Round Copper Swage Sleeve is a fitting to terminate Stainless or Galvanised Steel Wire Rope. Crimps, clamps, ferrules, or stoppers are additional names for Round Swage Sleeves. The Swage Sleeve is round in shape. Additionally, round Swages are “stoppers”. They are used as duplex Swages for small diameter wire. Additionally, a Swage Sleeve fits a limited wire diameter. Other fittings – normally of a thimble – are used in concert with Swage Sleeves. Swage Stoppers do NOT require thimbles for their use.
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Usage: The Round Copper Swage Sleeve fastens on the end of a wire. Swage sleeve stoppers secure wire ends used with winch and lifting or control cables. The bare copper is compatible with G316 Stainless Steel Wire Rope. Bare copper has increased malleability for easy swaging. To clarify, swaging is the process of uniformly crushing a fitting from a starting diameter to a finished diameter. Therefore, the chosen swaging tool must achieve acceptable compression. Logically, the requisite pressure and tool size varies with the size of the wire and the fitting. Consequently, we recommend Swaging Stainless Steel fittings onto wire larger than 3.0mm with an adequate hydraulic swaging tool.