The Advantages of PMA Conduit
PMA nylon conduit is a robust, tough type of conduit that is a technically better alternative to steel braided conduit in almost every way. Contrary to popular belief nylon conduit is stronger than steel braided conduit and is able to withstand a blow from a hammer.
Although PMA conduit is available in many different grades, approximately 28 we only list the PCLT range on our website. The PCLT range is our most popular selling conduit and is generally available from stock. This type of PMA conduit is very flexible and is made from medium duty nylon. All other types of PMA conduit and connectors are available on request.
PMA conduit is approved for worldwide use and is suitable for a wide variety of applications from basic control panel wiring to rail projects such as the London Underground.
PMA conduits are made from specially modified polyamide (PA6) and have many advantages over steel braided conduit. PMA is easier to install and will last much longer than steel braided. The connectors simply click into place to easily provide IP66 or IP68 protection with IP69K available on request.
PMA has been operating since 1975 and is now a market leader in nylon conduit. In 2010 PMA was acquired by Thomas & Betts who continue to develop World class cable protection equipment.
Expert Electrical Supplies are a super distributor of PMA conduit and can offer an excellent level of service along with full technical support and a competitive discount structure.
Here are some of the main advantages PMA conduit has over steel braided conduit:-
- Easier to cut and install
- Safer handling with no sharp edges
- Higher degree of mechanical protection
- Suitable for static and dynamic applications
- Halogen free, low smoke & fume (LSF)
- Available in over 28 different grades
- UL & CSA approved
- ATEX approved Nylon conduit system
- Resistant to rodents
- Non corrosive
- Full range of accessories available
- Reduced cost savings & installation time
- Available in black or grey
PMA connectors can be fitted much easier and faster as they are simply pushed. They are available in straight or in 45 and 90 degree elbows and in IP66 or IP68 protection ratings.
PMA conduit is now available to buy online: CLICK HERE to view.
Or for other technical information visit the Thomas & Betts website CLICK HERE to view.
This article was written by Chris Horridge who is the resident technical and marketing director of Expert Electrical Supplies Ltd.