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Talon® T1 Cable Cleats — Hold the Cables. Hug the Rung.®

March 14, 2017 8:30 am

Talon Products is pleased to introduce the newest member of the Talon Products cable cleat family.  The patented Talon® T1 Cable Cleat is optimized for single cable applications, but also accommodates cable bundles.  Similar to the T3 cable cleat, the T1 limits cable movement and is easily mounted in ladder-type cable tray.  Charles Darnell, president of Talon Products stated, “Customer reception has been overwhelming.  The T1 cable cleat may quickly become our most popular product.”     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... View Article

Lou Ucci Associates Appointed for DE, NJ, PA and Metro NY

October 4, 2016 8:30 am

Lou Ucci Associates has been appointed the Authorized Sales Representative for Talon® cable cleats in Delaware, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Metro New York.  Charles Darnell, the President of Talon Products stated, “As soon as I saw the picture of cable tray on his business card, I knew Lou Ucci was the right person to represent Talon Products in the territory.  Lou has strong relationships in the engineering, construction and electrical distribution communities and specializes in cable tray applications.”  More information is available on www.LouUcci.com.   Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in the USA. Talon® cable cleats utilize interlocking frames that simultaneously enclose cables and a... View Article

HiTek Marketing Appointed for the Canadian Maritimes

September 20, 2016 8:30 am

HiTek Marketing has been appointed the Authorized Sales Representatives for Talon® cable cleats in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, Canada (the Maritimes).  Charles Darnell, the President of Talon Products stated, “HiTek Marketing capitalized on the opportunity to add NAFTA certified Talon® cable cleats to their strong line-up of industrial products.”  More information is available on www.hitekmarketing.ca. 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... View Article

John Quave joins Talon Products

July 19, 2016 8:30 am

Along with an optimistic “can-do” attitude, John brings electrical construction and inventory management experience to his new role as an inventory management and shipping/receiving technician. John was an all-star defensive end for the Springfield High School Bulldogs and enjoys the outdoors.  Please welcome John as the newest staff member at Talon Products.   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 strain relief for vertical and horizontal... View Article

Borden Agencies appointed for Alberta and Eastern British Columbia

May 31, 2016 8:30 am

Borden Agencies has been appointed the Authorized Sales Representatives for Talon® cable cleats in Alberta (including the City of Lloydminster) and Eastern British Columbia (including the cities of Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd).  Michael Borden, Don Kozdrowski, Roger Watt and the Borden Agencies team will be offering NAFTA certified Talon® cable cleats to the chemical & petrochemical, defense, energy, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, pulp & paper and transportation industries, as well as to the electrical power utilities.”  More information is available on www.BordenAgencies.com. Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon® cable cleats in... View Article

Talon® Cable Cleats Hit the Water

May 10, 2016 8:30 am

Talon Products has been awarded the cable cleat contract for the US Navy’s LHA-7 amphibious assault ship, the USS Tripoli. Charles Darnell, president of Talon Products stated, “We are honored the US Navy has entrusted Talon® cable cleats to protect its cables.”     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 strain relief for vertical and horizontal cables.  You can trust Talon® cable cleats to maintain... View Article

International cable cleat standard IEC 61914, Edition 2.0

February 2, 2016 8:30 am

The international cable cleat standard (IEC 61914, Edition 2.0, 2015, cable cleats for electrical installations) specifies requirements and tests for cable cleats that are used to secure electrical cables.  To fully comply with the standard, cable cleats must pass tests for resistance to flame propagation, impact and ultraviolet light exposure, as well as for lateral retention.  The standard includes optional tests for axial retention and resistance to electromechanical forces.  Among the revisions that greatly improve the standard is a warning the equations in Annex B should not be used to extrapolate forces from short circuit test results.  The president of Talon Products, Charles A Darnell, PE represents the US on... View Article

Talon Products Presents at IEEE PCIC

September 15, 2015 8:30 am

Talon Products presented a tutorial titled, “Cable Restraint Standards… The Good, the Bad and the Unknown” at the 2015 annual meeting of the IEEE IAS Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) in Houston, Texas.  The tutorial was presented by Charles Darnell, president of Talon Products and Rob Breuhl, with SMR Gulf Coast.  The 1/2 day tutorial increased the awareness of cable movement during short circuits and discussed the proper application of standards relating to cable restraint products.  Engineers, designers, installers and inspectors were instructed on the principles and practices of proper cable restraint, including evaluation and inspection techniques for in-situ installations.   Company Details: Talon Products manufactures Talon®... View Article

Talon Products Increases Inventory

August 25, 2015 8:30 am

While other manufacturers are reacting to the current economic crisis with severe cost reductions, Talon Products is boosting its finished-goods inventory.  Charles Darnell, President of Talon Products stated, “Our diversified business model emphasizes continuous investment, which is vital during periods of economic weakness.  A customer recently called with an urgent request for next day delivery on a large quantity of cable cleats.  Our sales desk loves these calls because they have immediate access to inventory and production, and can discuss delivery options while the customer is still on the phone.  The new inventory program enabled us to supply the entire project.  Two... View Article

Talon Cable Cleats for Wind Energy Projects

June 2, 2015 8:30 am

Electrical cables in long vertical runs (e.g. wind turbine towers) are experiencing unusually high failure rates from cable restraint failures, product misapplication and poor installation practices.  While it is no surprise that poor installation or misapplied conduit clamps or P-clamps are damaging cables, there are also reports of cable damage from mesh cable socks, cable ties and legacy cable cleats (esp. metallic cable cleats).  Many of the failures are due to compression damage or cable slippage due to inadequate strain relief. For long-term reliable operation, cables must be securely fastened by cable restraint products that are designed and tested to provide protection from static and dynamic forces.  With... View Article