New from Hylec-APL is the Kwik Fix cable gland. Designed for where access to the interior of a bulkhead or enclosure is restricted, this can be used to form a quick, IP68 connection.

The cable gland is installed by placing the mounting foot of the gland through the entry hole. The mounting foot is designed with a lip that can be pulled tight against the inner wall. An external hexagonal locking nut is then turned anti-clockwise to hold the gland in place and form an IP68 seal. Once locked in place the user can install the cable in the traditional manner, tightening the top dome nut in a clockwise direction.

The cable gland, which is said to be especially suitable for use with switch cabinets and cooling and heating systems, can be fitted onto entries where the wall thickness is between 1mm and 4mm. The waterproof solution can operate safely in temperatures between –20°C and 100°C.