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Drop Forged Wire Rope Clips

Drop Forged Wire Rope Clips
DROP FORGED WIRE ROPE CLIPS – Forged steel, hot galvanized
SIZE IN INCHES 
MIN. CLIPS  REQD. TORQUE IN LBS. FT.* APPROX. WEIGHT IN POUNDS DIMENSIONS
        A B C D E F G
1/8 2 4.5 .05 .19 .75 .44 .44 .38 .81 .94
3/16 2 7.5 .10 .25 .94 .56 .56 .50 .94 1.19
1/4 2 15 .18 .31 1.06 .56 .75 .63 1.19 1.50
5/16 2 30 .31 .38 1.44 .75 .88 .75 1.31 1.69
3/8 2 45 .46 .44 1.50 .75 1.00 .88 1.56 1.94
7/16 3 65 .73 .50 1.88 1.00 1.19 1.00 1.81 2.31
1/2 3 65 .73 .50 1.88 1.00 1.19 1.06 1.81 2.31
9/16 3 95 1.00 .56 2.38 1.25 1.31 1.13 2.06 2.50
5/8 3 95 1.00 .56 2.38 1.25 1.31 1.25 2.06 2.50
3/4 4 130 1.50 .63 2.75 1.38 1.50 1.38 2.31 2.75
7/8 4 225 2.7 .75 3.19 1.44 1.81 1.69 2.63 3.31
1 5 225 2.7 .75 3.63 1.75 1.88 1.75 2.63 3.47
1 1/8 6 225 3.1 .75 4.00 2.00 2.00 1.88 2.81 3.56
1 1/4 7 360 4.6 .88 4.38 2.25 2.31 2.06 3.25 4.06
1 3/8 7 360 5.2 .88 4.63 2.31 2.38 2.25 3.44 4.25
1 1/2 8 360 5.9 .88 4.94 2.38 2.63 2.50 3.50 4.38
1 3/4 8 590 9.8 1.13 5.88 2.75 3.06 2.88 3.75 5.25
2 8 750 13.75 1.25 6.50 3.00 3.31 3.38 4.44 5.81
2 1/4 8 750 15.7 1.25 7.13 3.31 3.88 3.81 4.50 6.31
2 1/2 9 750 17.9 1.25 7.75 3.38 4.13 4.25 4.50 6.44

When using U-bolt clips, extreme care must be exercised to make certain that they are attached correctly. The correct way to attach U-bolts is shown above; the "U" section is in contact with the ropes\’s "dead end" and is clear of the thimble. The "live end", carrying the load, is gripped by the saddle of the clip. Also, the tightening and retightening of the nuts must be accomplished as required.

 * Based on clean, unlubricated threads.
Hot galvanized, according to Federal Specification FF-C-450D, Type 1, Class 1. Does not include 1/8" and 3/16".
Table above shows minimum torque required to reach maximum holding power.
Caution: Never use any wire rope clip to directly connect two straight lengths of wire rope.
WARNING: Read important warnings and safety information.


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Drop Forged Fist Grip Clips

Drop Forged Fist Grip Clips
US TYPE DROP FORGED FIST GRIP CLIPS
SIZE IN INCHES DIMENSIONS APPROX. WEIGHT IN POUNDS
  A B C D E G L M N  
3/16 – 1/4 .25 1.25 .34 .94 .38 1.28 1.63 .69 1.47 23
5/16 .31 1.34 .44 1.06 .38 1.47 1.94 .69 1.56 28
3/8 .38 1.59 .50 1.06 .44 1.81 2.38 .75 1.88 40
7/16 – 1/2 .50 1.88 .56 1.25 .50 2.19 2.75 .88 2.19 62
9/16 – 5/8 .63 2.28 .69 1.50 .63 2.69 3.50 1.06 2.63 103
3/4 .75 2.69 .88 1.81 .75 2.94 3.75 1.25 3.06 175
7/8 .88 2.97 .97 2.13 .75 3.31 4.13 1.25 3.14 225
1 1.00 3.06 1.19 2.25 .75 3.72 4.63 1.25 3.53 300
1 1/8 1.13 3.44 1.28 2.38 .88 4.19 5.25 1.44 3.91 400
1 1/4 1.25 3.56 1.34 2.50 .88 4.25 5.25 1.44 4.03 400
1 3/8 – 1 1/2 1.50 4.13 1.56 3.00 1.00 5.56 7.00 1.63 4.66 700

Bolts are an integral part of the saddle. Nuts can be installed in such a way as to enable the operator to swing the wrench in a full arc for fast installation.

