Securing Cable Terminations
Cables are comprised of numerous bundles of stranded wire, tightly grouped together in a continuous helix for enhanced tension and durability. Both ends of the cable, otherwise known as termination points, have to be secured permanently in order to prevent the cable bundle from unraveling.
Integrity of a Cable System
The integrity of stranded wire during pull-pull and push-pull operations is vital to a cable system’s overall performance. Separation between the fitting and cable while under a load can be catastrophic to a system. Frayed, exposed ends can also lead to potential cable failure and/or pose a safety risk.
Components for Terminating Cable Ends
The two most widely used component types for permanently terminating cable ends are swaged and die cast. Understanding their advantages and differences is an important factor to consider when designing a mechanical system, especially for reliability. With so many variations between the two, there’s significant crossover in performance characteristics.
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