How Do You Use Cable Tie Mounts?

By: CableOrganizer®

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Cable tie mounts are adhesive-backed or screw-mounted base fixtures that provide anchoring for cable ties. These small, plastic cable tie accessories were created to lace a cable tie through and around a wire harness. It is then secured to one of many types of surfaces. For example, in any residential or commercial building they can be mounted to walls, floors, or ceilings. Adhere them to a desk or table to route office cables. In automotive applications, cable tie mounts can be used in various interior vehicle compartments. Data centers may implement them on racks or shelves. Cables can be mounted to pipes and conduits in construction or industrial environments. During building renovation projects, cable tie mounts may be applied to studs or beams to manage wiring.

These handy mounts are used in cable management to keep wires, cables, cords, pipes, and hoses organized, helping to identify any of them with labels as needed. When cables are secured, they are protected from abrasion, kinks, and other types of damage. This, in turn, extends a cable’s lifespan and electrical integrity. Keeping a cable adhered to a surface reduces the possibility of trip hazards too, in high-traffic areas. Cable tie mounts make cables accessible for maintenance, enabling them to be released quickly and then secured again, without damage to the cables. Keeping them fastened prevents cables from snagging on moving machinery parts. In various environmental conditions, whether excessive moisture, heat or cold, they can help keep mounted cables from being exposed to the elements. These mounts may additionally be utilized for meeting cable management industry standards, for example in data centers. They may simply be used for aesthetics, or in combination with any of the reasons already mentioned, with cable tie mounts helping to maintain a professional and clean appearance for wires.


In the many places where cable ties are used is where one can often position cable tie mounts. They can be placed in an electrical panel to help organize cables, if done to electrical code. Data centers can use these mounts too in many instances, whether it is within cable trays, patch panels, equipment racks, or power distribution units. Telecommunications and network applications may include mounts to organize fiber optic cables or ethernet cables. In home theater systems, cable tie mounts may be used to organize and keep wires hidden. Where there are wires in boats, RVs, and other vehicles, cable tie mounts are sometimes placed to keep cables tidy for lights, speakers, and various other electrical components. Offices are another prime place for cable tie mounts, where communication and computer cables can be secured on desks, floors, and walls, to stay organized and prevent trip hazards. And there are many more ideas, with the possibilities of where to use these organizational tools seemingly endless.


Cable tie mounts should be applied in a strategic manner, for cables to stay organized and streamlined. Whether cable tie mounts are adhesive backed or attached with screws — but especially adhesive backed since removing them may be challenging — it is important to begin with a clean surface, removing dirt, dust, and grease.

If an adhesive-style mount is applied, peel the backing, and then press it evenly and firmly to the surface. When using a screw-mounted variety, ensure an appropriate screw type is used for the application, whether it is one compatible for drywall, wood, or metal. After the mounts are in place, a cable tie should be inserted into each one through the slot or opening, which holds it in the right position. Next, bundle the cables appropriately, threading the cable tie loosely around the grouping. Once it is in place, the cable tie’s loose end should be inserted into the head, then pulled tightly to secure the harness. Excess cable ties can be trimmed with a cable tie cutter or scissors. Bundles can be readjusted and reorganized if needed, with this system making it easy to add or remove cables ties, by simply removing the tie in question from the mount. Wire maintenance is then performed, and the cable tie replaced.

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