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TR launches HUMMEL cable glands to enhance their Plastics & Rubber Hardware range

TR Fastenings announces further product expansion with the launch of a new premium range of HUMMEL cable glands, an important addition to its growing plastic & rubber hardware portfolio. This latest move confirms TR’s commitment to increase their product offering to existing and new customers nationally and globally. 

HUMMEL cable glands are made of the highest quality plastic, brass and stainless steel and hold all the relevant approvals for international use. This range spans across numerous industry sectors with specific products to suit their needs. 

Designed with safety in mind
Cable glands perform a number of essential roles in cable management. Designed to attach and seal the end of an electric cable, cable glands provide earthing, grounding, insulation and strain relief when connected to plugs, terminals, enclosures or electrical equipment. 

They are often used outdoors or in harsh and hazardous environments where they need to contain electrical sparks or repel external contaminants such as dirt, dust, water and moisture. In addition, they prevent cables twisting, tearing and pulling to ensure continual performance and a secure connection.

Adherence to strict specification
Hummel’s range offers a wide choice of high specification plastic and metal materials and mounting thread types. All products adhere to the strictest national and international specifications.

Highest IP Rating
With the international Ingress Protection (IP) rating system in place, the IP rates the glands depending on their design and efficiency for different applications. The HSK-K plastic range and HSK-M metal range meet the toughest requirements of industrial indoor and outdoor environments and provide the highest levels of IP ratings – IP68 and IP69K, compared to other competitors’ product. 

This is mainly due to advanced seal design. The higher rated IP69K enables products to be used in conditions where equipment must be carefully sanitised such as in medical and food processing applications.

Dr. Bertram Melzig-Thiel, Vice President Product Line Cable Glands at Hummel, commented; 
“We are pleased to be able to expand our cooperation and we are sure that we will enrich TRFastenings’ high-quality product range with our premium cable glands.”

Andrew Fletcher, Director of Plastics and Rubber (Commercial and Technical) at TR commented; 
“TR is proud to offer this latest innovative range to customers, and working with a world-class manufacturer in the connector field such as Hummel, strengthens our commitment to growing this range. 

“This isn’t a one solution fits all scenario as we’ve seen the cable glands market change considerably over the years, with continuous product developments to meet industry demands. We do more than just deliver products, we provide solutions and we’re well poised to react quickly to this evolving market whilst remaining competitive.”

Established in 1973, TR Fastenings Ltd is part of Trifast plc, and is an international specialist in the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of industrial and Cat C fastenings primarily for the Automotive, Electronic and Technology, Domestic Appliance and Industrial Sectors. Own brand products include rivet bushes, self-clinch fasteners, screws for plastic, blind rivet nuts, self-locking nuts, security fasteners, plastic fasteners, cable management products and enclosure hardware. 
TR has 32 locations within the UK, USA, Europe and Asia including 7 high volume sites manufacturing cold forged fasteners and special parts, and 3 innovation centres in Gothenburg - Sweden, Birmingham - UK and South Carolina – USA.

Founded in 1948, HUMMEL AG is a renowned manufacturer of connection technology, electric components and heating & drinking water systems. The company has an excellent reputation for quality, precision, and reliability.  
HUMMEL has approximately 600 employees worldwide and its headquarters is located in Denzlingen in Southern Germany and a production facility in neighbouring Waldkirch.