Patent Number: 6,170,145

Title: Method of securing a termination element to an end portion of a wire rope

Abstract: A method of securing a termination element to an end portion of a wire rope, the termination element having an elongated, ductile tubular sleeve portion, including the steps of positioning the end portion of a wire rope within the tubular sleeve portion, positioning the sleeve portion between co-acting dies, the dies having an opening that is non-circular in cross-section, closing the dies a first time to deform the sleeve portion about the wire rope and into a non-circular external cross-section shape opening dies rotating the sleeve portion less than 180.degree. closing the dies a second time to form the sleeve portion into a final external non-circular shape and opening the dies to remove the termination element.

Inventors: Lucas; Charles E. (Tulsa, OK)

Assignee: The Crosby Group, Inc.

International Classification: B21F 15/06 (20060101); B21F 15/00 (20060101); F16G 11/00 (20060101); F16G 11/02 (20060101); B21D 039/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/09/2018