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    Cable Trunking

    Cable trunking is used to both provide wiring protection and increase the organisation of multiple running cables. Cable protection is important within any workplace to ensure machines continue to operate efficiently, and also to adhere to health and safety requirements by ensuring cables are always kept organised. Cable trunking will help you to achieve both of these goals by eliminating any possible tripping hazards and keeping wires neat and easily identifiable.

    There are various types of trunking available, such as PVC and plastic, stainless steel, and other metals. At RS, our wire ducting and moulding range offers products from leading brands Beta Duct, HellermannTyton, Igus, Schneider Electric, and many more, including our own RS Pro.

    What is cable trunking?

    Trunking is a cable is used to organise cables that run loosely around office floors and walls, causing an untidy working environment and a possible tripping hazard. The robust trunking also serves as a protector from cables being damaged by falling objects or being trodden on.

    What are the benefits of trunking?

    Trunking offers many benefits to both the cable system it supports and the surrounding environment, including:

    Cable protection

    Trunking helps to protect cables from external damage such as water, dust, and other debris. This can extend the lifespan of your cables and reduce costly repairs or replacements.

    Improved design layout

    Cable trunking can be used to create a sleek and organised look in any space. It allows you to hide cables and cords, creating a more aesthetically pleasing environment.

    Significantly lower fire risk

    Cables that are left exposed can pose a serious fire risk, especially in high-traffic areas. Trunking helps to contain cables and reduce the risk of fire by limiting their exposure to heat and other potential ignition sources.

    Easier cable management

    Trunking makes it easier to manage and maintain your cable system. It allows you to easily add or remove cables as needed and keeps them out of the way.

    Reduced tripping hazard

    Exposed cables can be a tripping hazard. Trunking helps to keep cables off the ground and out of the way, reducing the risk of falls and accidents.

    Trunking applications

    Trunking is primarily used for electrical cables. Some of the applications cable trunking would be used in indoor workspaces, electrical workshops, schools, hospitals and hotels.

    Trunking types and materials

    Cable duct trunking is available in different styles and sizes, but is typically found with a flat rectangular design. Trunking fixing styles vary depending on the application, but include clip-on, self-adhesive, slotted and skirting trunking. There are different materials of cable trunks to choose from, depending on the environment or type of wiring within the application:

    • Aluminium, stainless steel, galvanised steel and other metals

    • PVC and other plastic moulding for wires

    Shop cable trunking

    RS offers a wide selection of cable trunking options to fit your specific needs and budget, because we understand the importance of a well-organised and efficient space. Our products are made with durability and ease of installation in mind, ensuring that your cable management system will be both functional and stylish.

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