A SIMPLE alternative to cable shears has been developed by igus for use in computer cabinets, printer drawers, and switch cabinet construction, as well as on movable electrical equipment.
SnapChain, a system designed to reduce the time it takes to install and bundle cables, is being distributed by Treotham Trading . It comprises individual chain links equipped with integrating connective elements used to keep the system very compact.
Continuously variable adjustable loops allow cables to be quickly combined as bundles at any time. Defined, selectable stoppers protect the cables from damage caused by the prospect of them remaining under the minimum bending radii.
SnapChain can be used in self-supporting form - ideally with 5-12 chain links, both vertically and horizontally.
The SnapChain product has received an IF-Design Award 2002 for various criteria including design quality, practical advantage, functionality, independence, and environmental compatibility.