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Plastic Cord Grips

Plastic Cord Grips

Cord grips are typically used to pass a cable into an enclosure in industrial and commercial settings to control arc of bend or prevent a cable from being pulled out of a system. They seal an electrical connection from dirt, dust, moisture, oil, and other contaminants and thus used in both dry and wet applications. Some applications of cord grips include motors, pumps, machine tools, processing, and material handling. 

Cord Grip Materials 

Like we said earlier, cord grips are used in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. They come in different materials to provide extra strength and security. Below, we'll briefly explain the common materials used in cord grips to determine which connectors are best suited for your needs. 

  1. Aluminum Cord Grips

Aluminum offers excellent machine-ability, durability, and performance. These grips are suited for a wide variety of industrial applications like construction, automation, original equipment manufacturer, material handling, maintenance repair operations, transportation, utility, lighting, and renewable energy.

  1. Valox Cord Grips 

Built with excellent corrosion-resistance than plastic cord grip, Valox is non-hydroscopic, meaning it won't absorb moisture. They are best suited for automation, maintenance repair operations, and original equipment manufacturer. It's chemical-resistant, impact-resistant, and can withstand cold temperature along with high heat. Grips made from Valox are a bit expensive and available only in a limited number of sizes.

  1. Stainless Steel Cord Grips 

These offer outstanding tensile strength and ideal for many types of harsh and corrosive applications. They can be used in industrial applications such as construction, automation, material handling, maintenance repair operations, original equipment manufacturer, transportation, utility, and lighting. This material can withstand exposure to acids, chlorine, and chemical bearing agents, making it ideal for marine and food processing settings.

  1. Nickel-Plated Aluminum Cord Grips

These are lower-cost alternatives to higher-priced stainless steel. They are light weighted and ideal for applications requiring exceptional wear and corrosion resistance. They are also suitable for all types of food-handling equipment with non-toxic nature. 

  1. Steel Cord Grips 

Steel grips are zinc-chromium plated for better rust-resistance and appearance. They provide better tensile strength and used in various applications, which include automation, maintenance repair operations, material handling, original equipment manufacturer, transportation, lighting, and renewable energy.

  1. Nylon Cord Grips 

Nylon grips are molded; they are excellent and ideal for use in automation, original equipment manufacturer, maintenance repair operations, material handling, lighting, and renewable energy. Nylon has a few sizes but comes in a variety of colors.

  1. Wire Mesh Grips 

Suitable for applications requiring added protection such as construction, automation, original equipment manufacturer, material handling, maintenance repair operations, transportation, utility, and renewable energy.

In Conclusion

It takes a knowledge-based approach to navigate through the various materials available when choosing a cord grip. By understanding product options and design factors, you can select the best cord grip for your operating environment.

Contact elecDirect if you need a high-quality cord grip for your application. We have an extensive inventory that will provide you with the right cord grip for your given application, including customized solutions.

 

 

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