When you have groups of big bundles of cables to keep together, organize, and identify, then lacing tapes and cords are what you need for the job. They're often used for bundling and yoking cables in aerospace and other vehicle applications, as well as attaching cables to vertical supports.
Our lacing tapes and cords come in flat braided nylon, polyester, Nomex, or Teflon™ for that added heat protection, of for the ultimate in strength and endurance, try out our Flat Braided Teflon Coated Fiberglass Lacing Tape.
If you need something a little bit different than a tape, we have nylon lacing twine.
A: Normally terms used in sewing, they can also apply to knots. A running stitch is simply a single, short section of thread that alternates being above and below the fabric, usually in sections of equal length.
In the case of lacing tape, which works in three dimensions, the "stitches" actually run vertically, with the tape looped around the cables, crossed over and twisted before being knotted and heading off to start the next loop. A lock-stitch is simply one that is designed to not become untied easily.
A: Lacing tapes and cords are ideal when you have large bundles of cables to secure together that are too big for any possible size of heat-shrink. If you're working with a bunch of cables as thick as your wrist, then you're going to be tying them together with tape or cord.
Frequently in these kinds of applications, the cables in question are already heavily insulated and protected, so you don't need to add any extra layers, but you'll probably also want easy access for maintenance and repair. This leaves lacing tape and cords as your perfect solution.