Overhead, Underground, Commercial Construction, Specialty
Kellems® Wire Rope Grips are made of high strength galvanized steel strand in a construction of triple, double and single weave for superior gripping ability. They are available with or without a rotating barrel, which will help eliminate twist in the old rope from being transferred to the new rope.
- Flexible or rotating eyes will mate easily with line stringing swivels for attachment to pulling lines; they have great strength for trouble free pulling jobs.
- Shoulder protectors contain the cable inside the grip and smooth the passage of the grip over line stringing blocks or conduit bends; they protect the leading edge of the grip from abrasion.
- The galvanized steel mesh grip provides strength for secure pulling jobs and a slim profile with little build-up; it has flexibility to follow cable path.
- The multi-weave styles available add strength for big pulling jobs and provide positive gripping power.
- Endless weave allows easy installation onto cable. It has a snag-free low profile; designed to be reusable tool.
Wire Rope Splicing
Kellems Wire Rope Grips are made of high strength galvanized steel strand in a construction of triple, double and single weave for superior gripping ability. They are available with or without a rotating barrel, which will help eliminate twist in the old rope from being transferred to the new rope.
Wire Rope Grips are used for changing wire rope on oil derricks, large cranes, overhead cranes and drag lines. They provide a quick, safe, inexpensive temporary splice. By installing the used wire rope in one end and the new rope in the other, the new wire rope can be pulled in as the old one is pulled out.
- High strength for secure pulling.
- Easy installation.
- Flexible to pass through sheaves and blocks.
1. During installation, each end of the grip should be banded and taped down securely over the rope to insure smooth passage through sheaves and to guard against accidental release.
2. The rotating barrel is not a swivel and will not turn while under tension. It can turn to relieve pulling torque when tension is relaxed.
Splicing Grips are made of galvanized steel in double or single weave mesh construction. They are available in various lengths and sizes to suit most applications.
Splicing Grips are used as a temporary splice for rope, cable or wire rope. They can also be used as cable reinforcement, and can act as a shield to protect cables and hoses from abrasion.
- Easily installed or removed.
- Galvanized steel construction for strength.
- Flexible to follow cable path.
1. During installation, each end of the splicing grip should be banded and taped down securely to the cable to insure smooth passage
with the cable and guard against accidental release.
Wire Rope Splicing Grips
Triple, Double, Single Weave, Galvanized Steel
Tools & Bands
Punch-Lok Bands are applied over the tail of a grip to prevent the mesh from being tripped or pulled loose. Also, they assure full gripping action by locking the mesh of the tail in tight contact with the cable or rope. When the tail of a grip is the leading end, the bands are particularly important to prevent accidental release caused by tripping on obstructions. A conductor-to-conductor (double-socking) pulling operation is a good example: where two grips connect two conductors to form a temporary splice. Bands should be applied to the ends of the grips as illustrated herein. It is also common practice to tape over the banded tail area to assure smooth passage through the sheaves. The conductor should be installed in the grip up to the elbows of the aluminum shoulders in order to assure full and complete gripping action.
Swivels are essential to the efficiency and safety of any high tension application. They are particularly important where continuous pulls develop higher and higher torque levels. Torque is intensified by the pull resistance of the cable itself and the resistance of the high tension controlling equipment regulating line sag. Ball bearing swivels release torque and prevent it from reaching dangerous levels that can damage the cable and obstruct the lines as it passes through sheaves, wheels or blocks.
Note: In all cases two Punch-Lok Bands should be double wrapped approximately 1" to 2" from the grip’s tail.
Banding is required to ensure maximum reliability and guard against accidental release.