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Class 8 corrosion-resistance for Legrand’s latest Cablofil range

Offering long-term resistance and sustainability in the most corrosive environments, Legrand has introduced a new finish for its Cablofil steel wire cable tray range.

The finish is a cost-effective alternative to hot dip galvanisation with the lengths being manufactured using a zinc aluminium (ZnAl) alloy. Delivering high performance in the most challenging of environments, the ZnAl finish for Cablofil cable tray, along with its zinc alloy accessories, achieves Class 8 performance, withstanding 850 hours in salt spray tests according to EN ISO 9227.

It is vital that the correct choice of steel is selected for cable tray that is to be used in a harsh, corrosive environment. Compliant with the criteria set out in ISO 9223, the ZnAl Cablofil range and associated accessories are suited to external and industrial environments where corrosion risk is high. Cablofil also has E90 fire resistance certification according to DIN 4101-12.

The new range is available in the usual sizes from 30mm to 105mm deep and from 50 to 600mm wide. The lengths are supplied in easy-to-handle three metre lengths, each one featuring the renowned Cablofil safety edge. The ZnAl Cablofil offering is complemented by a range of accessories, couplers, fixings and supports that are true to the traditions of Cablofil’s Fast Assembly Systems.

The new zinc aluminium finish is also a much smoother and more aesthetically pleasing finish than traditional hot dip galvanised steel wire cable tray. Like all of Legrand’s cable management ranges, Cablofil ZnAl delivers fast and simple installation with fewer components.

“Corrosion is an inevitable, natural occurrence that we must account for when producing our cable management systems,” said Mark Williams, Lead Marketing Manager of Legrand UK and Ireland’s Cable Management business unit.

“With the new zinc aluminium finish, the Cablofil range is a complete solution for the most challenging environments, with a Class 8 level of corrosion resistance performance.

Williams adds, “Couple this with the fact the new ZnAl finish actually has a superior resistance to corrosion compared to traditional hot dip galvanised steel wire cable tray, I believe the addition of the ZnAl range complements our existing cable management offer and we are now more than ever able to offer solutions for any given environment. Legrand has the right range for you whatever your cable management requirements may be.”