Galvanized Drop Forged Wire Rope Clips
The Galvanized Drop Forged Wire Rope ClipsUsed to fix the loose end of the loop back to the wire rope. It usually consists of a U-shaped bolt, a forged saddle, and two nuts. The two layers of wire rope are placed in the U-bolt and then the saddle is then fitted over the ropes onto the bolt (the saddle includes two holes to fit the u-bolt). The nuts secure the arrangement in place. Made from a single piece for galvanized steel and not cast making these the preferred clips of riggers. Strongest available clip for use with heavy loads and suspended loads.
ASME, OSHA, & ASTM recommend only forged clamps for critical applications.
7 x 19 Aircraft Cable
BH-USA recommends 7 x 19 aircraft cables for boat lift applications. 7 x 19 means the rope has seven strands and there are nineteen wires in each strand. Always consider at least a 5:1 safety factor when figuring working loads. A test certificate for all cables sold by BH-USA is available upon request. Aircraft cables are not suitable for use in aircraft controls.
Drop Forged – Heated steel hammered into shape giving linear grain structure and greater strength. In the drop-forged clamps, the saddles are the drop-forged parts. Saddle pieces hot-dipped galvanized. Electro-galvanized (zinc plated) nuts and bolts.
Malleable Iron – Saddles made from a poorer strength grade of steel cast into shape. Cast malleable saddles can also yield under greater loads and cause the wire rope or cable to slip through and potentially fail. Also wire rope clips, saddles, u-bolts, & nuts are electro-galvanized.
ASME, OSHA, & ASTM recommend only forged clamps for critical applications. For 112ant or critical applications for overhead lifting or suspending always use standard drop-forged type or drop-forged grip type clips.
Never use malleable iron-type clips for overhead lifting or suspending.
- Electro-galvanized steel saddles, u-bolts, and nuts
- Mill-tested clamps
- Used for heavy loads and suspended loads
- Drop forged fasteners