Through its Cooper Capri division, Cooper Crouse-Hinds has launched a new series of explosion-protected Ex-metal cable glands for hazardous gas and dust applications. The new ADE 6F series of cable glands is an innovative range of armoured, nickel-plated brass cable glands available in barrier gland, compound versions (6FC) and liquid compound version (6FCL) for easier, faster installation and maintenance. This new series boasts several patented design features. First, unlike most conventional metal cable glands that use an outer cover, the ADE 6F has an integrated deluge seal, which provides increased stability in high vibration environments. In addition, it uses a patented diaphragm and sealing system that prevents damage occurring to the inner sheath of the cable. The cable gland also incorporates a novel armoured clamping cage. This intuitive device uses an armoured stop to ensure that assembly can only be carried out in one direction, resulting in easier, faster installation, as well as simplifying inspection, servicing and maintenance. The series is manufactured in nickel-plated brass as standard, providing the cable glands with maximum corrosion protection in harsh and hazardous environments, including aggressive chemicals. It is available in other base materials such as 316L stainless steel, aluminium and bronze. The series comprises three optimised ranges: 1F, 4F and 6F, for both armoured and unarmoured cable applications.