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ABB’s Ubiquitous Ty-Rap Cable Tie Turns 60

ABB’s Ubiquitous Ty-Rap Cable Tie Turns 60

Sometimes it’s the little things that both matter the most and last the longest.

Take, for instance, the ubiquitous Ty-Rap cable tie, invented in 1958 by an engineer at Thomas & Betts, now ABB Installation Products, to bundle cables in airplanes. Any contractor who has opened a control panel has either used one or cut and removed one — or most likely done both, many times over.

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