Cable entry plates are FDA-compliant

26th January 2021
Mick Elliott

Cable entry plates from icotek which have been developed for the use in the food and pharmaceutical industries are available from Foremost Electronics.

Working within the Hygienic Design (EHEDG) guidelines, icotek have taken great care to make the surface very smooth, avoiding any dirt-collecting recesses on the visible side.

The outer contour radius of 6mm, rather than the required minimum of 3mm, exceeds the EHEDG specifications.

The KEL-DPZ-HD plates use an FDA-compliant material in accordance with food approval 1935/2004 / EG and (EU) 10/2011.

The new KEL-DPZ-HD are manufactured in the signal colour blue providing users with clear visual colour recognition and are free of halogen and silicone.

They have high resistance to aromatic solvents, oils, greases, mineral products, are corrosion proof and maintenance free.

Cables and hoses with a diameter range from 3.2mm to 22.2mm are routed and sealed to IP65/66/67/68. Depending on the version, up to 35 cables can be routed.

The clamping area has a flexibility of up to 7mm and offers flexible options even during the assembly. The plates are initially available with a metric thread in sizes M32, M40, M50 and M63.

A major advantage over conventional cable glands is the significantly greater packing density. Fixing the cable entry plate with a lock nut is also an option.

To complete its Hygienic Design System, icotek developed detectable KB-HDD cable ties and KBH-HDD cable tie holders. icotek also offers ST-B-HD plugs to provide a detachable version, in order to seal any pierced cable entry membranes which are no longer in use.

Alan Vincent, Sales Director of Foremost, comments, “The automation of medical product manufacturing and food processing continues to grow and cable access systems are evolving fast to provide safe and convenient assembly. The new icotek FDA compliant KEL-DPZ-HD provides a quick and convenient rugged cable access solution colour keyed to provide visual identification to installers.”

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