Sometimes, you don't need to see a shrink. Unlike other products, Bentley Harris Expando Sleeving is braided sleeving that's made to stretch to give a conforming, self-fitting, and protective cover to a variety of applications.
This tough, lightweight woven material has a wide range of operating temperatures, and can be used to protect cable assemblies, hoses, and wire harnesses from chafing, cutting, and abrading. It's self-fitting over a range of different shapes and sizes and is a cost-effective solution.
Not that unlike the HR and PT versions, the FR line is considered fray-resistant, meaning that it can be cut with scissors instead of a hot knife without unravelling or unwinding, although you should still use a hot knife to avoid fraying altogether.
A: Sometimes, you might have jobs with irregularly shaped cables or objects inside — for example, a cable might have a ferrite bead or choke on it — this is the mysterious round thing near the end of a lot of power cables.
If you need to protect and hold a cable with one of these with others, or just a group of differently sized cables, then you're going to need the equivalent of a stretchy tube sock that will snap back tight to do the job, which is exactly what Bentley Harris Expando does. A big bonus from the braiding is that its open-weave also keeps the tubing from retaining water, humidity, and heat.
A: The main one is that the woven, interlocked design provides protection against chafing, cutting, and abrading. It's effectively layered, with irregular areas between the sections that allows it to prevent cutting while remaining flexible. In that way, it's similar to medieval chain mail armor.