What is a Cable Gland?

A cable gland, also known as a cable connector or cable fitting, is a device used to secure and seal the end of an electrical cable to the equipment it’s connected to. Cable glands are commonly used in industrial, commercial, and outdoor environments where cables need to be protected from environmental factors such as dust, moisture, and vibration.

The main purpose of a cable gland is to provide strain relief, preventing the cable from being pulled out of the equipment and ensuring that the electrical connections remain intact. Additionally, cable glands typically have sealing mechanisms to prevent the ingress of liquids and particles into the equipment, thereby maintaining the safety and integrity of the electrical system.

Cable glands come in various sizes, materials, and configurations to accommodate different types and sizes of cables as well as different environmental conditions. They are widely used in a variety of applications, including electrical enclosures, control panels, machinery, instrumentation, and telecommunications equipment.