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Wire Rope Plated and Galvanized Clips FF-C-450

Lexco Cable offers plated and galvanized wire rope clips in two styles, both of which meet Federal Spec FF-C-450 requirements. Our malleable wire rope clamps meet FF-C-450 Type I, Class 2; drop forged clips meet FF-C-450 Type I, Class 1.

Two types of galvanization are also available: Hot galvanized wire rope clamps are preferable for permanent outdoor installation; electro-galvanized clips are designed for indoor or temporary outdoor use. Lexco offers both domestic (Made in the USA) and imported wire rope clips. Please specify your preference of galvanization and origin, if any.

Note: The typical efficiency of a properly installed loop using a forged wire rope clip is 80% of the wire rope’s nominal break strength on diameters from 1/8” to 7/8”, diameters 1” and up achieve 90% of nominal break strength. Because they are not permanent, wire rope clamps are not recommended for critical applications; swaged or spelter fittings are recommended for these applications.

These strength ratings apply to forged wire rope clips only, and are not applicable to strand. Please see our FAQ page to review the minimum number of clips to apply per loop. 

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Wire rope products are utilized in vastly diverse industries and environments. Our job at Lexco Cable is to guide our customers' decisions in selecting the optimal combination of wire rope products for their unique applications.