Discover how ferrules work with coated cables to create strong and safe cable assemblies. Learn the do's and don'ts of swaging ferrules and why it's crucial to prepare coated cables properly.
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Mechanical cable ferrules, which can be referred to as swaged sleeves, or more often, cable crimp sleeves, can be applied to wire ropes or miniature cables using a hand tool or a machine press. But the success one has using hand tools to achieve the full rated strength that the cable assembly requires depends upon a variety of factors. In this read, Sava walks you through a step-by-step guide to using a hand tool to press a cable ferrule (or cable crimp sleeve) to a length of mechanical cable.
Cable crimp sleeves are among the most commonly used wire rope and mechanical cable fittings. Also, but lesser known as loop sleeves, cable crimp sleeves are popular because they are designed to serve two fundamental cable assembly functions: form a loop at one or both ends of a length of cable, and/or attach two separate pieces of cable together.
The difference between mechanical cable and a mechanical cable assembly is the presence of fittings applied to the mechanical cable itself. When engineers design mechanical cable, which, depending on the cable’s diameter, can also be known as wire rope, they consider variables such as lay length, wire diameter, cable diameter, cable construction, cable coating, and a host of other factors.