Amphenol Industrial Operations is introducing a family of cable management products from industrial cord grips and cable glands through to ATEX and IECEx explosion-proof cable glands, designed to ensure the most secure cable connections to electrical equipment. It provides industrial OEMs with high-integrity devices for equipment requiring exceptionally sturdy cable connections.
A variety of sealing and cable retention options is available for both the cord grips and cable glands to provide moisture-proof strain relief at the entry of a cord, cable or other flexible conduit into electrical equipment. This watertight construction makes the cord grips and cable glands suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications such as in the marine, railway and automotive industries, process control, production machinery and communications equipment and installations.
Amphenol's industrial cord grips are made from diecast aluminium and the cable glands are available in machined aluminium or moulded plastic, with colour options. Strain relief options include compression nuts, mechanical clamp nuts or basket-weave cable grips. The cord grip bodies come in a straight version as well as in 45-degree and 90-degree elbows to enable custom cable routing. A single- or multiple-hole sealing grommet option is offered as well for additional customisation.
Conduit hub sizes range from 1/4in through 3-3/8in and the components accept cables ranging from 1/8in through 2-7/8in. Both products are suitable for use in hazardous locations as per the NEC and are CSA-certified.
Explosion-proof cable glands
The ATEX and IECEx explosion-proof cable glands provide grounding, bonding, insulation and strain relief or a combination of these functions. Combining an operating temperature range of -40 to +82degC (-40 to over +180degF) with their explosion-proof feature, the cable glands are suitable for harsher environments such as oil and gas exploration, production platforms, chemical and paint manufacturing plants as well as machinery and heavy equipment.
CSA-approved, the explosion-proof cable glands are also NEMA-rated and SIRA/ATEX-approved for use in Zone 1 and 2 rated applications. Available in brass or stainless steel, they can accept any type of cable including armour-braided cable. IP68-rated options are also available.
Amphenol's line of RoHS-compliant cable management devices is supported by a full range of accessories including locknuts, washers and earth tags. For versatility, most styles are offered with a choice of male or female and metric or NPT threads.