Clips for a cable - the main types and features of application
Clips for a cable - special devices for strong connection of metal ropes. With their help, it is extremely convenient to create loops on the ends of the cables. Let's see in detail what you need to know about these functional elements.
Clips for a cable become irreplaceable first of all in need of performance of work which are carried out at considerable loads of metal ropes. Therefore, manufacturers make such products exactly according to the standards.
Based on the design features, the clip for steel cable is quite simple. The fixture includes only a metal arc and several hex nuts.
According to experts, at least three clips should be used when connecting the cables, which allows to fully ensure the strength of the coupling and safety.If the load on the steel rope exceeds the capacity of the selected clamps, it is recommended to resort to the use of more reliable clamps, and not to increase their number.
Clips for a cable are made from high-strength qualitative steel. This solution provides an effective combination of metal cable products.
To give clamps additional reliability, the surface of the clamps is covered with a protective layer, which is a special galvanized galvanization. With it, the connecting devices become resistant to the aggressive effects of environmental factors, in particular to corrosion.
Currently, there are clips for cable of several types. Clamps of metal ropes are subdivided according to the particular design and purpose.
If we talk about the specifics of the application, there are ordinary and reinforced clamps. As for the design, there are single, double, flat and arc-shaped latches.
Standard single clamps are most in demand. They are made of galvanized steel and resemble in appearance closed hinges that contain several fixing bolts at the base.Products of this plan are classified as household. In other words, such clips are designed for relatively small loads.
Flat clamps of metal cables are made mainly of carbon steel, which has high strength. The surface of such products is also covered with a galvanized protective layer. The diameter of flat fasteners varies from 2 to 40 mm. Structurally, the clamps are represented by two plates connected by a bolt and nut.
Arc-shaped fasteners are made in the form of a bent cylinder. The connection of the cables occurs with two bolts, which are located at the end of the products. Arcuate clamps are often used when you need to connect several separate cables. However, if necessary, they can be used to form loops.
Tips for choosing
Before you give preference to one or another product, you must ensure its quality. To do this, pay attention to the following points:
- The clamps are clearly legible.
- On the surface there are no burrs, cracks, grooves, other defects.
- Clamps have parameters that correspond to the characteristics of the cables used.
The most important question for the consumer is how much does a cable clamp cost. The price of standard steel fasteners in the Russian market starts from 4 rubles.
Features of operation
It is strictly forbidden to bend or adjust the shape of the clamp by welding or impact, as this inevitably leads to deterioration in the quality of the product.
The retainer must be mounted on a metal cable in such a way that the connecting jumper is placed on the side of the rope, which can be loaded. Ultimately, before you start work, you need to check the strength of the connection.