One of the most popular clips in the market place is the humble ‘P’ clip. Most often they will be rubber lined using a 1.5mm thick E. P. D. M. rubber liner. The lined ‘P’ clip offers the user two advantages over it’s plain or unlined brother. Firstly, the rubber protects the hose from the steel or stainless steel of the ‘P’ clip. Secondly, the rubber provides an anti-vibration / noise reduction through its cushioning effect. This has been found to be an great advantage in the motor vehicle industry, where rubber lined ‘P’ clips are used extensively and to great effect.
The E. P. D. M. rubber liner offers the user of the ‘P’ clip excellent heat resistance. From a freezing -40oc right up to a burning 140oc E. P. D. M. also offers excellent abrasion, weather, aging and ozone resistance as well as UV stability.
1/2" band width P clips sizes start from a tiny 3mm, however, because of the manufacturing process involved in producing the clip, there has so far been no upper limit as to what size the clip can go up to.
Available in zinc or stainless steel.
Fixing the clips can sometimes present a few problems, however, with the ½” band – width design, this is considerably reduced by introducing an elongated fixing hole on the front of the clip. This gives the user a far greater ability to locate the fixing screw / bolt than using 2 round holes or having the elongated hole on the back of the clip.
For strength, all sizes and band – widths employ a strengthening ‘Joggle’ located on the back of the clip. This means that where the rubber liner meats flush with the clip, there is not just a simple ‘S’ curve in the metal, but the ‘Joggle’ or finger, breaks this step in two, allowing for greater strength.
Mild Steel Zinc Plated ZN3.
All P clips above 44mm Diameter are not stamped with size.
Other sizes are available and all are available in the both zinc and stainless steel.
Double cable design clips can also be manufactured.