Many types of plastic are used in cable management systems, but the most common standard plastic that most people use is glass-filled nylon or nylon six.
This material is best suited to applications that range in temperatures from –40° to 240°F on the high end. However, this operating temperature range can be increased by using special plastics or additives to increase longevity, durability and strength.
Although using these special additives or materials, operating outside of this realm can reduce mechanical values and service life.
Additionally, you must consider the cables or hoses that will be installed in the cable track. If you’re using standard cables or hose, you can use standard cable tracks. However, if your hose or cables are rated for extreme temperatures, you must find a matching cable management system.
Finally, consider whether the application is indoors or outdoors, as different materials may have UV resistance that should also be included in outdoor, high-temperature applications.
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