Proper Use of Wire Rope Clips
If a pulley (sheave) is used for rope turn-back, add one additional clip.
The number of clips shown is based upon using RRL or FLL wire rope, 6 x 19 or 6 x 37 Class, FC or IWRC, IPS or XIP. If Seale constructio or similar outer wire type construction in the 6 x 19 Class is to be used for sizes 1″ and larger, add one addtional clip. The number of clips shown also applies to rotation-resistant RRL wire rope, 8 x19 Class, IP, XIP sizes 1/2″ and smaller, and to rotation-resistant RRL wire rope, 19 x 7 Class, IPS, XIP, sizes 1/2″ and smaller. For other classes or wire rope, additional clips may be necssary. Length of rope turn-back should be increased when more clips are used. Efficiency ratings for wire rope end terminations are based upon the breaking strength of wire rope. The efficiency rating of a properly prepared loop or thimble eye termimnation for clip sizes 1/8″ through 7/8″ is 80% and for sizes 1″ through 1/2″ is 90%. In accordance with good rigging and maintenance practices, the wire rope end termination should be inspected periodically for wear, abuse and general adequacy.