At AIX 2018 in Hamburg, Germany, HellermannTyton presented a reusable Seat-to-Seat Clip for aircraft seat wiring. The innovative fastening solution is a qualified part for seats used on the Airbus A350 AWB. It addresses process efficiency needs.
Changes to the configuration of first and business class aircraft cabin sections means time-consuming changes to the seat wiring. HellermannTyton has developed a special fastening element so that fitters can remove, attach and reconnect the in-flight entertainment system cabling in each seat more quickly.
The Seat-to-Seat Clip is made from lightweight and heat-stabilised PA66 thermoplastic. It is permanently anchored by the manufacturer to the seat frame and is available in two versions – for attachment with a screw or rivet or with a push-in arrowhead for hole mounting.
Technicians on Airbus A350 XWB aircraft can open and close the seat clip by hand without the need for tools. This makes the reconfiguration process simpler and faster.
“We have integrated all our cable tie know-how into the design of this simple and reusable fastening component”, says Burkhard Croener, Aerospace Market Manager at HellermannTyton.
“The engineers at Airbus and Dassault are convinced that using our seat-to-seat clip halves the time it takes to detach and re-install the seat cabling for inflight entertainment in first and business class”, he adds.
Unlike other cable fastening parts, the Seat-to-Seat Clip is re-usable. As a result, there are no remnants of cut cable ties (FOD) that can block the runners in the cabin floor.
HellermannTyton’s competence developing plastic parts for application in aircraft stems from over 30 years of industry expertise. The company’s fastening products meet the high standards requirements of the aviation industry.
HellermannTyton is a leading manufacturer and supplier of products for fastening, fixing, installing, connecting, insulating, protecting and identifying electrical cables and data network infrastructure. They also develop parts for customer-specific industrial applications. Their portfolio includes more than 75,000 items. They operate 15 world-class manufacturing facilities and develop products at 11 locations. More than 5,000 employees work at HellermannTyton in 38 countries.
Contact: James Hill, PR & Communication Manager EMEA