A cable tie is a type of fastener used for holding items together, most commonly electrical cables or wires.
Standard cable ties are usually made from nylon grade 6.6 and are used to bundle items. Functioning like straps to keep cables tidy, they’re available in a range of sizes from small to large.
Cable ties are also referred to as:
- Zip tie/zipper tie
- Wire tie
- Hose tie
- Steggel tie
- Mouse belt
- Rat belt
- Wire wrap
- Zap strap
- Tie wraps
The design of a cable tie includes a head which provides the slot for the tape to be pulled through, to make a loop. The cable can be pulled through the slot until the preferred loop is achieved and then the excess cable can be cut off.
When threaded through the slot, the teeth of the cable form a lock which can’t be pulled back through.