A rugged bundle management for heavy-duty applications, Ratchet P-Clamps (RPC) provide installers and equipment manufacturers with an innovative wire management solution. At the core of the RPC is an adjustable ratchet clamp mechanism that clicks as it closes around a bundle, providing assurance it perfectly fits the bundle diameter and is locked down. The clamp is mated with a metal stamping or an inline mounting fixture.
Ratchet P-Clamp creatively solves the toughest wire bundling challenges in machine, heavy equipment, automotive, construction and solar installations.
Ratchet P-Clamp Features
Ratchet P-Clamp Features - Inline Version
Working with a mix of wires and cable sizes? Want to route multiple bundles in parallel? Need to navigate around obstructions? Go offset or inline, angled or straight. Ratchet P-Clamp will secure a range of cables without changing any other part of your cable routing and management strategy.
The Series 6 Ratchet P-Clamp Solar Hanger offers one-handed, toolless simplicity and size versatility for managing wires and cables on First Solar modules. The robust design and solar-optimized materials make it ideal for heavy duty, outdoor applications.
Eliminate the need for a bolt or screw by specifying an Inline RPC with fir tree on your project. Choose this oval fir tree to prevent rotation or select the round fir tree for round holes.
Name the application – the Ratchet P-Clamp goes anywhere from over the engine to under the chassis … from a rail yard to a machine shop… or from a solar farm in Death Valley to an electrical tower in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
No bracket required
With the many fabricated Ratchet P-Clamp design options, installers can take advantage of creative bundling, routing and securing with a single component. Solve installation challenges quickly and securely. Nothing stands in the way when you’ve got the RPC family of fasteners.
No mounting hole needed
Enjoy the many capabilities of the Ratchet P-Clamp, even along surfaces that have no predrilled holes. The adhesive base on this Inline RPC provides a non-destructive method of getting the job done and saves time in the process.
Ease of Use
No more struggling with grommets and multi-piece designs that are difficult to handle. No more unscrewing or prying open the clamp when you need to reposition or change out the bundle. The Ratchet P-Clamp opens and closes as needed and while firmly fastened to the application surface. Our Inline RPC even includes the mount for true, one-handed installation.
One-piece design – one-touch secure
Our one-piece, solid-body design clicks as it closes to let you know it’s secure. You’ll never have to put a clamp in place and struggle to mount it while holding the pieces together around the bundle.
Effortless clamp release
Ever have to unscrew and remove a metal P-clamp to access the bundle? That’s a lot of work. With RPC, simply insert a flat blade screwdriver between the locking rails to open it without removing the mounting hardware.
Precision tensioning in an instant
Need to apply an exact amount of force onto your bundle? Insert our Tension Tab and use an EVO® Series hand tool to close the clamp. Tensioning is fully adjustable, and the tool automatically cuts off the excess tab material.
Pre-install to get ahead
Attach Ratchet P-Clamps along wire harnesses to pre-assemble them before taking the next step. Or mount RPCs to the work surface first, then bring over the harness. You’ll streamline the process and add production line workflow flexibility.
The clamp area is independent from the mounting point, so installers can pre-mount the RPC to surfaces or pre-assemble the clamp onto wire harnesses. The advantages? Greater routing control and higher efficiencies that drive productivity and profitability.
Do it all with less
Bundle, secure and route with one part. Ratchet P-Clamps control routings any way you need. By combining multiple clamps with one mounting screw, parallel alignment is easy.
One clamp, two routings
When developing the RPC, some customers told us their electrical runs sometimes need to be secured adjacent to other bundles. That inspired us to add the integrated cable tie saddle for parallel routing.
Contoured clamp interior
The contoured interior helps to position and center cables or bundles as the clamp closes, minimizing pinching and the associated rework caused by damage to wires.
Traditional P-clamps move and twist when torqued down. When pre-assembled onto a bundle, they resist sliding and adjustment if the installer needs to move the clamp closer to the mounting hole. RPCs can be pre-installed at the desired tension, and tightening a mounting bolt has no effect on the bundle.
Ratchet P-Clamp is engineered from impact modified, heat and UV stabilized PA66 for heavy duty applications indoors or out. It also carries the UL Listed designation, attesting to its high level of quality and reliability. In solar applications, UL Listed components streamline the inspection process.
Robust clamp material
Impact modified, heat and UV stabilized PA66 material clamp survives chemicals and extreme environments. Plastic won’t abrade cables and hoses like metal P-clamps can. There’s no coating to wear off, and the rugged living hinge can be opened and closed more times than any typical application demands.
Heavy duty base
The stamped mounting plate is treated to resist chemicals and has a coating that meets RoHS specifications for environmental factors. The hardened steel withstands high torque bolt installation. Choose tough, zinc plated steel or stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance, including use with dissimilar metals.
Tough, built-in mounting
Fir trees on our Inline Ratchet P-Clamps are engineered to provide some of the lowest insertion force requirements while delivering high extraction resistance.
Our adhesive-mount RPC uses 3M™ VHB™ (Very High Bond) adhesive to non-destructively join the clamp to an application surface. 3M’s material instantly holds the clamp in place and the bond grows stronger over time.
The wiring schemes in heavy duty applications become increasingly complex with each passing year. Using a single mounting point, you can combine our metal mounting plate Ratchet P-Clamps to match the number, position and diameters of your wires or bundles. Where an application has few mounting holes available, use a mix of hole-mountable RPCs and adhesive base models where extra support is needed.
Where no hole exists, or drilling is undesirable, select the Ratchet P-Clamp with adhesive mount. It’s a convenient solution you won’t find with traditional metal P-clamps.
Ratchet P-Clamp mounting plates are shaped to allow face-to-face positioning. By using different length mounting plates, you can vary the distance between bundles and take advantage of the optimal routing path.
Add a spacer between Ratchet P-Clamps to speed installation and maintenance of stacked wire bundles.
Some of the Inline Ratchet P-Clamps feature fir tree mounts. An all-in-one solution, they can be inserted into new or existing mounting holes with no additional hardware.
Reduce and simplify
Multi-part P-clamps are a hassle to use, and keeping a stocked inventory is near impossible. Brackets are an old-fashioned solution, too, adding steps to what should be a simple process. One Ratchet P-Clamp can consolidate multiple parts, simplify manual processes, and significantly reduce labor costs.