 

 

 

  • According to Federal Specification FF-C-450, Type III, Class I.
  • All sizes have forged steel saddles.
  • Entire clip is Galvanized to resist corrosive and rusting action.
  • All clips are individually bagged or tagged with proper application instructions and warning information.
  • Assembled with standard heavy hex nuts.
    WARNING: Read important warnings and safety information.


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Stainless Wire Rope Clips

  

STAINLESS WIRE ROPE CLIPS-  TYPE 304 – Precision cast –
Drop Forged Style

SIZE IN INCHES  MIN. CLIPS  REQD. TORQUE IN LBS. FT.* APPROX. WEIGHT IN POUNDS
1/16 2    
1/8 2 7.5 .06
3/16 2 7.5 .19
1/4 2 15 .19
5/16 2 30 .30
3/8 2 45 .46
1/2 3 65 .65
5/8 3 95 1.0
3/4 4 130 1.5

                           

STAINLESS WIRE ROPE CLIPS- TPYE 316- Precision Cast
Drop Forged Style
SIZE IN INCHES  MIN. CLIPS  REQD. TORQUE IN LBS. FT.* APPROX. WEIGHT IN POUNDS
1/16 2   .01
1/8 2 4.5 .02
3/16 2 7.5 .05
1/4 2 15 .08
5/16 2 30 .14
3/8 2 45 .21
1/2 3 65 .35
5/8 3 95 .48
3/4 4 130 .70
1 4   1.16


CAUTION: Never use any wire rope clip to directly connect two straight lengths of wire rope.
WARNING: Read important warnings and safety information.


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Malleable Wire Rope Clips




MALLEABLE WIRE ROPE CLIPS
Zinc plated, according to Federal Specification FF-C-450 D, Type 1, Class 2

SIZE IN INCHES MIN CLIPS REQD. TORQUEIN POUNDS FT.* SIZE ESI PART #’S
A B C D E F G
1/16 3 2.0 0.03 0.15 0.65 0.45 0.38 0.38 0.45 EGC116
1/8 3 3.0 0.04 0.18 0.81 0.50 0.050 0.50 0.56 EGC18
3/16 3 4.5 0.06 0.25 0.94 0.56 0.56 0.56 0.63 EGC316
1/4 3 15.0 0.13 0.31 1.19 0.75 0.75 0.69 0.75 EGC14
5/16 3 15.0 0.15 0.31 1.31 0.84 0.75 0.75 0.75 EGC516
3/8 3 30.0 0.21 0.38 1.63 1.00 0.88 0.84 0.88 EGC38
7/16 4 40.0 0.37 0.44 2.00 1.19 1.06 1.00 1.06 EGC716
1/2 4 45.0 0.37 0.44 2.00 1.19 1.06 1.00 1.06 EGC12
9/16 4 50.0 0.59 0.50 2.31 1.38 1.25 1.25 1.28 EGC916
5/8 4 75.0 0.59 0.50 2.31 138 1.25 1.25 1.28 EGC58
3/4 5 75.0 0.84 0.56 2.56 1.56 1.33 1.44 1.56 EGC34
7/8 5 130.0 1.25 0.63 3.06 1.81 1.63 1.75 1.81 EGC78
1 6 130.0 1.66 0.63 2.44 2.00 1.88 2.06 2.00 EGC1
1 1/8 7 200.0 2.43 0.75 4.00 2.75 2.00 2.19 2.06 EGC118

*N0TE: 1/16"" and 1/8"" are not covered by Federal Specification FF-C-450 D.
Caution: Never use any wire rope clip to directly connect two straight lengths of wire rope.
Do not use malleable wire rope clips for critical or lifting applications. Load may be suddenly released resulting
in injury or death.

CAUTION: MALLEABLE ROPE CLIPS ARE NOT DESIGNED FOR OVERHEAD LIFTING.
WARNING: Read important warnings and information on pages 7 & 8 and preceding fittings section.


