Attaching Terminals To Wire

Under each scheme in the WDS catalogue you will find indications to the correct attachment.

For full break load Blue Wave recommends pressing

or swaging/rolling the terminals onto the wire ropes.

Recommended machines for this purpose are e.g. Presses from TALURIT® and roller swaging machines from WIRETEKNIK. The terminals are also suitable for rotary hammer pressing!


If the exact length of the final wire is unknown a good solution is only to swage one end and screw a swageless terminal onto the wire for final attachment on site at the other end.


Alternatively the WDS range of Small fittings can be crimped onto the wires using a hand tool, however due to reduced amount of material in the small fittings, only a 50% break load of the wire can be obtained by this method.