Eaton Helps to Reduce Cable Tray Splicing Labor by up to 50% with the Launch of New Aluminum Cable Tray

New Aluminum Cable Tray | In Compliance Magazine

Power management company Eaton announced the release of the Kwik Splice™ Cable Tray from its B-Line business. The new cable tray system utilizes a patent-pending side rail design that will help provide contractors with a lower installed cost solution. The cable tray system includes a full line of straights, fittings and innovative accessories that enable labor and materials savings in the commercial and light industrial construction markets.

The Kwik Splice Cable Tray system features a patent-pending splice retention groove that enables the use of an industry-first two-bolt splice plate that reduces labor by up to 50 percent -compared to traditional four-bolt splice connections. The system is ideal in commercial and light industrial settings such as healthcare facilities, schools, government buildings and data centers, and the engineered I-Beam design of the cable tray reduces labor during handling and installation.

In addition to the straight sections and fittings, the full system solution includes the innovative tab and lock design trapeze support, side rail drop out, conduit to tray adapters and universal fittings. All are designed to help secure and protect cables while saving installation time.

The cable tray system meets compliance for National Electrical Manufacturing Association (NEMA) 12A and 12B load classes, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards and both Underwriters Laboratories (UL)® and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approvals.

Eaton also introduced the TrayCAD™ software package to assist engineers and design/build contractors in making design and purchasing decisions for cable tray systems. The design tool incorporates B-Line-cable tray components and accessories to give engineers and contractors the ability to design and overlay cable tray layouts within their existing AutoCAD™ construction drawings.  Once the layout using TrayCAD within AutoCAD is completed, a full cable tray Bill of Materials (BOM) is available with the simple click of a button.

To learn more about all products and solutions available from Eaton’s B-Line business, visit

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