Guide to Wire Rope
- Structural Wire Rope Applications
- Computer-Assisted Design and Detailing
- High Strength Structural Strand
- Custom Finishes
- Measuring Wire Rope
- Corrosion Protection
- End Terminations
- Attaching Sockets
- Proof loading
- Order Speciﬁcations
- Wire Rope Selection
- Rotation-Resistant Ropes
- Specialized Wire Rope
- Wire Rope Handling and Installation
- Standard Operating Practices
- Wire Rope Inspection
- Technical Info & Specifications
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.