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Cable Glands Are Mechanical Cable

Update:14-02-2020
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A device designed to permit the entry of a cable, flexi […]

A device designed to permit the entry of a cable, flexible cable or insulated conductor into an enclosure, and which provides sealing and retention.

It also provides significant functions such as earthing, bonding, insulation, cable guarding, strain relief or a combination of these. They are mechanical fittings that form part of the electrical installation material.

A cable gland (also known as a cable connector or fitting) is a device designed to attach and secure the end of an electrical cable to the equipment.

A cable gland provides strain-relief and connects by a means suitable for the type and description of cable for which it is designed—including provision for making electrical connection to the armour or braid and lead or aluminium sheath of the cable, if any. Cable glands may also be used for sealing cables passing through bulkheads or gland plates.

Cable glands are mechanical cable entry devices. They are used throughout a number of industries in conjunction with cable and wiring used in electrical instrumentation and automation systems.

Cable glands may be used on all types of electrical power, control, instrumentation, data and telecommunications cables. They are used as a sealing and termination device to ensure that the characteristics of the enclosure which the cable enters can be maintained adequately.

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