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Anti-Slip Pads Reduce Cable Weight

Middle Atlantic Products developed the ASP-OWP series anti-slip cable pads as a way to improve cable management and performance in AV applications.

Middle Atlantic Products developed the ASP-OWP series anti-slip cable pads as a way to improve cable management and performance in AV applications, company officials said.

According to the company, when cable is dropped in from the top of racks and enclosures where hook-and-loop or wire tie-type fasteners are used, the weight of the cable creates a significant and often problematic strain on the tie pints, connections points, and horizontal-to-vertical transition points. The ASP-OWP anti-slip pads were designed to remove nearly 40 percent of the cable weight off the tie point, while reducing pull tension where cables are fastened to meet or exceed cable manufacturers' requirements. The pads also eliminate the need to over-tighten the cable fastener to the point where it deforms or "kinks" the cables, the company says.

Featuring a patented high-tack polymer material that provides a permanent high-friction surface, the pads can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth to ensure dust and debris don't affect the tackiness, according to the company.



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