SWA (Steel Wire Armoured) cable glands are specifically designed for use with SWA cables, which are commonly used in industrial and outdoor installations to provide mechanical protection and durability. SWA cables consist of conductors surrounded by insulation, inner and outer sheaths, and a layer of steel wires that provide additional mechanical strength and protection. SWA cable glands are used to secure and terminate SWA cables while maintaining the integrity of the cable's armour and sheaths.
SWA cable glands are commonly used in applications where cables are exposed to harsh environmental conditions, mechanical stress, and the risk of damage. These applications often include outdoor installations, industrial settings, construction sites, and areas with heavy machinery or equipment.
When selecting SWA cable glands, it's important to consider factors such as the cable size, the material of the gland (usually made from materials like brass or stainless steel), the level of environmental protection required, and any specific regulatory standards that need to be met. Proper installation of SWA cable glands is essential to ensure the cable's safety, performance, and longevity in demanding conditions.
The key features and components of SWA cable glands include: