Extensive Assortment of New Cable Management Solutions from Amphenol Enables More Secure Connections to Electrical Equipment
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Amphenol Corp., Amphenol Aerospace
40-60 Delaware Ave.
Sidney, NY, 13838
Press release date: September 1, 2008
Sidney, N.Y. September 2008 - Amphenol Industrial, a global leader in interconnect systems, recently introduced a new line of cable management solutions, including cord grips and cable glands, that offer extensive options to ensure the most secure cable connections to electrical equipment. The line, which ranges from industrial cord grips and cable glands to ATEX and IECEx explosion-proof cable glands, are ideal for a variety of applications that require exceptionally sturdy cable connections as found in the electrical, automotive, industrial and railway industries.
A variety of sealing and cable retention options available for both the cord grips and cable glands provide moisture-proof strain relief at the entry of a cord, cable or other flexible conduit into electrical equipment. This watertight construction makes the cord grips and cable glands suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, including shipyards, process control, production machinery, trucking, radio and radar.
Amphenol's industrial cord grips are made from diecast aluminum and the cable glands are available in machined aluminum or molded plastic, with color options. Strain relief options include compression nuts, mechanical clamp nuts or basket-weave cable grips. The cord grip bodies come in a straight version as well as in 45° and 90° elbows to allow for custom cable routing. A single- or multiple-hole sealing grommet option is offered as well to allow for additional customization.
Conduit hub sizes range from 1/4" through 3-3/8" and the components accept cables ranging from 1/8" through 2-7/8". Both products are suitable for use in hazardous locations as per the NEC and are CSA certified.
The new ATEX and IECEx explosion-proof cable glands from Amphenol provide grounding, bonding, insulation and strain relief or a combination of these functions. Combining an operating temperature range of -40°F to over 180°F (-40°C to 82°C) with their explosion proof feature, the cable glands are ideal for harsher environments such as oil and gas exploration, production platforms, chemical and paint manufacturing plants as well as machinery and heavy equipment.
The explosion-proof cable glands are CSA approved, NEMA rated and SIRA/ATEX-approved for use in Zone 1 and 2 rated applications. The cable glands, available in brass or stainless steel, can accept any type of cable, including armor-braided cable, and feature IP68-rated product options.
Amphenol's line of RoHS-compliant cable management solutions is supported by a complete line of accessories consisting of locknuts, washers and earth tags. Male and female threads as well as both metric and NPT threads are available for most styles increasing the line's flexibility.
Pricing for the industrial cord grips and cable glands starts at $5 per unit. Pricing for the ATEX and IECEx cable glands starts at $10 per unit. Delivery is 4-6 weeks ARO.
For more information, please visit www.amphenol-industrial.com or e-mail email@example.com
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Amphenol Industrial Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including base stations, rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, and petrochemical/power generation. Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol's MIL-C-5015 cylindrical, MIL-C-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400 people and is both ISO9001 and MIL-STD-790 certified. Amphenol Industrial Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2006 sales topping $2.5 billion.