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3/16″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″
A wire rope clip, sometimes called a clamp, is used to fix the loose end of the loop back to the wire rope. It consists of a U-shaped bolt, a forged saddle, and two nuts.
The correct way to attach wire rope clips is as follows:
- Apply the first clip one base width from the dead end of the wire rope. The base or saddle should bear on the working length of the rope, with the U-bolt on the short end. Tighten nuts firmly.
- Attach second clip as close to ends of thimble inside the loop as possible. Tighten nuts but not firmly.
- Attach balance of clips spaced equally between first two clips. Tighten all nuts completely.
- Apply initial load - inspect nuts and re-tighten. Inspect all clips periodically.