Application and use Methods for wire rope Clips

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NOTICE:

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

 

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.

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

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.


Galvanized Malleable Clips

Clip Size - Inches   Min. Number of Clips Amount of Rope to Turn Back (ins.) Torque in ft. and 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 turn-back should be increased proportionately.

* Torque in Ft/Lbs. applies to new, clean and unlubricated threads.


Drop Forged and Stainless Steel CLips

Clip Size - Inches   Min. Number of Clips Amount of Rope to Turn Back (ins.) Torque in ft. and 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