Minimum Fitting Holding Strength

Motion Control Technologies’ standard fittings are rated for a certain minimal holding of the cables’ minimum break load. This percentage should be used in addition to the Safety Factor Ratios given for the assembly when the cable is designed.

For example:

If a cable is rated at 420 lbs. and a fitting is rated at 80%, you can expect the fitting to hold at least 336 lbs.

MCT SERIES FITTINGS METHOD OF ASSEMBLY MINIMUM HOLDING
STRENGTH % OF CABLE
MIN. BREAK STRENGTH
13 SERIES EYE FITTING OVAL SWAGED 80%
16 SERIES BALL FITTING ROUND SWAGED 50%
18 SERIES BALL AND SHANK ROTARY SWAGED 100%
21 SERIES RADIUS PLUG HEX SWAGED 80%
22 SERIES STOP PLUG HEX SWAGED 80%
23 SERIES HEX PLUG HEX SWAGED 80%
25 SERIES ROUND PLUG ROUND SWAGED 80%
30 SERIES LOOP FITTINGS ROUND/ HEX SWAGED 80%
31 SERIES THIMBLE W/ LOOP ROUND/ HEX SWAGED 80%
35 SERIES BARRELL STAKE SWAGED 50%
39 SERIES L & Z FITTING HEX SWAGED 50%
42 SERIES THREADED TERMINAL HEX SWAGED 80%

All Minimum Break Ratings are for fittings crimped over bare cable. Fittings crimped over plastic-coated cable do not hold any of the values shown above.

If the fitting is not a standard size fitting or a custom fitting that falls into a certain series, this percentage of holding might not apply. Please contact our Sales Engineer if you have any questions regarding load or ratings of cable fittings.