Atkore Inc. Announces Acquisition of Talon Products, LLC

June 8, 2022 4:11 pm

HARVEY, Ill., USA May 16, 2022 — Atkore Inc. (the “Company” or “Atkore”) (NYSE: ATKR) today announced the acquisition of the assets of Talon Products, LLC, a provider of patented, non-metallic, injection molded cable cleats for use in power distribution applications. Sold as Talon® Cable Cleats, the product supports and holds electrical cables when installed at intervals along the length of cable. Additionally, the cleats secure cables and minimize movement in the event of a short circuit or other emergency. The Talon Cable Cleat easily mounts on ladder-type cable trays, framing channel strut or structural surfaces without cumbersome mounting brackets,... View Article

NEMA Cable Cleat Product Section

July 13, 2021 7:30 am

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA, USA July 13, 2021 — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association, NEMA recently announced the formation of a Cable Cleat Product Section, chaired by Charles Darnell, President of Talon Products.  The Section will develop and maintain a NEMA cable cleat standard for North America that is harmonized with the IEC cable cleat standard, and will contain appropriate deviations for North American applications. Mr. Darnell stated, “Although NRTL’s have been testing cable cleats to UL 2239, that standard lacks any criteria for restraining vertical cables or for protecting cables that are subject to short circuit magnetic forces.  North America needs... View Article

Improved Talon® Cable Cleats now fit T&B Cable Tray

May 28, 2019 8:30 am

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA, May 28, 2019 — When customers requested cable cleats for use on T&B cable tray, Talon Products listened. We collaborated closely with our customers’ engineers, designers and installers, as well as our distributors and manufacturer representatives to optimize the Talon® cable cleat design for use on T&B’s 1.8 in. wide cable tray rung. The president of Talon Products, Charles A Darnell, PE stated, “This was not a trivial design modification. In addition to widening the rung channel, we improved the dynamic strength of Talon® cable cleats. Our engineers utilized FEA modeling, advanced simulations and rigorous testing before finalizing... View Article

Talon® Cable Cleat Videos

August 7, 2018 8:30 am

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA, August 07, 2018 — A Videos page has been uploaded to the Talon Products website.  In addition to product installation videos, the page includes high-speed short circuit test videos.  Charles Darnell, President of Talon Products stated, “We are experiencing a tremendous demand for heavy-duty cable retention from electrical system owners, designers and installers.  They are seeking demonstrable proof of the strength and durability of the products protecting their most expensive electrical asset — the electrical cables.  Talon’s® rigid construction, large clamping area and generous strain relief allow our cable cleats to survive extreme electromechanical short circuit forces, without deformation or... View Article

White Paper: Stainless Steel Thread Galling

June 19, 2018 8:30 am

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA, June 19, 2018 — Talon Products has published a white paper titled, Stainless Steel Thread Galling.  Charles Darnell, President of Talon Products stated, “Peter, a longstanding customer called to explain that his installation contractor experienced a problem when fastening stainless steel hardware with an impact wrench.  One of the fasteners completely seized!  We forwarded a copy of an internal company report on fastener installation to clarify and demystify the phenomenon of thread galling, which he shared with the contractor.  When he began receiving additional requests for the report, Peter suggested we publish a white paper and share it... View Article

Talon Products Unaffected by Tariff Increase

April 10, 2018 8:30 am

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA, April 10, 2018 — Talon Products expects to remain largely unaffected by the proposed steel tariff increase. Charles Darnell, President of Talon Products stated, “While legacy cable cleats are made overseas from foreign steel, Talon® cable cleats are 100% made in the USA. To limit exposure to price volatility, Talon Products maintains long-term blanket purchase orders with our valued raw materials suppliers. A robust supply chain is vital during periods of economic uncertainty and we take a collaborative approach to assure the highest value for our customers.”   Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the... View Article

Talon® Cable Cleat Cross Reference Guides – Updated

January 9, 2018 8:30 am

Talon Products has updated its cross reference guides to include more manufacturers and OEM’s. Charles Darnell, the President of Talon Products stated, “This web-based tool expands the knowledge base for engineers all over the world. Talon Products maintains a large inventory of cable cleats. Prepare your order. We’re ready to ship.” SINGLE CABLE CLEAT CROSS REFERENCES are available on the dropdown box at the bottom of the Talon® T1 Cable Cleats page TREFOIL CABLE CLEAT CROSS REFERENCES are available on the dropdown box at the bottom of the Talon® T3 Cable Cleats page   Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the... View Article

Power Grid Products appointed for IA, IL, IN, MI and WI

December 5, 2017 8:30 am

Power Grid Products has been appointed the Authorized Sales Representatives for Talon® cable cleats in Iowa and Wisconsin, as well as Northern Illinois, Lake County, Indiana and Northern Michigan.  Charles Darnell, the President of Talon Products stated, “The professionals at PGP provide knowledgeable product representation, as well as superior customer service and technical support.”  More information is available at Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA. Talon® cable cleats utilize interlocking frames that simultaneously enclose cables and a support rung.  In addition to securing cables subject to lateral and torsional forces, Talon® cable cleats provide axial... View Article

Talon Products to Present at IEEE ICC Meeting

October 17, 2017 8:30 am

Charles Darnell, P.E., president of Talon Products is presenting, “Cable Protection… Beyond the Time-Current Curve” at the 2017 fall meeting of the IEEE PES Insulated Conductors Committee meeting in Hollywood, Florida.  Mr. Darnell explains, “In today’s arc-flash conscious world where perfect selectivity is mandated, time-current curves are no longer an adequate tool to optimize the dynamic performance of cable systems.  Protecting electrical infrastructure and personnel requires an understanding of the physics of cable movement.  Through pictures, videos and case studies, I will offer an enlightening perspective on what happens when conductors heat up to short circuit temperature.”   Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA. Talon® cable... View Article

MC Cable Damaged by Cable Tie

August 15, 2017 8:30 am

Talon Products recently received a damage report involving jacketed metal-clad cable. While investigating the cause of cable swelling, the electrical inspector discovered a metal cable tie had cut through the cable jacket. Once the cable’s environmental barrier was penetrated, moisture attacked the aluminum armor, which began corroding. Charles Darnell, president of Talon Products stated, “There are inherent risks when using metal banding or clamps on cables… including armored cables. When one compares the clamping area of both products, it is easy to see how electrically insulating Talon® cable cleats with their large clamping area can provide a high level of axial strain relief... View Article