What Is A Perforated Cable Tray?

Perforated cable tray, also knwon as perforated tray, is specially deisgned and engineered to suppot and manage electric or data cables and wires. JLH metal perforated cable tray mainly include gi perforated cable tray and powder coated perforated cable tray. As the reliable genuine factory in China, JLH Electric can manufacture and supply the perforated cable trays of high quality and many different good styles for overseas construction projects, in large quantity, at favorable price. In this article, let us learn more about perforated cable trays from the following aspects and help you make a right decision in the selection.

  • Definition ofperforated cable trays
  • Specifications of Perforated Cable Trays
  • Features of Perforated Cable Trays
  • Usesand Benefits of Perforated Cable Trays

1. What Is a Perforated Cable Tray?

Perforated cable tray includes ladder type perforated cable tray and trunking type perforated cable tray. The perforated cable tray is mostly made of galvanized steel or 304/316 stainless steel, with holes in bottom, rungs , vertical side rails or covers . The styles of such perforated cable trays are designed differently from different manufacturers in different countries. For example, for the same type with same dimensions, the holes’ quantity and styles may be different. Some requires holes only in the bottom, and covers, while the side rails and rungs could be solid, and some requires holes existing in all parts of the trays. While, the prices are different too accordingly.

JLH electric can customize the dimensions and design the holes as our client’s requirements strictly based on clients’ data sheet and drawings, since we possess the advanced laser automatic punching machines that can punch and control precisely the dimensions of the holes and the distance between holes. 

2. Specifications of JLH Perforated Cable Tray

  • Standards

  • JLH electric produce perforated cable trays according to IEC 61537 and NEMA VE 1 standards, or customize the sizes at clients requirements.

  • Specifications or sizes

  • JLH electric provide the following sizes:

       Width: The range is from 50 mm (2 inches) to 900 mm (36 inches).

       Height: between 25 mm (1 inch) to 300 mm (12 inches).

       Length: lengths are from 2.0 meters to 10 meters.

3. What Are Features of Perforated Cable Tray?

3.1 Material and Durability

Materials: the raw materials used for perforated cable trays are usually galvanized steel, aluminum alloy, and 304/316 stainless steel, that is very strong and durable in its performance.JLH electric has strict control procedures in its procurement and quality inspection of the raw materials according to the national and international standards, which can guarantee the quality of their perforated cable trays.

3.2 Corrosion Resistance

The raw materials used for perforated cable trays are usually galvanized or hot dip galvanized metal, or stainless steel, that all has very good anti-corrosive performance to enlarge the life span of perforated cable trays, and meanwhile well protect the cables and wires inside the trays.  

3.3 Design and Structure

Perforations: Many holes or slots are designed in the perforated cable trays, that can allow free air circulation and fantastic heat dissipation inside the cable trays, then decrease the overheat generated during cables working process inside the trays, and provide a good environment where the cables and wires can work at.

3.4 Easy Installation of cables

Since there are many holes in the perforated cable trays, it is very easy to install or fasten the cables to the trays. In this case, the perforated cable trays become more and more popular in recent years, due to its convenience of installation. JLH cable trays were exported to over 20 countries for more than 50 international projects by now.

3.5 Professional Appearance

The perforated cable trays are light and have a nice appearance, which is most important in commercial and industrial fields since it can save freight and unit cost, and more attractive to clients. In this case, perforated cable trays is a good choice for you when you decide to buy steel cable trays.

4. What Is Perforated Cable Tray Used For?

As one of the most important types of cable trays, the perforated cable trays are also used to manage, support and protect power cables, control cables, data cables and wires in various buildings and construction projects. Here Jinheng Electric as one of the largest cable tray manufacturers, is going to introduce the main uses and benefits of perforated cable trays:

4.1 Support and management of cables and wires

Perforated cable trays can effectively support and manage cables and wires, keeping them organized and secure. JLH electric was authorized ISO quality certificate and ISO environment and occupation certificates, that can well guarantee the supply quality of our perforated cable trays.

4.2 Customization and flexibility

Perforated cable trays can be customized to fit specific specifications required in the overseas projects. It is easy to expand, relocate the cables and wires through perforated cable trays, since sometimes the cables need to change or adjust its layout accordingly. JLH electric could be able to provide OEM and ODM service of perforated cable trays to our users to better match with their demands.

4.3 Good Heat Distribution

The ventilation design of the perforated trays provide good heat dissipation. This is very critical in avoiding overheat of the cables inside the cable trays, that can damage the cables and cause disaster. Proper ventilation guarantees that the cables can work in the safe temperature range.

4.4 Ease of Maintenance

It is easy for JLH perforated design to reach the cables for the timely maintenance or replacement purpose once any electrical accident happens, that can prevent the possible risk or accident losses.

4.5 Convenient Installation

Perforated cable trays can be installed in different places, including ceilings, walls, and under floors, From industrial facilities to buildings. The perforated cable trays are also suitable for application underfloor and meet the conditions in underfloor environments, since their structure and metal raw material can support heavy loads, providing reliable cable management solution when the space above ground is limited.

Perforated cable trays can be easily integrated with other support systems, such as brackets, clamps, and hangers due to its perforated structure. JLH electric can supply the matching accessories, such as bends, crosses, tees and the connecting couplers, screws and bolts.

In summary, perforated cable trays are one of the most important cable trays, that well support and manage the cables, with good heat distribution, and easy maintenance, ensuring that cables remain safe, visible, and well-protected. JLH electric can provide or customize the perforated cable trays to meet your project demands. Welcome you contact us freely to start the cooperation with you soon.

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