Stainless steel button stops are also called stainless steel cylindrical terminals. They will hold to the breaking strength of the wire rope to which they’re attached (except for strand such as 1x7 and 1x19 construction wire rope). It is recommended that a pull test be performed to verify holding strength.
Standard stainless steel button stops are SS Type 303/304, but they can be quoted in SS Type 316 upon request. See below for Boeing BACT14A.
Stainless steel button stops are designed to be machined swaged only. Compression via hydraulic press is required to achieve the correct post-swage diameter. Typically, stainless steel button stops are only swaged round. Please contact a Lexco sales representative to receive a quote on a machine-swaged stainless steel button stop assembly.
Note: The holding strength of a stainless steel button stop is affected by the construction of the cable onto which it is installed. A button stop installed on a 7x7 cable will yield a different holding strength than an identical button stop installed on a 1x19 cable, for example.