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Drop Forged Wire Rope Clips Blue U Bolt Korea

Drop Forged Wire Rope Clips
DROP FORGED WIRE ROPE CLIPS – Forged steel, hot galvanized
SIZE IN INCHES 
MIN. CLIPS  REQD. TORQUE IN LBS. FT.* APPROX. WEIGHT IN POUNDS DIMENSIONS
        A B C D E F G
1/8 2 4.5 .05 .19 .75 .44 .44 .38 .81 .94
3/16 2 7.5 .10 .25 .94 .56 .56 .50 .94 1.19
1/4 2 15 .18 .31 1.06 .56 .75 .63 1.19 1.50
5/16 2 30 .31 .38 1.44 .75 .88 .75 1.31 1.69
3/8 2 45 .46 .44 1.50 .75 1.00 .88 1.56 1.94
7/16 3 65 .73 .50 1.88 1.00 1.19 1.00 1.81 2.31
1/2 3 65 .73 .50 1.88 1.00 1.19 1.06 1.81 2.31
9/16 3 95 1.00 .56 2.38 1.25 1.31 1.13 2.06 2.50
5/8 3 95 1.00 .56 2.38 1.25 1.31 1.25 2.06 2.50
3/4 4 130 1.50 .63 2.75 1.38 1.50 1.38 2.31 2.75
7/8 4 225 2.7 .75 3.19 1.44 1.81 1.69 2.63 3.31
1 5 225 2.7 .75 3.63 1.75 1.88 1.75 2.63 3.47
1 1/8 6 225 3.1 .75 4.00 2.00 2.00 1.88 2.81 3.56
1 1/4 7 360 4.6 .88 4.38 2.25 2.31 2.06 3.25 4.06
1 3/8 7 360 5.2 .88 4.63 2.31 2.38 2.25 3.44 4.25
1 1/2 8 360 5.9 .88 4.94 2.38 2.63 2.50 3.50 4.38
1 3/4 8 590 9.8 1.13 5.88 2.75 3.06 2.88 3.75 5.25
2 8 750 13.75 1.25 6.50 3.00 3.31 3.38 4.44 5.81
2 1/4 8 750 15.7 1.25 7.13 3.31 3.88 3.81 4.50 6.31
2 1/2 9 750 17.9 1.25 7.75 3.38 4.13 4.25 4.50 6.44

Blue U-Bolts (Korea)
When using U-bolt clips, extreme care must be exercised to make certain that they are attached correctly. The correct way to attach U-bolts is shown above; the "U" section is in contact with the ropes\’s "dead end" and is clear of the thimble. The "live end", carrying the load, is gripped by the saddle of the clip. Also, the tightening and retightening of the nuts must be accomplished as required.

 * Based on clean, unlubricated threads.
Hot galvanized, according to Federal Specification FF-C-450D, Type 1, Class 1. Does not include 1/8" and 3/16".
Table above shows minimum torque required to reach maximum holding power.
Caution: Never use any wire rope clip to directly connect two straight lengths of wire rope.
WARNING: Read important warnings and safety information.


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Drop Forged Fist Grip Clamps

Drop Forged Fist Grip Clamps
US TYPE DROP FORGED FIST GRIP CLAMPS
SIZE IN INCHES DIMENSIONS APPROX. WEIGHT IN POUNDS
  A B C D E G L M N  
3/16 – 1/4 .25 1.25 .34 .94 .38 1.28 1.63 .69 1.47 23
5/16 .31 1.34 .44 1.06 .38 1.47 1.94 .69 1.56 28
3/8 .38 1.59 .50 1.06 .44 1.81 2.38 .75 1.88 40
7/16 – 1/2 .50 1.88 .56 1.25 .50 2.19 2.75 .88 2.19 62
9/16 – 5/8 .63 2.28 .69 1.50 .63 2.69 3.50 1.06 2.63 103
3/4 .75 2.69 .88 1.81 .75 2.94 3.75 1.25 3.06 175
7/8 .88 2.97 .97 2.13 .75 3.31 4.13 1.25 3.14 225
1 1.00 3.06 1.19 2.25 .75 3.72 4.63 1.25 3.53 300
1 1/8 1.13 3.44 1.28 2.38 .88 4.19 5.25 1.44 3.91 400
1 1/4 1.25 3.56 1.34 2.50 .88 4.25 5.25 1.44 4.03 400
1 3/8 – 1 1/2 1.50 4.13 1.56 3.00 1.00 5.56 7.00 1.63 4.66 700

Bolts are an integral part of the saddle. Nuts can be installed in such a way as to enable the operator to swing the wrench in a full arc for fast installation.

