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Cutting & Assembly Guide

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HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE 2


Select the page CONTENTS - Quick Product Finder 2
Using the colour referenced index opposite choose the Adaptaflex conduit system you TOOLS REQUIRED - Range of tools required & available from Adaptaflex 3
are to install. Turn to the appropriate section in this guide. On each page in the guide Non Metallic Systems
you will find an illustration of the conduit type and a typical fitting. ADAPTALOK - One-Piece Push-on Liquid Tight IP66 Fittings & Adaptalok ATS IP68 & 69k Fittings 4-5
ADAPTALOK - Clip Together JUMBO IP40 Fittings 6-7
Tools required ADAPTASEAL - Liquid Tight Compression Fittings & Accessories
Tools required to cut the conduit and assemble the fitting ADAPTARING - Freely Rotating Swivel Compression Fittings 8-9
will be illustrated. The full range of tools is illustrated below. KORIFIT - Type KF Specialist non-Metallic Conduit & Fittings
N.B. not all tools are applicable to all conduit XTRAFLEX - Type XF & RF Specialist non-Metallic Conduit & Fittings 10-11
Hi-Spec - Type PKTC,PKSS,PRTC,PRSS Specialist Low Fire Hazard & EMI Screen Conduit 12-13
Cutting the conduit Metallic Systems
Illustrations show you how to cut the conduit
cleanly and accurately. ADAPTASTEEL - Type S & SS Flexible Steel Conduit & Type S Fittings
ADAPTASTEEL - Type SP, SN & LFH-SP Covered Steel Flexible Conduit & Type SP Fittings 14-15
Fitting Assembly ADAPTASTEEL - Type SPL, SPLHC & SPUL Covered Steel Flexible Conduit & Type SPL Fittings
ADAPTASTEEL - Type SB, STC, SSB & SSBGS Specialist EMI Screen Conduit & SB Fittings 16-17
How to assemble and securely fix the fitting to the ADAPTASTEEL - Type SPB & SPTC Specialist Liquid Resistant, EMI Screen Conduit & Type SPB Fittings
conduit ADAPTASTEEL - Type SPLHCB Specialist Liquid Tight High Strength Conduit & Type SPLB Fittings 18-19
Tools required
Standard Hand Tools

Utility knife. Tin snips. Junior hacksaw. Fine tooth hacksaw - minimum 32TPI Groove joint plier or adjustable
Note do not use to cut conduit for Note when cutting braided conduit spanner.
use with Adaptalok & ATS fiiting as use insulating tape.
IP integrity cannot be maintained

Specialist Tools - Required to maintain IP integrity. Designed to speed up installation and available from Adaptaflex

Kwickcut. (Up to 32mm / 1 conduit Swingcut. (Up to 10 - 32mm / Rotocut. (20 & 25mm / 1/2 & 3/4 Cut-vice. (Between 10 - 32mm / Adaptalok removal tool. all sizes
1/4 - 1 conduit conduit. 1/4 - 1 conduit

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Non-metallic Systems - Adaptalok & Adaptalok ATS with type PA, PR, PI, CP & PADL

Tools required
Kwikcut cutting tool, fine-tooth hacksaw, or utility knife.
Adaptalok removal tool to assist fitting removal.

Cutting the conduit Adaptalok IP67 & IP68* Seal

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Use the Kwikcut cutting tool. Or use a fine-tooth hacksaw. 1) Angle seal approx. 30 and push one half to engage 2 ribs.
Note do not use a utility knife to cut conduit De-burr as necessary. 2) Push down on the ribs and feed the second half of the seal into the conduit.
for use with Adaptalok & ATS fiiting as IP 3) Push conduit into Adaptalok as normal - see below.
integrity cannot be maintained * IP rated to IP68 - 1.1 bar for 35 mins.Without the seal IP66 is achieved.
Fitting Assembly Hints & Tips
Ensure the cutting of the
conduit is square
and the cut remains in the
valley of the
corrugation. Adaptalok &
ATS fittings can
also be removed by lifting
the locking tabs
with a small screwdriver
and easing the
fitting off the conduit, but
we rcommend
you use the removal tool.
Offer up the fitting. Push and twist to ensure a firm fit Pull back the fitting to ensure is only required if you wa
Seal accessory
and seal. fittings lugs have properly located nt to
Adaptalok performance from upgrade
in conduit groove. IP66 to IP67/8.

