Proof Engineering’s range of double-compression cable glands including the Orion, Crater & Taurus Exd AMPgland, ensures safe and efficient securing and sealing of cables in the mining and oil & gas industries.
“The AMPgland which is proudly our very own branded cable gland, offers an all-inclusive, electrical installation solution,” notes Donovan Marks, Managing Director of Proof Engineering, a Hudaco company that specialises in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of flameproof and explosion proof products.
AMPgland’s unrivalled cable securing and sealing capability is due to its unique state-of-the-art, high quality design which features two O-rings on the shielding cone. The double-compression O-ring ensures double sealing by preventing the intrusion of contaminants such as water and dust. “Water intrusion will be trapped between the two O-rings, preventing contact with armour for unparalleled protection,” explains Marks.
Alongside achieving high strain relief and explosion proof protection, the special shape of the gland’s lower and upper seal also earns it an IP 66/68 rating.
Installation of the AMPgland is easy and simple, keeping downtime to a minimum. There is no need to change, remove or adjust any internal components as long as the diameter of the used cable is within the declared clamping range. The swiveling ‘shielding cone’ for clamping armour is secured to the ‘upper and lower body’ by the O-rings. This prevents the shielding cone from being lost during disassembly of cable gland during installation.
Maintenance of the AMPgland is also uncomplicated. As the internal parts are fixed only with the O-rings, they can be easily removed with a simple ‘pulling’ movement during inspection, with no risk of damage to cables, saving time and costs.
“The addition of these cable glands has boosted our comprehensive flameproof product range of plugs, sockets, connectors, adaptors, couplers, plug couplers and luminaires (Azolite),” confirms Marks. “Our expanded basket of offerings which now includes the cable, the connector and the AMPgland, positions us as a solutions provider for virtually any electrical installation,” concludes Marks.
Proof Engineering, a Division of Hudaco, has cornered the Southern African mining and industry markets as a leading manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of flameproof and explosion proof products. The company incorporates the latest technology in the design of its comprehensive range of electrical components that include plugs, sockets, adaptors, connectors and couplers suitable for both underground and above ground mining applications. Round-the-clock, countrywide specialist support from qualified Proof Engineering technicians keeps downtime to the absolute minimum so that customers can achieve maximum profitability.