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Cable and Cable Glands

Basic Introduction

Cable and Cable Glands

What are Cable Glands?


Cable glands are fittings used to terminate electrical cable and cords that are installed into enclosures, motors, pumps, generators,
Cable Glands

Cable and Cable Glands

Why Cable Glands?


Cable glands are the universal replacement for a condulet. They are used in every country in the world and will continue to be used more and more, even in the USA. Why?
Cable glands offer superior corrosion resistance (up to IP68) over iron and aluminum condulets. Most outlast even PVC coated condulets. Smaller in size, installation versatility. Many glands offer cost and labor savings, especially with the price of conduit where it is today. Most OEM customers are already using cable and glands. Other customers such as automotive, pulp and paper, and pharmaceuticals are gravitating toward cable and glands. Chemical plants and refineries are also using glands for process and instrumentation areas. The IEC standard wiring method is with cable and glands worldwide. IEC Electrical Sales are much larger globally than NEC.

Important Topics
What are the types of cables that our customers use on a regular basis?

Which of our cable glands work with these cables? Which cable glands are on the shelf in Roanoke, VA?

Cable and Cable Glands

IEC Cables
Types
SWA Steel Wire Armour
GSWA Galvanized Steel Wire Armour

Applications:
Onshore Instrumentation Low Voltage Control

Offer
Our TAB1 Series glands for brass/NP brass applications TAS1 Series glands for stainless steel applications

Cable and Cable Glands

IEC Cables
Types
SWB Steel Wire Braid
GSWB Galvanized Steel Wire Braid

Applications:
Offshore Instrumentation Offshore Telecommunications Ships / Offshore Platforms International Drilling

Product Offer
TAB1 Series glands for brass/NP brass applications TAS1 Series glands for stainless steel applications

Cable and Cable Glands

IEC Cables
Type
STA Steel Tape Armour

Applications:
Offshore Instrumentation Offshore Telecommunications Ships / Offshore Platforms International Drilling

Product Offering
TAB1 Series glands for brass/NP brass applications
TAS1 Series glands for stainless steel applications

Cable and Cable Glands

IEC Cables
Type
Marine Shipboard Cable Braided

Applications
Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs)

Ships / Offshore Fixed/Floating Production


Facilities USA Drilling

Product Offering
TU1SC Series glands for brass/NP brass TU1SCS for stainless steel applications
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Cable and Cable Glands

IEC Cables
Type
Marine Shipboard Cable Armored

Applications
Instrumentation and communication onboard ships and offshore

Product Offering
TAB1 Series glands for brass/NP brass TAS1 Series glands for stainless steel applications

Cable and Cable Glands

IEC Cables
Type
TECK Cable widely used in Canada

Applications
Power and control for: mines, pulp and paper, petrochemical, residential, and commercial construction.

Product Offering
TMCX Series Terminator glands in brass NP in brass or stainless steel materials

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Cable and Cable Glands

Cables
Type
MC (Metal Clad) Cables and TC (Tray Cables)

Applications
Power, control, and instrumentation for all industries.

Product Offer
TMC/TMCX Terminator Series glands in brass NP brass or aluminum materials

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Cable and Cable Glands Cable and Cable Gland Breakdown


Series
TAB1 / TAS1 TAB3 / TAS3 TACFB / TACFS TU1SC / TU3SC TUCFB / TUCFS TMC / TMCX ST

Cable Type
SWA / GSWB / STA / Marine Shipboard
*NP Brass TAB1 common sizes IN STOCK in Roanoke, VA

SWA / GSWB / STA / Marine Shipboard SWA / GSWB / STA / Marine Shipboard
*Some sizes TACFB barrier gland IN STOCK in Roanoke, VA

