Service Strength Safety
For more than 50 years NICOPRESS SLEEVES have been used with aircraft control cable, wire rope, and fiber rope. NICOPRESS OVAL SLEEVES are used to eye-splice, and NICOPRESS STOP SLEEVES are used to terminate cable and rope.
For convenient and proper compression of Nicopress Sleeves both in the field and in the shop, many types of Nicopress Tools are available. They include:
Bench Tools Manual Hydraulic Tools
Hand Tools Power Hydraulic Tools
Detailed instruction sheets showing proper tool operation and adjustment, plus gauges for checking sleeve compression are packaged with each tool. For customers wishing to utilize their own power press equipment, we will furnish the necessary die groove dimensions required to fabricate special dies.
We have determined through pull testing that copper and plated copper Nicopress Oval Sleeves will hold military specification grade aircraft control cable in tension until it breaks, when the cable is made to military specifications: MIL-W-83420, dated 9-7-73 for cable construction 3 x 7, 7 x7, and 7 x 19, and MIL-W-1511A-4 dated 2-20-64 and MIL-W-5424B dated 1-10-72 for cable constructions 6 x 19 IWRC.
However, other types and grades of cable exist and may be used with Nicopress Sleeves. In order to establish the exact holding power of a Nicopress sleeve when used with other types of cable, we recommend pull testing prior to use. This step insures the proper selection of materials, the correct pressing procedure, and the adequate margin of safety for the intended use.
Nicopress sleeves are available in other materials such as aluminum and stainless steel.
MEETS MS-51844 SPECIFICATION