How do you know which Cable Glands are suitable for your application?
Jan 28, 2022
The purpose of strain-relief cable glands
Cable Glands play many important roles in Cable management. Designed to connect and fix Cable ends and their connected equipment, Cable Glands provide grounding, grounding, insulation, bonding and stress relief. They can also be used to seal cables that run through sealing plate partitions.
Cable glands are usually located in dangerous or harsh environments that require electrical sparks containing flames, or repels external contaminants such as dust, dirt and liquids. Among other things, their job is to prevent cables from twisting or pulling to ensure safe connections and sustained performance.
So how do you know which Cable Glands are suitable for your application?
How to select Cable Glands?
There is a world of choice, and unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all option. But it does mean that you can customize the cable sealing sleeve to your parameters. To do this, you first need to consider a number of environmental and application factors.
The role of environment
It doesn't matter if you work in aerospace, industrial, Marine, power and utilities, telecommunications, or any other critical industry. It is important to determine the core application environment of Cable Glands.
Questions to ask yourself:
Do you use it indoors or outdoors?
Will it be located in a safe industrial area or in a dangerous or explosive environment?
What is the temperature? Is it constant?
Is the surrounding area wet or dusty?
Are there any gases or corrosive substances nearby?
Your answers will help determine cable joint specifications and whether special protective coatings or coatings are required.
Purpose of installing Cable Glands
Different cables require different types of Cable Glands. For example, armored cables (also known as steel wire armored (SWA)) have different requirements than non-armored cables. Armoured or SWA cables are used for external walls or underground.
Guide to cable joint dimensions
To determine the correct size for armoured and unarmoured Cable Glands, you need to consider:
The construction scale
Type of cable joint material
The properties of cable joint materials vary by application, environment, and cable type.
Metal Cable glands
Metal cable connectors are used in a range of applications, including the chemical industry, technology and areas where special mechanical and chemical stability is required. The advantages are durability over time even under wet conditions and rigid stability.
Plastic Cable glands
Plastic cable joints have a wide cable range due to their claw shape and seal design, making them ideal for a wide range of applications. The advantages are resistance to salt water, grease and weak acids.
Brass Cable glands
Brass Cable Glands are widely used in medical equipment, control equipment, measuring equipment and machinery,
Brass Cable Glands have corrosion resistance, electrical conductivity and thermal conductivity.
Nylon Cable glands
Nylon Cable Glands are mainly used for telecommunications, instrumentation, data lines, power, and are very suitable for flexible cables. Furthermore, nylon Cable Glands are high stress relieved and can withstand the highest IP level (IP68). Provides color coded cable colors.
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