Cable grips are invariably made from woven mesh wire in the shape of an open ended stocking or sleeve. Cable grips of the same diameter as the rope to be restored are prepared with the strand ends fitted with pull collars. The sock is placed over the ends of the new and old wire ropes and when it is pulled taught, the woven mesh tightens snug around the rope.
The grip is easily fitted and removed. It holds the wire rope securely, operates safely, and saves labor costs compared to other means of rope repair.