Galactic Cable Mastery: Conquer Any Galaxy with Ty-Rap’s Cable Ties


space galaxy background with Mars, the Mars rover, the death star and the Millennium Falcon in the back. Blue cable ties in the center.

ABB Ty-Rap™ Cable Ties Powering the Mars Perseverance Rover

As NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover begins exploring its new planetary home after landing on February 18, 2021, it’s operating with the world’s most advanced technology while being equipped with Ty-Rap cable ties from ABB, the same ties that are widely used on Earth. ABB Installation Products has provided products to the space program since 1973, and Ty-Rap cable ties are in continued use on the still active NASA Curiosity rover and were previously used on the twin Spirit and Opportunity rovers.

Aquamarine ties used on rover – Made of Tefzel ETFE (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene) resins, high-performance Ty-Rap cable ties are melt-processable copolymers tested for physical durability and resistance to chemicals, UV, extreme temperatures and 2,000 times more radiation than nylon used in standard cable ties.

May the 4th be with it as it ventures forth, equipped with the same Ty-Rap® cable ties that have traversed galaxies and secured the inner workings of spacecraft. Just as the Force binds the galaxy together, these ties secure the rover’s vital components, ensuring its mission perseveres through the cosmos.

Ty-Rap® For All Intergalactic Endeavors

Ty-Rap® stands as the original and globally recognized brand of cable ties. Over the years, it has emerged as the standard term for cable ties. Boasting an innovative design and a diverse array of materials, Ty-Rap cable ties offer an ideal solution for applications where performance and reliability are paramount.

Features & Benefits:

    1. The Grip of Steel®: Ty-Rap’s stainless steel locking mechanism, resistant to moisture absorption, ensures unparalleled strength and durability, enduring the most challenging conditions.

    1. Reduced Stress Points: With its smooth, notchless body, Ty-Rap minimizes stress points, thereby prolonging its lifespan. Additionally, ribs and stippled texture secure bundles, preventing slippage.

    1. Hassle-Free Installation: The low-profile head and oval shape facilitate snag-free installation, allowing for effortless maneuvering of bundled cables through bulkheads. Moreover, it’s gentle on your hands during setup.

    1. Adaptability to Extreme Environments: Ty-Rap cable ties are available in various materials, ensuring reliable performance in the harshest of environments.

Ty-Rap® high performance cable ties


Polypropylene cable ties – Chemical and weather-resistant
  • Other properties: UV-resistant, Halogen free, Silicone free
  • Polypropylene weather resistant
  • Temperature range: -60°C to +80°C
  • resistant against inorganic acids, polyhydric, alcohols, neutral and basic salts





Polyamide 4.6 cable ties – Extra high temperature
  • For high-temperature environments in industrial, OEM, MRO and commercial construction applications such as metal processing, paper mills, lighting, automotive
  • Extreme continuous temperature rating: -40°C to +150°C (in air)
  • Other properties: Extra high-temperature resistance, Halogen free, Silicon free
  • Flammability rating: UL 94 V-2





Polyamide 6.6 cable ties – Flame retardant
  • Temperature range: -20°C to +65°C
  • Flammability rating: UL 94 V-0
  • Flame retardant. Ideal for use in locations where low flammability and low smoke are needed such as public transport, tunnels, etc.
  • Other properties: Halogen free, Silicone free





Polyamide 6.6 cable ties – UV Resistant black
  • Recommended for outdoor applications
  • Temperature range: -60°C to +105°C
  • Other properties: UV-resistant, Halogen free, Silicon free
  • Flammability rating: UL 94 V-2




Ty-Rap: Your Cable Solution For Every Space Adventure

Seeking the perfect Ty-Rap cable tie for your specific application? Look no further than E.B. Horsman. Our expert team is here to assist you in finding the ideal solution tailored to your project’s requirements. We’ll help you secure the perfect fit for your needs, ensuring your cables are as reliable as a trusty astromech.



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