OEMs’ previous cable management article had an interesting insight from Paul Adkins (Product Group Manager at OEM), who explained the importance of cable entry systems and the CONTA-CLIP range itself.
CONTA-CLIP have now launched a new product to join the KDS family. KDSI- SR inverted cable entries are ideal for control cabinets, enclosures and machines where internal space is restricted. The screw frames enable assembly from the outside and are an extension to the original KDS cable entry system.
The KDSI-SR is compromised of the frame, click-in inlays; seals and a protective hood, which all guarantee that IP66 protection is achieved.
CONTA-CLIP are a German manufacturer known for their wide range of DIN rail terminals and electronic devices. With 30 years' worth of experience in industries such as automotive, material handling; building automation, and systems engineering, they have used their knowledge to design an innovative range of cable entry systems.
Previous and existing KDS cable management systems, part of the KDSclick range, include: KDS-R round cable entries; KDS-FP flange plate; KDS-SR screw frame; KDS-FB for flat cables; KES and KES-E and KES-E- R cable entries; KDS-KV split cable glands and accessories too.
KDSI-SR is the latest addition to the KDSclick range and is a revolution in the cable entry field!
The KDSI-SR aims to solve the following challenges:
Challenge: Installing cables into your control panel with limited internal space
Solution: A full cabinet does not always mean you have space to feed cables out from the inside. The KDSI-SR allows inverted assembly making the cable entry system to be mounted from the outside of the cabinet. With easy dismantling, the one-piece frame can be easily and quickly attached to the wall. So, space is saved.
Challenge: Is it water-tight?
Solution: One of the most significant hazards in any electrical control panel is water and moisture. The KDS and KES cable entries enable a tool-free, IP66-sealed feed-through for assembled and unassembled cables, tubes and hoses. Integrated frame gaskets further ensure protection and the conical shape of the sealing elements – pressed into the frame from the outside. The IP66 protection is the main feature that prevents water from getting inside.
Challenge: Preventing dust
Solution: Dust ingress can also be a common fault, so this is just as crucial to prevent. KDSI-SR is designed to be dust-tight due to the tight fit of seals used as described, also ensuring static strain relief. The ultra-resistant, conical tapered sealing elements prevent water and dust.
Challenge: Making them easy to mount
Solution: The Lego-like structure has been designed to make it easy to assemble the system and ensure protection, so the design has been built around the concept of Lego, preventing mistakes during assembly.