The ultimate fastener retention system. Safe-T-Cable™ is designed to prevent bolts, nuts, and other fasteners from loosening in environments with excessive heat and vibration. In addition to installing three times faster than lockwire, Safe-T-Cable also produces stronger and safer results. The user-friendly tooling guarantees a consistent installation with every use. Safe-T-Cable installations eliminate sharp edges, significantly reducing the risk of injury. It also minimizes repetitive motion injuries and Foreign Object Debris (FOD). Safe-T-Cable is easy to train, and rework is essentially eliminated.
DOCUMENTS: Safe-T-Cable™ Catalog
First, thread the cable through the fasteners in a positive or neutral direction. Next, insert the free end of the cable through the ferrule and thread the cable through the nose of the tool. Then, use the tool to apply tension to the cable. Finally, crimp the ferrule, and cut the excess cable.
Safe-T-Cable is comprised of three components: the cable, the end fitting, and the ferrule. All three components are made of the same high-performance alloys typically used in aerospace fasteners. The strength and corrosion-resistant properties of these alloys make Safe-T-Cable reliable and durable.
321 Stainless Steel (AS3510) is the standard Safe-T-Cable material used for most engine and airframe applications.
Inconel 600 (AS3509) is appropriate for high-temperature and/or non-magnetic application.
Inconel 625 (AS3655) is ideal for marine applications where superior corrosion-resistant properties are necessary.
The cable assembly is made up of multiple strands of high-tensile strength wire with a square-formed end fitting attached to one end. The other end of the cable is electromechanically fused to form an easy threading cable end. This construction makes it stronger, lighter, and more flexible than lockwire. Safe-T-Cable is available in four diameters and in several lengths ranging from 9” – 24”. Custom lengths of Safe-T-Cable™ are also available. The .022” cable is made with a unilay construction. The .032”, .040”, and .062” cables are made with a rope-lay construction. Standard, self-looping jumper, flanged, and custom branded cables are available.
Individual crimp ferrules are precisely manufactured to a size and hardness ensuring their compatibility with the cable assemblies and tools. Ferrules are conveniently stored in a disposable, spring-loaded cartridge for easy access. Ferrules are extracted from the cartridge by threading the cable end through the ferrule and then pulling the cable away from the cartridge. Ferrules do not have to be handled individually which minimizes the possibility of FOD. Ferrules are available in standard, elongated, or flanged configurations.