Best Practices in Electrical Installation : Schnabl Fasteners

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Best Practices in Conduit Systems and the Benefits of Schnabl Fasteners

Conduit systems play a crucial role in electrical installations, providing protection and organization for wiring in various environments. Within these systems, the choice of fasteners is pivotal, with Schnabl fasteners standing out for their efficiency and reliability. In this article, we delve into the best practices in conduit systems, highlight the advantages of using Schnabl fasteners, and contrast them with traditional fasteners.

Understanding Conduit Systems

Conduit systems are pathways that house electrical wires, cables, and other conductors, shielding them from external elements such as moisture, dust, and physical damage. These systems are essential for both residential and commercial installations, ensuring safety, code compliance, and ease of maintenance.

Best Practices in Conduit Installation

Proper Sizing and Type Selection: Selecting the appropriate conduit size and type based on the application and the number of conductors is fundamental.
Alignment and Support: Conduits should be installed in straight runs with proper alignment to facilitate wire pulling and minimize stress on conductors.
Secure Fastening: Fasteners are crucial for securing conduits to surfaces and maintaining stability.Traditional fasteners like saddle types have been commonly used but come with limitations compared to innovative solutions like Schnabl fasteners.


Traditional Fasteners
Traditional saddle fasteners are commonly used but can cause stress concentrations at contact points, potentially leading to conduit deformation and damage to conductors.
They also require separate hardware for installation, increasing complexity and time.

Introduction to Schnabl Fasteners

schnabl fasteners for conduits

Quick Installation: Schnabl fasteners feature a snap-in design, allowing for rapid installation without the need for additional tools or hardware. This saves time and labor costs, making them ideal for large-scale projects.
Secure Locking Mechanism: Once snapped into place, Schnabl fasteners provide a secure locking mechanism that prevents movement and ensures conduits remain in position.
Reduced Conductor Damage: The smooth, rounded edges of Schnabl fasteners minimize friction and abrasion on conductors during installation and maintenance, reducing the risk of damage and extending the lifespan of electrical systems.
Versatility: Schnabl fasteners are compatible with various conduit types and sizes, offering versatility in installation applications. They can be used in diverse environments, including indoor, outdoor, and corrosive settings.

Types of Fasteners

bc clip


The fast clip for all surfaces
Material: halogen-free HO, PP, UV-stabilised,
temperature range: –10 to +85 °C IEC
/ EN 61386-
25:2011 tested


The flexible, millimeter-accurate way of mounting insulated and non-insulated pipes on all surfaces. Each type is suitable for at least two pipe sizes.
Withstands up to 40 kg of extraction force.
Material PP, light grey,
temperature range: -10 to +85 °C

ec clip


For mounting pipes of different dimensions on all surfaces.
Material halogen-free H0, ABS, UV-stabilised,
temperature range: –20 to +85 °C

esd euro fastening anchor

The ESD is the “clip on” fixing for the Schnabl EC Euro-Clip and FC Flexi-Clip.
Material halogen-free HO,
PA 6, UV-stabilised,
temperature range: –20 to +85 °C
IEC / EN 61386-1:2008,
IEC / EN 61386-25:2011 tested


For pipe installation, with or without isolation, for example on ceilings and under concrete.
Material halogen-free HO, PP, light grey, UV-stabilized,
temperature range: –10 to +85 °C

For pipe installation, with or without isolation, for example on ceilings and under concrete.
Material halogen-free HO,
PP, light grey, UV-stabilized,
temperature range: –10 to +85 °C

Applications :


Incorporating best practices in conduit systems and leveraging innovative solutions like Schnabl fasteners ensures efficient, durable, and safe electrical installations. While traditional fasteners have been prevalent, their limitations in terms of installation time, conductor protection, and complexity highlight the advantages of adopting Schnabl fasteners for modern electrical projects

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Bahnhofplatz 1, Postbox 63, 3100 St. Pölten, Austria

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