Armored Cable Gland MCGd-F(Compound)

* Material: Nickel plated brass, Stainless steel (SS304/SS316/SS316L), Carbon steel Q235 

* Application: Armored cable mechanical clamping, can be used with an explosion-proof enclosure.

* Thread specifications: M16 ~M100x 1.5, NPT:1/2~4

* Explosion-proof marks: 1 Ex db IIC Gb; Ex tb IIIC Db IP66

* Protection level: IP66


A compound armored cable gland, also known simply as an armored cable gland or ACG, is a device used to securely attach and seal armored cables to electrical or instrumentation equipment. Armored cables are cables that have an additional layer of protection, usually made of steel wire or tape, to provide mechanical protection against physical damage or rodent bites.

Compound Armored Cable Gland Features

● Robust Construction: Glands are typically made from durable materials such as brass, stainless steel, or aluminum. These materials provide excellent mechanical strength and resistance to corrosion, ensuring long-term reliability in harsh environments.

● Multiple Sealing Points: Compound glands often feature multiple sealing points to ensure a secure seal around the armor of the cable and the entry point into the equipment. This helps prevent moisture, dust, and other contaminants from entering the enclosure.

● Armor Clamping: The glands are designed to securely clamp around the armored portion of the cable. This ensures that the cable's mechanical protection (armor) is maintained and provides strain relief to prevent damage to the cable's conductors.

● Thread Types: They come with various thread types (e.g., metric, PG, NPT) to accommodate different equipment and installation requirements. The thread type ensures compatibility and a secure fit with the equipment's cable entry point.

● Compression Sealing: Some glands use compression fittings or seals that tighten around the cable when assembled, creating a tight seal and providing additional strain relief. This compression mechanism enhances the gland's ability to withstand vibrations and mechanical stress.

● Temperature Ratings: They are designed to operate within specific temperature ranges to ensure reliable performance under varying environmental conditions, from extreme cold to high heat.

● Certifications: Depending on the application and industry standards, glands may be certified to comply with specific regulations and safety standards (e.g., ATEX, UL, CSA), ensuring they meet required electrical and safety standards.

● Ease of Installation: They are designed for easy installation, typically requiring basic tools to assemble and secure the gland to the equipment. Installation instructions and compatibility guides are often provided to assist installers.

● Compatibility: Glands are available in various sizes and configurations to accommodate different cable diameters and types of armored cables, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of applications.

Armored cable glands are vital for ensuring secure, reliable, and safe terminations of armored cables in various industrial, commercial, and hazardous environments. Their robust construction, environmental protection, and ability to maintain electrical continuity make them essential components in modern electrical and communication systems. Proper selection, installation, and maintenance of armored cable glands contribute significantly to the longevity and safety of cable installations.