Is the product exposed to the elements and concerns are growing that water or dirt could pollute the sensitive electronics? Ever considered using cable glands to seal off the wires and cables that pass through the electrical enclosure? They are the ideal solution if superior protection is necessary.
The wide range available meets the International Protection Rating, IP68, standard to provide the highest level of protection according to this international standard. The 6 references that it is dust tight, and the 8 indicates that it can be immersed in water up to 1 meter deep,PG cable gland providing more than adequate protection from the weather or overspray. As a plus, these cable glands provide helpful strain relief. The ever growing line of these items is easy to use. They are supplied in multiple sizes and in 3 threads: NPT, PG or Metric, with all of the parts having optional lock nuts and washers available. If the enclosure is thick enough, one can easily thread them into a threaded hole, or for thin sheet metal enclosures one can utilize the lock nut and gasket to seal.
The cable gland product line carries the UL, CSA, VDE, and CE marks that are needed to meet the various standards around the world. Additionally, having these marks allows one to replace any existing competitive products or solutions with another since they have their own approvals. All of the products offer a variable clamping range that allows them to accommodate a wide variety of cables and in some cases offer multiple sizes with different clamping ranges. For the best results experts do recommend selecting the devices with the smallest maximum clamping range for the application, but any that covers the application’s range will still work.