Know About Life

How to splice wire rope end to end

2012-05-22   Views:1


Splicing is the technique of enjoining two separate objects and fusing them to become one. It is a process both of separation and fusion. The most commonly-spliced everyday material is rope. An old practice, seafarers have used rope splicing for cent

Splicing is the technique of enjoining two separate objects and fusing them to become one. It is a process both of separation and fusion. The most commonly-spliced everyday material is rope. An old practice, seafarers have used rope splicing for centuries to maximise the strength of a rope to accommodate heavy tensions in boats and at the pier. Although a common practice, splicing wire rope requires a special skill to pull off a clean, solid and durable outcome.

Skill level:Moderate

Things you need

Work glovesWork gogglesIndustrial table metal clampWire rope collar8 inch pointed metal stick500 ton press


1 Wear the goggles and the gloves. Insert the collar 3 feet away from the top of the rope. The collar will act as a stopping mark. Hold the wire rope on one end and clamp the wire just after you reach the collared area.

2 Hold the rope, and with the other hand, pry the end of the wire rope with the pointed tipped metal stick. Insert the tip onto the mesh and pry off three strands of wire rope. The other part is the core wire.

3 Twist out the three strands from the main body of the rope. When you reach the 3 feet mark, take the other core part of the rope. The core is the part where you separated the three strands from. Put this over the three strand rope and insert one end of the rope under the core, forming a loop.

4 Bend the two looped parts so that you form a noose-like shape.

5 Twist both ends of the loop over and around the noose towards the collar. This method is coiling the rope into the noose. When the tails reach the intersection of the noose where both coils meet, pry one tail loose to loosen several small wires. Spread them about the noose intersection, then take the collar and slide it into the intersection, locking it. This time, the splice will actually look like a steel noose.

6 Put grease into the setting of the 500 ton press. Place the collar into the setting, and operate the press. Don't let the press go all the way down -- stop half way through, rotate the collar to one side, and start the press again, stop and rotate the collar again. Repeat this until you have completely rotated the collar all the way around. On the final drop, let the press go down completely to properly seal the collar into place. Repeat the similar process of splicing on the other end of the wire rope.

Tips and warnings

Take time in splicing wire ropes. This is not an easy thing to do; it takes practice and strength to develop this skill.

Do not place any of your hands near the industrial clamp and the press.

How to splice wire rope end to end

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-05-22Views:130

Splicing is the technique of enjoining two separate objects and fusing them to become one. It is a process both of separation and fusion. The most commonly-spliced everyday material is rope. An old practice, seafarers have used rope splicing for cent[More]

How to install a wire rope ferrule &amp end stop

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-12-21Views:130

Wire rope is often used when something needs strong support or restraint, therefore proper fastening techniques must also be employed to ensure the assembly doesn't fail under load. Installing a ferrule and end stop---using a process called swaging--[More]

How to Splice an RG6 Cable Attach End

How to Splice an RG6 Cable Attach End

Category:Computers & electronicsRelease time:2012-12-02Views:130

Having a good cable signal relies on a good connection from the cable to whatever it is connected to. Whether it is a television, broadband or antenna, without an end on the RG6 cable you will not be able to connect to the outside world. Splice an RG[More]

How to splice a rope

How to splice a rope

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-08-03Views:130

Rope splicing is the creation of a semi-permanent joint between two ropes or two strands of the same rope. Splicing is performed by partially untwisting the rope(s) and then interweaving the strands to form a new bond. Splices can be useful for formi[More]

How to install wire rope clamps

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-12-09Views:130

Wire rope clamps are composed of a saddle, U-bolt and two hex nuts. This simple device makes a structurally strong connection when creating an eyelet in the end of a wire rope or splicing together two lengths of wire rope. Strictly adhering to the in[More]

How to Calculate Wire Rope Sheave

How to Calculate Wire Rope Sheave

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-08-16Views:130

Wire rope, made up of strands made of wires, isn't as flexible as rope made of nylon, cotton or polypropylene. This means that when you reeve wire rope over a sheave -- the wheel part of a pulley or a block -- the wire rope resists bending. To ensure[More]

How to Splice Thick Rope

How to Splice Thick Rope

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-11-11Views:130

Splicing a rope is a way of partially unravelling a rope, and then reweaving the strands to make a joint. This is done to join two ropes together, or to form an eye or loop at one of the ends. It is preferable to knotting, because splicing a rope can[More]

How to Make Wire Rope for Cable Damascus

How to Make Wire Rope for Cable Damascus

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-11-28Views:130

Damascus steel is made by blending steels of different chemistry together, forming a patterned final steel. The types of steel used and the physical dimensions of the steel helps determine the final pattern of the Damascus steel. One popular techniqu[More]

How to calculate wire rope drum capacity in metres

How to calculate wire rope drum capacity in metres

Category:HomeRelease time:2015-02-27Views:130

Wire rope is an essential ingredient in most modern construction, and historically served a variety of purposes, leading to the development of shipping, railroading, elevators, telegraphs, mining, cable cars and aeroplanes. The earliest evidence of w[More]

How to Splice Anchor Rope

Category:HealthRelease time:2012-08-17Views:130

An anchor rope splice--also known as a chain splice--splices an anchor rope to an anchor chain. The anchor splice is a variation on the sailmaker's splice, which tucks the strands of a rope back under the length (the standing part) of the rope to "fi[More]

