An Overview of Loos Seismic Bracing Products (Continued)

Loos & Co., Inc. Seismic Bracing Cable Products

In our last blog we looked at a few of our most common Seismic Bracing products, and today we are going to be looking at three more products. The three products we want to focus on are attachment hardware, batter swaging tools, and cable cutters. Continue reading to get an insight into each of these products offered at Loos Seismic Bracing.

Battery Swagers:

Rather than using a handswager which is only fitting to one cable size, our SL-7NDK-SB battery swager can swage all four cable sizes with replaceable swaging dies. Our battery swager is a state-of-the-art swaging tool that is highly powerful. With the purchase of our batter swager you also get a carrying case, 2 batteries and a charger, and a carrying strap. Other features of our one hand operated battery swager include fully enclosed weather-resistant housing, and 6-ton output.


Attachment Hardware:

Alongside our swaging tools we also offer numerous types of attachment hardware. Our attachment hardware options include zinc-plated oval sleeves, SAF’s with and without retrofitting, and LPF’s. Our oval cable swaging sleeves are in accordance with MS51844 criteria, and the zinc-plating provides superior corrosion resistance. SAF’s are often used as a connection to braced components and can also be used as fittings for anchorage to structures. LPF’s are used for anchorage to concrete structures and maintain the break strength of your cable.

SAF (Seismic Anchoring Fitting)SAFR (Seismic Anchoring Fitting Retrofit)SAF2 (Seismic Anchoring Fitting - 2-Way)SAF2R (Seismic Anchoring Fitting - 2-Way- Retrofit)

Cable Cutters:                                                              

At Loos Seismic Bracing we offer two types of cable cutters: C7 and C9. These cable cutters are made by the Swiss company FELCO and have unique triangular jaws. FELCO is known for its cutting reliability and durability and leave no frayed cable wires, making insertion into sleeves easy. The C7 cuts 5/32” on stainless steel diameter and smaller and can be used on Gold and Orange size cable. Alternatively, the C9 cutters cuts ¼” steel cable and can be used on Green and Black size cable.


By understanding a bit more about our product lines, choosing the tool you need for your seismic installation becomes much easier. If you want to check out our battery swagers, attachment hardware, or cable cutters, check out our products page here. Or, if you have any questions, our team is happy to help! Reach out to us by phone at 1-800-321-LOOS (5667).

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