Below is our video explaining different wire rope clips and the different
environments in which each wire rope clip is best suited.
If you would prefer a text and picture explanation of the video, keep
If you are seeking information on the proper installation of wire rope
clips, please look to our Wire Rope Clip page, our YouTube Channel, or the direct link to the video at the end of this article.
Wire Rope Clips may also be referred
to as Wire Rope Clamps, Cable Clamps, Wire Clamps, Wire Clips, U-Bolts or
other local terms. These typically all refer to the same group of
Wire Rope Clips are used to form a load bearing eye at the end of a
wire rope/cable and to connect two cables together using a lap
E-Rigging carries a variety of wire rope clips in different materials,
styles, and coating types. These wire rope clips are suited for less
than permanent applications. They can be secured with common hand tools
and are a cost-effective alternative to swaged sleeves, if you only have
to make a few assemblies.
There are 3 types of Wire Rope Clips Materials: 316 Stainless Steel, Hot
Dipped Galvanized, and Malleable Zinc Plated.
Composed of only the saddles and nuts. The saddles are mirrored on this
type of clip so there is no need for a U-bolt and provides unique
advantages during installation.
Drop Forging is the process of heating and hammering steel to the
shape desired. This allows the steel’s grain structure to be
consistent and conform to the shape of the forged item. Cast and
malleable wire rope clips may fracture under heavy use due to the
steel’s random grain structure created during manufacturing.
IMPORTANT: The working load limit of the cable assembly will decrease
if the vinyl coating is not stripped from the cable. This occurs
because the saddle and u-bolt are making contact with the soft and
pliable vinyl coating and not the wire rope, which may cause slippage
in the assembly and can lead to failure. It is also important to note
that different companies size vinyl coated cable differently.
E-Rigging lists vinyl coated cable by the cable diameter without the
coating. The vinyl coating adds a little thickness to the cable. We
have the finished/ final diameter of the cable with the coating listed
on our website.
Size the clip to the vinyl coating diameter of the cable used.
If you are using a 3/16" cable, coated to ¼” final diameter, use a ¼”
Or, to insure a safer assembly, you can strip the vinyl coating and
follow the sizing rules below.
We hope this information was helpful to you. If you need more
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the correct rigging supplies to get your next project started.