Depending on the type of rope several accepted methods are available.
If installing Python® wire rope as well as all non-rotating types we do not recommend the welding procedure. Welding might damage the seizings and the rope may unravel getting damaged beyond repair.
Use of Cable Grips
The most common method to install a wire rope. The type of cable grip depends on the rope type and construction.
Non-rotating rope must be installed with a swivel between old and new ropes. The old rope may have developed torque during it’s working life and we must ensure that this torque is not transferred to the new rope.
Python® types Multi and Super 8 may be installed with a swivel. In fact, if you have to change either of these constructions for a 6-strand rope, particularly when this rope has a different lay direction, a swivel is of definite benefit.
Python® Power 9 and Python® Ultra must not be installed with a swivel. Doing so will unlay the rope and damage it beyond repair. Use two cable grips and connect them with an auxiliary cable.
When using cable grips, the end of the grips have to be tightly seized on to the rope body to prevent accidental slip-out of the rope. Alternately, you may wrap the grip end with a strong reinforced industrial strength adhesive tape.
Factory Induction Welded and Tapered End.
Becket Loop End.
Wire Rope welded together. Danger of the weld breaking when bent around sheaves.
Two cable grips with eye, connected to two ropes with connecting cable. Use with standard and Python® non-rotating rope.
Two cable grips with eye, connected to two ropes with a swivel. Use with non-rotating rope.
One cable grip connected to old rope, becket loop factory installed to new rope.
Open-end cable grip connected to two ropes. Commonly used with a 6-strand rope.
NEVER attach a RIGHT hand lay rope to a LEFT hand lay rope either welded together or without a swivel between them!