Finding the right cable gland

Paul Boughton

Cable gland design has become increasingly varied as manufacturers begin to realise that they need to offer their customers a distinct advantage in order to hold on to their market share. 

With all this variation it can be hard to find the cable gland that is right for your application, Hylec-APL. 

Cable glands may seem like a fairly straight forward product to specify. After all, a standard dome top gland has a relatively low unit price, offers IP68 protection and is simple to install. 

However, they are also often high-volume products meaning that any efficiency improvements during the installation stage can have a knock-on effect on installation costs. A specialist gland that has a feature which reduces installation time, for example, can result in several hours saved over the space of a week and increased profitability.

Other applications may require a level of specialism that standard products are no able to deliver. Railway applications, ATEX zones and emergency systems, for example, all require that components meet special regulations.



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