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Closed Wedge Socket|Wire Rope Wedge Sockets

Closed Wedge Socket|Wire Rope Wedge Sockets

Closed Wedge Socket is used as the wire rope end terminations to attach the wire to a fixed point. Compared with mooring spelter poured socket, the installation of wedge sockets will be easier by pushing back the wedge, and then the rope will be reeved. The closed wedge & basket will be quenched & tempered for maximum high tensile strength of the cast steel.

closed wedge socket
  • Material: Cast alloy steel with high mechanical properties.
  • Finish: hot dipped galvanized, Painting or upon request.
  • Temperature Range: -20°C up to +200°C. Use at higher temperatures possible with reduction of WLL.
  • Standard: Federal RR-S-550/EN 13411-6.
  • The efficiency of a 6 and 8 strand wire rope/wedge socket connection is 80% of the minimum breaking load of the wire but limited to the minimum breaking load of the socket (MBL)
  • Packing: Carton with pallet.
  • Rope Sizes: From 18mm to 86mm. 
  • Bespoke sizes are available.
  • Applications: lifting, rigging, towing and constructions..

Specifications:

Closed Wedge Socket Diagram
For wire ØA mmB mmC mmK mmTA mmTL mmWT kg/eaMBL Ton
18-19220100344090254740
20-222252254247110267955
24-2629013050551253401475
27-2932514560701523852290
30-32360160687516542830110
34-36400180687516546838125
37-39500240728018557249150
40-42600310809021068065170
43-4864032590100225730100225
49-52720375100110245820150280
54-58775400110120265885175360
61-649004701201302901020230425
72-7610005001301503301130300460
81-8611255501351653601260425625

Instructions:

  •  before use always inspect the socket, the wedge, and the pin
  • always be sure that socket and wedge have the correct size for the wire rope diameter
  •  when installing the wire rope, always pre-load the wedge with the wire rope in place.
  • never weld the tail on standard wire rope; the tail should have a length of at least 6 times the wire rope diameter with a minimum of 150 mm, secure the dead end of the rope with a wire rope clip.
  • before applying the first load always use a hammer to seat the wedge and rope as deep as possible into the socket
  • check the assembly regularly to re-tighten or re-position if necessary
  • never side-load the wedge socket as it has not been designed for that purpose
  • the load may slip if the connection is not properly installed
  • the efficiency of a wire rope – wedge socket connection is 80% of the minimum breaking load of the wire but limited to the minimum breaking load of the socket.

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