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Handiblock

The HandiBlock is a new safe, flexible and easy-toinstall insert block.
The sealing range is now fully adaptable to the cable/pipe diameter, within the module size. If a cable/pipe is scheduled or installed after the initial installation, safe installation can be achieved by using a reusable block. In this case, a main block, InsertStrip and HandiPlug can be assembled and installed as one unit at the point of initial installation.

When new cables/pipes are installed, the transit can be uncompressed and the module can be opened, adjusted to the cable/pipe size and reused as a cable/pipe holding module.
By retaining original parts in the transit frame, this process remains a certified solution.

Reality does
not always follow design

MCT Brattberg always puts safety first when developing new products. The HandiBlock is in line with this mission, but now provides the opportunity not only to put safety first, but also to keep safety first in the future.
This innovation offers a new safe, flexible and certified method for installing cables and pipes in the future.

Technical specifications

The HandiBlock is available in four sizes to fit cables and pipes or tubing from 4 to 54 mm. A HandiBlock consists of two compact half MainBlocks and two InsertStrips. Every compression ring on the InsertStrip has clear markings to indicate different cable/pipe diameters. This helps the installation technician to quickly and safely identify the correct size of the MainBlock, InsertStrip and compression ring.

The four block sizes can be converted into spare blocks when a plug is firmly anchored in the block. This spare module can later be opened and easily converted into a cable/pipe holding block.Compression and cable/pipe sealing is not achieved by deforming the HandiBlock parts. This means that all parts of the HandiBlock can be reused for repacking. Those parts of the InsertStrips, not used for the current block, can be retained and used for the cables/pipes where the insert dimensions correspond. This feature provides a cleaner and more efficient workplace, less wastage and assists in the clients’ efforts on environmental responsibility.

The four block sizes can be converted into spare blocks when a plug is firmly anchored in the block. This spare module can later be opened and easily converted into a cable/pipe holding block.

The MainBlock, InsertStrip and HandiPlug can also be purchased separately. This allows for cost savings and reduces wastage.HandiBlock can be combined with MCT Standard Insert Block, AddBlock and U-Block. Compression can be made by STG Packaging, PTG-Presswedges or RGP.

Metric

Module Size mm
HandiBlock
complete
with Plug 
HandiBlock
without
Plug 
Plug  Mainblock Insert strip
HB20
20 mm
37 gram
32 gram
5 gram 22 gram 10 gram 
HB30
30 mm
90 gram
73 gram
17 gram 46 gram 27 gram
HB40
40 mm
150 gram
117 gram
33 gram 72 gram 44 gram
HB60
60 mm
382 gram
300 gram
85 gram 155 gram 144 gram

 

Imperial

Module Size Inches

HandiBlock
complete
with Plug 

HandiBlock
without
Plug 

Plug 

Mainblock Insert strip
HB20
0.79 Oz
1.31 Oz 1.13 Oz 0.18 Oz 0.78 Oz 0.35 Oz
HB30 1.18 Oz 3.17 Oz 2.57 Oz 0.60 Oz 1.62 Oz 0.95 Oz
HB40 1.57 Oz 5.29 Oz 4.13 Oz 1.16 Oz 2.54 Oz 1.55 Oz
HB60 2.36 Oz 13.58 Oz 10.58 Oz 3.00 Oz 5.47 Oz 5.08 Oz

By installing a HandiPlug in the HandiBlock, you can quickly and easily create a spare block. This is a fully certified way to prepare for future cabeling/piping. HandiPlug’s low weight and smart design, together with HandiBlock, create a secure pressure-tight unit. The plug’s unique design also acts as a circular former for the sealing insert. Rather than being compressed and deformed into an oval shape, the plug enables the InsertStrip to retain its roundness even after an extended period of compression. The extensive testing carried out on the HandiPlug indicates that it can withstand harsh environmental conditions for over a century and can be reused over and over again. Each HandiBlock with a plug that is mounted into transit frames also provides extra fire protection. The part of the InsertStrip that protrudes from the MainBlock, acts as a small but effective heat shield.

 

Performance

Standard

Anti-Rodent
GR/DWC-34/01/SEP 2007 & RDSO/SPN/204/2011

Train EN-45545
HL 1, HL 2, HL 3

Data

Trade name: 
MCT Brattberg Insert Block

Variations: 
See TECH SPECS

Working temperature:
 -60 to +70 degrees C

 

 

 

HandiPlug

 

HandiPlug Data Sheet

 

Lycron data

Oxygen index: 
31%

Heat transfer: 
0.15 W/m*K

Electrical insulation:
> 20 kV AC/mm

Smoke index:
47.6

Hardness:
78-88 IRHD

 

Lycron chemical compatibility

Water: Excellent
Submerged in Oil: Not recommended
Ozone: Excellent
Sea water: Excellent
Methanol:  Excellent
Chlorine: Good
Submerged in Diesel: Not recommended
Submerged in Gasoline: Not recommended
Acid: Good

 

Lycron is halogen free and flame retardant.

 

For all approvals, please also see Certificates 

Correct and safe installations

To achieve the highest standard of safety, a cable or pipe transit must be installed correctly. As there are many different types of frame – which may be either welded, bolted or glued into position – and insert block, it is essential that installers known when to use the most appropriate installation method.

For more information, please view following instructions, videos or download manuals as PDFs.

HandiBlock Installation

Download pdf instructions 

Other insert blocks

Standard Block

Standard Block for a fast and safe installation.

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AddBlock

Eleven blocks and 66 dimensions.

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U-Blocks

The U-Block is used to convert the external dimensions of Insert Blocks, AddBlocks and Spare Blocks to the next modular size.

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Spareblock

The unused space in the frame is filled with solid spare blocks. Using the spare blocks allows the option of fitting new cable in the future.

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