Time trial challenge at ELEX Coventry

Aug 20, 2013 | Cables and Accessories

HellermannTyton will be staging a re-run of its Q-Series time trial challenge at ELEX Coventry on 19th-20th September.

Visitors to the company’s stand (C20) will be able to try out for themselves HellermannTyton’s new Q-Series open-head cable tie range, competing to see who can apply the most Q-ties in 60 seconds, with a prize to the winner of a HellermannTyton Deluxe Cable Scout package.

The time trial is designed to demonstrate how fast the Q-ties are. Visitors to ELEX Manchester were issued with the same challenge and successful participants applied on average 28% more Q-ties in one minute than they did using conventional ties. The challenge at Coventry will again be to secure loose cables to a section of cable basket in the fastest time.

Installers will set their individual benchmarks by fixing as many standard cable ties as they can in 60 seconds and then, after the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Q-tie, they will see how their speed compares using the faster product.

Richard Rands, HellermannTyton product manager for fastenings and fixings explained, “Independent tests showed more than a 25% time saving when applying multiple Q-ties compared with other conventional products, so we decided to put this to the test ourselves at ELEX Manchester to see just how far we could push this. The winner actually achieved an amazing 67% more Q-ties, comparable to a 40% time saving, and everyone who took part in the trial agreed that the Q-ties were much easier to use.”

Q-ties have a unique patented head design for quick and simple fastening, saving time and money, and are particularly easy to use in difficult installations where access or visibility is limited. The design also incorporates a pre-locking function that enables cables to be temporarily fastened and released before being permanently installed. In addition to the recent time trials at ELEX Manchester, testing has also been carried out with blind-folded installers to illustrate this ease of use of the product and its benefits.

Rands concluded, “The time trial is the perfect way to demonstrate the speed installers can achieve with the Q-tie so we decided to make it the focal event on our stand at Coventry as well. We are looking forward to seeing whether anyone will beat our Manchester winner.”