In the context of Rigging, a Swage Sleeve, or Crimp Sleeve is a small deformable metal tube, generally made out of strong but deformable material, used to fix an attachment to the end of a wire rope or cable. The Swage Sleeve is placed over the main part of the Wire Rope, and then the free end of the Wire Rope is looped back through the Sleeve. The Sleeve is then peened to crimp or deform it and firmly fix the wire rope.
Common applications of Crimp Sleeve are:
- • Rigging
- • Sailing
Crimp Sleeve Diameters
Crimp Sleeve are available on the FCH Network with Imperial/US diameters that range from #1 to 6 and with Metric diameters that range from M2.2 to M48.
Crimp Sleeve Materials
Crimp Sleeve are available on the FCH Network in materials that range from Steel to Fiber
Crimp Sleeve Finishes
Crimp Sleeve are available on the FCH Network in finishes or coatings that range from Plain to Tin