Wire rope and control cable fittings include clips, sleeves, stud ends, eyes, forks, and other hardware used to construct mechanical cable assemblies. Wire rope and control cable fittings are used for motion control and mechanical automation applications. A cable clip is used for attaching network cables to wooden joints and studs. A cable clip avoids puncturing the protective jacket present outside the cable and the short-circuiting of transmission wires present inside the cable. In addition, a cable clip also prevents the wires from deforming and destroying the cross sectional area which affects the transmission characteristics. A hammer should be carefully used while doing a cable fitting. On striking at the cable, a hammer can easily break and destroy the cable. Moreover, a cable fitting can be done using cable hangers and trays. A wire rope clip is used to hold rope wires, which provides tight and proper holding power to the rope wire. A wire rope clip consists of a U shape bolt with a grooved base and nuts to tightly hold the rope wire. A wire rope fitting consists of chain and anchor shackles, swivel hooks, and plate hooks. Wire rope ends are assembled using a wire rope fitting. Assembling of wire rope ends is necessary for carrying out machinery operations. A wire sleeve is used with a wire rope clip to prevent wear, tear, and damaging of the cable. Other wire rope and control cable fittings are commonly available.
Shapes and Sizes
Wire rope and control cable fittings are available in various shapes and sizes. A cable clip should have a diameter of less than 0.25 inches or 6.35 mm. This cable diameter is as per the TIA/EIA 568-B.2 standard. For a cable fitting, an Arrow T-59 or Acme 25AC cable hanger should be used. Both the cable hangers are stable for joining cables. A wire clip should contain a Product Identification Code (PIC). This code on a wire clip is useful in material traceability. A wire rope clip should be galvanized for protecting it from rusting and corrosion. In addition, a wire rope clip should also have red U-BOLT for easy and quick recognition. A wire sleeve is an important element of wire rope and control cable fittings. A wire sleeve is available in different sizes. A wire sleeve is available in 12-tie rap size, 1 foot 9 mm heat shrink tubing, or in 10 feet 1/8 inches sleeving. A wire rope end fitting is classified as 6x7, 8x19, and 6x37. The classification of a wire rope end fitting is done on the basis of strands handled in each rope. Wire rope and control cable fittings are designed and manufactured to meet most industry specifications.
Wire rope and control cable fittings are used in many applications. Examples include the construction industry, automobile industry, power sector, and transportation industry. Wire rope and control cable fittings should adhere to The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), and the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) standards.