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Cable glands certified at the double

01 November 2005

Peppers' cable glands are devices that are designed to permit the entry of a cable into electrical equipment and which provide sealing and retention. The company has recently launched a range of cost effective barrier glands in Europe, for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, where certification to the ATEX directive is obligatory.

Certification was achieved in record time
Certification was achieved in record time

Peppers Cable Glands engaged Sira's Safety Compliance team to bring the new range to market and ATEX certification was achieved in record time. Tush Thakore, Commercial Director at Peppers Cable Glands explained: "Sira was the only certification body to guarantee completion of the certification project within preset timelines and at a reasonable cost.

"In addition, Sira is known for using a sensible commercial approach, so that certification processes are not needlessly repeated, enabling us to pass on the cost and time benefits to our customers."

The ATEX directive has been adopted by the European Union (EU) to facilitate free trade in the EU by aligning the technical and legal requirements in the member states for products – such as electrical and mechanical equipment and protective systems – intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

Any product that falls within the scope of the directive and is to be sold or serviced within the EU, must comply with the Essential Health and Safety Requirements (EHSR's) specified in the directive. Any delay in bringing new product to market, for instance by a protracted certification process, would lose sales for the manufacturer.

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