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Abspannspirale

English translation: preformed wire grab

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German term or phrase:Abspannspirale
English translation:preformed wire grab
Entered by: Ken Cox
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16:08 Jun 30, 2003
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / rigging, guy lines
German term or phrase: Abspannspirale
In a document describing the installation of a tower and radio antenna, in a section describing the assembly of the cable reflector structure.

Specific context:

'Auf der Baustelle werden die Seile ausgerollt und mit Anspannspiralen miteinander verbunden.'

I know what an Abspannspirale is -- a length of stiff cable bent into a loop, with the two ends formed into interleaved, open helices with opposite twists, which in use are wrapped around the end of a wire rope to form at attachment eye. They are used throughout NA for attaching guy lines to ground anchors -- but what are they called?
Ken Cox
Local time: 08:56
turn buckle
Explanation:
I found it on this site:

http://www.bruggcables.com/pdf_spezialkabel/s13_d_e.pdf

HTH
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xxxBBaur
United States
Local time: 02:56
Grading comment
Thanks for the effort. I found this site also, but the translation is incorrect, as can be seen from the illustration on the site (a turnbuckle has two eyescrews or the like threaded into a central member that can be turned to tighten or loosen the attached cables).

From a **lot** of googling, it appears that these items are called 'preformed wire grabs' or 'deadend grabs' in English.
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turn buckle


Explanation:
I found it on this site:

http://www.bruggcables.com/pdf_spezialkabel/s13_d_e.pdf

HTH


    Reference: http://www.bruggcables.com/pdf_spezialkabel/s13_d_e.pdf
xxxBBaur
United States
Local time: 02:56
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 22
Grading comment
Thanks for the effort. I found this site also, but the translation is incorrect, as can be seen from the illustration on the site (a turnbuckle has two eyescrews or the like threaded into a central member that can be turned to tighten or loosen the attached cables).

From a **lot** of googling, it appears that these items are called 'preformed wire grabs' or 'deadend grabs' in English.
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