Cable management Case Study

    Flexible and safe cable management for the "optical zero joint scraper" of the company Aggregate und Sonderbau Kluge GmbH

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    The company Aggregate und Sonderbau Kluge GmbH develops innovative solutions in the field of mechanical engineering. The focus is particularly strong on woodworking machines, especially edge processing. Holger Kluge is, among other things, the inventor of a new patent-pending hot-air aggregate and a patent-protected nozzle assembly, which is used for processing 'laser edges' for the "optical zero joint". In the wood sector, the optical zero joint  is the measure of all things. It refers to the barely perceptible and colour-coordinated connection between the plate surface and the narrow edge coating. For the compressed air and power supply to the tables, Kluge relies on the KDSClick cable entry system from CONTA-CLIP.

    Reliable sealing with KDSClick

    The technology required to create the optical zero joint has been relatively expensive for craftsmen and hardly feasible on a mobile basis until yet. The Schmallenberg-based company Aggregate und Sonderbau Kluge GmbH is currently establishing an attractive alternative on the market. The specialist for innovative solutions in the field of mechanical engineering has developed the world's first mobile "optical zero joint scraper" that does not require any additional peripherals. Together with the optional BAT machining table, the efficient and cost-effective device can be used as a stationary workstation in the workshop or on the construction site. For the compressed air and power supply to the tables, Kluge relies on the KDSClick cable entry system from CONTA-CLIP.

    The decision was made for both practical and design-specific reasons. Thanks to the standard equipment, the processing table can be expanded at any time to meet specific customer requirements. In addition, the proven cable entry system KDSClick blends harmoniously with the clear lines of the edger and eliminates the need for new drill holes or cable glands in case of an cabling reconfiguration.  Only the  blind plugs need to be exchanged for the desired sealing elements.

     With the cable entry system KDSClick, which can be mounted without tools, unassembled and assembled cables can be routed through enclosure and control cabinet walls. Constructed according to a simple modular principle, it consists of only three basic components. These can be configured as required for cables, wires or hoses. CONTA-CLIP offers its flexible system with IP66 protection for 4, 6, 8 or 10 sealing elements, which are available in over 100 different variants. Their conical shape makes it easy to press them in or out on the inside of the previously attached inlays. New or rewiring can be carried out in no time at all.

    Construction solutions from KDSClick

    CONTA-CLIP's cable entry system KDSClick offers two significant advantages over cable entry systems consisting of separate frame gaskets and straight slotted sealing elements:

    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.

    The CONTA-CLIP cable management product portfolio

    With the KDS and KES cable entry systems, CONTA-CLIP enables tool-free, IP66 or IP54 sealed entry and exit of unassembled and assembled cables and hoses. 

    Our cable entry solutions enable the quick, needs-based dimensioning of openings for assembled cables without the need for tools. Our KDS cable entry systems offer IP66 protection and are designed in such a way that the diameter and the number of frame openings can be adjusted without dismantling the frame. These conceptual advantages of our cable entries mean that control cabinets or machine housings can be uniformly prepared with KDS products for different applications.

    CONTA-CLIP's KES cable entry solutions ensure fast, tool-free insertion of unassembled cables or pneumatic hoses into control cabinets or enclosures. To insert the required number and diameter of cables into our round and square cable entries, the surface membrane has to be pierced with a screwdriver, and then the unassembled cables can simply be pushed through the cable entries. With our cable entry systems of the KES series, conically shaped entry grommets on the back of the panel ensure that the systems are sealed to the cable entry in accordance with IP66 and provide reliable strain relief. With up to 32 cables per panel, the cable entry solutions achieve a significantly higher packing density than conventional entry systems. Our cable entry systems of the KES-E and KES-E-R series, which are available in the variant "A" for wall thicknesses of 1.5 mm - 2.5 mm and "B" for wall thicknesses of 2.5 mm - 4.0 mm, ensure sealing according to IP54 and offer space for up to 50 (KES-E) or 35 cables (KES-E-R).

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