21/06/2021

Metal conduits for rugged cable protection

Wire conduits for industrial applications

The right metal cable conduit for your perfect cable protection

Helaguard SSC metal conduit

Unlike plastic or rubber solutions, metal conduits are suitable for applications where, for example, high temperatures exist or where chemical resistance is required. But not all metal conduits are the same. Different areas of application place different demands on the material and manufacturing process.

Whether a standard metal conduit, a corrosion-resistant conduit for cables with PVC coating or liquid-tight wiring conduit with IP68 protection class for humid environments: Find the best flexible metal conduit for your application with us.

For more precise planning from the very first idea: Most of our non-metal as well as metallic conduits and fittings are available to you free of charge as 2D and 3D models. See for yourself now and get straight into planning.

Metal conduits for food and beverage production environments

PVC conduits with easy to clean outer surface

PSRSC, PVC metal conduit

The flexible spiral-reinforced PSRSC metal conduit is ideally suited for food-processing applications.   

In a food manufacturing environment, it is of great importance to keep the entire installation sterile. Thanks to its smooth outer wall, the PSRSC hose is particularly easy to clean. In addition, it is self-extinguishing, allows easy insertion of the cables and offers some torsional movement.

Further fields of application:

  • Machine building
  • Plant construction
  • Shipbuilding
  • Automation
  • Electrical installations

                                                                                                    

Metal fitting for food-processing applications

Metal conduit fitting for food-processing applications

HelaGuard PSRSC-FMCSSFF is recommended as a suitable stainless steel fitting for the PSRSC wire conduit.

  • Straight fitting
  • External thread
  • Stainless steel (SS316)
  • Fulfils IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69k with PSRSC conduits

The multi-piece fitting with external thread and elastomeric seal has rounded corners, a smooth surface which hinders the build up of grime and bacteria – according to EN standards.

We offer many other product solutions that are perfect for specific industrial applications. Let's discover together which product is best suited for your concrete usage. Contact our experts now.

Coated metal conduits

PVC coated wiring conduit

PCS, coated metal conduit

The PCS flexible conduit with plastic coating is made of galvanized steel. The outside is coated with polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

The PVC outer sheath makes the PCS wiring conduit resistant to alkalis, acids and chemicals. It also provides very good protection against corrosion.                                                                                                            

Fields of application:

  • machine and plant construction
  • electrical installation

PA6 coated conduit for cables

PA06 coated metal conduit

The NCS metal hose with PA6 jacket is characterised by excellent tensile strength. It is resistant to high temperatures, compression and impact. It also delivers good abrasion resistance and is very flexible.

Wherever very good resistance to high temperatures, acids or solvents is required, the NCS galvanized steel wire conduit is the perfect choice.

Fittings for coated metallic tubings

PCS-SCG compression fitting for metal conduits

From compression couplings and swivel or fixed external threads to simple end inserts: find the right fitting for your application.

Liquid tight metal conduits

IP68 liquid tight wiring conduit with plastic sheat

LTS, IP68 liquid tight wiring conduit

Liquid-proof LTS metallic conduits, when combined with appropriate fittings (see below), meet IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69k ratings. 

Benefits at a glance:

  • high compression, impact and tensile properties
  • highly flexible metal conduit
  • smooth outer sheath, no wrinkles when bending
  • resistant to oil, grease, gasoline and acid

This flexible metal conduit is made of galvanized steel with a plain outer sheath. It is used for machinery, tools and outdoor installations as well as other applications that require liquid imperviosness.

In addition to the standard version, the LTS conduit for wires is also available in the following other variants:

Liquid tight fittings: IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69k proved

45° elbow compression fitting for metal conduits

In combination with the matching coupling, the LTS conduit cable series is particularly characterised by its liquid impermeability – in terms of IP66, IP67, IP68 and IP69k approval.

Whether elbow compression fitting, compression fitting with strain relief and cable seal or plain end insert: we have the right fitting for your application.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to find the right wire conduit?

HelaGuard SC metal conduit

With so many different wire protection products to choose from, it is sometimes not easy to find the right solution for a specific application.

We would like to make it easier for you to find the right conduit. Therefore, together with the software service provider CADENAS, we provide most of our electrical conduits and fittings as 2D and 3D models free for your use.

In addition to useful model data, discover numerous product images and detailed specifications for more precise planning from the very first idea. 

What is metal conduit?

HelaGuard SCSB, overbraided galvanized steel conduit

Metal conduits are generally defined as cable protection conduits and fittings made of metal. But not all metallic wire conduits are the same.

Protective conduit solutions made of metal impress with high impact and temperature resistance. In addition, many metallic electrical conduits are also resistant to liquids such as oil, gasoline or chemicals. Other tubing offers electromagnetic protection (EMC shielding).

With their robustness and durability, the flexible metal conduits from HellermannTyton are suitable for a wide range of applications.

At HellermannTyton you can choose from these 10 types of conduit:

  • SC: Galvanised steel conduit
  • SSC: Stainless steel conduit
  • PCS: Galvanised steel conduit, PVC cover
  • NCS: Galvanised steel conduit, PA6 cover
  • LFHCS: Galvanised steel conduit, PO cover
  • LTS: conduit galvanised steel conduit, smooth PVC cover
  • LTSH: Liquid-tight galvanised steel conduit, smooth TPR cover
  • LTSUL: Liquid-tight galvanised steel conduit, smooth PVC cover, UL listed
  • PCSB: Galvanised steel conduit, PVC cover, galvanised steel braid
  • SCSB: Galvanised steel conduit, galvanised steel braid

How to connect metal conduit?

Helaguard SSC stainless steel conduit

To connect a cable conduit to your device, you need the right fitting. We offer you a variety of different connectors. The naming of our accessories is always structured the same, so that you can easily find the right solution.

Take a look at our HelaGuard nomenclature here.

How to cut cable conduits?

HelaGuard ConClamp for metalic conduits

To cut metal tubes, you usually need a hacksaw. Precise cutting also requires firm grip on the tubing. With the HelaGuard CONCLAMP, you can securely hold various metallic tubings in place so that you can cut them accurately with the help of a suitable saw.

What are the levels of protection for metal conduits?

HelaGuard NCS, PA6 coated galvanized metal conduit

According to DIN EN IEC 60529, the levels of protection are indicated by a code made up of two constant letters IP and two characteristic numbers for the degree of protection, e.g. IP54.

Discover here a detailed overview about the different degrees of protection.

Are metal conduits chemical resistant?

HelaGuard SSC stainless steel conduit

In general, wire conduits have good resistance to chemicals. But some conduits are more resistant than others, depending on the material and type of manufacture. That's why a closer look is needed.

Find here an overview of the individual HelaGuard metal conduits in terms of their resistance to specific chemicals.

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Update: 19/06/2021 © HellermannTyton 2021
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