Wire Rope Wedge Sockets

  • Always inspect socket, wedge and pin before using
  • Do not use any part that is showing cracks, do not repair by welding
  • Do not modify or substitute any parts or mix and match wedges or pins between sizes
  • Always select the wedge and socket for the wire rope size
  • Use only with standard 6 to 8 strand wire rope of designated size, for intermediate size rope, use next larger size socket
  • Welding of tail on wire rope is not recommended, the tail length of the dead end should be a minimum of 6 rope diameters but not less than 6"
  • Secure dead end section of rope. DO NOT ATTACH DEAD END TO LIVE END
  • Use a hammer to seat the wedge and rope as deep into socket as possible before applying first load
  • To use with rotation resistant wire rope, ensure that the dead end is welded or seized before inserting the wire rope into the wedge socket
  • This will prevent core slippage or loss of rope lay
  • The tail length of the dead end should be a minimum of 20 rope diameters but not less than 6 inches
  • Efficiency rating of the wedge socket termination is based on the catalog breaking strength of wire rope
  • The efficiency of properly assembled wedge socket is 80%
  • WARNING: Loads may slip or fall if the wedge socket is not properly installed
  • WARNING: Read and understand these instructions before installing the wedge socket
  • WARNING: Do not side load the wedge socket
  • WARNING: Do not interchange wedge socket, wedge or pin with other manufactures socket, wedge or pin
  • WARNING: Apply first load to fully seat the wedge & wire rope in socket. Load should be of equal or greater weight than loads expected in use
ABCDESize
(mm)(mm)(mm)(mm)(mm)(in)

Filter A

Filter B

Filter C

Filter D

Filter E

Filter Size

A (mm)

122

B (mm)

40

C (mm)

20

D (mm)

21

E (mm)

11

Size (in)

3/8

A (mm)

146

B (mm)

57

C (mm)

25

D (mm)

25

E (mm)

12

Size (in)

1/2

A (mm)

176

B (mm)

57

C (mm)

31

D (mm)

30

E (mm)

15

Size (in)

5/8

A (mm)

212

B (mm)

80

C (mm)

38

D (mm)

35

E (mm)

16

Size (in)

3/4

A (mm)

240

B (mm)

81

C (mm)

44

D (mm)

41

E (mm)

19

Size (in)

7/8

A (mm)

274

B (mm)

114

C (mm)

51

D (mm)

50

E (mm)

22

Size (in)

1

A (mm)

310

B (mm)

130

C (mm)

57

D (mm)

57

E (mm)

25

Size (in)

1-1/8

A (mm)

350

B (mm)

146

C (mm)

63

D (mm)

64

E (mm)

28

Size (in)

1-1/4

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