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Cable Glands: Back to Basics

In harsh environments, cables are terminated using cable glands. Basically, the role of this component is to pass a cable, wire or tube through a hole or enclosure. With the help of these components, you can enjoy strain relief and many other benefits.

Cable glands are also used as a seal to prevent exterior impurities from damaging the cable or electrical system. Given below is the list of a few common contaminants or impurities:

  • Dost
  • Dirt
  • Liquids

As said earlier, it prevent the cables from pulls and twists. Therefore, the cable stays in the machine. This way they allow a stable and safe connection between the cable and the machine.

Now, let’s find out about the cable gland parts and the materials they are made of.

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