mechanical splice


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mechanical splice

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′splīs]
(engineering)
A splice made to terminate wire rope by pressing one or more metal sleeves over the rope junction.

mechanical splice

A type of fiber-optic splice that uses a connector to bridge between the two ends. Contrast with fusion splice.
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Non-Metallic Fasteners combine the convenience and economy of hinged mechanical splices with the advantages of being non-metallic.
Spikes or humps indicate reflective events such as connectors (points A and B) or mechanical splices (point D) where the continuity of the glass is interrupted.
With the factory-polished ferrule assembly and a mechanical splice, the 3M no polish connector can be installed quickly, without electrical power and using a simple tool, resulting in little setup time and capital investment.

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