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    Hylec-APL introduces speedy installation with Kwik Fix cable gland

    Hylec-APL has expanded on its already wide range of cable glands with the introduction of the Kwik Fix range. Designed for use in applications where access to the interior of a bulkhead or enclosure is restricted, the Kwik Fix is installed from just one side of a panel; doesn’t require a rear mounted locknut; and can still achieve IP68 sealing of a cable transit. Especially suitable for use with large Switch Cabinets and cooling and heating systems, the Kwik Fix can reduce installation time which will increase profitability.

    Plant and mechanical engineers don’t often put much faith in rapid assembly cable glands, preferring instead to use traditional dome topped glands which use a rear mounting lock nut to secure the cable gland. This reluctance is hardly surprising as rapid assembly products generally require a special tool for assembly, are often awkward to install and form an unreliable seal; however there are times when access to the inside is restricted and traditional solutions are awkward to install. Fortunately Hylec-APL has launched a new cable gland which represents the first real advancement of rapid assembly cable gland design in many years; and it doesn’t need a special assembly tool either.

    The Kwik Fix cable gland, patent pending, from Hylec-APL can be attached to any bulkhead or enclosure in three quick steps, with access to only one side and no specialised tools. Firstly the base of the gland is inserted through the entry and the mounting foot is positioned against the internal wall. An external hexagonal locking nut is then turned anti-clockwise to hold the gland in place and form an IP68 seal. Finally, once locked into position, the cable can be installed in the traditional manner; tightening the cap nut in a clockwise direction.

    This means that the gland can be easily mounted and dismounted from one side making installation and maintenance far simpler. In addition the gland takes up less internal space which gives greater space for internal wiring etc. The gland can be fitted onto entries where the wall thickness is between 1mm and 4mm and will maintain an IP rating up to IP68 safely in temperatures between -20°C and 100°C. It also boasts an integrated strain relief and is suitable for all standard hole sizes (M16, M20, M25 and M32).

    Terry Spriggs, Product Marketing Manager, for Hylec-APL: “While traditional cable glands are ideal solutions for many electrical installations, we realise that every application has its own unique consideration which is why we stock many entry solution components; from grommets to ATEX rated glands. The Kwik Fix adds a further dimension to our cable gland range, offering easy installation for applications that would be traditionally awkward. The Kwik Fix can reduce installation time significantly, which in turn directly increases productivity and therefore profits.”

    The Kwik Fix is especially suited in all kinds of control cabinets, switchgear construction, building services and HVAC applications.

    Hylec-APL has a dedicated sales team that are experts in the field of electrical components. Understanding that OEM’s and installers don’t have the time to research every component for the perfect solution they hold a large stock profile in the UK and will happily give guidance and help to source the ideal solution for most applications.