Wire Rope Clamps
Wire Rope Clamps or Grips are a simple mechanical means of temporarily securing the end of wire rope. Let this article be your guide on everything you should know about wire rope clamp.
If you’re in the trade and are about to begin your next big project, you probably know all about wire rope clamps and their purpose, however if you’re a little on the fence about certain applications or any specs involved when using these particular mechanisms, let this article be your guide on everything clamp and grips related.
For any further queries about clamps and grips, be sure to give us a call to discuss your project with one of our knowledgeable staff members, and we’ll be able to advise you on the best product for your application.
What is a wire rope clamp?
Wire Rope Clamps or Grips are a simple mechanical means of temporarily securing the end of wire rope. By creating a loop in the rope, clamps or clips are used to form a load-bearing eye in the rope or cable. They can also be used to connect two cables together and come in a variety of styles, materials and coding types.
Wire rope clamps are an alternative to swaging sleeves and are an economical way to make cable assemblies, repairs or adjustments in the field.
What is the use of wire rope clamps?
They are used for creating an eye or loop termination at the end of a wire rope. Who / what industry uses wire rope clamps? Many roles within commercial industries rely on wire rope clamps in their applications – from industrial, to transportation, marine, government, to manufacturing, builders, trade and private enterprises. It is considered a general fastening device designed for a multitude of applications, and is as critical and versatile as nuts and bolts. They are also used by home DIY enthusiasts for renovations or projects around private properties.
Are there any challenges using wire rope clamps?
One of the only considerations when using wire rope clamps, is that they are used responsibly and in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and instructions. Ensure you are following this advice to avoid potential injury as well as for the best results and outcomes.
Another consideration is that you select the right grip for the right sized wire; If using a wire rope clamp that is too big or too small for the wire rope it is being used for, it can be unsafe.
It is important to recognise that if you are terminating the end of a wire with a wire rope clamp for an application in lifting and of which may need to suspend a load from a height, that if you’re not using the correct sized clamp for the rope, this can pose a safety risk to structures or the public below.
If you are unsure about the correct sized clamp you will need, give us a call and discuss your application with one of our helpful staff members. Keble’s Trading stocks Stainless Steel, Australian Standard, Commercial Grade and other types of WRG. For more information on the types we stock, visit our website or give us a call today.
What are the materials of wire rope Keble’s stock?
Stainless Steel, Galvanised and Lubricated.
What are wire rope grips used for?
They are used for creating an eye or loop termination at the end of wire rope.
How to choose the right type of wire rope clamps, Does the quality of wire rope depend on the durability of various materials?
All of the wire rope clamps we stock here at Keble’s Trading do not vary in quality, each of their types however can be selected for their application and the condition for which they will be exposed to. For example, stainless steel wire rope clamps are ideal for outdoor applications, including environments where saltwater may be present, as this material does not rust or corrode.
How does one choose the correct wire rope Grip for their application?
Stainless steel clips are ideally used in outdoor applications, including saltwater environments, as they are highly resistant to rust and corrosion. They are the best choice for when using stainless steel cable. Hot dipped galvanised clips are a little more economical in comparison to our stainless steel clips, and are also ideal for outdoor applications however it is important to take into consideration that they are not as corrosion-resistant as stainless steel.
It is also critical to note that wire rope grips come in various types, all of which are high quality and can execute an application, though some come with being certified of the Australian Building Code standard, which are necessary for use when carrying out commercial applications.
Do you offer all the pieces of equipment a business would need to install a wire rope grip/clamp?
In order to successfully use a wire rope clamp, you really only need a spanner to tighten the clamp. Keble’s Trading however, can further offer expertise with regards to the correct installation process, as well as assistance with selecting the correct size for your application.
Frequently Asked Questions - Wire Rope Claimps
What is the purpose of a wire rope clamp?
They are used for creating an eye or loop termination at the end of a wire rope.
What should be the distance between U clamp in wire rope?
Clips are typically spaced approximately six wire rope diameters apart to provide sufficient holding power. These clips should always be evenly spaced apart and not grouped right next to each other. The clips should be appropriately tightened before the rope is placed under tension. After the load is placed on the rope, tighten the clips again to ensure care is taken of any lessening in rope diameter caused by tension of the load.
How many wire rope clips are required?
Three (3) clips are typically required for all applications.
Are there any key / critical points to keep in mind?
Ensure that you are following all the manufacturer instructions and any handler advice listed on the product label to both correctly utilise the mechanisms, as well as to avoid any potential hazards or injury. Ensure you are further using the minimum quantity of wire rope clamps at each end of the required termination, as well as that the nuts are appropriately tightened to secure the clamps. To browse our stock of wire rope clips, you can visit: Wire Rope Grips and Commercial Rigging Equipment If you are in doubt of which wire rope clip would best suit your application, give us a call for a comprehensive and tailored discussion.
PLEASE NOTE: No goods will be accepted for credit unless returned within 7 days, in new condition, with original invoice subject to our approval. Any certified, rated, cut, procured or custom items are strictly non refundable. A restocking fee applies to all items. You are responsible to ensure application of products purchased meet building codes & statutory regulations. Independent engineering advice is recommended. All swaged wire rope/chain assemblies are untested & uncertified for lifting, load bearing or human transport purposes unless otherwise specified.