5 April 1996

Wire rope gripper lends extra hand

SECURING off a wire rope tends to mean fiddling with "U" bolts, clips, grips and sleeves. There are never enough fingers for the job.

Sheffield-based Gripple claims to have come up with an easy-fit solution.

The firms Gripple Rope Grip is a one-piece grip which secures in seconds and is self-locking. No tools are required and the wire rope remains tensionable with the grip in place.

Available in four sizes – 2mm (1/16in), 3mm (1/8in), 4mm (5/32in) and 5-6mm (1/4 to 1/2in) – the Gripple Rope Grip is priced from 48p a grip (0114-2752255).