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there are clips. Pay particular attention to the wire at the clip farthest from the eye, as vibration and whipping are heaviest here and fatigue breaks are likely to occur.

To obtain maximum strength in the temporary eye splice, use the correct size and number of wire clips. The size is stamped on the saddle between the two holes. A rule of thumb for determining the number of clips required for various sizes of wire rope is to multiply the diameter of the wire rope by 3 and add 1. Stated as a formula, this means

3D + 1 = number of clips.

For example, if the wire rope has a diameter of 1 inch, determine the number of clips as follows:

(3 x 1) + 1 = 4 clips

In case the answer contains a fraction, then use the next largest whole number. For example, suppose you want to find the number of clips for a wire rope 1/2 inch in diameter. Using the formula, the answer would be 2 1/2 clips. You simply use the next whole number to get the correct answer.

You should space the clips properly to provide a good hold on the wire rope. You can determine the correct distance between the clips by multiplying 6 times the diameter of the wire rope. Where D is equal to

Figure 1-7. - Wire-rope bends and couplings.

Figure 1-8. - Wire-rope fittings.

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