Swaged Terminals

Rope Services Direct supply swaged terminals which act as terminations in wire rope fittings. This is to be used in conjunction with our popular wire rope, which we can supply in a huge range of lengths and diameters. While you can purchase the rope as standalone equipment, it is rare that a customer will have need for this equipment alone.

The rope is finished with an end termination, for which we have a wide variety, to make it suitable for a number of applications. Our swaged terminals are one such type of end termination. You can find all product information and contact details for ordering below.

What does swaged mean?

A swaged terminal or termination is a type of end fitting that allows wire rope to be utilised in different ways. The main purpose of a swaged fitting is to provide an fixing or anchoring point at the very end of the rope.

The rope is passed sufficiently into the deep hole within the swage terminal and then many tonnes of pressure/force are applied to create a permanent connection between the rope and terminal.

As we touched on above, this is needed to allow the wire rope to be used for specific operations. With just the rope alone, it doesn’t serve as many wide ranging and beneficial purposes.

It is recommended that you only use swaged terminals that have been created by those who know what they’re doing, such as us here at Rope Services Direct. This is because a great degree of force is required to create a sufficient fitting. This force is applied by our specialist wire rope press machinery. If you do it yourself or by others who don’t know what they’re doing, you can’t guarantee a permanent or safe fitting.

A swaged fitting has the added benefit of being able to maintain a high percentage of the breaking load of the wire rope that it is attached to. This figure can be as high as around 90%.


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What are some typical applications for swaged terminals?

This equipment is used in a variety of industries including architectural, marine & oil and gas as just a few examples. There is an excellent range of terminals which can be swaged onto wire rope so please ask if you require anything specific.

The reason it enjoys such widespread usage across such a range of industries is thanks to the many benefits that we have examined above; namely its strength and the fact it creates a permanent anchor / fixing point to the wire rope to allow it to be utilised in a high variety of ways.

Some of our other popular wire rope fittings

We have a wide ranging number of wire rope fittings available if a swaged terminal isn’t right for you. You can see our available stock here. Typically swaged terminals are often utilised in conjunction with other pieces of gear, such as turn buckles or rigging screws. If you are unsure which is the right selection of gear for you, please find our contact details below, where we will be more than happy to assist you.

We also provide swageless terminals, which achieve the same aim, except they are manually hand-fitted rather than being machine driven liked swaged terminals.

Place an order for swaged terminals

swaged terminalsSwaged terminals require the work of professionals to ensure that only the most secure and permanent swaged fittings are created. Call Rope Services Direct on 01384 78004 and rely on us for the supply of the highest quality equipment and wire rope fittings. Alternatively, please find a full list of all of our contact details here.