Cable entries from PFLITSCH –
simple and safe to use, cost-effective

Whether it’s in the field of mechanical engineering or power generation, PFLITSCH supplies ideal cable entries (of various designs and sizes) to very different industries – components that leave nothing to be desired.

Thanks to outstanding all-round properties such as tightness, strain relief, ease of assembly and longevity, they are ideally equipped to meet the diverse requirements in their respective areas of application.

Our cable entries – Your benefits

Completely divisible systems for time- and cost-saving assembly

Low spatial requirements thanks to high packing density

Maximum protection through high IP protection classes

Flexible equipping of the cable entry with different pre-assembled and non-assembled cables

PFLITSCH quality Made in Germany

Warranty of the pre-assembled cables is preserved, as no disassembly of the connectors is necessary

Cable entries

CABseal

The optimum solution for feeding lots of different pre-assembled cables into control cabinets with standard cut-outs: CABseal, the splittable, modular cable entry.
CABseal

UNI flange

The UNI flange is a two-part framework in which three split cable glands are integrated.
UNI flange

What is a cable entry?

PFLITSCH cable entries are used to feed a large number of pre-assembled and non-assembled cables – as well as pneumatic and hydraulic lines – into control cabinets, but also into enclosures and machines. At the same time, they ensure a tight seal and effective strain relief. Thanks to the high packing density, a large number of wires and cables can be inserted even in a small installation space. The sizes and dimensions of the cable entries have been configured specially to fit all common standard cut-outs and hole patterns in control cabinets and enclosures in order to greatly simplify installation. Another benefit is that just a single cable entry frame is required per cut-out.

Cable entry or cable gland?

Cable entries are preferred to cable glands whenever a large number of pre-assembled cables needs to be inserted and there are only limited requirements for strain relief. The demands with regard to basic physical properties are less stringent in the case of cable entries and in most cases there are no or only limited requirements for features such as electromagnetic shielding or fire and explosion protection.

All-round properties for a wide range of applications

Due to their “splittability”, PFLITSCH cable entries are suitable not only for initial installation, but also for retrofitting. They also facilitate maintenance work. The ability to separate the cable entry into two halves – in conjunction with the modular design of the cable grommets – simplifies assembly and gives you the flexibility to equip them entirely in line with your own requirements. The cables are simply inserted into the matching slotted cable grommets. Then the grommets are secured in the frame and firmly compressed by screwing down the upper part of the frame.

Environmental influences such as dust and moisture can penetrate the control cabinet environment at the insertion points of the cables/lines and interfere with the equipment inside, potentially causing malfunctions. In this case, the cable entries need to ensure that the enclosure is securely sealed towards the inside. The type of protection IP (International Protection) provides information regarding the tightness. It consists of two numerals: The first of these stands for protection against solid foreign objects. The second one stands for protection from water. The CABseal, for example, fulfils type of protection rating IP 66, where the first 6 stands for absolute dust-tightness and the second 6 for protection against powerful water jets.

The inserted cables must be held securely at their point of entry into an enclosure or control cabinet so that any strain is reliably taken off the contact points inside the enclosure in order to prevent cable breaks. With PFLITSCH cable entries, this is done by fixing the cables in the cable grommets and by subsequently compressing them when screwing the frame tight. With the CABseal, separate strain relief is also possible by using cable ties in combination with the strain relief straps.

 

Certain applications require cable entries that provide reliable resistance to particularly low or high temperatures. Others, in turn, demand suitability for use in a temperature range subject to pronounced or even extreme fluctuations. Depending on the version, PFLITSCH cable entries can be used across a temperature range from –4 °C to +100 °C and also have high UV resistance so that they can be installed outdoors without any problems.

In addition to price, the ease and speed of assembly plays an increasingly important role with regard to the total cost of ownership of a product, that is, the total costs incurred over a complete life cycle. That’s why we emphasize simple and reliable assembly, which saves time and money, right from the development stage of our cable entries: It’s also why PFLITSCH cable entries consist of just a few fully compatible components that can be installed quickly, easily and yet safely – without any special tools. In large projects in which hundreds of components need to be installed, even a small time saving per cable entry can add up to a significant amount of time saved overall.

Customer-specific product development

If none of our products meet your requirements, we can also develop customer-specific solutions that suit your needs.

In which industries are the cable entries used?

PFLITSCH cable entries are used in a variety of industries with widely differing requirements in some cases, such as:

  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Control cabinet construction
  • Vehicle manufacturing
  • Solar energy
  • Wind power
  • Robotics and automation
  • Electrical engineering

 

Your questions – our answers

A cable entry is designed to feed a large number of different pre-assembled and non-assembled cables into an enclosure or control cabinet. A cable gland, on the other hand, is used to feed in single or a small number of cables. Not only universal, but also specific properties play an important role, such as EMC shielding, and fire and explosion protection.

The tightness of the cable entry ensures that dirt and moisture do not penetrate the enclosure and impair the function of the electrical installation.

On the one hand, it is crucial which of the required properties are relevant. On the other hand, the cut-outs or drill holes found in the control cabinets or enclosures may have to be taken into account as they determine the dimensions of the cable entry. In case of doubt, PFLITSCH’s customer service team will be happy to assist you.

Strain relief is a measure of how tightly a cable is held in the cable entry, so that the strain is reliably taken off the contact points inside an enclosure.

Further information

Cable gland

Have you already completed planning of your cable laying project and thought of the potential solutions for feeding in the cables? Our Cable Glands section offers you a source of valuable inspiration and makes choosing the right solutions as easy as can be – regardless of whether we’re talking high-quality, standard cable glands or sophisticated special solutions.

Cable gland

Cable trunking

You’re also interested in the multitude of possibilities offered by our cable trunking solutions? Or are you looking for a concrete solution to a specific cable laying project? The Cable Trunking section provides an overview of all of our models and highlights their specific advantages and benefits.

Cable routing

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