The Fox: Tough Single-Channel Cable Protection Without the Flip-Top Lids

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s not sly or sexy, so I’m not sure why they call it the Fox™, but you have to admit – this cord cover has a simple, straightforward design that just has a certain appeal. What makes the Fox different from other medium to heavy duty cable protectors? As I was reminded as I traipsed over an endless sea of cord covers at a local Fall festival a few days ago, the first obvious difference is that they don’t have the standard hinged, flip-open tops of most other rugged cable protectors on the market. And secondly, they don’t have the “easy-to-kick-out-of-place-if-it’s-not-actively-anchored-down” dropover design that’s characteristic of many medium capacity cord covers. It like a perfect best-of-both-worlds hybrid of the two. Let me tell you what I mean.

The Fox cable protector has a heavy duty polyurethane body that encloses cables all around and sits firmly on the ground, just like a high-capacity cord cover. But on the other hand, its interior is made up of a single, unsegmented channel, and it’s incredible simple to load, just like most medium-capacity cord covers. Mix those seemingly opposing attributes together, and you get a cable cover that can withstand just over 10 tons (per axle) of vehicle run-over weight and some pretty heavy pedestrian traffic, but is as easy to use as running your hoses and cables through the narrow, flexible open channel along the top.

Flexible, open channel? Of course – how else did you think you were going to get your cables in if there are no hinged lids? The Fox’s cable entry point is a narrow lengthwise channel with flexible sides that let you easily push in or pull out cabtles without the need to open and close covers – it’s really pretty cool, and a perfect solution if you don’t need multiple channels to keep several different cables separate along their path.

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FastLane™ Drop Over Cable Protector

April 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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fastlane-dropover-protectorsWhen are people going to start watching where they step? Thanks to human nature, probably never; and nowhere is this more true than in busy, distracting environments like shopping malls and trade shows. Don’t let your power and data cables suffer just because others can’t avoid trampling them – keep your connections strong and cables intact by covering them up with FastLane Drop Over Cable Protectors.

FastLanes are like a happy medium between the flexible cord covers you’d use at home or in a small office, and the type of heavy duty polyurethane cable protectors that are often found in industrial settings and at jobsites. They offer the ruggedness you need to protect cables against brisk foot traffic, but they don’t entail the investment of heavy duty cable protectors, which you really only need to shell out for in situations involving vehicular traffic.

Like heavy-duty cord covers, FastLane™ cable protectors are molded from tough polyurethane, but they have a lightweight, scaled-down design that works by simply being set down over cables. The come in joinable 3-foot sections, so you can use one to span a narrow walkway, or connect multiples to cover just about any length of cable you need to. And when connected, they stay together really well, thanks to the heavy duty L-shape connectors that lock them end-to-end.

Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, people usually don’t watch where they’re going, and just as this can cause them to trample over objects on the ground (like cables), it can also lead to trip and fall accidents. In addition to protecting cords that you have running across your floor, the FastLane™ can also prevent pedestrians from tripping and hurting themselves – it’s equipped with molded-in safety warnings, as well as a high-traction surface tread that helps improve footing.

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