Wire Rope Grips
Wire Rope Grips are the fitting that is used to fasten the ends of wire back onto itself. These are ‘swageless’ wire fittings that are also known as bulldog clips. They can be fastened by using a wrench and do not require hydraulic or manual hand swaging. They are best used when using hand swages is not appropriate. These fittings are designed to work with High and Medium Flexibility Stainless Steel Wire Rope. Each size is designed to work with a specific size of wire.
The fittings can be used in combination with rope and a thimble to make a secure wire loop. Please plan on using 2 grips to secure each loop for ‘small diameter wire’ (<4.0mm) and 3 grips for all larger diameter wire loops.
Note: Over tensioning must be avoided when tightening to prevent stripping the nuts or shearing the thread.