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Cable Ties


Mission Statement

The NEMA 5FB.2 Cable Ties Section promotes high value, consistent quality and safe, dependable applications for cable ties and their associated fixing devices that meet the expectations of a wide variety of users.

Section Scope

Includes metallic, nonmetallic and composite cable ties and associated fixing devices within the scope of IEC 62275, trinationally harmonized standard UL 62275/CSA C22.2 No. 62275-10/NMX-J-623-ANCE-2010 and binationally harmonized standard UL 1565/CSA C22.2 No. 18.5.

About NEMA Cable Tie Manufacturers

NEMA member companies comprise the leading global cable tie brands and most experienced cable tie manufacturers in the world. Since the invention of the cable tie in the 1950’s, NEMA manufacturers have kept pace with the latest material and manufacturing technologies to provide a wide range of fastening solutions that address seemingly endless uses for the product. From simple everyday uses to those designed for critical applications, there is a cable tie that will meet your need.

Member manufacturers:    

  • ACT Fastening Solutions
  • Avery Dennison - Fastener Division
  • HellermannTyton
  • Panduit Corporation
  • Thomas & Betts        

Technical Activities

For over thirty years, NEMA cable tie manufacturers have led the development of high industry standards for their products.

  • Through CANENA, Council for Harmonization of Electrotechnical Standards of the Nations in the Americas, NEMA members led the adoption of IEC 62275, Cable ties for electrical installations, as an American National Standard regionally harmonized with Canada and Mexico.
  • The Section has developed practical communications for use as part of a plan to provide important information about the new standard and the most common performance classifications for the products.
  • In cooperation with UL and CSA a plan is in place to facilitate the seamless transition of requirements for cable ties and their fixing devices from the present UL 1565/CSA C22.2 No.18.5 standard to the new trinational standard UL 62275/CSA C22.2 No.62275-10/NMX-J-623-ANCE-2010.

What you need to know about the New North American Standard

The first edition of trinationally harmonized UL 62275/CSA C22.2 No. 62275-10/NMX-J-623-ANCE-2010, Cable ties for electrical installations, was published on February 26, 2010.

The new standard is now in effect but the present requirements for cable ties in UL 1565/CSA C22.2 No.18.5 will not be retired until June 1, 2014. Product certifications by UL, CSA and other accredited certification organizations that are based on UL 1565/CSA C22.2 No.18.5 are still valid until that date.

The easiest way to recognize products evaluated to the new standard will be the marking of specific “Type” classifications (Type 1, 11, 2, 2S, 21, or 21S) and additional required markings identifying more applicable performance classifications and ranges.    

Go here to discover "What You Need to Know Now".

NEW "Type" Classification Guide Available!

Go here to download a copy of a comprehensive NEMA guide on the new cable tie Type classifications.

Standards and Publications

NEMA Publications relevant to cable ties and fixing devices for electrical installations

UL Standards relevant to cable ties and fixing devices (Click on the standard to review the scope of each standard)

UL 1565/CSA C.22 No.18.5, Positioning Devices (a Binational standard for Canada and U.S.)

UL 62275/CSA C22.2 No. 62275-10/NMX-J-623-ANCE-2010, Cable ties for electrical installations (Disponible en español, ANCE-www.ance.org.mx)    

UL Guide Information relevant to the standards

  • Go here for Cable Ties and Fixing Devices - Types 2, 2S, 21, 21S (UL Listed)  
  • Go here for Cable Ties and Fixing Devices - Types 1, 11 (UL Recognized)

Government Relations

Through NEMA, the section develops industry positions on legislative and regulatory initiatives that may affect member products, markets, and customers. NEMA's work has resulted in contributions to public policy development and in promoting competitiveness, technological progress, and public safety. On the Government Affairs homepage members can search for and e-mail federal representatives to convey opinions regarding energy policy or other issues related to the electroindustry.

NEMA Government Affairs provides specific services to its members and information in the areas of Environment, Health & Safety; Energy; and International Trade & Commerce.

Market Economics

NEMA Business Information Services (NEMA/BIS) provides market data to the public as well as to members.

For the public:

Statistics on domestic product shipments are available. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau has been re-packaged to reflect the products within NEMA divisions.

For members:

Through NEMA, member companies are able to develop and implement tailored, industry-specific market and statistical programs that benefit participating companies. Reports may include:

  • Product orders and sales
  • Market forecasting
  • Shipments by trading areas
  • Channels of distribution
  • Financial and operating ratios
  • Wages and benefits
  • Foreign trade

The association also conducts economic analyses on the impact of legislation and regulations on member products, and monitors and reports on key industry market indicators. All programs comply with NEMA statistical confidentiality policies. For more information, please see Business & Economy.

Membership

Membership in NEMA is open to any firm actively engaged in the manufacture in North America of a product within the NEMA scope and for sale in the open market. Membership of foreign firms is subject to product section policies and NEMA Board of Governors approval.

NEMA operates on a fee-for-service basis. Each product section establishes its projects and activities and approves an annual operating budget. A fee is then established using an annual average of net domestic sales of products within the NEMA scope. Visit our Joining NEMA section for more information on membership.

 

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