Attaching sockets correctly is of prime importance because the connection must be as strong as the strand or wire rope.

Spelter (zinc) attachment is considered standard. Resin attachment using controlled procedures is available when specified.

We recommend that attaching of zinc and resin sockets be left to experts who possess the knowledge, training, special tools and fixtures to perform the job. This ensures the safety of the termination and provides long service life.

Sockets may be specifically designed for resin or zinc. For example, a smooth (as-cast or as-forged) interior cone surface works best with resin, but allows zinc to seat to a greater degree.

Review socket design when considering resin attachment. Other differences may exist which make it advisable to trust these connections to those who regularly attach such sockets.