Wiring Harness News Jul-Aug 2022 - Page 29


DMC ’ s LaceLok ® Cable Lacing Fasteners


Daniels Manufacturing Corporation ® ( DMC ) is proud to introduce Lace- Lok ® Cable Lacing Fasteners . This revolutionary product is an entirely new way to provide secondary support for wire harnesses .

For more than 50 years , hand tied lace or plastic cable ties have been the only options for wire harness secondary support . These methods have serious ergonomic , safety , and inconsistency issues . Hand tied lace often causes fatigue and injury due to the repetitive motion required . Hand tied lace can also be applied inconsistently from operator to operator , or even from the beginning of the shift to the end of the shift due to operator fatigue . Plastic cable ties often cause safety hazards due to the sharp edges that can occur on the cut end of the cable tie . Plastic cable ties are also prone to loosening over time resulting in additional stress on the wire harness . For these and other reasons , plastic cable ties are restricted for use per AS50881 and NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1 .
LaceLok ® combines the ease of cable ties with the abrasion and chemical resistance of lacing tape . The Lace- Lok ® system consists of Cable Lacing Fasteners ( CLF ) and the LaceLok ® Installation Tool . The CLF is constructed with the same Nomex ® lacing tape used in hand tied lace . The Nomex ® lace is attached with aramid fiber to an ultra-high temperature thermoplastic fastener head to create the CLF . The CLF can withstand extreme
temperatures from -65 ° C to 260 ° C and are resistant to hydraulic fluid , jet fuel , lubricating oil , and isopropyl alcohol . CLF comes in a variety of lengths from 6 inches to 24 inches long and can be wrapped multiple times to provide tensile strengths of 55lbs to 165lbs .
Using LaceLok ® is simple and ergonomic . The user wraps the CLF around the bundle and then through the CLF head . The end of the tape is loaded into the LaceLok ® Installation Tool . The operator squeezes the trigger and the tool automatically tightens and cuts the end of the CLF . The innovative LaceLok ® Installation Tool automatically applies the correct amount of tension every time making results consistent and repeatable and therefore eliminating the risk of over or under tensioning wire bundles .
The LaceLok ® system is available for purchase , approved for use per NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1 and is pending qualification under the MIL-DTL- 32554B and MIL-DTL-32555A . For more information visit DMC ’ s website at dmctools . com / products / lacelok /.
About Daniels Manufacturing Corporation
For over seven decades , Daniels Manufacturing Corporation ® ( DMC ) has been recognized as the leading manufacturer of Mil Spec qualified crimp tooling for aerospace and other high-reliability electrical systems . For more information , visit www . DMCtools . com or follow DMC on Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn or YouTube .

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