Cable Glands

Our comprehensive range of cable glands features our exclusive expressTERM line and the acclaimed MAXIblock range from our partner, Cembre. Designed to meet the highest standards of safety and durability, our selection caters to a wide array of industrial requirements, ensuring reliability and performance in any setting.

Available in this department:

  • Industrial Cable Glands - IP68 Nylon Glands, EXe Nylon Glands, and Cembre MAXIblock Polyamide glands in various sizes
  • Nylon IP Sealing Washers - Nylon IP washers, sizes 16mm - 50mm, used to maintain the IP rating of cable glands
  • Cable Gland Kits - Electrical cable gland kits supplied with shroud, locknut and earth tag together.
    • Cable gland kits available for ATEX, CW, BW, Stuffing, Long Thread and E1W Weatherproof glands.
  • Cable Shrouds - CW & BW LSF low smoke, zero halogen shrouds.
  • Earth Tags - Brass earth tags provide an earthing attachment for cable glands
  • Stopping Plugs - IP68 and brass blanking plugs in a hexagonal shape
  • Locknuts - Brass, nylon & Cembre MAXIblock polyamide lock nuts for securing cable glands
  • Reducers & Adaptors - Ex e, Ex d, brass & nickel reducers and adaptors, IP68 rated

What is a cable gland used for?

A cable gland is used to securely attach and seal cables entering an electrical enclosure, providing strain relief and protecting connections from dust, moisture, and mechanical stress. It ensures the integrity and safety of electrical systems across various applications and environments.

Are cable glands waterproof?

Cable glands can be waterproof, with specific types like IP68-rated glands offering complete protection against dust and long-term immersion in water. They ensure a secure seal around cables, safeguarding electrical systems in wet and harsh environments.

What is the IP rating of a cable gland?

The IP rating of a cable gland denotes its ingress protection level, with a rating like IP68 serving as an example. IP68 indicates total dust resistance and the ability to withstand continuous submersion in water, ensuring optimal performance in the most demanding conditions.

What does IP68 standard mean?

The IP68 standard, part of the Ingress Protection (IP) rating system, signifies a high level of protection against water and dust. The "6" in IP68 indicates complete dust resistance, while the "8" denotes the device's ability to withstand continuous immersion in water, making it ideal for various environments and applications.

What is an IP washer?

An IP washer is a type of sealing washer designed to enhance the Ingress Protection (IP) rating of cable glands , ensuring a tight seal against dust and water, thereby protecting electrical systems in various environments.

What are sealing washers used for?

Sealing washers are used to create a secure, watertight, and dustproof seal between components, thereby protecting electrical systems in various environments, such as in cable gland installations. They prevent moisture and contaminants from entering electrical enclosures, ensuring the protection and longevity of electrical systems in various environmental conditions.

What is an ATEX gland?

ATEX glands are specialised cable glands designed for hazardous environments where there is a risk of explosive atmospheres. These glands ensure the safe passage of cables through equipment or enclosures, preventing the entry of flammable gases or dust. ATEX glands are crucial for maintaining safety in potentially explosive settings.

What is the difference between BW and CW glands?

BW cable glands are designed for use in indoor settings, providing mechanical cable retention and electrical continuity.

CW cable glands are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, offering enhanced sealing and environmental protection for SWA cables.

What is a stuffing gland used for?

A stuffing gland is a type of cable gland used for unarmoured cables , providing waterproofing up to the IP66 standard.It is designed to terminate cables securely, offering additional support and insulation in various applications, ensuring a reliable connection and protection against environmental elements like dust, dirt, and moisture.

Are stuffing glands waterproof?

Stuffing glands are waterproof up to the IP66 standard, providing protection against dust and moisture in various applications. These glands ensure a secure termination for unarmoured cables, maintaining reliability and safety in electrical installations.

What is an electrical shroud?

An electrical shroud is a protective cover used in electrical installations to prevent contact with live parts. Low smoke zero halogen (LSF) shrouds, made from fire-resistant materials, are crucial for safety in areas where fire risk is high. They come in different types and sizes to fit various applications, ensuring protection and compliance with safety standards.

What is the purpose of a cable gland shroud?

A cable gland shroud is used to cover the cable gland, enhancing its protection against environmental factors such as dust, moisture, and UV radiation. It also improves safety by reducing the risk of accidental contact with the gland's metal parts, offering an additional layer of insulation.

What is an earth tag?

An earth tag is a component used in cable gland assemblies to ensure electrical continuity and grounding. Positioned between the cable gland and equipment, it facilitates a secure earth connection, enhancing safety by providing a path for fault currents and reducing the risk of electric shock or fire in electrical installations.

What is a cable gland kit?

A cable gland kit includes all the necessary components for securely attaching and sealing a cable to an enclosure, ensuring a watertight and dustproof connection. Typically, it contains cable glands, locknuts, earth tags and shrouds. Kits are tailored for specific cable types and applications, providing everything needed for a reliable and compliant installation.

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