Press Release

Cope® Rapid Tray System Features Reduced Hardware, Faster Installation Time

Cope Cable Tray
Superior splice plate design minimizes time and labor for cable tray installations

Harvey, IL (May 1, 2019) – Cope®, leader in cable management solutions for a wide range of industry and commerce, and a division of Atkore International, has introduced Rapid Splice™, a newly designed splice plate for owners and managers who want to add more efficiency to the installation and management of cable tray systems. The new design eliminates 67 to 75 percent of hardware, saving contractors and installers time and labor costs, while reducing support requirements and enhancing the structural integrity and strength of the system.

Rapid Splice can be used in a wide range of cable tray configurations. It’s designed to fit snugly to the C-Beam profile of the cable tray ladder to create superior lateral strength and rigidity across the ladder sections. Due to this added strength, only two bolts are needed to secure Rapid Splice in place, saving time and labor for the installation crew.

Rapid Tray uses Cope’s proprietary cold swaging process, which provides better grounding properties and higher pullout strength than welded rungs. The Rapid Tray System and Splice plates are UL classified (per NEC 392.6 as equipment grounding conductors, eliminating the need for bonding jumpers. Additionally, Rapid Tray meets Buy America standards.

Fabricated in light duty aluminum, Rapid Tray conforms to the National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (NEMA) specifications for 8A and 12A tray systems: 8 and 12 feet spans respectively, and 50 pounds per linear foot working loads. The splice plates are available in 3, 4, 5, and 6-inch load depths, and work with all Cope’s current fittings and accessories.

About Cope®
Cope® is the original brand of cable tray. In 1948, Thomas Jefferson Cope developed the first
modular cable tray system and introduced it to the electrical industry. Today the Cope brand is
part of Atkore International and is the premier producer of all major categories of cable tray
systems. Products are produced to NEMA standards and range from standard commercial
systems to the heaviest of industrial systems. There is a Cope cable management solution for
all types projects and facilities. The high standard of quality and unique features make the Cope
product line the preferred choice of installers and facility owners for power and datacom systems.
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