cable gland (in the U.S. more often known as a cable connector
or fitting) is a device designed to attach and secure the
end of a cable to the equipment.
cable gland provides strain-relief and connects by a means
suitable for the type and description of cable for which
it is designedˇXincluding provision for making electrical
connection to the armour or braid and lead or aluminium
sheath of the cable, if any. Cable glands may also be used
for sealing cables passing through bulkheads or gland plates.
glands are mechanical cable entry devices and can be constructed
from metallic or non-metallic materials. They are used throughout
a number of industries in conjunction with cable and wiring
used in electrical instrumentation and automation systems.
glands may be used on all types of electrical power, control,
instrumentation, data and telecommunications cables. They
are used as a sealing and termination device to ensure that
the characteristics of the enclosure which the cable enters
can be maintained adequately.
are are the four main materials from which cable glands
cable glands are often called "connectors", a
technical distinction can be made in the terminology, which
differentiates them from quick-disconnect, conducting electrical
connectors. The distinction is often not made.There are
at least 2 types of thread standard 1) PG standard 2) Metric
standard ( millimeter).