Swaging is a method of securing wire rope or aircraft cable with a permanently applied fitting or sleeve. The swaged connection will exceed the rated breaking strength of the wire rope or cable when properly applied. The proper application involves:
Below is a photo of a cross section of an actual copper oval sleeve that has been swaged to galvanized wire rope. Wire rope size is 1/4” galvanized 7 x 19 construction. Copper sleeve is a Locoloc ® plain copper duplex sleeve # SL2-8 for 1/4” wire rope.