Cable glands provide faster installation

Appleton’s new TMC2 and TMC2X glands reduce cost and installation time to terminate MC electrical cables.

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Rosemont, Ill.—Appleton, a hazardous location electrical equipment company, has introduced a safer, faster and more cost-efficient way to connect jacketed metal clad electrical cables. Next generation TMC2 and TMC2X cable glands are engineered to securely terminate interlocked /corrugated aluminum or steel armor jacketed metal clad cables (Type MC/MC-HL), and continuous welded armor cables (Type CLX or TECK) to form mechanical watertight connections, while also providing excellent ground continuity for cable armor. These types of cables are increasingly being installed as service, feeder, and branch circuit cables for lighting, power, control, and signaling circuits.

The TMC2 is designed to be installed in non-hazardous locations, while the TMCX2 is rated for hazardous areas including explosion-proof and dust-ignition proof applications such as petrochemical plants.

The key to the glands' success is reduced installation time: They require no disassembly and feature a simplified two-piece design that allows the contractor to ground the armor and seal the outer jacket in one action. Because both pieces insert onto the cable during assembly there are no parts to drop or lose—a big advantage when working high on a ladder or scaffold. Their slim, compact profile requires only minimum space between knockouts or hubs. When installing hundreds of cables, faster installation equals considerable cost savings.

The explosion-proof, dust-ignition proof TMC2X utilizes RapidEx high-speed liquid resin sealing compound that applies easily and sets within minutes, displacing any air while creating a reliable seal with no gaps or voids. Once cured, RapidEX adheres reliably for the life of the cable gland with no cracking or shrinking no matter what the temperature. The glands features an integral O-ring face seal for 4X and IP68 rated protection in corrosive, wet locations, such as a marina, outdoor parking structure or paper manufacturing plant. An additional Integral Deluge proof seal is available for extreme offshore and onshore environments. RapidEx performance, coupled with the gland's durable, corrosion-resistant materials, translates directly into lower maintenance expense.

Appleton TMC2 and TMC2X cable glands are available in trade sizes from 1/2-inch to 4-inches with multiple cable O.D. ranges per hub size in either copper-free aluminum, nickle-plated brass or stainless steel construction.

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