Wire Rope Grips FAQ's.....
What are wire rope grips?
Wire Rope Grips are like 'u bolts' for wire. Also known as Bulldog Grips or Clips If used to sustain a load (not lifting), they are fine if you use them properly – in the correct application with the correct placement
What are the benefits of using wire rope grips?
The main benefits are that it is a fast and easy way to create eyelets or loops at the end of your wires without having to use specialised tools
How strong are wire rope grips?
Wire rope grip can not be load rated, it is generally expected that the wire rope grips will achieve 60-80% of the wire rope strength – Wire rope grips should not be used for any lifting or safety critical applications
Do you sell load rated steel wire rope grips?
If you require load rated steel wire rope grips you should look at the branded ZIP-Clip and GRIPPLE grips
What size wire rope grips should i use?
Wire rope grips are sized on a like for like basis, for example if you have 5mm wire rope we would recommend using 5mm wire rope grips, the grip will allow 5mm wire rope to pass through twice
What wire rope works best with grips?
Wire rope grips work best with flexible strands of wire rope, we would recommend 7×7 strand wire rope upto 3mm diameter, 4mm diameter and above we would recommend a 7×19 or 6×19 flexible strand to be able to comfortably create smaller loops. 1x19 strand wire rope does not work well with any wire rope grip as it is too stiff
What material wire rope grips should i use?
With stainless steel wire rope you should use stainless steel wire rope grips
With galvanised steel wire rope you should use galvanised or zinc plated wire rope grips
How many grips should i use per end?
We recommend to use 3 grips per loop when using DIN 741, DIN 1142 and the FF-C-450 US Federal Grips and thye should be spaced out and set up as as illustrated below
For the ZIP-CLIP, GRIPPLE, Simplex, Duplex, Loop Clamps and Egg Clamps it is only necessary to use one wire grip per end
How do i fit steel wire rope grips?
Once in position simply tighten down the nuts or grub screw evenly to the desired torque settings
Should i inspect my wire rope grips?
It is strongly recommended and in some applications required that the wire rope grips are regularly inspected and that the inspection should take place in accordance with the safety standards given in the country of use. This is required because the products in use may be affected by wear, misuse, overloading etc. with a consequence of deformation and alteration of the material structure. Inspection should take place at least every six months and even more frequently when the products are used in severe operating conditions.
What are the alternatives to using steel wire rope grips?
We offer a in-house swaging service where can professionally swage the ends of your wire ropes, you can also buy wire rope swage tools and ferrules to swage the wire rope ends yourself