Item B9 Self-Clinching Cable Straps MS3361-1-0
These straps are not to be used under the following conditions:
In temperature environments which exceed 85 C (185°F).
On coaxial cables or bundles containing coaxial cables which do not have hard dielectrics.
In areas where excess material from strap cuttings or failure of the mounted strap would allow
plastic to fall into moving mechanical parts.
On the outside of cables or bundles that will be dragged through tight or unreachable spaces
during final aircraft installation.
Where failure of the strap would permit movement of the wiring against parts which could
damage the insulation or allow wiring to foul mechanical linkages.
In high vibration areas.
In areas of severe wind or moisture problems (SWAMP).
When use of these straps is prevented by these restrictions, use tie tape (Item A35) for secondary ties between damps.
Position the strap around the bundle with the flat side of the large end against the bundle.
Thread tip through eye; then hand pull strap tight against the bundle.
Adjust the tool tension setting to 7 (Item A34).
Pass the free end of the cable tie through the slot in the end of the tool; then push tool snugly against the strap.
While holding strap firmly against side of tool and tool face squarely against large end of strap, pump handle
several times without fully activating the tool's cutting knife. Once the strap has been stretched to its maximum, squeeze
handle slowly and firmly until strap is cut.
The strap must be cut flush with the surface in order to eliminate painful cuts and scratches from
protruding strap ends.
If strap end is not cut flush, remove the strap and install a new strap in its place.
Pick up for appropriate disposal all broken straps and strap ends that were cut off.
Figure 9-26. Item B9 Self-Clinching Cable Straps