Industrial rope fittings allow you to terminate a length of wire rope and attach or anchor it to other objects while protecting the ends of the wire from fraying or bending. At the end of each fitting, there is an attachment component used to connect your terminated wire rope to another element or larger assembly. These attachments come in many styles, including clevis, eye, turnbuckle, stud, hook, and more. The style of attachment needed will be determined by your application and the performance requirements of your termination.
Within industrial rope fittings, some of the main types include swaged, swageless, poured socket, and flemish eye. These fitting categories are differentiated by the mechanism which terminates and secures the rope. Swaged fittings require a swage press to meld the fitting components together and crimp the fitting onto the cable. While swage fittings are extremely secure, they require extensive, off-site equipment to install and are not reusable. The next style of fitting, swageless fittings, differs from swaged fittings as they can be attached at the job site with no special tooling. They leverage a three-piece assembly that includes a sleeve, plug, and end-fitting which when assembled and put under tension creates an incredibly strong connection that exceeds the breaking strength of most ropes. Poured sockets, also known as spelter sockets, are made by pouring resin inside the fitting where it hardens, holding the fitting onto the wire rope. A flemish eye is a type of termination where the strands of the wire rope are divided and braided back into themselves forming an eye or loop.
Electroline® specializes in high-performance swageless fittings suitable for a broad range of applications. Some of the features and benefits of swageless fittings include: