Bridle Rings / Cable Rings

Are you looking for a professional and affordable tool to support your non-data sensitive low speed electrical cables? If yes, then bridle rings may provide the solution you need for supporting low voltage electrical & data cables.

Bridle rings are one of the most common tools for supporting both horizontally and vertically hanging cables. At Hookandhanger.com, we specialize in various types of bridle rings that cater to your individual needs. These cable management tools come in several sizes ranging from ¾" up to 2" in diameter.

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  1. Machine Thread Bridle Ring ¼"-20 x 1.25" - BR4T125
    As low as $0.69
  2. Machine Thread Bridle Ring 10-24 x 2" - BR2T200
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  3. Machine Thread Bridle Ring ¼"-20 x 4" - BR4T400
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  4. Machine Thread Bridle Ring ¼"-20 x 1.5" - BR4T150
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  5. 316 Stainless Steel - Machine Thread Bridle Ring ¼"-20 x 2" - BR4T200SS
    As low as $2.19
  6. Machine Thread Bridle Ring 10-24 x 3/4" - BR2T075
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  7. 316 Stainless Steel - Machine Thread Bridle Ring ¼"-20 x 1.25" - BR4T125SS
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  8. Machine Thread Bridle Ring ¼"-20 x 2" - BR4T200
    As low as $0.80
  9. 316 Stainless Steel - Wood Screw Bridle Ring - 1.25" - BR4T125WSSS
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  10. Wood Screw Bridle Ring - 2" - BR4T200WS
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  11. Wood Screw Bridle Ring - 1.25" - BR4T125WS
    As low as $0.69
  12. 316 Stainless Steel - Wood Screw Bridle Ring - 2" - BR4T200WSSS
    As low as $2.19
  13. HOK58 Hammer-on beam clamp for flanges 5/16" - 1/2" thick assembled to 38TI Rod hanger with 3/8"-16 threaded impressions
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  14. HOK58 Hammer-on beam clamp for flanges 5/16" - 1/2" thick assembled to 14TI Rod hanger with 1/4"-20 threaded impressions
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  15. HOK24 Hammer-on beam clamp for flanges 1/8" - 1/4" thick assembled to 38TI Rod hanger with 3/8"-16 threaded impressions
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  16. HOK24 Hammer-on beam clamp for flanges 1/8" - 1/4" thick assembled to 14TI Rod hanger with 1/4"-20 threaded impressions
    As low as $1.21
  17. Pot Magnet
    $38.50 (Pk10)
  18. Knock-on Beam Clamp Flanges 5/16" - 1/2" THICK
    Now Only $0.93 (each) Regular Price $1.11
  19. Knock-on Beam Clamp Flanges 1/8" - 1/4" THICK
    Now Only $0.87 (each) Regular Price $1.11
  20. Eye Coupling for 1/4" Threaded Rod
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  21. Angle Clip with Eye Coupling
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What are Bridle Rings / Cable Rings?

Bridle rings are one of the most common tools for supporting both horizontally and vertically hanging cables. At Hookandhanger.com, we specialize in various types of bridle rings that cater to your individual needs. These cable rings come in several sizes ranging from ¾" up to 2" in diameter. 

Bridle rings or cable rings are zinc-plated steel loops designed to support clusters of wires and cables. These rings can be used with different beam or flange clamps and screw anchors for hanging drop wires. The ends of the loops are threaded, allowing them to be fastened to masonry, wood, or steel surfaces. 

The circular portion of the ring has an opening that allows the wires to passed through, thereby restricting movement when the wire or cable is pulled perpendicular to its length. Unlike clamped solutions, this opening element permits movement in the longitudinal direction so wires and cables can be easily pulled out or pushed in during installation. 

Our bridle rings are also designed with strength in mind. A standard 2" diameter bridle ring can support up to 50 lbs of cable and wiring. The overall load-carrying capacities of these tools depending on the ring size and material. 

Bridle rings are also ideal for both indoor and outdoor usage. Some bridle rings come with a galvanized finish, increasing their corrosion resistance in exterior applications. Both stainless steel and galvanized steel rings are ideally suited for aggressive environments with high concentrations of chlorides and other rust-causing elements. 

What Types of Cables Can Be Supported With Bridle Rings?

