There are Cable Ties and Then There are Mille-Ties (and Other Types of Releasable Cable ties)

By: CableOrganizer®

When it comes to methods for bundling and organizing cables, cable ties can be one of the simplest and most straightforward products available to you. Cable ties are often an affordable cable management solution because of their cost effectiveness, versatility and ease-of-installation factors. Unfortunately, although they do get the job done, both standard nylon and stainless steel cable ties can present a risk of over-tightening. To many people, over-tightening may not sound like much of a threat, but it can potentially cause damage to cable jackets, as well as the kind of pinching that can inhibit proper data signal transmission in both Cat6 and fiber optic cables.

Fortunately, there is a special breed of cable tie designed specifically to bundle sensitive cables with virtually no risk of over-tightening. These are called releasable cable ties, with the Mille-Tie™ from Millepede™ one of them. Mille-Ties™, another cheap cable management product, are manufactured from a specially patented design, which results in a very strong, yet extremely soft and flexible cable tie. Mille-Ties™ eliminate tightening damage from your cabling installation simply because they will not allow themselves to lock around cables if excessive force is being used to fit them around a given bundle. In addition, the Mille-Tie™ design assures that there are no sharp edges to abrade cable jackets, and that the tie's pressure is evenly distributed.


Outside of treating your valuable cables gently, there is another unique feature: they prevent waste. Unlike standard single-use ties, which need to be cut off when removed, these cable ties are easily removable and reusable. They additionally do not require a locking head…they are able to engage at any point along the length of the tie. After a locked Mille-Tie™ is trimmed, the excess can be used for successive ties, until it runs out.




CableOrganizer® also offers other types of releasable cable ties. The one-piece reusable cable zip ties have locking teeth to make fine adjustments for cable bundle sizes. The HellermannTyton SpeedyTie™ releasable Nylon® cable tie, is a heavy-duty cable tie for use on assembly lines and at construction sites. It has 200-pound tensile strength that can wrap up to two cable bundles. Elastomeric Cable Ties are another cable bundling tool that keeps large bundles secure but allows for changes in installation. Beaded cable ties are adjustable and readjustable. They are constructed with a locking key head, making them useful for cable projects that you know will have cables being removed or added. GripLockTies™ are rubber-lined and work in high-vibration and elevated-temperature environments. They click into place, cushion cables and can be removed with ease.

Shop for our full line of cable ties for all your cable management projects.

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