Standard cable ties - This type of cable tie is a one-piece, self-locking fastener. They're normally considered as single-use and can handle bundling requirements and tensile loop strength from 8 to 144kg. Standard cable ties exist in a wide variety of colours, and the width of the ties can also vary.
Releasable cable ties - Releasable cable ties are becoming more popular. They can be used more than once and are ideal for work on prototypes, as they can re-use to allow new wires to add to a bundle. A releasable cable tie incorporates a lever or button that takes about 20kg of force. Standard colours are white or black nylon; however, some cable ties in different colours are starting to appear on the market, for example, green cable ties for horticultural uses.
Mounting head cable ties - Mounted head cable ties are designed to incorporate a mounting hole. Mount allows the cable tie to fasten by a screw, so it can be fixed to a vehicle chassis, panel or wall. Mounting-head cable ties can be used for bundle strengths of between 20 and 60kg. Standard colours are normally black or natural nylon.
Push mount cable ties - Push mount cable ties to have a built-in mounting device which can allow cables to be attached to a panel or chassis without any additional fixings. The mount part of the tie is easily inserted into a pre-drilled hole and locks into place. Arrow nose, drive rivet, and blind hole stud cable ties are available.
Double-headed cable ties - These cable ties are ideal for running two parallel cables that need to be separated. They allow a second cable runs to install without the need for additional cable ties.
Stainless steel cable ties - Stainless steel cable ties are most common in an automotive or industrial setting or any applications where a nylon cable tie isn't up to the task. Could be harsh environments or atmospheres where there's heat.
Choice of stainless steel cable tie size are available, with the standard being the 150mm, 200mm 360mm, 400mm, 500mm, 800mm and up to 1.5m long option, in three width sizes of 4.5mm, 7.9mm and 12.0mm
Reusable cable ties - also referred to as releasable. The majority of reusable cable ties use a trigger release while some of them use pawl release. The trigger release mechanism holds everything together tightly and only releases with a human touch. The pawl release button is part of the head ratchet and can release by pressing the pawl handle down to release the ratchet from the tie so they tail can easily be taken off.