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Styles of Cope Cable Tray

In a previous Tech Talk article, we discussed selecting the proper finish for your Cope Cable Tray system.  In this tech brief, we will turn our attention to the styles of Cope Cable Tray available from Unistrut Service Company of Ohio.

Types of Cope Cable Tray

Any assembly of cable tray straight sections, fittings and accessories that form a rigid system to support cables is a cable tray. The different types of Cope Cable Tray designs are described below.

Ladder Cable Tray

A prefabricated metal structure consisting of two side rails connected by individual transverse members or rungs.  Ladder tray is the most common and the most economical type of tray. It also provides maximum ventilation for cabling.

Ventilated Trough Cable Tray

A prefabricated metal structure with clear openings no greater than 4".  Trough cable trays are the best choice for smaller cables.  Ventilated troughs offer some air-flow while completely eliminating cable sagging.

Solid Trough Cable Tray

A prefabricated metal structure consisting of a bottom with no openings within the cable bearing surface.  Solid bottom cable trays completely eliminate cable sagging and offer the most protection for the cables.

Channel Cable Tray

A prefabricated metal structure consisting of a one-piece ventilated or solid bottom channel section not exceeding 6" in width.

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