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Cable entry KEL-DPU | universal, robust & hygienic

With the new universal cable entry plate KEL-DPU by icotek standard cables, wires, optical fibres or pneumatic hoses can be quickly and safely routed into electrical enclosures, housings or machines and additionally strain relieved.

High stability, tightness and strain relief

The cable entry plate KEL-DPU is especially characterised by its very robust hard frame made of polypropylene which is completely moulded with elastomer. This results in a high ingress protection and stability as well as in a high strain relief level of the routed cables.
Cables passing the membranes at the plate front are sealed a second time through conical cable sleeves at the back of the KEL-DPU. This unique grommet design provides sealing rates IP65 / IP66 (certified acc. to EN 60529). 
In addition, the cable entry plate KEL-DPU meets the high requirements of protection class NEMA 4X (certified acc. to UL 50E), confirming its excellent performance in harsh environments.

The alternative to standard cable glands

In comparison to common cable glands the packing density of the KEL-DPU is significantly higher – even when using multi sealing inserts with the cable glands. 
Up to 32 cables or hoses can be routed with just one KEL-DPU. The cable entry plate fits on space-saving cut-outs (36 x 112 mm) for common 24-pin industrial connectors.

Quick and easy mounting

The mounting of the plate by screwing or tool-free plugging is remarkably quick and easy. When plugging the KEL-DPU the screw holes remain completely sealed by the elastomer layer.
Even the installation of cables or hoses can be done reliably and within seconds. Simply put a small slit into the thin membrane and push the cable through. 

Large type variety

Currently it can be chosen from 7 different types, depending on number and diameters of the cables. The highly flexible clamping ranges of the membranes enable the routeing of cables from 3.2 to 20.5 mm in diameter. 
The cable entry plate KEL-DPU is available in grey or black and can be optionally delivered with threaded bushings pressed into the screw holes.

Hygienic design – flat surfaces, detergent resistant

In food and packing industries hygiene is very important. Dirt-collecting recesses on machines and plants have to be avoided.
The flat and completely sealed surface of the KEL-DPU is perfect for these requirements. Dirt or dust can hardly accumulate on the plate and it is easy to clean. Furthermore, the KEL-DPU is certified for ECOLAB detergent resistance.

Advantages & benefits

  • Very high stability
  • High strain relief due to the special design of the cable sleeves
  • Screw or plug-in mounting possible
  • Very high packing density (compared to cable glands)
  • Simple and quick assembly with cables
  • Flat surfaces – no dirt-collecting recesses (hygienic design)
  • Resistant against ECOLAB detergents
  • Double cable sealing with IP65/IP66 and NEMA 4X


For the KEL-DPU icotek also offers useful accessories. Already pierced membranes can be resealed with ST-B plugs. This way the IP ratings IP65 and IP66 still remain. 
To get a reliable EMI shielding on the routed cables directly at the inside of the enclosure or machine wall, the EMC cable assembly bracket KEL-EMC-PF can be screwed directly on the back of the mounted KEL-DPU (screw mounting only) using the screws of the cable entry place.
For mounting the KEL-DPU on Rittal enclosures with prefabricated cut-outs the icotek flange plates FP-AE, FP-KL or FP-BG can be used. In this case the protection class is reduced to IP54 which is conditioned by the enclosures themselves.

Technical specifications

  • Material: frame: polypropylene, sealing plate: elastomer
  • Colours: grey (similar RAL 7035), black
  • Flame class: UL94-V0 self-extinguishing
  • Protection class IP: IP65, IP66 (certified acc. to EN 60529)
  • Protection class NEMA: NEMA 4X (certified acc. to UL 50E)
  • Temperature: -40°C to +90°C (static)
  • Properties: halogen free, silicone free
  • Cut-out: 36 x 112 mm
  • Mounting height: 14.5 mm