Difference between steel grade 316 and grade 304

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Is there any special use of cable ties made of the steel grade 316? Steel grade 304 is corrosion-resistant also.

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Stainless steel of grade 304 has specific physical and qualities that make it possible to use the products made of this grade of steel in many spheres. Grade 316 is a so-called better variant of grade 304. It has molybdenum in its composition that acts for such qualities like resistance to pitting and gap corrosion, resistance to chlorine and seawater, resistance to acids like sulphuric acid, boric acid, formic acid, acetic acid, oxalic acid, and lactic acid. It is also called marine stainless steel. That is why they are widely used in such industries as the food industry, medicine, oil and gas industry, electrotechnical sphere, machine building, subway, shipbuilding, and automobile industry.
When should stainless steel cable ties be used?

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When should stainless steel cable ties be used?

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Stainless steel cables ties are resistant to corrosion, so they can be used in extreme circumstances: in areas with vibration, high humidity or dryness of the air, intense UV radiation, as well as in areas subjected to chemicals or rapid change of temperature.
We recommend to use AISI 304 ss cable ties for extreme environments.
Сorrect calculation of load on a cable tie.

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Please advise the correct calculation of the load on a cable tie.

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There is a special chart with data that will help you to do the correct calculation, see the column “tensile strength”. If the load will be more than a cable tie can resist, add the number of cable ties for the spot of the load so that it spreads over all cable ties.
Are there cable ties with length 550 mm available?

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Are there cable ties with length 550 mm available?

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Yes, there are. Cable ties Fortisflex made in Russia are produced at KBT factory: СКС (304), СКС-П (304), СКС (316), СКС-П (316) with the length range from 125 to 14000 mm. The MOQ for non-popular sizes is calculated regarding the length, for example, for the length of 550mm MOQ is 2000 pcs.
What is the lead time for the cable ties?

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What is the lead time for the cable ties?

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Cable ties Fotisflex of standard sizes are available at the warehouse. Anyway, lead time for extra quantities of non-standard sizes should be agreed with one of our managers.
What is a grade of steel used for the manufacture of Fortisflex cable ties?

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What is a grade of steel used for the manufacture of Fortisflex cable ties?

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The grade of steel is AISI 304 and 316. You can see the reference to the grade of steel in the name of cable ties.
What is the difference between AISI 304 and ASI 316?

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What is the difference between AISI 304 and ASI 316?

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Please see the article on our website called “why stainless steel is resistant to corrosion”
What is the use of cable ties AISI 316?

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What is the use of cable ties AISI 316?

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These cable ties should be used in industries and spheres where there are special requirements for stability and reliability: sea and river ports, Atomic Power Stations, Railway stations, Subway, other buildings in the environment of sea climate.
Should stainless steel cable ties be coated?

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Should stainless steel cable ties be coated?

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The polyester coating prevents the creation of a galvanic couple between metals and serves for corrosion resistance of a cable tie. For this reason, coated cable ties are used in areas with a high risk of corrosion (high humidity rooms or areas, mines, different objects in sea climate environment).
What is the use of wave-type s scale ties СКВ (316)?

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What is the use of wave-type s scale ties СКВ (316)?

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The wave shape of this cable tie acts like a spring that ensures constant grasp. In fact, this type is a modified version of common stainless steel cable ties CKC. The wave compensates widening and shrinking caused by temperature fluctuations In foundry shops, zones near smelt-furnaces.
Wave-shape helps to decrease vibrations that is useful for fixation of cables and conductors at mechanisms subjected to vibrations, like a testing bench.
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