Coated Cable
Wire Rope Hardware  


Wire Rope Clips

Method of Application and Use

Properly installed wire rope clips only offer approximately 80% of the breaking strength of the steel cable to which they are applied. (Click here to view Part Number charts.)
WARNING: Wire rope clips are not to be used in a load lifting capacity

1Clips

Turn back the specified amount of rope from the thimble. Apply the first clip one base width from the dead end of the wire rope (U-bolt over dead end - live end rests in clip saddle). Tighten nuts evenly to recommended torque.

2Clips

Apply the next clip as near the loop as possible. Turn on nuts firm but do not tighten.

3Clips

When these instructions require more than two clips- space additional clips equally between the first two - take up rope slack - tighten all nuts evenly on all clips to recommended torque.

4 NOTICE

Apply the initial load and retighten nuts to the recommended torque. Rope will stretch and shrink in diameter when loads are applied. Inspect periodically and retighten. The tightening torque values shown are based upon the threads being clean, dry, and free of lubrication.


Galvanized Malleable Wire Rope Clips
 
Clip
Size
Inches
Minimum
No. of
Clips
Amount of
Rope to
Turn Back
in Inches
Torque in
Ft. Lbs.*
1/16"-3/32"
2
3"
2.5
1/8"
3
4-3/4"
3.0
3/16"
3
5-1/2"
4.5
1/4"
3
7"
15
5/16"
3
7-3/4"
15
3/8"
3
9-1/2"
30
7/16"
3
10-1/4"
40
1/2"
4
15-1/4"
45

These clips are intended for use in making eye termination in right regular lay wire rope. Such an assembly is for non-critical light duty use where a small applied load is expected such as hand rails, fencing, guard lines, etc.

If a greater number of clips are used than shown in the table, the amount of rope turnback should be increased proportionately.

Drop Forged & Stainless Steel
Wire Rope Clips

Clip
Size
Inches
Minimum
No. of
Clips
Amount of
Wire Rope
to Turn Back
Torque in
Ft. Lbs.*
1/8"
2
3-/4"
4.5
3/16"
2
3-3/4"
7.5
1/4"
2
4-3/4"
15
5/16"
2
5-1/4"
30
3/8"
2
6-1/2"
45
7/16"
3
7"
65
1/2"
3
11-1/2"
65
5/8"
3
12"
95
3/4"
4
18"
130
7/8"
4
19"
225
1"
5
26"
225
*APPLIES TO NEW, CLEAN, UNLUBRICATED THREADS
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