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Helukabel’s clip-through compression glands

June 2015 Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

The introduction of Helukabel’s HeluTop Easy compression glands means that now installers simply push the bottom end through the hole and twist to secure it, equally as tight as any hand fastened alternative. The installer can also space the glands more closely to save space as no tool entry is required for further fastening.

The HeluTop Easy compression glands replaces traditional threaded locknut compression glands, which require the bottom end of the gland to be pushed through the cable entry hole and a locknut secured from the other side (usually requires another person to fasten the glands from the other side). Traditional glands also need to be spaced sufficiently far apart to allow spanners or other fasteners to be used to tighten each gland.

“Where the old compression glands may have taken two or three minutes to install and mostly required an additional pair of hands on the inside of the cabinet to fasten locknuts, our new HeluTop Easy simply clips and twists into place in two seconds,” says Doug Gunnewegh of Helukabel.

He adds that on large-scale or complex jobs, the use of our new clip-in solution can save hours of manpower and further frees manpower to be used elsewhere on the installation. The product’s unique, patented spring/snap system allows easier installations in hard-to-reach areas and in no-access spaces where locknuts cannot be used. There are no disadvantages only substantial savings in man-hours and the ability to minimise space needed for shoot-through of multiple cables.

Advantages:

• No tools required for installation.

• No threaded holes required.

• No locknuts required.

• VDE-according to DIN EN62444.

• Installation in tight areas and no-access spaces (lock nut side).

• Assembly: push cable gland in and turn clockwise, can be done by hand.

• Large wall thickness range: 0,5-4 mm.

For more information contact Doug Gunnewegh, Helukabel South Africa, +27 (0)11 462 8752, doug.gunnewegh@helukabel.co.za, www.helukabel.co.za



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