How to Splice Synthetic Rope

How to Splice Synthetic Rope

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2012-10-26Views:130

Ropes -- lengths of fibres twisted together for strength -- come in a wide variety of material options. While some ropes are made from natural fibres, synthetic ropes have become widely popular due to their resilience and strength. Splicing synthetic[More]

How to Calculate Wire Rope Tension

How to Calculate Wire Rope Tension

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2014-05-09Views:130

If a body hangs off the centre of a wire whose ends attach a negligible distance from each other, then the tension in the wire is half the weight of the body. It is as if each side of the wire holds up one half of the weight--as if they attached to t[More]

How to Splice Bungee Rope

How to Splice Bungee Rope

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-08-27Views:130

Whether you're tying down luggage to your car's roof rack or just securing cargo to your boat, a bungee rope comes in handy because of its flexible nature. If you need to extend your current bungee rope, or you want to reconnect two halves of a broke[More]

How to Splice a Wire Cable End to End

How to Splice a Wire Cable End to End

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-04-23Views:130

Wire cable is twisted metal rope that is is very strong and durable. It comes in a variety of gauges, and it is often used for towing, swing sets and other tasks where the cable is placed under load. Often laminated for water resistance and toughness[More]

How to solder splice wire

How to solder splice wire

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-12-24Views:130

Knowing how to splice wires together can be a real timesaver when setting up your speaker system or working on an electrical project and you need that extra length of wire to finish the project. Using a soldering iron to heat the solder over the spli[More]

How to Attach a Wire Rope to a Winch

Category:HealthRelease time:2013-05-22Views:130

Spooling wire rope onto a winch can be a test of will, because the wire rope will not want to go onto the drum easily.The connection to the drum, however, depends on that orneriness and friction between coils of wire on the cable drum. Done correctly[More]

How to Clamp Steel Wire Rope

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-06-04Views:130

When clamping steel wire rope, there is a procedure to ensure that the clamped steel wire rope does not slide from the clamps. The steel wire rope clamp consists of four parts: a saddle, U-bolt and two hex nuts. Each part is critical to the overall p[More]

How to End Splice Braided Rope

Category:HomeRelease time:2013-12-12Views:130

End splicing, also called back splicing, is used to clean up rope ends and keep them from fraying. It lasts longer than whipping the ends and looks better than taped ends. Create the splice by first unravelling the end of the rope, then weaving the s[More]

How to Install a Wire Rope Thimble

Category:HealthRelease time:2015-01-05Views:130

Wire rope clips are used to put a thimble into the end of a wire rope. There are specific calculations that tell you how many clips you need, how far apart each clip must be from other clips, how much of the wire rope you will have to wrap around the[More]

How to Install a Wire Rope Clamp

How to Install a Wire Rope Clamp

Category:HomeRelease time:2016-05-31Views:130

Wire rope clamps secure two sections wire together or allow you to bend one wire backward to form a loop. The number of clamps required depends on the size of the rope and clip. Refer to the chart in the resource list to determine how many clamps you[More]

An old metal cage that has been sitting in storage, such as in your basement or garage, might have succumbed to the damage of rust. The rust most likely formed on the cage because it was exposed to some degree of moisture. Metal cages are commonly us [More]
The decorative cover that goes over the hole in the wall where the shower arm protrudes is called the flange. The flange must be installed before you attach the shower head to the shower arm. Flanges rarely need replacing unless they become rusted or [More]
Sometimes you need a box that is an odd shape or a box that is one-of-a-kind and part of the gift itself. You can do this using tools you already have around your house and some corrugated cardboard. Cover the box with some decorative fabric to make [More]
While sports teams playing on the national level may have funding from wealthy owners and massive ticket sales, many other teams, from minor-league to high school, often find themselves short of money to keep the team going. Fund raising by sending o [More]
Wheelchairs allow users with limited abilities more access to the world around them; however, they still have to overcome the problem of getting up and down the stairs. Not all places wheelchair users go are accessible and sometimes the wheelchair us [More]
Whether the artists are children or adults, painting on ceramic tiles can be an enjoyable project to undertake. Ceramic tile is an ideal surface for acrylic paint because the tiles are smooth and paint bonds readily to the ceramic surface. Squares of [More]
Prior to factory-made trusses and metal rafter brackets, every framing carpenter knew how to cut a "bird's mouth" or "bird's beak." A bird's mouth is simply a notch that allows a rafter's underside to sit flat on a wall's top plate. Although the bird [More]
Rock and roll and drive-in movies were the order of the day in the 1950s, so throwing a party that features these themes will remind your loved ones of this upbeat era. There are also certain foods associated with the '50s that will add to the authen [More]
Floor wax protects your floor's surface from wear and tear, but periodically you need to remove the layers of wax in order to reapply them. Old wax becomes dingy and holds onto dirt and grime. Check the label of the floor wax stripper you intend to u [More]
A new puppy is a source of joy, but it also entails responsibility. The owner of the puppy must care for the animal, ensuring it is exercised, warm and well fed. Feeding a puppy correctly is important for its physical development and health in later [More]