Reliable sealing with KDSClick
To enable problem-free pressurized water cleaning, cable entry systems with IP66 protection are used. "Unfortunately, we had to learn that not every IP66 cable entry system seals sufficiently in practice," explains Simon Goller, an electrical engineer at SN Maschinenbau GmbH. For example, water penetrated the terminal boxes of a new packaging machine under production conditions. Cable entry systems with separate frame gaskets and sealing elements proved to be weak, losing their form stability under greater leverage forces. "That's why we now equip our systems with KDSClick cable entry systems from CONTA-CLIP. Where such problems cannot occur," explains Goller.
Construction solutions from KDSClick
Conventional cable entry systems use separate frame gaskets made of sponge rubber foam, glued onto the surface before the frame is mounted. Often, even small impurities cause damage to the adhesive surface, resulting in the gasket warp under the frame. With KDSClick, on the other hand, the gasket is firmly foamed into the frame. This means that it can neither deform nor slip. In addition, there is no need for cumbersome preparatory work.
The second shortcoming of conventional systems concerns sealing elements with a straight side cut, which distort under the leverage of cables routed in a tight radius and no longer seal reliably.
For this reason, CONTA-CLIP designs the sealing elements for KDSClick with a wave-cut and inner lamellae in the feed-through channel. The wave-cut prevents the surfaces from slipping against each other, even under transverse tensile forces, so that dimensional stability is guaranteed and the formation of leaky gaps is prevented.
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Click on the respective numbers in the following illustration to discover the individual components of our cable entry system KDSClick.