Pendant and Raising Lines

pouring socket lineSocket lines are special fabricated wire rope assemblies with spelter or swaged sockets attached on the ends. Types of sockets include open spelter, closed spelter, open swage, closed swage, mooring, and wedge.

The type of end termination for the socket line selected is determined by the application and strength required of the final assembly. Each wire rope termination attaches with a special method which may affect the strength of the wire rope.

There are four basic types of sockets available from Crosby that utilize a poured zinc or resin to create the termination. Poured sockets are used in many wire rope and structural strand termination applications where a high strength, permanent end attachment is required.

Spelter Sockets are available in both the closed and open design. These types of poured sockets are generally used as a straight tension member. They are commonly used on crane boom pendant lines and on applications that require an anchoring system to be connected mechanically to a structure, such as on bridges and roof systems. They are also occasionally used on crane hoist lines to connect to a crane block or overhaul ball.

Mooring Sockets are designed to be used in marine applications where attachment to shackles and connecting links is required.

Button Sockets are designed to terminate all types of running ropes used on mobile cranes to connect a hoist line to a crane block or overhaul ball.

The common thread among all these products is the method used to terminate the rope. WIRELOCK® is a resin compound offered by Crosby, that when properly used, creates a 100% efficient termination. Zinc is also used to terminate spelter type sockets with the same resultant efficiency.

Common uses for socket lines:

Oilfield: derrick mast raising lines

Offshore: towing lines, mooring lines, stinger lines

Cranes: pendant lines, static lines

Open Spelter Sockets

601-open-spelter-socket

Model # BLP- 600 / 601

  • Forged steel sockets thru 1-1/2", cast alloy steel 1-5/8 thru 4"
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel tag in accordance with ASME B30.9 and API RP2D
  • Proof tested to 2x rated capacity
  • Spelter sockets attached with Crosby WIRELOCK®
  • 6x19 class IWRC EIP bright wire rope supplied standard up to 2"
  • 6x36 Class IWRC EIP bright wire rope supplied standard n 2-1/2" and larger
  • 100% termination efficiency
  • Design factor 5 to 1

Open spelter socket

Closed Spelter Sockets

604-closed-spelter-socket

Model #: BLP- 604 / 605

  • Forged steel sockets thru 1-1/2", cast alloy steel 1-5/8 thru 4"
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel tag in accordance with ASME B30.9 and API RP2D
  • Proof tested to 2x rated capacity
  • Spelter sockets attached with Crosby WIRELOCK®
  • 6x19 class IWRC EIP bright wire rope supplied standard up to 2"
  • 6x36 Class IWRC EIP bright wire rope supplied standard n 2-1/2" and larger
  • 100% termination efficiency
  • Design factor 5 to 1

Open spelter socket

Open Swage Sockets

500-open-swage-sockets

Model #: BLP-500 / 501

  • Open swage socket forged from special bar quality carbon steel, suitable for cold forming
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel tag in accordance with ASME B30.9 and API RP2D
  • Proof tested to 2x rated capacity
  • 6x19 class IWRC EIP bright wire rope supplied standard
  • 100% termination efficiency
  • Design factor 5 to 1

Open swage socket

 

Closed Swage Sockets

504-closed-swage-socket

Model #: BLP- 504 / 505

  • Closed swage socket forged from special bar quality carbon steel, suitable for cold forming
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel tag in accordance with ASME B30.9 and API RP2D
  • Proof tested to 2x rated capacity
  • 6x19 class IWRC EIP bright wire rope supplied standard
  • 100% termination efficiency
  • Design factor 5 to 1

closed swage socket

Mooring Sockets

mooring socket

Model #: BLP 606 / 607

  • Design of bail allows for easy connection to shackles and other connecting links
  • Heavy gauge stainless steel tag in accordance with ASME B30.9 and API RP2D
  • Proof tested to 2x rated capacity
  • Mooring sockets attached with Crosby WIRELOCK®
  • 6x19 class IWRC EIP bright wire rope supplied standard up to 2"
  • 6x36 Class IWRC EIP bright wire rope supplied standard n 2-1/2" and larger
  • 100% termination efficiency
  • Design factor 5 to 1

Mooring socket

Wedge Sockets - Wire Rope Assemblies

  • Secures the tail or "dead end" of the wire rope to the wedge
  • Made in USA

Wedge sockets

WIRELOCK®

WIRELOCK® is a unique socketing compound for use with wire ropes. The product eliminates the hazards of working with a molten metal, and allows socketing to be done on site, when required, in virtually all weather conditions. WIRELOCK® is generally used in long term applications such as crane ropes, boom pendants, winches, lifting straps, mast stays, suspended roofs, bridges, mining and offshore mooring systems.

• 100% termination efficiency.

• Temperature operating range is -65° F to +240° F (-54°C to +116°C).

• Ideal for on site applications.

• No hazardous molten metal.

• Improved fatigue life.