Exciting launch of new hygienic cable glands & fittings for the food hygiene & pharmaceutical sectors Wiring Accessories Ltd (SWA) has launched a new range of hygienic glands & fittings specially designed for the food processing & pharmaceutical processing industries.

Featuring robust construction and innovative features devised specifically to prevent the build-up of dirt and harmful micro-organisms, the range is covered by the full IP protection necessary for these sectors.

SWA’s Marketing Manager, Colin Fletcher, said: “As one the UK’s leading supplier of cable glands, we’ve put all our experience and expertise into developing this exciting range so that the products can be used with confidence in any installation where hygiene is paramount.”

The range includes cable glands, conduit fittings and special cable ties in a full range of sizes.

Crucially, the glands are secured from inside the enclosure and have no exposed threads, thus preventing the build-up of dirt on the surface of enclosures and other electrical equipment. Other hygiene-enhancing features include a smooth design and finish, which make cleaning easier, faster and less expensive than conventional stainless steel cable glands. They offer reliable strain relief, with the strain relief element separated from the grommet, making them suitable for high-pressure steam cleaning.

Because of their robust construction, the glands, which are available in both EMC and standard types, can also be used in the biotechnology and chemical industries.
The hygienic conduit fittings that compliment this range include an upper protective cap to prevent dirt entering the system. Both the glands and the conduit fittings are covered by protection categories IP 68 (5 bar, 30 min) according to EN 60 529 and IP 69K, according to DIN 40 050-9.

“At SWA, we have built our reputation on product development and on high-quality customer service and we are confident that this new range will quickly become the wiring accessory products of choice for those working in the food processing and pharmaceutical industries,” added Colin.