Fitting Removal

Use the Kwikcut cutting tool or use a fine-


tooth hacksaw. Note do not use a utility knife
to cut conduit for use with Adaptalok & Adaptalok ATS
fiiting as IP integrity cannot be maintained
Apply the tool over the conduit. Align with fitting lugs and push Holding the removal tool, pull the
tool into fitting. fitting from the conduit.
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Non-metallic Systems - Adaptalok with type PA, PI & PR Jumbo

Tools required
Fine-tooth hacksaw

Cutting the conduit


OPTIONAL SEALING KIT

Securely clamp the conduit and cut Locate the flat sealing washer in the Fit the O ring into the
using a fine tooth hacksaw or utility first conduit corrugation and corresponding groove in the flange
knife, in the valley of the corrugation. proceed as below. face.
Fitting Assembly 90 flange Hints & Tips
Ensure the cutting of the
conduit is square
and the cut remains in the
valley of the
corrugation.

Remove any excess burr


from the cut
conduit.
Offer up the conduit into the Apply one half of clamp ring, Align the second half of the clamp
fitting as far as the shoulder. ensuring ribs in clamp ring align. ring and push click together.

Fitting Assembly straight flange

The straight flange fitting is Clamping ring halves are aligned The clamping ring can be removed
assembled in a similar manner. and clipped together. with a screwdriver if required.
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Non-metallic Systems - Adaptaring & Adaptaseal with type PA, PR, PI & CP

Tools required
Kwikcut cutting tool, fine-tooth hacksaw, or utility knife.

Cutting the conduit

Use the Kwikcut cutting tool, or Use a fine-tooth hacksaw, or utility


knife. De-burr as necessary.
Fitting Assembly ADAPTASEAL Hints & Tips
Before the body of the fitt
ing is positioned,
there should be three ring
s of
visible after the seal or C-r the conduit
ing is fitted.
Fitting of on anti-vibration
wa
AWB), between capnut and sher (type
body, will
prevent accidental disass
Apply the capnut over the end of Fit sealing ring over conduit, Offer fitting body up to sealing embly and ensure
integrity of assembled fitt
the conduit. ensuring the ribs seat in valley of ring and fully tighten capnut by ing.
the conduit, chamfered end of ring hand.
towards capnut.
Fitting Assembly ADAPTARING

Apply capnut over end of the Fit C-ring onto the conduit, Apply the fitting body up to the
conduit. chamfered end towards the C-ring and fully tighten by hand.
capnut. 09
Non-metallic Systems - Specialist with type KF & XF

Tools required
Fine-tooth hacksaw.
Kwikcut cutting tool.

Cutting the conduit

Use the Kwikcut cutting tool, or Use a fine-tooth hacksaw, or utility


knife. De-burr as necessary.
Fitting Assembly KORIFIT - 3 part fitting (push on fitting assembly is as for Adaptalok fittings - see page 5-6)
Hints & Tips
When using push-on fitting
s with Korifit,
use a push and twist action
to ensure a
good seal.

Apply capnut over end of the Fit C-ring onto the conduit, chamfered Apply the fitting body up to the
conduit. end towards the capnut, and C-ring and fully tighten by hand.
in the fourth corrugation groove.

Fitting Assembly XF fittings (13-32mm)

Apply capnut over conduit. Insert conduit into fitting between Fully tighten the capnut by hand.
barbs and inner shoulder. 11
Non-metallic Systems - Hi-Spec with ype PKTC, PKSS, PRTC & PRSS

Tools required
Fine-tooth hacksaw. Adjustable grips or spanners.
Cut vice. Insulating tape.
Tin snips.

