Wire Rope Stretch – Learn about stretch in wire rope –

Stretch is the degree of a material to which it is able to be lengthened by pulling and a critical factor to be considered in order to get as low a stretch under load as possible. All wire rope will have some degree of wire rope stretch. Wire rope stretch can be of two types: 1. Structural – Of a …

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! SWAGELESS TERMINALS If the …

Correct Attachment Of Fittings To Wire

Ensure the wire is clean and end even cut. Use the correct size standard dies recommended by the supplier. Correct wire attachment/termination can only be achieved by firmly swaging the material of the terminal into the strands of the wire. Blue Wave wire terminals correspond to the standard sizes and stainless materials used in the market. The terminals are produced …

Working With Stainless Wire Fittings

When planning a wire construction the ultimate break load, as well as the work load, must be calculated, as it will determine the minimum wire size and maybe the wire construction needed. Blue Wave’s fitting’s, unless otherwise stated, are constructed after termination to meet 90% of the break load on the wire ropes that are standard in the market. PLEASE …

ROPE END FITTING

Blue Wave supplies Danish manufactured 316 Grade Rope End Fittings. · New innovative product · More opportunities to benefit from UHMWPE and UHMW ropes · Unique and slim design · Easy and viable to use and assemble · AISI316L stainless steel, and hard anodized aluminium materials · Easy to fit to existing rigging screws and deck fittings · Backed by …

SWAGELESS CONE TERMINAL

The Swageless Cone Terminal is designed for use on 1×19 wire construction as well as compacted and Dyform wires. The user is responsible for proper use and installation of the components. Blue Wave does not take responsibility for damaged threads, due to over-tightening or lack of Loctite. Blue Wave does not recommend to seal the terminal, but advise to rinse …

STAINLESS STEEL GRADES AND CERTIFICATES

PREN Pitting Resistance EquivalentPREN =% Cr + ( % Mo x 3,3 ) + ( % N x 16 ) PREN is a guideline formula for calculating the properties of stainless steel and there resist against pitting. You could say that the content of Molybdenum, has 3.3 times as great effect against corrosion, as the content of chrome, and Nitrogens …

HOW TO KEEP STAINLESS STEEL STAINLESS

Stainless steel is a wonderful material, and treated properly, it will stay bright and stainless forever. Sadly, natural saltwater is one of the most aggressive and corrosive media towards stainless steel, and even the ”acid resistant” 316L class requires a bit of maintenance in order to stay stainless. In case of 316L above water, the main issue is time. Saltwater …

ROD RIGGING & WIRE RIGGING – BLUE WAVE HAS THE FITTINGS!

Blue Wave offers a wide range of high quality stainless steel marine fittings for wire and rod rigging.The Blue Wave range complies with AISI 316 standards and is also available in combination with chrome bronze. There are several interchangeable combinations of components, which can be used to complete the optimal wire or rod rigging for almost every boat. We trust …

Marine Rig Maintenance

All rigs should be checked and maintained regularly. The rig and sails are your boat’s “engine” and as with all engines, the fittings should be checked at least twice a year. Are your rigging screws starting to fail? Are all treads and pins intact? Cleaning the fittings and adding fresh lubricant, will extend the lifetime of your rig. A rig’s …