Cable Glands - Thomas & Betts Corp.


The new Kopex-Ex™ SWA/SWB Cable Glands from Thomas & Betts (T&B) are designed to terminate steel wire armored (SWA) and steel wire braid (SWB) cable for control, instrumentation, power and telecommunications. Designed to meet European ATEX directives for protecting employees, the public and the environment from accidents due to explosions, making Kopex-Ex™ SWA/SWB Cable Glands applicable in oil and gas processing and marine environments. “Oil and gas processing and marine environments often require armored cable for wire protection with a degree of flexibility,” said Chad Smith, vice president, product management and engineering, at Thomas & Betts.

“Given the explosion risks found in these environments, meeting the ATEX directive from the EU ensures that the Kopex-Ex™ SWA/SWB Cable Glands are ideal for these applications.” In addition to global certification for use in explosive environments, Kopex-Ex™ SWA/SWB Cable Glands are suited for low-smoke, halogen-free and flame-retardant applications, and can operate in temperatures up to 194 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius).

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