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New Versatile Cable Entry Plate from Foremost Electronics


Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components announces the availability of the icotek new KEL-SCDP single cable entry plate. This simple to install and use grommet provides a very wide cable diameter clamping range from 5-36mm.

“This new cable entry plate from icotek is very simple to use, flexible and low cost. It offers real benefits to panel builders and systems integrators as cables can be inserted on site very quickly and with no special tools being required,” said Alan Vincent, Sales Director of Foremost.

The KEL-SCDP cable entry grommet allows single cables, hoses, and conduits without plugs to be routed through panels and sealed with a rating of IP65. Rigid cables may be installed at angles and for railway technology applications there is a version approved for use in in accordance with EN45545-2 HL3.

Once fitted to a panel, routing a cable is a very simple three step process with no special tools required. A small hole is pierced between the different diameter sealing rings, the single circular membrane is then peeled away to accommodate the specific diameter of the cable or hose to be inserted which is then pushed through the hole. The peeled-off area is always round, ensuring a secure seal around the cable or hose.

The KEL-SCDP is a very simple snap-in mount on to panels or enclosures and can be plugged into cut-outs with wall thicknesses from 1.5 to 4.0 mm. without having to use any tools. Four panel cut out nominal diameters of 25, 32, 40 and 50mm are available and once installed it provides perfect edge protection and sealing to IP65.

Manufactured from grey (similar in colour to RAL 7035) UL94-V0, self-extinguishing, halogen and silicone free, elastomer the gland has an operating temperature range from -40 to +80/+90⁰C (static).

Icotek is a leading manufacturer of cable entry systems and EMC cable shielding components for a variety of industries and applications including machine tools, railway technology, wind turbines, solar technology, vehicle construction and packaging machines to automation and robotics. Providing a secure connection for machinery and equipment icotek products are suitable for applications where extreme contamination by water, dust, vibration or extreme temperatures can occur.

To see the icotek cable access product ranges available from Foremost, please visit call +44 (0)1371 811171 or email

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