The Falcon LockGrip LG-3 is designed to provide a two-way grip of wire rope for a variety of bracing applications including solar applications, nursery applications, fabric tensioning, and more. The LG-3 can be used to couple wire ropes or form a loop with little loss of load capacity. In solar bracing applications, the LG-3 provides a very quick, easy method to tie and brace solar racks.
In addition to high load capacity, the LG-3 utilizes patent pending Dynamic Vibration Arrest (DVA) technology. Engaged by tightening the lock-screw, a secondary clamp is positioned to pinch each wire against the case (in addition to the primary wire grip(s)). This ensures the entire device vibrates in unison with the wire. Without DVA, in the case of wind or other vibration, a wire grip can shake loose, allowing the tie to fail. DVA prevents vibration failure. LG-3 grips provide the highest level of safety with the easiest installation and widest application portfolio of any gripping device.
System Performance Loading Chart
Maximum Working Load
Safe Working Load (Max Working Load/1.3 Safety Factor
LG-3 with 1/8" cable (Loop)
*Maximum load verified by independent, accredited third party testing when used in conjunction with cable supplied by Western Green.
Benefits and Uses of LockGrip Tensioners
Squaring Tensile Brace
Create Wire Rope Loops
Couple Wire Ropes
All Metal Construction
The Falcon LockGrip LG-3 tensioner can be used in a variety of configurations for different applications. The two, one-way grips are designed to allow adjustable grip locking by activating and setting the dynamic vibration arrest(DVA) feature. The grip can be used to couple cables together or form a loop, allowing the cable to be passed through/around a lash point to fix structures/assemblies.
Once the cable(s) have been passed through the grip, the DVA is engaged by twisting the set screw. Once completed, the wire is clamped to the case of the grip, keeping the grip from vibrating independent of the cable in windy conditions.The tensioning of the Falcon LockGrip LG-3 can done by several methods including by hand or with the use of manufacturers’ suggested wire tensioning tool. See our full LG-3 installation guide for step-by-step instructions on setting, tensioning, and adjusting the LG-3 tensioner.