Waterproof gland takes cables with and without connectors

Foremost Electronics has announced the availability of the Icotek KVT-ER split cable gland which sets new standards in connectorized cable routing.

The KVT-ER cable gland is a liquid and dust proof (IP66/IP68), rugged, easy-to-install and a cost-effective solution for routing, sealing and strain relief of cables with or without preassembled connectors.

Icotek’s is a split design which enables routing and sealing cables with connectors or complete cable harnesses. It will also accept electric, pneumatic or hydraulic lines without terminals or connectors and allows corrugated conduits to be easily routed into control panels, enclosures or machinery and then sealed and strain relieved.

Up to 4 lines with diameters from 1 to 16mm or one line from 16 to 35mm can be routed and sealed with the KVT-ER cable gland. The maximum dimensions of the routed pre-assembled connectors depend on the metric cut-out sizes, not on the split cable grommets. The split design of the gland facilitates simple retrofitting, repairs and maintenance as it is simple to assemble around the routed lines. The KVT-ER sizes are based on standard metric panel cut-outs M32, M50 and M63 and hexagonal locknuts are included in the package.

Due to the high contact pressure, injected elastomer gasket and the use of KT single-hole cable grommets, the KVT-ER cable gland meets IP65, IP66, IP67 and IP68 protection ratings. In addition the KVT-ER cable gland enables strain relief on the routed cables according to EN 62444. NEMA TYPE 12 / 4X and c UR US certifications are currently in progress.

Key features of the Icotek KVT-ER cable gland includes modern design improving end system aesthetics, warranty of pre-terminated cables maintained, retrofits, repairs and maintenance are simple and fast, high cable density, very robust housing, vibration resistant, flame resistance to UL94-V0 self-extinguishing, operating temperature range – 30°C to + 110°C, halogen-free and silicone-free.

In order to achieve the certified protection ratings and still be able to offer the highest flexibility in cable diameters, single-hole cables may be used and are available over a diameter range of 1 to 35mm. Unused grommets can be sealed with plugs ensuring the protection ratings are retained. For routing of D-Sub connectors icotek offers special KGM locknuts with specific cut-outs.

Direct earthing of electromagnetic interference at the point of entry (e.g. at the enclosure or machine wall) is possible by using the KVT-EMC shield clamp bracket. As a result, the cable gland size KVT-ER 32 is also a cost-effective alternative to expensive EMC cable glands.

Applications for Icotek products include machine tools, railway technology, wind turbines, solar technology, vehicle construction and packaging machines, automation and robotics.

Alan Vincent, Sales Director of Foremost, commented: “The new Icotek KVT-ER split cable gland allows simple and waterproof assembly and maintenance of combinations of electric lines, pneumatic and hydraulic hoses or optical fibre into a machine, plant or a control cabinet. For applications that have the possibility of extreme contamination by water, dust, vibration or operating temperatures Icotek offer reliable, cost effective solutions.”

Source 4most Electronics
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