What exactly is a helical tube?
There is no clear definition of a helical tube in the industry. Some manufacturers refer to helical tubes as tubing in spiral form. In our terminology, however, these are spiral tubes which, although they have a certain similarity to helical tubes, have a different purpose. This is mainly to be able to work on flexible working lengths without sacrificing space and ease of use. In this article, you will find everything you need to know about helical tubes.
In contrast to a spiral tube, helical tubing is a tube that is cut into a spiral shape. This method creates a flexible housing that is suitable for various applications. The use of helical tubes is always interesting when something needs to be enclosed without great effort.
What can helical tubes be used for?
Helical tubing has two main areas of application:
To protect against external influences
A tried and tested area of application for helical tubes is protection against external influences. For example, existing tubing lines that are exposed to flying sparks are wrapped with flamex® helical tubing. In this way, the wrapped line benefits from the flame-retardant properties of flamex®. This practice is even more effective if the tubing line already consists of a flame-retardant tube such as flamex®.
Helical tubing can be manufactured from almost all special tubing from PAPUREX. For example, antistatic sheaths made of A:S:S® helical tubing are also conceivable in order to improve the surface tension properties. If the application is less specialized, a less expensive version made of standard tubing is also conceivable. For example, to utilize the advantageous properties of the polyurethane material with cables made of a different material.
For connecting tubing or cable bundles
Several tubes or cables laid along a similar route can quickly become an obstacle. They flap around or get tangled up. A helical tube can prevent this without much effort. It is simply wrapped around the cables, and they are fixed in one position. In contrast to multiple tubing, however, the cables can be separated again in a few simple steps, as the helical tube can be easily removed again.
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