Heat Shrink Tubing and Heat Shrink Moulded Shapes for your Applications
The perfect Cable Protection System every time you use heat shrink tubing from HellermannTyton
You are looking for the heat shrink tubing meeting your application requirements best?
This means HellermannTyton sets the pace with each new piece of heat shrink tubing when it comes to providing protection against mechanical, environmental, chemical or electrical effects.
我们欠我们的成功的关键因素是the unique and quite specific properties of our heat shrink tubing. Starting with the choice of material, for example, the different requirement demands raised by being used in the sensitive aerospace industry or rail transportation sector are focused on the self-extinguishing fire protection properties of heat shrink tubing.
According to the requirements set, the shrink ratio, that is to say the precise size to which heat shrink tubing is capable of shrinking, can be just as important in this process as dispensing with halogeneous materials in the manufacturing of heat shrink tubing.
What is heat shrink tubing?
Heat shrinking means:The process of applying heat，例如使用电或加热枪，shrink expanded plastic tubing or shapes down to its original size。A distinction is made in this respect betweenrecovered dimension(original size) andsupplied dimension(expanded size). Heat shrinking isused in various industries and applications– for instanceto insulate and protect电缆抵抗热，化学物质或水。
Watch this video with our heat shrink experts Barry and Mark to see how easy heat shrink tubing is to handle.
每一块热缩管马tch its specific area of work to the highest degree of accuracy – from batch production, for example as the insulating handles of tools, to heat shrink tubing sleeves for maintaining underground cables which have already been laid and which would be extremely expensive to repair in terms of resources and costs without using corresponding specialised heat shrink tubing (heat shrink cable repair sleeves).
HellermannTyton provides workers and decision-makers involved in manufacturing with a solution fit to their specific needs, which is tailor-made for their specialist area or, in other words, every piece of HellermannTyton heat shrink tubing makes problems shrink, even before they arise.
热收缩管is extruded plastic tube that is expanded and will shrink back to its extruded size when heated. Heat shrink is used to electrically insulate cables and wires offering also mechanical and chemical protection.
HellermannTyton is a global manufacturer who offers high performance fastening, connecting, routing, protecting, and identifying solutions to diverse markets. For our customers we develop market solutions that uniquely meet industry needs - solving an application requirement, saving installation and component costs, and improving the quality of the end product - no matter what your industry:
Heat shrink moulded shapes
Heat Shrink Moulded Shapes, End Caps and Breakouts, unlined and adhesive lined, 2-way up to 6-way Outlet Shapes, 90°and 45° angle boots, Transitions, Y-outlets, VG-style shapes. End Caps and Breakouts for low voltage applications, two component epoxy adhesive and hot melt adhesive tape.
Non shrinkable tubing
Insulation tubing and sleeving, made from Chloroprene (CR), Polyvinylchloride (PVC), Polyolefin (PO), Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or Silicone (SI) as well as Hellerine lubricating oil for rubber and plastic sleeves.
With the wide range of high-quality heat shrink products in different materials, colours, sizes, wall-thicknesses and shrink ratios HellermannTyton offers the right product for every application
The HellermannTyton Heat Shrink Joint Kits are quick and easy to install offering excellent impact and abrasion resistance. With high electrical insulation properties our Heat Shrink Kits also offer excellent environmental and UV properties.
Heat Shrink Moulded Shapes Helashrink Series 100
End caps are used to seal cables during storage or transportation. HEK end caps can be used as an insulating cap for LV cables (0.6/1kV), and the cap is marked with a lightning flash to indicate a live circuit. The adhesive lining provides an excellent environmental seal.
HEV Cable Breakout Boots
SGP级火焰 - 耐聚烯聚苯乙烯通用热量收缩管
SGP General purpose heat shrink tubing is a cost effective product for numerous commercial insulation applications. It provides effective electrical insulation and protection for in-line components, disconnect terminals and splices. It also bundles wires and cables for very flexible lightduty harnesses, use as strain-relieves for electrical wire connections and colour-codes wires, cables, terminals and components.
Powerful, electronically controlled hot air guns with temperature control and cool air stage for dedicated DIY enthusiasts and frequent users. HellermannTyton offers the HL1610S, HL1910E and HG2000E Hot Air Gun.
Wall thickness of heat shrink tubing:
The material thickness will be indicated in mm after complete shrinkage. "Nominal" defines dimensions without any tolerances.
