Cable glands designed to reduce explosion risk
Thomas & Betts' (T&B) Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands protect people and the environment from accidents due to explosions, making them useful in oil and gas processing and marine environments.
Thomas & Betts' (T&B) Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands are designed to terminate steel wire armored (SWA) and steel wire braid (SWB) cable for control, instrumentation, power and telecommunications. The SWA/SWB Cable Glands meet European ATEX directives for protecting people and the environment from accidents due to explosions, making them useful in oil and gas processing and marine environments.
In addition to global certification for use in explosive environments, Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands are suited for low-smoke, halogen-free and flame-retardant applications, and can operate in temperatures up to 194 F (90 C).
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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