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Jacket On, Jacket off and Polymer Coats

It goes without saying: The strongest people in the world wears jackets. You cannot image soldiers, firemen or welders doing their jobs without their uniforms. Now image stainless steel banding and cable ties which are used in the roughest oil rigs to the deepest submarines. These environments demonstrate that as strong as the metal is, stainless steel is not invincible. This is why some banding should have plastic jackets (polymer coating)

The big 3 reasons for protection:

A polymer coating is useful for three main reasons:
⦁    Provides extra corrosion protection for banding or cable tie
⦁    Guards against galvanic corrosion
⦁    Acts as a cushion layer between hard stainless steel and softer paint or cable jacket

Provides extra corrosion protection

Image a strong man wearing a strong jumpsuit. You can really count on him to get the job done. When it comes to banding, the polymer coat is used to keep salt water off of the surface of the stainless steel. This means the tie or banding can live a longer life.

Galvanic Corrosion

Image result for galvanic corrosionGalvanic corrosion is an accelerated type of corrosion that occurs when two electrically dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of a conductive medium, for example salt water. Imagine two enemies being put in the same room together and to make things worse. Both people will begin to deteriorate and now when you add in alcohol, their meltdown is accelerated and inevitable.
One way to prevent galvanic corrosion is to put a non-conductive (insulating) layer between the two metals to prevent direct contact. The polymer layer on coated stainless steel banding or coated stainless steel cable ties provides the insulating layer.

Cushion layer

Stainless steel banding and cable ties are strong and hard. Some objects fastened by cable ties have softer surfaces than stainless steel, for example cable jackets or any painted object. In the presence of vibration or pitching & rolling there is a risk of deterioration of the softer surface due to abrasion.

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Invisible in Public- Stainless Steel Cable Ties

You have probably heard of the expression: “you are never more than 5 meters away from a spider”. Although we cannot say the same for our products, stainless steel cable ties and banding are definitely all around us. They are as essential as nuts and bolts- think about them as publicly invisible heroes like volunteer cross guards or community workers. Stainless steel cable ties are used in outdoor, underground, and undersea environments. This is due to the metal’s ability to withstand:

  • corrosion
  • vibration
  • extreme temperature changes
  • exposure to sunlight.

Here are some of the many applications stainless steel cable ties and strapping has. This way, you can identify it for making sales, working with engineers or just to tell at parties (we do not suggest it)

Shocking Applications

Telecommunication and electric companies have utility poles placed throughout their areas of operation. Being outside all day and night means that they are subjected to all that nature has to offer. (from scorching summers to the coldest winter nights to the wind and rain…) The maintenance itself is a major reason why companies keep stainless steel banding and cable ties stocked up. It is important for all of the equipment to be documented, recorded, and inventoried.

How do they do it?

A simple numbering system is utilized to keep track of the equipment and the pole locations.  To implement the system, numbers are attached to the poles. Normally, if the pole is wooden, aluminum numbers can be simply nailed onto the pole. However, drilling into a metal or concrete pole damages the pole’s weather proofing, and invites rust. Instead of drilling and causing potential damage to the pole, stainless steel cable ties are used to attach the numbers.

Our 55 inch cable ties are long enough to securely wrap around just about any pole. Most poles are typically 8-10 inches in diameter, but our ties will fit around even a 15 inch pole.

Our rollerball cable ties are known for their ease of use. Clasping mechanisms are part of the cable tie design. There’s no need to attach a separate band or buckle. Using a CT3 tool to tighten the tie allows for one-handed operation. The combination of the lightweight tool with the all-in-one tie design allows this work to be done by both injured workers, and temporary seasonal employees because minimal training is required.

Our stainless steel cable ties are will not rust, break or degrade in sunlight.  In fact, you can probably count on them to last longer than the poles themselves

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Type 304, 201 and 316 Stainless Steel Banding: Importance and differentiation

They say don’t judge a book by its cover but we say don’t judge stainless steel by its name. You would think that stainless steel never stains but you would be wrong; especially if you are using them in an industrial setting. Like other metals, it is susceptible to grease, markings and eventually rust. Stainless steel banding is no exception

Making the Grade

Now, when you factor in grades of stainless steel this makes the material harder to understand. Because stainless steel is used for some many applications, it is engineered to adapt to each situation. The mixture of elements they mix inside the stainless steel is categorized by grade. Each grade is best suited to a particular purpose.

When it comes to stainless steel banding, the three most commonly used grades are: Type 304, type 201 and type 316. Here’s each description to help you understand which one is best for your application.

Type 201

This is Band-N-Go’s most commonly used type of stainless steel banding which is harder and stronger. It is a North American grade developed at a time when world nickel prices were very high. As a solution to these high prices, type 201 was created with reduced nickel (Ni) and a higher level of manganese (Mn) in its composition. Type 201 is specified by some municipalities and utilities initially for lower cost, but also now for its higher strength. Type 201 stainless steel is most often used for attaching signs and electrical fixtures to utility poles, clamping fittings to large diameter hoses and bundling cables and hoses.

