Standard End Fittings & Terminals

Additional steel cable end fittings and cable lanyards are available. Also, custom, non-standard end fittings can also be produced for your specific mechanical cable assembly application or, allow us to recommend a standardized fitting to reduce cost. Contact us for more information on our aircraft cable end fittings and custom cable assemblies that meet your needs.

End Fitting Applications

  • Release Pin
  • Support Cables
  • Tension Cables
  • Throttle Cables
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Garage Door Mechanical
  • Window Components

Stamp Eye

Stamped Eyes

Tyler Madison offers over 30 standard end termination configurations for common application. We can also custom fabricate stamped eyes to meet your unique needs. Wire rope stake eyes can be bent to any specified angle.

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Specifications
MaterialsFor Bare Cable DiameterHole Sizes
Zinc Plated Steel, Stainless Steel3/64" - 1/8".160 - .500

stainless steel balls

Ball End Fittings

Pull test strength of balls for size cable 3/32" and smaller is 80% of breaking strength of cable. Balls for cable size 1/8" and larger, pull test strength is 60%.

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Specifications
MaterialsFor Bare Cable DiameterBall Diameter After Swaging
Zinc Plated Steel, Stainless Steel3/64" to 3/16".190" to .442"

Ball Shanks

Ball Shanks

Used in lanyards, push-pull cables like throttle and brake cables, exercise cables and many other uses.  Used for connecting, restraining, adjusting, etc.  Ball shanks protect the cable from other attached metal parts such as strap eyes and strap forks.  Also, used with threaded plugs as used in exercise equipment.  Allows rotation of cable.

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Specifications
MaterialsFor Bare Cable DiameterBall Diameter After SwagingShoulder Diameter After Swaging
Zinc Plated Steel, Stainless Steel3/64" to 3/16".190" to .442".112" to .255"

Stops

Stops

Stops can be swaged on in the middle of an assembly.  Used in garage door cables, security cables, lanyards, many industrial uses, drive cables, control cables.  Many purposes which permit rotation.

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Specifications
MaterialsFor Bare Cable Diameter
Copper, Aluminum, Stainless Steel1/16" - 1/4"

Sleeves

Sleeves

Used to produce a cable with a loop end or a loop end with a thimble inside.  Can be used in many applications as loop can be sized to suit specific need.  Used in lanyards, security cables, slings and many others for purposes such as lifting, restraining, supporting, and connecting.

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Specifications
MaterialsFor Bare Cable Diameter
Copper, Aluminum, Stainless Steel3/64" - 1/4"* Available in thin or standard wall sizes

Thimbles

Thimbles

Used in cables with loops when wear is a concern.  Provides wear resistance, greater strength and keeps shape of loop open.

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Specifications
MaterialsFor Bare Cable Diameter
Galvanized Steel, Cold Rolled Steel (AN100 type), Stainless Steel1/16" - 1/4"* Available in standard size or heavy duty size

Threaded Studs

Threaded Studs

Studs are available with right or left handed threads. Contact us to learn more about our wire rope threaded end fittings.

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Specifications
MaterialsFor Bare Cable DiameterThread LengthOverall Length
Steel Zinc Plated, Stainless Steel3/64" - 3/16"1" - 2 1/4"1 5/8" - 3 1/4"* Various thread sizes available
strap eye fitting
strap fork

Strap Forks and Strap Eyes

Used with a ball or ball shank end fitting, these fittings allow for cable rotation.  Purposes include security, attaching, hanging, lifting and many others.

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Specifications
MaterialsFor Bare Cable DiameterHole Sizes
SS in NAS and Commercial1/16" to 3/16".188 - .313

Marine Eye Fittings

Marine Eye Fittings

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Specifications
MaterialCable DiameterHole SizeOverall Length
Stainless Steel1/16" to 3/16".264 - .3891.50 - 2.75

Fork End Fitting

Fork End Fittings

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Specifications
MaterialCable DiameterHole SizeOverall Length
Stainless Steel1/16" to 3/16".190 - .3131.572 - 3.071

handle

Handles and Knobs

Used in push pull and control cables such as in power equipment as release cables, throttle cables, brake cables, chokes, etc.  Purposes include actuating, adjusting, regulating, rotating, releasing, accelerating, etc.

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Specifications
MaterialsBlack Knob SizeBlack T-Handle
Phenolic Resin/Composite.1-1/4"1/4-20 x 7/16