 

 

 

  • According to Federal Specification FF-C-450, Type III, Class I.
  • All sizes have forged steel saddles.
  • Entire clamp is Galvanized to resist corrosive and rusting action.
  • All clamps are individually bagged or tagged with proper application instructions and warning information.
  • Assembled with standard heavy hex nuts.
    WARNING: Read important warnings and safety information.


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Malleable Wire Rope Clamps

 MALLEABLE WIRE ROPE CLAMPS- Self Colored.

SIZE MINIMUM NUMBER OF CLAMPS REQUIRED APPROX. WEIGHT EACH IN POUNDS
5/8 5 .53
34 6 .84

 

 CAUTION: THIS MATERIAL DESIGNED FOR DECKLASHING PURPOSES ONLY. NEVER EXCEED THE WORKING LOAD LIMIT.
WARNING: Read important warnings and safety information.

 


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Wire-rope-distribution

Rated Capacity

Rated capacity is the load which a new wire rope may handle under given operating conditions and at assumed design factor. A design factor
of 5 is chosen most frequently for wire rope. (Operating loads not to exceed 20 of catalog Breaking Strength.) Operating loads may have
“to be reduced when life, limb or valuable property are at risk or other than new rope is” used. A design factor of 10 is usually chosen
when wire rope is used to carry personnel. (Operating loads not to exceed 10 of catalog Breaking Strength.) Responsibility for choosing
a design factor rests with the user.

Attachments must have at least the same Working Load Limit as the wire rope used.

Clips, sockets, thimbles, sleeves, hooks, links, shackles, sheaves, blocks, etc. must match size, material and strength to provide adequate
safety protection. Proper installation is crucial for maximum efficiency and safety.

Keep out from under a raised load.

Do not operate load over people. Do not ride on load. Conduct all lifting operations in such a manner that if equipment were to fail or break,
no personnel would be injured. This means KEEP OUT FROM UNDER A RAISED LOAD, DO NOT OPERATE LOADS OVER PEOPLE AND KEEP OUT OF THE LINE OF FORCE OF ANY LOAD.

Avoid shock loads.

Avoid impacting, jerking or swinging of load. Working Load Limit will not apply in these circumstances because a shock load is generally s
ignificantly greater than the static load.

Inspect wire rope regularly.

Two of the most important prerequisites for inspecting wire rope are technical knowledge and experience. Check the general condition of
the wire rope. Also, look for localized damage and wear, especially at wire rope attachments. Inspect all parts that come in contact with
the wire rope. Poor performance of wire rope can often be traced back to worn or wrong-sized sheaves, drums, rollers, etc. Look for kinks,
broken wires, abrasions, lack of lubrication, rust damage, crushing, reduction of diameter, stretch or other obvious damage. If any of these
conditions exists or if there is any other apparent damage to the wire rope, retire the wire rope according to the instructions below. When in
doubt about the extent of the damage, retire the wire rope in question immediately. Without laboratory analysis, it is impossible to determine
the strength of damaged or used wire. Thus, you will not be able to tell whether wire rope with any amount of damage is safe to use. Retire
the wire rope that is damaged. For specific inspection procedures, check various OSHA and ANSI publications.

Destroy, rather than discard, wire rope to be retired.

Wire rope that is not destroyed might be used again by someone not aware of the hazard associated with that use. Destroying wire rope is best
done by cutting it up into short pieces.

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Important-wire-rope-warnings

WIRE ROPE IS A MACHINE. Understand and respect it.
Like any machine, it needs proper care and maintenance for optimal safety and long service life. For a
better understanding of wire rope we highly recommend the Wire Rope Users Manual by the Wire Rope
Technical Board. Excerpts of that manual have been reprinted in the wire rope section of this catalog.
Refer to the General Warnings on pages (##).

