Cable Glands are used to provide further strength, safety and security to cable technologies. They are small devices which are made from various different materials and provide many different cable uses.
Generally they are applied to secure cable ends to selected equipment or to other cables. The same standard of quality is required for cable glands as to any other cable, cable parts or accessories. To ensure a safe, secure and reliable cable technology, it is imperative that all individual components meet the same sure standard.
Cable Glands are made out of 4 main types of materials; Plastic, Brass, Aluminium and Stainless Steel are the most commonly used, but they are also available in Nylon and Plastic compounds. Generally, the chosen material of a cable gland is dependent on the type of cable used, the conditions of the application or the equipment.
Cable Glands are used in a number of different industries that are associated with cable and wiring technologies that are used in automation systems and electrical instrumentation. Their chief purpose is for strengthening cable connections and to reduce their mechanical stress. They can also be used to seal cables that pass inside gland plates or bulk heads.
There is further information here regarding the most advanced Skintop Cable Glands available on the market.