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Cable glands are defined as ‘mechanical cable entry devices’ which are used in conjunction with cable and wiring for electrical, instrumentation & control, and automation systems, including lighting, power, data and telecoms.
The main functions of the Cable Gland are to act as a sealing and terminating device to ensure the protection of electrical equipment and enclosures, including the provision of:
Cable glands can be constructed from metallic or non-metallic materials (or a combination of both) which may also be resistant to corrosion as determined by selection to a standard, or by corrosion resistance tests.
When used in explosive atmospheres in particular, it is crucial that cable glands are approved for the selected type of cable and that they maintain the level of protection of the equipment to which they are attached.