Wedge Sockets

Crosby® S-423TW Wedge Sockets

  • The 423T wedge socket terminations have a minimum efficiency rating on most high performance, high strength, compacted strand, rotation resistant wire ropes of 80% based on the catalog breaking strength of the various ropes.**
  • Design eliminates the difficulty of properly seating the wedge with high performance wire rope into a wedge socket termination.
  • Proper application of the Super TERMINATOR eliminates the "first load" requirement of conventional wedge socket terminations.
  • S-423TW Wedge Kit can be retrofitted onto existing Crosby S-421T TERMINATOR wedge sockets.
  • Wedge and accessories provided with a zinc finish.
  • Meets the performance requirements of EN13411-6.
  • Meets or exceeds all requirements of ASME B30.26 including identification, ductility, design factor, proof load and temperature requirements. Importantly, these sockets meet other critical performance requirements including fatigue life, impact properties and material traceability, not addressed by ASME B30.26.
  • US Patent 6,898,827.
  • Basket is cast steel and individually magnetic particle inspected.
  • Pin diameter and jaw opening allows wedge and socket to be used in conjunction with closed swage and spelter sockets.
  • Secures the tail or "dead end" of the wire rope to the wedge, thus eliminates loss or "punch out" of the wedge.
  • Eliminates the need for an extra piece of rope, and is easily installed.
  • The TERMINATOR® wedge eliminates the potential breaking off of the tail due to fatigue.
  • The tail, which is secured by the base of the clip and the tension device, is left undeformed.
  • Available with Bolt, Nut, and Cotter Pin.
  • Available with API-2C certification upon request.
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Crosby® US-422T Wedge Sockets

  • Wedge socket terminations have an efficiency rating of 80% based on the catalog strength of XXIP wire rope.
  • Meets or exceeds all requirements of ASME B30.26, including identification, ductility, design factor, proof load, and temperature requirements. Importantly, these sockets meet other critical performance requirements, including fatigue life, impact properties, and material traceability not addressed by ASME B30.26.
  • Basket is cast steel and individually magnetic particle inspected.
  • Wedges are color coded for easy identification.
    • Blue - largest wire line size for socket.
    • Black - mid size wire line for socket.
    • 7/16" on US4
    • 9/16" on US5
    • Orange - smallest wire line size for socket.
  • By simply changing out the wedge, each socket can be utilized for various wire line sizes (ensure correct wedge is used for wire rope size).
  • Cast into each wedge is the model number of the socket and the wire line size for which the wedge is to be used.
  • Load pin is forged and headed on one end.
  • US-422T wedge sockets contain a hammer pad (lip) to assist in proper securement of termination.
  • Incorporates Crosby’s patented QUIC-CHECK® 'Go' and 'No-Go' feature cast into the wedge. The proper size rope is determined when the following criteria are met: 1) The wire rope should pass through the 'Go' hole in the wedge. 2) The wire rope should NOT pass through the 'No-Go' hole in the wedge.
  • Available with API-2C certification upon request.
  • UWO-422T Wedges are to be used only with the US-422T Wedge Socket Assemblies.
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Crosby® S-423T Wedge Sockets

  • The 423T wedge socket terminations have a minimum efficiency rating on most high-performance, high-strength, compacted-strand, rotation-resistant wire ropes of 80% based on the catalog breaking strength of the various ropes.
  • Design eliminates the difficulty of properly seating the wedge with high performance wire rope into a wedge socket termination.
  • Proper application of the Super Terminator eliminates the 'first load' requirement of conventional wedge socket terminations.
  • S-423TW Wedge Kit can be retrofitted onto existing Crosby S-421T Terminator Wedge Sockets.
  • Wedge and accessories provided with a zinc finish.
  • Meets the performance requirements of EN13411-6.
  • Meets or exceeds all requirements of ASME B30.26, including identification, ductility, design factor, proof load, and temperature requirements. Importantly, these sockets meet other critical performance requirements, including fatigue life, impact properties, and material traceability not addressed by ASME B30.26.
  • Basket is cast steel and individually magnetic particle inspected.
  • Pin diameter and jaw opening allows wedge and socket to be used in conjunction with closed swage and spelter sockets.
  • Secures the tail or dead end of the wire rope to the wedge, thus eliminates loss or punch out of the wedge.
  • Eliminates the need for an extra piece of rope, and is easily installed.
  • The Terminator wedge eliminates the potential breaking off of the tail due to fatigue.
  • The tail, which is secured by the base of the clip and the tension device, is left undeformed.
  • Available with bolt, nut, and cotter pin: S-423TB.
  • Available with API-2C certification upon request.
  • Wedge sockets meet the performance requirements of Federal Specification RR-S-550F, Type C, except those provisions required of the contractor.
  • The S-423T Super Terminator wedge is designed to be assembled only into the Crosby S-421T Terminator socket body. Important: The S-423TW for sizes 5/8" through 1-1/8" will fit respective size standard Crosby S-421T basket. The 1-1/4" S-423TW will only fit the Crosby S-421T 1-1/4" basket marked with Terminator.
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Crosby® S-423TB Wedge Sockets

