Who doesn’t want to be more organized? Organizational skill is one of the reasons Volt Industrial Plastics has enjoyed so much success over the years. With over 100 million parts in stock, we have learned that everything has its place, and there’s a place for everything! This passion is what drives us to provide the best and the most variety of organizational plastic fasteners and plastic EVERYTHING to our customers.
Not only are we organized, but we manufacture and sell clamps, clips and other fasteners to make our customer’s working environments more safe and organized. Cords and cables can be a nightmare. When they are situated and tucked away neatly and cleanly, everything just seems to work better. When this happens, it is easier to locate specific cables, which is especially helpful when tracing down a problem.
Here are some cable organizational tips, some of which are safety considerations when organizing cables:
Secure cables and cords with the right size and type of clamp. Volt has several options to choose from - including adhesive-backed clips, push-mount clips, tabbed-hose clamp, twist-lock fasteners and more.
Take inventory. In your multimedia room, computer room and other areas that have a lot of cords to organize, it’s best to begin by making a list of the cords you need to manage. It may seem excessive, but if you want to make it easier to shop for organizational tools, you at least need to know how many cords you’re managing.
Label each cord by its purpose as you make your list and note its thickness. What works for a thick power cable won’t necessarily work for a thin phone charging cable. You should also indicate if it’s a cable you frequently unplug and replug, like a charging cable you take to school or work.
Inspect your cables and throw away damaged ones. Temporary solutions like electrical tape may not significantly reduce the risk of fire or shock.
Store cords carefully when not in use. Coiling them too tightly can cause unseen damage to the wires inside the sheath. Bundle them loosely and store them in a container that will protect them from being crushed.
Never run cords across walkways without suitable protection. Someone could trip and be injured. Running a cord under a rug may reduce the tripping risk, but it increases the risk of friction damage that can expose wires and start a fire. If you must extend a cord across a walkway, use a durable rubber ramp with hidden channels that are designed to protect cords.
Extension cords are for temporary use only. If you’re using an extension cord as a permanent power source, the safer solution is to hire an electrician to install a new outlet.
Volt has every fastener imaginable to make your organizational dreams come true. Give us a call at 1-800-844-8024. We also have the in-house ability to manufacture custom fasteners from your drawings. The best part is that we can get you the custom parts you need in just a short amount of time.
At Volt, we aim to make your manufacturing process as easy as can be, providing you with the tools you need to be successful and organized. This is what makes us tick! Give us a chance to take your organization and your organizational skills to the next level!