These warnings also apply to wire rope. Only additional warning and information are listed below.

Rated Capacity

Rated capacity is the load which a new wire rope may handle under given operating conditions and at
assumed design factor. A design factor of 5 is chosen most frequently for wire rope. (Operating loads
not to exceed 20 of catalog Breaking Strength.) Operating loads may have “to be reduced when life,
limb or valuable property are at risk or other than new rope is” used. A design factor of 10 is usually
chosen when wire rope is used to carry personnel. (Operating loads not to exceed 10 of catalog
Breaking Strength.) Responsibility for choosing a design factor rests with the user.

Attachments must have at least the same Working Load Limit as the wire rope used.

Clips, sockets, thimbles, sleeves, hooks, links, shackles, sheaves, blocks, etc. must match size, material and
strength to provide adequate safety protection. Proper installation is crucial for maximum efficiency
and safety.

Keep out from under a raised load.

Do not operate load over people. Do not ride on load. Conduct all lifting operations in such a manner
that if equipment were to fail or break, no personnel would be injured. This means KEEP OUT FROM
UNDER A RAISED LOAD, DO NOT OPERATE LOADS OVER PEOPLE AND KEEP OUT OF THE LINE OF FORCE
OF ANY LOAD.

Avoid shock loads.

Avoid impacting, jerking or swinging of load. Working Load Limit will not apply in these circumstances
because a shock load is generally significantly greater than the static load.

Inspect wire rope regularly.

Two of the most important prerequisites for inspecting wire rope are technical knowledge and experience.
Check the general condition of the wire rope. Also, look for localized damage and wear, especially at
wire rope attachments. Inspect all parts that come in contact with the wire rope. Poor performance of
wire rope can often be traced back to worn or wrong-sized sheaves, drums, rollers, etc. Look for kinks,
broken wires, abrasions, lack of lubrication, rust damage, crushing, reduction of diameter, stretch or
other obvious damage. If any of these conditions exists or if there is any other apparent damage to the
wire rope, retire the wire rope according to the instructions below.

When in doubt about the extent of the damage, retire the wire rope in question immediately.
Without laboratory analysis, it is impossible to determine the strength of damaged or used wire.
Thus, you will not be able to tell whether wire rope with any amount of damage is safe to use.
Retire the wire rope that is damaged. For specific inspection procedures, check various OSHA and ANSI
publications.

Destroy, rather than discard, wire rope to be retired.

Wire rope that is not destroyed might be used again by someone not aware of the hazard associated
with that use. Destroying wire rope is best done by cutting it up into short pieces.

Refer to General Information on Wire Rope for important characteristics and properties of wire rope.

WIRE ROPE IMPORTANT WARNINGS: failure to follow warnings and instructions can result in serious injury or death.

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General-information-about-wire-rope

STRAND PATTERNS: They refer to different types of arrangements of wires and their diameters
within a strand. Common strand patterns are Filler Wire, Seale, Warrington and combinations thereof.

LAY: Indicates how the wires have been laid to form strands and how the strands have been laid around the
core. A right regular lay rope (RRL; the most common) has its strands laid right on the rope – similar to threading
a right-hand threaded bolt. Regular means that the direction of the wire lay in the strand is opposite to the
direction of the strand lay in the rope. (The wires in regular lay rope appear to be in line with the axis of the rope.)

CAUTION: When combining separate ropes in a single line application always use ropes of the same
lay pattern. Different lays can increase rotation at connection points decreasing rope efficiency.


RiGht Regular Lay (RRL)

RiGht LANG Lay (RLL)

LEFT Regular Lay (LRL)

LEFT LANG Lay (LLL)

PREFORMING: A manufacturing process wherein the strands and their wires are permanently formed –
during fabrication – the helical shape that they will ultimately assume in the finished wire rope. Proper preforming
prevents the strand and wire from unlaying during normal use. The vast majority of wire ripe sold today
is preformed.

FINISH: Wire rope is either sold as “bright” (or “black”) – meaning uncoated, or galvanized for better
corrosion resistance. “Drawn Galvanized” wire has the same strength as bright wire, but wire, “galvanized at
finished size” is usually 10 lower in strength. Plastic coated wire rope is also available, usually galvanized or
stainless steel cable. The most common plastic coverings are vinyl or nylon in either clear or white, although
other materials and colors are available. These coating do not add strength to the wire rope itself.

