A Cable Gland is a small device that has been designed using various different methods and structure appearances to attach and secure the end of a cable to its designated equipment. Cable glands are often made with different materials depending on the type of equipment they will be used with.
A cable gland helps the equipment and cables by providing extra strength to the cable connection, in terms of strain relief and connects to the specific cable it has been designed for. Cable glands aren’t always used for providing extra strength when connecting cables to large applications and equipment. They can also be used to seal cables which pass through bulkheads or gland plates.
Within the cable gland industry, there are four main types of metal that are used to help manufacture these cable glands correctly and efficiently. These are: Plastic, Brass, Aluminum and Stainless Steel. Each material offers its own uses and benefits towards different types of cables and the equipment they are used with. There are also a wide range of Plastic and Nylon cable glands available.
Due to their different types of design with different materials, it allows the cable glands to be used in different surrounds and scenarios. This includes usage with all types of electrical power, control, data and telecommunication cables and instrumentation. Cable glands are also rated using their own rating system called IP. IP ratings give the cable glands a different rating depending on their design and their efficiency throughout different tasks. These ratings often go up to IP68 and IP69K.
Lapp Cables produce a wide range of SKINTOP cable glands for all uses.