Cable trays

Why Cable Trays are Important for Machine Maintenance

Cable trays are an important part of any machine maintenance program. They are used to support and protect electrical cables and wiring. Without cable trays, cables would be subject to damage from vibration, abrasion, and other forces.

They are available in various materials, including steel, aluminium, and fibreglass. They are also available in various sizes and shapes to accommodate different cables.

If you are not using trays in your machine program, you should consider doing so.

They Offer Protection:

They protect cables by supporting them along their length on top and bottom surfaces. This keeps them clear of moving parts or other potentially harmful forces in the machine. Without cable support systems, cables can become damaged by vibration or abrasion from moving parts such as belts or pulleys.

They Are Customizable:

They can be customized to meet your specific needs. This is because they come in many shapes and sizes for different types of cables. For example, if you want to use a flat tray for a large area where there may be several cables present at once (such as a control room), then you can order one that is made specifically for this purpose.

They Are Easy to Maintain:

They can be cleaned with soap and water or an ammonia-based cleaner like Windex® window cleaner. If necessary, they can be painted with latex house paint or exterior latex paint if they need to match the colour scheme of your office or factory floor.

Cable trays

They Keep the Workplace Safe:

Cable trays keep the workplace safe by protecting workers from potential electrical hazards. When used correctly, they can help prevent fires caused by frayed or damaged wires that come in contact with flammable substances such as oil or grease. In addition to protecting workers from electrical hazards, cable trays can help prevent injuries caused by tripping over exposed wires or stepping into uncovered holes where cables run through walls or floors.

They Keep Cables Organized:

They can help keep cables organised by providing a safe place for them to run through the machine maintenance. This prevents them from becoming tangled or damaged by moving parts such as motors or gears.


As the number of cables on a machine increases, cable trays are often necessary to support them. Manufacturers usually include them on new machines but may not be included on older, modified machines. Cable trays can help protect wires against damage, and they can also help route cables more efficiently.