LUBRICATION: During fabrication, wire ropes receive lubrication. The kind and amount depends on
the rope’s size, type a use, if known. This in-process treatment will provide the finished wire rope with ample
protection for a reasonable time if it is stored under proper conditions. But, when the wire rope is put into
service, the initial lubrication will normally be less than needed for the full useful life of the wire rope. Because
of this, periodic applications of a suitable wire rope lubricant are necessary.

ORDERING WIRE ROPE: Construction, lay, core, finish and other factors mentioned above impart
greatly differing characteristics to different wire ropes. They must be understood and considered when selecting
wire rope. There is no perfect wire rope for all applications; usually some less desirable properties are traded off
for other, more desirable one. Refer to the Wire Rope Users Manual by the Wire Rope Technical Board for
a better understanding of wire rope properties and consult professional help when in doubt.

Lacking a complete description of the wire rope desired, a supplier can make several assumptions:

1. If direction and type of lay are omitted from the rope description, it is assumed to be right regular lay (RRL).
2. If finish is omitted, this will be presumed to mean ungalvanized, ” bright” finish.
3. If no mention is made with reference to preforming, preformed wire rope will be supplied.
4. If a supplier receives an order for 6 x 19 wire rope he may assume this to be a class reference and is, therefore, legally identified in furnishing any construction within this category.

REREELING WIRE ROPE

Correct Wrong Wrong

When reeling wire rope from one reel to another it is preferable for the wire rope to travel from top to
top, as illustrated. Spooling from bottom to bottom is also acceptale, provided the surface over which the wire
rope will travel is clean, smooth and dry, so as not to allow foreign particles to become embedded in the wire
rope. Spooling from top to bottom or from bottom to top can put a reverse bend into wire rope and must be
avoided. When stringing up a machinery wire rope should be removed from the reel in the same direction a s
placed on the drum.

CUTTING & SEIZING WIRE ROPE

There are numerous ways to cute wire rope – use only appropriate tools specifically designed to cut wire
rope. Safety goggles and work gloves must always be worn. Observe other precautions peculiar to the tools
used. Wire rope should be properly seized on both sides of the cut with wire or strand. Seizing wire diameter
and the number and length of the seizings will depend on the diameter of the wire rope, and whether or not it
is preformed.

BREAKING IN NEW WIRE ROPE

Since wire rope is a machine with many moving parts, it requires careful installation and breaking in
procedures for maximum safety and long service life. After proper installation, allow the wire rope to run
through a cycle of operation at a very low speed. Keep a close watch on the wire rope, its attachments and any
working parts such as sheaves, drum, rollers, etc. to make certain that the wire rope runs freely. If no problems
appear at this stage, run the wire rope through several cycles of operation under light load at reduced speed.
This procedure allows the component parts of the new rope to make a gradual adjustment to the actual
operating conditions.

WIRE ROPE EFFICIENCY

Wire rope will develop 100 efficiency, that is, break at or above minimum acceptance strength (not less
than 2 1/2 below nominal breaking strength ) under controlled laboratory conditions.

Once fittings such as sleeves, clips, sockets, etc. are attached and/or the wire rope passes over a curved surface
such as sheaves, pins, etc. its strength is decreased. In the case of wire rope passing over a curved surface this
decrease in strength depends on the severity of the bend. In the case wire rope fitting, the decrease in wire rope
strength will depend on the type of fittings used. The wire rope efficiency usually ranges for 70 – 100. For
more detailed information consult the strength efficiency of wire rope graph on page ## in the ________ section.
Note, that hand spliced wire rope, while not using any fittings, has less efficiency than properly flemished and
swaged wire rope. There are other factors, depending on the application of wire rope, that can cause a decrease
in nominal wire rope strength. They must be considered when choosing a design factor. Refer to the Wire Rope
Users Manual and/or other qualified sources for details.