  • The 423T wedge socket terminations have a minimum efficiency rating on most high performance, high strength, compacted strand, rotation resistant wire ropes of 80% based on the catalog breaking strength of the various ropes.**
  • Design eliminates the difficulty of properly seating the wedge with high performance wire rope into a wedge socket termination.
  • Proper application of the Super TERMINATOR eliminates the "first load" requirement of conventional wedge socket terminations.
  • S-423TW Wedge Kit can be retrofitted onto existing Crosby S-421T TERMINATOR wedge sockets.
  • Wedge and accessories provided with a zinc finish.
  • Meets the performance requirements of EN13411-6.
  • Meets or exceeds all requirements of ASME B30.26 including identification, ductility, design factor, proof load and temperature requirements. Importantly, these sockets meet other critical performance requirements including fatigue life, impact properties and material traceability, not addressed by ASME B30.26.
  • US Patent 6,898,827.
  • Basket is cast steel and individually magnetic particle inspected.
  • Pin diameter and jaw opening allows wedge and socket to be used in conjunction with closed swage and spelter sockets.
  • Secures the tail or "dead end" of the wire rope to the wedge, thus eliminates loss or "punch out" of the wedge.
  • Eliminates the need for an extra piece of rope, and is easily installed.
  • The TERMINATOR® wedge eliminates the potential breaking off of the tail due to fatigue.
  • The tail, which is secured by the base of the clip and the tension device, is left undeformed.
  • Available with Bolt, Nut, and Cotter Pin.
  • Available with API-2C certification upon request.
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Crosby® S-421T / S-421TB Wedge Sockets

  • Wedge socket terminations have an efficiency rating of 80% based on the catalog strength of XXIP wire rope.
  • Meets or exceeds all requirements of ASME B30.26, including identification, ductility, design factor, proof load, and temperature requirements. Importantly, these sockets meet other critical performance requirements, including fatigue life, impact properties and material traceability, not addressed by ASME B30.26.
  • Type Approval certification in accordance with ABS rules for conditions of classificaion, Part 1 2017 Steel Vessels and ABS guide for certification of lifting appliances 2017 available. Certificates available when requested at time of order and may include additional charges.
  • Basket is cast steel and individually magnetic particle inspected.
  • Pin diameter and jaw opening allows wedge and socket to be used in conjunction with closed swage and spelter sockets.
  • Secures the tail or dead end of the wire rope to the wedge, thus eliminates loss or punch out of the wedge.
  • Eliminates the need for an extra piece of rope and is easily installed.
  • The Terminator wedge eliminates the potential breaking off of the tail due to fatigue.
  • The tail, which is secured by the base of the clip and the wedge, is left undeformed.
  • Incorporates Crosby’s patented QUIC-CHECK® 'Go' and 'No-Go' feature cast into the wedge. The proper size rope is determined when the following criteria are met:
    • 1) The wire rope should pass through the 'Go' hole in the wedge.
    • 2) The wire rope should NOT pass through the 'No-Go' hole in the wedge.
  • Utilizes standard Crosby Red U-Bolt® wire rope clip.
  • The 3/8 through 1-1/8 standard S-421 wedge socket can be retrofitted with the new style Terminator wedge.
  • Available with bolt, nut, and cotter pin: S-421TB.
  • US patent 5,553,360, Canada patent 2,217,004, and foreign equivalents.
  • Meets the performance requirements of EN 13411-6.
  • Available with API-2C certification upon request.
  • Wedge sockets meet the performance requirements of Federal specification RR-S-550F, Type C, except those provisions required of the contractor.
  • The S-423T Super Terminator wedge is designed to be assembled only into the Crosby S-421T Terminator socket body. Important: The S-423TW for sizes 5/8” through 1-1/8” (14mm through 28mm) will fit respective size standard Crosby S-421T basket. The 1-1/4” (30-32mm) S-423TW will only fit the Crosby S-421T 1-1/4” basket marked with Terminator.
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