Your application dictates the selection of a stainless steel cable gland or strain relief
and therefore you probably know that not all stainless steel is created equal. Different grades of stainless steel stand up better to various environments, such as salt air or chemical spray.
For that reason, ASI offers you multiple choices of stainless steel cable glands and strain reliefs. We offer stainless steel cable glands and strain reliefs manufactured with either 303 or 316L type stainless steel.
Type 303 stainless steel is considered a general purpose grade and is one of the most popular of all machining stainless steels. Offering good strength and corrosion resistance, it is commonly found in the enclosures used in the food and beverage or water and waste water industries, where water is either present or is used in hose-down procedures. If unsure, consult the chart below for some guidelines in selecting a stainless steel cable gland or strain relief to best suit your application.
Type 316L stainless steel offers a very high degree of protection from corrosion, especially in chemical or salt intensive environments normally found in chemical plants, off shore drilling platforms, in marine applications and equipment that is outside in parts of the country where salt or chlorides are used for deicing applications. Consult the chart below for some guidelines in selecting a stainless steel cable gland or strain relief to best suit your application.
Use the chart below as a general guideline to select the best stainless steel cable gland, cord grip or strain relief fitting for your application:
|Marine, Shipping || 316L|
|Marine, Off shore drilling|| 316L|
|Food and Beverage|| 303 or 316L|
| Chemical, Pharmaceutical || 316L|
|Water, Waste water plants|| 303 or 316L|
|Water, Desalination || 316L|
Unsure as to which type of stainless steel cable gland to use in your application?
Give ASI a call at 1(877)-650-5160
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