ELASTIC PROPERTIES OF WIRE ROPE

Wire rope is an elastic member; it stretches or elongates under load. This elongation can be permanent
or recoverable. The extent of elongation will depend on the wire rope used and the design factor chosen. While
it may be acceptable for many wire rope uses to neglect its elastic properties, they are of critical importance for
some uses. When in doubt about the importance of wire rope elongation consult professional help. Pre-stretching
wire rope will only remove some of the constructional stretch and will not totally eliminate elongation under
load.

WINDING WIRE ROPE ON DRUMS

Installation of wire rope on a plain or grooved drum requires a great deal of care. Make certain the wire
rope is properly attached to the drum. Keep adequate tension on the wire rope as it is wound onto the drum.
Guide each wrap as close to the preceding wrap as possible, or follow the groove in case of a grooved drum. No
blanket recommendations can be given concerning direction of winding, desirable drum diameter, fleet angle,
etc. Consult the Wire Rope Users Manual for this and other important technical information.

WIRE ROPE SLINGS

Refer to ASME standard B30.9 and OSHA standard 1910.184 for design factors and other important
information. Other standards and information may apply.

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Installation-of-wire-rope-clips

WIRE ROPE CLIPS

Wire rope clips are widely used for making end terminations.
Clips are available in two basic designs; the U-Bolt and fist grip. The efficiency of both types is the same.

When using U-Bolt clips, extreme care must be exercised to make certain that they are attached correctly;
i.e., the U-Bolt must be applied so that the “U” section is in contact with the dead end of the rope.

Also, the tightening and retightening of the nuts must be accomplished as required.

Use only forged clips for critical, heavy duty, overhead loads, such as support lines, guy lines, towing lines,
tie downs, scaffolds, etc.

Malleable clips are to be used for making eye termination assemblies only with right regular lay wire rope
and only for light duty uses with small applied loads, such as hand rails, fencing, guard rails, etc.

HOW TO APPLY U-BOLT CLIPS

Recommended Method of Applying U-Bolt Clips to Get Maximum Holding Power of the Clip.
The following is based on the use of proper size U-Bolt clips on new rope.

1.Turn back specified amount of rope from thimble or loop. Apply first clip one base width from dead end
of rope. Apply U-Bolt over dead end of wire rope with live end resting in saddle. Tighten nuts evenly,
alternating from one nut to the other until reaching the recommended torque.

2. When two clips are required, apply the second clip as near the loop or thimble as possible. Tighten nuts
evenly, alternating until reaching the recommended torque. When more than two clips are required, apply
the second clip as near the loop or thimble as possible, turn nuts on second clip firmly, but do not tighten.
Proceed to Step 3.

3. When three or more clips are required, space additional clips equally between first two – take up rope
recommended slack – tighten nuts on each U-Bolt evenly, alternating from one nut to the other until reaching recommended torque.

4. Apply first load to test the assembly. This load should be of equal or greater – weight than loads expected
in use. Next, check and retighten nuts to recommended torque.

In accordance with good rigging and maintenance practices, the wire rope and termination should be
inspected periodically for wear, abuse and general adequacy.

Inspect periodically and retighten to recommended torque.

A termination made in accordance with the above instructions and using the number of dips shown, has an
approximate 80 efficiency rating. This rating is based upon the nominal strength of wire rope. If a pulley
is used in place of a thimble for turning back the rope, add one additional clip.

The number of clips shown is based upon using right regular or lang lay wire rope, 6×19 classification or
6×37 classification, fiber core or IWRC, IPS or EIP. If Seale construction or similar large outer wire type
construction in the 6×19 classification, fiber core, IPS, sizes 11/2″ and smaller; and right regular lay wire
rope, 19×7 classification, IPS or EIP, sizes 1 3/4″ and smaller.

For other classifications of wire rope not mentioned above, it may be necessary to add additional clips to
the number shown.

If a greater number of clips are used than shown in the table, the amount of rope turnback should be
increased proportionately. ABOVE BASED ON USE OF PROPER SIZE U-BOLT CLIPS ON NEW ROPE.

IMPORTANT: Failure to make a termination in accordance with mentioned instructions, or failure to
periodically check and retighten to the recommended torque, may cause a reduction in efficiency rating.

The correct way to attach U-Bolts is shown at the top; the “U” section is in
contact with the dead end of the rope and is clear of the thimble.


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