Author Topic: 8 mm wire cable aluminium crimp die dimessions  (Read 823 times)

Offline PekkaNF

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8 mm wire cable aluminium crimp die dimessions
« on: February 16, 2020, 04:31:40 PM »
I need to use oval aluminium swage ferrules to rig standard steel cable.

Bit like this:
https://www.e-rigging.com/How-to-Select-and-Use-Swage-Sleeves

Local shop had cable and ferrules etc. But nothing to crimp ferrules. I need to terminate only few - does not warrant for really expensive dies and press.

I probably could make a simple jig/crimp, but I have no good idea to what ID and width should the die be.

Any advice?

Thank you,
Pekka

Offline Will_D

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Re: 8 mm wire cable aluminium crimp die dimessions
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 06:11:22 PM »
Excellent link, that needs saving for future reference
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Offline WeldingRod

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Re: 8 mm wire cable aluminium crimp die dimessions
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 09:03:11 AM »
Do you have/can get access to a finished one to measure?  Spring back on those should be minimal...  just make a cavity to match the finished part.
Otherwise you need to experiment and load test :-(

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Offline timby

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Re: 8 mm wire cable aluminium crimp die dimessions
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 10:21:55 AM »
This video will give you a good idea of what is needed, I suggest making something up to fit your vice.


Offline PekkaNF

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Re: 8 mm wire cable aluminium crimp die dimessions
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 10:52:41 AM »
Thank you. Here those pliers are common up to 6 mm steel cable size and then whole lot bigger hydraulic ones.

I think that gauge diameter is close to 18 mm with the 8 mm ferrules I have. If I read the tables right I need 30 metric tons to press the dies.

There must be something (like hydraulic swage) in German e-bay. I'll trawl in the evening, after I get home.

This looks interesting:


Maybe something like this:


I wish I had the dimenssions for the critical parts, therefore I asked.