Index Marine products have all been designed, manufactured, and tested for use in a wide range of marine applications from small leisure craft with owner-installed lighting or navigation kit, superyachts where aesthetics are key, right up to military vessels where robustness and safety is paramount.
Meeting IP68 standard, our sealed glands give assurance of waterproofing at every point where a cable passes through a panel or bulkhead, such as external antennae connecting to in-vessel radios and nav-aids, lighting and audio cabling routing throughout a boat, or water detectors and pumps in hull cavities connecting to alarm and control systems.
Our glands work simply by the action of tightening the top cover which squeezes and soft rubber bung around the cable forming a durable watertight seal. Easy and quick to install – neat and discrete to look at.
We have two types of gland – straight-through (DG Series), where cable enters and exits perpendicular to the panel surface, and side-entry (SE Series) where the cable exits the panel flush with it, enabling neat and unobtrusive cable tracking.
Both series of glands offer a range of sizes with pre-formed or user configurable cable hole sizing, allowing one or more cables to be passed through the gland, and enabling cables with pre-fitted connectors to be passed through and sealed. Whether hobbyist or professional boat builder we make selection and figment of glands for your application simple with our new app. Just measure the cable thicknesses, and connector sizes (if fitted), and the app will tell you which gland family to use, and give you a drilling template too. We even supply a cable thickness gauge to make it as easy as possible.
The glands are available in a range of finishes including tough white or grey plastic, anodised aluminium – natural and custom colour finishes -, and polished stainless steel for top-end aesthetics and durability. We can also supply customer-specific finishes, so if you have something in mind, just call us to discuss.
We also supply waterproof junction boxes so cabling systems can be neatly brought together and routed through bulkheads. Again, sealing the connections against ingress of water is a safety essential, and Index Marine junction boxes are built to keep out the elements. We also offer a range of popular Bulgin brand connectors so that you can be sure of getting all your waterproof electrical connectivity products from Index Marine.
As well as cabling safety and security, Index Marine recognises the importance (and legislated obligation in many countries) of installing quality alarm and control systems in boats to detect ingress of water into bilges and sealed compartments, in order to alert crew to switch on pumps. Moreover, the pump effectiveness also needs to be monitored as does security of hatches and doors in emergency situations. Index Marine offers a range of simple-to-install fluid detectors and alarm/control panels aimed at working boats, but which will also bring peace of mind to leisure boat users too.