通常你可以区分薄壁,medium wall and thick wall heat shrink tubing.
Diameter of heat shrink tubing:
For thin wall tubing with a shrink ratio of 2:1 (standard tubing) the diameter is usually in inch sizes 25.4 mm equals 1 inch.
Depending on the used compound material and wall thickness heat shrink tubing can be extruded to a different degree.
The shrink ratio indicates the rate, the product shrinks (supplied diameter in relation to recovered diameter). The shrink ratio varies from 2:1 to 6:1. The higher the shrink ratio, the more varying diameters of the object can be covered. Thus, fewer sizes of heat shrink tubings are needed. This helps to reduce stock and so requires less space.
热收缩管s do not shrink only in diameter, but generally also in length. This change in length after shrinking is indicated in a percentage
Minimum shrinkage temperature:
热收缩管s do not all shrink at the same temperature. It strongly depends on the type of compound they are made of and their wall thickness.
The operating temperature varies per tubing type. This is dependent of the compound used for the tubing type
When selecting the correct heat shrink tubing size, it is recommended to follow the 80:20 rule.
In our application overview for heat shrink tubings you will find the recommended heat shrink tubing size for every cable diameter.
The 80:20 rule has of course been taken into account.
Find the right heat shrink tubing even quicker: The practical heat shrink tubing selection guide.
With the comprehensive range of heat shrink products it can sometimes be difficult to choose the product that best fits your needs.
Therefore HellermannTyton has designed a very practical selection disc for our heat shrink tubing which takes you straight to the product you are looking for. Order your heat shrink tubing selection guide today and convince yourself!
The selection disc shows the important properties of our tubing at a glance and quickly finds the right solution for your specific requirements.
The symbols indicate which heat shrink tubing has the properties you are seeking.
The colour coding helps you focus on the relevant properties.
The reverse side of the heat shrink tubing selection disc gives you an overview of the different heat shrink tubing sizes and guides
you in selecting the correct heat shrink tubing size.
Useful tools for selecting the right heat shrink tubing
shows the appropriate size of heat shrink tubing for your special application.
Hint: The heat shrink calculator also checks, whether the chosen heat shrink tubing really fits your application. Among others heat shrink tubing can be selected by using the product search on our website. Please clickHEREto use the calculator.
Wall thickness calculator
如果热收缩管正在收缩，直径以及墙壁厚度将会改变。该计算器指示给定直径的理论壁厚。请点击HEREto use the calculator.
Note 1:For shrinking tubing it is advisable to start the shrinking process in the middle section of the tubing and then gradually proceed to one end and then from the middle again to the opposite end. Thus avoiding air becoming trapped under the tubing.
Note 3:It is possible to minimise the longitudinal shrink by shrinking the ends first and then the middle section.
However avoid air gets trapped and prevents the middle section from shrinking.
Alternatively the tubing should be shrunk down by starting at one, the most critical, end and shrinking down slowly towards the other end.
Note 4:If the object to be covered is metal or heat conductive care must be taken to ensure the object is pre-heated to avoid “cold spots” or “chill marks” so to ensure a tight and smooth fitting of the tubing.
Note 6:When choosing the tubing size it is important to consider the 80 % / 20 % rule. This means the tubing size should be chosen to allow minimum shrinkage of 20 % and a maximum of 80 %. Discover a complete application overview in our product catalogue.
Note 7:During shrinking you should always make sure that the workplace is well ventilated.
Adhesive-lined tubing isalso known asdual-wall tubing。Because here you have a combination of a crosslinked outer jacket (Polyolefin) and an inner layer of adhesive. When heated,内部粘合墙融化和流动。这个过程创建了一个粘附层ensures a tight fit to the wire, cable or connector。Adhesive-lined heat shrink tubing is生产强大的天气密封件具有额外机械强度和极好的防御腐蚀的理想选择。
Watch this video to see dual-wall heat shrink tubing demonstrated by our experts Barry and Mark.
Many cables are colour codedor have identification marks printed on them – for examplein public buildings like airports and hospitalsbut alsoin tunnelsandmeans of transport like rail vehicles, ships and planes。透明的热收缩管为often used to insulate cable jackets whilst keeping identifying marks visible。这在交易中被称为oversleeving。
Learn more about clear/transparent heat shrink tubing in this video with our experts Barry and Mark.