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Whipcheck Safety Cables are available in two cable diameters and a number of different configurations. Whipcheck offer additional safety for compressor hoses in enclosed or critical enviroments. A Hi-Viz Whipcheck is also available.
Whipcheck safety cables offer additional safety for compressor hoses in enclosed or critical environment.
Whipcheck safety cables have been used for many years on air compressor hoses to prevent hose ends from 'whipping' if the coupling blows out of the hose.
Whipcheck safety cables are available in 1/8" (3.2mm) and 1/4" (6.35mm) cable diameters and in two basic configurations - hose to hose and hose to tool. Hose to Hose are used at the joint between two hose assemblies. Hose to Tool are used at the junction between the hose and the tool but are also very important at the compressor end. The compressed gas can be very hot causing the hose to soften which in turn can lead to an increased possibility of failure.
Fitting the Whipcheck safety cables correctly is critical to their performance. The loop ends should be placed as far down the hose as possible. With the Hose to Hose type, the ferrule in the centre of the Whipcheck should lay at the same point as the joint between the two hoses.
The standard materials of construction are galvanised steel wire, plated steel springs and aluminium ferrules. However, Whipcheck are available in a variety of different styles including Stainless Steel and copper ferrules for marine and applications where the risk of the steel cables sparking is not acceptable.
A Hi-Viz Whipcheck is also available where the steel cable is coated in a PVC.
We also supply large whip check for 4", 6" and 8"nb hose.
We can also offer non-standard versions, made to customer specification, if large quantities are required.