01. What is a cable cleat?

A cable cleat is a cable restraint device (sometimes called a cable block, cable bracket or cable clamp) that is designed and tested to provide securing and retention of cables.  A cable cleat is typically fixed to a mounting surface (e.g. ladder-type cable tray rung) and fastened around one or more cables.  According to IEC 61914 and UL 2239, neither conduit clamps, P-clamps or cable ties are considered to be cable cleats.  Cable cleats may be applied to single conductor or multi-conductor cables.

Talon® T3 Cable Cleat

Talon® T1 Cable Cleat

In addition to securing cables subject to axial, lateral and torsional forces, Talon® cable cleats provide strain relief for vertical cables and protect high voltage, medium voltage and low voltage cables from mechanical damage resulting from short circuits.  Talon® cable cleats utilize a high-strength interlocking frame that simultaneously encloses cables and a support rung.  Only Talon® cable cleats — Hold the cables. Hug the Rung.®