A wire rope socket is for permanent fixing to a wire rope. They provide the rope with a solid fitting for easier anchoring. The main types are spelter sockets and wedge sockets. Sockets are used in many areas including oil platforms, bridge construction and towing.
A spelter socket, attaches a termination fitting onto the end of a wire rope cable by pouring molten zinc or resin into a socket that then hardens and holds the fitting onto the end of the cable. Spelter sockets are one of the most efficient types of wire rope end attachments—delivering 100% efficiency of rope breaking strength.
An open socket has a pin or bolt that can attach the wire rope assembly to another type of fitting, or possibly a hook block.
A closed socket fitting has a hole in it that is designed to accept a pin or bolt.
Closed Spelter Socket WRSCS Type
|Item No.||Rope Diameter||Ultimate Load||Dimensions(mm)||N.W.||Product Code|
|WRSCS09||5/16 - 3/8||8-9||8||123.95||15.75||42.93||24.64||12.70||20.57||42.93||57.15||17.53||50.80||0.34||607001009|
|WRSCS12||7/16 - 1/2||11-12||10||138.18||17.53||50.80||29.46||14.22||23.88||47.75||63.50||22.35||57.15||0.68||607001012|
|WRSCS16||9/16 - 5/8||14-16||20||160.27||20.57||66.8||35.81||17.53||28.45||60.45||76.2||25.4||63.5||1.13||607001016|
|WRSCS35||1-1/4 - 1-3/8||31.5-35||72||307.85||41.4||134.62||71.37||38.1||57.15||120.65||139.7||57.15||127||8.96||607001035|
|WRSCS48||1-3/4 - 1-7/8||45-47.5||140||438.15||55.63||171.45||95.25||50.80||79.50||162.05||190.50||76.20||192.02||25.98||607001048|
|WRSCS53||2 - 2-1/8||50-53||160||495.30||61.98||193.80||111.25||57.15||95.25||187.45||215.90||82.55||217.42||35.83||607001053|
|WRSCS60||2-1/4 - 2-3/8||57-60||180||536.70||66.80||215.90||127.00||63.50||101.60||209.55||228.60||92.20||241.30||47.63||607001060|
A closed spelter socket is a type of wire rope termination or end fitting used to create a permanent loop in a wire rope. It is made of steel and consists of two parts - a socket and a wedge. The wire rope is inserted into the socket, and the wedge is then inserted and driven into the socket, compressing the rope and creating a secure and strong termination.
Closed spelter sockets are commonly used in heavy-duty applications where a reliable and long-lasting wire rope termination is required, such as in mining, oil and gas, and marine industries. They are also used in construction, transportation, and other industrial settings where wire rope is used for lifting, hoisting, or pulling heavy loads.
It is important to ensure that closed spelter sockets are properly installed and maintained to ensure their safe and effective use. Regular inspection and replacement of worn or damaged sockets are also important to prevent accidents and equipment failure.