ERICO's latest J-hook system 'grows on trees'

February 11, 2009 -- The Cat Links product line is meant for a wide variety of cable, including fiber and large-diameter, as well as innerduct.

February 11, 2009 -- Caddy Cat Links is the latest J-hook support system from ERICO for use with a wide variety of information-transport system (ITS) cable, including fiber-optic, large-diameter hybrid cable, and innderduct. Available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-inch sizes, the system features a wide base with smooth, beveled edges and provides a large bend radius, the manufacturer says. ERICO points out the bend-radius feature helps ensure a stable and secure installation to accommodate Category 6a and Category 7 cables.

ERICO further states that Cat Links is recyclable and saves up to 80 percent more raw material than tray systems. Cat Links systems do not need to be grounded, the company adds.

To support a large amount of cables, trees, as shown in the photograph, can be fabricated on site in any size combination. The system is designed to accommodate high-performance cabling upgrades, which will help eliminate the need to replace infrastructure as additional cable is added. Cat Links uses code-compliant materials and all-metal construction.

The system is UL-listed and features metal bail snaps to retain cables. It supports a variety of attachment methods including threaded-rod and wall-mount.

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