Number of clips for safe application


Confirm proper torque and clip spacing per the clip manufacturer.

U-bolt Clips. There is only one correct method for attaching U-bolt clips to wire rope ends, as shown in The Right Way image below. The base of the clip bears on the live end of the rope; the “U” of the bolt bears on the dead end.

Compare this with the incorrect methods. Five of the six clips shown are incorrectly attached—only the center clip in the top view is correct. When the “U” of the clip bears on the live end of the rope, there is a possibility of the rope being cut or kinked, with subsequent failure.


Twin-base Clips. Twin-base clips are installed as shown below. Due to their special design, they cannot be installed incorrectly.