Unarmored / Braided / Marine Shipboard


*TU1SC common sizes IN STOCK in Roanoke, VA

Unarmored Metal Clad / Armored Clad / Tray Cable


*Common TMCX sizes IN STOCK in Roanoke, VA

TECK Cable

TW1DC / TW3DC / TW9DC


TB1DC / TB3DC CAPRI ADE 4F TCCFB / TCCFS

SWA
*Some sizes of TW1DC / TW9DC IN STOCK in Roanoke, VA

GSWB SWA / GSWB / STA Braided / Marine Shipboard


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Cable and Cable Glands


Does Cooper Crouse-Hinds Offer Plastic Cable Glands for Portable Cords?
Yes, we do offer a complete line in a number of different
sizes, configurations, and colors. *See the CEAG and CAPRI cable gland catalogs for more details, or visit: CAPRI Products CEAG Products

Trumpet Gland

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Cable and Cable Glands


What Questions Do I Need to Ask the Customer in Order to Sell Our Cable Glands? What type of cable are you using?
SWA, GSWB, MC?

What is the outer diameter (od) of the cable?

*Remember that most of our cable glands are made in Europe, and therefore are measured in millimeters (mm).
It is critical to correctly mate the cable gland with appropriately sized cable. We recommend that the cable od falls in the middle (midpoint) of the published cable range for that particular gland.
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Cable and Cable Glands


What Questions Do I Need to Ask the Customer in Order to Sell Our Cable Glands?
What material cable gland do you require for this project?
Brass, nickel-plated (NP) brass, stainless steel, GRP (glass reinforced polyester)?

What is your hazardous area rating?


Class 1, Division 2, Zone 1?

What certifications do you need?


CSA, ATEX, both?

What NEMA/IP ratings do you need?


NEMA 4X, IP66?

What type of thread do you need on the male end of the gland?
NPT, Metric, PG threads?
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Frequently Asked Questions


1. What doesnt the cable fit the gland?
Many cable manufacturers tolerance does not actually match what their cut-sheets state. The solution is to make sure that the cable falls as close to the midpoint cable range that our gland will accept. That way, even if the cable is out of tolerance, it can be properly terminated in our glands.

2. Why are we not price competitive with Hawke or CMP?


The majority of examples and applications we have seen are not comparing apples to apples. For example, our TMCX is not the correct cross reference to the Hawke 501/453/UNV (universal cable gland). In fact, our TAB1 Series is at a fraction of the cost of the TMCX cable gland. The reality is that we are very competitive with Hawke and CMP, and will continue to grow our business.

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3. How do we differentiate ourselves from the competition?
Combining CAPRI, CEAG, CCH, and Peppers cable glands together, we offer the broadest line of cable glands in the industry. We have listened to our end-users and customers by providing an accessory kit simply add K1 to the part number and you will receive 5 parts in a bag vs. 5 separate parts to order with Hawke and CMP proving cost, labor, and transactional cost savings to our customers. Many of our stocked cable glands in Roanoke, VA include the accessory kit K1.

4. I have heard that CMP has a triple rated cable gland?


CCH and Hawke have taken an honest approach to the marketplace and offer both CSA and ATEX dual listings on a single fitting. CMP claims to have UL / CSA / ATEX triple ratings, however, after further review of the certificates published on their own Web site, their UL listing is only for NEMA 4X NO hazardous area UL listings.
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5. Does CCH offer all thread types?
Yes we do. In selecting cable glands, we manufacture NPT, Metric, and PG threaded cable glands. We also have a full line of adapters from NPT to metric, metric to NPT, PG to metric, and so on.

6. What does NP (nickel-plated) brass do for the customer?


It provides a higher level of corrosion resistance than brass cable glands. From a pricing standpoint, it falls in the middle of brass and stainless steel glands, so many customers will go this route. Nickel-plated brass may be confused with stainless steel from the aesthetic standpoint, so be careful with this.

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Cable and Cable Glands

Where To Look For More Information?


Brass Cable Gland Brochure #4666 Chapter 6 of the Ex-Digest Catalog 406 Principles of Explosion Protection (IEC Code Digest) Global Products CD - # CD4878

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