Serving Elastic Shock Cord. Serve elastic
shock cord using the following procedures:
Secure adjacent sections of elastic shock
cord in stretch fixture and mark minimum length of cord
to be served. Minimum serving lengths are specified In
Stretch elastic shock cords until marked
serving length has Increased 100 percent. Maintain this
length during entire serving operation.
Use a piece of serving cord of sufficient
length to form a loop extending a minimum of 1 inch
past mark used to designate one end of elongated
Form a tail extending a minimum of 6-
inches past mark used to designate other end of
elongated area, as shown in figure 9-44.
Place loop on top of elastic shock cords
over area to be served.
Types of serving cord are specified
in paragraph 9-26b, step (8).
Hold loop firmly on top of adjacent
sections of elastic shock cord and wrap serving cord
around elastic shock cord. Make wraps over loop using
a half hitch knot in serving cord at completion of each
wrap. Pull serving cord tight.
Figure 9-44. Preparation for Serving Shock Cord
Continue serving elastic shock cord as
specified above until required length of serving has
While serving, keep tail end of loop
outside of half hitches for a distance
of half the length of the required
serving. Keep it under serving for
reminder of required distance as
shown in figure 9-45.
When the required length of elastic shock
cord has been served, put end of serving cord through
loop and pull tail end until both ends have been pulled
through. Cut ends of serving cord as close as practical
to serving wraps.
Process Control. The following procedures are
used for elastic shock cord process control:
Accomplish periodic checks of storage
area to assure requirements of paragraph 9-26b are
Maintain control of elastic shock cord as
specified in TM 1-1500-204-23-6.
Crimp lockrings securely in place with
ends of ring in contact with each other.
LOOPS AROUND ELASTIC CORD ARE SHOWN
Figure 9-45. Serving Elastic Shock Cord