Legrand has set a new standard in product innovation by launching a universal bracket for its Swifts perforated cable tray that has the flexibility to replicate thousands of different traditional tray fittings.
The Swifts Universal Bracket, which has just one part number, has been developed with the aim of becoming an indispensible back-up tool for installers.
Nigel Leaver, the lead marketing manager for Legrand’s cable management division, said: “One of the biggest frustrations installers encounter is when they have to complete an installation and realise they have a need for a fitting that isn’t readily available. In such a situation the only option is to fabricate on-site and with the universal bracket in your tool kit, the problem can be resolved quickly and easily time and time again.”
The bracket, which has nine pre-determined folding points, is designed to fold easily into numerous configurations and when over-folded four or five times can be snapped to provide even more solutions.
It can be used as an internal or external riser on all widths of tray from 50 to 500mm and at almost any angle. It can also be used to make a reducer, flat bend, reducing bend, tee, reducing tee, crossover, offset and reducing crossover, flange, side dropout and mid-run riser.
“It’s not just the flexibility of the bracket that’s breathtaking,” added Nigel. “This one simple device can dramatically shorten installation time, and provides a professional looking on-site fitting capability that allows the specifier to retain the aesthetic benefits of perforated tray.”
Legrand’s Swifts Universal Bracket is available for medium duty (MRF) and heavy duty (SRF) cable tray ranges and has the same Swifts slot pattern as its perforated tray.
The brackets are quick and easy to fit and are secured using the company’s quick bolt fasteners – a fast-fit system that comprises a square shafted bolt and a nut with integral washer. The bolt is easily held in position, which allows the nut to be tightened using a power tool with just one hand.