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Q & A Q&A

Here we answer your Frequently Asked Questions, so that you might better understand what it is we do.

Choosing the Right Shield Tubing


Right now I am using SHNJ Type gaskets, but they are so rigid that I can only use them for straight segments of wire. Do you have anything that offers the same shielding effectiveness that is more flexible?

For the best of both worlds, consider the SHNS Type Shield Tube. To give you a basis for comparison, the SHNJ Type Shield Tube uses a 70μ thick sheet of aluminum foil, which provides a high degree of shielding, but also has the downside of being very hard. The SHNS Type Shield Tube uses a double construction of 10μ thick sheet of aluminum foil + a layer of conductive fabric, which also provides a high degree of shielding, while remaining soft and flexible.

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I want to bundle a bent section of wires.

If you have the luxury of being able to disconnect and reconnect your wiring, the stretchy and highly flexible Sleeve Type Shield Tube is perfect for you. but if you need to bundle your wiring in place without disconnecting, we recommend you try the Snap Type Shield Tube with the relatively easy snap closing mechanism.

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I want to shield 10 meters of wire connecting two pieces of equipment in a factory, but disconnecting and reconnecting the wires would be a nearly impossible job. Do you have some kind of shielding that could conveniently be wrapped around the wires in place.

Here is type of bundling tubing that can be installed in place without disconnect your wiring. Because it uses a Zipper Type closing mechanism, long wires can be bundled all at once using a special tool.

PRODUCTS » Shield Tubing - Zipper Type

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Is it difficult to learn how to use the Zipper Tubing pliers?

No not at all. Once you learn the basics of the Zipper Tubing pliers, bundling even the longest wires will be a cinch!

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The wiring here requires frequent inspection and maintenance. I'd like to use shielding that is designed to be taken on and off.

If what you need is a simple way to bundle wires with the option to have wires that branch off that is easy to install and uninstall, then Snap Type Shield Tube Tube is what you need. but if you need easy installation and uninstallation, while ensuring snug tight closure, then Hook and Loop Fastener Type Shield Hook and Loop Fastener is perfect for you.

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I just want to be able to bundle wires quickly!

Then what you need is our ZipperTubing, that can be used to bundle long wire quickly and efficiently. For use when bundling super long wires 10 meters at a time with Hook and Loop Fastener Type or Snap Type Shield Tube would be just to much work.

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What about closure strength and reliability?

Our Zipper closing mechanism is by far the strongest closing method available. Snap Type and Hook and Loop Fastener Type Shield tube are easy to install without the need for tools, but offer less closure strength.

What length of wire can I bundle?

If you are only working with several dozen centimeters of wire, the Snap / Hook and Loop Fastener Type Shield tube are the easiest to work with, but using Snap / Hook and Loop Fastener Type Shield Tube to bundle several meters of wire would require a great deal of work. ZipperTubing installed with the special ZipperTubing tool (sold separately) is the best method for bundling wires of great length.

What if I need to uninstall and reinstall frequently for maintenance?

Snap / Hook and Loop Fastener Type Shield Tube is perfect for frequent uninstallation and reinstallation because of the lack of need for tools. Hook and Loop Fastener Type Shield Tube will provide a slightly tighter and more snug closure.

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What about flexibility?

If you are looking to bundle and shield wire that are bent, you are probably just as concerned with the flexibility of the shielding material as you are it shielding effectiveness. For shielding, we offer conductive fabric, mesh, and aluminum foil, the former being the softest, and the latter being the hardest. The SHNJ Type uses 70μ thick aluminum foil, which provides the highest shielding available at the cost of being hard and, at times, difficult to manage.

What about shielding effectiveness?

The standard the shielding types, aluminum foil (10μ), braided mesh (dual-layered), and conductive fabric (single-layered) can be thought of as having more or less the same level of shielding effectiveness for most purposes. What is important to keep in mind is that shielding effectiveness correlates to the overall mass of the shielding material. So the thicker SHNF(aluminum foil 20μ) Type, SHNJ (aluminum foil 70μ) Type, or perhaps the three-layer MTFS (aluminum foil 10μ +dual-layer braided mesh+conductive fabric) with offer increasingly more shielding effectiveness.

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