Wire Rope Clips and Safety

At US Cargo Control we offer a variety of wire rope clips. It is crazy that such a simple device could be so complicated! There are multiple types of wire rope clips for different applications and there is a right way to use them. Hopefully this clears up some issues on how to use a wire rope clip and what type of wire rope clamp is right for you. More information about the products and the types of clips are also available on our website.

Wire Rope Clip Safety

Wire rope clamps are used to secure the ends of wire rope but it is important to use the steel clamps in a way that secures the rope. The saddle and the nuts should be on the opposite side from the terminated end. In other words, make sure that all of the wire rope clamps are on the same side and that the loops are on the side of the terminated end. For more information on how to tie down wire rope, please call our product experts at 800-660-3585.

Drop Forged vs. Malleable Wire Rope Clips

The wire rope clip strength  is one of the most important factors in determining which type is best for your application. Drop forged steel cable clamps are designed for heavy duty applications. Drop forged steel is strong because the process of pressing the hot steel into dies creates one piece of strong steel. Malleable wire rope clips are designed for lighter loads but offer considerable cost advantages. Applications that malleable wire rope clamps can be used for include fencing, guard rails, hand rails, etc. As a rule of thumb, if it is an overhead or critical system, drop forged or precision cast steel wire rope clips should be used.

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