||Cable slip is a condition that occurs after installation and in most cases after installers have left the job site. This problem exists with all lacing type cable cleats, where the cable is hand wrapped around extending lugs. Like tying a knot, it must be pulled tight to secure. The issue is a load of several hundred pounds required to pull a cable up tight in these cleats. This can only then occur after installation, with days, weeks or months of window weight. With these kits, installers are forced to guess how far the cable will slip through the cleat before it stops. Even then in many cases the cable will never totally lock up. In testing competitor’s cleats, slippage has ranged from 5/8” inch to over 1 inch with some tests slipping to infinity.
Our patented Lo-Profile Cleat with its Cross-Lock feature has allowed us to control and reduce this cable slippage to 3/16” with total lock up, making it the best and most dependable cleat on the market. The chart also shows, our patented Straight Line Clamp is still the total solution with Zero Slip. The following test results are from tests run at Architectural Testing Inc. a well-known independent testing company used by many major window manufactures.