Bridle rings can be used to hang various high-performance voice/datacom wires. This includes both sensitive and non-data sensitive cables (in the case of sensitive cables – use the bridle ring with included sadldle. 

When used in a cluster, cables tend to sag, which can cause bandwidth deterioration. In such situations, a wider supporting surface can help to minimize sags and kinks. Our plastic saddles are designed to easily clip onto our 2" bridle rings, increasing the width of the support area and eliminating the unwanted side effects of sagging data-sensitive cables. Bridle rings with pre-installed with saddles are also available. 

The saddles available at Hooks and Hangers are compliant with UL, CUL, NEC, and EIA/TIA industry standards and requirements. They are also Plenum rated for usage in air-handling spaces. 

What Are the Benefits of Bridle Rings?

Bridle rings offer numerous benefits, each lending themselves to various situations. These rings are a simpler and more economical alternative to J-hooks and cable trays. Hence, when possible, contractors will often opt for bridle rings for their client's cable management needs. Here are some features that make bridle rings so favorable across many industries.

Bridle Rings are Versatile 

At Hooks and Hangers, we use top quality bridle rings that are manufactured from galvanized, stainless, and copper coated steel. Each material offers different levels of protection in various environments. Our rings also come in several sizes to accommodate multiple sizes of wire clusters. 

They are Quick and Easy to Install 

Bridle rings can be installed within minutes without specialized tools and equipment. The threaded end of the ring is fastened to the supporting surface, laying the foundation for routing the wires through the loop. The movement of the cables is restricted within the loop, maintaining the order of your cable clusters. 

A Cost-Effective and Long-Term Cable Management Solution

Bridle rings are designed to be both affordable and durable. Their premium material construction ensures that they have a long lifespan in the most demanding environments. 

Where Can Bridle Cable Rings Be Installed?

The machine threaded end of our bridle rings allows them to be effortlessly installed on numerous surfaces, including:

  • C-Purlin Clips
  • Z-Purlin Clips
  • Acoustical T-Grid
  • Beam Flanges up to ¾”
  • Concrete walls & ceilings
  • Drop Wire

How to Install Bridle Cable Rings on Different Surfaces?

Installing bridle rings is a relatively straightforward process. Below, we outline some of the ways you can fasten the rings to different surface materials. 

Installing on Wood 

At Hooks and Hangers, we offer specialized bridle rings for installation on wooden surfaces. These tools have distinctive threads designed to penetrate wood, with ¼-20 being the standard thread type. 

These bridle rings can be installed by hand, with or without the use of a pilot hole, depending on the density of the wooden support. Simply press the threaded end against the wood and rotate the ring in a clockwise direction.  

Installing on Steel Beams 

A quick and easy method to install bridle rings on a steel beam is to use beam clamps tapped for ¼-20 threads. Several types of beam clamps are available, including hammer-on, knock-on, and spring beam clamp. All you need to do is fasten the clamp to the beam flange and manually screw in the ring. 

Installing on Concrete Ceilings 

Various attachments can be used to attach bridle rings to concrete surfaces. At Hooks and Hangers, we offer angle clips with eye couplings that allow the rings to be fastened to concrete surfaces via pins, nails, and screws. Drills, hammers, or powder-actuated tools can then be used to drive the fastener into the concrete. 

What Is the Recommended Spacing Between Bridle Rings?

It is not advised to put excessive weight on these cable supports directly. It is better to use bridle rings in conjunction with other cable management tools like J-hooks, allowing the load to be evenly distributed between supports. Ideally, you should try to maintain a 4 to 5 feet spacing between adjacent rings. In addition to minimizing the load per ring, this spacing ensures that cables do not experience unwanted sag. 

What Are Some of the Most Common Applications of Bridle Rings?

Bridle rings offer safe aerial distribution and support to all types of electrical cables, communication cables, and, in some cases, even piping. Industrial facilities that frequently use bridle rings include:

- Power generation plants

- Solar and wind power plants 

- Telecommunication facilities 

- Railroads and transit infrastructure

- Oil pipelines and refineries

- Chemical plants 

- Mines and tunnels 

Bridle rings may be simplistic in their construction, but they are one of the most cost-effective and efficient cable management tools available. If you would like to learn more about how bridle rings can be used on your job, feel free to reach out to our support team today!