What are the wire clamps called?
wire rope clip
A wire rope clip, also called a clamp, cable clamp, wire rope clamp, U-Clip, U-Clamp, is used to fix the loose end of the loop back to the wire rope. It usually consists of a U-shaped bolt, a forged or cast saddle and two nuts. The two layers of wire rope are placed in the U-bolt.
At what distance should wire rope clamping be done?
Clips are usually spaced about six wire rope diameters apart to give adequate holding power. They should be tightened before the rope is placed under tension. After the load is placed on the rope, tighten the clips again to take care of any lessening in rope diameter caused by tension of the load.
What is a wire rope thimble?
Wire rope thimbles, steel rope thimbles, cable thimbles or simply wire thimbles, are used to support wire rope eyes by creating a durable wear surface when connected to mating rigging hardware. The wire rope eye also helps prevent pinching, crushing, and fraying of the wire rope eye while in use.
What is wire rope clips?
Product description. Wire cable clamps are used to clamp a cable back on itself creating a loop. A suggested minimum of 3 clamps or clips are clamped on ensuring the end of the cable does not slip out. The clamp consists of a U-bolt, a saddle and 2 nuts.
Why do you never saddle a dead horse?
“Never Saddle a Dead Horse” is a common phrase to help people remember the proper orientation to apply the clip. It means to never apply the saddle of the clip to the dead end of the rope. Space the wire rope clip one saddle length from the end of the dead end.
What is a BX connector?
BX Connector. Use: BX connectors are used to terminate steel Armored. Cable to a 1/2″ knock-out in a dry. location box or enclosure.
How many clips are required to make an eye in a half inch wire rope?
At least three clips should be used when making any prepared loop or thimble-eye termination for wire rope (especially for overhead lifting). All three clips must be installed with the saddle part on the live end of the rope.
When installing wire rope clips How should the saddle be positioned?
Put first clip one saddle width from seized “dead end” (Figure 1). Seat “live end” (load carrying) of the wire rope in saddle and position U-bolt over “dead end.” Tighten nuts evenly to proper torque. Put the second clip as near the loop or thimble as possible (Figure 2).