There are many fittings available for your wire rope, used to help enhance its number of uses. One such type of fitting is wire rope clips and grips; we’ve detailed more on these handy pieces of equipment below.
What are wire rope clips and grips?
A wire rope clip or grip is fairly simple in nature; it is formed of a threaded bolt, in the shape of a ‘U’, that has two nuts, and a forged saddle. They are strong and robust steel cable fittings, and they are great for creating non-permanent eye-loop ends or for creating end to end connections, on rope.
An image of one of our rope grips
You would typically need to make a connection like this when a socket or splice isn’t a practical alternative, or if you are only looking to make a temporary connection.
The options available from us
At the time of writing, here are the current options available from us:
- Mild steel – 3mm to 50mm
- Stainless steel – 2mm to 24mm
You can see a list of prices for our stainless steel pieces here. If you are looking for more information about our mild steel range, please refer to our contact details at the bottom of this article.
We frequently update our pages with our latest stock, please make sure to check the pages regularly!
How do you use this piece of equipment?
In order to use a wire rope grip or clip, follow these simple steps:
- Loosen the nuts, which will help loosen the ‘U’ bolt
- Insert your two pieces of wire rope through this ‘U’ shape (or one piece that you’ve bent to form an eye shape)
- When your rope is in the correct position, tighten the nuts to hold the rope in place
- Please use a wrench to ensure that the nuts are tightened as much as possible. Hand tightening doesn’t provide a strong enough fit
You’ll find that it is commonplace to use several clamps for your two pieces of wire rope in order to create the safest and most secure connection possible. A single grip is relatively inexpensive, so it is easy to purchase several in order.
For example, a 2mm stainless steel rope grip is only £0.64!
What other types of fittings do we have?
There are many types of fittings and terminations available to users, all designed and manufactured with a specific function and benefit in mind.
To find out more about the variety that we have, please visit our fittings page here.
Interested to know more about the range of products that we have?
Wire rope clips and grips, and our extended range of fittings, are just a small snapshot of the many, many items that we stock here at Rope Services Direct. With our state-of-the-art onsite facilities, we not only stock items, but we manufacture and test many ourselves too.
If you would like to find out more about this, please get in contact with us here.