The Ultra-Lok® band-and-buckle clamping system, distributed locally by Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa, has been used to prevent cable theft at a major synfuel producer in Mpumalanga.
This is a flagship client for Banding & ID Solutions Africa, which has also supplied ancillary consumables such as Band-It Ultra-lok stainless steel bands and buckles, in addition to three battery operated Ultra-Lok® UL4000 installation tools.
The UL4000 is designed for consistent repeatable tensioning, and is suitable for use on 19 mm clamps, 12 mm bands, and preformed clamps. The adjustable speed and torque enables the clamps to be applied four times faster than conventional clamps, while forming a lock under full tension.
“We have been supplying the Ultra-Lok® band-and-buckle clamping system to this major client since August 2016. To date, the system has been used to strap about 20 km of cable,” Banding & ID Solutions Sales Representative Matthew Campbell reveals.
The Ultra-Lok® system allows the synfuel producer to separate its cable bundles, strapping each cable individually, which is a major deterrent to cable thieves.
The Band-It stainless steel strapping features fully-rounded, smooth edges for safe and easy installation. The band-and-buckle system can be formed to suit any diameter, with applications including insulation fixing, cable bundling, and sign erection.
The strapping is available in 0.76-mm-thick Grade 201 ¼ hardened stainless steel, and in 12.7 mm and 19.7 mm widths. It is packed in pre-cut lengths in cardboard boxes or dispensers for added convenience. Application is by means of the UL4000 or UL9010 application tool.