Filler assembly for cable gland

  • US 8,872,027 B2
  • Filed: 06/14/2010
  • Issued: 10/28/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/21/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A filler assembly for filling with curable liquid material a cable gland, the cable gland having a plurality of cores of at least one cable extending therethrough, the assembly comprising:

  • (a) a dispenser apparatus for a curable liquid material, the apparatus comprising;

    a body adapted to define at least one first chamber for accommodating a first component of a curable liquid material, and at least one second chamber for accommodating a second component of said curable liquid material and adapted to communicate with at least one said first chamber to enable mixing of said first and second components to initiate curing of said curable liquid material;

    at least one first barrier apparatus for temporarily preventing mixing of said first and second components;

    at least one elongate dispenser apparatus adapted to communicate with at least one said second chamber and to dispense said mixed curable liquid material therefrom between a plurality of cores of at least one cable; and

    at least one second barrier apparatus for temporarily preventing passage of said curable liquid material from the or each said second chamber to at least one said dispenser apparatus; and

    (b) at least one flexible barrier member having at least one respective aperture therethrough adapted to stretch to engage a plurality of cores of a cable to provide a barrier to passage of said curable liquid material along said cores.

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