Wire Rope & Strand

Wire Rope Terminations

Nobles manufacture a wide range of wire rope and strand terminations and stock the Crosby range of spelter, swage and wedge sockets.

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Which wire rope termination?

Which wire rope termination?

The choice of the correct wire rope termination is second in importance only to the selection of the most suitable wire rope for a particular application. In addition, the attachment of terminations to ropes should be carried out with the necessary skill and equipment to ensure that the load can be effectively transferred from the rope to the termination. When ropes are being replaced the terminations should be checked to ensure they are in good mechanical order before re-use.

Type of Termination Tensile Efficiency Resistance to Vibration & Impact Ease of Correct Field Fitting
Threaded Swage Fittings Up to 100% Good -
Crane Rope End Fittings Up to 100% Good -
Open Swage Sockets Up to 100% Good -
Closed Swage Sockets Up to 100% Good -
Open Spelter Sockets 100% Fair Good
Closed Spelter Sockets 100% Fair Good
Snub Nosed Spelter Sockets 100% Fair Good
Closed Wegde Sockets 80% Fair Very Good
Wirelock 100% Fair Very Good
Terminator Wedge Sockets 80% Fair Very Good
Super Terminator Wedge Sockets 75%-90% Fair Excellent
Wire Rope Grips 80%-85% Good Very Good