Sockets

Swaged Sockets

Closed Swaged Socket

  • Forged from special bar quality carbon steel, suitable for cold forming.
  • Swage Socket terminations have an efficiency rating of 100% based on the catalog strength of wire rope.
  • Hardness controlled by spheroidize annealing.
  • Stamp for identification after swaging without concern for fractures (as per directions in Wire Rope End Terminations User’s Manual).
  • Swage sockets incorporate a reduced machined area of the shank which is equivalent to the proper “After Swage” dimension. Before swaging, this provides for an obvious visual difference in the shank diameter. After swaging, a uniform shank diameter is created allowing for a QUIC-CHECK® and permanent visual inspection opportunity.
  • Designed to quickly determine whether the socket has been through the swaging operation and assist in field inspections, it does not liminate the need to perform standard production inspections which include gauging for the proper “After Swage” dimensions or proof loading.

Open Swaged Socket

  • Forged from special bar quality carbon steel, suitable for cold forming.
  • Swage Socket terminations have an efficiency rating of 100% based on the catalog strength of wire rope.
  • Hardness controlled by spheroidize annealing.
  • Stamp for identification after swaging without concern for fractures (as per directions in Wire Rope End Terminations User’s Manual).
  • Swage sockets incorporate a reduced machined area of the shank which is equivalent to the proper “After Swage” dimension. Before swaging, this provides for an obvious visual difference in the shank diameter. After swaging, a uniform shank diameter is created allowing for a QUIC-CHECK® and permanent visual inspection opportunity.
  • Designed to quickly determine whether the socket has been through the swaging operation and assist in field inspections, it does not eliminate the need to perform standard production inspections which include gauging for the proper “After Swage” dimensions or proof loading.

Wedge Sockets

Terminator

  • Wedge socket terminations have an efficiency rating of 80% based on the catalog strength of XXI wire rope.
  • Meets or exceeds all requirements of ASME B30.26 including identification, ductilit , 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 thru the “Go” hole in the wedge.
    2) The wire rope should NOT pass thru 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.
  • U.S. 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

Super Terminator

  • 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-421 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.

Poured Sockets

Open Spelter Sockets

  • Forged Steel Sockets through 1-1/2”, cast alloy steel 1-5/8” through 4”.
  • Spelter socket terminations have an efficiency rating of 100%, based on the catalog strength of wire rope.
  • Ratings are based on the recommended use with 6 x 7, 6 x 19 or 6 x 37, IPS or XIP (EIP) , XXIP (EEIP), RRL, FC or IWRC wire rope.
  • Strand constructed with minimal number of wires (e.g. 1 x 7) requires special consideration that socket basket length be five (5) times the strand diameter or fifty (50) times the wire diamete , whichever is the greater.

Closed Spelter Sockets

  • Forged Steel Sockets through 1-1/2″, cast alloy steel 1-5/8″ through 4″.
  • Spelter socket terminations have an efficiency rating of 100%, based on the catalog strength of wire rope.
  • Ratings are based on recommended use with 6 x 7, 6 x 19, or 6 x 37, IPS or XIP (EIP), XXIP (EEIP), RRL, FC, or IWRC wire rope.
  • Strand constructed with minimal number of wires (e.g. 1 x 7) requires special consideration that socket basket length be five (5) times the strand diameter or fifty (50) times the wire diameter, whichever is the greater.