Cable Tape End Fitting
Original Publication Date: 1978-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20
A die-cast end fitting for a flat, multirope cable wherein the ropes lay side by side encased in a plastic jacket. The end fitting is designed to maintain a high spring rate in the cable by distributing tension equally among the individual ropes in the cable. Die-casting occurs to the bared ends of the cable ropes, allowing the molten metal to flow freely between the wire strands of each rope. As a consequence, load is distributed among all strands, not just the outer strands of each rope. The individual ropes are placed under load while the fittings are diecast.