Choosing The Right Cable Tray

Selecting the right cable management solution is vital to ensuring the safety, longevity and efficiency of your workplace. Each have unique properties and price points suited to specific industries and environments, so let's explore three basket tray options including 316L stainless steel, zinc and hot-dipped galvanised.


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316L Stainless Steel Cable Tray


Renowned for its exceptional corrosion resistance and hygiene properties, 316L stainless steel cable trays are the epitome of durability corresponding to corrosivity classes C5-I and C5-M (extremely high corrosivity). According to standard: SS 2348 SF / AISI 316L. The stainless steel variant contains molybdenum, rendering it highly resistant to pitting and crevice corrosion in harsh environments, including marine, chemical and coastal applications. 


Industries such as petrochemical, food processing, pharmaceuticals and wastewater treatment facilities benefit from 316L stainless steel's longevity and hygienic properties. Its resistance to extreme temperatures make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations, where corrosive elements pose a threat.



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Zinc Wire Basket Tray


Zinc wire basket trays offer a cost-effective solution without compromising on performance. The electroplating of zinc onto steel provides a protective barrier against corrosion, making it ideal for indoor applications where exposure to corrosive elements is limited, corresponding to corrosivity classes C3 (moderate corrosivity) to C4 (high corrosivity). According to standards: SS-EN ISO 11997-1, DIN 50979.


Industries such as commercial buildings, data centers and offices often opt for zinc wire basket trays due to their affordability. The sleek appearance of zinc wire basket trays complements modern architectural designs, making them a preferred choice in aesthetically sensitive environments.

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Hot-Dipped Galvanised Wire Basket Tray


Hot-dipped galvanised wire basket trays offer robust protection against corrosion in demanding environments. The process of hot-dipping steel into molten zinc results in a thick, durable coating that withstands extreme conditions, including outdoor installations subjected to moisture, humidity, and chemical exposure, corresponding to corrosivity classes C3 (moderate corrosivity) to C4 (high corrosivity). According to standards: SS-EN ISO 1461:2009, DIN 50976. 


Industries such as oil and gas, utilities, transportation and heavy manufacturing rely on hot-dipped galvanised cable basket tray to protect critical electrical infrastructure against corrosion-induced failures. Its rugged construction and superior corrosion resistance make it an indispensable asset in harsh industrial settings.



Choosing the right cable tray is only half the battle; sourcing it from a reputable manufacturer is equally crucial. Axelent Australia distinguishes itself as a trusted provider of premium cable management basket solutions tailored to diverse industry needs. Creating an easy to install and customisable product has been at the forefront of all decisions, as well as having a local contact across Australia offering unparalleled expertise and guidance to achieve the ideal solution for your organisation.


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