About this Item
- 316 Stainless
- Mill Tested
- Drop Forged
3/8″ Stainless Drop Forged Wire Rope Clip
The 3/8″ Stainless Drop Forged Wire Rope Clip is used to secure the ends of wire rope. Made from a single piece for steel and not cast making these the preferred clips of riggers. Strongest available clip for use with heavy loads and suspended loads. BH-USA recommends 7 x 19 aircraft cable for boat lift applications. 7 x 19 means the rope has seven strands and also there are nineteen wires in each strand. Always consider at least a 5:1 safety factor when figuring working loads. Test certificate for all cable sold by BH-USA is also available upon request. Aircraft cable is also not suitable for use in aircraft controls.
||316 Stainless Steel
||Single / 8 Pack / 50 Pack / 100 Pack
|NOT FOR LIFTING HUMANS
Wire rope clamps are used to secure the ends of wire rope but it is 112ant to use the steel clamps in a way that secures the rope. The saddle and the nuts should be on the opposite side from the terminated end. In other words, make sure that all of the wire rope clamps are on the same side and that the loops are on the side of the terminated end BH-USA cannot warranty or be held liable for cable, clips, fasteners or any other rigging past the purchase date. It is the responsibility of the ultimate user to determine a working load limit for each application. Many factors should be considered: included among, but not limited to, loads applied, speed of operation, acceleration or deceleration, length of rope or cable, shock loads, abrasion, corrosion, number, size, condition and location of drums and sheaves, facilities for inspection, and the danger to life and property should a rope or cable break. Wire do not ever use wire rope sold by or made by BH-USA or any product made by BH-USA to lift humans in any way.
Malleable cast iron clamps should only be used in non-critical applications. ASME, OSHA, & ASTM recommend only forged clamps for critical applications.
Stainless steel wire rope clamps do not conform to this federal specification.
For 112ant or critical applications and if to be used in overhead lifting or suspending, always use standard drop forged type and drop forged first grip type clamps.
Also never use a malleable iron type clip for these applications.
In general, forging is stronger than a casting.
||Heated steel that is hammered into shape giving linear grain structure and greater strength. In the drop forged clamps, the saddles are the parts that are drop forged. Saddle pieces are hot dip galvanized and the bolts and nuts are electro-galvanized (zinc plated).
||Saddles are made from a grade of steel with poorer strength qualities which is 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 malleable clamps, the saddles, u-bolts, & nuts are electro-galvanized.
||Saddle pieces are hot dip galvanized and the bolts and nuts are electro-galvanized (zinc plated.