Rope Connectors make rope-to-rope or rope-to-swivel attachments.

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Rope Connectors, which facilitate attachment of rope to rope or rope to swivels, are made from stainless steel and offer safety factor per load of 3:1 (horizontal pully only). Designed to handle max loads to 15,000 lb, Rope to Rope Connector can be used to join any 2 ropes with diameters of .875 in. or less. Rope to Swivel Connectors are available in 0.5 in. version that handles max load of 7,000 lb and in 0.66 in. version that handles up to 15,000 lb.

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New Rope Connectors Make Rope-to-Rope or Rope-to-Swivel Connection Fast and Secure

Trevose, PA -- General Machine Products Company, Inc. (GMP), Trevose, PA, is pleased to introduce a new line of Rope Connectors to its extensive line of Aerial and Underground tools and equipment. Rope Connectors make the attachment of rope to rope or rope to swivels easier. All three of GMP's Rope Connectors are made from durable stainless steel. All Rope Connectors also offer a safety factor per load of 3:1 (horizontal pully only). GMP's Rope to Rope Connector can be used to join any two ropes with diameters of .875 inches (22 mm) or less. The Rope to Rope Connectors are designed to handle up to a 15,000 lbs. (6,804 kg) maximum load.

GMP's Rope to Swivel Connectors allow for rope and swivels to be attached to one another. The .5 inch (12.7 mm) Rope to Swivel Connector can handle a maximum load of 7,000 lbs. (6,804 kg), while the .66 inch connector can handle a maximum load of 15,000 lbs. (3,175 kg).

"Our Rope to Swivel Connectors are a great item because they do the job of two products in one" said GMP Director of Sales, Ted Clemens. "By allowing rope to directly connect to swivels we save on the amount of products contractors need to use."

More information is available online at, or by contacting Ted Clemens at 215-357-5500;

Preparing to celebrate 75 years of manufacturing and engineering excellence, General Machine Products Company, Inc., (GMP) is a global provider of a wide range of products for the telecommunications, power utility and cable television industries, and the contractors who serve them. Product applications include the placement of fiber optic, copper conductor, and coaxial cable both aerially and underground.

GMP aerial cable lashing machines, Adams® continuous duty winches and fiber optic cable pullers are accepted as the industry standard. The complete line of GMP's 1,100+ products also includes cable reels and aerial blocks, cable cutters, unique RJ plug pressing tools, fiber optic cable blowing equipment, and other specially-designed tools for the data, telecommunications, and power utility markets.

GMP's facilities include a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Trevose, PA, in suburban Philadelphia, and in Rutland, England (its CBS Products, Ltd. unit). Both facilities are equipped with a full complement of technologically advanced machine tools manned by a well-trained team of craftspeople.

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