Swages Aluminium Hourglass (Ferrules)
Our Swages Aluminum Hourglass (Ferrules) are ‘hand swages’ – also known as crimps or ferrules. These are made from aluminium and they are designed to work with Aluminium and High Tensile or Mild Steel Wire or Galvanised Wire Rope. Each size of Swage is designed to work with a specific size of wire.
The end of a length of wire is threaded through one side of a swage, the wire is then looped around a thimble and the end of the wire is threaded back through the swage.
Swages aluminium Hourglass are normally used in concert with Thimbles (the tear drop shaped thin strips of metal that go inside of the Terminating Loop) so that when it is secured, the force of the bearing point is evenly distributed along the length of the thimble and minimizes wear and stretch on the wire cable. The swage and thimble are then secured using a manual crimping tool. The thimble forms the ‘loop’ that is normally fastened to the saddle, eye screw/bolt or a shackle already secured to the posts or uprights that form the frame or area that will contain the wire.
Features & Benefits:
- Marine Grade
- Precision Manufactured
- Aluminum / Aluminium Alloy
- Aluminium and High Tensile or Mild Steel Wire or Galvanised Wire Rope (Grade independent)
- NOTE: should NOT be used with stainless steel wire rope of similar diameters