Basket is cast steel.
Individually magnetic particle inspected.
Pin diameter and jaw opening allows wedge and socket to be used in conjuction with open swage and spelter sockets.
Wedge socket terminations have an efficiency rating of 80%, based on the catalog strength of IPS grade wire rope
Caution / Warning
Loads may slip or fall if the Wedge Socket is not properly installed.
A failing load can seriously injure or kill.
Read and understand these instruction before installing the Wedge Socket.
Do not side load the Wedge Socket.
Apply first load to fully seat the Wedge and Wire Rope in the socket. This load should be of equal or greater weight than loads expected in use.
SAFETY INFORMATION READ AND FOLLOW
Inspection / Maintenance Safety
Always inspect socket, wedge and pin before using
Do not use showing cracks.
Do not modified or substitute parts.
Repair minor nicks or gouges to socket or pin by lightly grinding until surfaces are smooth. Do not repair by welding.
Inspect permanent assemblies annually, or more often in severe operating conditions.
Safety Assembly System
Use only with standard 6 to 8 strand wire rope of designed size. For intermediate size rope, use next larger size socket. For example: When using 9/16" diameter wire rope use a 5/8" size Wedge Socket Assembly. Welding of the tail on standard 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"
Align live end rope, with center line of pin. (Application - A).
Secure dead end section of rope. (Application-A).
DO NOT ATTACH DEAD END TO LIVE END. (Application-B).
Use a hammer to seat Wedge and Rope as deep into socket as possible before applying first load.
To use with Rotation Resistant wire rope (special wire rope constructions with 8 or more outer strands) ensure that the dead end is welded, brazed or seized before inserting the wire rope into the wedge socket to prevent core slippage or less of rope lay. The tail length of the dead end should be a minimum of 20 rope diameters but not less than 6" (Application-A).
Tail Length Standard 6 to 8 strand wire rope A minimum of 6 rope diameters, but not less than 6" (i.e.-For 1" rope: Tail Length = 1" x6=6") Rotation Resistant Wire Rope A minimum of 20 rope diameters, but not less than 6"(i.e.-For 1" rope: Tail Length+ 1"x20+20")
SAFETY OPERATING SYSTEM
Apply first load to fully seat the Wedge and wire Rope in the socket. This load should be of equal or greater weight than loads expected in use.
Efficiency rating of the Wedge Socket termination is based upon the catalog breaking strength of Wire Rope. The efficiency of a properly assembled Wedge Socket is 80%
During use, do not strike the dead end section with any other elements of the rigging.