Wire and Cable
Snubbing grips are typically supplied as a matched pair of grip bodies. Each body uses a spool to wrap the specimen around and a snubber (cam or clamp) to secure the free end of the specimen.
Cable snubbing grips have a solid steel construction, and wire snubbing grips incorporate a hardened steel drum on an aluminum bracket. The grip body is designed so that the wire or cable specimen is pulled directly in line with the load cell. The snubbing mechanism is not designed to carry the full load applied to the specimen, rather the spool carries the load because the specimen is wrapped around it.