by Tyler Huebner
Last month, Nick Korth, the Product Marketing Manager for Energy at HellermannTyton, invited me to visit their Milwaukee factory.
This is an impressive operation. HellermannTyton manufactures and distributes a number of parts that make solar installations possible, all across America.
From zip ties for wire management to small clips that are used in each panel, HellermannTyton makes millions of these small parts which go in everything from rooftop solar for homes to utility scale projects.
The company is also a leader in ensuring compliance with electrical codes. From wire management to labeling, the company helps solar installers ensure their projects are installed correctly and safely.
HellermannTyton makes this equipment right in Wisconsin, but sells it to solar projects all over the country. They have a number of assembly lines with huge presses for making both plastic and metal parts.
In addition, the company makes wire management systems for automobiles. Nick explained how the system below is for a modern gasoline-powered vehicle. He said the same types of wire harnesses for electric cars are at about twice as long and twice as thick.