How to Secure Wire Rope

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Wire rope is composed of a metal or fiber core, metal wires, and the individual twisted strands of metal that form those wires. It is used to handle heavy loads in applications that involve lowering, hoisting, and moving objects horizontally. The ends of wire rope must be safely secured with a termination that prevents fraying, […]

Swaged vs. Swageless Wire Rope Fittings

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A rope fitting terminates a wire rope, allowing it to anchor or attach to another object while also protecting the rope ends from fraying. Many wire rope fittings rely on swage presses to securely clamp the terminal to the wire rope. Swaging provides a tight, tailored, and permanent fit, but installation requires specialized equipment and […]