With the SKINTOP® brass cable glands from LAPP, your cable is fixed, centred, hermetically sealed and optimum strain relief. Especially in environments where the product is subject to high chemical and mechanical stress. We find halogen-free, extra strain relief and cold-resistant cable glands as well as cable glands with EMC protection, for ATEX areas and those with permanent bending protection.
What is a brass cable gland?
In general, all cable glands, sometimes also known as cable ducts or cable entry systems, are used to insert a cable or insulated conductor into a housing. The cable gland meets the functional requirements for sealing and fastening and strain relief.
Brass cable glands are a type of metal cable glands. Brass is a copper-zinc alloy (CuZnX) with a zinc content of up to 40%. Other metals may also be added in small quantities. Brass offers good chemical resistance and particular mechanical stability, which is why it is very popular in the manufacture of cable glands.
The majority of LAPP brass cable glands are nickel-plated brass, i.e. they have an additional nickel coating. This is because nickel, also a metal, is corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant, thus protecting the brass body from many environmental influences and thus impairments of its function. The corrosion protection effect is confirmed by the salt spray test according to DIN EN ISO 9227, which is used by the brass components of the LAPP cable glands.
→To the LAPP stainless steel and plastic cable glands.
Which different brass cable glands are
available at LAPP?
Designation: At LAPP, we sell our brass cable glands under the SKINTOP® product brand and the SKINDICHT® sub-brand.
Metal composition:The vast majority of our products within the product group "Brass cable glands" are made of nickel-plated brass as standard. Our portfolio also includes lead-free, nickel-plated brass cable glands. Find out here what this means and why we have added lead-free products to our product range:
Product differentiation according to properties:
|Brass cable gland type
||What are they used for?
|Halogen-free cable glands
For use in public buildings with high personal and material value. The green seals are completely halogen-free.
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|Identifiable by the HF in the name, e.g. SKINTOP®MS-HF-M
|EMC cable glands for inserting shielded cables
Ensure optimum contact with the cable’s shielding braid and keep external interfering signals away.
I want to read more information about the product features shielded!
Identifiable by the BRUSH or SC in the name, e.g. SKINTOP® MS-M BRUSH or SKINTOP®MS-SC-M.
Discover our SKINTOP®BRUSH ADD-ON: the world’s first patented active EMC counter nut, ideally suited for use with plastic cable glands.
|Extra strain relief cable glands
For extra high strain relief for your cables.
|Cold-resistant cable glands
||For use at extreme sub-zero temperatures.
||Identifiable by COLD in the name, e.g. SKINTOP® COLD
|Cable glands for flat cables
||With original sealing insert for high sealing of various flat cable contours (e.g. angular or round).
SKINTOP® FLAT(patented sealing insert)
|Cable glands for areas at risk of explosion
||For use in devices, machines and systems of the “Enhanced Safety” ignition protection type ("e").
||Identifiable by the name of ATEX, e.g. SKINTOP® MS-M ATEX
|Cable glands with permanent bending protection
||For moving applications with high demands on mechanical stability.
SKINTOP® BS-M METAL
|Extremely small cable glands
||Its very small size makes it ideal for applications with limited space, to achieve a high packing density.
||Identifiable by the MINI in the name, e.g. SKINDICHT® MINI
|Cable glands with reducing seal insert
||For sealing cables with smaller diameters.
||Identifiable by the R in the name, e.g. SKINTOP® MSR-M
|Cable glands with particularly long connection thread
||Especially for thick-walled housings.
||Identifiable by the XL in the name, e.g. SKINTOP®MS-M-XL
Why are lead-free
cable glands used?
We are sure that if you want to be successful in the future, you have to focus on sustainability. By developing the right connection solutions for your requirements at an early stage, we enable maximum planning in your long-term projects.
In the background:
Metal materials have long been obliged to dispense with lead as an additive for easier processing – with an exception: up to 4 percent is still permitted in copper alloys – including brass, the popular metal for cable glands.
This exception should already be due on 21st. July 2021, but it will be a little delayed. If the exception ends as planned, brass will no longer be allowed to contain any lead, as stipulated by the European Directive RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances). In the REACH chemical regulation, lead is also on the candidate list for “Substances of very high concern”, which could soon be prohibited.
LAPP thought ahead and launched the first lead-free SKINTOP® cable gland on the market. For you and your applications.
When are brass
cable glands used?
Often, the material of the cable gland alone does not determine its use.
The type of cable used to be carried through, the environment in which the cable gland is to be used and the number of properties that it must fulfil also play a role.
A device or machine can have both plastic and brass cable glands. Always consider brass cable glands if you expect the product to be subjected to high chemical and mechanical stress (only stainless steel cable glands can outperform this and are even more resistant). Our products are typically used in these areas:
- Mechanical and plant engineering
- Control cabinet construction
- Wind power
- Building installation
- Rail transport
Why buy brass
cable glands from LAPP?
Extraordinary special products for challenging special applications
Would you like to purchase a brass cable gland? We have compiled the most important in-house developments from this product group, with which we stand out on the market. Find out for yourself:
SKINTOP® MS-M BRUSH –with unique 360° brass brush for maximum EMC protection
Looking for a cable gland that can be installed safely, quickly and easily and offers optimum EMC protection? Then it's best to use our SKINTOP® MS-M BRUSH. Thanks to its innovative – and therefore patented – 360° brass brush, it offers low-resistance contact between the braided shield and the gland without damaging the braided shield.
For painted, anodised or powder-coated housings, it is recommended to use a counter nut with cutting edges. The SKINDICHT® SM-PE-M ensures optimum contact with the housing, thus protecting your application against electromagnetic interference and equipotential bonding.
Do you use plastic glands? The perfect time to present our innovative EMC extension: SKINTOP® BRUSH ADD-ON. The world's first patented active EMC counter nut. Cuts into the housing while simultaneously offering optimum, low-resistance 360° screen contact. You can find further information about our brush system here.
SKINTOP® FLAT – with patented sealing construction for flat cables
Your flat cables require special support. We know this, which is why we developed the SKINTOP® FLAT with a special sealing design that enables effective sealing for both angular and round cable contours.
SKINTOP® BS-M METAL – for maximum bending protection under high mechanical stress
In applications with recurring movements, especially in electrical hand-held devices, it can sometimes be so excessive that conventional cable glands cannot provide sufficient protection against excessive bending. For these applications, we recommend the SKINTOP® BS-M METAL with stainless steel spring protection spiral and protective ring. Kinking or breaking the core were things of the past. This cable gland has been tested for bending and breakage.
SKINTOP® GRIP-M – special double clamp for extra-high strain relief
If a cable is tightened correctly or bent back and forth, the requirements for the right cable gland also increase. With the SKINTOP® GRIP-M, LAPP has a cable gland designed for such demanding applications. Double clamping ensures reliable bending and anti-kink protection of the cable as the cable is clamped on all sides. This achieves ten times higher strain relief than with conventional cable glands. This cable bushing is primarily intended for use in machine and systems parts that are moved, such as foot switches, circular saws or push-button control units.
SKINTOP® MS-HF-M – fire protection classified for rail transport
In applications where people and property need to be protected as effectively as possible against the effects of a fire, care must be taken to ensure complete absence of halogens when selecting products. The materials should always be halogen-free so that no toxic gases are formed in the event of a fire.
The SKINTOP® MS-HF-M with halogen-free seals is also particularly suitable for railway technology as its materials are self-extinguishing in the event of a fire. It meets the fire safety requirements in accordance with DIN EN 45545-2 and DIN EN 45545-3 (hazard level HL3 or fire resistance class E30) and can be used in rail vehicles in line with standards.