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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by mis1990mc, Oct 14, 2015.

    1. mis1990mc

      mis1990mc New Member

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      Hello all,

      I am trying to find a method how to attach a small about 5 to 10 kg object to a (slow) moving (steel and plastic covered) cable.
      The object has to be able to be attached at any point on the cable.
      My idea is to use a braking device for this but I don't know how to do this without damaging the steel cable.

      Any ideas?

      Thanks in advance!
       
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    3. prataps925

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    4. mis1990mc

      mis1990mc New Member

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      @prataps625: The problem is that the cables have to go across several pulleys so I dont know If hooks are useable
      But if I want to use hooks what type is best to be used to allow the unit to be attached as fast as possible?
       
    5. tonycro

      tonycro Well-Known Member

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      I would use Shackles or Carabiners

      tony
       
    6. BILLKAY

      BILLKAY New Member

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      Magnets


      Have you tried Magnets?
       
    7. BILLKAY

      BILLKAY New Member

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      If possible to attach magnets to either work or transport that might be an option as would be velcro both fulfill the "quick pick-up".
       
    8. Scott Wallace

      Scott Wallace New Member

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      Have you looked into grips like they use on ski lifts?
      Grips
       

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