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Protective band primarily intended for strap bands

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000210073D
Publication Date: 2011-Aug-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 128K

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Abstract

A protective band 1 intended primary for use together with strap band 2. The protective band 1 is a band with a larger width than the strap band 2 and will lower the surface pressure on the part to be attached together, such as a bundle of cables. The protective band 1 is a long band and comprises a number of openings 3, preferable equally distanced. In use a suitable length of the protective band is cut and the strap band 2 is inserted in the two best suitable openings 4, 5 of the band before the strap band is attached to the parts to be attached together.

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Protective band primarily intended for strap bands

Strap bands are used for a number of applications. They are a kind of universal fastener and can be used in applications such as fixing a number of electrical wires or cables together or to attach wires or cables to machine parts. Usually they are made of plastics and are available in different sizes. One end of the band comprises a lock with spring acting locking means and the rest of the band is designed with ridges to cooperate with the lock. When mounting the band the band is attached around the parts to be attached to each other and the end of the band is inserted in the other end with the lock. Thereafter the band is tightened to the extent the that no further tightening is possible. The lock is a kind of one way lock and cannot be loosened. Thereby it is possible to easy and in a secure way attach things together.

However, the bands usually have a rather small width whereby they exert a rather high surface pressure to the parts to be attach together, and sometimes this high pressure can damage the parts.

This invention will remedy this deficiency and is a solution that will lower the surface pressure to avoid the possibility to damage the parts.

The invention is a protection band 1 that primarily is intended to be used together with a strap band 2. The protection 1 band comprises a number of equally distanced openings 3 having sizes suitable for the strap 2 band it is intended for. In use the strap band 2 is inserted in two openings 4, 5 that are distanced in a length that approximately corresponds with the circumferential distance to the part to be attached. Thereby no part of the strap band 2 will be in contact with the part, instead it is the protective band 1 that is in contact with the parts to be attached to each other. See Fig 1 where the strap band 2 have been inserted in two openings 4, 5 of the protective band 1 and where the end of the strap band has been inserted in the end with the lock 6. Inside these band are arranged the part to be attached together e.g. a bundle of cables (not shown). The protective band 1 is shown in a flat, preassembled form. When the strap band 2 has been finally tightened the two ends of the protective band 2 is in close contact with each other. In this manner the strap band 2 will completely surround the protective band 1 and only the protective band 1 will be in contact with the parts to be attached together.

Preferable the protective band 1 is available as a long band that has been cut in a suitable length for the intended use. It is made of a material that is so elastic that it can be bent over the parts to be attached together and at the same time is strong enough to distribute the pressure from strap band 2 to the protective band 1, so that the pressure from the strap band 2 is evenly distributed to the protective band 1. In this manner the pressure from the strap band 2 is distributed over a larger area and the pressure exerted...