BAND-IT Ties excel in the latest SpaceX Falcon 9 voyage

SpaceX Falcon-9 Rocket And Crew Dragon Capsule Launches From Cape Canaveral Sending Astronauts To The International Space Station

We are thrilled to announce that our hero brand, BAND-IT, contributed towards the triumphant launch of the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station on 30 May 2020. BAND-IT ties were used to provide Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) shielding on cables for the International Space Station and its supply rockets and crew capsules.

BAND-IT EMI cable ties have been designed and manufactured to excel in mission-critical applications, such as MIL/AERO EMI/RFI, for the past 30 years. Aerospace, Aviation and Military, for example, take every precaution to ensure that EMI does not interfere with operations. Our robust range of EMI termination ties is the industry standard in wire-harness shielding.

The recent SpaceX Falcon 9 voyage made use of BAND-IT’s 317L (Low Carbon) stainless steel cable ties. This alloy has superior corrosion resistance and is typically used to wrap bleach drums in the pulp and paper mills. The “L” indicates a low carbon content, which significantly improves its welding characteristics.

Product Features:

  • Meets critical electrical AS85049C and resistance test procedures (EIA-364-83).
  • Lightweight, robust strength.
  • Secure locking to prevent shielding from being pulled away from the connector.
  • Installation tools provide a consistent, high-retained force clamp.
  • Lightweight cable ties offer reduced space mission payload.

Actum Group, through our Banding and Identification Solutions Africa division (BISA), is proud to be the official BAND-IT distributor in Africa with 27 years of product experience to offer. Kindly contact us on 011 608 3001 or email sales@actum.co.za to assist with your unique application.