Hubbell Wiring Device Kellems, Kellems Wire Management, Punch-Lok Band,5/8" X 2 1/2"
Modified Industry Description
CHANCE® Punch-Lok® 20320052 Band, For Use With General Cable Pulling, 15/8 to 2-1/4 in Grip Banding Range, Woven Construction, Non-Mounted
Punch-Lok® bands are applied over the tail of a grip to prevent the mesh from being tripped or pulled loose. Also, they assure full gripping action by locking the mesh of the tail in tight contact with the cable or rope. When the tail of a grip is the leading end, the bands are particularly important to prevent accidental release caused by tripping on obstructions. A conductor to conductor (double socking) pulling operation is a good example: where two grips connect two conductors to form a temporary splice. In all cases two Punch-Lok® bands should be double wrapped approximately one inch to two inches (2.54 to 5.08 cm) from the grip's tail. Banding is required to ensure maximum reliability and guard against accidental release. It is also common practice to tape over the banded tail area to assure smooth passage through the sheaves. The conductor should be installed in the grip up to the elbows of the aluminum shoulders in order to assure full and complete gripping action as illustrated above.