Jig for Making Improved Kellems Grip Construction for Cable Connector and Method of Using Same.
Patent Application, Filed 27 Dec 88,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A jig for assembling a Kellems grip connection on a coaxial cable has a pair of spaced members having aligned apertures extending therethrough and means for securing the two members with their apertures in alignment. One of the members is formed by a pair of abutting elements with opposed edges having recesses therein which cooperatively provide the aperture extending therethrough, and these elements also have cooperating elements on their faces which seat the end of the collapsible sleeve of a Kellems grip connector placed therebetween. The members are moved relative to each other to collapse the Kellems grip sleeve and effect its radial expansion to permit the feeding through the sleeve of bundles of reinforcing strands of the cable to a point where they can be looped about the Kellems grip mesh adjacent its connector element. Upon removal of the cable and Kellems grip connector from the jig, the bundles of reinforcing strands are initially looped about the inner sections in the Kellems grip sleeve and then fed within the sleeve to a point spaced from the connector element where they are again looped about the wires of the sleeve to produce effective interengagement between the reinforcing strands and the compression sleeve of the Kellems grip connector.
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