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Cutting & assembly guidance

Cutting Conduit

Non-metallic

Non-metallic conduits and FLP up to 34mm can be easily cut with Flexicon Conduit Cutters, part no. CC01. Use CC02 for sizes up to 67mm. Drop the blade into a corrugation and squeeze and twist until conduit is cut 50% through. Cut the remaining 50% without twisting to achieve a square cut.

Metallic

Metallic conduits should be cut with a fine tooth (32 TPI) hacksaw or bandsaw. Ensure you make a straight vertical cut. Our clamping vice, part no. BSB makes the use of a hacksaw much easier.

Overbraided

Cutting of overbraided conduit is made much easier by tightly wrapping self adhesive tape around the conduit and sawing through the middle of the tape. The tape should be removed if EMC screening is required. Ensure you make a straight vertical cut.

 

Flexicon offer a bench mounted bandsaw designed to cut metallic conduit easily. Conduit length is measured under light tension. When cutting an exact number of lengths from a reel (e.g. 5 x 5m from 25m) please take into account the length tolerance of the reel and each cut length.

Non-Metallic Fittings

FPA Fitting

Our range of non-metallic conduit fittings, Flexilok®, FPA and FPAX are all push fit fittings which are quick to assemble once you have cut the conduit to length.

Metallic

For Flexilok® and FPA fittings simply push the conduit into the end of the fitting with a slight twist until it will go no further. Pull back slightly to ensure the locking teeth mechanism has engaged with the corrugations

FPAX

The FPAX fitting features a conduit seal to provide the ultimate IP rating up to IP69K. This simply fits onto the end of the conduit before the fitting is connected to the conduit. To aid assembly moisten this seal. An FPA fitting cannot be uprated to IP69K with the addition of a seal. Pull back slightly to ensure the locking teeth mechanism has engaged with the corrugations.

To remove the FPA or FPAX fittings simply insert a small screwdriver into the screwdriver slot and move the screwdriver handle towards the "off" position. Remove the screwdriver then manually twist the cap further towards the off position - the fitting can then be released from the conduit. Once removed, the fitting can be reused by simply twisting the cap so that the screwdriver slot lines up with the ON position.

Metallic Fittings

FSU COnduit

Our fitting's components are supplied part assembled to illustrate how they go together. Our C type fittings consist of a compression nut, an elastomeric seal, an insert and a body.

Insert being fitted

Firstly place the back nut on the conduit followed by the seal (note the orientation). Next, screw the insert into the end of the conduit until this gives a secure fit.

Attaching the body

Bring the body to mate with the back nut. Metal fittings should be tightened with grips or spanner to ensure security and IP rating..

Braided Fittings

  • Our type-C braided fittings consist of an outer compression nut, an inner compression nut, an elastomeric seal, an insert and a body. Firstly place the outer compression nut on the conduit as per 1. Remove the tape securing the braid and pull back to allow the inner compression nut to be fitted as per 2. Next, fit the elastomeric seal (note the orientation) and screw the insert into the end of the conduit until this gives a secure fit as per 3.
  • Bring the body to mate with the inner compression nut and secure. Next, bring the back shell to mate with the inner compression nut to secure the braid as per 4. Metal fittings should be tightened with grips or spanner to ensure securing and IP rating as per 5.

EMC Screening using prliable conduit

To obtain EMC screening on pliable FLP conduit, the PVC sheath must be trimmed back prior to assembly of the fitting to ensure good electrical contact with the tapered bore of the fitting body as shown

Push in Flexilock® removal tool

Snap in Flexilok® fittings can be removed by using a tool

General

  • We recommend that SW rubber sealing washers are used with plastic threads and FW fibre washers are used with metal threads to maintain IP rating between systems.
  • The easiest way of installing cables into flexible and pliable conduit is to simultaneously draw in the cables with the conduit in straight condition before installation.
Flexicon Limited, Roman Way, Birmingham B46 1HG (T) +44 (0) 1675 466900 (F) +44 (0) 1675 466901