A machine that did away with convention. All previous concepts of fitting terminals onto full-steel wire rope and solid rod were turned upside down. Further, the terminal was also straight, not curved as was usual hitherto.
The principle is simple. The terminal itself drives the roller dies. The machine works with a freely rotating pair of rollers, driven when the terminal is drawn between them. It is a simple and robust design with the minimum of movable parts, making it reliable both in the field and in rational production.
Development was quick. In many fields, the need for high strength swaged terminals is considerable. The machines perform quality effectively on solid rod as they do on full-steel wire rope. The breaking load is as high as that of the rod or wire.