Rope measurement

To ensure correct measurement rotate the vernier around the rope diameter to ensure the correct size is obtained

Rope Terminations and anchorages

Open Conical socket Wedge Socket Ordinary Thimble with wire rope grips
Ordinary thimble with Aluminium Ferrule  Ordinary Thimble fitted with a steel Ferrule Ordinary thimble fitted by hand splice
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Wedge Socket fittings

Rope termination with wire rope grips

Wedge Socket

Rope defects

1 Mechanical damage due to rope movement over sharp edge projection whilst under load.

2 Localised wear due to abrasion on supporting structure.

3 Narrow path of wear resulting in fatigue fractures, caused by working in a grossly oversize groove, or over small support rollers.

4 Two parallel paths of broken wires indicative of bending through an undersize groove in the sheave.

5 Severe wear, associated with high tread pressure.

6 Severe wear in Langs Lay, caused by abrasion.

7 Severe corrosion.

8 Internal corrosion whilst external surface shows little evidence of deterioration.

9 Typical wire fractures as a result of bend fatigue.

10 Wire fractures at the strand, or core interface, as distinct from ‘crown’ fractures.

11 Break up of IWRC resulting from high stress application.

12 Looped wires as a result of torsional imbalance and/or shock loading.

13 Typical example of localised wear and deformation.

14 Multi strand rope ‘bird caged’ due to tors ional imbalance.

15 Protrusion of rope centre resulting from build up of turn.

16 Substantial wear and severe internal corrosion.

Rope terminology Click Below for Rope Lay information