Cutting the conduit

Apply insulating tape at the cutting Securely clamp the conduit -


point-2 revolutions recommended. preferably with a Cut-vice. Cut
through the centre line of the tape.
Fitting Assembly
Hints & Tips
Use tin snips as required
braiding after cutting wit to trim the
h hacksaw.
Other types of tape such
masking tape etc, can be as parcel tape,
cutting. used to facilitate

Apply the outer capnut over the Remove tape and pull back Apply sealing ring - chamfered edge
braiding before removing tape. braided sheath. Apply inner capnut. towards capnut, 3 corrugations in
from end of conduit.

Apply body over conduit Hand tighten body of fitting onto Position braiding over steps of inner locknut Tighten components as shown.
inner capnut. and secure with outer capnut. (Ensure braid
is trapped between capnuts). 13
Metallic Systems - Adaptasteel with type S, SS, SP, SN & LFH-SP

Tools required
Fine-tooth hacksaw and Cut-vice Adjustable grips or spanners.
Rotocut. Utility knife.

Cutting the conduit

Securely clamp the conduit - Use a Rotocut. (Sizes 20 & 25mm) As handle is turned, gently squeeze
preferably with a Cut-vice - and Position and clamp conduit at onto conduit to cut through spiral,
use a fine tooth hacksaw, or position of required cut. then remove and twist to separate.
Fitting Assembly types A, B, C & F
Hints & Tips
If using Rotocut with covere
d conduit, use
a utility knife to cut throug
h the pvc
sheath. A clean, square cut
will ease
subsequent fitting assem
bly.

Fit ferrule over end of conduit. Screw fitting through ferrule into Tighten with grips.
conduit.

Fitting Assembly type M

Apply capnut then sealing ring - Screw insert into end of Offer up body and tighten capnut. Install and position fittings into desired
chamfered end towards capnut. conduit. threaded entry, then fully tighten the fitting.
System IP is achieved when blue seal is visible 15
between capnut & conduit.
Metallic Systems - Liquid Tight with type SPL, SPLHC & SPUL

Tools required
Fine-tooth hacksaw. Swingcut conduit cutter.
Cut-vice conduit vice. Adjustable grips or spanners.

Cutting the conduit

Securely clamp the conduit - Use a Swingcut.


preferably with a Cut-vice - and
use a fine tooth hacksaw, or
Fitting Assembly type M fittings
Hints & Tips
For M type fitting, ensure
liquid tight seal
is applied as shown, with
tapered side
towards capnut.

For fitting types A & B, sea


l is applied with
chamfered side to fitting
body.
Push capnut then seal over conduit, Offer up body of fitting and handtighten Install and position fittings into desired
chamfered end towards capnut. capnut. threaded entry, then fully tighten the fitting.
Screw in end fitting System IP is achieved when blue seal is visible
between capnut & conduit.
Fitting Assembly types A & B

Apply capnut and sealing ring over Fully screw the fitting into the Screw the capnut onto the
conduit, ensuring chamfered edge conduit. fitting and tighten with grips or
of seal is towards fitting body. spanners as above. 17
Metallic Systems - Overbraided with type SB, STC, SSB, SSBGS, SPB, SPTC & SPLHCB

Tools required
Fine tooth hacksaw. Adjustable grips or spanners.
Cut-vice. Insulating tape.
Tin snips.

Cutting the conduit

Apply insulating tape at the cutting Securely clamp the conduit -


point-2 revolutions recommended. preferably with a Cut-vice.
Cut through centre line of tape.

Fitting Assembly conduit types SB, STC, SPB, & SPTC


Hints & Tips
Use tin snips as required
to trim the
Remove tape, pinch braiding against Screw fitting body into conduit. Tighten with grips or spanners. braiding after cutting wit
h hacksaw. Take
inner conduit and apply ferrule. care when pulling back the
outer
braiding.
Fitting Assembly for conduit type SPLHCB Due to the specialist nature
of
we offer a cutting and ass this conduit
embly service.
Please ask for details.

Before removing tape, place outer Remove tape and pull back braiding Apply inner nut to seat under
capnut onto conduit. to expose approx 50mm (2in) of braiding.
conduit.

Apply sealing ring with chamfer Screw body of fitting into conduit. Screw inner nut onto fitting. Screw outer nut onto inner nut
towards cut end of conduit. ensuring braid is trapped securely
and tighten with grips or spanners. 19
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United Kingdom

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