Type 304

Type 304 is a general-purpose stainless steel, most commonly used around the world. If you have any stainless steel appliances (or faucets) it is probably made from type 304. Type 304 stainless steel is widely used in the sign and electrical industries to name a few. From our experience: Some of the most common uses are strapping insulation jacketing to pipes and tanks; fixing lightweight signs and advertising materials to columns or posts. In the pipelines, type 304 stainless steel banding is used to strap heat tracer cables to pipelines to prevent freezing.

Type 316

Type 316 was developed for added corrosion resistance. It generally has a slightly higher nickel content, but is distinguished by the addition of molybdenum (Mb). This Type of stainless steel is specified and used in marine environments; e.g. ocean going ships and oil and gas drilling platforms. From our experience, it’s typically used to fix cables to cable trays or columns and bundling cables or hoses. Type 316 banding is very common along coastlines (for signs or decorations), or in refrigeration applications.

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Stainless Steel “FAB Strap” / “Preformed Clamps”

BAND-N-GO Inc. now makes Stainless Steel FAB Strap or as some people like to call it Preformed Clamps.

FAB Strap is used to hold heat tracer cable in place or to attach Insulating jackets.

There are many benefits to having FAB Strap pre made by BAND-N-GO Inc.

1) saves on material cost.

2) installations go much , much faster.

3) reduces a great deal of labor time.

4) reduces your cost and increases your profitability.

5) happier employees, when work at heights, in rough cold/hot or  wet conditions.

6) Productivity goes way up and the job is completed sooner.

7) The job will look much better and more professional.

Contact us at BAND-N-GO Inc. and let us provide you with a free cost/benefit analysis.


Stainless Steel Cable Ties Types and Uses

There are several different types of stainless steel cable ties that have a variety of uses and that respond well to varied environments.

The two most common types of stainless steel cable ties are the roller ball and ladder style. They are available in both coated and uncoated format.  The roller ball tie has a small metal ball that presses down on the tie as it is pulled through a tapered enclosure.  The ladder style tie uses a tooth in clasp that catches in perforations in the tie.

Both types, roller ball and ladder style cable ties can be used effectively in harsh environments, under demanding conditions. These ties can withstand exposure to extreme temperatures, UV light, radiation, vibration, chemicals, fuels and lubricants and salt water. Due to there  reliability, convenience and versatility stainless steel cable ties are ideal for use in industry. Stainless steel cable ties provide a secure fastening system with years of longevity and no maintenance.

They can be used effectively for bundling wire and cable and attaching control or communication wires to masts.  They can be used to  attach heat tracer cables to pipes. They can also be used to secure safety screening to bridges and fastening labels to poles and conduits.

With so many varied and effective uses, both roller ball and ladder style stainless steel cable ties are highly recommended for use in the marine and petro chemical industries. They are also recommended for food processing, mining, oil and gas, forestry, construction, health services, electrical utilities and signage industries.

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My biggest distributor started to do business with me because I helped them with a bit of information. We were all sitting in the office and I was trying to explain my products to them. They all listened carefully and seemed  interested, but all of a sudden we had gone off topic. One of the mangers starting discussing sourcing, of a certain product and asked me, if I new were to obtain it.

I knew the source of were to obtain the product and told them. I did not know it at the time, but my information helped them land a substantial tender.

Later, (about a week) they told me that it was my info that helped them, seal the deal. Next I received,  a Purchase Order for my products. We have being doing business, ever since.

Offshore Oil Rigs and Ocean Vessel should use Stainless Steel 316 Coated

Both Offshore Oil Rigs and Ocean Vessels, should use grade 316 Coated Stainless Steel Cable Ties. They both work, in harsh environments, salt water, heat, cold and direct sunlight in some cases. On Oil Rigs, Stainless Stainless Steel Cable Ties are even installed sub sea. When on the platform, they end up being in direct sun light all day, while suffering, threw the cold of night. On board ships they are installed in the deepest parts of the vessel and not checked for years, or unless there is a problem in the area. We at BAND-N-GO Inc. recommend our grade 316 coated stainless steel cable ties because of the following.

  • No water absorption
  • Non-Flammable
  • Coated, temp range: -112°F  (-80°C) to 302°F  (150°C)
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Excellent UV resistance
  • Radiation resistance: 2 x 108 rads
  • excellent for highly corrosive enviroments
  • No sharp edges, protects insulation and wiring bundle
  • Self locking mechanism speeds installation
  • our grade 316 coated roller ball cable tie can be used in virtually all indoor, outdoor, underground (including direct burial applications) and sub sea.
  • Non toxic, halogen-free
  • DNV approved
  • ABS approved
  • Lloyd’s Register approved
  • UL RoHs approved
  • UL Listed approved
  • They are a proven product

Our Coated Stainless Steel Cable Ties, come in various Lengths and Tensile Strength.

Our competitors, cannot keep up. we are the experts and we do have the widest range available.

Information for our customers.

