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M Buttkereit EMC Cable Shielding Range Extended
- Published: Wednesday, 28 November 2012 07:40
The icotek range of EMC cable shielding products, available from M Buttkereit Ltd, has been extended to include the PFS/SCL shield clamps.
This new range is designed with a quick attachment clip for easy mounting onto busbars, and also features a slim profile which is ideal for higher density cable mounting within a limited space.
Adequate shielding and earthing of cabling is becoming increasingly important, particularly where higher levels of protection are required against equipment failure due to EMC emissions. Typically, process measurement and other control equipment can be adversely affected in this manner. To achieve the positive and protective shielding, a small section of the cable outer insulation is stripped off, and the exposed cable shielding layer then simply pushed-into and securely located within the shield clamps. These clamps also provide cable strain relief in accordance with VDE.
In large frequency fields, these shield clamps provide low resistance, greatly reducing high frequency interference, to ensure an outstanding solution for EMC shielding. When the cable has been suitably stripped, this ensures a fast, tool-free assembly with the cable simply pressed into a positive clamped location to provide effective bonding and grounding.
Other cable clamps available from M Buttkereit Ltd also include the SKL range, designed for cable shield diameters ranging from 1.5 to 29mm diameter. No special tooling is required for assembly and numerous flexible mounting options are available. Collectively, the range of products available include screw fixed, snap-on and clip-in assembly, suitable for both C or H rail mounting. Large contact areas are achieved, up to 50% greater than other conventional shield clamps. Custom designed clamp arrangements can also be provided, even for small quantities.