Wire Rope Splicing and Terminating Products
Nicopress® has designed and manufactured a wide range of tools, connections and terminating solutions for applications in wire, fiber and synthetic rope for global customers. A perfectly integrated system, Nicopress® tools and sleeves have been specifically engineered, laboratory- and field-tested for dependability and longevity. Sleeves are available in aluminum, copper, tin plated copper, zinc plated copper, black-oxide coated copper, stainless steel and titanium. Traditional sleeve sizes range from 1/32" (1mm) to 5/8" (16mm). Micro sleeve sizes also are available from 0.008" (0.20mm) to 3/64" (1.2mm) as well as stop and custom sleeves.
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What are the Different Types of Wire Rope Compression Sleeves?
Wire rope compression sleeves are broken down into two major categories: oval sleeves and stop sleeves. Oval sleeves have an hourglass shape and provide a secure connection equal to the rated breaking strength of the wire rope. Stop sleeves are more like bolts and are typically used in end-termination.
Oval Sleeve Features
At Nicopress, oval sleeves are designed to secure the end of the wire rope into a loop. Our oval sleeves are made in a variety of materials including copper, aluminum, stainless steel, and more. We’ve highlighted some features of oval sleeves below:
- Used for lighter-duty applications
- Stronger than stop sleeves
- Used to bind together an eye in a wire rope
Stop Sleeve Features
Stop sleeves are circular and typically placed at the end of a wire rope. The stop sleeve creates termination in partial-tension applications and keeps the end of the rope from slipping through holes in other materials. This is a simple way to attach fittings to the cable without making a loop or eye in the line. We’ve highlighted some features of stop sleeves below:
- Prevent fraying
- Good alternative to thimbles and wire clips
- Simple way to swage a cord