We will, if requested by you, provide any information we can, absolutely FREE.  Even if you decide, not to purchase from us. We will be happy to help you, because, we know that one day, you will want to become our customer. Because,we do have the best products at reasonable prices and we do offer, the best service!

Roller Ball Cable Tie 100 lbs standard grade 316 Coated

Length shortest 4 ” to longest 55″ (over 55″ by special request and quote)

Roller Ball Cable Tie 250 lbs. grade 316 Coated Heavy Duty

Length shortest 8 ” to longest 55 ” (over 55″ by special request and quote)

Roller Ball Cable Tie450 lbs.  grade 316 Coated Heavy Duty

Length shortest 8 ” to longest 39 ” (over 39 ” by special request and Quote)

Roller Ball Cable Tie 800 lbs. grade 316 Coated Heavy Duty

Length shortest 18 ” to longest 30″

Our Coated Stainless Steel grade 316 cable Ties are also available in ladder tie and releasable styles.

When you need approved grade 316 Coated Stainless Steel Cable Ties come check us out. We have the world class products. (in stock and can ship now)

Note: Does not happen often, but if for some strange reason, we do not have the length you need in stock. We will give you the next size up at the same price, so as not to delay your job. When you do business with BAND-N-GO Inc. You are doing business with the best.

We help you, not just to be good,  but to be the expert in stainless steel cable ties. (both coated and uncoated)


Sign, Electrical, Security Companies need the “Rudy Clamp”

WHY? because it really does get expensive, for companies that use stainless steel banding to invest in banding, buckles and tools, when they may only use them 10 times a year. The solution is the “Rudy “Clamp. You only need to invest in the 1/2″ stainless steel coil and purchase the required amount of “Rudy” Clamps. When you have the SS banding and the “Rudy” Clamp you can make a clamp, as small as 1 ft. in diameter to as large as 100 ft. in diameter or more. (the largest length of your SS coil).

So lets look at the Sign Industry – Small sign shop makes a sign and his customer wants him to attach it to a light standard. He cannot screw the sign to the light standard as this violates the electrical codes. Solution uses the ‘Rudy” Clamp with the stainless steel banding. This will not damage the light standard and will hold his sign in place for many years. Also the sign manufacturer did not have to purchase any special tools. All he need to install the “Rudy” Clamp was a pare of tin snips and a Robertson screwdriver. Sign maker sells the banding and the “RUDY” Clamp, with the sign job. Makes a profit on both and when he installs the job he does not need to call in a special installer also saving money. (Please visit our web site and watch the YOU TUBE video “RUDY” Clamp.

Now lets look at the Electrical Industry. Electrician needs to install a disconnect box to a light standard or a concrete pillar, BUT! they are not allowed to screw into the standard or the pillar. What most electricians do,is obtain “U” channel and threaded rod. They first have to cut the “U” channel to length (2 pieces) then they have to cut the threaded rod (2 pieces) assemble the “U” channel with the threaded rods using 4 nuts. Then attach the disconnect box. After doing all of this, it has probably cost them wear and tear on their equipment, cost of “U” channel, threaded rods and nuts. But most of all about 30 to 45 minutes worth of labor. As well a lost production while accomplishing this work. Using the “RUDY” Clamp with the SS banding they could have accomplished this in about 10 minutes or less. (costs go down, production goes up and NO damages to anything).

How about the Security Company. They need to hang security cameras on pillar inside buildings or under bridges or attached to light standards. They basically use the same system as electricians. The “RUDY Clamp, will speed up the installation, will not scratch or harm the pillars in the offices. They can accomplish this without using special banding tools. (keeps cost down, easy to install and improves margins)

You can see the “Rudy” Clamp on our YOU Tube video located on our web site or call BAND-N-GO Inc. We will provide free information to help you become more productive.

Prevent SS Cable Ties from Cutting Cable Jackets

CT5 installation

By using the CT-5 Manual Tool with Tension Adjustment and cutter you can prevent the accidental cutting of a cable jacket. The CT-5 automatically cuts to the desired tension you preset. It is also small enough to allow you easy access into tight spots. When you want a cable tie to last for years and you do not want to harm the cable jacket, We recommend our Stainless Steel Roller cable tie with the CT-5

Ever need this kind of info? Re: Stainless Steel

Why and when should I use stainless steel banding?

Why and when should I use stainless steel cable ties?

Why should I use a coated stainless steel cable tie and why use coated banding?

Why use grade 201, 304 or 316 stainless ?

What tensile strength should I use?

Why should there be traceability?

What kind of warranty will I get?

If you have to find answers to these questions, We are here to help you!

Free – NO Charge and you do not have to buy from us. We will give you the answers you need, to make your job easier. When you contact us via; in person, phone, e-mail, fax or even snail mail. My staff will endeavor, to provide you, with all the information, you may need to make an informed buying decision. Should you need to write up a specification sheet. We will give you the information you need, to make it accurate and complete.

We at BAND-N-GO Inc. know stainless steel. We are experts in the field. we will assist you, if you give us a chance.


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