The first clip should be mounted right behind the thimble, but if a round thimble is used the distance should be two times the thimble diameter (minimum). The distance between the wire rope clips t should be at least as much as the width of the clip. In any case the bow of the clip has to be on the unloaded part of the wire rope. For ropes from 5 - 7 mm diameter 3 clips, for 8 - 19 mm diameter 4 clips, for 22 - 26 mm diameter 5 clips and for 30 - 40 mm diameter 6 clips are required.
The nuts have to be tightened and have to be re-tightened after the first load.