Fork / Jaw Ends
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Lexco Cable provides a full line of fork ends and jaw ends for use in a wide range of applications, from military and marine to industrial and architectural and more.
The term “fork/jaw ends” describes clevises that swage directly to the cable. In some respects, a fork/jaw end can be thought of as a two-in-one fitting, because a more rudimentary approach to fork/jaw end functionality is a cable loop with a shackle secured to it. This two-part configuration works perfectly well in many instances where a flexible cable construction can be used. However, in other situations, a rigid cable is advantageous. Typically, this is the case when minimizing stretch and modulus of elasticity are predicated on providing structural support. Where a cable is too rigid to form a thimble loop, the need for an inline fitting, such as a fork/jaw, is born.
Our inventory of fork and jaw end fittings includes:
- Fork Ends (Commercial & MS20667)
- Toggle Jaws
- Strap Forks (Commercial & NAS1435-K)
- Open Swage Sockets
- Fork Terminals
Our fork and jaw end fittings must be machine swaged for proper hold strength. Lexco takes pride in our assembly work and will quote any assembly you need per your specification or design print.
MIL SPEC and Naval spec fork and jaw end fittings do not include clevis pins (must be ordered separately). All other fork ends and jaw ends include clevis pins.
Note: The hold strength of a fork end or jaw end is affected by the construction of the cable to which it is attached. A fork/jaw end installed on a 1x19 cable may yield a different holding strength than an identical fork/jaw end installed on a 7x7 cable, for example.'
When referring to “fork ends” and “open swage sockets,” it is inferred that the clevis end of the fitting is fixed to the swage area. In other words, both portions of the fitting are one continuous piece.
Lexco Cable supplies both commercial grade and MIL SPEC (MS20667) fork ends. Typically machined from 304 stainless steel, they are available in various sizes to accommodate cable from 1/16” to 1” in diameter.
MIL SPEC fork ends do not include clevis pins (must be ordered separately).
Please specify “commercial grade” or “military grade” when ordering.
Swageless jaw ends are also available from Lexco.
Note: A fork end’s hold strength is affected by the construction of the cable to which it is attached. For example, a fork end installed on a 7x7 cable may yield a different holding strength than an identical fork end installed on a 1x19 cable.
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