Legrand Introduces Fully Redesigned Ladder Cable Tray: Innovative design makes installation a snap
MASCOUTAH, Ill., June 14, 2013 – Legrand has introduced a redesigned all-aluminum ladder cable tray that offers enhanced functionality, faster installation, and easier ordering. Itray, the next generation of the PW line of cable tray products, features an optimized side rail design that allows mid-span splicing while maintaining full NEMA load class. The tray is lighter and stronger than its conventional equivalents, and minimizes total tray width for tight spaces.
Itray is the result of a study to simplify the PW cable tray product line. “Once we decided to start from scratch on the design, many new features became possible,” said Bob Crain, Legrand Director of Marketing/Product Development.
The sidewall is engineered with structural offsets and a matching splice that makes mid-span splices possible, reducing the number of supports and the amount of attachment hardware needed. The aluminum I-beam design minimizes total tray width and creates a smooth transition between straight sections and fittings.
This innovative design also means that each splice snaps in place and stays in place without bolts. Additionally, the mid-span capabilities reduce support needs by 30%. “We feel this design will significantly reduce installation time and move the contractor off of the jobsite much sooner,” said Crain, who noted that time studies show Itray can be installed up to 30% faster than standard tray.
Itray bottoms have been upgraded to include an I-beam rung design that reduces twist and deflection under load with heavier gauges for wider widths.
Available in the summer of 2013, Itray is offered in 4" to 7" tray depths and widths from 6" to 36" with a selection of fittings that have been engineered specifically for the redesigned tray. A variety of bottom and cover designs is available. The new design reduces the number of SKUs needed in order to speed up shipping times in the future and will make design and engineering easier for Legrand customers.
Legrand (www.legrand.com) is the global specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.0 billion in 2009. The company is listed on Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120. FTSE4Good, MSCI World and ASPI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us
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