Galvanized Wire Rope Thimbles
The Galvanized Wire Rope Thimbles are an essential looping fastener designed specifically for boat lift wire rope cables. These thimbles are crafted from high-quality electro-galvanized steel and offer superior protection and durability for your boat lift system. With their unique design and functionality, these thimbles ensure the safety and longevity of your wire rope cables.
One of the key features of these thimbles is the grooved-lip design on the sides. This design serves a crucial purpose by preventing the cable from slipping out of the thimble. This is particularly important during heavy loads or movements, as it maintains the integrity of the connection and prevents accidents or damages caused by cable slippage.
The primary role of the Galvanized Wire Rope Thimbles is to safeguard the wire rope from shafting, cutting, or crimping when attaching it to various components. When a wire rope is terminated with a loop, there is a risk of it bending too tightly, especially if the loop is connected to a device that concentrates the load on a relatively small area. By installing a thimble inside the loop, the natural shape of the loop is preserved, protecting the cable from pinching and abrasion on the inside of the loop.
Using thimbles in loops is considered an industry best practice due to the numerous benefits they offer. Firstly, the thimble acts as a barrier, preventing the load from coming into direct contact with the wires of the cable. This helps to distribute the load more evenly across the thimble, reducing stress concentration points and minimizing the risk of wire breakage. Additionally, the thimble protects the wire rope from wear and tear, extending its lifespan and reducing the need for frequent replacements.
The Galvanized Wire Rope Thimbles are specifically recommended for use with 7 x 19 aircraft cables in boat lift applications. The 7 x 19 configuration refers to the cable’s construction, featuring seven strands with nineteen wires in each strand. BH-USA, a reputable provider of boat lift equipment, recommends these cables for their strength and reliability. It is important to consider a 5:1 safety factor when determining the working loads to ensure optimal performance and safety.
For added reassurance, BH-USA provides a test certificate for all cables sold, offering transparency and peace of mind to customers. This certificate can be requested upon purchase to verify the quality and compliance of the cables.
It’s important to note that while these aircraft cables are engineered to be highly durable and reliable, they are not suitable for use in aircraft controls. Their application is specifically intended for boat lift systems where they excel in providing the necessary strength and resilience.
In conclusion, the Galvanized Wire Rope Thimbles are indispensable components for boat lift wire rope cables. Their electro-galvanized steel construction, grooved-lip design, and industry-best practices ensure the protection, longevity, and safe operation of your boat lift system. By incorporating these thimbles into your setup, you can have peace of mind knowing that your cables are safeguarded from damage, slippage, and excessive bending.
- Galvanized thimbles for boat lift wire rope cables
- Grooved-lip design prevents cable slippage
- Protects against shafting, cutting, and crimping
- Preserves natural shape of wire rope loop
- Industry best practice for load distribution
- Recommended for 7 x 19 aircraft cables
- Provides a 5:1 safety factor