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Wiping Glands

Wiping Glands

Wiping glands, also known as wipe glands or self-wiping cable glands, are a type of cable gland designed to provide a thorough cleaning action as cables are inserted or withdrawn from enclosures or equipment. These glands are often used in environments where dust, dirt, or other contaminants could accumulate on the cables and impact their performance.

Here are some key points about wiping glands:

Function: Wiping glands serve several functions:

  1. Cable Entry:Like other cable glands, wiping glands create a sealed entry point for cables into enclosures, preventing the intrusion of dust, moisture, and contaminants.
  2. Self-Wiping Action:The unique feature of wiping glands is their ability to clean the cable as it is inserted or withdrawn. The design of the gland includes wiping elements or brushes that remove contaminants from the cable’s surface as it passes through the gland.
  3. Strain Relief:Wiping glands provide mechanical support to cables, reducing strain and preventing excessive bending or tension at the point of entry.

Features: Wiping glands typically have the following features:

  1. Wiping Elements:These glands incorporate wiping elements such as brushes or wipers made of materials that can effectively remove contaminants from the cable.
  2. Sealing Mechanism:Wiping glands also include sealing mechanisms like rubber gaskets, O-rings, or other sealing materials to create a watertight and weatherproof seal around the cable.
  3. Wide Range of Sizes:Wiping glands come in various sizes to accommodate different cable diameters.

Applications: Wiping glands are commonly used in industries where cable cleanliness is crucial for proper functioning, such as in food processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, clean rooms, and other sensitive environments. They are also used in outdoor applications where cables could accumulate debris over time.