged locking clamps: a hinged design that locks in place while providing tension relief from the wires.

– Compression cable clamps: also operate on a hinge, but allow for the addition and removal of cables over time.