What Do Cord Grips Do? Answers from the Remke Blog

What Do Cord Grips Do?

Cord grips — used in both industrial and commercial facilities — help pass cord or cable into an enclosure, through a bulkhead, or into a control device such as a switch. They control the arc of bend or prevent a cable from being pulled out of a system, all while preventing cable damage and failure.

Cord grips also seal an electrical connection from dirt, oil, moisture, dust, and other contaminants. This means they can be used in both dry and wet applications. Some common applications include motors, pumps, machine tools, processing and material handling.

Where Should You Use Each Cord Grip and Connector?

The Remke family of Tuff-Seal cord grips, cable connectors and wire mesh grips are used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial markets. To determine which connectors are best suited for your application, the different types of cord grips suitable for different industries are included below.

Aluminum Cord Grips — The most common material of construction, the industry they’re best suited for are construction, automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, utility, transportation, lighting, renewable energy.

Nickel-Plated Aluminum Cord Grips — These are a lightweight and lower cost alternative to higher-priced stainless steel, and best suited for automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, utility, transportation.

Valox Cord Grips — Built with superior corrosion-resistance, these are best suited for automation, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations

Nylon Cord Grips — Lightweight yet durable, these are best suited for automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, lighting, renewable energy.

Steel Cord Grips — Offering better tensile strength than aluminum, these are used for automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, transportation, lighting, renewable energy.

Stainless Steel Cord Grips — With exceptional tensile strength and durability, they’re used for construction, automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, utility, transportation, lighting.

Dome Cap Cable Glands — Offering easy handling and quick installation, these are suitable for automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, utility, transportation, lighting.

Metal Clad Cable Connectors — Very bendable, these are used for construction, automation, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, utility,

Flat Cable Connectors — These are designed for use in construction, automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations.

Liqui-Seal Connectors — By providing a waterproof and oil-tight connection, these are best suitable for construction, automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, utility, transportation.

Stainless Steel Liquidtight Connectors — Designed for flexible liquid tight conduit, these are used for construction, automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, utility, transportation, lighting, renewable energy.

Wire Mesh Grips — These are used in a variety of applications, including construction, automation, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, utility, transportation, renewable energy.

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