DMC’s LaceLok® Fasteners Deliver Enhanced Wire Harness Support with Unrivaled Strength and Superior Performance
ORLANDO, FL (May 26, 2022) – Daniels Manufacturing Corporation® (DMC) is proud to introduce LaceLok® Cable Lacing Fasteners. This revolutionary product is an entirely new way to provide secondary support for wire harnesses.
For more than 50 years, hand tied lace or plastic cable ties have been the only options for wire harness secondary support. These methods have serious ergonomic, safety, and inconsistency issues. Hand tied lace often causes fatigue and injury due to the repetitive motion required. Hand tied lace can also be applied inconsistently from operator to operator, or even from the beginning of the shift to the end of the shift due to operator fatigue. Plastic cable ties often cause safety hazards due to the sharp edges that can occur on the cut end of the cable tie. Plastic cable ties are also prone to loosening over time resulting in additional stress on the wire harness. For these and other reasons, plastic cable ties are restricted for use per AS50881 and NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1.
LaceLok® combines the ease of cable ties with the abrasion and chemical resistance of lacing tape. The LaceLok®system consists of Cable Lacing Fasteners (CLF) and the LaceLok® Installation Tool. The CLF is constructed with the same Nomex® lacing tape used in hand tied lace. The Nomex® lace is attached with aramid fiber to an ultra-high temperature thermoplastic fastener head to create the CLF. The CLF can withstand extreme temperatures from -65°C to 260°C and are resistant to hydraulic fluid, jet fuel, lubricating oil, and isopropyl alcohol. CLF comes in a variety of lengths from 6 inches to 24 inches long and can be wrapped multiple times to provide tensile strengths of 55lbs to 165lbs.
Using LaceLok® is simple and ergonomic. The user wraps the CLF around the bundle and then through the CLF head. The end of the tape is loaded into the LaceLok® Installation Tool. The operator squeezes the trigger and the tool automatically tightens and cuts the end of the CLF. The innovative LaceLok® Installation Tool automatically applies the correct amount of tension every time making results consistent and repeatable and therefore eliminating the risk of over or under tensioning wire bundles.
The LaceLok® system is available for purchase, approved for use per NAVAIR 01-1A-505-1 and is pending qualification under the MIL-DTL-32554B and MIL-DTL-32555A. For more information visit DMC’s website at dmctools.com/products/lacelok/.
About Daniels Manufacturing Corporation
For over seven decades, Daniels Manufacturing Corporation® (DMC) has been recognized as the leading manufacturer of Mil Spec qualified crimp tooling for aerospace and other high-reliability electrical systems. For more information, visit www.DMCtools.com or follow DMC on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube.