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 MALLEABLE WIRE ROPE CLIPS - APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING!
Failure to read, understand, and follow these instructions may cause death or serious injury. Read and understand these instructions before using malleable clips.

Match the same size clip to the same size wire rope.

Never use malleable clips for critical, heavy duty, or overhead loads, such as lifting slings, support lines, guy lines, towing lines, tie downs, scaffolds, etc. .

Malleable clips are to be used for making eye termination assemblies.

Only use with right regular lay wire rope.

Only for non-critical light duty uses with small applied loads, such as hand rails, fencing, guard rails, etc.

Apply first load to test the assembly. This load should be of equal or greater weight than loads expected in use. Next, check and retighten nuts to recommended torque (See Table 1).

NOTE:
For critical, heavy-duty use such as lifting slings, support lines, guy lines, towing lines, tie downs, etc., these products are available:
Drop forged wire rope clips
Drop forged fist grip clips
The style of wire rope termination used for any application is the obligation of the user. For OSHA (Construction) applications, see OSHA 1926.251.






1. Refer to Table 1 in following these instructions. Turn back specified amount of rope from thimble or loop. Apply first clip one base width from dead end of wire – live end rests in saddle (Never saddle a dead horse!). Tighten nuts evenly, alternate from one nut to the other until reaching the recommended torque

2. Apply second clip as near the loop or thimble as possible. Tighten nuts evenly and firmly, but do not over-tighten.

3. Space additional clips equally between first two – take up rope slack – tighten nuts on each U-bolt evenly, alternating from one nut to the other until reaching recommended torque.

4. If a pulley (sheave) is used in place of a thimble, add one additional clip. Clip spacing should be as shown.

5. IMPORTANT: Apply first load to test the assembly. This load should be of equal or greater weight than loads expected in use. Next, check and retighten nuts to recommended torque. In accordance with good rigging and maintenance practices, the wire rope end termination should be inspected periodically for wear, abuse, and general adequacy.