IP66/IP68 Cord Grip for Cables with & without Connectors
Split Cord Grip KVT-ER Sets New Standards in Connectorized Cable Routing
By introducing the split cord grip KVT-ER icotek is setting new standards in connectorized cable entry. The KVT-ER cord grip is a liquid and dust proof (IP66/IP68), rugged, easy-to-install and comparatively very cost-effective solution for routing, sealing and strain relief of cables with or without preassembled connectors.
Cable Routing, Sealing & Strain Relief
KVT-ER is a split cord grip for routing and sealing cables with connectors or complete cable harnesses. But also electric, pneumatic or hydraulic lines without terminals or connectors as well as corrugated hoses can be easily routed (e.g. into control panels, enclosures or machinery), sealed and strain relieved.
High Variability, Perfect for Retrofits & Maintenance
Up to 4 lines with diameters from 1 to 16 mm / 0.039" to 0.630" (using single-hole grommets KT 1 - 15) or one line from 16 to 35 mm / 0.630" to 1.378" (using grommets KT 16 - 34) can be routed and sealed with this cord grip. The maximum dimensions of the routed preassembled connectors depend on the metric cut-out sizes, not on the split cable grommets.
Due to the consistently split system subsequent retrofitting, repairs and maintenance are easily possible. The cord grip is simply assembled around the routed lines.
The KVT-ER sizes are based on metric standard cut-outs M25, M32, M50 and M63. Hexagonal locknuts are included in the shipment. For assembly, it is recommended to tighten the cover lid screws with max. 2 N-m / 1.475 ft-lb. This creates the required contact pressure.
High Ingress Protection Ratings IP65, IP66, IP67 & IP68
Due to the high contact pressure, the injected elastomer gasket and the use of KT single-hole cable grommets, the cord grip KVT-ER reaches protection ratings IP65 / IP66 / IP67 / IP68 (certified according to EN 60529) as well as UL Type 12 & 4X (certified according to UL 50E). Note: When using multi-hole or special grommets, protection is downgraded to IP54.
In addition to the high tightness, the cord grip KVT-ER enables strain relief on the routed cables according to EN 62444.
Advantages & Benefits
- Certified protection class IP65/IP66/IP67/IP68 according to EN 60529
- Very high strain relief according to EN 62444
- Warranty of pre-terminated cables remains
- Retrofits, repairs and maintenance can be done easily and quickly
- High cable density
- Suitable for metric cut-outs
- Hexagonal nut included in the delivery
- Very robust housing, vibration resistant
- Modern design
In order to achieve the certified protection ratings and still be able to offer the highest flexibility in cable diameters, single-hole cable grommets KT small and KT large can be used. Those cover a diameter range of 1 - 35 mm. Unused grommets can be sealed with ST plugs. The protection ratings are retained. For routing of e.g. D-Sub connectors icotek offers special KGM locknuts with specific cut-outs.
A direct grounding of electromagnetic interferences at the point of entry (e.g. at the enclosure or machine wall) is possible by using the KVT-EMC shield clamp bracket. As a result, the cord grip sizes KVT-ER 25 & 32 are also cost-effective alternatives to expensive EMC grounding glands.
Material: Frame: Polypropylene (PP),
Injected gasket: Elastomer
Flame class: UL94-V0 self-extinguishing
IP rating: IP65/IP66/IP67/IP68, if correctly assembled
with single grommets (certified acc. to EN 60529)
UL type rating: UL type 12 / 4X (certified acc. to UL 50E)
Temperature: -40°F to +230°F (static)
Properties: Halogen-free, silicone-free
Cut-out dimensions: M25 / M32 / M50 / M63