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If you are looking for a 2″ j hook with a beam clamp that will mount on a flange up to 1/2″ thick and be able to rotate a full 360 degrees, this is the j hook you are looking for. This version has a standard UL listed hook mounted to pressed beam clamp similar to the Caddy BC200, Minerallac 600 or B Line BC442. Some hangers have the beam clamp mounted to the back of the hook that limits you to running your cable with the beam or bar joist. This hook is mounted in such a way that it can be rotated 360 degrees if necessary. Simply loosen the screw and turn. Now you can run with the iron, at a right angle or even diagonally across a structure.
The real advantage this type of beam clamp used on this assembly versus a j hook with a hammer on beam clamp is that you can mount to any flange from 1/8″ to 1/2″. With a hammer on beam clamp, you have to have at least an approximate idea of how thick the flange is. Usually the clamps will be made in a size range of 1/8″ to 1/4″ flange, 5/16″ to 1/2″ flange and 9/16″ to 3/4″. By far the most standard is the 1/8″ to 1/4″ but there is nothing more frustrating than trying to hammer on a j hook when the clamp is just a little to tight. To be sure a j hook with hammer on clamp is still a very common part, we sell tons, but if you don’t know the flange size for use the standard beam clamp is a better bet.
If you are looking at j hook tree bade up of 2″ j hooks with a beam clamp, especially if it is a quad hanger, the pressed type beam clamp will offer more holding power and is a little more rigid than a j hook tree suspended by a hammer on clamp.
We are very excited to start offering J hook trees and components for cabling installs. J Hook trees have been around from several manufactures for some time and they offer a nice option to cable tray while still offering a structured system. The HPH J Hook Tree System uses the HPH series of j hooks which are UL listed, approved for use in air handling spaces, are TIA compliant and feature a built in closure.
D-rings for cable management have been around for decades, and there isn’t much new in that world. But one d ring that has been overlooked for cable management is the Arlington D Rings. They are available in 2″ (#D-22), 3″ (#D-33) and 5″ (D-55) sizes. The Arlington D ring has been out for years as well and so we want to give them a little push and address a couple of questions that we have had with them.
The first obvious difference is that they are made out of a smooth non conductive plastic material. The size and shape are the same as the metal d rings that you may have been using for years in cable management, just different material and color. The biggest objection I have heard from people is that they probably aren’t as strong as metal. In some regards, maybe that is true, in other ways I would disagree but the real question is what are you using them for? Unless you are using them as ladder rungs or pull handles, they are way anf I mean way strong enough. What is a d ring for cable management designed to do? Manage cable right? So you should have no trouble routing your cable and holding it in check with a nylon d ring. If you are putting enough pressure on a nylon d ring to bend or distort it, you are likely putting too much pressure on your cable as well. So there are my thoughts on the concern that metal d rings are stronger than nylon d rings.
Now here are a couple of things I like about the Arlington D rings. One, they simply look better. With a better fit and finish, your closets will just look that much better. They simply look more modern than a raw cast piece of metal. The black finish will blend in well with your racks and panels. And a small detail but again one that ads to the over all look of the job is that you can install them with a standard black drywall screw that will blend right in. So if you are looking for d-rings, we stock the D-22 2″ D-Ring, the D-33 3″ D-Ring and we we can bring in the 5″ as well if you have the need.
The MagDaddy 62452 Magnetic Hook and Loop Mount allows you to quickly install hook and loop for cable support and management to metal structure. The strong magnet has a direct pull off of up to 15 lbs which is more than enough to support small runs. The MagDaddy 62452 is wide enough to handle up to 3/4″ hook and loop and is UL listed as well as plenum rated.