Mr. Nowastowski-Stock, the cable management system KDS has been an excellent success for CONTA-CLIP. Now your company is launching KDSI-SR on the market: What is new about it?
Jörg Nowastowski-Stock: At KDS, the assembly and sealing take place from the inside of the housing. For KDSI-SR, we have adapted the essential innovations that we first introduced with KDS, but the system for mounting outside the housing is designed inversely. It sounds simple at first but placed entirely different demands on the frame design and sealing technology development.
Can you explain this in more detail?
Jörg Nowastowski-Stock: At KDS-Click, the idea of developing a quick-to-install, perfectly sealing cable entry solution that avoids the shortcomings of conventional sealing systems was central for us. Our primary focus was on maximum compatibility with different cable or hose diameters and the option of adapting the configuration at any time without time-consuming frame disassembly. The aim was to achieve this with a modular design and a small number of system components, requiring only a few hand movements and without the use of tools. We have succeeded in this in an effective and successful manner: There is currently no other cable entry system on the market that is so simple and provides such reliable sealing for all requirements. To implement all the advantages mentioned above at KDS, we designed the system for insertion from the inside of the housing and we have managed to solve several issues with one action. With this design, the strain relief to the outside is given almost automatically. For mounting scenarios where the cable entry system's external mounting is, required we now complete our range with KDSI. The "I" in the abbreviation refers to the inverse structure of the solution.
In which cases is the external equipment necessary?
Jörg Nowastowski-Stock: KDS is based on control cabinets, machine frames or other installation conditions that leave enough space to slide the sealing elements for cable sheathing from the inside of the housing into the system frame. However, in smaller distribution cabinets, densely packed internals or cable ducts that obstruct the housing openings for the feed-through frames can hinder the simple procedure. With KDSI, we are following the traditional method of installing cable glands from the outside - with the big difference, however, with our system, nothing is screwed on, but only pushed in. The additional benefit is, KDSI has dimensions that fit both the housing openings required for KDS and standard cut-outs for heavy duty industrial connectors.