A cable tie( also known as a wire tie, hose affiliation, steggel tie, vaporize strap or zip tie, and by the brand names Ty-Rap and Panduit strap) is a type of fastener, for holding items together, chiefly electrical cables or wires. Because of their low cost and ease of use, cable ties are ubiquitous, seeing use in a wide range of other applications. Stainless steel versions, either naked or coated with a rugged plastic, cater for exterior applications and hazardous environments.
The common cable affiliation , commonly made of nylon, has a flexible videotape section with teeth that engage with a pawl in the head to form a ratchet so that as the free objective of the tape section is pulled the cable affiliation tightens and does not come undone. Some ties include a tab that is likely to be depressed to release the ratchet so that the tie-in can be loosened or removed, and maybe reused.
Cable ties were first invented by Thomas& Betts, an electrical company, in 1958 for the purposes of the brand name Ty-Rap. Initially the latter are designed for airplane wire harness. The original design employed a metal tooth, and these can still be obtained. Producers later changed to the nylon/ plastic design.