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.
Open Spelter Socket WRSOS type
|Item No.||Rope Diameter||Ultimate Load||Dimensions(mm)||N.W.||Product Code|
|WRSOS09||5/16 - 3/8||8-9||8||122.94||20.57||20.57||12.7||20.57||42.93||57.15||44.45||38.1||11.18||0.59||607002009|
|WRSOS12||7/16 - 1/2||11-12||10||141.22||25.4||25.4||14.22||23.88||47.75||63.5||50.8||47.75||12.7||1.02||607002012|
|WRSOS16||9/16 - 5/8||14-16||20||171.45||31.75||30.23||17.53||28.7||57.15||76.2||63.5||57.15||14.22||1.63||607002016|
|WRSOS35||1-1/4 - 1-3/8||31.5-35||72||335.03||63.5||63.5||38.1||57.15||120.65||139.7||127||120.65||28.7||14.06||607002035|
|WRSOS48||1-3/4 - 1-7/8||45-47.5||140||463.55||88.9||88.9||50.8||79.5||162.05||190.5||177.8||165.1||39.62||37.2||607002048|
|WRSOS53||2 - 2-1/8||50-53||160||546.1||101.6||95.25||57.15||95.25||187.45||215.9||228.6||177.8||45.97||58.51||607002053|
|WRSOS60||2-1/4 - 2-3/8||57-60||180||596.9||114.3||107.95||63.5||101.6||209.55||228.6||254||196.85||54.1||75.75||607002060|
An open spelter wire rope socket is another type of mechanical fitting used to terminate wire ropes or cables. It consists of a hollow metal body, typically made of steel, with an open end that is designed to receive the end of a wire rope.
To use an open spelter wire rope socket, the end of the cable is first unlaid and inserted into the socket body. The wires of the cable are then spread out evenly and tucked into the spelter, which is a type of metallic putty or cement that is poured into the socket. The spelter is then allowed to harden, creating a strong and secure termination.
Open spelter wire rope sockets are often used in heavy-duty applications, such as mining, construction, and marine industries. They provide a reliable and durable connection between wire ropes and other components, and can be used with both fiber and steel core wire ropes. However, they do require specialized equipment and expertise to install properly, so it's important to work with a qualified professional when using these types of fittings.